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02 Jan - 05 Feb - Filmhouse Cinema Edinburgh
2 JAN 15 5 FEB 15
TICKETS
FROM £4.00
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FILMS WORTH TALKING ABOUT
HOME OF THE EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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Testament
of Youth
Big Eyes
The Theory of Everything
Enemy
A Most Violent Year
Trash
Interstellar 70mm
National Gallery
10 (+2) from 14
Duck Soup and Animal Crackers:
The Films of the Marx Brothers
Adventure Film Festival
Get On Your Bike
Filmhouse Junior
Introduction to European Cinema
3 CINEMAS CAFE BAR
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INDEX
SCREENING DATES AND TIMES
TICKET PRICES & INFORMATION
GENERAL INFORMATION
INDEX
14-15
15
27
10 (+2) from 14
8-10
12 Years a Slave
8
‘719
Adventure Film Festival
22
L’Age d’Or plus Sink + Noize Choir
21
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible...
13
Animal Crackers
16
Annie13
Babel21
Bande à part
20
Bicycle19
Big Eyes
5
Big Hero 6
13
The Book of Life
12
Boyhood8
Charlotte’s Web
13
The Cocoanuts
16
Come and See...
17
A Day at the Races
17
The Dilapidated Dwelling
21
Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder
13
Duck Soup
16
Duck Soup and Animal Crackers:
The Films of the Marx Brothers 16-17
Ed Wood
17
Education and Learning
26
Enemy5
Filmhouse Cafe Bar + Quiz
26
Filmhouse Explorer 4
Filmhouse Junior 12-13
Filmhouse Loyalty Card 4
Filmhouse Player
11
From Scotland With Love
25
Frozen (Sing-Along Screenings)
17
Germany, Year Zero
20
Get On Your Bike
19
The Green Prince
7
Horse Feathers
16
Ida8
The Illusionist
25
The Informer
24
Interstellar (70mm)
6
Into the Woods
12
Introduction to European Cinema
20-21
J’accuse10
Jimmy’s Hall
24
The King is Alive
21
Leviathan8
Lift to the Scaffold
20
The Magdalene Sisters
24
Matilda13
Monkey Business
16
A Most Violent Year
7
Mr. Turner
10
National Gallery
6
A Night at the Opera
17
A Night in Casablanca
17
Paddington12
Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist
19
Penguins of Madagascar
12
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
25
Querelle21
Rome, Open City
20
Schindler’s List
10
Scotland Galore! 25
Secret Histories: Screening Irish History
24
Shaun the Sheep
13
Stranger by the Lake
9
A Sunday in Hell
19
A Terrible Beauty
24
Testament of Youth
6
The Theory of Everything
5
Tinkerbell and the Legend of the NeverBeast 12
Together21
A Town Called Panic
13
Trash7
Two Days, One Night
9
Under the Skin
10
Wadjda19
Wake in Fright
9
What We Did on Our Holiday
25
Where the Trail Ends
19
Whisky Galore!
25
The Wicker Man: The Final Cut
25
Willow and Wind
9
The Wind Rises
12
Winter Sleep
9
The Wrong Move
21
AUDIODESCRIPTIONANDCAPTIONS
In all three screens we have a system which
enables us, whenever the necessary digital
files are available, to show onscreen captions
for customers who are deaf or hard of hearing,
and provide audio description (via infra-red
headsets) for those who are sight-impaired.
This issue, all screenings of The Theory of
Everything, Testament of Youth and Trash
will have audio description, and the following
screenings will have captions:
The Theory of Everything: Sun 11 Jan, 3.00pm
Testament of Youth: Tue 20 Jan, 5.45pm
A Most Violent Year: Mon 2 Feb, 5.50pm
There will be a captioned screening of Trash in
next month’s programme.
FORCRYINGOUTLOUD
Screenings for carers and their babies! Tickets
£4.50/£3.50 concessions per adult. Screenings are
limited to babies under 12 months accompanied
by no more than two adults. Babychanging, bottlewarming and buggy parking facilities are available.
Big Eyes: Mon 5 Jan, 11am
The Theory of Everything: Mon 12 Jan, 11am
Testament of Youth: Mon 19 Jan, 11am
A Night at the Opera: Mon 2 Feb, 11am
There will be no For Crying Out Loud screening
on Monday 26 January. Apologies for any
inconvenience this may cause.
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Introduction
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
INTERSTELLAR
TRASH
TESTAMENT OF YOUTH
Happy New Year, a’bdy!
This month we’re delighted to be screening Christopher Nolan’s whatever-way-you-look-at-it astonishing Interstellar on 70mm (the non-IMAX 70mm print
has played exclusively in London’s West End since the release, so these screenings are the first outside of Leicester Square!), which has made me think of the
screening of the film I attended back in November at a local multiplex – which in turn brings me back round to one of my favourite subjects, or perhaps my
least favourite subject, that of people behaving badly in cinemas. I must admit, I nearly turned back when I noticed, ahead of me in the queue, that a group
of six teenage lads were buying tickets for the same screening as me, but they seemed reasonably polite, so I pulled myself together and forced myself to
accept that, unfortunately, I can’t always have the auditorium to myself (particularly as it would have meant trying to convince the friends I was with to go
home or see another film). So, the film began, and said lads, sitting near the front, proceeded to talk fairly incessantly. By the time they had decided that
moving around the cinema taking up different seats would be a hilarious game, I’d decided I had to deal with it and was considering my options when a
deep, sonorous voice rang out with two simple, beautiful, magical words, “Shut Up!” I’d been thinking more of a quiet word in their shell-likes; an appeal
to their better nature. But that these two words did the trick was not likely to be disputed by anyone there, for not one peep was heard from them for the
next two hours. It’s a thorny issue though, how best to deal with such occurrences. There’s always the worry that complaining might go wrong, like when
I walked down to the front row in a screening of, of all things, Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ to politely ask a gentleman there would he mind not
talking, and was only saved a pasting by his less aggressive, one assumes, wife. (I still insist I could have taken him, mind…) Asking around, as I have, a
consensus seems to be emerging that a short, sharp, as geographically indistinct as you can make it “shh” is the way to go, given that most people don’t
actually want to be annoying to their fellow viewers, they’re just not as quiet whisperers as they think they are. On your own head be it, mind you!
Well, well, it’s awards season again, and we kick off the month with a film very likely to be figuring large therein, The Theory of Everything, which features an
astonishing central performance by young Eddie Redmayne, playing the world’s most famous theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, in a film adapted from
the memoir of the great man’s first wife, Jane Wilde Hawking. Vera Brittain’s heart-rending WWI memoir, Testament of Youth, is given the (very timely) full
feature film treatment to immensely powerful effect, and fast-rising US director JC Chandor (Margin Call, All is Lost) confirms his early promise with the richly
atmospheric, morally complex, slow burn crime/corruption 80s New York-set thriller, A Most Violent Year.
And finishing the month off is Stephen Daldry’s infectiously energetic and lively ‘Brazilian
We are currently undergoing some building
Slumdog Millionaire’, Trash.
works to upgrade our kitchen and bar storage
Because we hate you to miss anything great, we’ve put together a top ten [plus two, you cheat - Ed.]
from the films released in 2014; there’s also a very short season concerning bicycles and cycling; and
we are delighted to be screening a handful of brand new digital versions (and some older 35mm prints)
of the best of the Marx Brothers, kicking off with their putative masterpiece, Duck Soup.
“Hail, hail Freedonia…!”
Rod White, Head of Filmhouse
areas. There may be some occasional noise
disruption and access issues to Cinemas 2 and
3 during these works; this is also the reason
there are no early matinee screenings most
days. Please accept our apologies for any
inconvenience, and be assured we are working
with our contractors to keep this to a minimum.
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Filmhouse Explorer
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
TRASH
10 (+2) FROM 14 - WINTER SLEEP
Filmhouse Explorer
We’re really keen to encourage your deeper engagement with the great cinema we
screen. We know going to the cinema a lot can be quite expensive, so we’ve devised a
ticket deal to make it cheaper to see films beyond the big new releases.
Here’s how it works: buy a ticket for a film in the left hand column below, and you will
receive a voucher that will entitle you, on handing it in at the Box Office, to 50% off a full
price ticket to any film (or any film in any season) listed in the right hand column.
We’ve marked the films and seasons involved with wee logos to make them easier to spot
(orange for left hand column films and green for right), and you can also find them on our
website at www.filmhousecinema.com/tickets
Happy Exploring!
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Big Eyes (page 5)
The Theory of Everything (page 5)
Testament of Youth (page 6)
A Most Violent Year (page 7)
Trash (page 7)
National Gallery (page 6)
10 (+2) from 14 (pages 8-10)
J’accuse (page 10)
Duck Soup and Animal Crackers: The Best of
the Marx Brothers (pages 16-17)
Get On Your Bike (page 19)
All tickets subject to availability. The half price voucher only applies to full price tickets. The Filmhouse Explorer ticket
deal cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. The 50% discount is not valid for Friday matinee screenings.
DUCK SOUP AND ANIMAL CRACKERS - A NIGHT IN CASABLANCA
Main features
BIG EYES
NEWRELEASE
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
NEWRELEASE
ENEMY
NEWRELEASE
Big Eyes
The Theory of Everything
Enemy
Showing from Fri 26 Dec
Showing from Thu 1 Jan
Showing from Fri 2 Jan
Tim Burton • USA 2014 • 1h46m • DCP
12A – Contains infrequent strong language, moderate threat
Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Jason Schwartzman, Krysten
Ritter, Terence Stamp.
James Marsh • UK 2014 • 2h3m • DCP
12A – Contains brief sexualised images, mild bad language
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson,
Simon McBurney.
Denis Villeneuve • Canada/Spain 2013 • 1h31m
DCP • 15 – Contains strong sex, strong language
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella
Rossellini, Joshua Peace.
