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Pin Cushion 15

BUY TICKETS 8pm Monday 3 September
Followed by a Q&A with the director, Deborah Haywood.

DIRECTOR Deborah Haywood
CAST Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan, Loris Scarpa, Sacha Cordy-Nice

An endearing and eye-opening exploration of the impact of bullying, wrapped in a colourful coming-of-age tale.

Iona (played brilliantly by Lily Newmark) moves to a Midlands town with her eccentric single mum, Lyn (Joanna Scanlan in top form). Determined to fit in with the cool crowd, she quickly befriends a group of local girls while Lyn, used to being her daughter’s best friend, feels left out. As much as they pretend to each other things are going great, they both struggle with their newfound ‘frenemies’ and start retreating further into their own quirky fantasy worlds. British writer-director Haywood’s first feature ambitiously examines the psychological damage wrought by bullying at all ages.
(2017 UK 82 mins)

Pin Cushion, the first feature to be written and directed by Deborah Haywood, is wholly unique and irresistibly likeable, bubbling with personality … Part fairy tale, part coming-of-age dramedy, Pin Cushion offers both a touching take on the mother/daughter relationship and an unflinching portrayal of the effects of bullying in contemporary society … Refreshingly charismatic and full of its own unique personality, Pin Cushion is an endearing and eye-opening exploration of the impact of bullying, wrapped in a colourful coming-of-age tale.  Andrew Murray, The Upcoming

BBFC advice: Contains strong sex references, language and suicide
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AUDIO DESCRIPTION
This film should be available in audio described format but this is subject to confirmation upon final testing prior to screenings. Please therefore contact the cinema prior to booking at info@saffronscreen.com to ensure that audio description is available. The optimum sound can be heard in the first three rows in the auditorium (rows AA, A and B), seats 1-12. We are currently seeking funding to install an enhanced system that will cover the whole auditorium.