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Time FILM / Event Venue
Wednesday 1 October
6pm Bringing Maxwell Home Wigtown County Buildings
7.30pm Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue Wigtown County Buildings
Thursday 2 October
7.30pm Under the Skin St Ninian's Hall Cinema
Friday 3 October
7.30pm Lore Wigtown County Buildings
Saturday 4 October
7.30pm Oh! What a Lovely War St Ninian's Hall Cinema
Thursday 9 October
6.30pm Monuments Men Dumfries Museum
Friday 10 October
7pm The Illusionist A' the Airts
7pm Monuments Men Birchvale Theatre
7pm A Shot at Glory RBC Film Theatre
Saturday 11 October
7pm Scene1Take1 5-Year Celebratory Screening RBC Film Theatre
Sunday 12 October
3 - 6 pm Stamp of Success exhibition/ GPO films St Ninian's Hall Cinema
7.30pm Bend it Like Beckham St Ninian's Hall Cinema
Monday 13 - Friday 17 October
Various Jesse M King film and documentary The Tolbooth Arts Centre
Thursday 16 October
7.30pm Not Another Happy Ending Catstrand
Friday 17 October
6pm Stove Art Installation Dumfries
7pm The 39 Steps A' the Airts
Saturday 18 October
All day Stove Art Installation Dumfries
1pm Young adults Film Score workshop RBC Film Theatre
2pm Not Quite Top Gear Village Green, Isle of Whithorn
7pm Etre & Avoir Eskdalemuir Hub
7.30pm Dragnet Girl RBC Film Theatre
7.30pm The Great Race St Ninian's Hall Cinema
Thursday 23 October
6.30pm Oh! What a Lovely War Victoria Halls
Friday 24 October
6pm The Lion King Ryan Centre
7pm 10 Things I Hate about You Eskdalemuir Hub
8pm Seve the Movie Ryan Centre
Saturday 25 October
6pm The Shepherds of Berneray RBC Film Theatre
7.30pm Belle Moffat Old Well
Wednesday 29 October
7.30pm Black Narcissus Greyfriars Kirk
Thursday 30 October
6.30pm Frankenstein Fullarton Theatre
Friday 31 October
7pm The Rocky Horror Picture Show Birchvale Theatre
8pm The Curse of Aggy Fishbone Catstrand

Dumfries & Galloway film festival details

Wednesday 1 October - 6pm

Bringing Maxwell Home
UK 2014 70 mins suggested Cert U

James Clerk Maxwell, who spent his childhood at Glenair House near Cosock, is hailed as the father of modern physics, and this new documentary looking at his life and work is followed by a discussion with Aidan Robson, a particle physicist from the University of Glasgow.

Showing at / BOOKING:
County Buildings, Wigtown [DG8 9JH]
Box office: 01988 403222, online booking www.wigtownbookfestival.com
Tickets £5/£6

Wigtown Book Festival teams up with the South West Picture Show to explore the relationship between page and screen, with talks, screenings and workshops, and a mini-cinema set up on the top floor of Wigtown County Buildings.

Wednesday 1 October - 7.30pm

Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue
Harold French UK/US 1953 81 mins Cert U

This lavish Disney version of Sir Walter Scott's novel stars Richard Todd as Rob Roy MacGregor, the Highland chief who escapes imprisonment to cause merry hell with the King's men. As the poster says, "Every minute flames with furious action!"

Showing at / BOOKING:
County Buildings, Wigtown DG8 9JH
Box office: 01988 403222, online booking www.wigtownbookfestival.com
Tickets £5/£6

Wigtown Book Festival teams up with the South West Picture Show to explore the relationship between page and screen, with talks, screenings and workshops, and a mini-cinema set up on the top floor of Wigtown County Buildings.

Thursday 2 October - 7.30pm

Under the Skin
Jonathan Glazer UK 2013 108 mins Cert 15

Adapted from the Michel Faber science fiction novel, and partly filmed in Dumfries & Galloway, Scarlett Johansson plays the mysterious woman who roams Scotland in search of men. But she is not what she appears to be.

