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Diary of a

Marshland Maggie Love & Mercy Eden Theeb Au revoir l’été 13 Minutes Best of Enemies P’tit Quinquin Made in Prague The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson Beyond Borders Film Festival POUT Fest Tour The Adventures of Prince Achmed Filmhouse Junior The Long Good Friday Over the Rainbow Man with a Movie Camera The Man Who Would Be King The Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival Powered by YouTube

Teenage Girl A FILM BY

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7 Days in Syria 27 13 Minutes 6 52 Tuesdays 23 The Adventures of Prince Achmed 29 Arrietty 13 Au revoir l’été 6 Best of Enemies 7 Beyond Borders Film Festival 2015 26-27 Blind Cinema 28 Bullitt 14 The Burning 5 Burden of Peace 27 Burning Bush 20 Closely Observed Trains 11 Come and See... 29 Coming Soon 18 The Diary of a Teenage Girl 5 Dirty Harry 29 Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder 13 Doctor Who 25 Dressed as a Girl 22 Drone 26 The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson 9 Eden 9 Education and Learning 30 EIFF Short Film Challenge 2015 25 Fair Play 20 Filmhouse Cafe Bar + Quiz 30 Filmhouse Explorer 4 Filmhouse Junior 12-13 Filmhouse Loyalty Card 4 Filmhouse Membership 32 Gallipoli 28 A Girl at My Door 22 Glasvegas live music performance 24 God Is Not Working on Sunday! 27

Greg Proops Film Club 14 The Grim Game 8 The Guardian Ed’burgh Int’l TV Festival 24-25 Hand of God 25 Hedwig and the Angry Inch 23 Honeymoon 21 Into the Clouds We Gaze 21 The Lego Movie 13 LIAF: For Ages 0-6 12 LIAF: For Ages 7+ 12 The Long Good Friday 11 Love & Mercy 10 Made in Prague 20-21 Maggie 10 The Man Who Would Be King 29 Man with a Movie Camera 7 Marshland 5 MasterChef 24 Minions 13 Nowhere in Moravia 21 Over the Rainbow 20 POUT Fest Tour 22-23 Precinct Seven Five 10 P’tit Quinquin 8 The Secret of Kells 12 Sean Connery’s 85th Birthday 29 She’s Funny That Way 7 Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait 26 Singing in the Rainforest 24 Sink live music performance 29 Soft Lad 23 Tangled 12 That Sugar Film 8 Theeb 6 A Very German Welcome 26 Women, War & Peace: War Redefined 27 The Wonders 9 The Wrecking Crew 11 Write Shoot Cut 28 Young Frankenstein 14

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 Diary of a Teenage Girl and Eden have audio description, and the following screenings will have onscreen captions: Tue 18 Aug at 6.00pm The Diary of a Teenage Girl Mon 31 Aug at 1.05pm Eden

FORCRYINGOUTLOUD Screenings for carers and their babies! Tickets £4.50/£3.50 concessions per adult. Screenings are strictly limited to babies under 12 months accompanied by no more than two adults. Babychanging, bottle-warming and buggy parking facilities are available. Mon 10 Aug at 11am Gallipoli Mon 17 Aug at 11am Theeb Mon 24 Aug at 11am She’s Funny That Way Mon 31 Aug at 11am Love & Mercy

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LOVE & MERCY

THEEB

THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

”If you’re blue and you don’t know where to go to…” As I write this, that’s EIFF over for another year. And what a splendid edition it was! As per, I lent a hand hosting intros and Q&As, and once again had the very real pleasure of meeting a whole bunch of filmmakers who were, as is nearly always the case, lovely folks. None more so than that Ewan McGregor I’d have to say, once I’d gotten over the shock of him not remembering me from the last time we met. I mean, it was only 15 years ago! We now have the long and (presently) hot summer stretching out in front of us, and the triple challenge of competing for your attention against the weather, the world’s biggest arts festival, and the film industry’s habit of clogging the summer schedules mostly with blockbusters… of varying quality. Having said that, there is more interesting stuff around this July/August than usual, and I’m told that is set to continue year on year as the industry shifts its usual practice once again. Customarily, some of those films (Mistress America and 45 Years) are available to our local competition in August and not to us until September for the usual bunch of hokey reasons, but that’s fine because we know you’ll wait to see them here… Despite such challenges, I can confidently assert we’ve delivered an interesting and varied programme despite the seasonal and enforced exiguity (thanks to University of Edinburgh alumnus Roget for that one) of our preferred kind of films. One of the films that the local competition I mentioned earlier doesn’t, thankfully, seem so keen on is Theeb (page 6), but it’s actually the best of the lot. I watched it many months ago and had no particular expectation of it as just one of hundreds of films needing to be assessed for screening here, but fell for it in a big way. It’s set during the First World War, around the same time and place as Lawrence of Arabia, and tells the tale of the young Bedouin boy of the title, drawn by his devotion to his elder brother into the dangerous world of men – soldiers and bandits – and the desert. Many of the screenings are in our biggest screen to make the most of the stunning Fordian/Monument Valley-evoking Jordanian locations. If you see only one film this month, I would make it this one. Trust me, you won’t regret it - and if you do, then I’ll try my best not to despair of you! Use the Filmhouse Explorer deal (page 4) and enjoy what might be the best cultural experience you can have for £4.50… The Diary of a Teenage Girl gets a release following its triumphant EIFF bow (sorry ladies and gents, we can’t promise Mr Skarsgård in attendance this time); and, playing like a Spanish True Detective, the 10 Goya-winning Marshland (La isla mínima) tells the dark tale of two homicide cops on the hunt for a serial killer in the astonishing landscape of the country’s deep south Doñana region. Beyond Diary, there’s also a whole host of other films coming around that played at EIFF, such as the brilliant, very singular take on the biopic (of Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson); Love & Mercy; and Oliver Hirschbiegel’s stirring and harrowing film, 13 Minutes, about the man who nearly blew up Hitler in 1939. And there’s a few classic restorations too, including Dziga Vertov’s seminal doc; Man with a Movie Camera; Hoskins and Mirren in The Long Good Friday and Jirí Menzel’s Oscar-winning Closely Observed Trains. We’re partnering up again with our friends at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival Powered by YouTube (26-28 August) for some great events; and comedian Greg Proops drops in for a couple of editions of his Film Club, where he’ll be hosting rare screenings of Bullitt and Young Frankenstein. Rod White, Head of Filmhouse

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Filmhouse Explorer

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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/filmhouse-explorer Happy Exploring!

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MARSHLAND

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THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL

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THE BURNING

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The Diary of a Teenage Girl

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Sat 8 & Sun 9 Aug

Alberto Rodríguez • Spain 2014 • 1h44m • Digital • Spanish with English subtitles • 15 - Contains strong language, violence, injury detail, references to sexual violence Cast: Javier Gutiérrez, Raúl Arévalo, Antonio de la Torre, Nerea Barros, Salva Reina, Jesús Castro, Manolo Solo.

Marielle Heller • USA 2015 • 1h42m • Digital 18 - Contains strong sex Cast: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig.

Pablo Fendrik • Argentina/Mexico/Brazil/France/USA 2014 1h41m • Digital • Spanish with English subtitles, some unsubtitled English 15 - Contains strong bloody violence, gory images, injury detail, sex Cast: Gael García Bernal, Alice Braga, Claudio Tolcachir, Chico Díaz, Jorge Sesán.

At the beginning of the 1980s, Spain is still undergoing its transition to democracy after decades of Fascist rule under Franco. In Villafranco del Guadalquivir, a forgotten town in the wetlands of Andalusia, two teenage girls go missing, bringing two homicide detectives from Madrid to try and track them down. With troubled pasts and decidedly contrasting approaches, Juan (Javier Gutiérrez) and Pedro (Raúl Arévalo) must put aside their differences to hunt a predator who has spent years terrorising a community rooted in misogyny and machismo. Drawing equally on classic noir and modern detective drama, director Alberto Rodríguez (7 Virgins) has crafted a tense and richly textured period thriller.

In 1970s San Francisco, precocious young cartoonist Minnie (Bel Powley) can’t wait to grow up. Her mother’s (Kristen Wiig) no-holds-barred approach to partying colours her adolescent judgement, encouraging her to seek grown-up thrills anywhere she can. Instigating a liaison with her mother’s boyfriend, Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård), she begins a passionate affair with a man two decades her senior, and despite the age gap remains utterly in control. Expertly handled and light-hearted in tone, the film boasts great performances, including a truly accomplished central performance from star-in-theascendant Bel Powley.

Somewhere in the Argentinean rainforest, a mysterious man (Gael García Bernal) witnesses the brutal murder of an innocent farmer and the abduction of his daughter. With an instinctive knowledge of the surrounding area, he sets out to rescue her, leaving a series of inventive and brutal booby-traps in his wake for anyone who dares to follow him. Modelled on the Westerns of Ford and Leone, and with a slew of stylishly bloody setpieces, The Burning is a visually jolting thrillride of vengeance and valour.

Matinee Special! If you’re a Senior Citizen you can go to a matinee 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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AU REVOIR L’ÉTÉ

13 MINUTES

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Au revoir l’été

Hotori no Sakuko

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13 Minutes Elser

Tue 11 & Wed 12 Aug

Showing from Fri 14 Aug

Koji Fukada • Japan/USA 2013 • 2h6m • Digital Japanese with English subtitles 12A - Contains moderate sex, sex references, nudity Cast: Fumi Nikaido, Mayu Tsuruta, Taiga, Kanji Furutachi.

