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Filmhouse

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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

Café Society

Café Society
  • 2016
  • US
  • 96 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Written by: Woody Allen
  • Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell

The 1930s: Bobby (Eisenberg), a wide-eyed Jewish New Yorker, goes to Hollywood to work for uncle Phil (Carell), where he falls for Phil's spiky secretary Vonnie (Stewart). Storaro's beautiful cinematography and some fine work from Eisenberg can't conceal that this is just one more ho-hum late Woody movie.

Fri 30 Sep
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Tue 4 Oct
Wed 5 Oct
Thu 6 Oct

Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic
  • 2016
  • US
  • 118 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matt Ross
  • Written by: Matt Ross
  • Cast: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler

Ben (Mortensen) has raised a family of six off the grid in the Pacific Northwest, teaching them survival skills and science but leaving them unprepared for the rest of the world. The film doesn't face how Ben seems more like a cult leader than a great dad and it's contrived and contradictory, but Mortensen is a delight.

Fri 30 Sep
Sat 1 Oct
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Mon 3 Oct
Tue 4 Oct
Wed 5 Oct
Thu 6 Oct

Edinburgh 'Like A Book Group, But With Films' Group

Hello film fans / buffs / geeks and all stages inbetween!

This is a group for those of us who enjoy a bit of discussion and socialising based around the silver screen - I know there are quite a few film groups around already though, so the focus here is on a broader spectrum of films rather than just whatever's currently on at the cinema (though we won't be ignoring those altogether!), from old and new classics to obscure world cinema and everything in between.

The main focus of the group is our fortnightly Thursday night discussion, where we meet at a pub in town and see where the conversation takes us - all views, thoughts and opinions are welcome as it gets the discussion (and sometimes debate) going. These sessions are also the best way to get any suggestions you may have to the organisers, so be sure to come along to make sure you have a voice! Alternatively, you can always just drop me a line. Don't be shy with your suggestions (and feedback) either, the most unlikely stuff can generate the best discussions and I'm always keen to hear back from attendees.

Given the variety of films out there, it may be that occasionally the films to be discussed might be harder to source than others - so Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube and of course public libraries are useful resources, as well as the old favourites HMV, Fopp and CEX if you prefer bricks and mortar stores. Where possible I'll try and get a screening arranged of trickier-to-find films before we discuss them.

We also host cinema trips, tackle the occasional film-related quiz night and so on - so don't be shy, give us a try!

One last thing, as with most Meetup groups we do have a few ground rules so please make sure you familiarise yourself with them (http://www.meetup.com/Edinburgh-Like-A-Book…) - once that serious bit is over, on with the fun!

Hope to see you soon Darren

Sun 25 Sep

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To the cinema! Little Men (2016)

Sun 2 Oct

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To the lecture! Double, Double: Reflecting Shakespeare In Cinema

Tue 4 Oct

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To the cinema! Throne Of Blood (1957)

Wed 5 Oct

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To the cinema! To Be Or Not To Be (1942)

Tue 25 Oct

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To the cinema! The Best Man (1964)

Sun 30 Oct

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To the cinema! Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Tue 8 Nov

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To the cinema! Henry V (1989)

Wed 9 Nov

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To the cinema! All The President's Men (1976)

Mon 21 Nov

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To the cinema! Forbidden Planet (1956)

Tue 22 Nov

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To the cinema! JFK (1991)

Wed 23 Nov

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To the cinema! Chimes At Midnight (1965)

El Sur

  • 1992
  • IMDb
Mon 26 Sep
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Thu 29 Sep

Finding Dory

Finding Dory
  • 2016
  • US
  • 103 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Andrew Stanton
  • Written by: Victoria Strouse
  • Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell, Willem Dafoe

In the sequel to the much-loved Finding Nemo, annoyingly forgetful Dory goes on an adventure to find her family, crossing three oceans to get to them with Marlon and Nemo just a swish behind her.

Sun 25 Sep

The Fog of Srebrenica

  • 2015
  • UK/Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 60 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Samir Mehanovic

The story of survivors of the Srebrenica genocide, the only holocaust in Europe since WWII.

Fri 30 Sep

Frost/Nixon

Frost/Nixon
  • 2008
  • US/UK/France
  • 122 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ron Howard
  • Written by: Peter Morgan
  • Cast: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Sam Rockwell

Film adaptation of Peter Morgan's two-hander, which dramatised one of the most famous interviews in the history of television broadcasting between popular British broadcaster David Frost and detested ex-president of the US, Richard Nixon. Fine performances from Sheen and Langella and solid contextual padding help Howard avoid the pitfall of a stagy film.

Tue 27 Sep

Hamlet

Thu 29 Sep

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • 2016
  • New Zealand
  • 101 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Rima te Wiata

Urban malcontent Ricky (Dennison) reluctantly goes to the NZ countryside with foster aunt Bella (te Wiata) and her gruff husband Hec (Neill). When a tragic event prompts Ricky to run off, Hec goes after him, but the authorities assume that Hec's kidnapped Ricky. Simple, affecting comedy that builds into full-on action, with great chemistry between Neill and Dennison.

Sun 25 Sep
Mon 26 Sep
Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake
  • 2016
  • UK/France
  • 100 min
  • Directed by: Ken Loach
  • Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires

Newly widowed Newcastle joiner Daniel (Johns) has worked all his life, but when his doctor tells him that his heart condition means he can't work, the welfare system disagrees. Familiar territory for Loach and screenwriter Laverty but despite unapologetic heartstring-tugging, the subject – the system's intrinsic cruelty and unfairness – is sadly more relevant than ever.

Sun 25 Sep

Little Men

Little Men
  • 2016
  • US
  • 87 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ira Sachs
  • Cast: Jennifer Ehle, Paulina Garcia, Greg Kinnear, Michael Barbieri, Theo Taplitz, Talia Balsam, Maliq Johnson, Anthony Angelo Flamminio, Madison Wright, Mauricio Bustamante, John Proccacino, Alfred Molina

Jake (Taplitz), a 13 year old aspiring artist, moves to Brooklyn with his parents (Kinnear, Ehle) to occupy the apartment of his deceased grandfather, where he befriends Tony (Barbieri). Insightful and superbly performed coming-of-age tale, forgoing clichés and obvious emotional angles to explore the frustration of 'kidulthood'.

Sun 25 Sep
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Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

The Man Who Fell to Earth

The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • 1976
  • UK
  • 138 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Nicolas Roeg
  • Cast: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark

An alien searching for the water needed to save his own planet has his powers destroyed by the sinister machinations of a multinational business enterprise. A well-cast Bowie gives perhaps his best performance in this dazzling, occasionally opaque piece of Roegian sci-fi.

Sat 1 Oct
Sun 2 Oct

Take One Action Film Festival

A film festival with a political slant, founded on the belief that 'cinematic experiences can inspire lasting change' and offering a series of talks and programmes showing how films can be used to empower communities on an international stage.

Sun 25 Sep

Willow and Wind (Beed-o baad)

Willow and Wind (Beed-o baad)
  • 2000
  • Iran/Japan
  • 77 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Mohammad-Ali Talebi
  • Cast: Hadi Alipour, Amir Janfada, Majid Alipour

Iranian drama.

Wed 28 Sep

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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