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November Films
Tue 12 Sunshine on Leith (PG) 1.00, 6.00 & 8.00
Wed 13   Sunshine on Leith (PG) 12.30, 6.00 & 8.00
Thu 14  Sunshine on Leith (PG) 10.45am & 8.00
Fri 15 & Sat 16 Blue Jasmine (12A) 6.00
Fri 15 & Sat 16 Filth (18) 8.00
Sun 17 Annie Hall (15) 6.00
Mon 18 Blue Jasmine (12A)  6.30 
Tue 19  Blue Jasmine (12A) 1.00 & 8.00
Tue 19  Le Week-end (15) 6.00
Wed 20  Le Week-end (15) 6.00 & 8.00
Thu 21   Blue Jasmine (12A) 8.00
Fri 22 & Sat 23  Turbo (U) 5.00
Fri 22 & Sat 23  Prisoners (15) 7.00
Sat 23  Wild Foods of Galloway 11.00am
Sat 23  Project Wild Thing (PG) 2.00
Sun 24 Captain Phillips (12A) - extra screening 6.00
Mon 25  Like Father Like Son (PG) 6.30 
Tue 26 Captain Phillips (12A) - extra screening 1.00
Tue 26  Sext Up Kids + Q&A 5.30
Tue 26  InRealLife (15) 7.30
Wed 27 David Griffith Training Event 1.00
Wed 27 Timelock 5.00
Wed 27 Captain Phillips (12A) - sold out 7.30
Thu 28  Captain Phillips (12A) - limited availability 10.45am & 8.00
Fri 29 & Sat 30 How I Live Now (15) 6.00
Fri 29 & Sat 30 The Fifth Estate (15) 8.00

Fri 1 - Thu 14 November

Sunshine on Leith
Dexter Fletcher | GB 2013 | 99m | PG

Sunshine on LeithDexter Fletcher's hugely engaging adaptation of the popular Stephen Greenhorn stage musical is a soaring, big-hearted delight, transforming the songs of Scottish duo The Proclaimers into a joyous salute to love, loyalty and the pursuit of happiness. Set wholly in Edinburgh, it follows the lives of two Scottish soldiers upon returning home from Afghanistan and the ups and downs of family life.

This is set to be one of the most popular films we've ever shown so get those tickets booked!

Coffee ClubCoffee Club, 10.45am on Thursday 7 & Thursday 14th November

Sneaky Cinema Sneaky Cinema - 1.00pm on Tuesday 12th November

Sneaky Cinema Captioned - 6.00pm on Tuesday 12th November

Bring a BabyBring a Baby - 12.30pm on Wednesday 13 November

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Fri 15 – Thu 21 November

Blue Jasmine
Woody Allen | USA 2013 | 98m | 12A Contains infrequent strong language & moderate references to sex & suicide

Blue JasmineWoody Allen returns to the kind of films he used to make in this tragicomic tale of two sisters. Cate Blanchett delivers an Oscar-tipped performance as Jasmine, a New York socialite left destitute by her cheating husband’s financial misdemeanours, who moves in with her adopted sister (Sally Hawkins) and her boyfriend in San Francisco.

We’re fortunate to be showing one of Allen’s earlier classics ‘Annie Hall’ on Sunday.

Film ClubFilm Club, 6.30pm on Monday 18th November

Sneaky Cinema Sneaky Cinema - 1.00pm on Tuesday 19th November

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Fri 15 - Sat 16 November (8.00pm)

Jon S. Baird | GB 2013 | 97m | 18

FilthJames McAvoy stars as Detective Sergeant Bruce Robinson in this exuberant adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel. Bruce is a bipolar, bigoted junkie cop who wants a promotion and is clearly the best man for the job. However, there's been a murder and Bruce's boss wants results. Bruce solves the case but life isn't that simple and his life begins to spiral out of control. 'Filth' is funny, tragic and not for those of a nervous disposition.

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Sun 17 November (6.00pm)

Annie Hall
Woody Allen | USA 1977 | 93m | 15

Annie HallTo mark the release of Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' we're delighted to be screening one of his best-loved films 'Annie Hall' on a recently restored 35mm print.

It is a touching romantic comedy, with great performances by then-couple Allen and Diane Keaton, yet also one of the funniest comedies ever made, packed with gags and one-liners.

