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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

Bidder 70

Bidder 70
  • 2012
  • US
  • 73 min
  • Directed by: Beth Gage/George Gage

Tim DeChristopher is Bidder 70, a young man who derailed an illegal BLM oil and gas auction in a courageous act of civil disobedience.

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Wed 24 Sep

Followed by a discussion. Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

Big Men

Big Men
  • 2013
  • UK/Denmark/US
  • 99 min
  • Directed by: Rachel Boynton

Documentary about the secretive worlds of both corporations and local communities involved with American oil investment in West Africa.

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Wed 1 Oct

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

  • 20:30

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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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.

  • 20:20

Down by Law

Down by Law
  • 1986
  • US/West Germany
  • 107 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni

The story of three different men in a Louisiana prison and their eventual journey.

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Sat 27 Sep

Jim Jarmusch.

E-Team

E-Team
  • 2014
  • US
  • 88 min
  • Directed by: Katy Chevigny, Ross Kauffman

Filmmakers Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny follow the Emergencies Team, a collection of individuals who document war crimes for the Human Rights Watch, to the front lines in Syria and Libya.

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Tue 23 Sep

Followed by a discussion. Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

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)

  • 10:00
Thu 9 Oct

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

  • 10:00
Fri 10 Oct

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

  • 10:00
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

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

Everyday Rebellion

Everyday Rebellion
  • 2013
  • Switzerland/Germany/Austria/Ukraine/Spain/France
  • 118 min
  • Directed by: Arash T Riahi/Arman T Riahi

Documentary about modern and creative forms of non-violent protest and civil disobedience.

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Fri 26 Sep

Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

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.

  • 17:50 – 20:20

The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza)

The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza)
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • Italy/France
  • 142 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paolo Sorrentino
  • Cast: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli

The story of an aging writer who bitterly recollects his passionate, lost youth. A portrait of today's Rome.

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Wed 24 Sep

Introduced by Dr Leanne Dawson, from the University of Edinburgh. Introduction to European Cinema.

The House of Magic

The House of Magic
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • Belgium
  • 85 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jeremy Degruson/Ben Stassen
  • Written by: James Flynn/Dominic Paris
  • Cast: Cinda Adams, Edward Asner, Emily Blunt

Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos.

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Sun 21 Sep

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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Fri 26 Sep
Sat 27 Sep
Sun 28 Sep
Mon 29 Sep
  • 15:45
  • 20:45
Parent & baby
  • 11:00
Tue 30 Sep
  • 15:45
  • 20:45
Wed 1 Oct
  • 15:45
  • 18:15
Thu 2 Oct
  • 15:45
  • 18:15

Inequality for All

Inequality for All
  • 2013
  • US
  • 89 min
  • Directed by: Jacob Kornbluth

A documentary that follows former US Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.

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Fri 26 Sep

Followed by conversations with representatives from Oxfam and Unison. Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

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

Kust tuleb tolm ja kuhu kaob raha (Ash & Money)

Kust tuleb tolm ja kuhu kaob raha (Ash & Money)
  • 2013
  • Estonia
  • 98 min
  • Directed by: Tiit Ojasoo

In 2010 a series of party funding scandals rocked Estonia. To expose political hypocrisy and manipulation, a young theatre group took on their boldest, most ambitious project to date: the creation of a new political party.

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Sat 20 Sep

Featuring Q&A with co-director Ene-Liis Semper. Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

The Last Laugh (Der Letzte Mann)

The Last Laugh (Der Letzte Mann)
  • 1924
  • Germany
  • 101 min
  • U
  • Directed by: F W Murnau
  • Written by: Carl Mayer
  • Cast: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft

One busy, rainy night a doorman takes a short rest after lugging a heavy suitcase in from the rain. Unfortunately, his manager spots him and the next day he is replaced and re-assigned to the less strenuous but purely menial position. Humiliated, the old man struggles to carry on with his life. Classic, deeply moving silent.

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Wed 1 Oct

Introduced by Dr Leanne Dawson from the University of Edinburgh. Introduction to European Cinema.

  • 18:00

Light Fly, Fly High

Light Fly, Fly High
  • 2013
  • India
  • 80 min
  • Directed by: Beathe Hofseth, Susann Østigaard
  • Written by: Beathe Hofseth, Susann Østigaard

A young Indian girl born outside caste turns to boxing in a bid for independence and discovers the fights outside the ring are harder than those in it.