Oliver Hirschbiegel • Germany 2015 • 1h50m • Digital • German with English subtitles • 15 - Contains scenes of torture, hanging Cast: Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner, Johann von Bülow.

An 18-year-old secondary-school girl, Sakuko, learns about the deceptions of the adult world in this pleasingly lowkey and thoughtful film from director Koji Fukada. When she accompanies her aunt on a seaside summer holiday, the new faces she encounters include a philandering college professor, a tough young waitress and a troubled young refugee from Fukushima who is working at his uncle’s love hotel. The spirit of Eric Rohmer lives in Japan!

Oliver Hirschbiegel returns to the Second World War (he made the acclaimed film Downfall) and German-language cinema for this tense and fascinating story about a determined German man who tried to assassinate Hitler in 1939. He brilliantly fleshes out the story of Georg Elser (an impressive Christian Friedel), who planted a bomb behind Hitler’s lectern in a Munich beer cellar. But the explosion missed by those 13 minutes. A gripping look at Germany in the early years of Hitler, and a tribute to a man of great courage and will.

THEEB

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Theeb Showing from Fri 14 Aug Naji Abu Nowar • United Arab Emirates/Qatar/Jordan/UK 2014 1h40m • Digital • Arabic with English subtitles • cert tbc Cast: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh, Jack Fox, Marji Audeh.

1916. In the farthest reaches of the Ottoman Empire, a young Bedouin boy, Theeb (Eid Al-Hwietat, impressive in this title role), and his brother Hussein (Salameh) act as guides to a British Officer (Fox) and his companion. When - suddenly and abruptly - their plans go awry, the brothers must adapt and survive in the desolate yet beautiful landscapes of the Hijaz region. With tense sequences and knowing nods to classic Westerns, this coming-of-age adventure is an impressive debut from its director, Naji Abu Nowar.


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BEST OF ENEMIES

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MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA

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Man with a Movie Camera

Tue 18 to Thu 20 Aug

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Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville • USA 2015 • 1h27m • Digital 15 - Contains very strong language, strong sex Documentary featuring Gore Vidal, Kelsey Grammer, John Lithgow, Dick Cavett, Noam Chomsky, Christopher Hitchens.

Fri 21 to Sun 23 Aug

The summer of 1968 saw a milestone in American television history, when then-struggling ABC broadcasted a series of live debates between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative WIlliam F. Buckley Jr. Explosive exchanges were to follow, and both men’s mistrust for one another was matched only their belief in their own respective ideologies. Audiences, riveted, tuned in en masse, and this arguably marked the beginning of modern television political punditry. Best of Enemies examines these irrevocably intertwined men, their verbal sparring and the televisual influence on

Dziga Vertov • Soviet Union 1929 • 1h8m • Digital • Silent U - Contains funeral and childbirth images

The best-known work of experimental documentary pioneer Dziga Vertov, Man with a Movie Camera is one the most influential films in cinema history. A poetic vision of urban life in 1920s Russia, Vertov’s extraordinary montage presents a bustling city at work and at play - a high-octane metropolis invigorated by an increasingly industrialised economy. Narrative-free and stripped of many of the conventions of silent cinema, the film exhibits a technical confidence that belies the fact that it was the director’s first feature. With its stunning range of camera angles and imaginative use of cinematic tricks (including dissolves, split screen, slow motion and freeze-frames), Vertov’s ‘mechanical eye’takes centre-stage, his images ingeniously edited together to present an exhilarating ode to Bolshevik Russia. The 23 August 3.15pm screening of Man with a Movie Camera will be introduced by Dr David Sorfa, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY

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She’s Funny That Way From Fri 21 Aug Peter Bogdanovich • USA 2014 • 1h34m • Digital • 12A - Contains infrequent strong language, moderate sex references Cast: Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson, Kathryn Hahn, Rhys Ifans, Jennifer Aniston, Will Forte.

Director Peter Bogdanovich throws back the years and delivers a screwball romp that is reminiscent of his 1970s classic What’s Up, Doc? The strong cast - including Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Jennifer Aniston and Rhys Ifans - shine in this story of privileged showbiz types: a hooker with a heart of gold, obsessed older men and an angry therapist. A frothy tale of romantic misadventures, delivered with pace, style and a real sense of fun, this freewheeling, oldfashioned sex comedy has a few surprises in store along the way.

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THAT SUGAR FILM

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P’TIT QUINQUIN

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THE GRIM GAME

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That Sugar Film

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The Grim Game

Fri 21 to Tue 25 Aug

Sat 22 & Sun 23 Aug

Sat 22 & Sun 23 Aug

Damon Gameau • Australia 2014 • 1h34m • Digital • 12A - Contains dental surgery scene Documentary featuring Damon Gameau, Stephen Fry.

Bruno Dumont • France 2014 • 3h18m • Digital • French with English subtitles 15 - Contains strong language, nudity, gory images Cast: Alane Delhaye, Lucy Caron, Bernard Pruvost, Philippe Jore, Corentin Carpentier.

Irvin Willat • USA 1919 • 1h11m • Digital • Silent • cert tbc Cast: Harry Houdini, Ann Forrest, Thomas Jefferson, Augustus Phillips, Tully Marshall.

A devastating health documentary that will have you seriously looking at your food choices and worrying about sugar intake. The debut film from Australian actor Damon Gameau, who sets out to expose (in true Morgan Spurlock style) how much sugar we consume without even realising it. The science is presented in fun ways - plus he has cameos from Hugh Jackman and Stephen Fry to help things along - but at heart this is a serious film with a tough message. And not one to sugar-coat. Filmhouse email list For screening times, news and competitions, join our email list at www.filmhousecinema.com/email/subscribe Filmhouse mailing list To have this monthly programme sent to you for a year, send £7 (cheques payable to Filmhouse Ltd) with your name and address and the month you wish your subscription to start, or subscribe in person at the box office or by phone on 0131 228 2688. Facebook News, updates and competitions: www.facebook.com/filmhousecinema Twitter Follow @Filmhouse for news and updates

When a series of bizarre crimes breaks out in Northern France - beginning with one in which a corpse is found stuffed inside a dead cow hidden in a World War II bunker - Commandant Van der Weyden is sent to investigate. But, throughout, he is dogged by a gang of young scoundrels, led by the eponymous P’tit Quinquin. Originally conceived as a four-part television serial, P’tit Quinquin is a slapstick, metaphysical murder mystery pitched somewhere between Twin Peaks and True Detective, and with a lead character equal parts Clouseau and Columbo. Directed by the acclaimed Bruno Dumont (La vie de Jésus, Hors Satan), and with a cast composed entirely of local actors, the film is absurdly humorous - but also does not shy away from the director’s trademark controversialism, here manifested in some decidedly unpleasant depictions of casual racism.

For over half a century, it was thought that most of the films starring master magician Harry Houdini had not survived. But, in 2015, silent cinema and magic fans alike thrilled to the rediscovery of the complete The Grim Game, now restored to its full length after only previously existing in a five-minute excerpt. In it, Houdini stars as Harvey Hanford, a reporter who attempts to break into jail by faking his uncle’s murder. But, when his uncle is found killed by a gang who have framed Hanford and kidnapped his girlfriend, he must go out of his way to prove his innocence. Which means, of course, that he must undertake a spectacular series of increasingly daredevil escapes from those who try to hold him back. Capturing on camera some of Houdini’s greatest tricks including the still-stunning feat of freeing himself from a straitjacket whilst suspended from the top of a skyscraper - The Grim Game is a marvel of genuine movie magic. Screens with a new recorded score by composer Brane Zivkovic.


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THE ECSTASY OF WILKO JOHNSON

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THE WONDERS

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EDEN

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Eden

Mon 24 to Thu 27 Aug

Le meraviglie

Fri 28 to Mon 31 Aug

Julien Temple • UK 2015 • 1h32m • Digital 15 - Contains strong language, bloody images Documentary featuring Wilko Johnson, Roger Daltrey.

Mon 24 to Thu 27 Aug

Mia Hansen-Løve • France 2014 • 2h11m • Digital • French with English subtitles and several scenes of unsubtitled English 15 - Contains strong language, sex, drug use Cast: Félix de Givry, Pauline Etienne, Vincent Macaigne, Greta Gerwig, Brady Corbet, Golshifteh Farahani.

A terminal cancer diagnosis is met with a buoyant and inspiring response in Julien Temple’s freeform documentary. The patient: former Dr. Feelgood and The Blockheads guitarist, Wilko Johnson. Widowed nine years earlier in similar circumstances, Johnson’s reaction to his own looming mortality was to embrace a new appreciation of life. As he embarks on a ‘farewell tour’ and the recording of a long-discussed album with old friend Roger Daltry, Johnson’s sudden joie de vivre in the face of grim circumstances is matched by Temple’s distinctive, digressive filmmaking style.

Alice Rohrwacher • Italy/Switzerland/Germany 2014 • 1h51m • Digital • Italian, French and German with English subtitles 15 - Contains strong language Cast: Maria Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Alba Rohrwacher, Sabine Timoteo, Agnese Graziani, Monica Bellucci.

The family of 12-year-old Gelsomina (Maria Alexandra Lungu, in an extraordinary debut) lives in the Italian countryside, tending to their beehives and staying at arm’s length from the outside world. But that world is growing ever more unavoidable, whether in the form of hunters who stalk their land by night or new regulations on their honey harvesting. One summer, the family’s fragile unity is attacked on two fronts: by the arrival of Martin, a boy from a work rehabilitation program, and from‘Countryside Wonders’, a glitzy prize competition hosted by ambiguous star Milly Catena (Monica Bellucci). Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, this second fiction feature by Alice Rohrwacher (Corpo Celeste) is a glimpse into a meticulously-constructed rural world, filmed with the objective eye of a seasoned documentarian and shot through with expertly-deployed touches of wry humour and magic realism.

