Robert Burns Centre
FILM THEATRE
  

MAY 2017 @ RBCFT

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May Films
 
DATE FILM TIME (pm)
Mon 1 Aquarius (15) 7.00
Tue 2 I, Daniel Blake (15) 7.30
Wed 3 + Thu 4 The Salesman (12A) 7.30
Fri 5 Lost in France (15) 7.30
Sat 6 Wee Film Club (see Learning at RBCFT) 10.30am + 11.30am
Sat 6 Age of Shadows (15) 7.30
Mon 8 Free Fire (15) 7.00
Tue 9 Lost in France (15) 7.30
Wed 10 Age of Shadows (15) 7.30
Thu 11 Langholm Stories (U) + Q&A 7.30
Fri 12 A Quiet Passion (12A) 7.30
Sat 13 Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience (U) 10.30am + 12.00
Sat 13 A Quiet Passion (12A) 7.30
Sun 14 Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience (U) 10.30am + 12.00
Mon 15 Neruda (15) 7.00
Tue 16 A Quiet Passion (12A) 5.30
Wed 17 A Quiet Passion (12A) 10.45am, 5.30 + 8.00
Thu 18 A Quiet Passion (12A) 5.30
Fri 19 The Lost City of Z (15) 7.30
Sat 20 The Lost City of Z (15) 7.30
Mon 22 One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (18) 7.00
Tue 23 Verdi’s Macbeth 12.45
Tue 23 The Sense of An Ending (15) 7.30
Wed 24 The Sense of An Ending (15) 7.30
Thu 25 The Sense of An Ending (15) 7.30
Fri 26 Their Finest (12A) 7.30
Sat 27 Their Finest (12A) 7.30
Mon 29 The Handmaiden (18) 7.00
Tue 30 Letters from Baghdad (PG) 7.30
Wed 31 Their Finest (12A) 7.30
     

Mon 1 May

Aquarius
Kleber Mendonça Filho | Brazil | 2016 | 142m | 15 | Subtitles

I, Daniel Blake Brazilian drama which touches on the preservation of history and community. In changing oceanfront Recife, Clara, a vibrant, former music critic is the only remaining apartment owner in a gracious older building which has been targeted for demolition. As the tactics to remove her become increasingly hostile, Clara proves to be a force to be reckoned with as she defies the corrupt real estate developers.

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Tue 2 May

I, Daniel Blake
Ken Loach | UK/France/ Belgium | 2016 | 100m | 15

I, Daniel Blake Ken Loach’s drama about a joiner who needs assistance from the State for the first time ever following an illness was one of the best films of 2016.

A ‘powerful parable about the failings of the benefits system (which) avoids irony and cynicism and treats its troubled characters with humour and humanity’, The Guardian.

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Wed 3 – Thu 4 May

The Salesman / Forushande
Asghar Farhadi | Iran | 2016 | 123m | 12A | Subtitles - Contains sexual violence references, moderate sex references, violence.

The Salesman / ForushandeNominated in the 2017 Best Foreign Film Academy Award category, ‘The Salesman’ is the story of a couple whose relationship begins to turn sour during their performance of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman”. When Emad and Rana are forced to move to a new apartment in the centre of Tehran, their life together is thrown into turmoil by an act of violence and an incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.

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Fri 5 + Tue 9 May

Lost in France
Niall McCann | UK/Ireland | 2016 | 100m | 15

Lost in FranceDocumentary exploring the rise of Scotland's independent music scene in the '90s, led by cult label Chemikal Underground. Featuring The Delgados, Bis, Mogwai, Arab Strap, Franz Ferdinand and others, this is an intimate film exploring friendship, creativity and music.

On the journey, we revisit a defining, chaotic trip early in the musicians' careers, re-staging a concert in Brittany that connects the characters in life (and on stage) for the first time in many years.

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Sat 6 + Wed 10 May

Age of Shadows
Jee-woon Kim | South Korea | 2016 | 140m | 15 | Subtitles

Age of Shadows Action adventure set in the late 1920s. Korean resistance fighters attempt to smuggle explosives from Shanghai to destroy facilities in Seoul controlled by Japanese forces.

‘The irresistible pull of a spy thriller, the heightened stylishness of a 1920s setting, and terrific technical specs make ‘The Age of Shadows’ an unabashed delight”,
Variety.

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Mon 8 May

Free Fire
Ben Wheatley | UK/France | 2016 | 91m | 15

Langholm StoriesThe latest film from Ben Wheatley (‘A Field in England’, ‘Sightseers’, and ‘High-Rise’) is set in Boston in 1978.

When a gang of criminals meet up in a warehouse in order to purchase arms, a disagreement turns into a full-on shootout between the two parties making the transaction.

