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88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
  • Telephone 0131 228 2688
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–midnight; Sun noon–midnight.
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  • Website www.filmhousecinema.com

Biomedical Ethics Film Festival

Organised by a group of scientists that all have a PhD appended to their names (that's 'doctor', to you), the 2014 edition of the fest is expected to feature a programme of films that take on the rather weighty topic of 'the moral status of the human embryo'.

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Sat 22 Nov

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Sun 23 Nov

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Mon 24 Nov

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Boyhood

Boyhood
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 163 min
  • Directed by: Richard Linklater
  • Written by: Richard Linklater
  • Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater

Made over 12 summers, Linklater's visionary Boyhood follows Mason (Coltrane) from age 5 to 18 as he grows up in real-time.

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Fri 25 Jul
Sat 26 Jul
Subtitled
Sun 27 Jul
Mon 28 Jul
Tue 29 Jul
Wed 30 Jul
Thu 31 Jul

Camille Claudel 1915

Camille Claudel 1915
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • France
  • 95 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bruno Dumont
  • Cast: Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent, Emmanuel Kauffman

Biopic covering the later life of the French sculptor.

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Tue 29 Jul
Wed 30 Jul
Thu 31 Jul

Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois)

Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois)
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • France
  • 117 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Cédric Klapisch
  • Cast: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cécile De France

A 40-year-old father of two finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away and so he decides to join them.

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Wed 23 Jul
  • 14:30
  • 18:00
Thu 24 Jul

Coast of Death (Costa da morte)

Coast of Death (Costa da morte)
  • 2013
  • Spain
  • 81 min
  • Directed by: Lois Patiño

Documentary on a region in the north west of Galicia (Spain) which was considered to be the end of the world during the Roman period and is named due to the numerous shipwrecks in its dramatic landscape of rocks, mist and storms.

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Fri 25 Jul

Laughter In The One And Nines

Laughter In The One And Nines

The star of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue casts aside his piano to share his favourite film clips.

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Thu 7 Aug

£10

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Ernest & Celestine

Ernest & Celestine
  • 2012
  • France
  • 80 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner
  • Cast: Pauline Brunner, Anne-Marie Loop, Dominique Maurin

A bear called Ernest meets a mouse called Celestine in this animated tale inspired by Gabrielle Vincent's children's books.

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Sun 27 Jul

Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 84 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Maloof/Charlie Siskel
  • Written by: John Maloof/Charlie Siskel
  • Cast: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Mary Ellen Mark

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.

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Wed 23 Jul
  • 17:45
Thu 24 Jul

Found Footage Festival

  • 90 min
  • Directed by: Various

Based on an idea founded in New York City in 2004, this is a unique collection of videos from charity shops and garage sales across North America. Observations and commentaries are provided by the hosts.

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Wed 23 Jul
  • 21:00

Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station
  • 2013
  • US
  • 85 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ryan Coogler
  • Cast: Michael B Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer

The purportedly true story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old who crossed paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008, before being killed by transit police in Oakland, California.

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Fri 25 Jul
Sat 26 Jul
Sun 27 Jul
Mon 28 Jul

The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator
  • 4 stars
  • 1940
  • US
  • 125 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Charlie Chaplin, Wheeler Dryden
  • Written by: Charlie Chaplin
  • Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie

Wonderful late Chaplin classic. Chaplin plays two roles – a meek Jewish barber with amnesia and a Hitler-style mad dictator. Very funny indeed; this is the birthplace of sight and sound gags that Les Dawson got away with using for years. Unusually for Chaplin it's also strangely moving and prophetic.

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Sat 26 Jul

Charlie Chaplin.

Sun 27 Jul

Charlie Chaplin.

The Lady From Shanghai

The Lady From Shanghai
  • 4 stars
  • 1948
  • US
  • 87 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Orson Welles
  • Written by: Novel:, Sherwood King, Screenplay:, Orson Welles, Uncredited:, William Castle, Charles Lederer, Fletcher Markle
  • Cast: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane

Irish sailor Welles falls in love with 'femme fatale' Hayworth and becomes enmeshed in a deadly game of murder and intrigue involving her unscrupulous millionaire husband.

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Fri 25 Jul
Sat 26 Jul
Sun 27 Jul
Mon 28 Jul
Tue 29 Jul
Wed 30 Jul
Thu 31 Jul

Modern Times

Modern Times
  • 4 stars
  • 1936
  • US
  • 89 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
  • Written by: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard (uncredited)
  • Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Stanley Sandford, Chester Conklin

Chapman's Little Tramp figure struggles to live in modern industrial society.

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Thu 24 Jul

Charlie Chaplin.

Monsieur Verdoux

Monsieur Verdoux
  • 1947
  • US
  • 124 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Charles Chaplin
  • Cast: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan

A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards.

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Tue 29 Jul

Charlie Chaplin.

Wed 30 Jul

Charlie Chaplin.

Of Horses and Men

Of Horses and Men
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • Iceland/Germany
  • 81 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Benedikt Erlingsson
  • Cast: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Charlotte Bøving, Helgi Björnsson

A country romance about the remarkable bond between human and horse.

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Wed 23 Jul
  • 18:15
Thu 24 Jul

The Punk Singer

The Punk Singer
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • USA
  • 80 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sini Anderson
  • Cast: Kathleen Hanna, Carrie Brownstein, Kim Gordon, Adam Horowitz

Documentary on former Bikini Kill singer and punktivist extraordinaire Kathleen Hanna, chronicling her struggle against a late diagnosis of Lyme disease. Fellow musicians such as Joan Jett and Kim Gordon help tell Hanna's story, and although it misses her recent return to touring, it's an inspiring account of a charismatic musician.

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Wed 30 Jul
Thu 31 Jul

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot
  • 5 stars
  • 1959
  • US
  • 120 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Joe E Brown, Pat O'Brien

Two impecunious male musicians inadvertently witness the St Valentine's Day Massacre and take refuge in Florida with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators, an all-female band. Brilliant, brittle, crackerjack farce with all concerned at a peak in their careers.

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Wed 23 Jul
  • 15:15
  • 20:30
Thu 24 Jul

Under the Rainbow (Au bout du conte)

Under the Rainbow (Au bout du conte)
  • 2013
  • France
  • 112 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Agnès Jaoui
  • Cast: Agathe Bonitzer, Agnès Jaoui, Arthur Dupont

Comedy which cuts between two romances and explores some uncomfortable truths present in all relationships.

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Fri 25 Jul
Sat 26 Jul
Sun 27 Jul
Mon 28 Jul
Tue 29 Jul

Write Shoot Cut

Monthly short film networking night taking open submissions for screening and discussion.

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Mon 11 Aug

£6 (£5)

  • 18:15
Mon 8 Sep

£6 (£5)

  • 18:15
Mon 13 Oct

£6 (£5)

  • 18:15
Mon 10 Nov

£6 (£5)

  • 18:15
Mon 8 Dec

£6 (£5)

  • 18:15

Beginning in 1979, Edinburgh's Filmhouse was gradually converted from St. Thomas Church into a three screen cinema. Sometime host of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, it features a café bar and monthly quiz.

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