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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

Bayou Maharajah

Bayou Maharajah
  • 2013
  • USA
  • 90 min
  • Directed by: Lily Keber

Bayou Maharajah explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker.

Mon 1 Aug
Tue 2 Aug

The BFG

The BFG
  • 2016
  • US/UK
  • U
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Written by: Roald Dahl (novel), Melissa Mathison (screenplay)
  • Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Bill Hader, Rebecca Hall

Eight year old Sophie (Barnhill) looks out her window one evening to discover something terrifying – the Big Friendly Giant (Rylance), who unlike his giant brothers doesn't actually want to eat her. Magical, funny and surprising stuff from Spielberg, lacking only some of the menace of Dahl's original, but genuinely heartwarming.

Sat 30 Jul
Sun 31 Jul
Mon 1 Aug
Tue 2 Aug
Wed 3 Aug
Thu 4 Aug

Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane
  • 1953
  • US
  • 101 min
  • U
  • Directed by: David Butler
  • Written by: James O'Hanlon
  • Cast: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie

Indian scout Calamity Jane (Day) is hard-riding, boastful and handy with a gun. She has to be, living as she does in Deadwood, Dakota, a place where men are men and women are toothsome. When Jane falls in love with a young army lieutenant she realises she may have to change, because he really does not appreciate her more butch qualities.

Sun 31 Jul

Carol

Carol
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 118 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Todd Haynes
  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler

Manhattan, 1952: young department store clerk and aspiring photographer Therese (Mara) meets sophisticated older woman Carol (Blanchett), and feels inexplicably giddy. Achingly beautiful, slow-burning study of lesbian romance and female strength in the face of adversity, with outstanding performances from Blanchett and Mara. Exceptional filmmaking.

Tue 2 Aug
Wed 3 Aug
Thu 4 Aug

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • 1968
  • UK
  • 145 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Ken Hughes
  • Written by: Roald Dahl, Ken Hughes, Richard Maibaum (additional dialogue)
  • Cast: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Adrian Hall, Heather Ripley, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill

Lengthy, effects-filled children's adventure conceived in the wake of Mary Poppins' huge commercial succes but with a charm (and great songs) all of its own. Dick Van Dyke is the mad inventor whose flying car propels his children and romantic interest Howes to a far-off land of adventure.

Sun 31 Jul

The Commune

  • 2016
  • Denmark
  • 112 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg
  • Cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Fares Fares, Trine Dyrholm

In 1970s Copenhagen, architect Eric (Thomsen) and his newsreader wife Anna (Dyrholm) start a commune, after which things go wrong. The story feels torn by the satire of commune life and a more traditional marital conflict, but it still packs a punch, with excellent work from Thomsen and a moving, award-winning turn from Dyrholm.

Sat 30 Jul
Sun 31 Jul
Mon 1 Aug
Tue 2 Aug
Wed 3 Aug
Thu 4 Aug

Death Watch (La mort en direct)

Death Watch (La mort en direct)
  • 1980
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier
  • Written by: Bertrand Tavernier, David Rayfiel
  • Cast: Romy Schneider, Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton, Max von Sydow

Katherine (Schneider) is a novelist living in Glasgow who's been diagnosed with a terminal disease; Roddy (Keitel) befriends her, but unknown to her he works for a TV company with its own agenda. The basic idea is amazingly prescient but the plot is rather preposterous; Schneider's moving performance anchors it in emotional reality.

Mon 1 Aug

Lift To The Scaffold

Lift To The Scaffold
  • 1957
  • France
  • 90 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Louis Malle
  • Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly.

Considered quite a gripping thriller in its day, Malle's first dramatic feature hinges on a perfect crime of murder that does not go according to plan. The cool noir elements are still effective, the Miles Davis score still sets a decadent tone, and Moreau is still glowing on screen.

Sat 30 Jul
Sun 31 Jul

No Home Movie

No Home Movie
  • 2015
  • Belgium/France
  • 115 min
  • Directed by: Chantal Akerman

Pioneering filmmaker Chantal Akerman’s final film No Home Movie is an intimate video essay that focuses on her relationship with her mother Natalia, a Holocaust survivor.

Wed 3 Aug
Thu 4 Aug

Queen of Earth

Queen of Earth
  • 2015
  • US
  • 89 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alex Ross Perry
  • Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Katherine Waterston, Patrick Fugit

Catherine (Moss) visits the lakehouse of her friend Virginia (Waterston) and, in struggling to get over the end of a relationship and the death of her artist father, entirely unravels. Extraordinary, intense study of the faltering friendship between two women, with brilliant work from Waterston and a barnstorming performance from Moss.

Sat 30 Jul
Sun 31 Jul

Rhythm Is It!

Rhythm Is It!
  • 2004
  • Germany
  • 100 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Thomas Grube, Enrique Sánchez Lansch

Documentary following Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra's first big education project under Sir Simon Rattle, involving 250 young people of over 20 nationalities working together with Scottish choreographer Royston Maldoom to create a dance to Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring'. 'Part of Dance: Film 07'.

Tue 2 Aug

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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