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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

Ana Ana

Ana Ana
  • 2014
  • Norway/Netherlands/Canada/Egypt
  • 75 min
  • Directed by: Petr Lom/Corinne van Egeraat

Cinematic poem about the inner world of four young creative Egyptian women.

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Tue 14 Oct

£8.20 (£6)

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
  • 2012
  • US
  • 112 min
  • Directed by: Drew DeNicola/Olivia Mori
  • Cast: Andy Hummell, Jody Stephens

Feature-length documentary film about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music's greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star.

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Mon 6 Oct
Tue 7 Oct

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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Fri 21 Nov

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Please note: dates to be confirmed.

Sat 22 Nov

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Sun 23 Nov

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The Case Against 8

The Case Against 8
  • 2014
  • US
  • 109 min
  • Directed by: Ben Cotner/Ryan White

A documentary following the case to over turn the same-sex marriage ban in California.

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Thu 2 Oct

Featuring a discussion. Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

Dead Man

Dead Man
  • 1995
  • 121 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover

William Blake, a criminal on the run, encounters a strange North American man who takes him on a spiritual journey.

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Tue 7 Oct

Jim Jarmusch.

Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival

Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival

Film festival for anyone interested in cinema and Spanish and Latin American culture. Featuring work from directors including Fernando Franco and Jonás Trueba, Icíar Bollaín, Cesc Gay and Gracia Querejeta.

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Wed 8 Oct

£8.20 (£6; Children £2.60; Seniors £6; Students £6)

Thu 9 Oct

£8.20 (£6; Children £2.60; Seniors £6; Students £6)

Fri 10 Oct

£8.20 (£6; Children £2.60; Seniors £6; Students £6)

Sat 11 Oct

£8.20 (£6; Children £2.60; Seniors £6; Students £6)

  • 10:00
Sun 12 Oct

£8.20 (£6; Children £2.60; Seniors £6; Students £6)

  • 10:00

En tierra extraña (In a Foreign Land)

En tierra extraña (In a Foreign Land)
  • 2014
  • Spain
  • 72 min
  • Directed by: Icíar Bollaín

Documentary about Spaniards who have moved to Edinburgh.

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Wed 8 Oct

Featuring Q&A. Part of Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival.

Thu 9 Oct

Featuring Q&A. Part of Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival.

Everybody's Child

Everybody's Child
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 75 min
  • Directed by: Garry Fraser

Documentary by Garry Fraser, who grew up on Edinburgh's Muirhouse estate and put his early life of crime, drug addiction and poverty behind him. Here he returns to the estate to see what's changed.

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Mon 13 Oct

£8.20 (£6)

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Gabrielle

Gabrielle
  • 2013
  • Canada
  • 104 min
  • Directed by: Louise Archambault
  • Cast: Gabrielle Marion-Rivard, Alexandre Landry, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin

A young woman with Williams syndrome teaches music to adults with learning disabilities, and finds herself fighting staff and her family for independence.

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Tue 7 Oct

£8.20 (£6)

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai

Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai
  • 2 stars
  • 2000
  • US/Japan/France/Germany
  • 116 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Written by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Forest Whitaker

Whitaker's New York ex-street urchin Ghost Dog is a professional Mob assassin who lives by an ancient Eastern code of honour. But when a hit goes wrong, he's caught between loyalties. Jarmusch should probably stick to making throwaway movies about ageing rockers, Helsinki cabbies and Japanese Elvis fans instead of attempting the grand spiritual narrative.

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Mon 6 Oct

Giraffada

Giraffada
  • 2013
  • Palestine/Italy/Germany/France
  • 85 min
  • Directed by: Rani Massalha
  • Cast: Saleh Bakri, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, Ahmad Bayatra

The film explores the bond that can grow between children and animals.

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Sat 4 Oct

Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

Ida

Ida
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • Poland/Denmark
  • 80 min
  • Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Cast: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Joanna Kulig

Poland 1962; orphaned novice nun Sister Anna (Trzebuchowska) is about to take her vows when she finds out that she was originally named Ida and is Jewish, so she goes on a search for the truth about her parents. A thoughtful, beautifully shot but emotionally uninvolving coming-of-age story.

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Thu 2 Oct
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Tue 7 Oct
Wed 8 Oct
Thu 9 Oct

The International Film Award

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival’s annual open film submission gives film makers from all over the world the platform to challenge perceptions of mental health, share their ideas with new audiences and explore the realities of mental health through film. This year the film submission returned for its seventh year and saw a diverse range of submissions from as far afield as Iran, India, Turkey, the US, Canada and Australia as well as homegrown talent from Scotland, the UK and Europe. The annual film awards ceremony will honour the very best of these films at this not to be missed closing festival event.

