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Time FILM / Event Venue
FRIDAY 3 May
9.30am - 5.30pm Hit The Ground Running Gracefield Arts Centre
6.30pm I'm Not There Eskdalemuir Community Hub
7.00pm Grease Ecclefechan Village Hall
7.30pm The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars RBC Film Theatre
SATURDAY 4 May
6.00pm The Stove Presents: Art Shorts RBC Film Theatre
7.30pm Good Vibrations Ryan Centre
7.30pm Untouchable Machars Movies
8.15pm Our Hobby Is Depeche Mode RBC Film Theatre
SUNDAY 5 May
2.00pm South Pacific RBC Film Theatre
8.15pm Vinyl Lonsdale, Annan
MONDAY 6 MAY
10.30am Room on the Broom + Shorts RBC Film Theatre
6.30pm Tonite Let's All Make Love In London RBC Film Theatre
7.00pm Les Misérables Buccleuch Centre
7.00pm The General Dunscore Glenriddell Hall
7.00pm Les Misérables Newton Stewart Cinema
TUESDAY 7 MAY
1.30pm Screen Gurus RBC Film Theatre
7.00pm Les Misérables A' the Airts, Sanquhar
7.00pm Downhill RBC Film Theatre
7.30pm Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Durhamhill Farm
WEDNESDAY 8 MAY & Thursday 9 May
7.30pm Good Vibrations RBC Film Theatre
FRIDAY 10 MAY
1.00pm Acoustic Routes A' the Airts, Sanquhar
SATURDAY 11 MAY
10.00am Masterclass with Duck Baker A' the Airts, Sanquhar

Dumfries & Galloway film festival details

Fri 3 May (9.30-5.30pm) - Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ

Hit The Ground Running

If you're trying to break into the film industry then this is the course for you. A one day intensive training course consisting of a series of practical exercises which will equip you with the knowledge, tools and experience to help you break into the industry. Devised and tutored by industry professionals, the course focuses on entry level positions in drama production and specifically the role of the Runner. It's very informal and a lot of fun too!

The event will be followed by networking drinks which all participants are invited to attend.

To apply visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HTGRDumfries.

Please note applicants should be available and actively seeking work in this field - this course is not available to full-time students.

EVENT BOOKING:
Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ

Hit The Ground Running

Fri 3 May (7pm, doors open 6.30pm)

I'm Not There

Todd Haynes | USA | 2007 | 135mins | Cert. 15

I'm Not There A biopic of Bob Dylan that is as unconventional and enigmatic as the man himself, Todd Haynes directs no less than 6 different actors in the role of Dylan, including Richard Gere, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, and even Cate Blanchett! They play Dylan at various points in his life. It's a kaleidoscopic look at the life and times of the man and his music.

Bar and bites before and after!

Showing at / BOOKING:
Eskdalemuir Community Hub, The School, Eskdalemuir, Langholm DG13 0QJ, www.eskdalemuir.com
Ticket prices £5.00/£3.50 concessions/UEDG members, available on the door

Fri 3 May (8.00pm, doors open 7.00pm)

Grease

Randall Kleiser | USA | 1978 | 110mins | Cert. PG

GreaseEcclefechan Village Hall is a little gem, they have an old projection room at the back of the hall which hasn't been used in many a year, but we're bringing it back to life and showing the all-singing all-dancing 'Grease'. The singing and dancing won't be conined to the screen either with a dancefloor area and lyrics on screen so you can join in the fun!There will be a licensed bar at this event.

Showing at / BOOKING:
Ecclefechan Village Hall, Townfoot, Ecclefechan DG11 3DR
Ticket prices £3.00 available from Village Hall Committee Members (Tel: 07515190595), Tennant House Stores and Alice's Hair Salon.

Friday 3 May (7.30pm)

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

D.A Pennebaker | USA | 1973 | 90mins | Cert. PG

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars Glam up if you dare! We'll be giving out spot prizes to anyone to dress up as Bowie - any era, so who will it be? Ziggy? The Thin White Duke? Berlin-era Bowie? Tin Machine? For those not inclined to dress up - bring in your Bowie vinyl and we'll spin a few before the film, the obscurer the better (The Laughing Gnome, anyone?) The film is a corker too - D.A Pennebaker's document of the of the final ever Ziggy Stardust gig.