Director Tim Burton reunites with Ed Wood screenwriters
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski to tell the
extraordinary true story of Margaret Keane (Amy Adams)
and her husband Walter (Christoph Waltz), who took credit
for his wife’s distinctive artworks and enjoyed fame and
fortune while she toiled in anonymity, painting for sixteen
hours a day under lock and key. Eventually Margaret
decided she couldn’t take any more and left Walter, but
how could she prove he had been deceiving the world for
years and finally get the recognition she deserved?
The extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living
minds, based on Jane Hawking’s memoir, ‘Travelling to
Infinity: My Life with Stephen’, and directed by Academy
Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire).
For young Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) the future
looks limitless, his brilliant mind ensuring his success as a
cosmologist, while his relationship with fellow Cambridge
student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) promising a fulfilling
personal life. Then tragedy strikes when, at the age of 21,
he is diagnosed with motor neuron disease.
“Redmayne towers: this is an astonishing, genuinely
visceral performance which bears comparison with Daniel
Day-Lewis in My Left Foot.” - The Guardian
Based on the 2002 novel ‘The Double’ by late Nobel Prizewinning author José Saramago, the brilliant new film from
Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve breathes new
life into the doppelgänger tale.
Adam Bell (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a glum Toronto history
professor who seems disinterested in everything, even in
sex with his beautiful girlfriend (Mélanie Laurent). While
watching a movie on the recommendation of a colleague,
Adam spots his exact double, an actor named Anthony
Clair, in a bit part, and decides to track him down. When
the two men meet, they find their lives becoming bizarrely
and irrevocably intertwined.
With masterly control, Villeneuve takes us on a gripping
journey through a world that is both familiar and strange.
Matinee Special!
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screening and get either soup of the day OR a cup
of tea or filter coffee and a traycake for only £8!
Offer runs from Mondays to Thursdays inclusive and
only applies to screenings starting before 5.00pm. Ask
for the Matinee Special deal at the box office and you’ll
receive a voucher which can be exchanged in the café
bar between 1.30pm and 5.30pm that day only. Offer is
subject to availability and only available in person.
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Main features
INTERSTELLAR
MAYBEYOUMISSED
SPECIAL 70MM PRESENTATION
Interstellar
Fri 9 to Thu 15 Jan
Christopher Nolan • USA/UK 2014 • 2h49m • 70mm
12A – Contains infrequent strong language, moderate threat,
violence
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway,
Topher Grace, Wes Bentley.
Christopher (The Dark Knight, Inception) Nolan’s
spectacular sci-fi, featuring a star-studded cast led by
Matthew McConaughey.
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of
explorers undertakes the most important mission in
human history – travelling beyond this galaxy to discover
whether mankind has a future among the stars.
Screening from glorious 70mm!
NATIONAL GALLERY
TESTAMENT OF YOUTH
NEWRELEASE
NEWRELEASE
National Gallery
Testament of Youth
Sun 11 Jan at 1.30pm
Showing from Fri 16 Jan
Frederick Wiseman • France/USA/UK 2014 • 3h1m • DCP
12A – Contains infrequent strong language • Documentary
James Kent • UK 2014 • 2h10m • DCP
12A – Contains scenes of bloody injury
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan,
Dominic West, Emily Watson.
Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman’s latest takes
us inside one of the world’s greatest art collections, the
National Gallery in London, for a privileged look that
deepens our appreciation for art and its upkeep. Filming
over twelve weeks in 2012, Wiseman takes in visitor tours,
staff meetings, restorations, classes, and protests. As usual,
he practices a strict observational approach, eschewing
voice-over and interviews. His method calls upon viewers
to draw their own meaning from the material, just as we do
with paintings, and, for art lovers, there are endless riches to
enjoy over the film’s three hours – Wiseman concentrates
mostly on Old Masters, and his visit coincides with major
exhibitions of Titian, Leonardo Da Vinci and Turner.
“A great, great film.” - The Telegraph
Vera Brittain’s beloved WWI memoir is exquisitely realised
in this moving and timely adaptation.
Intelligent and free-spirited Vera overcomes the narrowmindedness of her conservative parents, winning a
scholarship to Oxford. Entranced by her brother’s dashing
friend Roland, who shares her literary aspirations, she
plunges into an intoxicating romance. Blooming, in love
and on the cusp of fulfilling her ambitions, Vera’s dreams
are brutally shattered by the onset of war.
“Traditional, heartfelt and stirring in all the right ways, the
film feels as though it is the natural successor to the war
romances of Powell and Pressburger.” - The Times
Main features
A MOST VIOLENT YEAR
NEWRELEASE
THE GREEN PRINCE
NEWRELEASE
TRASH
NEWRELEASE
A Most Violent Year
The Green Prince
Trash
Showing from Fri 23 Jan
Sat 24 & Sun 25 Jan
Showing from Fri 30 Jan
JC Chandor • USA 2014 • 2h5m • DCP
15 – Contains very strong language, strong violence
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro
Nivola, Albert Brooks.
Nadav Schirman • Germany/USA/UK/Israel 2014 • 1h41m
DCP • English and Hebrew with English subtitles
15 – Contains images of real dead bodies • Documentary
Stephen Daldry • UK/Brazil 2014 • 1h54m
DCP • Portuguese and English with English subtitles
15 – Contains strong violence, bloody detail, strong language
Cast: Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis, Gabriel Weinstein, Martin
Sheen, Rooney Mara.
Set in 1981 during one of the most crime-ridden winters in
New York City’s history, the latest from writer and director
JC Chandor (Margin Call, All Is Lost) follows Abel and Anna
Morales (Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain) as they attempt
to capitalise on the American Dream even as the rampant
violence, decay and corruption of the day threaten to
destroy all they have built.
Just as Abel is on the verge of realising his dream of
building a reputable heating oil empire, the long fingers
of corruption dig in. To complicate matters, Anna’s family
history is mired in institutionalised crime and a history of
resolution through bloodshed. Nonetheless, husband and
wife press forward, even as the threats inch closer to home.
“A tough, gritty, richly atmospheric thriller.” - Variety
Employing exclusive first-hand testimony, dramatic action
sequences and rare archival footage, this extraordinary
documentary recounts the true story of the son of a
Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel’s prized
informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career
to protect him.
As a defiant teenager growing up in Palestine, Mosab
Hassan Yousef’s fervour against Israel was unquestionable,
ultimately landing him in prison. Shaken by Hamas’s
brutality within the prison’s walls and a growing disgust
for their methods, particularly suicide bombing, he had an
unexpected change of heart and began to see Hamas as
more of a problem than a solution. Recruited by the Shin
Bet (Israel’s internal security agency) and given the code
name Green Prince, he spied on the Hamas elite for over
a decade, constantly risking exposure and certain death
while grappling with the perception that he had betrayed
his own family and people. Along the way, what started
as a cautious alliance between Mosab and his Shin Bet
handler Gonen Ben Yitzhak grew into an enduring loyalty
that no one could have predicted.
Winner of the top prize at the Rome Film Festival in
October, Stephen Daldry’s compelling and uplifting drama
features wonderful performances from its young Brazilian
cast, and has already drawn comparisons to Slumdog
Millionaire.
Three young boys live in a garbage dump on the outskirts
of Rio de Janeiro, where they spend their days searching
for items they can use or sell. When they come across
a wallet containing cash and a key, they soon find
themselves fighting for their lives, as the corrupt local
police force try to get their hands on it.
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12 YEARS A SLAVE
IDA
10 (+2)
from 14
As much fun as it is picking one’s top ten films
of the year, it’s always tempered somewhat
by having to leave a few great films out. In
fact, it’s almost inconceivable that there’s no
room on this list for Norte, the End of History;
or Mystery Road; or 20,000 Days on Earth. I
have cheated a little by adding a couple of
restorations – my personal favourite reissue,
the outback classic Wake in Fright, and my
discovery of the year, Mohammad Ali Talebi’s
Willow & Wind, which headlined our Cinema
of Childhood project in 2014. Enjoy!
Rod White, Head of Filmhouse
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LEVIATHAN
BOYHOOD
12 Years a Slave
Leviathan
Mon 5, Sun 11 & Thu 15 Jan
Tue 6, Thu 8, Mon 12 & Sat 17 Jan
Steve McQueen • USA/UK 2013 • 2h14m • DCP
15 – Contains strong violence, injury detail, sex, nudity and racist
terms
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict
Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, Kelsey Scott.
Andrey Zvyagintsev • Russia 2014 • 2h21m
DCP • Russian with English subtitles
15 – Contains strong language, moderate sex
Cast: Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Aleksey
Serebryakov, Roman Madyanov, Anna Ukolova.
Steve McQueen’s adaptation of Solomon Northup’s
confronting memoir deserves all the praise and all the
prizes awarded it earlier in 2014. Solomon (Chiwetel
Ejiofor) is an accomplished violinist living as a free man
in New York who is conned into joining a travelling show
then brutally abducted and sold as a slave.
I caught Andrey Zvyagintsev’s masterful latest at the
Cannes festival back in May, in the midst of the 5- or 6- filma-day madness, and would be the first to say I was not able
to give it the required attention. Second viewing confirmed
what all the praise was about. A blistering black comedythriller/assault on the state of his homeland, the film has,
remarkably, been put forward as Russia’s official entry in the
race for the Best Foreign Language Oscar this year.
Ida
Tue 6, Fri 9, Sun 11 & Tue 13 Jan
Pawel Pawlikowski • Poland/Denmark 2013 • 1h22m • DCP
Polish with English subtitles • 12A – Contains suicide scene
Cast: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik,
Jerzy Trela, Adam Szyszkowski.
Two women, a novitiate nun, Anna, and her Communist
Party judge aunt, embark on a journey into the wintry
Polish countryside to find Anna’s parents’ unmarked
graves, and where dark secrets are unearthed. Pawel
Pawlikowski’s graceful and haunting drama is luminously
(and judiciously) shot in black and white.
