Robert Burns Centre
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NOVEMBER 2015 @ RBCFT

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November Films

South West Picture Show 2016 Film Festival

 
DATE FILM TIME (pm)
Tue 1 Jim: The James Foley Story (15) 7.30
Wed 2 + Thu 3 Little Men (PG) 7.30
Fri 4 Hunt For The Wilderpeople (12A) 6.00
Sat 5 Wee Film Club (see Learning at RBCFT) 10.30am + 11.30am
Sat 5 Hunt For The Wilderpeople (12A) 6.00
Sun 6 King Lear (PG) 3.00
Mon 7 Things To Come (12A) 7.00
Tue 8 Things To Come (12A) 7.30
Wed 9 + Thu 10 Courted (12A) 7.30
Fri 11 + Sat 12 Childhood of a Leader (12A) 7.30
Mon 14 Swiss Army Man (15) 7.00
Tue 15 Puccini’s Turandot 12.45
Tue 15 The First Monday In May (12A) 7.30
Wed 16 Dare To Be Wild (PG) 7.30
Thu 17 Dare To Be Wild (PG) 10.45am + 7.30
Fri 18 The Girl On The Train (15) Limited Availability 8.00
Sat 19 Long Way North (PG) 11am + 3.00
Sat 19 The Girl On The Train (15) 8.00
Mon 21 Under The Shadow (15) 7.00
Tue 22 Long Way North (PG) 10am
Tue 22 Deshantori (12A) 7.30
Wed 23 The Girl On The Train (15)  (7.30pm Limited Availability) 10.30am + 7.30
Thu 24 The Girl On The Train (15) 7.30
Fri 25 + Sat 26 American Honey (15) 7.30
Sun 27 Alexander Nevsky (PG) 3.00
Mon 28 I, Daniel Blake (15) 7.00
Tue 29 The Kid (12) 10am
Tue 29 I, Daniel Blake (15) 7.30
Wed 30 I, Daniel Blake (15) 7.30
     

Tue 1 Nov

Jim: The James Foley Story
Brian Oakes | USA | 2016 | 111m | 15

Jim: The James Foley StoryAn in-depth look at the life and work of American journalist James Foley, who was killed by ISIS terrorists in 2014. On Thanksgiving Day in 2012, Foley was kidnapped in Syria and went missing for two years. Thrown into a world of false leads and misinformation, the Foley family was threatened with prosecution by the US government if they paid a ransom. In Oakes’s gut-wrenching film, Foley’s family, friends, and fellow journalist tell Jim’s story, while his fellow hostages reveal the details of captivity with chilling immediacy.

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Wed 2 – Thu 3 Nov

Little Men
Ira Sachs | USA | 2016 | 85m | PG | Some Subtitles

Little MenIra Sachs' follow-up to ‘Love Is Strange’ tells the story of two families, living and working on one block in Brooklyn. Jake is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony at his grandfather’s funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake’s parents, Brian and Kathy (Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Ehle), and Tony’s mother, Leonor, threatens to become contentious.

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Wed 2 – Thu 3 Nov

Hunt For The Wilderpeople
x Taika Waititi | New Zealand | 2016 | 101m | 12A
Contains moderate bad language, innuendo, infrequent bloody moments.

Hunt For The WilderpeopleComedy about an orphaned boy used to city life who is left in the care of a foster family in rural New Zealand. Ricky is a defiant, trashtalking misfit sent by child services to live with a foster family: aunt Bella, gruff uncle Hec (Sam Neill) and dog Tupac. But when events threaten his return, Ricky and Hec become the subjects of a manhunt after they get stranded in the wilderness.

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Sun 6 Nov

King Lear / Korol Lear
Grigory Kozintsev | Russia | 1971 | 139m | PG | Subtitles

Korol LearWith music by Dmitri Shostakovich. “In its power and energy, Shostakovich’s music perfectly complements Kozintsev’s epic conception of the play…a rare example of a Shakespeare film that succeeds in being at once superb cinema and superb Shakespeare”, Philip Kemp, Film Reference Forum.

Black and white.

Screening as part of the Russian Season. All tickets are £10.

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Mon 7 – Tue 8 Nov

Things To Come / L’Avenir
Mia Hansen-Løve | France/Germany | 2016 | 102m |12A | Subtitles
Contains infrequent strong language, drug misuse.

