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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.
  • Email
  • Website www.filmhousecinema.com

Bad Hair (Pelo malo)

Bad Hair (Pelo malo)
  • 2013
  • Venezuela/Peru/Argentina/Germany
  • 93 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mariana Rondón
  • Cast: Beto Benites, Samantha Castillo, Samuel Lange Zambrano

Junior (Lange) is a nine-year-old boy growing up in a vast housing estate in Caracas, whose obsession with singing and straightening his hair causes his stressed-out single mother Marta (Castillo) to think that he might be gay. A compassionate, courageous and refreshingly unsentimental film about parent-child antagonism and growing up.

Wed 1 Apr
  • 15:30
  • 18:10
Thu 2 Apr

Genetic Me

With the rise of internet-based genetic testing, journalist and neurobiologist Dr Lone Frank has been able to ask questions about issues she and her family have struggled with: depression, difficulty getting on with people and more. Her film, Genetic Me is a humorous, 'sexy' and deeply personal tale that connects us with frontier genetic research and provides new perspectives on the eternal question of 'how did I become me?' The screening will be followed by a conversation between Dr Frank and developmental biologist Prof Jonathan Slack. Ages 14+

Mon 6 Apr

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Miners Shot Down

Miners Shot Down
  • 2014
  • South Africa
  • 85 min
  • Directed by: Rehad Desai

An examination of the events of August 2012, when the Marikana mine in South Africa experienced the worst episode of bloodshed since the end of apartheid. For seven days, thousands of miners protested for a living wage. The non-violent demonstration was brought down through an intervention by state police forces, in which more than 30 miners were shot dead and many others injured.

Thu 2 Apr

Featuring an introduction.

Still Alice

Still Alice
  • 2014
  • US
  • 101 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
  • Cast: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.

Wed 1 Apr
  • 13:15
  • 20:25
Thu 2 Apr

X + Y

X + Y
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 111 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Morgan Matthews
  • Cast: Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins

A socially awkward teenage maths prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

Wed 1 Apr
  • 14:30
  • 18:15
Thu 2 Apr

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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