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Sun 21 Sep

Plus discussion. Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

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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Sat 20 Sep
Sun 21 Sep
Mon 22 Sep
Tue 23 Sep
Wed 24 Sep
Thu 25 Sep
Fri 26 Sep
Sat 27 Sep
Sun 28 Sep
Mon 29 Sep
  • 15:00
  • 18:10
  • 20:25
Tue 30 Sep
  • 15:00
  • 18:10
Wed 1 Oct
  • 15:00
  • 18:10
  • 20:25
Thu 2 Oct
  • 15:00
  • 18:10
  • 20:25

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)

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

  • 18:00 – 19:30

Millions Can Walk

Millions Can Walk
  • 2014
  • Switzerland/India
  • 88 min
  • Directed by: Kamal Musale/Christoph Schaub

Hundreds and thousand of Indian men and women – indigenous inhabitants and landless farmers – demand their right to existence by making a 400km protest march.

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Thu 25 Sep

Followed by a discussion. Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

Mystery Train

Mystery Train
  • 1989
  • US/Japan
  • 110 min
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Masatoshi Nagase, Yûki Kudô, Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.

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Sun 28 Sep

Jim Jarmusch.

Mon 29 Sep

Jim Jarmusch.

  • 20:50

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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Tue 30 Sep

Jim Jarmusch.

  • 18:00

Pirates Arts and Crafts

Drop in arts and crafts event themed around the film The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!, a screening of which follows at 11am.

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Sun 28 Sep

Free

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
  • 3 stars
  • 2012
  • UK/US
  • 88 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Peter Lord/Jeff Newitt
  • Cast: Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant

An inept pirate captain (Grant) attempts to win Pirate of the Year competition with the help of a young Charles Darwin (Tennant). Aardman's humour sometimes seems dated but Grant is pleasing, the visuals are enchanting, Staunton's Queen Victoria is a riot and there's much for the whole family to treasure.

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Sun 28 Sep

Preceded by free craft event Pirates Arts and Crafts at 9.30am.

Polyester

Midnight Movies: Polyester
  • 1981
  • US
  • 86 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Waters
  • Written by: John Waters
  • Cast: Divine, Tab Hunter, David Samson, Edith Massey, Mink Stole

Bad taste comedy starring Divine as a put-upon housewife whose unsavoury family are nothing compared to the bad smells she has to put up with.

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Mon 22 Sep

The Revolutionary Optimists

The Revolutionary Optimists
  • 2013
  • US/India
  • 95 min
  • Directed by: Maren Grainger-Monsen/Nicole Newnham
  • Cast: Amlan Ganguly, Kajal Kahar, Priyanka Mandal

Documentary on a humanitarian former lawyer and his efforts to help others.

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Sun 28 Sep

Followed by a Q&A with director Amlan Ganguly. Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth
  • 1954
  • US
  • 94 min
  • Directed by: Herbert J Biberman
  • Cast: Juan Chacón, Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer

Billed as 'the only blacklisted American film', this based-on-true-events drama sympathises with striking immigrant workers at a time when American fear of the Red menace was at its peak.

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Tue 30 Sep

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

  • 20:30

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.

  • 17:50 – 20:20

Stranger Than Paradise

Stranger Than Paradise
  • 1984
  • USA/Germany
  • 89 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Written by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson, Cecillia Stark, Danny Rosen

Low budget, black and white portrait of three directionless young people.

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Sun 21 Sep

Tante Hilda! (Aunt Hilda)

Tante Hilda! (Aunt Hilda)
  • 2013
  • France/Luxembourg
  • 89 min
  • Directed by: Benoît Chieux/Jacques-Rémy Girerd
  • Cast: Sabine Azéma, Josiane Balasko, François Morel

Animation about an eccentric aunt who is everything to everyone.

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Sat 20 Sep

Preceded by family-friendly activities. Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

The Warriors

The Warriors
  • 1979
  • US
  • 94 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Walter Hill
  • Written by: Sol Yurick (novel), David Shaber, Walter Hill (screenplay)
  • Cast: Michael Beck, James Remar, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, David Patrick Kelly

Stylised gang warfare flick that avoids the temptations of graphic violence and instead lifts the subject matter to something approaching medieval myth: the New York streets are labyrinths, the gangs are decked out in tribal dress, and a dangerous nighttime journey across the city becomes a heroic quest. Moments of humour and a great soundtrack add to the enjoyment of what is one of Hill's best achievements.

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Tue 30 Sep
  • 20:25

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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Sat 27 Sep

Featuring a Q&A with director Amir Amirani. Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

Write Shoot Cut

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

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Mon 29 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

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.

  • 18:00

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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