A compelling chronicle of the French electronic music scene, from underground raves to established eminence, all set to a pulse-pounding soundtrack. Centred on the experiences of co-writer and influential DJ Sven Løve (brother of director Mia Hansen-Løve), Eden follows rising musical talent Paul Vallée (Félix de Givry) over more than two decades. Although he helps found the influential ‘Cheers’ club night, and watches two local talents go on to world domination as Daft Punk, his immediate circle of friends enjoy only small-scale successes and mainly insular fame. As this balances against a string of broken relationships, as well as personal tragedies, financial setbacks and expensive drug habits, it becomes increasingly apparent to those around Paul that the musical paradise of their youth may already be lost. “Mia Hansen-Løve’s Eden is the most interesting movie I’ve seen so far in 2015: gorgeous, haunting, epic and intimate.” - Bret Easton Ellis

Eden contains a sequence of flashing lights which may affect audience members who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

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PRECINCT SEVEN FIVE

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MAGGIE

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Love & Mercy

Maggie

Fri 28 Aug to Tue 1 Sep

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Sat 29 Aug to Tue 1 Sep

Tiller Russell • USA 2014 • 1h44m • Digital • 15 - Contains strong language, drug use, strong real crime scene images Documentary featuring Michael Dowd, Kenny Eurell.

Bill Pohlad • USA 2014 • 2h1m • Digital • 12A - Contains drug use, references to child abuse, infrequent strong language Cast: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti.

Henry Hobson • USA 2015 • 1h35m • Digital 15 - Contains strong threat, bloody images Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson.

This gripping story of police corruption gone out of control makes for gripping viewing. The title refers to the Brooklyn precinct where young patrolman Michael Dowd morphed from smart young recruit to a hardened criminal who stole money and drugs and later worked alongside a Dominican drug baron. The true stories of dirty cops who worked alongside brutal drugs gangs in New York in the 1980s prove more amazing than any fictional version, the interviews are gripping and the documentary becomes a fascinating delve into a world of gleeful corruption.

This is no simple, formally-structured biopic. Instead, Bill Pohlad’s mesmeric film focuses on two contrasting periods in the life of Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson: the sun-kissed success of the 1960s, when Wilson (played by Paul Dano) defined the sound of the group; and then contemporary times, where the middle-aged Wilson (now played by John Cusack) starts a romance that sees him set to clash with a controversial therapist who has taken over all aspects of his life. An elusive and enthralling film.

A zombie film with an art-film sensibility, the engrossing, engaging and genuinely moving Maggie sees a bearded Arnold Schwarzenegger at his very best as a loving Midwest farmer who is determined to bring his daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin) home after she is infected by cannibalistic zombies. As the disease takes hold, her loving father stays by her side, fending off the military and police (as well as other zombies) with the inevitable transformation growing ever closer. A memorable variation on the zombie movie.

After Love & Mercy, see the real Brian Wilson in The Wrecking Crew (page 11), a documentary about the session musicians who played on hundreds of classic 60s albums, including Pet Sounds.


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CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS

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Closely Observed Trains Ostre sledované vlaky Sun 30 Aug to Thu 3 Sep Jirí Menzel • Czechoslovakia 1966 • 1h32m • Digital • Czech and German with English subtitles • 15 - Contains moderate sex Cast: Václav Neckár, Josef Somr, Vlastimil Brodsky, Vladimír Valenta, Alois Vachek.

A real charmer from the heyday of the Czech New Wave. Despite being set during the German occupation, it is totally immersed in the pubescent problems of Milos, who takes up his first job as an apprentice railway platform guard with the anti-social resolve to do as little work as possible while others slave. A wonderfully funny observational drama about a sleepy little backwater depot where nothing ever happens, but where there is a whole universe of frustration, eroticism, adventure and romance. The 2 September 6.00pm screening of Closely Observed Trains will be introduced by Dr David Sorfa, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY

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THE WRECKING CREW

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Tue 1 to Thu 3 Sep

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John Mackenzie • UK 1980 • 1h54m • Digital • English and some French with English subtitles 18 - Contains strong bloody violence, strong language Cast: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Eddie Constantine.

Denny Tedesco • USA 2008 • 1h41m • Digital • cert tbc Documentary featuring Brian Wilson, Nancy Sinatra, Cher, Glen Campbell, Leon Russell, Dick Clark.

A wealthy London mob boss struggles to retain control of his untouchable lifestyle when he unwittingly becomes a target of the Irish Republican Army. In a changing city where property development is exploding into life and corruption is accordingly rife, gangster kingpin Harold Shand (Hoskins) sees his ambitious plans go awry when he is routed by a sudden and unexpected IRA attack. John Mackenzie’s hard-edged thriller showcases the talents of two British all-time greats - Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren - and skilfully weaves cultural themes and events of the late 1970s into its plot, culminating in a truly memorable final scene. The 1 September 1.00pm screening of The Long Good Friday will be introduced by Dr Jonny Murray, Senior Lecturer in Film and Visual Culture at Edinburgh College of Art.

In the spirit of Standing in the Shadows of Motown and 20 Feet from Stardom, The Wrecking Crew explores how a single group of session musicians - known to those in the industry, but barely heard of outside it - provided the backing music for an entire swathe of iconic pop songs during the 1960s. Their previously unheralded contributions were to affect tracks from ‘Mrs Robinson’ to the ‘Mission: Impossible’ theme, and for artists ranging from Nat ‘King’ Cole and Frank Sinatra to the Beach Boys and Ike & Tina Turner.

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LIAF: FOR AGES 0-6

LIAF: FOR AGES 7+

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!

THE SECRET OF KELLS

LIAF: For Ages 0-6 Sun 9 Aug only 1h16m • Digital • U

A programme of 14 short films from the London International Animation Festival, specially chosen for children aged 0-6. This international showcase includes The New Species (Czech Republic), about three kids who decide to seek scholarly wisdom from a paleontologist; Miriam’s Kite (Estonia), about a pet chicken that takes to the skies; and the charming My Mum Is an Aeroplane (Russia/USA).

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The Secret of Kells Sun 23 Aug only Tomm Moore • France/Belgium/Ireland 2009 • 1h19m • Digital PG - Contains some scary scenes With the voices of Venise du Bois du Roy, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Hourican, Mick Lally, Michael McGrath.

In a remote medieval outpost of Ireland, young Brendan embarks on a new life of adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying a book brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest.

LIAF: For Ages 7+

Tangled

Sun 16 Aug only

Sun 30 Aug only

1h30m • Digital • PG

Nathan Greno & Byron Howard • USA 2010 • 1h40m • Digital PG - Contains mild violence, threat and brief sight of blood With the voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, MC Gainey.

A programme of 10 short films from the London International Animation Festival, specially chosen for children aged 7 and over. They include Effie Pappa’s McLaren Award-winning My Stuffed Granny, about the desperate measures to which Sofia and her dad go to claim grumpy granny’s pension, and the delightful Rabbit and Deer, in which two friends learn to live with each other’s differences after one of them enters the third dimension.

When charming bandit Flynn hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel, a feisty maiden with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Rapunzel, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief, and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed adventure.


Filmhouse Junior

MINIONS

ARRIETTY

THE LEGO MOVIE

DOCTOR PROCTOR’S FART POWDER

Minions

The Lego Movie

Sun 6 Sep only

Sun 20 Sep only

Doktor Proktors prompepulver

Kyle Balda & Pierre Coffin • USA 2015 • 1h31m • Digital U - Contains mild comic violence With the voices of Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Steve Coogan, Allison Janney, Michael Keaton.

Phil Lord & Christopher Miller • USA/Denmark/Australia 2014 1h40m • Digital • U - Contains mild fantasy violence and very mild language With the voices of Christopher Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Will Ferrell, Will Arnett.

Sun 27 Sep only

Emmet is a perfectly ordinary, generic construction worker. He spends his days following the instructions and building whatever is desired of him. That is until he discovers the Piece of Resistance, a relic which heralds the coming of ‘The Special’. As the prophesy has foretold, The Special will save the world from ultimate destruction. Emmet goes on a wild adventure through all the Lego realms, from The Wild West to Cloud Cuckoo Land, on a quest to save the world and ultimately discover what is truly special about himself.

A delightfully silly family film based on a series of books by crime writer Jo Nesbø. Shy and lonely Lise and her new neighbour, curious and excitable Nilly, investigate a cloud of smoke coming from the home of reclusive inventor Doctor Proctor...

In this prequel to their adventures with Gru in the Despicable Me films, three Minions - Kevin, Stuart and Bob - travel to the US in 1968 in search of a boss. Finding service as henchmen to the evil Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), they end up travelling to England on a dastardly mission to steal the crowd of Queen Elizabeth (Jennifer Saunders).

Arrietty Sun 13 Sep only Hiromasa Yonebayashi • Japan 2010 • 1h34m • Digital U - Contains no material likely to offend or harm With the voices of Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, Tom Holland, Geraldine McEwan, Phyllida Law.

