Robert Burns Centre
FILM THEATRE
  

December 2020 @ RBCFT

Tel: 01387 264808  

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December Films
 
DATE FILM TIME (pm)
Thu 3 Mank (12A) 10.45am
Thu 3 De Gaulle (N/C 12+) French Film Festival 2020 7.00
Fri 4 Shirley(15) 7.00
Sat 5 Wee Film Club (Limited availability) 10.30am
Sat 5 Wee Film Club (Limited availability) 12.00
Sat 5 The Specials (N/C 12+) French Film Festival 2020 2.30
Sat 5 Shirley (15) 5.15
Sun 6 Wee Film Club (Extra added) 10.30am
Sun 6 Wee Film Club (Extra added) 12.00
Sun 6 Before Sunset (15) 6.30
Tue 8 A Christmas Gift From Bob (12A) Bring A Baby Screening 10.30am
Tue 8 A Christmas Gift From Bob (12A) 5.45
Wed 9 A Christmas Gift From Bob (12A) Bring A Baby Screening 10.30am
Wed 9 A Christmas Gift From Bob (12A) 7.00
Thu 10 A Christmas Gift From Bob (12A) 10.45am
Thu 10 Three Days And A Life (15+) French Film Festival 2020 7.00
Fri 11 A Christmas Carol (PG) 10.45
Fri 11 The Godfather Coda: The Death Of Michael Corleone (15) 7.00
Sat 12 A Christmas Carol (PG) 5.00
Sat 12 The Translators (12+) French Film Festival 2020 7.15
Sun 13 A Christmas Carol (PG) 2.00
Tue 15 About Endlessness (12A) 7.00
Wed 16 My Donkey, My Lover And I (12+) French Film Festival 2020 7.00
Thu 17    
Fri 18 Die Hard (15) 7.00
Sat 19    
Sun 20 The Nutcracker (U) 2.15
Mon 21 The Nutcracker (U) 1.45
Tue 22 Kipper's Snowy Day (U) 10.30 & 12.00
Tue 22 It's A Wonderful Life (U) 1.45
Wed 23 Kipper's Snowy Day (U) 10.30 & 12.00
Wed 23 It's A Wonderful Life (U) 1.45
Thu 24 Kipper's Snowy Day (U) 10.30 & 12.00
Thu 24 It's A Wonderful Life (U) 1.45
     
Jan 2021    
Sun 10 Before Midnight (15) 2.00
     

 

 Thu 3 Dec

Mank
David Fincher | USA | 2020 | 131m | 12A

A rare chance to see possibly 2020’s finest film on the big screen. Gary Oldman is superb as true-life screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz in the 1930s set drama which chronicles his battles with director Orson Welles over screenplay credit for 'Citizen Kane.'

“David Fincher’s beguiling masterwork is worthy of Orson Welles,” ****5/5 The Telegraph
“Gary Oldman plays cynical screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz in a gorgeously shot film that both revels in Hollywood’s golden age and exposes its corruption,” ****5/5 The Guardian

Contains infrequent strong language, moderate sex references, suicide references

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 Thu 3 Dec

De Gaulle
Gabriel Le Bomin | France | 2019 | 105m | 12+

Screening as part of the French Film Festival 2020.

May 1940. France is facing a disastrous military situation against the German army. Charles de Gaulle, newly appointed General, joins the Government in Paris while Yvonne, his wife, and their three children remain in the east. Faced with the defeatist attitude of Pétain who wants to negotiate with Hitler, de Gaulle has one intention only: to continue fighting. Alongside thousands of French families, Yvonne and the children are soon forced to flee the advancing German troops. Without contact with each another, the doubt arises: will the de Gaulle family be sacrificed for the sake of France?

 

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 Fri 4 & Sat 5  Dec

Shirley
Josephine Decker| USA | 2020 | 106m | 15

Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson (Elisabeth Moss) is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naïve young couple at their door.
With the men increasingly absent, Shirley and Rose develop a relationship that blurs boundaries and allows both to challenge the stuffy patriarchal atmosphere of 1950s America.
**** “Elisabeth Moss's magnificence will loosen the screws in your head” – Charlotte O’Sullivan, Evening Standard

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Sat 5 & Sun 6 Dec

Wee Film Club

At 10.30am we present a short film or collection of short films/TV programmes for really wee ones, and at 12.00pm we show a feature film for slightly older children who can sit through 90minutes or more.

Either join the club or come along for one week only to enjoy a family film. Members will be able to request films for screenings.

  • 10.30am we will present the usual short-film or collection of TV programmes for really wee ones.
  • £3 per child (one free adult, £1 for additional adults)
  • 12.00 we will show a feature film for slightly older children who can sit through 90 minutes or more.
    £3 per child (one free adult, £1 for additional adults)

Nothing will be over a PG certificate for the Club!