"Very freaky, very scary ... it sure as hell got under mine."
Guardian Film Critic Peter Bradshaw

Showing at / BOOKING:
St Ninian's Hall Cinema, Isle of Whithorn, DG8 8LH
Scotland's most southerly cinema is run by Machars Movies, a group of dedicated cinema addicts.
For more details, and to join the membership scheme, please see http://www.isleofwhithorn.com

Friday 3 October - 7.30 pm

Lore
Cate Shortland Germany/Australia/UK 2012 109 mins Cert 15

LoreAs the Second World War ends, and their high-ranking Nazi parents disappear, five German siblings embark on an epic journey to their grandmother's home. Adapted from a short story by Rachel Seiffert, the film is a disturbing and morally ambiguous portrayal of a nation torn apart seen through the eyes of Lore, the eldest girl. Introduced by Paul Welsh, the Glasgow-based producer of Lore.

Showing at / BOOKING:
County Buildings, Wigtown [DG8 9JH]
Box office: 01988 403222, online booking www.wigtownbookfestival.com
Tickets £5/£6

Wigtown Book Festival teams up with the South West Picture Show to explore the relationship between page and screen, with talks, screenings and workshops, and a mini-cinema set up on the top floor of Wigtown County Buildings.

Saturday 4 October - 7.30pm

Oh! What a Lovely War
Richard Attenborough UK 1969 144 mins Cert PG

In honour of Richard Attenborough, Machars Movies is pleased to present his first film as director: based on Joan Littlewood's stage production, this film is a stylised, satirical and ultimately moving tribute to the soldiers who answered their country's call and fought in the Great War.

Showing at / BOOKING:
St Ninian's Hall Cinema, Isle of Whithorn, DG8 8LH
Scotland's most southerly cinema is run by Machars Movies, a group of dedicated cinema addicts.
For more details, and to join the membership scheme, please see http://www.isleofwhithorn.com

Thursday 9 October - 6.30pm

Monuments Men
George Clooney US 118 mins 2014 Cert 12A

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, the film is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. This screening will take place in Dumfries Museum - bring a cushion to sit on.

FREE - BUT PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Dumfries Museum, Rotchell Rd, Dumfries, DG2 7SW

Friday 10 October - 7pm - FREE

The Illusionist
Sylvian Chomet UK/France 76 mins 2010 Cert PG

Made in Edinburgh over three years, and a labour of love for the director, Sylvian Chomet, this is old-school animation at its very best. Based on a Jacques Tati script, it tells the story of an old magician who travels to Scotland and whose life changes when he meets a young girl.

"An engrossing love letter to fans of adult animation"
Rotten Tomatoes

Showing at / BOOKING:
A' The Airts, 8-12 High Street, Sanquhar DG4 6BL - www.all-the-airts.com
Box Office on 01659 50514.

Thursday 10 October - 7pm

Monuments Men
George Clooney US 118 mins 2014 Cert 12A

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, the film is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners.

Showing at / BOOKING:
Birchvale Theatre, Southwick Road, Dalbeattie DG5 4AR

Friday 10 October - 7pm

A Shot at Glory with guest speaker
Michael Corrente US 2000 110 mins Cert 15

Part-filmed at Palmerston Park with a crowd of enthusiastic local supporting artistes, Robert Duvall plays a football manager who is forced to employ his estranged son-in-law to save his struggling team. Kenny Eggo, the Council's Film Officer at the time Hollywood came to Dumfries, will introduce the screening.

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

Saturday 11 October - 7pm - FREE

Scene1Take1 5-Year Celebratory Screening

The Dumfries-based Scene 1 Take 1 film-making training course for under 16-year-olds has now been going for five years, and the current and past members are pleased to present this compilation.

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

Sunday 12 October 3 - 6pm

Stamp of Success exhibition/GPO films

Four films made by arguably the most ground-breaking and innovative of UK public service film-making, the GPO Film Unit, will be screening continuously throughout the afternoon - the classic Night Mail, with words by W H Auden and music by Benjamin Britten, (24 mins), Love on the Wing, by Scottish animator Norman Maclaren (4 mins), A Colour Box by artist Len Lye (4 mins), and Spare Time by Humphrey Jennings, the great documentary film-maker.

Enjoy afternoon tea in The Tearoom at Saint Ninian's and browse the special Philatelic Cinema exhibition.

FREE SCREENINGS AND EXHIBITION:
St Ninian's Hall Cinema, Isle of Whithorn, DG8 8LH
Scotland's most southerly cinema is run by Machars Movies, a group of dedicated cinema addicts.
For more details, and to join the membership scheme, please see http://www.isleofwhithorn.com

Sunday 12 October - 7.30pm

Bend it Like Beckham
Gurinder Chadda UK 2002 112 mins Cert 12

Bend it Like BeckhamAs all you keen stamp collectors will know, Bend it Like Beckham was recently featured in a set of stamps commemorating great British films of the post-war era. The warm, witty tale of a young Sikh girl who struggles with the demands of her traditional family while attempting to become a professional football player went on to break box office records in India and the US, as well as being the first Western commercial film ever to be screened on North Korean television.