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Thu 16 Oct

Free

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Las 13 Rosas (The Thirteen Roses)

Las 13 Rosas (The Thirteen Roses)
  • 2007
  • Spain/Italy
  • 100 min
  • Directed by: Emilio Martínez Lázaro
  • Cast: Pilar López de Ayala, Verónica Sánchez, Gabriella Pession

Drama about 13 young women sentenced to death at the tail end of the Spanish Civil War.

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Thu 9 Oct

Featuring a discussion. Part of Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival.

Life Feels Good (Chce się żyć)

Life Feels Good (Chce sie zyc)
  • 2013
  • Poland
  • 107 min
  • Directed by: Maciej Pieprzyca
  • Written by: Maciej Pieprzyca
  • Cast: Dawid Ogrodnik, Dorota Kolak, Arkadiusz Jakubik

A man with cerebral palsy, unable to speak, struggles to communicate that, despite what doctors say, he is not mentally handicapped.

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Thu 9 Oct

Featuring a Q&A. Part of Play Poland.

Magic in the Moonlight

Magic in the Moonlight
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 97 min
  • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Hamish Linklater, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver

Set in the French Riviera at the height of the roaring 20s, a British magician sets out to uncover a possible fraud spiritualist exploiting a family.

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Thu 2 Oct
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Wed 8 Oct
Thu 9 Oct

The Mars Project

The Mars Project
  • 2012
  • Canada
  • 62 min
  • Directed by: Jonathan Balazs/Andrew Lounsbury

Documentary about hip hop artist Khari 'Conspiracy' Stewart about his battle against schizophrenia and the Canadian mental health system.

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Sun 5 Oct

£5 (£3)

Featuring a Q&A. Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

Night on Earth

Night on Earth
  • 1992
  • US
  • 129 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Written by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Winona Ryder, Béatrice Dalle, Roberto Benigni, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Matti Pellonpää

Los Angeles. New York. Paris. Rome. Helsinki. Five cities, five taxi rides, five chance encounters. The director of 'Mystery Train' and 'Down By Law' pushes aside narrative and goes instead for visual uniformity in a claustrophobic setting. Character studies with a mildly philosophical aftertaste.

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Sat 4 Oct

Jim Jarmusch.

Planes: Fire & Rescue

Planes: Fire & Rescue
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 83 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Roberts Gannaway
  • Cast: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen

When perky aeroplane Dusty (Cook) is forced to give up racing, he decides to retrain as a firefighter under crusty-but-fair Blade Ranger (Harris). Gannaway's sequel is better than the dismal original, but even as simple-minded entertainment it's a pity about the sexual and racial stereotyping and broad, male-orientated humour.

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Sun 5 Oct

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
  • 2013
  • US
  • 102 min
  • Directed by: Sam Fleischner
  • Cast: Andrea Suarez Paz, Jesus Sanchez-Velez, Azul Zorrilla

When a young, autistic Mexican boy runs away from his family on the outskirts of New York City, he embarks on an 11-day odyssey in the city's subway system, forcing his splintered family to reconcile their differences in order to bring him home.

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Mon 6 Oct

£8.20 (£6)

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

Sunrise, A Song of Two Humans

Sunrise
  • 1927
  • USA
  • 94 min
  • Directed by: F.W. Murnau
  • Cast: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston

Trouble occurs when a married farmer falls for a woman from the city who subsequently tells him to drown his wife.

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Wed 8 Oct

Featuring an introduction. Introduction to European Cinema.

Surprise Screening: Take One Action Audience Award

The final screening from the host of UK and Scottish premières, and voted for by audience members.

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Sat 4 Oct

Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

Watermark

Watermark
  • 2013
  • Canada
  • 92 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jennifer Baichwal/Edward Burtynsky
  • Written by: Jennifelr Baichwal

Filmmaker Baichwal and photographer Burtynsky (Manufactured Landscapes) team up once again to investigate how water shapes humanity.

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Fri 3 Oct

Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

We Are Many

We Are Many
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 104 min
  • Directed by: Amir Amirani

The story of the demonstration against the war on Iraq, the biggest demonstration in human history.

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Fri 3 Oct

Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

The Wild Ones (Els nens salvatge)

The Wild Ones (Els nens salvatge)
  • 2012
  • Spain
  • Directed by: Patricia Ferreira
  • Cast: Marina Comas, Àlex Monner, Albert Baró

Drama about three teenagers getting to grips with adulthood.

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Thu 9 Oct

Part of Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival.

Write Shoot Cut

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

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Mon 13 Oct

£6 (£5)

  • 18:15
Mon 10 Nov

£6 (£5)

  • 18:15
Mon 8 Dec

£6 (£5)

  • 18:15

Year of the horse

Year of the horse
  • 1997
  • US
  • 106 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Neil Young, Jim Jarmusch, Ralph Molina

This film documents Neil Young and Crazy Horse's 1996 concert tour. Jim Jarmusch interviews the band about their long history, and we see backstage footage from the 1970s and 1980s

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Thu 2 Oct

Jim Jarmusch.

Sun 5 Oct

Jim Jarmusch.

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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