Showing at / BOOKING:
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE - www.rbcft.co.uk
Ticket prices £6.30 (£4.70 conc) available from Box Office (01387 264808) or on the door.

Saturday 4 May (6.00pm)

The Stove Presents: Art Shorts

Film-makers included are Prof. Steven Bann, John Wallace, Florencia Chafuen-Rigg and Chris Dooks.

A feast of artists' films, and other oddities from Dumfries & Galloway and beyond. Highlights include the 5 commissioned pieces from The Stove's own In:Between conference last summer; Prof Stephen Bann's film about Little Sparta; and Ayr artist and film-maker Chris Dooks' sound+vision piece about decaying harmoniums in Eskdalemuir.

Showing at / BOOKING:
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE - www.rbcft.co.uk
Ticket prices £6.30 (£4.70 conc) available from Box Office (01387 264808) or on the door.

Sat 4 May (7.30pm)

Good Vibrations

Lisa Barros D'Sa & Glenn Leyburn | GB | 2012 | 103mins | Cert. 15

Good VibrationsGood Vibrations tackles the real-life tale of Terri Hooley's efforts to run a record shop, and subsequently, label, in one of the most turbulent areas of Belfast during the Troubles. It's an infectious ride full of bravado, DIY punk spirit and fantastic music. Richard Dormer plays Terri as a kind of wayward genius, not concerned about the bottom line, just concerned about the music, and as the man who discovered The Undertones who can blame him?

Showing at / BOOKING:
The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer DG9 7AP - www.dumgal.gov.uk/ryancentretheatre
Ticket prices £6.30 (£4.70 conc) available from Box Office (01776 703535) or on the door.

Sat 4 May (7.30pm)

Untouchable

Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache | France | 2011 | 113mins | Cert. 15

UntouchableAn irreverent, uplifting French comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicapped millionaire and his street smart ex-con caretaker. The film depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humour between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common.

Showing at / BOOKING:
Machars Movies, St. Ninian’s Hall, Isle of Whithorn, Newton Stewart DG8 8LH - www.isleofwhithorn.com/islescreen.asp
Ticket prices £6.00 available on the door, or £2.50 for Machars Movies members, to join visit the website.

Saturday 4 May (8.15pm)

Our Hobby Is Depeche Mode

Jeremy Deller & Nick Abrahams | GB | 2008 | 72mins plus 10 minute short | Cert. 12A

Our Hobby Is Depeche ModeStunning, quirky documentary from Jeremy Deller & Nick Abrahams about the influence exerted worldwide by Depeche Mode. This film is definitely about the fans, from the odd bloke from Depeche's home town of Basildon to legions of devoted followers in Russia, Iran and beyond.

Before this film we show Nick Abrahams 10 minute short Ekki Mukk, with Aiden Gillen, a talking snail (voiced by folk legend Shirley Collins) and an immersive soundtrack by Sigur Ros.

Showing at / BOOKING:
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE - www.rbcft.co.uk
Ticket prices £6.30 (£4.70 conc) available from Box Office (01387 264808) or on the door.

Sunday 5 May (2.00pm)

South Pacific

Joshua Logan | USA | 1958 | 171mins with interval | Cert. U

South PacificThe marvelous Rodgers & Hammerstein musical from 1958 is a pleasure to behold. It's fun, it's a bit kitsch, but you can't argue with the tunes - 'Some Enchanted Evening', 'There is Nothing Like a Dame', 'Happy Talk' ... this film is crammed full of classic showtunes. We'll also be having a good old-fashioned interval and plying you with non-alcoholic fruit punch!

Showing at / BOOKING:
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE - www.rbcft.co.uk
Ticket prices £6.30 (£4.70 conc) available from Box Office (01387 264808) or on the door.

Sunday 5 May (8.15pm, doors open 8pm)

Vinyl

Sara Sugarman | GB | 2012 | 85mins | Cert. 15

VinylPhil Daniels and Keith Allen play a couple of ageing punk rockers in this raucous film which tells of how The Alarm's Mike Peters hoaxed the music world with a lip-synching "fake" band. It's an expose of a music industry obsessed with youth, but also a portrait of a man obsessed with music and doing what he can to get it heard.

Showing at / BOOKING:
Lonsdale Cinema, Moat Road, Annan DG12 5DE - www.lonsdalecitycinemas.co.uk
Ticket prices £5.50/£4.50 concession, available on the door, or book in advance on 01461 206901

Mon 6 May (10.30am)

Room On the Broom + shorts

Max Lang & Jan Lachauer | GB | 2012 | Runtime tbc | Cert U.