Join the Wee Film Club:
Sign up at the box office or contact rbcft@dumgal.gov.uk

Please note: no unaccompanied children under the age of 12. Tickets must be bought in advance either online or during films at the RBCFT 01387 264808 or Midsteeple Box Office Tue -Sat 10am to 1pm on 01387 253383

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 Sat 5 Dec

The Specials (Hors Normes)
Olivier Nackache, Eric Toledano | France | 2019 | 114m | 12+ ( French with English subtitles)

Screening as part of the French Film Festival 2020.

Directors and screenwriters Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache follow their huge hits, C’est la vie and Intouchables (about the friendship between a paraplegic and his carer), with The Specials, about a Jewish man, Bruno (Vincent Cassel) and a Muslim, Malik (Reda Kateb), working together to help children with severe autism who have been rejected by other institutions because they are too difficult to care for.

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 Sun 6 Dec 

Before Sunset
Richard Linklater | USA | 2005 | 77m | 15

The film picks up the story in Before Sunrise of Jesse (Hawke) and Céline (Delpy) who spent a passionate night in Vienna. Their paths intersect nine years later, as they spend an afternoon together in Paris.
Before Sunset is the second part of the Before trilogy, which consists of three films directed by Richard Linklater (Boyhood) starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as lovers Jesse and Céline at three different parts of their lives. Before Sunrise is screening on Sun 22 Nov and Before Midnight will be shown on Sun 10 Jan.

Buy tickets for all three films to receive a 10% discount (tickets must be purchased at the same time).

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 Tue 8 - 10 Dec

A Christmas Gift From Bob
Charles Martin Smith | UK | 2020 | 92m | 12A

The sequel to A Street Cat Named Bob sees James (Luke Treadaway) reflect on how he and his cat Bob (Bob) managed while living on the streets during one of James’ toughest times, and how they learned about the meaning of Christmas spirit along the way.

Contains infrequent bad language.

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 Thu 10 Dec

Three Days And A Life (Trois Jours En Vie)
Nicolas Boukhrief | France, Belgium | 2019 | 120m | N/C 15+ ( French with English Subtitles)

Screening as part of the French Film Festival 2020.

The murderer always returns to the scene of the crime, even if 15 years later. This is the case in a captivating rural thriller based on the best-selling novel by master crime writer Pierre Lemaître. It is Christmas 1999 in a small village in the Ardennes, a seemingly safe provincial world, where everyone knows one another and follows the other’s movements. It is a cotton-wool-wrapped microcosm which is one day rocked by the inexplicable disappearance of a four-year-old boy. And that’s not all...

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 Fri 11 - Sun 13  Dec

A Christmas Carol
Jacqui Morris | UK | 2020 | 95m | PG

“I will honour Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”

A Victorian family prepares a paper theatre for a performance of A Christmas Carol. The audience enters the imagination of one of the children and quickly, the cardboard stage transforms to reveal a magical world containing real dancers and stylised sets.
The classic tale unfolds in a rich tapestry of highly absorbing, theatrical drama featuring sumptuous visual effects inspired by the techniques of early cinema. In a daring twist of format, characters are portrayed by dancers and voiced by an eclectic cast of the world’s most recognisable actors.
The mix of danced action and spoken narration brings fresh dimension to Dickens’ characters and poetic language, whilst remaining true to the beauty of the author’s original narrative.

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 Fri 11 Dec

The Godfather Corda: The Death Of Michael Corleone
Francis Ford Coppola | USA | 1990,2020 | 160m | 15 | In English, Italian, German, Latin with English subtitles


Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Godfather: Part III, director/screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola brings a definitive new edit and restoration of the final film in his epic Godfather trilogy—Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone.
Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), now in his 60s, seeks to free his family from crime and find a suitable successor to his empire. That successor could be fiery Vincent (Andy Garcia)... but he may also be the spark that turns Michael's hope of business legitimacy into an inferno of mob violence. The film’s meticulously restored picture and sound, under the supervision of American Zoetrope and Paramount Pictures, includes a new beginning and ending, as well as changes to scenes, shots, and music cues. The resulting project reflects author Mario Puzo and Coppola’s original intentions of The Godfather: Part III, and delivers, in the words of Coppola, “a more appropriate conclusion to The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II.”

 

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 Sat 12 Dec

The Translators (Les Traducteurs)
Régis Roinsard | France, Belgium | 2019 | 120m | N/C 12+ (French with English Subtitles)

Screening as part of the French Film Festival 2020.