Filmhouse Explorer
Get a half-price ticket to any of the films
in this season with Filmhouse Explorer –
see page 4 for details!
Boyhood
Wed 7, Thu 15 & Sun 18 Jan
Richard Linklater • USA 2014 • 2h45m • DCP
15 – Contains strong language, sex references, drug use
Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei
Linklater, Tamara Jolaine.
Richard Linklater’s powerful and unique coming-of-age
tale, shot in 39 days between 2002 and 2014, literally
bears remarkable witness to the growing up of a young
boy – through a serious of snapshots from the age of 6 to
his freshman college year, and the trials and tribulations of
growing up, parenting and family life – achieving a sort of
transcendence along the way.
10 (+2) from 14
TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT
‘71
STRANGER BY THE LAKE
WAKE IN FRIGHT
Two Days, One Night Deux jours, une nuit ‘71
Stranger by the Lake L’inconnu du lac
Fri 9, Mon 12 & Thu 15 Jan
Sat 10 & Thu 15 Jan
Mon 12, Sun 18 & Wed 21 Jan
Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne • Belgium/Italy/France
2014 • 1h35m • DCP • French with English subtitles
15 – Contains suicide attempt
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyne, Simon
Caudry, Catherine Salée.
Yann Demange • UK 2014 • 1h39m • DCP
15 – Contains very strong language, strong bloody violence,
injury detail
Cast: Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Charlie Murphy, Paul
Anderson.
Alain Guiraudie • France 2013 • 1h40m • DCP
French with English subtitles • 18 – Contains strong real sex
Cast: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick
d’Assumçao, Jérôme Chappatte, Mathieu Vervisch.
Not, in my opinion, the Dardenne brothers’ best film, but
even slightly off the top of their form they’re good enough
to make most top ten lists. Marion Cotillard stars as
Sandra, a young mother who, in order to save the job she
desperately needs, must persuade her co-workers to refuse
their bonuses so she can be kept on. A compelling blend
of social commentary and deeply felt character study, with
a brilliant central performance.
TV director Yann Demange makes a mightily assured
feature debut, in this tension-wracked tale of a young and
disoriented British soldier, accidentally abandoned by his
unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.
A very fine example of how cinema can at times have you
sitting on the very edge of your seat for a very long time.
I was familiar with (and didn’t much like) Alain Guiraudie’s
work up to the point I saw this brilliant, insightful and very
frank meditation on sex and desire, set around a secluded,
picturesque lakeside cruising spot. As the Guardian had it:
“The tired old trope ‘erotic thriller’ does no justice to how
confrontationally and explicitly sexual this movie is – nor
how thrilling, nor how menacing and complex.”
Willow and Wind Beed-o Baad
Wake in Fright
Sat 10 & Sun 11 Jan
Tue 13 Jan only
Mohammad Ali Talebi • Iran/Japan 1999 • 1h21m
DCP • Persian with English subtitles
PG – Contains potentially imitable behaviour
Cast: Hadi Alipour, Amir Janfada, Majid Alipour, Mohammad
Sharif Ebrahimi.
Ted Kotcheff • Australia/USA 1971 • 1h49m • DCP
18 – Contains strong scenes of kangaroo hunting and slaughter
Cast: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay,
Jack Thompson.
Winter Sleep Kis uykusu
Sat 10, Fri 16 & Tue 20 Jan
Nuri Bilge Ceylan • Turkey 2014 • 3h16m • DCP
Turkish with English subtitles • 15 – Contains strong language
Cast: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag, Ayberk Pekcan,
Serhat Mustafa Kiliç.
That Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan was at some
point going to win the coveted Cannes Palme d’Or was
never really in doubt, and that he won it in 2014 was
little surprise to those who had then seen his 3h16min
‘intimate epic’ about an ex-actor now running a hotel
with his young wife, in the extraordinary landscape of
the Cappadocia region of Anatolia. Another milestone in
Ceylan’s ongoing, illuminating exploration of the human
condition.
This seemingly slight tale, about a young boy who must
repair the classroom window he broke before being
allowed back to school, takes on the proportion of an
epic quest in the hands of Talebi and screenwriter Abbas
Kiarostami.
Gripping, heartbreaking, and one of many wonderful
discoveries from our Cinema of Childhood season which
toured the country in 2014, all of which will screen again
here over the coming weeks.
I saw the restoration of this at a festival back in 2009,
and watched on forlornly for almost the next five years
whilst the rights issues that had plagued it were resolved.
Thankfully, they ultimately were, and Canadian Ted
Kotcheff’s seminal, Aussie outback ‘primal scream’ of a
film was at long last back on cinema screens. I had halfremembered this film from TV decades ago. I’d forgotten
how great it was.
SEASON CONTINUES OVERLEAF
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10 (+2) from 14 (continued)/J’accuse/Schindler’s List
UNDER THE SKIN
Mr. Turner
Wed 14, Fri 16 & Sat 17 Jan
Mike Leigh • UK 2014 • 2h30m • DCP
12A – Contains moderate sex, sex references
Cast: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion
Bailey, Karl Johnson.
It’s hard to fault Mike Leigh’s hugely impressive biopic
which details the last 25 years in the life of iconoclast
landscape painter, JMW, and features a surely Oscar-worthy
turn from Leigh regular Timothy Spall. It’s a rich depiction
of an epoch to boot and, as chance would have it, the third
highest attended film in Filmhouse history!
Under the Skin
Wed 14, Sat 17, Mon 19 & Wed 21 Jan
Jonathan Glazer • UK 2013 • 1h48m • DCP
15 – Contains infrequent strong sex and frequent nudity
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Paul
Brannigan, Jessica Mance, Krystof Hádek.
Definitely the love-it-or-hate it film in this year’s top ten…
needless to say, I loved it. Jonathan Glazer’s experiential,
compelling and aurally enticing sci-fi, based on Michel
Faber’s debut novel of the same name, stars Scarlett
Johansson as some sort of alien, devouring a series of men
in Glasgow and the Scottish Highlands. Completely weird
and utterly memorable.
J’ACCUSE
SPECIALEVENT
J’accuse
Thu 5 Feb at 8.00pm
Abel Gance • France 1919 • 2h46m • DCP • Silent • 12A
Cast: Romauld Joubé, Séverin-Mars, Maryse Dauvray, Maxime
Desjardins, Angèle Guys.
Stunningly restored to its full 1919 length with its original
colour tinting by the EYE Film Institute Netherlands in
collaboration with Lobster Films, and with a new score
by Robert Israel, one of the world’s finest silent film
composers, J’accuse is a milestone of silent cinema,
and one of the most damning antiwar films ever made.
Filmed in the last, brutal year of the Great War, Gance’s
technically groundbreaking film chronicles the decimation
of a Provençal village as the sons of France go off to fight,
either dying on the front or returning as shell-shocked,
hollow men. Gance would later recall the unforgettable
‘return of the dead’ sequence that ends the film: “The
conditions in which we filmed were profoundly moving….
These men had come straight from the Front – from
Verdun – and they were due back eight days later. They
played the dead knowing that in all probability they’d be
dead themselves before long.”
Screening as part of The First World War in Cinema, a
four-year series of films, programmed in association with
the University of Edinburgh, that relate to the First World
War, some timed to coincide with the real events of 100
years ago and others which are not tied to
specific dates. The screening will be
introduced by Dr Pasquale Iannone
(University of Edinburgh).
SCHINDLER’S LIST
SPECIALEVENT
A special screening to mark Holocaust Memorial
Day on 27 January. HMD provides an opportunity
for everyone to learn lessons from the Holocaust
and subsequent genocides and apply them to the
present day to create a safer, better future.
www.hmd.org.uk
Schindler’s List
Tue 27 Jan at 7.00pm
Steven Spielberg • USA 1993 • 3h15m • 35mm
English, Hebrew, German and Polish with English subtitles
15 – Contains strong language, violence and emotional distress
Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline
Goodall, Jonathan Sagall.
Based on a true story, Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed
drama stars Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, a German
businessman in pre-WWII Poland who sees an opportunity
to make money from the Nazis’ rise to power. He starts
a company to make cookware and utensils, using
flattery and bribes to win military contracts, and brings
in accountant and financier Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley)
to help run the factory. By staffing his plant with Jews
who’ve been herded into Krakow’s ghetto by Nazi troops,
Schindler has a dependable unpaid labour force. For Stern,
a job in a war-related plant could mean survival for himself
and the other Jews working for Schindler.
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Filmhouse Junior
PADDINGTON
THE BOOK OF LIFE
Filmhouse junior
Films for a younger audience, weekly on
Sundays at 11am. Tickets cost £4.00 (£5.00
for 3D screenings) per person, big or small!
For these shows we choose to screen
dubbed versions where these are available,
but some films will be in their original
language with subtitles – these are marked
on individual film descriptions.
Please note: although we normally disapprove of people
talking during screenings, these shows are primarily for
kids, so grown-ups should expect some noise!
TINKERBELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST
The Book of Life
Penguins of Madagascar
Sun 11 Jan at 11.00am
Sun 25 Jan at 11.00am
Jorge R Gutierrez • USA 2014 • 1h35m • DCP
PG – Contains mild fantasy violence, brief scary scenes
With the voices of Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum,
Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate.
Eric Darnell, Simon J Smith • USA 2014 • 1h32m • DCP
U – Contains very mild threat, slapstick violence, very mild bad
language
With the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights,
Conrad Vernon, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch.
Manolo is a young man torn between fulfilling the
expectations of his family and following his heart. Before
choosing, he embarks on an incredible adventure that
spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his
greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music
favourites, this film encourages us to celebrate the past
while looking forward to the future.
