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Filmhouse

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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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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

The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter
  • 1978
  • US
  • 180 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Michael Cimino
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep

The Vietnam war has the effect of disrupting the lives of a small steel town, as various friends go off to face the horrors of war and return with emotional scars. A daring triptych structure, the first part of which displays a rare sympathy for the traditions and rituals of the emigrant community, marks this out as a Cimino movie, as he explores his favourite theme of American idealism being stretched almost to breaking point. Superb performances all round.

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EIFF Short Film Challenge

Edinburgh International Film Festival

We invited Scottish aspiring and established filmmakers to submit their films to our Challenge with the only requirement being some reference to our key word: Fourteen. We are delighted to be screening the shortlisted films at Filmhouse this summer. Come along and check out the Scottish talent that this Challenge has discovered. Our guest jury will be present for the screening and the winning films will be announced after the event. Awards will be given for Best Film, Most Original Idea and Most Innovative Use of ESFC Theme (fourteen).

Free ticketed event, tickets can be booked or collected through the Filmhouse box office. We would like the Fringe box office to sell 25% of the tickets.

Age category: PG

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Sat 16 Aug
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Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Erewhon

  • 2014
  • New Zealand/Australia/India
  • 92 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gavin Hipkins
  • Cast: Mia Blake (voice)

New Zealand artist Hipkins' pictorial essay is inspired by Samuel Butler's same-titled utopian satire written in 1872.

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Sat 2 Aug

Featuring introduction and Q&A with the director.

Filmhouse Film Quiz

Test your film knowledge at the phenomenally successful and fiendishly difficult monthly film quiz. Grab a team of up to eight people and get there early to bag a seat.

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Thu 10 Aug

Free

  • 21:00

Filming The List

  • 2014
  • UK
  • 30 min
  • Directed by: Robin MacPherson

Documentary about the making of Stellar Quines' theatrical film The List.

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Sun 3 Aug

Double bill with The List and followed by a Q&A with The List's stage and screen directors.

For No Good Reason

For No Good Reason
  • 2012
  • UK/US
  • 89 min
  • Directed by: Charlie Paul

Johnny Depp visits the artist behind the illustrations associated with Hunter S Thompson: Gonzo artist extraordinaire Ralph Steadman.

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Sat 2 Aug
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Future Shorts

Future Shorts

An international initiative offering a monthly showcase of the finest short films from around the world.

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Sat 16 Aug

£8.20 (£6)

This season features films from UK, Canada, China, Spain, Austria and France.

  • 20:15

A King in New York

A King in New York
  • 1957
  • UK
  • 110 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Charles Chaplin
  • Cast: Charles Chaplin, Maxine Audley, Jerry Desmonde

A recently-deposed European monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity and is later wrongly accused of being a Communist.

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Tue 5 Aug

Charlie Chaplin.

Wed 6 Aug

Charlie Chaplin.

Limelight

Limelight
  • 1952
  • US
  • 137 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Charles Chaplin
  • Cast: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce

A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives.

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Sat 2 Aug

Charlie Chaplin.

Sun 3 Aug

Charlie Chaplin.

The List

The award-winning tale of a bereaved woman struggling to come to terms with rural living, who begins to stick rigorously to her lists until this ritual introduces a new set of troubles. Filmed performance directed by Morag McKinnon in collaboration with Stellar Quines' artistic director Muriel Romanes.

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Sun 3 Aug

Double bill with Filming The List and followed by a Q&A with The List's stage and screen directors.

Local Hero

Local Hero
  • 4 stars
  • 1983
  • UK
  • 107 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bill Forsyth
  • Written by: Bill Forsyth
  • Cast: Peter Riegert, Burt Lancaster, Denis Lawson, Fulton Mackay

One of Bill Forsyth's most sure-footed ventures, and one in which his eye for charm balances with his love for whimsy. An ambitious executive of an American oil company is sent to buy an entire Scottish town for a future drilling project, but soon finds himself falling in love with the place, while being hoodwinked by the community.

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Tue 5 Aug

Followed by a Q&A with director Bill Forsyth. To See Oursels.

Postman Pat: The Movie

Postman Pat: The Movie
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 88 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Mike Disa
  • Cast: Stephen Mangan, Jim Broadbent, Rupert Grint, Ronan Keating, David Tennant

An all-star cast help Postman Pat in his big screen CGI adventure as he enters a TV talent competition.

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Sun 3 Aug

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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