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49 Belmont Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1JF

Ballerina

Ballerina
  • 2016
  • France / Canada
  • 89 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Eric Summer / Éric Warin
  • Cast: Voices of Dane DeHaan, Elle Fanning, Maddie Ziegler

Orphaned Félicie (Fanning) strives to reach her dream of performing ballet at the Grand Opera House, with the help of mentor Odette (Jepsen). A ballet version of The Karate Kid, it looks nice but the soundtrack is a mish-mash and the story is formulaic and lacks comic zing.

Sat 25 Feb

Easy Money (Snabba cash)

Easy Money (Snabba cash)
  • 2010
  • Sweden
  • 124 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Daniel Espinosa
  • Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Matias Varela, Dragomir Mrsic

Hit Swedish thriller revolving around JW (Kinnaman), an impoverished student-turned-drug dealer; Mrado (Mrsic), a Serbian hit man; and Jorge (Varela), an escaped convict. Espinosa successfully reworks the tired old theme of honour among thieves with dynamic direction, blistering action and credible, sympathetic characters.

Mon 27 Feb

The Founder

The Founder
  • 2016
  • US
  • 115 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: John Lee Hancock
  • Cast: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch

The story of Ray Kroc (Keaton), a salesman who turned the burger restaurant of Dick and Mac McDonald (Offerman & Carroll Lynch) into the biggest fast food enterprise in the world. Keaton is on fire as the grasping, ruthless Kroc and it's a fascinating study in ambition.

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GoodFellas

GoodFellas
  • 1990
  • US
  • 145 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Braco, Paul Sorvino.

Liotta plays Henry Hill, a real-life mafioso, with De Niro as his mentor in crime. And while the bullets, fists and carving knives fly, Scorsese brings us back to that unavoidable question – yes, it's glamorous and lucrative to live this way, but can anyone really live with the consequences? Winner of BAFTA awards for best film, director and screenplay, and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Joe Pesci.

Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Granite Noir: Noir at the Bar

Granite Noir: Aberdeen’s crime writing festival | Friday 24 - Sunday 26 February 2017 Host Russel D McLean (founder of Glasgow’s Noir at the Bar) hosts this informal gathering of festival and local talent for a night of readings and hijinks in the bar of the Belmont Filmhouse, and we’ll be kicking things off with an appearance by Gunnar Staalesen. The format originated in Philadelphia and has sprung up around the world, to become an international phenomenon. Anything can happen: you’re likely to hear new work, readings from published novels, maybe even a song or two. Get up close and personal with some of your favourite writers, in a relaxed setting. Granite Noir Ticket Discounts Book for 4-7 events: Get 10% off | 8-12 events: Get 15% off | Full Weekend Pass: £90 inc. bf (Full Weekend Pass excludes High Tea, Workshops, Family events, PPP & film screenings)

Sun 26 Feb

Free (Pre-booking required)

Jar City

Jar City
  • 2006
  • Iceland
  • 94 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur
  • Written by: Arnaldur Indriðason
  • Cast: Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Ingvar Eggert Sigurdsson

Compelling Icelandic police procedural thriller about a jaundiced middle-aged cop on the trail of a decades-old mystery involving rape, corruption and murder. Writer/director (and leading Icelandic actor) Kormákur brings some really fresh and haunting twists to the familiar narrative.

Tue 28 Feb

The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy
  • 1983
  • US
  • 104 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Sandra Bernhard, Jerry Lewis

Scorsese's 1983 comedy bombed; 80s audiences were repelled by writer Zimmerman's brutal tale about a fifth-rate comedian determined to be a star. With hindsight, it's a brilliant exploration of a culture where anyone can be famous; De Niro's Pupkin is wonderfully repellent, Bernhard hurls herself at the camera and Lewis's slow burn is unforgettable. At times almost unwatchable for the sheer embarrassment factor, it's one of its director's finest films.

Fri 24 Feb
Sat 25 Feb

Loving

Loving
  • 2016
  • US
  • 123 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jeff Nichols
  • Cast: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, Nick Kroll

Based on the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving (Edgerton and Negga), a married couple from Virginia who were arrested in 1958 and found guilty of the then-crime of miscegenation (he was white, she was black.) Quietly assured drama with outstanding performances and understated dignity.

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The Pass

The Pass
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 88 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ben A Williams
  • Cast: Russell Tovey, Arinzé Kene, Lisa McGrillis

Jason (Tovey) is a footballer who shares a kiss with friend and teammate Ade (Kene) the night before their first team debut, a moment which affects their lives and careers. Ten years are covered in three acts; Tovey and Kene are both impressive, and the theatrical setup is sufficiently full of incident and insight not to seem stagey. Well played, gents.

Sat 25 Feb
Sun 26 Feb

Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
  • 2017
  • UK
  • E

The Royal Ballet performs its signature work, the classic fairytale of Aurora and her prince, in a version revitalised by Monica Mason and Christopher Newton in 2006 for the company's 75th anniversary, and since reworked further by top choreographers.

Tue 28 Feb
The Belmont

Aberdeen's Belmont, formerly the Trades Hall, was first converted to a cinema in 1910. Now managed by the Centre for the Moving Image.

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