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Dundee Contemporary Arts

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152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY
  • Telephone 01382 432444
  • Opening times 10am–midnight.
  • Seasonal times Closed: Dec 25 & 26; Jan 1 & 2.
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  • Website www.dca.org.uk
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Anything Goes - The Musical

Anything Goes - The Musical
  • 2021
  • UK
  • Directed by: Kathleen Marshall
  • Cast: Sutton Foster, Robert Lindsay, Felicity Kendal, Gary Wilmot

Filmed live at the Barbican in London, this major new 5-star production of the classic musical comedy features an all-star cast led by renowned Broadway royalty Sutton Foster reprising her Tony Award-winning performance as Reno Sweeney, alongside three-time Olivier Award and Tony Award winner Robert Lindsay (My Family), Evening Standard Theatre Award winner Felicity Kendal (The Good Life) and beloved West End Legend Gary Wilmot (Chicago).

When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, a comical disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. This hilarious musical romp across the Atlantic, directed by the multi-award-winning Broadway director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall, features Cole Porter’s joyful score, including I Get A Kick Out of You, You’re the Top and the show stopping Anything Goes.

Wed 1 Dec
Cinema

£17.50 (£15)

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
  • 2021
  • Romania
  • 1h 46min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Radu Jude
  • Cast: Katia Pascariu, Claudia Ieremia, Olimpia Mălai

After a personal sex tape is leaked online, a school teacher finds her career and reputation under threat.

Tue 7 Dec
Cinema

£8 (£5.50–£7)

CBeebies Christmas Show: The Night Before Christmas

CBeebies Christmas Show: The Night Before Christmas
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 5min
  • U

The annual CBeebies Christmas show. For 2021, the magical story is The Night Before Christmas.

Sat 4 Dec
Sun 5 Dec
Cinema

£7

C'mon C'mon

C'mon C'mon
  • 2021
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mike Mills
  • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Scoot McNairy, Molly Webster, Jaboukie Young-White, Woody Norman

After gracing audiences with Beginners and 20th Century Women, writer-director Mike Mills returns with another warm, insightful, and gratifyingly askew portrait of American family life. A soulful Joaquin Phoenix plays Johnny, a kindhearted radio journalist deep into a project in which he interviews children across the U.S. about our world’s uncertain future. His sister, Viv (a marvelously intuitive Gaby Hoffmann), asks him to watch her 9-year-old son, Jesse (Woody Norman, in one of the most affecting breakout child performances in years), while she tends to the child’s father, who’s suffering from mental health issues. After agreeing, Johnny finds himself connecting with his nephew in ways he hadn’t expected, ultimately taking Jesse with him on a journey from Los Angeles to New York to New Orleans. Anchored by three remarkable actors, C’mon C’mon is a gentle yet impeccably crafted drama about coming to terms with personal trauma and historical legacies.

Fri 3 Dec
Sat 4 Dec
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Sun 5 Dec
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Mon 6 Dec
Tue 7 Dec
Wed 8 Dec
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Thu 9 Dec
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Fri 10 Dec
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Sat 11 Dec
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Sun 12 Dec
Mon 13 Dec
Tue 14 Dec
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Wed 15 Dec
Thu 16 Dec

Drive My Car

Drive My Car
  • 2021
  • 2h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
  • Cast: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Reika Kirishima

(Doraibu mai kâ)
Dir Ryûsuke Hamaguchi/JP 2021/179 mins/Japanese wEng ST

Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Reika Kirishima

Inspired by Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi takes us on an unpredictable and self-revelatory journey in this serene yet riveting drama.

Theatre director Yusuke and his TV screenwriter wife Oto have a special bond as creative partners, sharing a life punctuated by private rituals. This is shattered by a sudden incident and the appearance of Yusuke’s new chauffeur Misaki and Koji, an actor from Oto’s TV series. As the film gradually peels back the unspoken layers of their marriage, parallels form with Yusuke’s ongoing production of Chekhov’s ‘Uncle Vanya’. As the title infers, much of the film takes place while driving, with Yusuke’s old red Saab becoming centre stage for the protagonists to reveal their innermost truths. Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe’s immaculate script, though visually austere, keeps us on the edge of our seat throughout, eagerly anticipating the next epiphany. This is an intense and sensorially rich film, sustained by great performances and bold long takes. Thoroughly engrossing across its three-hour duration, Drive My Car shows us how intimate silences can amplify the truth and become part of the intricate evolution of a life story.

Wed 1 Dec
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Thu 2 Dec
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Dying to Divorce

Dying to Divorce
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Chloe Fairweather

Over one in three women in Turkey experience domestic violence.

Wed 1 Dec
Cinema

House of Gucci

House of Gucci
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, Al Pacino

The turbulent marriage and divorce of Patrizia and Maurizio Gucci, the head of the Gucci fashion house, leads to murder.

Wed 1 Dec
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Thu 2 Dec
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Fri 3 Dec
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Sat 4 Dec
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Sun 5 Dec
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Mon 6 Dec
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Tue 7 Dec
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Wed 8 Dec
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Thu 9 Dec
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Josep

Josep
  • 2020
  • France / Belgium / Spain
  • 1h 14min
  • Directed by: Aurel
  • Cast: Sergi López, Silvia Pérez Cruz, Valérie Lemercier

French illustrator Aurel investigates the life of the Catalan republican cartoonist and exile Josep Bartolí, who was detained by the Gestapo and sent to various concentration camps after crossing the border into France to flee the Spanish Civil War. Told through the memories of a dying elderly gendarme who encountered him in the French concentration camp, it follows Bartolí’s arrival in Mexico after jumping from a train transporting him to another camp, where he met Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, before living and working in the United States. With the voices of Sergi López and Sílvia Pérez Cruz, it won prizes at the Tokyo Anime Awards, Anima and the European Film Awards. It was also the recipient of the best animated film César and was part of the Cannes official selection last year.