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Tue 19 - Wed 20 November

Le Week-end
Roger Michell | GB 2013 | 93m | 15

e Week-endMeg and Nick are a middle-aged couple who travel to Paris for a weekend break, in the hope of escaping their humdrum lives in Birmingham and reviving their flagging marriage. Over the course of the weekend the couple enjoy Parisian life, and occasionally each other’s company, but their attempts to get back to the carefree days of their youth are not without difficulty.

This portrait of a marriage stars Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan, with a memorable turn by Jeff Goldblum.

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Fri 22 & Sat 23 November (5.00pm)

David Soren | USA 2013 | 95m | U

TurboFrom the makers of 'Madagascar', 'Turbo' is a high-velocity comedy about a snail who dares to dream big - and fast. After a freak accident infuses him with the power of superspeed, Turbo kicks into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the world's fastest race, the Indianapolis 500. With the help of his tricked-out streetwise snail crew, this ultimate underdog puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big, and no dreamer too small.

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Fri 22 & Sat 23 November (7.00pm)

Denis Villeneuve | USA 2013 | 153m | 15

PrisonersIn crime thriller 'Prisoners', a Boston dad turns vigilante after his six-year-old daughter is kidnapped, embarking on a morally questionable campaign for answers. Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) suffers every parent's worst nightmare when his young daughter and her friend are snatched from under his nose.

Driven mad by desperation and frustrated by the inadequacy of the legal system, he kidnaps the man he believes to be responsible for the little girls' disappearance, which raises the question: how far is too far in the quest for justice? Also starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano.

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Sat 23 November (11.00am)

Wild Foods of Galloway - An Interactive Presentation

Project Wild ThingForager Mark Williams from Galloway Wild Foods will share his passion for wild foods, including berries, plants, fungi and shellfish, that can be gathered benignly in this region, a forager’s paradise.

Followed by cookery demonstration.

Local primary teacher and experienced forest education practitioner, Cecilia Franklin, is leading outdoor learning and play sessions for 5 - 12 year olds during the talk. The children will be in the park near the centre, but their adventure is all outdoors so dress for the weather. Some waterproofs and wellies for free loan.

Cost £2. Pre-booking essential.

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Sat 23 November (2.00pm)

Project Wild Thing
David Bond | GB 2013 | 83m | PG

Project Wild ThingDavid Bond is concerned. His kids' waking hours are dominated by a cacophony of marketing, and a screen dependence threatening to turn them into glassy-eyed zombies. Like city kids everywhere, they spend too much time indoors. He decides it's time to get back to nature - literally. In an attempt to compete with the brands, which take up a third of his daughter's life, Bond appoints himself Marketing Director for Nature. Like any self-respecting salesman, he sets about developing a campaign and a logo. With the help of a number of bemused professionals, he is soon selling Nature to British families. His humorous journey unearths some painful truths about modern family life. His product is free, plentiful and has proven benefits - but is Nature past its sell-by date?

The film will be followed by a Q&A session

Local primary teacher and experienced forest education practitioner, Cecilia Franklin, is leading outdoor learning and play sessions for 5 - 12 year olds during the film. The children will be in the park near the centre, but their adventure is all outdoors so dress for the weather. Some waterproofs and wellies for free loan.

Cost £2. Pre-booking essential.

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Sun 24 - Thu 28 November - sold out on Wed 27th and limited availability on Thurs 28th

Captain Phillips
Paul Greengrass | USA 2013 | 134m | 12A Contains moderate violence and threat.

Captain PhillipsA re-telling of the headline-grabbing events that occurred on the high seas in April 2009, when cargo ship captain Richard Phillips surrendered himself to a group of four Somali pirates to protect the crew onboard the Maersk Alabama.

The film focuses on the relationship between Captain Phillips and his Somali counterpart, Muse. Both men will find themselves paying the human toll for economic forces outside their control. 'Captain Phillips' is simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalisation.

Sneaky Cinema Sneaky Cinema - 1.00pm on Tuesday 26th November

Coffee ClubCoffee Club, 10.45am on Thursday 28th November

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Mon 25 November (6.30pm)

Like Father Like Son / Soshite chichi ni naru
Hirokazu Kore-Eda | Japan 2013 | 121m | PG | Subtitled

Like Father Like Son / Soshite chichi ni naruAcclaimed Japanese director Kore-eda continues to explore the complexities of contemporary family life with this tale of a couple thrown into torment after receiving some unexpected news. Ryota’s hard work has earned him everything he has, and he believes that nothing can stop him from pursuing the perfect life. Then one day, he and his wife Midori get an unexpected phone call from the hospital. Their six-year-old son, Keita, is not their biological son after all; he was swapped at birth.