Room On the BroomA magical tale of friendship and family from Gruffalo author and Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler. 'Room On the Broom' is a story about a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat. The gang ultimately saves the witch from a fearsome dragon, and in gratitude she rewards them with a magnificent new broom which has room for everyone.

The film will be followed by a free workshop, numbers are limited and the workshop must be pre-booked separately from the film. Contact Box Office (01387 264808) for details.

Showing at / BOOKING:
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE - www.rbcft.co.uk
Ticket prices £6.30 (£4.70 conc) available from Box Office (01387 264808) or on the door.

Mon 6 May (6.30pm)

Tonite Let's All Make Love In London + Peter Whitehead pop promos

Peter Whitehead | GB | 1967 | 70mins + 15min shorts | Cert. 12A

Tonite Let's All Make Love In London + Peter Whitehead pop promosA rare chance to see this cult film from counter-culture hero and inventor of the pop video Peter Whitehead. Whitehead was an integral part of the swinging 60s and pointed his 16mm camera at everything he saw - Pink Floyd (then unknown) provide much of the music in this film but it also features candid star turns from The Rolling Stones, Michael Caine, Vanessa Redgrave and David Hockney.

Alongside this film we have a short programme of some of Whitehead's early pop promos for bands such as The Animals and The Small Faces.

Showing at / BOOKING:
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE - www.rbcft.co.uk
Ticket prices £7.10 (£5.40 conc) including coffee/tea and a post-film discussion.
Available from Box Office (01387 264808) or on the door.

Mon 6 May (7.00pm)

Les Misérables

Tom Hooper | GB | 2012 | 157mins | Cert. 12A Contains moderate violence and sex, and infrequent moderate language

Les MisérablesThe long-running West End show gets an epic big screen treatment in this, a rare public screening at the Buccleuch Centre. 'Les Mis' has a permanent place in our culture, and Tom Hooper (director of The King's Speech) cements it with a version that dispenses with gloss and gets down to the real emotion of it.

Showing at / BOOKING:
The Buccleuch Centre, Buccleuch Place, Langholm DG13 0AW - www.buccleuchcentre.com
Ticket prices £5.00/£4.00 concessions, available on the door

Mon 6 May (7.00pm)

The General

Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman | USA | 1927 | 90mins | Cert. U

The General The all-time classic Buster Keaton film is one of silent cinema's greatest comedies - a cocktail of daredevil stunts and gags, all delivered in Keaton's trademark deadpan style. We're delighted that Dunscore's Community Cinema has chosen to show this classic, and they promise vintage refreshments, and live music from talented local musician Frank Birkett.

Showing at / BOOKING:
Dunscore Village Community Cinema, Dunscore Glenridell Hall, Church Crescent, Dunscore, Dumfries DG2 0TA
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Ticket prices £5.00/ £2.50 concessions, available on the door, or visit

Mon 6 May (7.00pm)

Les Misérables

Tom Hooper | GB | 2012 | 157mins | Cert. 12A Contains moderate violence and sex, and infrequent moderate language

Les MisérablesFor those who can't make 'Les Mis' at the Buccleuch Centre, we have a simulataneous showing at the fabulous Newton Stewart Cinema. So, come and witness Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman belt out the tunes, and witness a unique big-screen spectacle.

Showing at / BOOKING:
Newton Stewart Cinema, 35 Victoria Street, Newton Stewart DG8 6NL - www.nscinema.co.uk
Ticket prices £5.70/££4.60 concessions, available on the door or call Box Office on 01671 403333

Tue 7 May (1.30pm-5.00pm) at Robert Burns Centre, Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE

Screen Gurus Dumfries Event - "Different Perspectives"

Screen Gurus is the new talent hub for film professionals working in film skills, film literacy and film education across Scotland, aiming to build the skills, expertise and experience of individuals working in the sector.

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled.
If anyone is interested in finding out about future events, please email rbcft@dumgal.gov.uk

Screen Gurus is being developed by the Centre for the Moving Image, which incorporates the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Filmhouse, and is supported by Creative Scotland. The project is centred around a newly created virtual network, skills development workshops and networking events in key centres across Scotland. The virtual network will bring together individuals and organisations, providing the opportunity to share knowledge, identify and develop skills, and broaden connections.