Thu 2 Dec

Prices to be confirmed

Part of French Film Festival UK.

Cinema

£8 (£5.50–£7)

Lemmings: Can You Dig It?

Lemmings: Can You Dig It?
  • 2021
  • UK
  • Directed by: Richard Wilcox

Now to celebrate 30 years of the little floppy-haired creatures, this charming documentary does a deep-dive on all things Lemmings, interviewing the key creatives behind the classic puzzle game, telling the story of just how this game came to be, from early pencil sketches and rudimentary animation tests, to rave reviews and the now iconic front cover, which I’m sure the sight of will be like a shot of unfiltered nostalgia for many of us.

It’s also an enthralling snapshot of a time when the videogames industry was very different than today, and a fascinating look at the game’s legacy, including how the developer behind Lemmings, DMA Design, would go on to become Rockstar, the legendary company behind ground-breaking titles like Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption. But at its core, this is an unabashed love letter to a classic video game, and a treat for anyone who's ever led a pack of adorable Lemmings to their freedom (or untimely deaths)!

Thu 2 Dec
Cinema

£8 (£5.50–£7)

Lumière d'été (Summer Light)

Lumière d'été (Summer Light)
  • 1943
  • France
  • 1h 52min
  • Directed by: Jean Grémillon
  • Cast: Madeleine Renaud, Pierre Brasseur, Madeleine Robinson

At a small inn in a mining area of Provence, a young woman finds herself involved with three men: an alcoholic painter, a debauched and wealthy playboy, and a handsome engineer. Banned by Vichy censors, this Occupation-era study of social clashes remains powerful today.

Sun 5 Dec

Part of French Film Festival UK.

Merry Riso

Produce a run of lo-fi Risograph cards or prints for gifts. This eco-friendly, fast-paced method is a hybrid of photocopying and silkscreen using soy-based inks and recycled paper.

Thu 2 Dec
Print Studio

Sold out

Metropolitan Opera: Eurydice

Metropolitan Opera: Eurydice
  • 2021

An operatic reimagining the familiar tale, the Greek myth of Orpheus, from Eurydice’s point of view.

Sat 4 Dec
Cinema

£20 (£12)

Naked

Naked
  • 1993
  • UK
  • 2h 6min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Mike Leigh
  • Written by: Mike Leigh
  • Cast: David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge

Johnny (Thewlis), a cynical drifter, wanders around the homeless of London spouting a bitter philosophy. An episodic, bleak, but bitingly funny portrait of 90s Britain that suffers from a few characters who could only exist in a Mike Leigh world. Scenes of sexual violence may be difficult for some audience members to sit through.

Wed 1 Dec
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Photography Forum

A discussion group for amateur photographers. Compare notes on practising photography, get advice, show your work and look at others' portfolios.

Sat 4 Dec
Meeting Room

Booking is essential.

Returning to Reims (Fragments)

Returning to Reims (Fragments)
  • 2021
  • France
  • 1h 23min
  • Directed by: Jean-Gabriel Périot
  • Cast: Adèle Haenel

A fascinating reflection on working class life in France over the past 70 years, Jean-Gabriel Périot’s documentary has been adapted from Didier Eribon’s 2009 memoir. He presents a mosaic of archive footage with one family history to vividly evoke shifting currents in the political life of the nation. Eribon’s book told of his return to the hometown he had abandoned 30 years earlier.

Adèle Haenel narrates the story of a prodigal child returning home and a reconciliation that prompts discussion of a mother’s life, marriage and the opportunities she never had.

Sun 5 Dec

Part of French Film Festival UK.

Cinema

£8 (£5.50–£7)

Screen Printing (Beginners)

Channel your inner Warhol and learn how to explore the creative possibilities of this colourful, graphic and immediate approach to making repeat prints.

Sat 4 Dec
Print Studio

Sold out

Summer Light

See any two films in our French Film Festival season for £10 – simply log in, book your seats and the discount will be applied at checkout!

A shimmering glass hotel at the top of a remote Provençal mountain provides the setting for a tragi-comic tapestry about an obsessive love pentangle, whose principals range from an artist to a hotel manager and to a dam worker. 

Scripted by Jacques Prévert and Pierre Laroche, the film was banned from cinemas for the duration of the Occupation for its dark portrayal of the hedonistic excesses of the ruling class. Today, it is often singled out as Jean Grémillon’s greatest achievement. It was shot at the Victorine Studios in Nice and on location at Soursac in the Dordogne.

Sun 5 Dec
Cinema

£7 (£5.50–£6)

A Tale of Love and Desire

A Tale of Love and Desire (Une histoire d'amour et de désir)
  • 2021
  • France / Tunisia
  • 1h 42min
  • Directed by: Leyla Bouzid
  • Cast: Sami Outalbali, Zbeida Belhajamor, Diong-Kéba Tacu

A young French/Algerian man falls in love with a young Tunisian girl

Fri 3 Dec

Part of French Film Festival UK.

Cinema

£8 (£5.50–£7)

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Dundee Contemporary Arts is a major arts hub in Dundee city centre. Located in a much-converted garage, it opened in 1999 and offers multiple facilities: an art gallery with a thriving visual arts programme; a two-screen cinema specialising in classic and arthouse cinema (but not averse to the odd blockbuster); a print studio and a visual research centre run in cooperation with the University of Dundee. The Jute Cafe Bar offers lunch, evening and kids' menus.

The DCA is situated at the heart of Dundee's cultural and social life, located a short walk from the railway station and the main shopping centre, and close to Dundee University's campus. There is a multi-storey car park next door, with cycle lockers available at the rear.

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