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Dundee Contemporary Arts

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152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY
  • Telephone 01382 909900
  • Opening times Daily: 10am–midnight.
  • Seasonal times Closed: Dec 25 & 26; Jan 1 & 2.
  • Website www.dca.org.uk
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All is True

All is True
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 41min
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Lolita Chakrabarti, Jack Colgrave Hirst

William Shakespeare (Branagh) comes back to Stratford to find his family estranged from him. Branagh and screenwriter Elton search for the man behind the myth, but lose sight of the genius; there’s no sense of the writer’s intelligence or empathy and only McKellen as the Earl of Southampton brings any life to the proceedings.

Mon 18 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Tue 19 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Wed 20 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Thu 21 Feb
Cinema

£6

Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Fri 22 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Sat 23 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Sun 24 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Mon 25 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Tue 26 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Wed 27 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Thu 28 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Burning

Shortlisted for this year’s Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film,* Burning* has been generating well-deserved buzz since it premiered at Cannes and won the prestigious FIPRESCI prize. Directed by Lee Chang-dong (Poetry) and based on a short story by Haruki Murakami, it is an absorbing puzzle, centred around a love triangle where all participants are enigmatic, hiding information from us and each other.

"A delicate but fierce portrait of jealousy and obsession…"

Jong-su (the remarkable Ah-in Yoo) is a taciturn twenty-something delivery man whose world is irrevocably changed when he runs into the beautiful Haemi (Jong-seo Yun), a girl he knew in childhood. He quickly falls for Haemi’s shy charm and they embark on an intense relationship. Their romance has barely begun when she asks for a favour: she’s leaving on a trip to Africa, and would Jong-su be willing to look after her cat? The young man gladly obliges, and pines her absence. But when Haemi finally returns, she is accompanied by a handsome, wealthy new ‘friend’ called Ben (The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun). Fascinated but wary of Ben, Jong-su finds himself becoming increasingly paranoid about the charismatic stranger’s motives towards he girl he loves. When Haemi vanishes, her phone disconnected, her messy apartment cleaned up, her cat nowhere to be seen, Jong-su becomes obsessed with finding out what has happened.

With a deliberately slow pace and a hypnotic soundtrack by Mowg, Lee carefully and cleverly reveals surprises that end up having huge ripple effects, building to a finale that’s shocking without feeling manipulative.* Burning* is a delicate but fierce portrait of jealousy and obsession which will stay with you long after it has ended, and is undoubtedly one of the best films of the year so far.

Mon 18 Feb
Cinema

£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Tue 19 Feb
Cinema

£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Wed 20 Feb
Cinema

£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Thu 21 Feb
Cinema

£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

DCA Young Photo Club

Skills-building workshop for young photographers with tutored sessions led by local photographers and time to show your work on a big screen. The session begins with a 'how to' introduction to let you try new techniques and familiarise yourself with the camera's settings.

Tue 19 Feb
Create Space

£8

Tue 5 Mar
Create Space

£8

Tue 19 Mar
Create Space

£8

Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura

Soon after tying the knot with mystery author Masakazu Isshiki (Masato Sakai), young bride Akiko (Mitsuki Takahata) finds her new life in old-town Kamakura is steeped in legend as frequent encounters with supernatural creatures become her everyday normalcy. However, upon waking one day, Masakazu discovers that his new bride has been spirited away, seemingly having departed for the afterworld. Resonant of Japanese mythology, Masakazu embarks on an epic journey to the other side to bring her back and meet his destiny – but will he succeed?

Takashi Yamazaki offers an offbeat narrative where lore and reality are spun together in this extravagant live-action adaptation of Ryohei Saigan’s fantasy manga, stylised in a distinctively Hollywood mode.

Sun 24 Feb
Cinema

£7.50 (£5)

Exhibition Tours: Lorna Macintyre and Margaret Salmon

A guided tour of Margaret Salmon’s Hole and Lorna Macintyre’s Pieces of You Are Here.

