Actress and screenwriter Joanna Scanlan, star of C4‘s ‘No Offence’, is coming home to Bangor to promote her new indie movie ‘Pin Cushion’ on Saturday 15th September at 8.15pm.

Pin Cushion is a dark fairy tale set in Derbyshire, which tells the story of Lyn (Joanna Scanlan) and Iona (newcomer Lily Newmark), an equally oddball mother and daughter duo who arrive in a small town to start their lives afresh. The pair have an extraordinarily close relationship and are excited to be in a new place, and determined to make the best of it, but the harsh realities of high school and adolescent bullying soon start tearing them apart. As both women try to protect each other from the abuse they’re being put through, the comfortable little world they had created starts to rot from the inside out in this very special and highly acclaimed debut UK feature.

Joanna moved to Bangor 30 years ago when her parents enrolled as mature students at Bangor University, Pontio Cinema Co-ordinator Emyr Glyn Williams said: “Joanna’s roots are very much here in North Wales. She was brought up in the Vale of Clwyd before moving to Bangor – her father studied Fine Art and her mother studied History. She has lived in Bangor on and off over the intervening years and most of her family are now Anglesey based – so it is really wonderful for us to be able to have her present ‘in her home town’ to enjoy a special screening of her brand new film.”

BAFTA nominated actress Joanna is a very well known on the small screen, starring and writing for acclaimed comedies such as ‘Getting On’, ’No Offence’ and ‘The Thick of it’. Also, a familiar face on the big screen with dramatic appearances in films such as ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ and with Ralph Fiennes in the Charles Dickens biopic ‘The Invisible Woman’.

Joanna will be present for a post screening question and answer session, which is guaranteed to be one not to be missed. The event forms part of Pontio’s new term welcome weekend and tickets will be available on special offer as 2 for 1 for this event.

Joanna Scanlan will attend a Q&A session at Pontio after the screening of her new film ‘Pin Cushion’ on Saturday.