Tinkerbell and the Legend of the
NeverBeast
Sun 18 Jan at 11.00am
Paddington
Sun 4 Jan at 11.00am
Paul King • UK/France 2014 • 1h35m • DCP
PG – Contains dangerous behaviour, mild threat, innuendo,
infrequent mild bad language
Cast: Ben Whishaw (voice), Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville,
Nicole Kidman, Peter Capaldi.
A young Peruvian bear travels to the city in search of a
home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realise
that city life is not at all as he had imagined, but then he
meets the kindly Brown family. It looks as though his luck
has changed, until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a
museum taxidermist...
INTO THE WOODS
Steve Loter • USA 2014 • 1h16m • DCP • U – Contains mild threat
With the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Mae Whitman, Rosario
Dawson, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné.
Tinkerbell and her friends are back in this new animation!
Animal fairy Fawn befriends a huge and mysterious
creature known as the NeverBeast, but the elite Scout
Fairies set out to capture the monster, fearing he will
destroy their home. Fawn must trust her heart and rally the
girls to save the NeverBeast.
Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with
undercover organisation The North Wind to stop the
villainous Dr Octavius Brine from destroying the world...
Into the Woods
Sun 1 Feb at 11.00am
Rob Marshall • USA 2014 • 2h5m • DCP
PG – Contains mild violence, threat
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, Meryl
Streep.
This spectacular family musical follows the classic tales of
Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk
and Rapunzel – all linked by a story involving a baker and
his wife, and the witch who has put a curse on them.
The Wind Rises Kaze tachinu
Sun 8 Feb at 11.00am
Hayao Miyazaki • Japan 2013 • 2h7m • DCP • English language
version • PG – Contains brief bloody image, smoking scenes
A decades-spanning epic from master filmmaker Hayao
Miyazaki. Jiro dreams of flying and designing aeroplanes.
He studies hard and joins a Japanese engineering
company in 1927. His bright intelligence and dedication
will lead him to create the Zero fighter, a bomber put into
service just as Japan is contemplating war with the US.
Filmhouse Junior
BIG HERO 6
A TOWN CALLED PANIC
Annie
DOCTOR PROCTOR’S FART POWDER
Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder
Sun 15 Feb at 11.00am
Doktor Proktors prompepulver
Will Gluck • USA 2014 • 1h58m • DCP
PG – Contains mild bad language
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz.
Sun 8 Mar at 11.00am
Annie is a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough
enough to make her way on the streets of New York in
2014. Left by her parents as a baby with the promise that
they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life
ever since. But everything’s about to change...
Big Hero 6
Arild Fröhlich • Norway 2014 • 1h27m
DCP • English language version • cert tbc
Cast: Eilif Hellum Noraker, Emily Glaister, Kristoffer Joner, Marian
Saastad Ottesen, Linn Skåber.
A delightfully silly family film based on a series of books by
crime writer Jo Nesbø. Lise and her new neighbour Nilly
investigate a cloud of smoke coming from the home of
reclusive inventor Doctor Proctor...
Sun 22 Feb at 11.00am
Matilda
Don Hall & Chris Williams • USA 2014 • 1h42m • DCP • cert tbc
With the voices of Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, TJ Miller.
Sun 15 Mar at 11.00am
In the futuristic city of San Fransokyo, 14-year-old genius
Hiro looks up to his older brother Tadashi. Tadashi is a
student at the Institute of Technology, where he has
developed an inflatable robot named Baymax, with whom
Hiro forms a special bond.
A Town Called Panic Panique au village
Sun 1 Mar at 11.00am
Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar • Belgium/Luxembourg/France
2009 • 1h17m • DCP
PG – Contains mild violence and one use of mild language
A brilliantly inventive stop motion animation. Cowboy
and Indian plan to buy a birthday gift for their friend
Horse, but accidentally destroy his house. A series of
wacky adventures ensues that finds the trio journeying to
the centre of the earth, wandering across icy tundra and
discovering a strange aquatic world.
Danny DeVito • USA 1996 • 1h38m • DCP • PG
Cast: Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz.
Matilda Wormwood is an extremely curious and intelligent
little girl who is very different from her parents, who
quite cruelly ignore her. As she grows older, she begins to
discover that she has telekinetic powers...
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible,
No Good, Very Bad Day
CHARLOTTE’S WEB
Charlotte’s Web
Sun 29 Mar at 11.00am
Gary Winick • USA 2006 • 1h37m
DCP • U – Contains very mild language
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts (voice), Steve Buscemi
(voice), John Cleese (voice), Oprah Winfrey (voice).
Plucky farm girl Fern (Dakota Fanning) rescues Wilbur
the pig – the runt of his litter – from her father’s axe. But
as Wilbur grows up and faces his likely fate of becoming
Sunday dinner, another friend steps in to save the day –
the spider Charlotte (voiced by Julia Roberts), who spins
fancy, slogan-filled webs above Wilbur’s pen to convince
his guardians that he is indeed a special pig and worth
saving.
Shaun the Sheep
Sun 5 Apr at 11.00am
Mark Burton & Richard Starzack • UK/France 2015
Running time TBC • DCP • cert tbc
When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some
fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A
mix-up with the farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead
them all to the big city, and it’s up to Shaun and the flock
to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.
Sun 22 Mar at 11.00am
Miguel Arteta • USA 2014 • 1h21m • DCP •
PG – Contains mild bad language, sex references
Cast: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan
Minnette, Kerris Dorsey.
11-year-old Alexander experiences the most terrible and
horrible day of his young life – a day that begins with gum
stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another.
See page 17 for our special sing-along
screenings of Frozen!
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FILMHOUSE PROGRAMME
2 January - 5 February 2015
DATE SCREEN NUMBER & FILM TITLE
BOX OFFICE 0131 228 2688 SCREENING TIMES
DATE SCREEN NUMBER & FILM TITLE
SCREENING TIMES
DATE SCREEN NUMBER & FILM TITLE
Wed 1
7 2
Jan 3
3
The Theory of Everything (AD)
Big Eyes
Enemy
Boyhood (10)
3.20/6.00/8.40
3.30/6.10/8.30
3.15/9.00
5.45
Thu
8
Jan
1
2
3
3
The Theory of Everything (AD)
Big Eyes
Enemy
Leviathan (10)
3.20/6.00/8.40
3.30/6.10/8.30
3.15/9.00
6.00
Thu
15
Jan
1
1
1
2
2
3
Boyhood (10)
‘71 (10)
Interstellar
12 Years a Slave (10)
The Theory of Everything (AD)
Two Days, One Night (10)
2.30
5.55
8.10
3.10
6.00/8.40
8.45
Fri
9
Jan
1
1
2
2
2
The Theory of Everything (AD)
Interstellar
Two Days, One Night (10)
The Theory of Everything (AD)
Ida (10)
2.15/8.30
5.00
3.15
6.00
8.45
Fri
16
Jan
1
1
2
3
3
3
Duck Soup (MB)
Testament of Youth (AD)
Mr. Turner (10)
Mr. Turner (10)
Duck Soup (MB)
Winter Sleep (10)
1.00
2.45/5.45/8.30
5.50
3.00
6.00
7.40
Sat
10
Jan
1
1
1
2
2
3
Winter Sleep (10)
Interstellar
The Theory of Everything (AD)
‘71 (10)
The Theory of Everything (AD)
Willow and Wind (10)
1.10
5.00
8.30
1.00/8.50
3.25/6.05
4.00
Sat
17
Jan
1
1
2
2
3
3
3
Duck Soup (MB)
Testament of Youth (AD)
Leviathan (10)
Duck Soup (MB)
Under the Skin (10)
Duck Soup (MB)
Mr. Turner (10)
1.00
2.45/5.45/8.30
1.10
4.10
3.45
6.20
8.10
Sun
11
Jan
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
3
The Book of Life (FJ)
National Gallery
Interstellar
The Theory of Everything (AD)
Ida (10)
The Theory of Everything (AD) (C)
The Theory of Everything (AD)
12 Years a Slave (10)
Willow and Wind (10)
11.00am
1.30
5.05
8.30
1.00
3.00 (captioned)
5.40
8.20
4.00
Sun
18
Jan
1
1
1
2
2
2
3
3
Tinkerbell and... NeverBeast (FJ)
Duck Soup (MB)
Testament of Youth (AD)
Boyhood (10)
Duck Soup (MB)
Bicycle (YB)
Stranger by the Lake (10)
Boyhood (10)
11.00am
1.00
2.45/5.45/8.30
1.10
4.30
6.15 + Q&A
2.30
7.45
Thu
1
Jan
1
1
2
2
3
Frozen Sing-a-long The Theory of Everything (AD)
Whisky Galore! (SG)