Beneath the floorboards of a sprawling mansion set in a magical, overgrown garden in the suburbs of Tokyo, tiny 14-year-old Arrietty lives with her equally tiny parents. Arrietty’s parents have always warned her: “Never let humans see you.” Once seen, little people always have to move on. But the adventurous Arrietty doesn’t listen, and is spotted by Sho, a 12-year-old boy. The two begin to confide in each other and, before long, a friendship begins to blossom.

Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder Arild Fröhlich • Norway 2014 • 1h27m • Digital • PG - Contains toilet humour, mild threat Cast: Eilif Hellum Noraker, Emily Glaister, Kristoffer Joner, Marian Saastad Ottesen, Linn Skåber.

Join our new families email list to receive regular information about family screenings and events, as well as details of competitions, offers and loads of other exciting stuff for the whole family! Email families@filmhousecinema.com to sign up. Get more information on upcoming Education and Learning events at Filmhouse - including screenings for schools - on page 30.

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Greg Proops Film Club

BULLITT

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Greg Proops Film Club

Bullitt

Young Frankenstein

Sun 23 Aug at 8.00pm

Fri 28 Aug at 8.30pm

Peter Yates • USA 1968 • 1h53m • 15 - Contains strong violence. Cast: Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset, Don Gordon, Simon Oakland.

The Greg Proops Film Club is a popular new podcast covering old and new movies. Quick-witted US comedian Greg Proops invites you to sit down and watch some of his favorite movies with him. It’s the cinematic companion piece you never knew you wanted (but can’t live without!) from the Smartest Man in the World.

Steve McQueen thriller about a taciturn cop and his awesome wardrobe. Suede bootlets, turtlenecks, tweed coats with patches and a groovy shoulder holster - Clint stole the outfit for Dirty Harry. Jacqueline Bisset is an architect and her hair is great. The timeless theme of corrupt rich people covering up their dastardly crimes is embodied in the oily Robert Vaughn as Mr. Chalmers. A postcard travelogue of San Francisco in the 60s, the city even let them shoot up the airport - try that now! Also, one of the great insane car chases in movie history where, yes - McQueen did his own driving. You will thrilled by the chase and you’ll goggle at the clothes. No one will be seated during the last 15 grimaces by Steve McQueen.

Mel Brooks • USA 1974 • 1h46m • Digital • English and German with English subtitles • PG - Contains mild language and sex references, and comic horror Cast: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr.

Greg will give live introductions (30 mins approx.) - which will be recorded for the podcast - before the two screenings. And, after the films, join Greg in the foyer where he will be signing copies of his new Smartest Book in the World. (The book will also be available for purchase from the Filmhouse box office from Sun 23 Aug until Fri 28 Aug.)

Mel Brooks’ best-made picture. I saw this when it first came out and the audience was literally crying with laughter. A black and white riot - guaranteed. If you have not seen this on the big screen, now is the time. Gene Wilder is wildly over the top as the egomaniacal mad doctor; Madeline Kahn is superb as his society girlfriend and victim of the monster; Peter Boyle is brilliant as the monster; and Marty Feldman as Igor (whose hump is everchanging) is in top form. Rounding out a fantastic cast are Cloris Leachman as the old crone of the castle, Frau Blücher; Teri Garr as the sexy assistant, Inga; and Kenneth Mars theTransylvanian prefect of police. This is a pitch-perfect parody of a Universal Horror film of the 30’s. But so what? It is an all time great comedy. Shameless, loud and full of naughty sex jokes. Be there, or say you were.


BOX OFFICE 0131 228 2688 DATE SCREEN NUMBER & FILM TITLE

WWW.FILMHOUSECINEMA.COM SCREENING TIMES

7 August - 3 September 2015

DATE SCREEN NUMBER & FILM TITLE

SCREENING TIMES

FILMHOUSE PROGRAMME

DATE SCREEN NUMBER & FILM TITLE

SCREENING TIMES

2.30/6.10

Fri 1 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 1.00/3.15/6.00/8.30

Wed 1 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 2.30/6.00/8.30

Mon 1 Theeb

7 2 Gallipoli (WW)

1.15/6.10

12 2 Marshland

1.00/8.45

17 1 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 8.30

Aug 2 Marshland

3.40/8.40

Aug 2 Au revoir l’été

3.20/6.05

Aug 2 13 Minutes

3 Marshland

6.15

3 Marshland

6.10

2 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 3.40/6.00

*Plus films and times TBC (see page 16)

*Plus films and times TBC (see page 16)

1.15

2 Theeb

8.20

3 13 Minutes

8.40

Sat 1 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 1.00/3.15/6.00/8.30

Thu 1 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 2.30/6.00

*Plus films and times TBC (see page 16)

8 2 The Burning

1.15

13 1 The Adventures of...Achmed

9.00 (live perf.)

For Crying Out Loud Baby & Carer Screening - see page 2

Aug 2 Marshland

3.30/6.10/8.40

Aug 2 Marshland

1.15/3.45/6.10

3 The Burning

6.05

2 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 8.30

Tue 1 Theeb

3 Marshland

18 1 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 8.30

*Plus films and times TBC (see page 16)

8.40

Aug 2 13 Minutes

*Plus films and times TBC (see page 16) Sun 1 LIAF: For Ages 0-6 (FJ)

2.30/6.10 1.15

2 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 3.40

11.00am

2 The Diary of a Teenage...(AD)(C) 6.00 (captioned)

9 1 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 1.00/8.30

Fri 1 Theeb

Aug 1 Marshland

3.15/6.10

14 1 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 3.15/8.30

2 Theeb

8.20

2 Burning Bush (CZ)

2.00

Aug 2 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 1.15/6.00

3 Best of Enemies

3.45/8.40

2 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 6.00

2 Theeb

3.30/8.20

*Plus films and times TBC (see page 16)

2 Marshland

8.20

3 13 Minutes

1.10/6.15

3 The Burning

1.15/8.45

*Plus films and times TBC (see page 16)

1.00/6.10

Wed 1 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 2.30/6.00

*Plus films and times TBC (see page 16) Sat 1 EIFF Short Film Challenge 2015 2.00

19 1 Theeb

8.20

Aug 2 13 Minutes

1.15

2 Theeb

3.40 6.10

Mon 1 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 2.30/6.00

15 1 Theeb

10 1 Marshland

8.20

Aug 1 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 8.30

2 Fair Play (CZ)

Aug 2 Marshland

1.15/3.45/6.10

2 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 1.15/6.00

2 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 8.30

2 Dressed as a Girl (PF)

9.30

6.10

2 Theeb

3.30/8.20

3 Best of Enemies

3 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 8.30

3 13 Minutes

3.45/6.15

*Plus films and times TBC (see page 16)

*Plus films and times TBC (see page 16)

*Plus films and times TBC (see page 16)

For Crying Out Loud Baby & Carer Screening - see page 2

3.45/6.15

Thu 1 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 2.30/6.00 Sun 1 LIAF: For Ages 7 and over (FJ) 11.00am

20 1 Theeb

8.20

Tue 1 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 2.30/8.30

16 1 Theeb

Aug 2 13 Minutes

1.15

11 1 Marshland

6.10

Aug 1 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 3.15/6.00

2 Theeb

3.40

Aug 2 Au revoir l’été

1.00/8.15

1 Hedwig and the Angry... (OR) 8.30

2 A Girl at My Door (PF)

6.10

2 Marshland

3.45

2 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 1.15

2 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 8.45

2 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 6.00

2 Theeb

3.30/8.20

3 Best of Enemies

3 Marshland

2 13 Minutes

5.50

*Plus films and times TBC (see page 16)

3 13 Minutes

1.10

*Plus films and times TBC (see page 16)

8.40

1.00

3.45/6.15

3 The Diary of a Teenage... (AD) 8.40 *Plus films and times TBC (see page 16)

SCHEDULE CONTINUES OVERLEAF

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FILMHOUSE PROGRAMME

7 August - 3 September 2015

BOX OFFICE 0131 228 2688

DATE SCREEN NUMBER & FILM TITLE

SCREENING TIMES

DATE SCREEN NUMBER & FILM TITLE

SCREENING TIMES

Fri 1 Theeb

1.00/8.45

Mon 1 She’s Funny That Way

2.30

21 1 She’s Funny That Way

3.45

24 1 Theeb

6.00

28 1 Precinct Seven Five

3.35

Aug 2 That Sugar Film

1.30

Aug 1 Dirty Harry (CS)

8.15

Aug 1 Young Frankenstein (GP)

8.30

2 Man with a Movie Camera

3.50

2 Blind Cinema (FF)

11.00am

2 Blind Cinema (FF)

11.00am

2 She’s Funny That Way

6.00

2 The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson 1.15/6.15

2 Precinct Seven Five

1.10/6.10

2 52 Tuesdays (PF)

8.15

2 Theeb

3.30

2 Love & Mercy

3.30/8.35

3 Man with a Movie Camera

1.45/8.30

2 That Sugar Film

8.30

3 Eden (AD)

1.05/6.00

3 That Sugar Film

6.15

3 That Sugar Film

3.50

*Plus films and times TBC (see below)

3 The Wonders

6.10

*Plus films and times TBC (see below)

DATE SCREEN NUMBER & FILM TITLE

SCREENING TIMES

Fri 1 Love & Mercy

1.00/5.55

*Plus films and times TBC (see below)

Sat 1 Precinct Seven Five

1.00

For Crying Out Loud Baby & Carer Screening - see page 2

29 1 Love & Mercy

3.20/8.30

Aug 1 Maggie

6.00

Sat 1 She’s Funny That Way

1.05

22 1 Theeb

3.15/8.45

Aug 2 P’tit Quinquin

1.00

Tue 1 The Man Who Would Be... (SC) 2.30/8.20

2 Maggie

1.10/8.35

2 The Grim Game

5.00

25 1 Theeb

6.00

2 Precinct Seven Five

3.30/6.10

2 She’s Funny That Way

6.45

Aug 2 Blind Cinema (FF)

11.00am

3 Eden (AD)

1.05/8.25

2 Man with a Movie Camera

9.00

2 The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson 1.15/6.15

3 52 Tuesdays (PF)

1.10/8.30

2 She’s Funny That Way

3.30

3 That Sugar Film

6.15

2 That Sugar Film

8.30

3 The Wonders

3.40/8.45

*Plus films and times TBC (see below)

*Plus films and times TBC (see below) Sun 1 The Secret of Kells (FJ)

11.00am

23 1 She’s Funny That Way

1.05

Wed 1 MasterChef (TV)

Aug 1 Man with a Movie Camera

3.15

26 1 Singing in the Rainforest (TV) 8.30 (Q&A & Perf.)

