Widely considered to be the first full-length animated feature in the history of cinema, The Adventures of Prince Achmed is a beautifully crafted piece of storytelling based loosely on the Arabian Nights. The film is an exciting tale of sword fights, genies and adventure told using a silhouette animation technique pioneered by director Lotte Reiniger.
Filmhouse Edinburgh have commissioned acoustic trio Sink to bring their live sounds to this very special animated feature as part of a Scotland-wide tour. Reaching beyond their usual instrumentation of violin, accordion and saxophone to create a score that is in part conjured, Sink set the quiet air into magical vibration: theplughole.org.
Part of CineScore Live, a touring season of live music and film events supported by Film Hub Scotland.
Dir Lotte Reiniger / Germany / 1926 / 1h 5m / b/w, tinted & toned / silent with live music
Sat 1 Oct
- 102 min
- Directed by: David Mackenzie
- Cast: Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Gil Birmingham
Career criminal Tanner (Foster) and his taciturn brother Toby (Pine) rob banks across Texas, pursued by gruff Texas Ranger Marcus (Bridges) and his partner Alberto (Birmingham). A winning combination of Heat-style action, social commentary and character comedy, with a sensational cast and an aching heart.
Fri 30 Sep
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Thu 6 Oct
Oscar Wilde wrote, "All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his." With these words, Ken Wardrop opens ‘Mom & Me’ in which he travels to America to investigate the role mothers play in the lives of Oklahoma's tough guys.
From the drug addict trying to re-establish a connection with his mother, to the man whose mother is losing her memory to Alzheimer's, Wardrop’s compassionate observation reveals the universality that underlies this most particular relationship.
Short ‘A Wee Night In’ is an intimate, heart-warming portrait of love in old age, full of recognisable, comedic moments and will precede ‘Mom & Me’.
Dir: Ken Wardrop / USA / Ireland / 2016 / 1hr 16min + 11min short
Mon 3 Oct
Opened in 1912, the Hippodrome may be the oldest surviving purpose-built cinema building in Scotland. Converted into a bingo hall in the 1970s and closed entirely around 1980, this A-listed building reopened as a cinema in April 2009.
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