Film ClubFilm Club, 6.30pm on Monday 25th November

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Tue 26 November (5.30pm)

Sext Up Kids: How Children are Becoming Hypersexualized
Maureen Palmer | GB | 42m

In this astonishing new documentary, award-winning film-maker Maureen Palmer explores what the current radical hypersexualisation of the culture means for young people, parents and society. Palmer interviews researchers who have been tracking how the accelerating pressure to be sexy – and sexual – is changing young people’s behaviour, undermining their health, and contributing to the normalisation of violence towards women. The result is a stunning exploration of the sexualisation of young people and a startling wake-up call for parents.

The screening will be followed by a discussion.

This is a free screening sponsored by the Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women Partnership Viewer Discretion Advised: Suitable for people who are over 16 years old.

To book a free place, contact | Tel: 01387 245190

Tea/coffee available from 5.30pm | Film: 6.00pm | Discussion: 6.45pm

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Tue 26 November (7.30pm)

Beeban Kidron | GB 2013 | 89m | 15

InRealLife‘InRealLife’ asks what exactly is the internet and what is it doing to our children? Taking us on a journey from the bedrooms of British teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, filmmaker Beeban Kidron suggests that rather than the promise of free and open connectivity, young people are increasingly ensnared in a commercial world. Beguiling and glittering on the outside, it can be alienating and addictive.

Quietly building its case, ‘InRealLife’ asks if we can afford to stand by while our children, trapped in their 24/7 connectivity, are being outsourced to the net?

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Wed 27 November (1.00pm)

CABN New Work presents: A training and networking event with David Griffith.

CABN New Work CABN New Work presents a fantastic training and networking opportunity for local film-makers. David Griffith will lead sessions on topics such as micro-budget film-making and online distribution before introducing his feature film ‘TimeLock’, a micro-budget feature film that has enjoyed financial success by being marketed and distributed online. There will be plenty of opportunities for networking, and participants get a free ticket to see the public screening of ‘TimeLock’.

David Griffith is a multi-talented film-maker with a number of award-winning short films under his belt: ‘Paw’, ‘Bye- Child’, ‘All Over Brazil’ and ‘Head On Backwards’. As well as writing, directing and producing ‘TimeLock’, a microbudget feature film released this year, he also teaches courses in Writing for Film and Advanced Screenwriting at the University of Strathclyde.

This is a free event, though booking is advised. To book a place contact the RBC Film Theatre Box Office.

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Wed 27 November (5.00pm)

David Griffith | GB 2013 | 94m

TimeLockShot on location in Dumfries and Glasgow, ‘TimeLock’ is an inventive new thriller from Scottish filmmaker David Griffith.

Mark Kerr is a jaded hotel manager with a gambling addiction, sleepwalking through his life until he is targeted by criminals and forced to participate in a jewellery heist at the conference hotel where he works. Waiting in the CCTV control room through the night for the time lock on the safe to open, his captor realises that he met Mark many years before, when their situations were reversed, and events take an unexpected and deadly turn.

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Fri 29 & Sat 30 November (6.00pm)

How I Live Now
Kevin Macdonald | GB 2012 | 101m | 15

How I Live NowKevin Macdonald’s adaptation of Meg Rosoff’s novel stars Saoirse Ronan as Elizabeth, who finds herself stranded on a farm at the outbreak of the Third World War. At first homesick for New York, she soon settles into life in the countryside, before the war threatens to destroy the lives of everyone around her. It is then that she is confronted with the reality of her surroundings and begins to fight back. Also starring the ubiquitous George MacKay ('Sunshine On Leith', 'For Those in Peril'.)

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Fri 29 & Sat 30 November (8.00pm)

The Fifth Estate
Bill Condon | USA 2013 | 128m | 15

The Fifth EstateYou don't disclose three-quarters of a million classified documents without making a few enemies. So discovers WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 'The Fifth Estate', a mesmerising, complex portrait of an embattled newmedia luminary. 'The Fifth Estate' details WikiLeaks's rise to international notoriety and the subsequent souring of relations between Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his most trusted lieutenant, Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl).

'The Fifth Estate' is a truly 21st-century saga of technology, politics and civic responsibility.

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