1 Theeb

5.30

Aug 2 Blind Cinema (FF)

11.00am

1 Bullitt (GP)

8.00

2 She’s Funny That Way

1.15/6.00

2 P’tit Quinquin

1.00

2 The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson 3.30

2 The Grim Game

5.00

2 Theeb

8.15

2 She’s Funny That Way

6.45

3 The Wonders

1.00/6.10

2 Man with a Movie Camera

9.00

3 The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson 8.35

3 That Sugar Film

1.10/6.15

*Plus films and times TBC (see below)

*Plus films and times TBC (see below)

* 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

4.30 (Q&A)

Thu 1 Hand of God (TV)

6.00 (Q&A)

27 1 Dr Who (2015) (TV)

8.30 (Q&A)

Aug 2 Blind Cinema (FF)

11.00am

2 She’s Funny That Way

1.15

2 The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson 3.30/8.25 2 Nowhere in Moravia (CZ)

6.00

3 The Wonders

1.00/6.10

*Plus films and times TBC (see below)

*Plus films and times TBC (see below)

KEY (AD) – Audio Description (see page 2) (C) – Captioned for customers who are deaf or hard of hearing (see page 2) All screenings in 2D unless marked [3D] Information about For Crying Out Loud screenings for babies and carers can now be found on page 2. SEASONS: (BB) - Beyond Borders (pages 21) (CS) – Come and See... (page 29) (CZ) - Made in Prague (pages 20-21) (FJ) – Filmhouse Junior (pages 12-13) (FF) - Forest Fringe (page 28) (GP) - Greg Proops Film Club (page 14) (OR) – Over the Rainbow (page 23) (PF) – POUT Fest Tour (pages 22-23) (SC) - Sean Connery’s 85th Birthday (TV) - Edinburgh Int’l TV Festival (pages 24-25) (WW) - The First World War in Cinema (page 28) Full index of films on page 2


WWW.FILMHOUSECINEMA.COM DATE SCREEN NUMBER & FILM TITLE

7 August - 3 September 2015

SCREENING TIMES

DATE SCREEN NUMBER & FILM TITLE

SCREENING TIMES

TICKET PRICES AND INFORMATION 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

Sun 1 Tangled (FJ)

11.00am

Thu 1 Love & Mercy

2.30/6.00

30 1 Maggie

1.00

3 1 Closely Observed Trains

8.40

Aug 1 Love & Mercy

3.20/6.00

Sep 2 Closely Observed Trains

1.10

1 Precinct Seven Five

8.40

2 The Wrecking Crew

3.15/8.45

2 Precinct Seven Five

1.10

2 The Long Good Friday

6.10

2 Maggie

3.30/8.20

3 The Long Good Friday

1.00

2 Closely Observed Trains

6.10

3 7 Days in Syria (BB)

6.05 (Q&A)

3 Eden (AD)

1.05/6.05

*Plus films and times TBC (see left)

*Plus films and times TBC (see page 16) Mon 1 Love & Mercy

2.30/6.00

31 1 Precinct Seven Five

8.40

Aug 2 Closely Observed Trains

1.10

2 Precinct Seven Five

3.15

2 Write Shoot Cut

6.10

2 Maggie

8.35

3 Eden (AD) (C)

1.05 (captioned)

3 Eden (AD) 6.05 *Plus films and times TBC (see below) For Crying Out Loud Baby & Carer Screening - see page 2 Tue 1 Love & Mercy

2.30/8.40

1 1 The Long Good Friday

6.00

Sep 2 Maggie

1.10/6.10

2 Precinct Seven Five

3.20/8.20

3 Closely Observed Trains

1.00

3 Drone (BB)

6.05 (Q&A)

*Plus films and times TBC (see below) Wed 1 Love & Mercy

2.30/8.15

2 1 Closely Observed Trains

6.00

Sep 2 Closely Observed Trains

1.10

2 The Wrecking Crew

3.15/6.10

2 Soft Lad (PF)

8.30

3 The Long Good Friday

1.00

3 A Very German Welcome (BB) 6.05 3 Silvered Water, Syria... (BB) *Plus films and times TBC (see left)

8.20

FILMHOUSE PROGRAMME

EVENING SCREENINGS (Starting 5pm and later) £9.00 full price, £7.20 concessions For screenings in 3D add £2 to ticket price. All tickets to Filmhouse Junior screenings (marked FJ on grid) are £4.00. Tickets for children under 12 are £4.00 for any screening. Filmhouse Members get £1.50 off every ticket (excludes Friday matinees and Filmhouse Junior) Concessions available for: children (under 15); students (with valid matriculation card); school pupils (15-18 years); Young Scot cardholders; senior citizens; people with disability or invalidity status (carers go free); claimants (Jobseekers Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Housing Benefit); NHS employees (with proof of employment).

There are usually ticket deals available on film seasons. All performances are bookable in advance, in person, online at www.filmhousecinema.com or by phone on 0131 228 2688. We do not charge a booking fee. Tickets may also be reserved without payment, in which case they must be collected no later than 30 minutes before the performance starts. Tickets cannot be exchanged nor money refunded except in the event of a cancellation of a performance. Screenings are subject to change, but only in extraordinary circumstances. All seats are unreserved. If you require seats together please arrive in plenty of time. Cinemas will be open 15 minutes before the start of each screening. The management reserves the right of admission and will not admit latecomers. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Double bills are shown in the same order as indicated on these pages. Intervals in double bills last 10 minutes. BOX OFFICE: 0131 228 2688 (10am-9pm daily) PROGRAMME INFO: 0131 228 2689

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Coming Soon

IRRATIONAL MAN

Coming Soon Our September 2015 brochure will feature a stateside return for Woody, the Michael Powell Award winner from EIFF 2015, an Antonioni restoration and a special screening for Pink Floyd fans to savour... NEWRELEASES

Irrational Man Showing from Fri 11 Sep Woody Allen • USA 2015 • 1h36m • Digital • cert tbc Cast: Jamie Blackley, Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey, Emma Stone.

Woody Allen’s 45th feature sees him returning from continental Europe to the leafy collegiate environs of Rhode Island. Here, writer and newly-appointed professor Abe (Joaquin Phoenix) is in the midst of grappling with a long-standing bout of ennui - unable to write, uninterested in life and unhappy in his competing relationships with colleague Rita (Parker Posey) and brilliant student Jill (Emma Stone). But, after overhearing a passing conversation at a restaurant, Abe finds himself drawn down an unexpected path, leading him towards philosophical crises, hidden dangers and late-night games of Russian roulette...

45 YEARS

MAYBEYOUMISSED

ROGER WATERS THE WALL

SPECIALEVENT

45 Years

Roger Waters The Wall

Andrew Haigh • UK 2014 •1h35m • Digital 15 - Contains strong language, sex. Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Dolly Wells, Geraldine James.

Tue 29 Sep only

One of the best British films of the year, Andrew Haigh’s subtly devastating film is about the fractured relationship between a couple - delightfully played by Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay - as they head towards their 45th wedding anniversary party. A powerful and enthralling follow-up to Haigh’s critically acclaimed 2011 film Weekend, the film (winner of the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015) dwells on how an apparently happy union can be tormented by an echo from the past, with a decades-long bond threatened by insecurities and irrational jealousy.

Roger Waters & Sean Evans • UK 2014 • 2h15m • Digital English and French with English subtitles • cert tbc Cast: Concert film featuring Roger Waters, Nick Mason.

Roger Waters, co-founder and primary songwriter of Pink Floyd, fuses the epic and the personal in Roger Waters The Wall, a concert film that goes well beyond the stage. Based on the groundbreaking concept album, Roger Waters The Wall could be called a concept film: it’s a state-of-the-art show that dazzles the senses, combined with an intensely personal road trip that deals with the loss Roger has felt throughout his life due to war. After the film we will present The Simple Facts, a unique opportunity to see Roger Waters and his Pink Floyd bandmate Nick Mason - reunited, unscripted and in conversation, answering questions submitted by fans from around the world.

ALSO COMING SOON L’Eclisse A new restoration of Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1962 film, starring Monica Vitti and Alain Delon. Take One Action Film Festival The 8th Take One Action Film Festival promises yet another armful of the most inspiring new international films, debates and avenues for change for a better world. Mistress America Noah Baumbach’s second writing collaboration with Greta Gerwig (who also stars) is a smart, witty comedy drama about a disillusioned college student who is taken under the wing of her spontaneous soon-to-be stepsister.


