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88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
  • Telephone 0131 228 2688
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–midnight; Sun noon–midnight.
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  • Website www.filmhousecinema.com
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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
  • 2018
  • Canada
  • 1h 27min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky

In their follow-up to Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark (TOAFF14 ), photographer Edward Burtynsky and his artistic collaborators Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier offer a cinematic meditation on the way human activity has reshaped the Earth.

Whether or not one adheres to the concept of the Anthropocene, which seeks to recognise the “human signature” on the Earth’s geology and has raised vigorous and passionate international debate, the sheer scale of our massive reengineering of the surface of our planet is brought to light in astonishing perspective in this stunning documentary.

Spanning numerous countries, Anthropocene lays bare the gashes, wounds and irreparable marks of industrialisation and extraction, revealing how our mania for conquest defines our relationship to the Earth — and how we have created a global epidemic.

Tue 26 Oct
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Boat Song

Boat Song
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 38min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Alastair Cole

An exploration of the Outer Hebrides with Gaelic voices, stories and songs mixed with images of contemporary island life.

Fri 29 Oct
Subtitled
Thu 11 Nov
Subtitled

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange
  • 1971
  • UK
  • 2h 17min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Godfrey Quigley, Anthony Sharp, Patrick Magee, Warren Clarke

The night of 'ultra-violence' committed by Alex (McDowell) and his gang of 'droogs', gave this film its notoriety. But his subsequent victimisation by the state still provides much food for thought. This fable of law and disorder, crime and punishment might easily be recast in 21st century Britain.

Sat 23 Oct
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Dune

Dune
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 35min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen

The director of Blade Runner 2049 takes a crack at Frank Herbert's notoriously unfilmable sci-fi epic. The story is likely to be split across two films.

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Parent & baby
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Freakscene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr.

Freakscene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr.
  • 2021
  • 1h 22min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Philipp Virus

Freakscene – The Story Of Dinosaur Jnr. is a homage to one of the most influential bands on the American East Coast, which inspired the rock scene, including Nirvana and Sonic Youth, in the 1990s.

Their style and unmistakable sound, later referred to as “Grunge”, laid the foundation for the entire “Slacker” culture of Generation X. It is also the story of the eloquent and eccentric guitarist and bandleader J. Mascis, the bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph, and a band that insanely does not talk to each other. Communication takes place exclusively through music, although filmmaker Philipp Reichenheim nevertheless manages to make the closed and shy icons speak.

An emotional, tragically funny and sometimes noisy rollercoaster ride by a dysfunctional family, Dinosaur Jr.

Sat 23 Oct
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Mon 25 Oct

The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch
  • 2021
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Cast: Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson

A collection of comedy-drama stories published in the eponymous fictional newspaper, The French Dispatch.

Sat 23 Oct
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Parent & baby
Tue 26 Oct
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Herself

Herself
  • 2020
  • 1h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Cast: Harriet Walter, Conleth Hill, Cathy Belton

Phyllida Lloyd reunites with her all-female Shakespeare collaborators, Clare Dunne and Harriet Walter, for a stirring drama about a woman who refuses to be broken.

Sun 24 Oct

Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus
  • 1993
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Kenny Ortega
  • Written by: David Kirschner/Mick Garris
  • Cast: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw

Three 17th century witches are brought back to life in modern-day Salem, and go searching for young blood to keep them immortal. Max (Katz) is our hapless hero, helped out of one predicament to the next by resourceful heroine Allison (Vinessa Shaw). The story cracks along, the effects are moderate, the gags good, but it's for the younger end of the teen market.

Sun 24 Oct

The Rescue

The Rescue
  • 2020
  • China
  • 2h 19min
  • Directed by: Dante Lam
  • Cast: Eddie Peng, Yanlin Wang, Zhilei Xin

A rescue unit has to put their personal differences aside when a serious crisis emerges.

Tue 26 Oct
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Beginning in 1979, Edinburgh's Filmhouse was gradually converted from St. Thomas Church into a three screen cinema. Sometime host of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, it features a café bar and monthly quiz.

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