‘I Know Where I’m Going!’ (SG)
Big Eyes
1.05
3.30/6.15
1.00
6.00
1.10/3.30/6.05
Fri
2
Jan
1
1
2
2
2
3
3
Frozen Sing-a-long The Theory of Everything (AD)
The Prime of Miss J Brodie (SG)
What We Did on Our... (SG)
Big Eyes
Big Eyes
Enemy
1.05
3.20/6.00/8.40
1.00
6.00
8.30
1.10/6.10
3.40/8.35
Sat
3
Jan
1
1
2
2
2
3
3
Frozen Sing-a-long The Theory of Everything (AD)
The Wicker Man (SG)
From Scotland With Love (SG)
Big Eyes
Big Eyes
Enemy
1.05
3.20/6.00/8.40
1.00
6.00
8.30
1.10/6.10
3.40/8.35
Sun
4
Jan
1
1
1
2
2
2
3
3
Paddington (FJ)
Frozen Sing-a-long The Theory of Everything (AD)
The Illusionist (SG)
Whisky Galore! (SG)
Big Eyes
Big Eyes
Enemy
11.00am
1.05
3.20/6.00/8.40
1.00
6.00
8.30
1.10/6.10
3.40/8.35
Mon 1
5 1
Jan 2
3
3
Big Eyes (B)
The Theory of Everything (AD)
Big Eyes
Enemy
12 Years a Slave (10)
11am (babies & carers)
3.20/6.00/8.40
3.30/6.10/8.30
3.15/6.15
8.25
1
2
3
3
3
The Theory of Everything (AD)
Big Eyes
Ida (10)
Enemy
Leviathan (10)
3.20/6.00/8.40
3.30/6.10/8.30
3.15
6.15
8.25
Tue
6
Jan
The majority of our screenings are scheduled well
in advance, and times published in this monthly
brochure and on our website. Most weeks we leave
some spaces in the schedule in order to allow us to
keep on films that are proving popular for a little
longer; these late-scheduled screenings will be
added to our website from midday at the latest on
the Tuesday preceding the start of the new cinema
week on Friday, and listed in our weekly screenings
email – sign up at www.filmhousecinema.com/news
Mon 1
12 1
Jan 1
1
2
2
3
The Theory of Everything (AD) (B) 11am (babies & carers)
The Theory of Everything (AD) 3.00
Two Days, One Night (10)
6.00
Interstellar
8.10
Leviathan (10)
3.10
The Theory of Everything (AD) 6.00/8.40
Stranger by the Lake (10)
8.45
1
1
2
3
Interstellar
Ida (10)
The Theory of Everything (AD)
Wake in Fright (10)
2.45/8.10
6.10
3.15/6.00/8.40
6.05
Wed 1
14 1
Jan 1
2
3
Mr. Turner (10)
Rome, Open City (EC)
Interstellar
The Theory of Everything (AD)
Under the Skin (10)
2.30
5.45 + intro
8.10
3.15/6.00/8.40
6.05
Tue
13
Jan
SCREENING TIMES
KEY
(AD) – Audio Description (see page 2)
(B) – Carer & baby screening (see page 2)
(C) – Captioned for customers who are deaf or
hard of hearing (see page 2)
All screenings in 2D unless marked [3D]
SEASONS:
(10) – 10 (+2) from 14 (pages 8-10)
(AFF) – Adventure Film Festival (page 22)
(EC) – Intro to European Cinema (pages 20-21)
(FJ) – Filmhouse Junior (pages 12-13)
(IH) – Secret Histories: Screening Irish History
(page 24)
(MB) – Duck Soup and Animal Crackers: The Best
of the Marx Brothers (pages 16-17)
(SG) – Scotland Galore! (page 25)
(YB) – Get On Your Bike (page 19)
Full index of films on page 2
WWW.FILMHOUSECINEMA.COM DATE SCREEN NUMBER & FILM TITLE
Mon 1
19 1
Jan 2
2
2
3
Tue
20
Jan
1
1
2
2
3
3
Wed 1
21 2
Jan 2
2
3
2 January - 5 February 2015
TICKET PRICES (from 2 Jan) & INFO
Testament of Youth (AD)
A Most Violent Year
A Most Violent Year
Schindler’s List
A Most Violent Year
Testament of Youth (AD)
2.45/5.45
8.35
3.10
7.00
5.50
8.30
MATINEES (Shows starting prior to 5pm)
Mon - Thu: £7.20 full price, £5.70 concessions
Friday Matinees: £5.50/£4.00 concessions
Sat - Sun: £9.00 full price, £7.20 concessions
Testament of Youth (AD)
A Most Violent Year
A Most Violent Year
Testament of Youth (AD)
Bande à part (EC)
2.45/8.30
5.50
3.10/8.35
5.45
6.00 + intro
Testament of Youth (AD)
A Most Violent Year
A Most Violent Year
The Dilapidated Dwelling
Testament of Youth (AD)
2.45/8.30
5.50
3.10/8.35
6.00 + Q&A
5.45
DATE SCREEN NUMBER & FILM TITLE
Testament of Youth (AD) (B)
Testament of Youth (AD)
Duck Soup (MB)
Adventure Film Fest Prog 1 (AFF)
Pantani: The Accidental... (YB)
Under the Skin (10)
11am (babies & carers)
2.45/5.45/8.30
3.30
6.00
8.35
8.45
Tue
27
Jan
1
1
2
2
3
3
Testament of Youth (AD)
Testament of Youth (AD) (C)
Horse Feathers (MB)
Wadjda (YB)
Horse Feathers (MB)
Winter Sleep (10)
2.45/8.30
5.45 (captioned)
3.30
6.00
5.45
7.30
Wed 1
28 1
Jan 2
2
3
Testament of Youth (AD)
Under the Skin (10)
Germany Year Zero (EC)
Where the Trail Ends (YB)
Stranger by the Lake (10)
2.45/5.45/8.30
3.30
6.15 + intro
8.25
8.45
Thu
22
Jan
1
2
2
2
3
Testament of Youth (AD)
Monkey Business (MB)
A Sunday in Hell (YB)
Ed Wood + Pink, Plunk, Plink Monkey Business (MB)
2.45/5.45/8.30
3.30
6.00
8.25
6.15
Fri
23
Jan
1
1
2
3
Testament of Youth (AD)
L’Age d’Or plus Sink + Noize Choir
A Most Violent Year
Testament of Youth (AD)
3.00/5.45
9.00 (£12/£9)
3.10/5.50/8.35
8.30
Sat
24
Jan
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
3
3
Testament of Youth (AD)
Monkey Business (MB)
A Most Violent Year
Horse Feathers (MB)
Jimmy’s Hall (IH)
A Most Violent Year
Testament of Youth
A Most Violent Year
The Green Prince
1.00/5.45
3.45
8.35
1.05
2.50 + discussion
5.50
8.30
1.10
6.25
Sun
25
Jan
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
3
Penguins of Madagascar (FJ)
Horse Feathers (MB)
Testament of Youth (AD)
A Most Violent Year
A Most Violent Year
Monkey Business (MB)
Testament of Youth (AD)
The Green Prince
11.00am
1.00
2.45/5.45
8.35
1.05/5.50
3.45
8.30
1.10/8.45
Testament of Youth (AD)
A Most Violent Year
A Most Violent Year
Adventure Film Fest Prog 2 (AFF)
Testament of Youth (AD)
A Most Violent Year
2.45/5.45
8.35
3.10
5.45
8.30
5.50
Mon 1
26 1
Jan 2
2
2
3
SCREENING TIMES
SCREENING TIMES
Thu
29
Jan
1
1
2
2
3
Fri 1 Trash (AD)
30 2 A Most Violent Year
Jan 3 Animal Crackers (MB)
1.00/3.30/6.00/8.30
3.10/5.50/8.35
6.10
Sat
31
Jan
1
2
2
3
3
Trash (AD)
The Cocoanuts (MB)
A Most Violent Year
Animal Crackers (MB)
A Night at the Opera (MB)
1.00/3.30/6.00/8.30
1.05
3.15/5.55/8.35
4.00
6.10
Sun
1
Feb
1
1
1
2
2
3
3
Into the Woods (FJ)
A Night at the Opera (MB)
Trash (AD)
A Most Violent Year
The Cocoanuts (MB)
Trash (AD)
The Cocoanuts (MB)
11.00am
1.30
3.35/6.05/8.40
1.05/5.55/8.35
3.45
1.00
8.55
A Night at the Opera (MB) (B)
Trash (AD)
A Most Violent Year
Adventure Film Fest Prog 3 (AFF)
A Most Violent Year (C)
11am (babies & carers)
2.30/6.05/8.40
3.15/8.35
6.00
5.50 (captioned)
Mon 1
2 1
Feb 2
2
3
Tue 1 Trash (AD)
3 2 A Most Violent Year
Feb 3 A Night at the Opera (MB)
2.30/6.00/8.30
3.15/5.55/8.35
8.45
Wed 1 Trash (AD)
4 2 A Most Violent Year
Feb 3 Lift to the Scaffold (EC)
2.30/6.00/8.30
3.15/5.55/8.35
6.10 + intro
Thu
5
Feb
1
1
2
3
FILMHOUSE PROGRAMME
Trash (AD)
J’accuse A Most Violent Year
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8.45
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Duck Soup and Animal Crackers: The Best of the Marx Brothers
DUCK SOUP
Duck Soup and
Animal Crackers:
The Best of the
Marx Brothers
We thought you could do with some
silliness to brighten up your January,
and who better to provide it than the
Marx brothers!
Duck Soup
Fri 16 to Mon 19 Jan
Leo McCarey • USA 1933 • 1h9m • DCP • U
Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx,
Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern.
When the tiny nation of Freedonia goes bankrupt, its
wealthy benefactor Mrs Teasdale (Margaret Dumont) insists
that the wacky Rufus T Firefly (Groucho Marx) become the
country’s president. Sensing a weakness in leadership, the
bordering nation of Sylvania sends in a couple of spies to
pave the way for a revolution.
MONKEY BUSINESS
THE COCOANUTS
Horse Feathers
Animal Crackers
Tue 20, Sat 24 & Sun 25 Jan
Fri 30 & Sat 31 Jan
Norman Z McLeod • USA 1932 • 1h7m • DCP • U
Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx,
Thelma Todd, David Landau.
Victor Heerman • USA 1930 • 1h37m • DCP • U
Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Lillian
Roth, Margaret Dumont.
Professor Wagstaff (Groucho Marx), the scheming
president of Huxley College, plans to make the school’s
football team into winners by paying two professional
players to join the team during the big game, but
accidentally hires the wrong men.
Celebrated explorer Captain Spaulding (Groucho Marx)
has just returned from Africa, and is being welcomed
home with a lavish party at the estate of influential society
matron Mrs Rittenhouse (Margaret Dumont) when a
valuable painting goes missing. The intrepid Captain
Spaulding attempts to solve the crime with the help of his
secretary Horatio Jamison, while sparring with the anarchic
Signor Emanuel Ravelli and his nutty sidekick.