Showing at / BOOKING:
St Ninian's Hall Cinema, Isle of Whithorn, DG8 8LH
Scotland's most southerly cinema is run by Machars Movies, a group of dedicated cinema addicts.
For more details, and to join the membership scheme, please see http://www.isleofwhithorn.com

Monday 13 - Friday 17 October - FREE

All week the Tolbooth will be screening their Jesse M King film and documentary about the Arts Town, plus local filmmaker Sam Kelly will be screening a new film which brings together his archive footage of the town's creative people. Please enquire at the Tolbooth for more details.

The Tolbooth Arts Centre, High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JL
Box Office: 01557 331556

Thursday 16 October - 7.30pm - FREE

Not Another Happy Ending
John McKay UK 100 mins 2013 Cert 12

Karen Gillan, in her first role since leaving Dr Who, is a best-selling author who suffers writer's block when she falls in love. Her publisher is determined to get her writing again, and embarks on a mission to break up her relationship, only to find himself falling in love himself. It is that rare of beasts, a Scottish romantic comedy, and shot partly in Dumfries & Galloway.

Showing at / BOOKING:
Catstrand, High Street, New Galloway DG7 3RN,
Box Office 01644 420374

Friday 17 October - 5pm onwards - FREE
Saturday 18 October 12.00 midday onwards - FREE

The Stove Network presents: 'Parking Space'

Parking Space is a two-day curated series of film and moving image installations creative by the Stove Network. There will also be a programme of events and discussions.

At NCP Carpark, 20 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries DG1 2JD
For full details see www.thestove.org

Friday 17 October 7pm - FREE

The 39 Steps
Alfred Hitchcock UK 84 mins 1935 Cert U

The 39 StepsThe original and still the best, Alfred Hitchock's take on the classic John Buchan novel is a thrilling non-stop adventure about a man on the run for a crime he didn't commit.

Showing at / BOOKING:
A' The Airts, 8-12 High Street, Sanquhar DG4 6BL - www.all-the-airts.com
Box Office on 01659 50514.

Saturday 18 October - 1pm

Dragnet Girl Young adults Film Score workshop

Are you interested in how film scores are composed? Then come along to this workshop on Saturday afternoon.

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

Saturday 18 October - 2pm

Not Quite Top Gear

Machar Movies present a motoringthemed event, with a Classic Car cavalcade from the Wigtownshire Yesteryear Transport Association, on the Village Green opposite St Ninian's Hall.

D&G Rally ace Craig McMiken will be joining the event with his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX.

Saturday 18 October at 7pm

Etre and Avoir
Nicholas Philibert France 2003 102 mins Cert U

This is a beautifully made documentary portrait of a one room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher.

Showing at / BOOKING:
Eskdalemuir Community Hub, The School, Eskdalemuir, Langholm DG13 0QJ, www.eskdalemuir.com

Saturday 18 October - 7.30pm

Dragnet Girl
Yasujiro Ozu Japan 1933 96 mins Cert PG

Quite possibly the coolest film ever made, the silent crime thriller Dragnet Girl was initially released in 1933 to global critical acclaim, and has recently been re-released with an allnew live score. Set in the smoky pool halls and boxing clubs of Yokohama, this is pre-war Japanese Film Noir at its best.

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

Saturday 18 October - 7.30pm

The Great Race
Blake Edwards USA 1965 150 mins Cert U

The Great RaceBlake Edwards' lavishly-filmed comedy about a long-winded motor race from New York to Paris by way of Siberia. Watch the hopeless Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon as they attempt to win the greatest race of the century - with hilarious results!

Showing at / BOOKING:
St Ninian's Hall Cinema, Isle of Whithorn, DG8 8LH
Scotland's most southerly cinema is run by Machars Movies, a group of dedicated cinema addicts.
For more details, and to join the membership scheme, please see http://www.isleofwhithorn.com

Thursday 23 October 6.30pm - FREE

Oh! What a Lovely War
Richard Attenborough UK 1969 144 mins Cert PG

In honour of Richard Attenborough, Machars Movies is pleased to present his first film as director: based on Joan Littlewood's stage production, this film is a stylised, satirical and ultimately moving tribute to the soldiers who answered their country's call and fought in the Great War.

