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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 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.

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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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.

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)

  • 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

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.

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

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.

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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Tue 30 Sep
Wed 1 Oct
Thu 2 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)

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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Tue 30 Sep

Jim Jarmusch.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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