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Made in Prague

HONEYMOON

Made in Prague A biennial UK showcase of contemporary Czech cinema, is back for the fifth time with five titles crisscrossing the UK. Capturing the country´s dramatic past and its influence on contemporary life and culture, five internationally acclaimed films tour 24 UK venues. Burning Bush, a mesmerising docudrama by Polish/US director Agnieszka Holland portrays the Czech experience after the 1968 Soviet invasion of the country and draws on her personal experience, while Andrea Sedlackova´s Fair Play is an intimate study of a young female athlete caught in a web of state sponsored doping. In the contemporary psychological drama Honeymoon by Jan Hrebejk, the happiness of the central couple is threatened when an uninvited wedding guest questions the groom’s past. Miroslav Krobot’s humourous debut Nowhere in Moravia focuses on eccentric characters looking for love and living an isolated life; whereas in Martin Dusek´s fascinating and sensitive documentary Into the Clouds We Gaze it is car tuning which substitutes for love and lack of opportunities for the main character.

BURNING BUSH

Burning Bush Horící ker

Sun 9 Aug only Agnieszka Holland • Czech Republic 2013 • 3h26m • Digital Czech with English subtitles • 15 Cast: Tatiana Pauhofová, Jaroslava Pokorná, Petr Stach

In protest against the Soviet occupation, student Jan Palach set himself on fire in Prague in January 1969. As the police searched for his followers, the government began a denunciation campaign against Palach, forcing his family to hire charismatic attorney Dagmar Buresova (Tatiana Pauhofová) to defend his reputation. Concentrating on the impact Palach’s sacrifice had within the social and political climate, director Agnieszka Holland acutely depicts a web of conflicts among the student protesters, the police and the media, all of whom attempt to advance their own interests while watching their backs. This screening will be introduced by Dr David Sorfa, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

FAIR PLAY

Fair Play Wed 19 Aug only Andrea Sedlácková • Czech Republic/Slovakia/Germany 2014 1h40m • Digital • Czech with English subtitles • 15 Cast: Judit Bárdos, Anna Geislerová, Eva Josefíková, Roman Luknár.

Anna, a talented young sprinter, is in training for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Following official instructions, she takes anabolic steroids masked as prescribed vitamins, in order to boost her performance. When she finds out, she risks everything by refusing to continue, forcing her dissident mother, who sees the Olympics as Anna’s escape route, to conspire against her. Highlighting the Eastern Bloc policy of doping athletes, director Andrea Sedlácková delivers a powerful account of how the Communist régime sought to control the lives of individuals, and the moral dilemmas which resulted. This screening will be introduced by Dr David Sorfa, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh.


Made in Prague

NOWHERE IN MORAVIA

Nowhere in Moravia

HONEYMOON

INTO THE CLOUDS WE GAZE

Honeymoon

Into the Clouds We Gaze

Thu 27 Aug only

Sun 6 Sep only

Thu 10 Sep only

Miroslav Krobot • Czech Republic 2014 • 1h42m • Digital Czech and German with English subtitles • 15 Cast: Tatiana Vilhelmová, Lenka Krobotová, Ivan Trojan, Johana Tesarová.

Jan Hrebejk • Czech Republic/Slovakia 2013 • 1h38m • Digital Czech with English subtitles • 15 Cast: Anna Geislerová, Stanislav Majer, Jirí Cerny , Kristyna Nováková.

Martin Dusek • Czech Republic 2014 • 1h6m • Digital • Czech with English subtitles • 15 Documentary

Thirty-something Maruna runs the local pub and lives with her sister and domineering mother. With few eligible men around, she sleeps with the blundering mayor and a promiscuous roofer while looking for love. This darkly humorous debut from Miroslav Krobot presents a deadpan portrait of village life - one which opens with a funeral and closes with a murder. Its eccentric characters live their isolated lives in a forgotten place of grim beauty, and their characters are wonderfully captured by actors from the award-winning Dejvice Theatre Company.

Jan Hrebejk directs this gripping drama about a rich society wedding thrown into chaos by the arrival of a stranger with a horrifying accusation to make - one which implicates the groom in a violent incident from the past. Beautifully acted by an expansive cast, and shot with the elegance and clarity of a Robert Altman classic, the film recalls Dogme 95 masterpiece Festen in its exploration of privilege, corruption and the horrible repercussions of suppressing ugly secrets. At once acidly funny and painfully moving, Honeymoon makes for compulsive viewing.

Díra u Hanusovic

Líbánky

K oblakum vzhlízíme

A beautifully shot observational film from documentarian Martin Dusek (The Analogs), this riveting study of a proud petrolhead living in Bohemia combines shrewd observation and haunting imagery to paint a portrait of a very specific lifestyle and place in time. A funny, melancholic and lyrical portrait of boredom, stasis and the culture of aimless Czech youth, set in one of the more remote areas of modern Europe.

This screening will be introduced by Dr David Sorfa, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

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.

Organised in collaboration with the Czech Centre London and Czech Film Center

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POUT Fest Tour

MISS ANNABEL SINGS

OVERTHERAINBOW

POUT Fest Tour POUT originally started life four years ago as a LGBT film festival from UK-based independent film distributor Peccadillo Pictures, created as a response to audience demands to see more queer-oriented cinema on the big screen. After the overwhelming success of the London POUT Fests since 2009, Peccadillo have decided to take POUT on the road via an ongoing touring festival of selected films, so that independent cinemas around the UK could continue to show the very best LGBTthemed film throughout the year. Over the Rainbow is Filmhouse’s monthly screening strand for new and classic queer cinema and events, and we’re excited to welcome the POUT Fest Tour to our screens!

DRESSED AS A GIRL

Dressed as a Girl

A GIRL AT MY DOOR

A Girl at My Door

Mon 10 Aug at 9.30pm

Dohee-ya

Colin Rothbart • UK 2014 • 1h37m • Digital • cert tbc Documentary featuring Jonny Woo, Scottee, Holestar, Amber, John Sizzle, Pia.

Thu 20 Aug at 6.10pm

Made over five years, this self-styled‘frockumentary’follows a sextet of stars of the East End drag scene, recounting how they became involved in London’s alternative drag phenomenon and watching how their lives change during the filming. As Amber embarks on her transition and Scottee finds success with his confrontational one-man shows, Holestar battles against prejudice about women performing drag acts and DJ John Sizzle considers retiring from the scene altogether. A raucous, riotous spectacular with a killer soundtrack, and an ultimately joyous celebration of a group who have left their glittery mark on the face of East London for all time. Scotland’s premier Queer Party Dive (2014 List Top 100), Filmhouse and Edinburgh’s ‘Queen of Cabaret’ Miss Annabel Sings have joined forces to present a cabaret in the Café Bar just before the film. Hosted by Miss Annabel (“Divine” - Time Out) and starring Jonny Woo (one of the stars of Dressed as a Girl) and a bevy of wonderful queer performers from all over the country. Expect a half hour of high-speed, high-energy, high-kicking fun! The show will start at 9.00pm. See you there, darlings!

July Jung • South Korea 2014 • 1h59m • Digital • Korean with English subtitles • cert tbc Cast: Doona Bae, Sae-ron Kim, Sae-byeok Song, Hie-jin Jang.

Young-nam (Doona Bae, Sympathy for Mr Vengeance) was a top graduate of the Korean police academy, but has been transferred to a post at a small seaside village due to “misconduct”. On her first patrol she encounters the mysterious Dohee, a morose young girl excluded by the community. Compelled to protect her from her family, Young-nam lets Dohee move in with her. All is well with this unconventional arrangement - until their fairytale existence takes a unexpected turn. Premiered in the Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes, A Girl at My Door is a fresh and rare gem from July Jung, one of the few female filmmakers to have emerged from South Korea.


POUT Fest Tour/Over The Rainbow

52 TUESDAYS

SOFT LAD

52 Tuesdays

Soft Lad

Fri 21 & Sat 22 Aug

Wed 2 Sep at 8.30pm

Sophie Hyde • Australia 2013 • 1h54m • Digital • cert tbc Cast: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Herbert-Jane.

Leon Lopez • UK 2014 • 1h24m • Digital • cert tbc Cast: Daniel Brocklebank, Jonny Labey, Laura Ainsworth, Suzanne Collins, Craig Stein.

Teenager Billie thinks she knows everything about her mother, Jane. But she is surprised when she learns of Jane’s plan to transition, and further upset when she learns that her parents have decided she will live with her father for a year. All she has left to cling to is the chance to see her mother every Tuesday afternoon. Filmed by director Sophie Hyde (Life in Movement) once a week - only on Tuesdays - over the course of a year, the unique filmmaking rules of 52 Tuesdays bring a rare authenticity to this emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility and transformation.

TICKETDEAL Buy any three (or more) tickets for films in POUT Fest Tour/Over The Rainbow 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.

Twenty-two year old David has it all - he’s young, hot, and has just been accepted into the prestigious dance school of his dreams. But he also has a secret: for two years, he’s been sleeping with his sister’s husband, Jules. After David throws himself into a fling with Sam, Jules is slowly driven mad by desire and jealousy at David’s new open relationship. And, when Jules’ wife insists David brings his new boyfriend over for dinner, Jules’ desperation finally reaches breaking point... A brilliant examination of lust and jealousy set in contemporary Liverpool, Soft Lad is the astonishing feature debut from actor Leon Lopez.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

OVERTHERAINBOW

Over the Rainbow is Filmhouse’s monthly screening strand for new and classic queer cinema and events. This month, you’ll find us in full voice for our sing-along screening of John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Sing-Along Screening) Sun 16 Aug at 8.30pm John Cameron Mitchell • USA 2001 • 1h32m • 35mm • English and German with English subtitles • 15 - Contains strong language and moderate sex references and sex Cast: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Michael Pitt, Andrea Martin.