Monkey Business
Thu 22, Sat 24 & Sun 25 Jan
Norman Z McLeod • USA 1931 • 1h18m • DCP • U
Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx,
Rockliffe Fellowes, Harry Woods.
While stowing away on a ship to America, Groucho, Harpo,
Chico and Zeppo get involuntarily pressed into service
as toughs for a pair of feuding gangsters while trying
desperately to evade the ship’s crew.
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The Cocoanuts
Sat 31 Jan & Sun 1 Feb
Robert Florey & Joseph Santley • USA 1929 • 1h33m • DCP • U
Cast: Groucho Marx, Zeppo Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx,
Margaret Dumont, Oscar Shaw.
In an effort to keep his business from going bankrupt,
hotel owner Hammer (Groucho Marx) flatters and cajoles
the wealthy Mrs Potter (Margaret Dumont), his only paying
guest. While Mrs Potter’s daughter has romantic designs
on the hotel clerk, Bob, two other guests compete with
Hammer for Mrs Potter’s attentions.
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Duck Soup and Animal Crackers/Frozen/Come and See...
A DAY AT THE RACES
A Night at the Opera
Sat 31 Jan, Sun 1 & Tue 3 Feb
(Plus Mon 2 Feb for babies & carers only)
FROZEN
SPECIALSCREENINGS
Sing-Along Screenings!
Sam Wood • USA 1935 • 1h31m • 35mm • U
Cast: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle, Allan
Jones, Walter King.
Frozen
Otis B Driftwood (Groucho Marx) battles arrogant tenor
Lassparri in an attempt to help his friend Ricardo, who is
determined to take centre stage and win the love of fellow
performer Rosa.
Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee • USA 2013 • 1h48m
DCP • PG – Contains mild threat
With the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh
Gad, Santino Fontana.
A Night in Casablanca
Fri 6 & Sat 7 Feb
Archie Mayo • USA 1946 • 1h25m • 35mm • U
Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Charles Drake.
Ronald Kornblow (Groucho Marx) is hired to manage a
luxurious hotel in Casablanca, just after World War II. He
begins to fear for his safety, however, when he discovers
both his predecessors were murdered, and has to contend
with Count Pfefferman, determined to get his hands on a
treasure trove stashed in the hotel by the Nazis.
A Day at the Races
Sat 7 & Sun 8 Feb
Sam Wood • USA 1937 • 1h49m • 35mm • U
Cast: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Allan Jones,
Maureen O’Sullivan, Margaret Dumont.
Hugo Z Hackenbush (Groucho Marx) is a veterinarian
who passes himself off as a doctor when summoned by
wealthy hypochondriac Emily Upjohn (Margaret Dumont)
to take over the financially-strapped Standish Sanitarium.
Sun 28 Dec at 3.55pm, Mon 29 Dec at 1.15pm,
Tue 30 Dec to Sun 4 Jan at 1.05pm
When the icy powers of Elsa turn the kingdom of Arendelle
into a frozen wasteland, it is up to her sister Anna to find
her and reverse her spell. She sets off with mountain man
Kristoff, his trusty reindeer and a talking snowman named
Olaf in a race to save the kingdom.
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ED WOOD
Come and See...
A monthly one-off screening of a great film
we simply thought you might like to see,
again or for the first time, on the big screen.
Now with added panther!
Ed Wood
Thu 22 Jan at 8.25pm
Tim Burton • USA 1995 • 2h7m • 35mm • 15
Cast: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia
Arquette, Bill Murray.
Notoriously inept filmmaker Ed Wood, known for his
hilariously bad 1950s sci-fi flicks, bizarre lifestyle and
angora sweater fetish, is paid loving tribute in Tim Burton’s
comedic fictionalisation of his life. Written by Burton’s Big
Eyes collaborators Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski,
the film focuses on the ‘peak’ of Wood’s career, especially
his close friendship with ageing horror star Bela Lugosi
(Martin Landau, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar
for his performance).
“A funny, touching tribute to tenacity, energy, ambition
and friendship.” - Time Out
PLUS SHORT
Pink, Plunk, Plink
Hawley Pratt • USA 1966 • 7m • DCP • U
The Pink Panther learns to play the violin, and interrupts a
performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with the Pink
Panther theme played on various instruments.
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Symphonies for Sundays
International Orchestras | World-class Soloists
Great Music for Sunday Afternoons 2015
St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Natalie Clein | 15 Feb | 3pm
Camerata Salzburg
Nicola Benedetti | 15 Mar | 3pm
Learn French!
Czech Philharmonic
Jiří Bĕlohlávek | 19 Apr | 3pm
At the Institut français d’Écosse,
we offer you all year round
a friendly, authentic francophile
atmoshere with a large range
of courses and much more.
Join us today!
Warsaw Philharmonic
Jacek Kaspszyk | 10 May | 3pm
Nicola Benedetti © Universal/Simon Fowler
Jiří Bĕlohlávek © Martin Kabát
Natalie Clein © Sussie Ahlburg 2011
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Get On Your Bike
BICYCLE
PANTANI: THE ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF A CYCLIST
WADJDA
WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS
Get On Your Bike
Pantani:
The Accidental Death of a Cyclist
Where the Trail Ends
A cinematic celebration of cycling and
cyclists.
Mon 19 Jan at 8.35pm
James Erskine • UK 2013 • 1h32m • DCP
15 – Contains drug use, injury detail • Documentary
Jeremy Grant • Argentina/Canada/Chile/Nepal/USA 2012
1h21m • DCP • 12A • Documentary
Bicycle
Sun 18 Jan at 6.15pm
Michael B Clifford • UK 2014 • 1h27m • DCP
PG – Contains mild bad language • Documentary
This charming documentary asks the question: Why is
cycling back in fashion? The film, directed by BAFTAwinning filmmaker and keen cyclist Michael B Clifford, tells
the story of cycling in the land that invented the modern
bicycle – its birth, decline and rebirth, from Victorian
origins to today. The film weaves bicycle design, sport and
transport through the retelling of some iconic stories, and
features interviews with notable contributors including Sir
Dave Brailsford, Gary Fisher, Chris Boardman, Ned Boulting
and Sir Chris Hoy, plus great archive, animation and music.
Bicycle is a humorous, lyrical and warm reflection on the
bicycle and its place in the British national psyche.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director
Michael B Clifford.
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In 1998 Marco Pantani, one of the most flamboyant and
popular cyclists of his era, won both the Tour de France
and Giro d’Italia – a titanic feat of physical and mental
endurance that no rider has repeated since. Less than six
years later, aged 34, he died alone, in a cheap hotel room.
This compelling documentary explores the startling truth
behind one man’s remarkable descent in a sport riven by
intrigue.
Wed 21 Jan at 8.25pm
This spectacular film follows professional mountain
bikers Darren Berrecloth, Cameron Zink, Kurt Sorge,
James Doerfling, Andreu Lacondeguy and more in an
extraordinary chronicle of exploration, chaos and culture,
set amongst some of the world’s most harrowing and
remote natural landscapes, including the Andean foothills,
the Gobi Desert and British Columbia’s Fraser River.
A Sunday in Hell
En forårsdag i Helvede
Wadjda
Tue 20 Jan at 6.00pm
Haifaa Al-Mansour • Saudi Arabia/Germany 2012 • 1h38m • DCP
Arabic with English subtitles • PG – Contains mild sex references
Cast: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al
Gohani, Ahd, Sultan Al Assaf.
A charming, groundbreaking drama, shot in Saudi Arabia
and the first feature by a female Saudi filmmaker. Ten-yearold Wadjda lives in Riyadh with her mother. Her dearest
wish is to own a bicycle, but Saudi society isn’t keen on
strong-willed young girls who ride bicycles, and Wadjda
has to fight for what should be hers by right.
Thu 22 Jan at 6.00pm
Jørgen Leth • Denmark 1976 • 1h51m • Format TBC
Danish with English subtitles • 12A • Documentary
Danish filmmaker and poet Jørgen Leth is somewhat
obsessed with bicycle racing as a ritual expression of
human victory and defeat. On April 11, 1976, using twenty
cameramen and a helicopter, he filmed the gruelling ParisRoubaix bike race, which takes place over a single day each
year on the cobbled farm tracks of northern France. Leth
captures the drama as some of the sport’s greats, including
Merckx, De Vlaeminck, Maertens and Moser, battle it out
through the dirt and dust clouds.
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Introduction to European Cinema
ROME, OPEN CITY
GERMANY YEAR ZERO
Introduction to
European Cinema
Now in its tenth year at Filmhouse,
Introduction to European Cinema provides a
great opportunity to see some of the classics
of European cinema on the big screen, many
of which are very rarely shown.
Curated by specialists in European cinema
from the University of Edinburgh¹s Division
of European Languages and Cultures, the
screenings form part of a University course, but
you don¹t need to be a student to come along!
Each screening will be preceded by a short
introduction by Dr Leanne Dawson (Lecturer
in German and Film Studies at the University
of Edinburgh and IEC Course Organiser) or
another University of Edinburgh academic
working on European Cinema.
To keep up to date with screening dates
and times, feel free to ‘like’ IEC’s Facebook
page ‘Introduction to European Cinema at
Filmhouse’ or follow @Filmhouse on Twitter.
BANDE A PART
LIFT TO THE SCAFFOLD
Rome, Open City Roma, città aperta
Bande à part Band of Outsiders
Wed 14 Jan at 5.45pm
Wed 28 Jan at 6.00pm
Roberto Rossellini • Italy 1945 • 1h43m
DCP • Italian and German with English subtitles
12A – Contains moderate violence
Cast: Aldo Fabrizi, Anna Magnani, Marcello Pagliero, Maria Michi.
Jean-Luc Godard • France 1964 • 1h35m • 35mm
French and English with English subtitles
PG – Contains infrequent mild bad language and violence
Cast: Anna Karina, Sami Frey, Claude Brasseur, Louisa Colpeyn.