If you relished the twists and turns of Knives Out, then The Translators is a fiendishly clever whodunnit with a fantastic all-star international cast in a similar vein. To ensure absolute secrecy for the global publication of a bestseller, nine skilled translators are invited to a remote location. They are given a number of pages to translate each day. There is no contact with the outside world. Then the publisher receives a blackmail demand, threatening to release the manuscript online. Who is behind this and who is pulling the strings becomes the basis of a stylish, entertaining thriller.

"A tasty, twisty suspense movie that keeps you guessing through its taut running time. So well directed and photographed, the extravagant plot is engagingly packaged and there's a flawless ensemble of actors on display. It's the sort of film that admirers will want to see more than once in order to work out just how cleverly they were fooled the first time around.” The Australian

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 Thu 15 Dec

About Endlessness (Om det oändliga)
Roy Andersson | Sweden, Germany, Norway,, France | 2019 | 78m | 12A (In Swedish with English Subtitles)

Swedish drama from Roy Andersson (A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence) comprising a series of vignettes from various people's lives.
“An anthology of vignettes detailing the gamut of everyday emotions, both big and small. Weakness, compassion, despair and hope — all human life is here.”, **** Empire
“Swedish auteur Roy Andersson’s latest is another masterpiece of the human condition, ranging from the evils of war to the redemptive power of love,” ***** The Guardian
Contains bloody images, moderate violence, threat

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 Wed 16 Dec

My Donkey, My Lover And I (Antoinette dans les Cévennes)
Caroline Vignal | France, Belgium | 2020 | 95m | 12+ (French with English Subtitles)

Screening as part of the French Film Festival 2020.

Antoinette, a schoolteacher, is looking forward to her long planned summer holidays with her secret lover Vladimir, one of her pupils’ father. When she learns that Vladimir cannot come because his wife organized a surprise trekking in the CeĢvennes National Park with their daughter and a donkey to carry their load, Antoinette decides to follow their track, by herself, with her own stubborn donkey.
Laure Calamy and Patrick the donkey steal the show in Caroline Vignal's funny and original comedy.

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 Thu 3 Dec

Die Hard
John McTierman | USA | 1988 | 132m | 15


Bruce Willis claims Die Hard isn’t a Christmas Film, but we think otherwise. An NYPD Officer, John McClane (Bruce Willis), flies to LA to reconcile with his wife (Bonnie Bedelia) on Christmas Eve. Okay, said officer ends up trying to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists. But look at what’s on offer: a work Christmas party in full swing; the use of seasonal music, classical as well as RUN DMC’s almighty ‘Christmas in Hollis’ (one of the all-time great Christmas songs) and, of course, there are festive jumpers (Ho Ho Ho). Just don't shoot the glass. Yippee Ki-yay…..

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 Sun 20 & Mon 21 Dec

The Nutcracker
 2016 | 140 incl one interval | U

The Royal Ballet celebrated Peter Wright’s 90th birthday in 2016 with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. Starring Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, Francesca Hayward, and Alexander Campbell.

Peter Wright's interpretation of The Nutcracker has been enchanting children and adults alike since its first performance by The Royal Ballet in 1984. Lev Ivanov's 1892 ballet combined with Tchaikovsky's sumptuous, iconic score are presented in a festive period setting with vivid designs to make this a charming and magical production. 

 

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 Tue 22 - Thu 24 Dec

Kipper's Snowy Day
50m | U

Filled with original songs and music, gorgeous puppetry and gentle humour, this warm-hearted Christmas show is perfect for children and their families.
‘It was a new morning, and it was snowing!
Kipper rushed outside.
The snow lay deep and smooth and new, like an empty page waiting to be scribbled on…’
Kipper and his best friend Tiger go an adventure in the snow – but on the way they lose their friend Arnold in a terrible storm. Will they find him? And will they find their way back home?
We are delighted to be screening a filmed version of Slot Machine Theatre’s first ever stage adaptation of Mick Inkpen’s much-loved books.

Ideal for 3+ years to 7 years of age.

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 Tue 22 - 24 Dec

It's A Wonderful Life
Frank Capra | USA | 1946 | 130m | U

After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel second class (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George's wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he were never there.


There is a suicide theme involving a central character, but this remains suitable at U for its fantastical angle and the *spoiler* eventual reassuring outcome.

 

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 Sun 10 Jan 2021

Before Midnight
Richard Linklater | USA, Greece | 2013 | 109m | 15

Before Midnight is the third film in the Before trilogy directed by Richard Linklater. We meet Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy) nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Before Midnight is the final part of the Before trilogy, which consists of three films directed by Richard Linklater (Boyhood) starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as lovers Jesse and Céline at three different parts of their lives. Before Sunset is screening on Sun 22 Nov and Before Sunrise will be shown on Sun 6 De