John Cameron Mitchell’s outrageous cult classic, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, is the story of a struggling rock singer and her search for stardom and love. After reluctantly submitting to a sex change operation to marry an American GI and escape East Germany, Hedwig (Mitchell) finds herself divorced and living in a Kansas trailer park. But when she encounters young Tommy Gnosis (Michael Pitt), she falls hard again - only for Tommy to dump her, steal her songs and become a rock superstar. Through a series of flashbacks, animations and eminently singable tunes, Hedwig - backed by her pan-Slavic band, The Angry Inch - tells her tragic life story throughout a tour of chain strip-mall seafood restaurants, as she attempts to capitalise on her tabloid celebrity. And, between the crab cakes and cramped motel rooms, she continues to pursue her dreams.

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The Guardian Edinburgh International TV Festival

MASTERCHEF

The Guardian

Edinburgh International

Television Festival powered by YouTube

The Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival powered by YouTube is one of the most prestigious media events in the UK – bringing together all parts of the television and digital world to celebrate the creativity, diversity and inspirational talent in our field, and to debate the major issues facing us as an industry. Established in 1976, we’re still the only event both run by and for the television industry - as the Festival is governed by its Executive and Advisory committees. We are a charitable organisation with a mission to identify and nurture the next generation of talent, whatever their background. We run two talent schemes – The Network gives brand new entrants a vital first step into the TV and digital industries while Ones to Watch supports those at the early stages of their career. Both benefit from fully-funded places at the Festival which includes tailored workshops, masterclasses and networking, plus we offer year-round mentoring, training and events. www.thetvfestival.com

SINGING IN THE RAINFOREST

MasterChef

Singing in the Rainforest

Wed 26 Aug at 4.30pm

Wed 26 Aug at 8.30pm

UK • 2015 • 30m

UK 2015 • 1h

The enormously popular, BAFTA-award winning competition for professional chefs returns to BBC Two this autumn for its eighth series. Formidable perfectionist Monica Galetti has been assessing the skills, commitment, palate and style of MasterChef: The Professionals for the last seven series and this series launch sees Marcus Wareing and Gregg Wallace team up once again to judge the country’s most high-end cooking competition. After an exclusive preview screening of the first episode, judge and chef Monica Galetti will be answering questions about the incredible competition which sees professional chefs tested, challenged and pushed to the edge of their gastronomic limits, in the hunt for the next culinary superstar.

Join Scottish indie rock band Glasvegas in an exclusive screening of Singing in the Rainforest, the new show from Watch, which sees musicians leave their creature comforts behind and embrace life with remote tribes from all around the world. Glasvegas visited the Waorani of Bameno, Ecuador in one of the most remote areas of the Amazon rainforest. Bameno is located two days, by canoe, from the nearest road and all of the band’s equipment had to be paddled in. Each episode of Singing in the Rainforest, produced by Gogglebox Entertainment, a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television, takes well-known artists and bands out of their natural environment and challenges them to immerse themselves in tribal life for one week, with no home comforts to fall back on. They will be exposed to rituals, customs and above all the tribe’s musical culture and, in turn, the artists will present their style of music to the tribe. At the end of the week the visiting musicians will collaborate with their hosts and create a piece of music that will be played in a grand finale concert for the village and its neighbours. The newly recorded track, which will blend two very different musical cultures together, will be made available for download, with shares of the sales benefitting the tribe. The screening will be followed by a Q&A chaired by Andrew Collins, and a live performance from the band. £12/£8


TV Festival/Short Film Challenge

HAND OF GOD

Hand of God Thu 27 Aug at time 6.00pm Marc Foster • USA 2015 • 1h Cast: Ron Perlman, Dana Delany, Alona Tal.

An Amazon Original Series: A psychological drama about a morally-corrupt judge who suffers a breakdown and believes God is compelling him onto a path of vigilante justice. Attended by creator Ben Watkins (Burn Notice); Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, World War Z), who makes his TV directing debut with the drama series, alongside cast Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Hell Boy); Dana Delany (The Comedians, Body of Proof) and Alona Tal (Broken City). The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Ron Perlman, chaired by Andrew Collins. £12/£8

DOCTOR WHO

Doctor Who The Magician’s Apprentice

EIFF Short Film Challenge 2015

Thu 27 Aug at 8.30pm

2h40m • U • FREE

Hettie Macdonald • UK 2015 • 45m Cast: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez.

EIFF Short Film Challenge is back and will be showcasing the best short films from filmmakers from across Scotland. Aspiring and established Scottish filmmakers have been submitting their films to our Challenge with the only requirement being reference to the 2015 key word: Light. We received a wide selection of films from across the country and are delighted to be screening the 10 shortlisted ones at Filmhouse this summer. Come along and check out the Scottish talent that this Challenge has discovered. Our special guest jury will be present for the screening and the winning films will be announced at the end of the event. The winner of the Best Film award will receive a trip to Encounters Film Festival in September. There will also be a special mention for Most Original Idea and Most Innovative Use of ESFC Theme (Light). The Short Film Challenge is supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund and by Creative Scotland.

Exploding with epic and thrilling adventures, don’t miss the opportunity to see the opening episode of BBC One’s new Doctor Who series‘The Magician’s Apprentice’, written by Steven Moffat, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Hettie Macdonald. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with guests TBC £12/£8

Sat 15 Aug only

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Beyond Borders Film Festival

7 DAYS IN SYRIA

Beyond Borders Film Festival 2015 Elements of Change The annual Beyond Borders Film Festival exhibits documentary-style films about individuals and communities caught in conflict and change, to shed light on themes often overlooked by mainstream media. The 2015 Beyond Borders Film Festival explores some of the most crucial and immediate changes happening in the modern world, with a special focus on women and conflict, the changes brought by modern warfare, and the changes experienced by those at the epicentre of conflict. To find out more about Beyond Borders Scotland and its 2015 summer programme, visit www.beyondbordersscotland.com

DRONE

WEAPONS OF WAR

Drone

A VERY GERMAN WELCOME

A LIFE DISPLACED

A Very German Welcome

Tue 1 Sep only

Willkommen auf Deutsch

Tonje Hessen Schei • Norway/Pakistan/USA 2014 • 1h22m 15 - Contains images of real dead bodies and injury Documentary featuring Shahzad Akbar, Noor Behram, Brandon Bryant, Michael Haas, Clive Stafford Smith, Chris Woods.

Wed 2 Sep only

Drone brings us inside the covert CIA drone war. The film follows those who live under drones in Pakistan, and the drone pilots who struggle with the new warfare. It covers the recruitment of young pilots at gaming conventions; the re-definition of ‘going to war’; the morals of engineers behind the technology; the world leaders giving the secret ‘greenlight’ to a targeted killing program outside declared war zones; and the people who fight for transparency, accountability and justice. In the face of rapid technological advancements and lagging international legislation, the film shows how drones have already changed war and may affect our future. Join us after the screening as we meet with experts on drone usage to discuss the challenges of 21st century warfare.

Hauke Wendley & Carsten Rau • Germany 2014 • 1h29m Albanian, Chechen, English, German and Urdu with English subtitles • 12A Documentary

The euphemistic “culture of welcome” pervades this film, which documents the results when two well-to-do North German villages are obliged to welcome a group of asylum seekers. Their denizens hastily form citizens’ initiatives to take legal action against this impending doom, all the while stressing just how welcome the foreigners are in principle - although only in reasonable numbers, and not to their town. A Very German Welcome casts a harsh light on everyday racism that comes in the guise of charity and democracy, but also doesn’t fail to recognise those who buck this trend.

Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait Ma’a al-Fidda

Wed 2 Sep only Ossama Mohammed & Wiam Simav Bedirxan • Syria/France 2014 1h32m • Arabic with English subtitles • 15 Documentary

Exiled in Paris, filmmaker Ossama Mohammed feels increasingly distant from his homeland of Syria, knowing that he cannot return. As he edits together YouTube footage of the conflict, he is contacted by Wiam Simav Bedirxan, a young woman who lives in Homs. She begins documenting her life and surroundings, sending Mohammed her footage and thoughts. Her warzone dispatches convey a street-level experience as well as the desire for personal creativity and the right to tell one’s own story.


Beyond Borders Film Festival

7 DAYS IN SYRIA

DESCENT INTO WAR

WOMEN, WAR & PEACE: WAR REDEFINED

GOD IS NOT WORKING ON SUNDAY!

WOMEN: AGENTS OF CHANGE

WOMEN: AGENTS OF CHANGE

Burden of Peace

God Is Not Working on Sunday!

Thu 3 Sep only

Sat 5 Sep only

Sat 5 Sep only

Robert Rippberger • USA/Syria 2015 • 1h15m • 15 Documentary featuring Janine di Giovanni, Nicole Tung.

Joey Boink & Sander Wirken • Guatemala/Netherlands 2015 1h17m • Spanish with English subtitles • 12A Documentary

Leona Goldstein • Germany/Rwanda 2014 • 1h23m Unsubtitled English and French with English subtitles • 15 Documentary featuring Godelieve Mukasarasi, Florida Mukarubuga.