A landmark of Italian neorealism often cited as one of the
greatest films ever made, Rossellini’s portrait of life under
the Nazi Occupation remains remarkable for its sheer
immediacy, tension and power. Made in extraordinarily
straitened circumstances immediately after the liberation
of Rome, the film follows engineer Giorgio (Marcello
Pagliero) in his attempts to evade the Germans and the
collaborating Italian authorities by seeking help from
Pina (Anna Magnani), fiancée of a fellow member of the
underground resistance, and Don Pietro (Aldo Fabrizi), the
priest due to oversee her marriage. Giorgio is confident
he’d never betray his comrades even if caught – but not
everyone can be so strong…
Godard at his most off-the-cuff spins a fast and loose tale
that continues his love affairs with Hollywood and with
actress Anna Karina. Karina at her most naive is taken up
by two self-conscious toughs, and they try to learn English,
do extravagant mimes of the death of Billy the Kid, execute
some neat dance steps, run around the Louvre at high
speed, and rob Karina’s aunt, with disastrous consequences.
One of Godard’s most open and purely enjoyable films.
Germany Year Zero Germania, anno zero
Wed 21 Jan at 6.15pm
Roberto Rossellini • Italy 1948 • 1h14m • 35mm
German, English and French with English subtitles • PG
Cast: Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze, FranzOtto Krüger, Erich Gühne.
On the battered streets and inside the crumbling buildings
of post-war Berlin, a 12-year-old boy struggles for his and
his family’s survival. Arguably the most harrowing and
nihilistic instalment of Roberto Rossellini’s Trilogy of War
(the first two films being Rome, Open City and Paisá),
Germany Year Zero is a caustic portrait of dehumanisation
and social disintegration.
Lift to the Scaffold
Ascenseur pour l’échafaud
Wed 4 Feb at 6.10pm
Louis Malle • France 1958 • 1h29m
DCP • French with English subtitles
PG – Contains mild language and violence
Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Jean Wall.
In one of the seminal French films of the 1950s, a veteran
of the Indo-China and Algerian Wars (Maurice Ronet) and
his lover (Jeanne Moreau) plan the murder of her armsmanufacturer husband. But on his way from the crime
scene he’s trapped in a lift.
Influenced by Hitchcock and Bresson, Malle consciously
puts his individual stamp on an adaptation of an ingenious
but otherwise conventional roman noir, much influenced
by Double Indemnity. Miles Davis was persuaded to
provide a superb score improvised in a single night.
Intro to European Cinema/L’Age d’Or/The Dilapidated Dwelling
TOGETHER
L’AGE D’OR
PLUS
THE DILAPIDATED DWELLING
SPECIALEVENT
Querelle
(Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982)
Wed 11 Feb at 6.00pm
The Wrong Move Falsche Bewegung
(Wim Wenders, 1975)
Wed 25 Feb at 6.00pm
The King Is Alive
L’Age d’Or
(Kristian Levring, 2000)
Wed 4 Mar at 5.50pm
Together Tillsammans
(Lukas Moodysson, 2000)
Wed 11 Mar at 6.00pm
Babel
A special screening of Luis Buñuel’s surrealist
masterpiece L’Age d’Or with live musical
accompaniment from Sink and Noize Choir, plus
Buñuel’s seminal short Un Chien Andalou.
(Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2006)
Wed 18 Mar at 5.45pm
See our website or next month’s programme for more
information on these films.
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and get 35% off
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Tickets must all be bought at the same time.
Fri 23 Jan at 9.00pm
Luis Buñuel • France 1930 • 1h3m • 35mm • 15
Cast: Gaston Modot, Lya Lys, Caridad de Laberdesque, Max Ernst,
Josep Llorens Artigas, Lionel Salem.
Eighty-odd years on, this provocative tale of two lovers and
their thwarted attempts to consummate their passion has
lost none of its power to upset the Establishment.
PLUS SHORT
Un Chien Andalou
Luis Buñuel • France 1929 • 17m • 35mm • 15
In 1930, L’Age d’Or utilised the quite new technology of
prerecorded sound, albeit with a relatively conservative
music selection. Sink hope to reverse this approach
creating new and exciting music using the old
technology of a largely improvised, acoustic score in
order to animate the film for a contemporary audience.
In conjunction with Sink, Noize Choir, far beyond adding
mere foley sound, have the potential to so augment the
surreal and the sensual, that the truly shocking nature of
the original film may be brought to life.
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Tickets £12/£9
SPECIALEVENT
The Dilapidated Dwelling
Thu 29 Jan at 6.00pm
Patrick Keiller • UK 2000 • 1h20m • Digibeta • 12A
The Dilapidated Dwelling is an examination of the
predicament of domestic space in advanced economies,
the UK in particular. A fictional researcher (with the voice of
Tilda Swinton) returns from a 20-year absence in the Arctic
to find that while the UK is still one of the world’s wealthiest
economies, its houses, flats etc. are typically old, small,
dilapidated, architecturally impoverished, energy-inefficient
and, especially, extraordinarily expensive. The film asks why
repeated attempts to modernise house production have
not been more successful, and attempts to discover why
the UK’s housing economy has become so thoroughly
dystopian. It includes archive footage of Buckminster Fuller,
Constant, Archigram and Walter Segal, and interviews with
Martin Pawley, Saskia Sassen, Doreen Massey and others.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Patrick
Keiller.
A special event in association with Rhubaba Gallery and
Studios. www.rhubaba.org
Supported by Creative Scotland
There will be an accompanying lecture by Patrick Keiller
at Edinburgh College of Art, Main Lecture Theatre, Friday
29 January, 11.30am, free.
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Adventure Film Festival
AFF PROGRAMME 1 - MISSION ANTARCTICA
Adventure
Film Festival
The 10th annual Adventure Film
Festival features eleven of the world’s
most exciting action and adventure
documentary films. From free climbing
in Yosemite to mountain biking in
Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor, and from
canyoneering in Austria to surfing under
the northern lights in Norway’s Arctic
Circle, each of the three film programmes
gives filmgoers a diverse and inspiring
look at how modern day pioneers of
exploration and adventure are pushing
the boundaries of what we thought
possible.
www.adventurefest.co.uk
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AFF PROGRAMME 2 THE BEAUTY OF THE IRRATIONAL
AFF PROGRAMME 3 - VALLEY UPRISING
Adventure Film Fest Programme 1
Adventure Film Fest Programme 2
Mon 19 Jan at 6.00pm
Mon 26 Jan at 5.45pm
1h51m • cert tbc
2h7m • cert tbc
Undo Europe Jay Eisenberg • 4m • DCP
Short and sweet, this film from veteran BASE jumper Jay
Eisenberg adopts the unusual method of depicting jumps
in reverse.
Forgotten Dirt Anthill Films • 10m • DCP
This film takes us on a journey to Afghanistan’s remote
Wakhan Corridor with legendary mountain biker and
filmmaker Matt Hunter as our guide.
Karun Tom Allen & Leon McCarron • 15m • DCP
This British film follows seasoned traveller Tom Allen and
his friend Leon McCarron on a fascinating journey from the
source of Iran’s 450-mile long Karun river to its mouth at
the Persian Gulf.
Sufferfest Cedar Wright • 18m • DCP
This stylish film follows climbers Cedar Wright and Alex
Honnold on an epic three-week mission to bike and climb
all fifteen of California’s 14ers (peaks of 14,000ft and over).
The Cradle of Storms Bryce Lowe-White • 26m • DCP
Follow pro surfers Alex Gray, Josh Mulcoy and Peter
Devries on their journey to the Aleutian Islands, which arch
from Alaska towards Russia in some of the most volatile
waters in the North Pacific.
Mission Antarctica Guido Perrini • 38m • DCP
Xavier de le Rue, arguably the world’s best freeride
snowboarder, invites fellow snowboarder Lucas Debari to
join him, director Guido Perrini and a select film crew on
a journey to Antarctica that proves to be the adventure of
a lifetime.
The Beauty of the Irrational Dean Leslie • 5m • DCP
South African adventure filmmaker Dean Leslie follows
ultrarunner Ryan Sandes as he tries to break the record for
running Namibia’s infamous Fish River Canyon Trail.
Higher Todd Jones & Steve Jones • 56m • DCP
A spectacular account of an audacious bid to climb and
snowboard Shangri La, a 21,400-ft peak in the Himalayas.
Continue Warren Verboom • 18m • DCP
Warren Verboom, the leader of Deap Canyoning, features
in, films and directs this on-the-edge-of-your-seat account
of his team’s exploits in the Swiss Alps.
North of the Sun
Inge Wegge & Jørn Ranum • 48m • DCP • Norwegian with English subtitles
Two friends who live for nine months on an uninhabited
bay on Norway’s remote north coast.
Adventure Film Fest Programme 3
Mon 2 Feb at 6.00pm
1h40m • cert tbc
Valley Uprising
Peter Mortimer & Nick Rosen • USA 2014 • Documentary
This award-winning, feature-length movie about the
turbulent history and enduring love affair with rock
climbing in Yosemite is also an exploration of America’s
counterculture through the past 60 years.
Special Events
BETWEEN DOG AND WOLF: THE NEW MODEL ARMY STORY
WRITE SHOOT CUT: SKELETONS
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Secret Histories: Screening Irish History
JIMMY’S HALL
THE MAGDALENE SISTERS
Secret Histories:
Screening Irish
History
Secret Histories explores the dark and
troubling aspects of Irish life. From
institutional abuse in Magdalene homes to
the forced deportation of the revolutionary
Jimmy Gralton in 1933, this series reveals
Irish history in imaginative, provocative and
controversial ways. The series includes John
Ford’s 1935 classic The Informer and the
Scottish premiere of A Terrible Beauty, about
the 1916 Rising. Each of the four films will be
followed by a Q&A with filmmakers, critics
and experts. Following the success of our Irish History
season last year we are delighted to be
working again with University of Edinburgh
School of History, Classics and Archaeology.