Tuesday 7 May (7.00pm)

Les Misérables

Tom Hooper | GB | 2012 | 157mins | Cert. 12A Contains moderate violence and sex, and infrequent moderate language

Les MisérablesAnother chance to see the musical tale of passion and revolution in 19-century France. With Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe.

Showing at / BOOKING:
A' The Airts, 8-12 High Street, Sanquhar DG4 6BL - www.all-the-airts.com
Ticket prices £4.00 available on the door or in advance, call Box Office on 01659 50514.

Tue 7 May (7pm)

Downhill

Alfred Hitchcock | GB | 1927 | 106mins | Cert. U

DownhillA fantastic opportunity to see a newly restored silent film by director Alfred Hitchcock. 'Downhill' is a dark melodrama about the fall from grace of a public schoolboy (played by Ivor Novello) who is expelled for getting a girl pregnant and subsequently disowned by his father. It's an early example of Hitchcock's interest in guilt with the "wrong man" theme that crops up in his later work.

This is a rich, and often elegant work and we are delighted to welcome silent film pianist John Sweeney to play a recently commissioned new score.

Showing at / BOOKING:
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE - www.rbcft.co.uk
Ticket prices £6.30 (£4.70 conc) available from Box Office (01387 264808) or on the door.

Tuesday 7 May (7pm)

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Mat Whitecross | GB | 2010 | 115mins | Cert. 15

Sex & Drugs & Rock & RollA gutsy biopic of Ian Dury, from his polio stricken early years to his rise through pub rock genius and ultimately becoming a punk mega-star. Andy Serkis plays Dury with utter conviction. Don't miss the chance to see it at this tiny farmhouse venue.

Showing at:
Durhamhill, Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas DG7 3HP
Ticket prices £5.00 - bookings through the RBC Film Theatre Box Office 01387 264808

Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 May (7.30pm)

Good Vibrations

Lisa Barros D'Sa & Glenn Leyburn | GB | 2012 | 103mins | Cert. 15

Good VibrationsGood Vibrations tackles the real-life tale of Terri Hooley's efforts to run a record shop, and subsequently, label, in one of the most turbulent areas of Belfast during the Troubles. It's an infectious ride full of bravado, DIY punk spirit and fantastic music. Richard Dormer plays Terri as a kind of wayward genius, not concerned about the bottom line, just concerned about the music, and as the man who discovered The Undertones who can blame him?

Showing at / BOOKING:
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE - www.rbcft.co.uk
Ticket prices £6.30 (£4.70 conc) available from Box Office (01387 264808) or on the door.

Friday 10 May (1.00pm)

Acoustic Routes plus performance by Duck Baker

Jan Leman | GB | 1992 | 100mins | 12A Contains one use of strong language

Acoustic Routes plus performance by Duck Baker The festival comes to a close with a special screening in conjunction with the Moniaive Folk Festival. 'Acoustic Routes' is a documentary presented by Billy Connolly telling the story of folk legend Bert Jansch and his contemporaries such as John Renbourn, Anne Briggs, Wizz Jones, and Martin Carthy.

We're extremely lucky to have world acclaimed guitarist Duck Baker introduce the film and perform for us! He will also lead a discussion on the film alongside other signicant musicians from the folk scene.

Showing at / BOOKING:
A' The Airts, 8-12 High Street, Sanquhar DG4 6BL - www.all-the-airts.com
Ticket prices £5.00 available on the door or in advance, call Box Office on 01659 50514.

Saturday 11 May (10.00am-12.00pm)

Masterclass with Duck Baker

Masterclass with Duck Baker We're delighted that Duck Baker will also lead a masterclass the morning after the screening of 'Acoustic Routes'. Duck is one of the most highly regarded fingerstyle guitarists of his generation. He is unique among jazz guitarists in that his repertoire spans the entire history of the music from ragtime through swing to modern masters. Baker's devotion to American music also encompasses more traditional forms like blues, gospel, and Appalachian music and its Scots-Irish ancestry.

Showing at / BOOKING:
A' The Airts, 8-12 High Street, Sanquhar DG4 6BL - www.all-the-airts.com
Masterclass tickets are Masterclass tickets are £10, or buy a masterclass + screening ticket for £12.
Places are limited, booking is advisable, call Box Office on 01659 50514.