7 Days in Syria

Newsweek Middle East editor Janine di Giovanni submitted a proposal to cover the war in Syria. The magazine denied the request, deeming the situation too dangerous. She decided to go anyway. Journalists are targets, yet she and her crew put themselves in harm’s way to make sure the world knows about the suffering of the Syrian people. 7 Days in Syria is a documentary feature unlike any other, offering a glimpse at life during war, and insight into the incredible lengths to which journalists will go to shine a light in the darkest places on earth. Join us after the screening as we meet with producer Scott M Rosenfelt, and hear about the making of the film and the importance of journalists working in dangerous circumstances.

Burden of Peace tells the impressive story of Claudia Paz y Paz, the first woman to lead the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Guatemala. The country, ravaged for years by a devastating civil war in which nearly 200,000 Mayan Indians were systematically massacred, is today one of the most violent in the world. As Paz begins an attack against corruption and drug gangs, she does something everyone had hitherto thought impossible: she arrests former dictator Efraín Rios Montt on charges of genocide, leading to the first-ever conviction of a former head of state for genocide in a national court.

God Is Not Working on Sunday! reveals the reality of today’s Rwanda, a country still coping with the consequences of genocide. Twenty years on, it is considered one of the most economically successful countries on the African continent. And, in particular, the emancipation of women has moved the country forward. But the trauma of war still persists in the minds of many women. Director Leona Goldstein follows the work of activists Godelieve and Florida as, together, they help women overcome difficult memories of the past and the burdens of their present lives, and encourage women to speak out, fight for their rights and support each other.

WOMEN & WAR: A ROLE REDEFINED

Women, War & Peace: War Redefined Fri 4 Sep only Produced by Peter Bull • USA 2011 • 1h • 15 Documentary, narrated by Geena Davis.

War Redefined, the capstone of the five-part Women, War & Peace series, challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain, through incisive interviews with leading thinkers, politicians and seasoned survivors of war and peacemaking. Interviewees include Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, Bosnian war crimes investigator Fadila Memisevic and globalisation expert Moisés Naím.

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.

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Gallipoli/Blind Cinema/Write Shoot Cut

GALLIPOLI

BLIND CINEMA

SPECIALEVENT

THEFIRSTWORLDWARINCINEMA

WRITE SHOOT CUT - WILLY AND HIS BALLS

SPECIALEVENT

Gallipoli

Blind Cinema

Write Shoot Cut

Fri 7 Aug at 1.15pm & 6.10pm

Mon 24 to Fri 28 Aug

Mon 31 Aug at 6.10pm

Peter Weir • Australia 1981 • 1h51m • Digital • PG Cast: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr.

1h • U

1h45m • 18

In the darkness of a cinema space, the audience sits blindfolded. Behind each row of audience members is a row of children who in hushed voices describe a film only they can see. Accompanied by the soundtrack (which has no dialogue), the whispered descriptions are a fragile, fragmentary and at times struggling but courageous attempt by the children to make sense of what they see projected on the screen. Based on the method of audio description, Blind CInema is an experience where the act of watching a film becomes a shared investment: A collaborative and imaginative act between seeing children and blinded adults. It embraces the fact that the act of trying to find the right words to describe (even if at times being ‘at a loss for words’) and of trying to hold onto the unstable images created in the mind’s eye, will always only be an approximation. In focusing on that which lies beyond the sense of sight (leaving the illusory reality of cinema to re-enter that of the imagination), the attention oscillates between each shared but internal world guided by the whispering voice, and the shared physical space of the darkened cinema. Note: The film screened during the performance will be seen by the children for the first time. Each performance involves a new group of children (aged between 8 and 11) and is preceded by a workshop.

Presented by Screen Education Edinburgh in partnership with Filmhouse, the Write Shoot Cut platform is dedicated to celebrating and showcasing independent short films from Scotland. This month we have five short films either made by Scottish based talent. We have laugh out loud comedy, thoughtful drama, beautiful imagery and insanity personified! Each film will be followed with a Q&A with the filmmakers involved, giving the audience the chance to enjoy what they see and gain an insight into the creative process. If you are a filmmaker, or someone with an interest in Scottish film and a desire to see something out of the ordinary, then this is an excellent opportunity to connect with the local scene, watch some great films, network afterwards in the bar and meet potential collaborators.

Hailed by some as one of the most elegaic anti-war films ever made, Peter Weir’s Gallipoli is the defining cinematic treatment of the disastrous First World War military campaign which began in April 1915, on what is now known as Anzac Day. The film centres on the friendship of two young Australian sprinters, Archy Hamilton (Mark Lee) and Frank Dunne (Mel Gibson), who, although fictional, stand for so many of the idealistic young men of their country who headed off to join the army and see the world. Together, they trek across the outback towards Perth, then onward to Cairo and, finally, Turkey - little guessing the horrors that lay in wait for them there. Our screening of the film coincides with the historical event which forms its climax: the futile Battle of the Nek, a doomed final push against the Turkish trenches which took place on 7 August 1915. 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.

Willy and His Balls Craig James Moncur • 10m Miami Robin Haig • 9m Work Ross Hornby, Mark Cox • 9m Something Pure Sean Young • 9m Radge Land Robbie Davidson • 22m Tickets £6/£5


Sink/Come and See/Sean Connery

SINK

THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED

SPECIALEVENT

The Adventures of Prince Achmed, with live score by Sink Thu 13 Aug at 9.00pm Lotte Reiniger • Germany 1926 • 1h5m • No dialogue • U

Widely considered to be the first full-length animated feature in the history of cinema, The Adventures of Prince Achmed is a superlative piece of storytelling with some experimental and semi-abstract sequences thrown in. Based loosely on the Arabian Nights, the film is an exciting and fast paced tale of sword fights, chases, genies and adventure. Continuing a four year collaboration with Filmhouse, acoustic trio Sink are delighted to bring their sounds to this very special animated feature. Reaching beyond their more usual instrumentation of violin, accordion and saxophone to include mizmar, tuned percussion and vocal elements in a score that is in part composed and in part conjured, like painting bright colours onto black and white film, they shall set the quiet air into magical vibration. www.theplughole.org Tickets £10/£8 (Photo credit: Olivier Bardina)

DIRTY HARRY

THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING

Come and See

Big Tam’s Birthday

A monthly one-off screening of a great film we simply thought you mnight like to see, again or for the first time, on the big screen.

To shelebrate the 85th birthday of Edinburgh’s most famous son, Sean Connery, we’re screening John Huston’s The Man Who Would Be King. Come and enjoy what is arguably Connery’s finest role in this classic adventure and join us in wishing Sir Sean many happy returns!

Dirty Harry Mon 24 Aug at 8.15pm Don Siegel • USA 1971 • 1h42m • Digital 15 - Contains strong violence Cast: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Reni Santoni, Harry Guardino, John Vernon.

As well as providing one of the most quotable questions in all of cinema, Don Siegel’s fourth collaboration with Clint Eastwood is a crisp, suspenseful cat-and-mouse crime thriller that manages to raise difficult questions about the ethics of law and order in the process. Tough, sardonic San Francisco police inspector Harry Callahan (Eastwood) is assigned to track and apprehend an unhinged, manipulative killer (Andrew Robinson), and finds himself forced to go beyond the stringent limits of protocol to stop him. An iconic role for Eastwood - channelling his Western intensity into Siegel’s expertly-shot urban setting - and the mould from which many rogue cop thrillers have been fashioned.

The Man Who Would Be King Tue 25 Aug at 2.30pm & 8.20pm John Huston • Britain/USA 1975 • 2h9m • 35mm • PG Cast: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey, Doghmi Larbi.

In John Huston’s wonderfully enjoyable adaptation of a story by Rudyard Kipling, Sean Connery and Michael Caine play two British soldiers-of-fortune seeking their wealth in a remote region of Afghanistan. The film is a classic adventure that makes sharp thrusts at imperialism and the corrosive effects of power, and Connery and Caine are perfectly matched as the comrades whose wit, courage, and ambition carries them towards the fulfilment of their dream.

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Education and Learning

WE ARE MANY

GIRLHOOD

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. For more information email education@cmi-scotland.co.uk or call Nicola Kettlewood or Jenny Leask on 0131 228 6382. Details at www.filmhousecinema.com/learning

Autumn Events for Schools and Teachers CPD Event for Teachers Wednesday 9 September, 4.30pm-6.30pm • For both Primary and Secondary teachers Come and see one of the films we’ll be screening for schools as part of this year’s French Film Festival, and enjoy a glass of wine and a chat about using film to enrich Modern Languages teaching. This event is free for teachers but places are limited – to book please call Jenny Leask or Nicola Kettlewood on 0131 228 6382 or email education@cmi-scotland.co.uk

Screenings for Schools Tickets £3 per pupil, teachers go free. We Are Many (1h50m, cert 12A) Tuesday 8 September, 10am • S3-S6, Modern Studies A powerful documentary following the implications and legacy of the massive worldwide demonstrations that took place in 2003, protesting against the Iraq war. Girlhood (1h53m, cert 15, French with English subtitles) Thursday 10 September, 10am • S4-S6, Modern Languages (French) A girl with few real prospects joins a gang, reinventing herself and gaining a sense of self confidence in the process. However, she soon finds that this new life does not necessarily make her any happier. Song of the Sea (1h33m, cert PG) Tuesday 15 September, 10am • P3-S2 A stunningly beautiful, Oscar-nominated animation from the team behind The Secret of Kells, about a young boy trying to save his sister from becoming a selkie. There will also be schools screenings as part of the Take One Action Film Festival (September), Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival (October), Africa in Motion Film Festival (October/November) and the French Film Festival (November).

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Film Quiz Sunday 9 August 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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