THE INFORMER
A TERRIBLE BEAUTY
Jimmy’s Hall
The Informer
Sat 24 Jan at 2.50pm
Sat 21 Feb at 3.20pm
Ken Loach • UK/Ireland/France 2014 • 1h49m • DCP
12A – Contains strong language, moderate violence
Cast: Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Andrew Scott, Jim Norton.
John Ford • USA 1935 • 1h31m • 16mm • PG
Cast: Victor McLaglen, Heather Angel, Preston Foster, Margot
Grahame, Wallace Ford.
Ken Loach’s period drama tells the true story of political
activist Jimmy Gralton, who was deported after building a
dance hall on a rural crossroads in Ireland – a place where
young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream...
but above all to dance and have fun.
Former boxer Victor McLaglen gave the performance
of his life as scar-faced Gypo Nolan in John Ford’s 1935
adaptation of Liam O’Flaherty’s novel, about a harddrinking brute who betrays one of his friends in order to
collect a reward during the Irish Civil War of 1922.
The Magdalene Sisters
Sat 7 Feb at 3.00pm
Peter Mullan • Ireland/UK 2002 • 1h59m • 35mm • 15
Cast: Geraldine McEwan, Anne-Marie Duff, Eileen Walsh, Dorothy
Duffy, Nora-Jane Noone.
For over 150 years, the Magdalene Laundries existed to
punish young women who had fallen foul of Ireland’s
strict adherence to Catholic doctrine. Many spent their
lives there, to be buried in unmarked graves. Set in the
1960s, Peter Mullan’s powerful film dramatises the lives of
three women sent to a Laundry as punishment for their
‘sins’. With exceptional performances throughout, it is an
indictment of a system that put religious dogma before
the rights of its children.
A Terrible Beauty
Sat 7 Mar at 3.20pm
Keith Farrell • Ireland 2013 • 1h37m • DCP
12A – Contains moderate violence and one use of strong language
Cast: Hugh O’Conor, Owen McDonnell, Rick Burn, Gina Costigan.
Ireland’s bloody 1916 Easter Rising was an early bid for the
nation’s independence, but the massive loss of life was a
tragedy that still resonates through the Irish diaspora. This
meticulously researched docudrama combines archive
footage and dramatic re-enactments based on first-hand
accounts to vividly recreate the ferocious battles of
Dublin’s Mount Street and North King Street, as seen from
the perspective of the Irish Volunteers, British soldiers, and
innocent civilians.
TICKETDEAL
Buy any three (or more) tickets for films in this season
and get 15% off
This offer is available online, in person and on the
phone, on both full price and concession price tickets.
Tickets must all be bought at the same time.
Scotland Galore!
THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE
FROM SCOTLAND WITH LOVE
Scotland Galore!
The final screenings in our season of great films
set in Scotland, part of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay
Festival, a packed programme welcoming the
arrival of the New Year and saying farewell to
the old. For details of all events, go to www.
edinburghshogmanay.org
THE WICKER MAN
THE ILLUSIONIST
What We Did on Our Holiday
The Wicker Man: The Final Cut
Fri 2 Jan at 6.00pm
Sat 3 Jan at 1.00pm
Andy Hamilton & Guy Jenkin • UK 2014 • 1h35m • DCP
12A – Contains moderate bad language, discriminatory
language, moderate sex references
Cast: David Tennant, Rosamund Pike, Billy Connolly, Celia Imrie.
Robin Hardy • UK 1973 • 1h35m • DCP
15 – Contains moderate horror, sex and nudity
Cast: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Eckland, Diane
Cilento, Ingrid Pitt.
Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) travel
to the Scottish Highlands with their three children for
Doug’s father Gordie’s (Billy Connolly) birthday party. From
the creators of the hit BBC comedy series Outnumbered,
What We Did on Our Holiday is a heart-warming, uplifting
comedy.
Generally regarded as one of the best British horror
films ever made, The Wicker Man focuses on a virginal
police officer, who is sent to a remote Scottish island to
investigate the case of a missing child...
The Illusionist L’illusionniste
Sun 4 Jan at 1.00pm
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Fri 2 Jan at 1.00pm
Ronald Neame • UK 1969 • 1h56m • DCP • 12A
Cast: Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin, Gordon
Jackson, Celia Johnson.
This Oscar-winning classic is set in a private school in 1930s
Edinburgh, where Maggie Smith’s headstrong teacher
ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable
young charges with her over-romanticised world view.
TICKETDEALS
Buy any three (or more) tickets for films in this season
and get 15% off
Buy any six (or more) tickets for films in this season and
get 25% off
These offers are available online, in person and on the
phone, on both full price and concession price tickets.
Tickets must all be bought at the same time.
From Scotland With Love
Sat 3 Jan at 6.00pm
Virginia Heath • UK 2014 • 1h16m • DCP
U – Contains no material likely to offend or harm
Made entirely of Scottish film archive, From Scotland
With Love is a feature film by award-winning director
Virginia Heath with a transcendent score by Scottish
musician and composer King Creosote. A journey into
our collective past, the film explores universal themes of
love, loss, resistance, migration, work and play. Ordinary
people, some long since dead, their names and identities
largely forgotten, appear shimmering from the depth of
the vaults to take a starring role. Brilliantly edited together,
these silent individuals become composite characters,
who emerge to tell us their stories, given voice by King
Creosote’s poetic music and lyrics.
Sylvain Chomet • UK/France 2010 • 1h20m • DCP
PG – Contains a scene of aborted suicide and images of smoking
Sylvain Chomet’s beautifully animated film is a truly
magical piece of cinema. Our weary hero is an over-the-hill
magician, complete with less-than-friendly white rabbit.
Always in search of a paying gig, the illusionist treks from
Paris to the Western Isles to Edinburgh – acquiring, along
the way, a young travelling companion who sincerely
believes in his magical abilities.
Whisky Galore!
Sun 4 Jan at 6.00pm
Alexander Mackendrick • UK 1949 • 1h24m • DCP • U
Cast: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Jean Cadell, Gordon
Jackson, James Robertson.
The story of a ship that runs aground carrying 50,000 cases
of whisky, and of the fictional Todday islanders’ attempts to
salvage and hang on to the cargo.
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Education and Learning
TESTAMENT OF YOUTH
INSIDE HANA’S SUITCASE
Education and Learning
Filmhouse offers schools the opportunity to engage with a variety of film which support moving image
literacy and subjects including modern languages and social studies. To book please call 0131 228 6382
or email [email protected] Details at www.filmhousecinema.com/learning
Testament of Youth 20 Jan & 4 Feb • 10am • 2h10m • Tickets £3 per pupil, teachers free
Vera Brittain’s beloved First World War memoir is exquisitely realised in this moving and timely adaptation. It tells a
powerful coming-of-age story which tackles love, war, loss and remembrance.
Intelligent and free-spirited Vera overcomes the narrow-mindedness of her conservative parents, winning a
scholarship to Oxford. She is encouraged and inspired by her brother and his friends, particularly the brilliant
Roland Leighton, who shares her dream of being a writer. But Vera’s hopes for the future are brutally shattered as
war is declared.
Inside Hana’s Suitcase 27 Jan • 10am • 1h28m • Suitable for P6-S3 • Tickets £3 per pupil, teachers free
A special screening for Holocaust Memorial Day.
Hana Brady was just a little girl when she and her brother George were singled out as Jews and sent to a
concentration camp by the Nazis. 70 years later a class of Japanese children doing a project on bullying received
a package from the Holocaust museum in Germany. It contained what appears to be Hana’s suitcase and from
this starting point the children and their teacher begin to unravel her story. A moving film which deals with the
difficult subject of the holocaust, and a wider theme of tolerance. The film is narrated by children in Japan, Czech
Republic and Canada, who have all learnt the story of Hana and her suitcase. Links to teaching resources at
www.filmhousecinema.com/learning
Young Programmers @ Edinburgh International Film Festival
Are you aged 15-19yrs and passionate about cinema? Would you be interested in viewing and selecting films
for Edinburgh International Film Festival? From January until April 2014 the EIFF Young Programmers meet every
Wednesday to watch new shorts and feature films and to select the very best for EIFF. You will learn about the
curation, promotion and presentation of films for EIFF and have the opportunity to attend the Festival in June.
We are now accepting applications to this programme so to register your interest, or for more information, please
contact Nicola Kettlewood on 0131 228 6382 or at [email protected]
FILMHOUSE CAFE BAR
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and enjoy one of our superb cakes.
Our full menu runs from noon to 10pm seven
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All our dishes are prepared on the premises using
fresh ingredients.
We have an extensive vegetarian range with a
variety of daily specials.
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real choice in ales, beers and bottles.
A special event? Just ask, we can probably help.
Or just come and relax in the ambience!
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Friday: 8am - 12.30am
Saturday: 10am - 12.30am
Sunday: 10am - 11.30pm
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Film Quiz
Sunday 11 January
Filmhouse’s phenomenally successful (and rather
tricky) monthly quiz. Free to enter, teams of up to
eight, to be seated in the cafe bar by 9pm.
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two and three have one space each and to
Ken Hay
get to these you need to use our platform
CEO
lifts. Staff are always on hand to help
operate them – please ask at the box office Rod White
when you purchase your tickets. A second Head of Filmhouse
accessible toilet is situated at the lower
Robert Howie
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Customer Experience Manager
Advance booking for wheelchair spaces is
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Holly Daniel & Nicola Kettlewood
a helper to assist you in any way, then they Knowledge & Learning
will receive a complimentary ticket.
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description for customers with visual
impairments and subtitles for those with
hearing difficulties – see page 2 for details
of these.
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