L’AvenirFrench drama about a middle-aged philosophy teacher who struggles on with her life following several unexpected changes of fortune. Following the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is leaving her for another woman Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) looks to reinvent her life.

“This is among the very best films ever made about the lives of intellectuals. Another great performance by Huppert”, Evening Standard.

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Wed 9 – Thu 10 Nov

Courted / L’Hermine
Christian Vincent | France | 2015 | 98m | 12A | Subtitles
Contains infrequent moderate bad language, moderate sex references.

L’HermineFrench drama about a judge (Fabrice Luchini) who reconnects with an old flame (Sidse Babett Knudsen) after she’s asked to be a member of the jury on a murder case.

 

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Fri 11 – Sat 12 Nov

The Childhood of a Leader
Brady Corbet | UK | 2016 | 116m | 12A | Subtitles
Contains infrequent moderate sexual activity.

The Childhood of a LeaderA child’s angelic face conceals a budding sociopath in the audacious, senses-shattering feature debut from actor Brady Corbet. Set amidst the turmoil of World War I and its aftermath, it follows the young son of an American diplomat living in France as he learns to manipulate the adults around him-a monstrous coming of age that ominously parallels the rising tide of Fascism in Europe. Features a thunderous score by legendary, boundary-pushing musician Scott Walker.

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Mon 14 Nov

Swiss Army Man
Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert | US | 2016 | 97m | 15

Swiss Army ManHank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. As Hank prepares to commit suicide he suddenly spots a man (Daniel Radcliffe) lying by the shore. Unfortunately, he is dead– and also very gassy - but using the flatulent body to his advantage, Hank miraculously makes it back to the mainland. However, he now finds himself lost in the wilderness, and dragging the talking corpse named Manny along for the adventure.

“Weird and wonderful, disgusting and demented, Swiss Army Man is about how one man’s dead body nudges another man back to life”, New York Times.

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Tue 15 Nov

Puccini's Turandot
Andrei Serban | 2013 | Italy | 137m | No rating

TurandotThe story of the cruel Princess Turandot, ruler of China, will only wed a prince who can answer correctly her three riddles. Those who fail are executed. Prince Calaf, son of the exiled king of Tartary, falls in love with Turandot as soon as he sets eyes on her, and despite the protestations of his friends and family sets out to pass her test. Andrei Serban’s spectacular and thrilling 2013 production of Puccini’s final and grandest opera. The Royal Opera House production was conducted by Henrik Nánási and features Lise Lindstrom as Turandot and Marco Berti (who sang with Scottish Opera in the late 90s) as Calaf.

In Partnership with the Dumfries Branch of Friends Of Scottish Opera.

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Tue 15 Nov

The First Monday In May
Andrew Rossi | US | 2016 | 90m | 15 Contains infrequent strong language

The First Monday In MayDocumentary which follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibition in history, “China: Through The Looking Glass,” an exploration of Chineseinspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collision of high fashion at the Met Gala, one of the biggest fashion events chaired every year by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

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Wed 16 – Thu 17 Nov

Dare To Be Wild
Vivienne De Courcy | UK | 2015 | 100m | PG

Dare To Be WildBased on the true story of Irish garden designer Mary Reynolds. Mary (Emma Greenwell) is a young Irish woman with a passion for nature and gardens, and is looking to break into the world of garden design. She gets her first opportunity with ‘celebrity garden designer’ Charlotte Heavey, which eventually turns sour when she finds herself robbed of original work and out of a job. Not to be defeated and despite all obstacles, she bounces back with a determination to take home the winning prize at the esteemed Chelsea Flower Show….

Coffee Club  Coffee Club - 10.45pm on Thursday 17 November

We are trialling allocated seating for the Coffee Club. Buy tickets here

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Fri 18 Nov – Thu 24 Nov

The Girl On The Train
Tate Taylor | USA | 2016 | 112m | 15

The Girl On The TrainRelocating the story to New York and based on the best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins ‘The Girl On The Train’ follows Rachel Watson's life post-divorce. Rachel (Emily Blunt) takes the train to work every day and spends her commute fantasizing about a young couple living down the street from her ex-husband. One morning, she sees something shocking and finds herself entangled in a mystery that promises to forever alter the lives of everyone involved.

Bring a Baby  Bring a Baby - 10.30pm on Wednesday 23 November

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Sat 19 Nov

Long Way North / Tout en Haut du Monde
Rémi Chayé | France/Denmark | 2015 | 81m | PG Contains mild violence, threat.

