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Belmont Filmhouse

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49 Belmont Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1JS
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Ben is Back

Ben is Back
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • Directed by: Peter Hedges
  • Cast: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance

Ben (Hedges) comes back to his family for Christmas when he’s supposed to be at a facility for recovering heroin addicts, to the alarm of his mother Holly (Roberts). Roberts is great and Hedges is entirely convincing, in this emotive domestic drama. Sometimes sentimental, but with sad authenticity.

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BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Alec Baldwin

In 1978, Ron Stallworth (Washington), the first black man to join the Colorado Springs police, goes undercover in the Ku Klux Klan, with the help of fellow officer Flip (Driver). A stranger-than-fiction true story fusing buddy cop traditions with powerful recollections of cruelty, and anger at Trump’s America. Fascinating, funny and riveting.

Fri 26 Apr

Dragged Across Concrete

Dragged Across Concrete
  • 2018
  • USA
  • 2h 39min
  • 18
  • Directed by: S Craig Zahler
  • Cast: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Laurie Holden, Tory Kittles

Henry (Kittles) is an ex-con who finds himself in conflict with disgraced lawmen Ridgeman (Gibson) and Lurasetti (Vaughn). It’s an epic grindhouse thriller with multiple exploding craniums but Gibson is on his best form for years, and Zahler will one day make a classic in the Don Siegel vain, even if this patchy but compelling number isn’t quite it.

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Faces Places

Faces Places
  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h 29min
  • Directed by: JR, Agnès Varda
  • Cast: Agnès Varda, JR

Director Agnès Varda and photographer JR go on a road trip through France, intending to send home postcards that gather the history of the places they visit. Varda’s mischievousness and empathy radiate throughout, and the pair’s cross-generational friendship is enriching, inspiring and irrestistible.

Sat 20 Apr
Subtitled

Happy As Lazzaro

  • 2018
  • Italy / Switzerland / France / Germany
  • 2h 5min
  • Directed by: Alice Rohrwacher
  • Cast: Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Luca Chikovani

Lazzaro (Tardiolo) is an innocent peasant manipulated by a cruel employer. Rohrwacher’s gorgeous Italian fable is sometimes a little on the nose but thanks to her knack for depicting intimate communities and Tardiolo’s gentle performance, it’s an emotionally engaging triumph.

Fri 26 Apr
Subtitled
Sat 27 Apr
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Sun 28 Apr
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Mon 29 Apr
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Tue 30 Apr
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Wed 1 May
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Thu 2 May
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Harry Birrell: Films of Love and War

  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Matt Pinder
  • Cast: Richard Madden

Harry Birrell was given his first cine-camera as a boy in 1928. He spent his life recording incidents great and small. Home movies of family events and fine romances now ache with fond nostalgia but Harry’s life was also filled with far away adventures. Matt Pinder’s beautifully composed, captivating documentary plunders the treasure trove of Harry’s 400 films and personal diaries to capture a vivid sense of wartime years spent in Bombay, the jungles of Burma and the mountains of Nepal. It’s one man’s cinematic vision of the 20th century and his own incredible journey through it. Narrated by Richard Madden.

Mon 22 Apr

Heat and Dust

Fri 26 Apr
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Killer's Kiss

Killer's Kiss
  • 1955
  • US
  • 1h 7min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Written by: Stanley Kubrick, Howard Sackler
  • Cast: Jamie Smith, Irene Kane, Frank Silvera

Kubrick's second feature, a moody New York thriller, sees a down-at-the heel boxer (Silvera) fall for the wrong girl (Kane).

Tue 23 Apr
Wed 24 Apr

Loro

  • 2018
  • Italy / France
  • 2h 25min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paolo Sorrentino
  • Cast: Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio

Small-time pimp Sergio (Scamarcio) aims to enter the Eurotrashy world of Silvio Berlusconi (Servillo). Distilled from two films, this is a flashy, baroque wallow in sleaze, with Servillo capturing Berlusconi’s mannerisms yet managing to find the humanity in him. Sprawling and unexpectedly melancholy, it nevertheless only seems to scratch the surface of history.

Sat 20 Apr
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Sun 21 Apr
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Mon 22 Apr
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Tue 23 Apr
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Thu 25 Apr
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Mid90s

Mid90s
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 25min
  • Directed by: Jonah Hill
  • Cast: Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, Na-kel Smith, Olan Prenatt, Gio Galicia, Ryder McLaughlin, Alexa Demie, Katherine Waterston

Stevie (Suljic) is a 13-year-old whose brother beats him up, and in an escape from his domestic woes he starts hanging out with an older crew of skaters. Hill’s debut feature shows plenty of creative daring and is pleasingly non-judgmental, a witty and compassionate portrait of adolescence.

Fri 26 Apr
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Smallfoot

Smallfoot
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • U
  • Directed by: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig
  • Cast: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito, Gina Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry, Jimmy Tatro

Migo (Tatum) is a bigfoot who lives in an isolated community of his fellow creatures, who have heard rumours of the mythical ‘smallfoots’—humans. The songs are fun and drive the story forward, and child-pleasing slapstick is ably mixed with a thoughtful consideration of how a community can deal with challenges to its basic assumptions.

Sat 20 Apr

Styx

  • 2018
  • Germany/Austria
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Wolfgang Fischer
  • Cast: Susanne Wolff, Geidion Oduor Weseka

A doctor escapes life on a solo-sailing trip but is soon brought back to reality when she discovers a sinking fishing boat.

Fri 26 Apr
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3 Faces

  • 2018
  • Iran
  • Directed by: Jafar Panahi
  • Cast: Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei, Behnaz Jafari

Director Panahi and veteran actress Jafari (playing themselves) try to find out the truth behind the video message from a despairing young woman (Rezaei) who has apparently killed herself. An exploration of womanhood and being an artist in Iran, deceptively mild-mannered but subtle and revealing.

Mon 22 Apr
Subtitled
Tue 23 Apr
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Wed 24 Apr
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Thu 25 Apr
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The Vanishing

The Vanishing
  • 2019
  • UK
  • Directed by: Kristoffer Nyholm
  • Cast: Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Connor Swindells

A fictionalised version of the true story of the disappearance of the keepers of Flannan Isles lighthouse in 1900, with James (Buter), Thomas (Mullan) and Donald (Swindells) competing for a stash of stolen gold. A mystery becomes a dull psychological thriller with the least interesting solution imaginable, and even dependably gruff Butler and Mullan are all at sea.

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Wild Rose

Wild Rose
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 41min
  • Directed by: Tom Harper
  • Cast: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo

Rose-Lynn (Buckley) is a Glaswegian woman who, on leaving prison, resumes her quest for fame as a country music singer. A warm-hearted and inspiring tale, not without clichés in the Cinderella tradition, and Buckley is a genuine star in the ascendant.

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