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Appropriate Behavior

Appropriate Behavior
  • 2014
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Desiree Akhavan
  • Cast: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Scott Adsit

Shirin (writer-director Akhavan) is a twentysomething Iranian-American bisexual woman, attempting to get a grip on the aftermath of her breakup with longterm girlfriend Maxine (Henderson). Akhavan's debut feature is an honest, hilarious and beautifully observed look at the things people do to distract themselves from their worries.

Thu 28 Mar

Ben is Back

Ben is Back
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • Directed by: Peter Hedges
  • Cast: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance

Ben (Hedges) comes back to his family for Christmas when he’s supposed to be at a facility for recovering heroin addicts, to the alarm of his mother Holly (Roberts). Roberts is great and Hedges is entirely convincing, in this emotive domestic drama. Sometimes sentimental, but with sad authenticity.

Thu 21 Mar

Capernaum

Capernaum
  • 2018
  • Lebanon
  • 2h 1min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nadine Labaki
  • Cast: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole

Zain (Al Rafeea) is a 12-year-old in Beirut who brings a court case against his parents for bringing him into the world. A captivating piece of storytelling with the rich sweep of a Dickens novel, beautifully photographed. A haunting salute to an indomitable human spirit.

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Thu 28 Mar

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel
  • 2019
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
  • Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Gemma Chan, Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Kazinsky

Danvers (Larson) is a fighter with the Kree Starforce who finds herself on Earth, and encountering Agent Nick Fury (Jackson). The storyline doesn’t give Larson a lot of time to establish a persona, but her charm, style and ass-kicking make her Marvel’s coolest customer and whatever it lacks in heart, it makes up for with sheer likeability.

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Captive State

Captive State
  • 2019
  • US
  • Directed by: Rupert Wyatt
  • Cast: Vera Farmiga, Machine Gun Kelly, Madeline Brewer

Almost a decade after an alien invasion, humanity tries to make sense of the new world.

Thu 28 Mar

Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy

Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy

Special screening of never-before-seen footage and a remastered version of Diana Ross' iconic Central Park concert, in celebration of her 75th birthday.

Tue 26 Mar

DocHeads: The Best of Scottish Short Docs

Series of short documentary films.

Thu 21 Mar

Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows
  • 2018
  • Spain / France / Italy
  • Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
  • Cast: Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Carla Campra

Laura (Cruz) returns to her small town for a family wedding with her teenage daughter Irene (Campra) and young son. But then Irene is kidnapped. A stellar cast and careful craftsmanship make this portrait of family tensions perfectly watchable, but it’s a bit soapy and predictable and never as gripping as it might be.

Thu 21 Mar

Free Solo

Free Solo
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Documentary about free solo climber Alex Honnold and his ambition to ascend El Capitan in Yosemite national park. Insightful and exhilarating, showing how Honnold’s personal life and background have affected his climbing, and how the filmmakers themselves had to take special efforts not to distract him into making a disastrous error.

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Wed 27 Mar

The Great Escape

The Great Escape
  • 1963
  • US
  • 2h 53min
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Sturges
  • Cast: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn

The classic WWII escape drama, featuring a fine ensemble cast trying to get out of the Nazi stalag. McQueen's 'Cooler King' became a screen icon, particularly in the scene where he attempts to jump over a field of barbed wire fences on a motorbike.

Sun 24 Mar

Green Book

Green Book
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • Directed by: Peter Farrelly
  • Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini

Don Shirley (Ali), virtuoso pianist, is chauffeured around the American South in 1962 by his Italian-American driver Tony (Mortensen), and much learning ensues. It’s beautifully made and very worthy, but far too gentle and broad to be effective; Tony, rather than Don, is the heart of the story and it lacks bite.

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Happy As Lazzaro

  • 2018
  • Italy / Switzerland / France / Germany
  • 2h 5min
  • Directed by: Alice Rohrwacher
  • Cast: Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Luca Chikovani

A modern fairytale about a young peasant and an imaginative nobleman.

Tue 26 Mar

Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration

Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration
  • 2019

Birthday tribute concert for Joni Mitchell.

Thu 21 Mar

The Kindergarten Teacher

The Kindergarten Teacher
  • 2018
  • USA
  • 1h 36min
  • Directed by: Sara Colangelo
  • Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael García Bernal, Ato Blankson-Wood

Lisa (Gyllenhaal) is a downtrodden kindergarten teacher who passes off the poems of one of her students as her own. This remake of a 2014 Israeli film stays grounded but it doesn’t have a satisfying enough payoff to its well-developed and intriguing situation.

Thu 21 Mar
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Northern Ballet: Three Little Pigs

Northern Ballet: Three Little Pigs
  • 2019
  • UK
  • Cast: Mariana Rodrigues, Teresa Saavedra Bordes, Matthew Topliss, Sebastian Loe, Olivia Holland

Ballet for kids based on the tale of three pigs with very differing approaches to construction.

Sun 24 Mar
Wed 17 Apr

Ray & Liz

Ray & Liz
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Billingham
  • Cast: Patrick Romer, Deidre Kelly

Autobiographical film from Turner Prize-shortlisted photographer Billingham, focusing on the unhappy childhood he spent with his fearsome mother and scrawny, drunk father. Billingham manages to make the grimy setting artful, endlessly compelling and no doubt cathartic. Film at its most painstakingly personal.

Thu 21 Mar

Us

Us
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h
  • Directed by: Jordan Peele
  • Cast: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Anna Diop

Adelaide (Nyong’o) and Gabe (Duke) arrive at their holiday home with their children, only to be confronted by a mysteriously familiar foursome. Peele’s follow up to Get Out is a neat twist on the home invasion story, with beautifully executed set pieces, and Nyong’o is phenomenal as both protagonist and chief aggressor. Fresh and arresting.

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The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch
  • 1969
  • US
  • 2h 25min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
  • Cast: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sánchez, Ben Johnson

The bloody but emotionally sensitive tale of a battle to the death between rough-riding Texans and Mexican revolutionaries. A classic and highly influential Western, which creates a paradoxical beauty from explicitly violent ingredients.

Sun 24 Mar

Wild Rose

Wild Rose
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 41min
  • Directed by: Tom Harper
  • Cast: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo

Musical drama in which a young single mother in Glasgow dreams of travelling to Nashville to be a country singer.

Thu 28 Mar
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Cameo Cinema

Formerly the King's Cinema (opened 1914), a refurbishment and name change by owner Jim Poole led to Edinburgh's first art house cinema, The Cameo, in 1949. Since then it's been an important venue for the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

All screens apart from Screen 3 have wheelchair access and there are adapted toilets available.

Haymarket Train Station is a 15 minute walk away, whilst Waverley Station is 30 minutes away.

Bus routes close to the cinema are 2, 3, 35, 45, 109, 118, 133, 159, 196, 250, 322, 345, 355, P4, P5, N2, N3, N35, N37, N109.

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