Mon 18 Feb
Gallery
Tue 19 Feb
Gallery
Wed 20 Feb
Gallery
Thu 21 Feb
Gallery
Fri 22 Feb
Gallery
Sat 23 Feb
Gallery
Sun 24 Feb
Gallery

Green Book

Peter Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber) may seem an unlikely choice to direct a crowd-pleasing prestige picture about race relations in 1960s America, but many critics agree he has produced a real awards contender, already scooping the coveted Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival last year.

"A trip very much worth taking."

Set in 1962, Green Book (named after the guidebook which advised people of colour on establishments in which they’d be welcome in America) tells the story of African-American pianist Don Shirley (Academy Award Winner Mahershala Ali) and his racist ItalianAmerican driver and bodyguard Tony ‘Lip’ Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) as they embark on a tour of the Deep South in the 1960s. The set-up is a classic odd-couple road trip as the two men clash almost immediately; Shirley is sophisticated and wellspoken, while Tony is rude, unafraid of violence and quick to temper. As they spend more time together, however, Tony’s prejudices are broken down and the two men come to recognise and appreciate each other.

*Green Book *is based on stories told by Tony to his son Nick Vallelonga (co-writer of this film) and consequently the film has drawn some criticism for its dramatisation of events and the factual accuracy of its portrayal. As Oscar season approaches, it will be interesting to see if these factors affect its chances come February. There is no denying, however, that Ali and Mortensen are two intelligent performers at the top of their game and their chemistry, as well as Farrelly’s light, humorous touch, makes this a trip very much worth taking.

Mon 18 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Tue 19 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Wed 20 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Thu 21 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King

Tish (Layne) and Fonny (James) are friends since childhood who grow up to realise that they’re soulmates, but then Fonny gets arrested and charged with rape. Jenkins’s follow-up to Moonlight is an enchanting, heartbreaking love story, adapted from James Baldwin’s novel. A great film with anger in its tender heart.

Fri 22 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Sat 23 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Sun 24 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Cinema

£7.50 (£5)

Mon 25 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Tue 26 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Wed 27 Feb
Cinema

£6.50–£7.50 (£5–£5.50)

Thu 28 Feb

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Get started with this nifty piece of software that you can use to create images, enhance or correct your photos and design graphic artwork.

Sat 23 Feb
Print Studio

£95 (£75)

Thu 7 Mar
Meeting Room

£95 (£75)

The Lady Eve

The Lady Eve
  • 1941
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • U
  • Directed by: Preston Sturges
  • Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn

Charles Pike is the heir to the Pike Ale fortune, a fact that makes him a target to three con artists. But when Jean, the woman of the trio, falls for the mark, she finds her crooked past coming back to haunt her. Reappearing as the sophisticated Lady Eve, she finds herself after more than just Charles' money.

Sat 23 Feb
Cinema

£6.50 (£5)

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Remember a few years ago when Everything Was Awesome? Well, five years on (OK, so we had some fun with Batman and Ninjago hijinks in the interim) and here we are reunited with the original awesome creative team for another brick-filled, big screen adventure. Referencing a whole range of popular sci-fi and superhero movies, with a script unafraid of a few groan-inducing gags, it’s time to go where no brick has gone before.

"…it’s time to go where no brick has gone before." 

Returning to the city of Bricksburg, we discover that Duplo invaders have long since turned the place into a post-apocalyptic wasteland, although Emmet seems completely unaffected by this dramatic change and pretends everything is still awesome. Everyone else, however, has been toughened up and hardened by this new environment, making them ready to rise up and fight for the restoration of their old life. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

Directed by Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After, Trolls), the star-studded cast represent an entire assembly of superheroes – Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Jason Momoa and Gal Gadot – though Chris Pratt tops the lot playing not only our modest hero Emmet, but also Rex Dangervest, the galaxy-defending archaeologist, cowboy and raptor trainer… Does that sound strangely familiar?

Mon 18 Feb
Tue 19 Feb
Wed 20 Feb
Thu 21 Feb
Fri 22 Feb
Sat 23 Feb
Sun 24 Feb

Lorna MacIntyre: Pieces of you are here

The artist's first solo exhibition in a major UK institution, featuring new work specially commissioned for the gallery.