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Thu 11 May

Langholm Stories
Jamie Telford | Scotland | 2017 | 58 min | U

Langholm StoriesAn affectionate portrait of a tight knit community. A local’s view of the Scottish Border ‘Muckle Toon’ of Langholm and its people, who are bound together by the main event of the year, the Common Riding.

Featuring a Q&A with the film-maker, Jamie Telford.

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Fri 12 – Thu 18 May

A Quiet Passion
Terence Davies | UK/ Belgium | 2016 | 125m | Cert TBC

A Quiet PassionThe latest from director Terence Davies (‘Sunset Song’) is the story of American poet Emily Dickinson (played by Cynthia Nixon) from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

Coffee Club  Coffee Club - 10.30am on Wednesday 17 May

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Sat 13 – Sun 14 May

Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience
UK | 2016 | 72m | U

Peppa PigJoin Peppa Pig and friends for an hour of fun in an exciting new cinema experience! Featuring 9 Brand New Episodes including a visit to London, an Australian holiday and a trip to the Zoo.

All tickets are £3 per person, irrespective of size or age!

MAY FAMILY FILM - FAMILY FRIENDLY SCREENINGS
Every month we have one family friendly film for younger audiences.
We normally disapprove of talking during films but as these shows are primarily for children, grown-ups should expect a little bit of noise.

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Mon 15 May

Neruda
Pablo Larrain | Chile/ Argentina/France/Spain/USA | 2016 | 107m | 15 | Subtitles

NerudaThe latest film from director Pablo Larrain (‘The Club’ and ‘Jackie’) is a drama about a police inspector on the trail Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who became a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

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Fri 19 – Sat 20 May

The Lost City of Z
James Gray | USA | 2016 | 141m | 15

The Lost City of ZBased on David Grann’s bestselling book, ‘The Lost City of Z’ is the true-life drama which centres on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

“Transporting and profound, ‘The Lost City of Z’ is an instant classic”, The Telegraph.

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Mon 22 May

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Milos Forman | USA | 1975 | 134m | 18

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's NestJack Nicholson’s unforgettable performance as the ingenious, heroic free spirit RP ‘Mac’ McMurphy, who leads an uprising in the men’s ward of a mental hospital run by callous Nurse Rached (Louise Fletcher), won him his first Best Academy Award for Best Actor.

Adapted from Ken Kesey’s best-selling 1962 novel, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ was only the second film ever to win the ‘big five’ Oscars®.

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Tue 23 May

Verdi’s Macbeth
Adrian Noble | USA | 2015 | 170m | No Cert | Subtitles

MacbethFabio Luisi conducts the Metropolitan Opera in this production of Verdi's work, based on Shakespeare's tragic play. Zeljko Lucic stars in the title role with Anna Netrebko as his wife, Lady Macbeth.

Also starring Joseph Calleja as Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. In association with Dumfries branch of Friends of Scottish Opera.

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Tue 23 – Thu 25 May

The Sense of an Ending
Ritesh Batra | UK | 2016 | 108m | 15

The Sense of an EndingThe latest film from the director of ‘The Lunchbox’ is an adaptation of the novel by Julian Barnes.

Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Charlotte Rampling) and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago.

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Fri 26 May – Tue 30 May

Their Finest
Lone Scherfig | UK | 2016 | 117m | 12A - Contains infrequent strong language, moderate sex, injury detail.

Their Finest1940, London, the Blitz. With the country’s morale at stake, screenwriter Catrin (Gemma Arterton) and a makeshift cast and crew work under fire to make a film to lift the British public’s spirits. Partnered alongside fellow screenwriter, Buckley, and eccentric actor Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), the trio set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation and inspire America to join the war.

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Mon 29 May

The Handmaiden / Ahgassi
Park Chan-wook | South Korea | 2016 | 144m | 18 | Subtitles

The HandmaidenThe latest film from the director of ‘Old Boy’ is an erotic psychological thriller set in 1930s Korea.

During the period of Japanese occupation, a woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle. But the maid is a pickpocket secretly involved in a plot to defraud the heiress by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count.

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Tue 30 May

Letters From Baghdad
Sabine Krayenbühl, Zeva Oelbaum | USA /UK/France | 2016 | 95m | Cert TBC | Contains Subtitles

Letters From BaghdadGertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day, shaped the destiny of Iraq after WWI in ways that still reverberate today.

Voiced and executive produced by Tilda Swinton, the film chronicles Bell's journey into the uncharted Arabian desert and all-male halls of colonial power with never-seen-before archival footage of the region shot a century ago. The film takes us into a past that is eerily current.

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