Showing at / BOOKING:
Victoria Halls, Downie's Wynd, Annan DG12 6EE
Annan Museum, including the exhibition "Home by Christmas", will be open one hour before the screening – please enter via the Museum entrance. To book a seat at this free film screening call 01387 264808.

Friday 24 October - 6pm

The Lion King
Roger Allers/Rob Minkoff US 1994 Cert U

The Lion KingDisney's The Lion King was the first film ever shown at the Ryan Centre 20 years ago so it seemed fitting to relive the moment. The film manages to combine the epic feel of the vast African continent while still retaining at its heart the loveable characters and humour of a traditional children's film.

Showing at / BOOKING:
The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer DG9 7AP - www.dumgal.gov.uk/ryancentretheatre
Box Office 01776 703535

Friday 24 October - 7pm

10 Things I Hate about You
Gil Junger US 1999 93 mins Cert 12

Adapted from Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew', this is a cleverly scripted and intelligent 'teen' movie that launched the careers of Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Showing at / BOOKING:
Eskdalemuir Community Hub, The School, Eskdalemuir, Langholm DG13 0QJ, www.eskdalemuir.com

Friday 24 October - 8pm

Seve the Movie
John-Paul Davidson UK/Spain 124 mins 2014 Cert PG

Seve the MovieIn view of the region's fascination with golf, this documentary about Seve Ballesteros shows how he became the most spectacular and charismatic golfer in the world, from humble beginnings on the beaches of Spain - where aged six he taught himself the game with a broken 3 iron strapped to a stick - to becoming world number one and the greatest golfer of a generation.

Showing at / BOOKING:
The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer DG9 7AP - www.dumgal.gov.uk/ryancentretheatre
Box Office 01776 703535

Saturday 25 October - 6pm

The Shepherds of Berneray
Jack Shea/Allen Moore UK 1981 54 mins Suggested Cert U

The Shepherds of BernerayA beautifully made portrait of the people of Berneray, a small island to the north of North Uist, this documentary traces the life of the island and its people through the changing of the seasons, concentrating on the sheep and fishing industries of the island - now saved in the Scottish Screen Archive, this is a record of a vanishing way of life. The RBCFT is delighted to welcome Yvonne Baginsky, Jack's partner, to give a talk after this screening.

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

Saturday 25 October - 7.30pm

Belle
Amma Asante UK 104 mins 2013 Cert 12A

BelleThis film is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. After meeting an idealistic young vicar's son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

Showing at / BOOKING:
Old Well Theatre, Old Well Road, Moffat DG10 9AP
Box Office: 01683 220581

Wednesday 29 October - 7.30pm

Black Narcissus
Michael Powell UK 1947 96 mins Cert U

Black NarcissusAfter opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension, both with the natives and also within their own group, as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings. Adapted from the novel by Rumer Godden, the South West Picture Show is very pleased to welcome her daughter, Jane Murray-Flutter, who will introduce the screening, in the very atmospheric locale of Greyfriars Kirk

Showing at / BOOKING:
Greyfriars Kirk, Church Crescent, Dumfries DG1 1DF

Thursday 30 October - 6.30pm

Frankenstein
Danny Boyle UK 2011 163 mins Cert 15

A chance to see the National Theatre Live performance of Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, the classic tale of scientific curiosity gone wrong. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker.

Showing at / BOOKING:
Fularton Theatre, Lochside Road, Castle Douglas, DG71EU
Box Office: 01556 504506

Friday 31 October - 7pm

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Jim Sharman UK/US 99 mins 1975 Cert 12A

The cult classic is a wonderful send-up of 1950s Sci-fi and horror B movies, with a healthy dose of sexual playfulness and a host of great songs, all written by Richard O'Brien (Riff- Raff). Over the top camp, silly and absurd, it is nearly 40 years old but seems as fresh and funny as ever.

Showing at / BOOKING:
Birchvale Theatre, Southwick Road, Dalbeattie DG5 4AR

Friday 31 October 8pm - FREE

The Curse of Aggy Fishbone

A terrifying horror film, made by the Catstrand Young Film Makers Club, is being screened after the Catstrand Halloween Party - see it if you dare!

Showing at / BOOKING:
Catstrand, High Street, New Galloway DG7 3RN,
Box Office 01644 420374