Long Way NorthIn 1892, Sasha, a teenage girl from a Russian aristocrat family, has always been fascinated with her grandfather’s life as an explorer. When her grandfather goes missing she embarks on an epic adventure to find out what happened to him and save her family’s reputation in this wonderfully animated tale.

“Enchanting, a beautifully told story”, Screen.

Screening as part of the French Film Festival 2016.

Schools screening - Tuesday 22 November at 10am. Suitable for Primary Schools: P4-P7 / Modern Languages (French), History. Ticket price - £4.30 per pupil, teachers go free.

FAMILY FRIENDLY SCREENINGS - 11am
Films for a younger audience and their parents/guardians, every third Saturday from October to March at 11am. Tickets cost £4.60 per person, irrespective of size or age! We normally disapprove of talking during films but as these shows are primarily for children grown-ups should expect a little bit of noise.

RELAXED PERFORMANCES - 3.00pm
Designed for anyone who would benefit from a more easygoing environment, including families with babies, people with Autism Spectrum Conditions, learning disabilities or dementia. Low lights will remain on in the auditorium and the volume will be lowered. You’re free to move around and make noise, or take a break during the film. Staff will be available to assist with seating and access arrangements.

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Mon 21 Nov

Under The Shadow
Babak Anvari | UK/Iran/Jordan | 2015 | 84m | 15 | Subtitles

Under The ShadowAs a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the postrevolution, war torn Tehran of the 80s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

“Under its scares, ‘Under the Shadow’ serves as an impassioned allegory for female oppression - but Anvari doesn't shortchange horror fans”, The Guardian.

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Tue 22 Nov

Deshantori
Sujan Mahmud and Mridul Chowdhury | Bangladesh | 2006 | 69m | 12A | Subtitles
Contains upsetting scenes, moderate violence, injury detail, threat.

Deshantori‘Deshantori’ (meaning “The Migrant”) is a Bangladeshi film which brings to life the circumstances in developing nations that forces young people towards illegal migration. It develops around the re-construction of a shockingly painful journey of 26 young Bangladeshis who tried to migrate to Spain illegally through the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea (in which they were forced to resort to cannibalism to stay alive). The film explores how a lack of social justice and economic opportunities can force people to take such drastic measures.

Being Human and University of Glasgow

This screening is free and will be followed by a Q&A with Dr Shahaduz Zaman from the University of Glasgow, as part of the Being Human festival.

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Fri 25 – Sat 26 Nov

American Honey
Andrea Arnold | USA/UK | 2016 | 162m | 15

American HoneyAndrea Arnold’s latest film is a sprawling road movie about a teenage girl, Star (Sasha Lane), with nothing to lose who joins a travelling magazine sales crew.

She gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law breaking and young love as she crisscrosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

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Sun 27 Nov

Alexander Nevsky
Sergie Eisenstein | Russia | 1938 | 112m | PG | Subtitles

Alexander NevskyDirected by Sergei Eisenstein with music by Sergei Prokofiev. The first of Eisenstein’s sound films, this is an inspired collaboration between director and composer, with some of the film shot to Prokofiev’s music and some of the music composed to Eisenstein’s footage. The climactic set piece of the Battle on the Ice has served as a model for epic movie battles ever since. Black and white.

Screening as part of the Russian Season.

All tickets are £10.

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Mon 28 Nov - Thu 1 Dec

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

I, Daniel BlakeKen Loach won the 2016 Palme D’Or prize for the second time for ‘I, Daniel Blake’.

Daniel is a middle-aged widower in the North East who can’t work or get benefits after a near-fatal heart attack. He befriends a single mother and her two children and together they attempt to navigate their way through the Kafkaesque bureaucracy of the current day benefits system.

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Tue Nov 29

The New Kid / Le Nouveau
Rudi Rosenberg | France | 2015 | 81m | 12 | Subtitles

Le NouveauIn this vivacious comedy, shy 14-year-old Benoît moves to Paris and a new high school, where he’s rejected by his cooler classmates and reluctantly sidelined into a precarious friendship with the ‘freaks and geeks’.

Screening as part of French Film Festival 2016.

The film is available to secondary schools, suitable for S1-S6 / Modern Languages (French). Ticket price - £4.30 per pupil, teachers go free.
 

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