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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

A Fuller Life

A Fuller Life
  • 2013
  • US
  • 80 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Samantha Fuller
  • Cast: Samuel Fuller, Jennifer Beals, Robert Carradine

Enjoyable and informative documentary on director Sam Fuller (Shock Corridor, The Naked Kiss, The Big Red One), among whose fans are Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese. Although disappointingly light on analysis of his work, it's a vivid portrait of his life and career with a wealth of fascinating detail.

Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

Chimes at Midnight

Chimes at Midnight
  • 1965
  • France/Spain/Switzerland
  • PG
  • Directed by: Orson Welles
  • Written by: William Shakespeare, Orson Welles
  • Cast: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, Keith Baxter, John Gielgud, Marina Vlady, Fernando Rey, Beatrice Welles, Ingrid Pitt

A story built around Shakespeare's fat and lecherous companion to Prince Hal, Sir John Falstaff (Welles).

Fri 31 Jul

A Touch of Orson Welles.

Sat 1 Aug

A Touch of Orson Welles.

Sun 2 Aug

A Touch of Orson Welles.

Mon 3 Aug

A Touch of Orson Welles.

La Grande Bouffe

La Grande Bouffe
  • 1973
  • France/Italy
  • 130 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Marco Ferreri
  • Written by: Marco Ferreri, Rafael Azcona
  • Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret

Tired of their run of the mill existence, a judge, television producer, pilot and chef get together for a weekend of sickening self-indulgence. With a level of alcohol and sexual consumption that teeters on the line between pleasure and disgust, Ferreri's film takes a devilishly sardonic swipe at the French bourgeoisie.

Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

The Legend of Barney Thomson

The Legend of Barney Thomson
  • 2015
  • UK/Canada
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Robert Carlyle
  • Cast: Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone

Barney (Carlyle), a downtrodden Glasgow barber, accidentally stabs his boss Wullie (McCole) to death, and then has to cover up the crime. Carlyle's directorial debut has some decent performances, including his own, but is seriously let down by a garbled, unfunny script, discordant photography and woefully dated gallows humour.

Fri 31 Jul
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
Mon 3 Aug
Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons
  • 1942
  • US
  • 88 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Orson Welles, Fred Fleck
  • Cast: Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins

The decline and fall of an American family, told when Welles was at the peak of his cinematic power. Even studio tinkering can't lessen its impact, as the director takes an ambivolent view of how American life was changed by the industrial age. Unmissable, given the current re-assessment of Welles' talent as a filmmaker.

Mon 3 Aug

A Touch of Orson.

Tue 4 Aug

A Touch of Orson.

Wed 5 Aug

A Touch of Orson.

Slow West

Slow West
  • 2015
  • UK/New Zealand
  • 84 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Maclean
  • Written by: John Maclean
  • Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Caren Pistorius

In the Wild West, young Scottish nobleman Jay (Smit-McPhee) and his hired gun Silas (Fassbender) are on the trail of Rose (Pistorius), the object of Jay's affection. Witty, astonishingly accomplished debut by Maclean, even if it's too irreverent to be instantly iconic or truly heartbreaking.

Fri 31 Jul
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
Mon 3 Aug
Subtitled
Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug

The Stranger

The Stranger
  • 1946
  • US
  • 95 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Orson Welles
  • Cast: Edward G Robinson, Loretta Young, Orson Welles

Welle's third film chronicles Wilson (Robinson), from the Allies War Crimes Commission, as he patiently stalks a former Nazi, now a teacher in a small Connecticut town.

Tue 4 Aug

A Touch of Orson.

Wed 5 Aug

A Touch of Orson.

Thu 6 Aug

A Touch of Orson.

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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