Mon 18 Feb
Gallery 2
Tue 19 Feb
Gallery 2
Wed 20 Feb
Gallery 2
Thu 21 Feb
Gallery 2
Fri 22 Feb
Gallery 2
Sat 23 Feb
Gallery 2
Sun 24 Feb
Gallery 2

Margaret Salmon: Hole

New work from the Glasgow-based American artist and filmmaker.

Mon 18 Feb
Tue 19 Feb
Wed 20 Feb
Thu 21 Feb
Fri 22 Feb
Sat 23 Feb
Sun 24 Feb

Photography Forum

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

Sat 23 Feb
Meeting Room

Booking is essential.

Sat 30 Mar
Meeting Room

Booking is essential.

Sat 27 Apr
Meeting Room

Booking is essential.

Print Studio Tour

Take a tour of the DCA's print studio and view their state-of-the-art equipment for both traditional printing and creating digital artworks.

Thu 21 Feb
Print Studio
Sat 23 Feb
Print Studio
Thu 28 Feb
Print Studio
Sat 2 Mar
Print Studio
Thu 7 Mar
Print Studio
Sat 9 Mar
Print Studio
Thu 14 Mar
Print Studio
Sat 16 Mar
Print Studio
Thu 21 Mar
Print Studio
Sat 23 Mar
Print Studio
Thu 28 Mar
Print Studio
Sat 30 Mar
Print Studio
Thu 4 Apr
Print Studio
Sat 6 Apr
Print Studio
Thu 11 Apr
Print Studio
Sat 13 Apr
Print Studio
Thu 18 Apr
Print Studio
Sat 20 Apr
Print Studio
Thu 25 Apr
Print Studio
Sat 27 Apr
Print Studio

Printing Drop-in Day

See the new 3D printer in action and get an idea of the possibilities it offers.

Sun 24 Feb
Print Studio

£5

Relaxed: The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Remember a few years ago when Everything Was Awesome? Well, five years on (OK, so we had some fun with Batman and Ninjago hijinks in the interim) and here we are reunited with the original awesome creative team for another brick-filled, big screen adventure. Referencing a whole range of popular sci-fi and superhero movies, with a script unafraid of a few groan-inducing gags, it’s time to go where no brick has gone before.

"…it’s time to go where no brick has gone before." 

Returning to the city of Bricksburg, we discover that Duplo invaders have long since turned the place into a post-apocalyptic wasteland, although Emmet seems completely unaffected by this dramatic change and pretends everything is still awesome. Everyone else, however, has been toughened up and hardened by this new environment, making them ready to rise up and fight for the restoration of their old life. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

Directed by Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After, Trolls), the star-studded cast represent an entire assembly of superheroes – Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Jason Momoa and Gal Gadot – though Chris Pratt tops the lot playing not only our modest hero Emmet, but also Rex Dangervest, the galaxy-defending archaeologist, cowboy and raptor trainer… Does that sound strangely familiar?

Sun 24 Feb
Cinema

£4

The Scythian Lamb

"He discovers that the motley crew of newcomers have a chequered past…" 

The dwindling port town of Uobuka decides to welcome six strangers into the community in an effort to mitigate its population decline. Unassuming city official Hajime Tsukisue (Ryo Nishikido) is put in charge of the welcoming committee, making sure that the outsiders settle in well. Before long, his initially friendly attitude begins to wane as he discovers that the motley crew of newcomers have a chequered past and uneasiness begins to creep over the town’s residents. He soon discovers that the mysterious six are being rehabilitated as part of the government’s new parole initiative. But as the strangers begin to infiltrate the town, establishing relationships with the locals, inexplicable things being to occur.

Blending dark humour and taut suspense, director Daihachi Yoshida studies the human condition in his adaptation of a thriller Manga by the maestro team of Yamagami Tatsuhiko and Mikio Igarashi.

Sat 23 Feb
Cinema

£7.50 (£5)

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.

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