Robert Burns Centre

October 2021 @ RBCFT

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October Films


Mon 11 Shang-chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (12A) 2.00
Mon 11 Herself (15) Monday Night Film  7.00
Tue 12 Escher: Journey Into Infinity (PG) 5.45
Tue 12 Sweetheart (15) 7.30
Wed 13 Escher: Journey Into Infinity (PG) 7.30
Thu 14 Shang-chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (12A) 2.45
Thu 14 The Many Saints Of Newark (15) 7.30
Fri 15 Even Mice Belong In Heaven (U) 2..00
Fri 15 Sisters With Transistors: Electronic Music's Unsung Heroines (PG) 7.30
Sat 16 Even Mice Belong In Heaven (U) * CANCELLED* 2.00
Sat 16 An Evening Of C19 and C20 Dumfries History 7.00
Sun 17 The Velvet Underground (15) 7.00
Mon 18 Even Mice Belong In Heaven (U) 2.00
Mon 18 Balloon (15) Monday Night Film Club 7.00
Tue 19 Balloon (15) 7.30
Wed 20 The Alpinist (12A 7.30
Thu 21 Even Mice Belong In Heaven (U)  2.00
Thu 21 The Alpinist (12A) 7.30
Fri 22 No Time To Die (12A) *ALL SOLD OUT* 1.15, 4.30, 7.45
Sat 23 No Time To Die (12A) *ALL SOLD OUT* 1.15,4.30,7.45
Sun 24 No Time To Die (12A) *7.00 SOLD OUT* 3.40, 7.00
Mon 25 No Time To Die (12A) *SOLD OUT* 2.15
Mon 25 The Green Knight (15) Monday Night Film Club 7.00
Tue 26 No Time To Die (12A) *SOLD OUT* 7.30
Wed 27 No Time To Die (12A) 4.15, 7.30
Thu 28 No Time To Die (12A) COFFEE CLUB *SOLD OUT* 10.45
Thu 28 No Time To Die (12A) 4.15, 7.30
Fri 29 No Time To Die (12A) 2.00
Sat 30 Wee Film Club at Halloween 10.30am
Sat 30 Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone 20th Anniversary Release (PG) 1.30
Sat 30 No Time To Die (12A) 4.30, 7.45
Sun 31 No Time To Die (12A) 4.15, 7.30

 Fri 8 Oct - Thu 14

The Many Saints Of Newark
Alan Taylor | USA | 2021 | 120m | 15   

A look at the formative years of New Jersey gangster, Tony Soprano.
Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark's history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters begin to rise and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family's hold over the increasingly race-torn city. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolises, Dickie Moltisanti, who struggles to manage both his professional and personal responsibilities and whose influence over his nephew will help make the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss we'll later come to know: Tony Soprano.

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 Sat 9 & Tue 12 Oct


Marley Morrison | UK | 2021 | 94m | 15

Marley Morrisob's knockout debut feature is a sharply observed coming-of-age story that will make you wince and laugh in painful recognition of universal truths.
Seventeen yaer old AJ is not one of life's shiny, happy people. A family holiday at a caravan park in Dorset is her idea of hell. A moody misfit, she dresses for concealment and lets everyone know that she would rather be anywhere else. The she spies flirty, free spirited lifeguard Isla who might just be the girl of her dreams. can AJ dare to take teh first step on the road to happiness?

This screening of the wonderful Sweetheart on Saturday will featue a post-film Q&A with D&G Queerier.


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 Sun 10 & Mon 11 Oct

Shang-chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Destin Daniel Cretton | Australia, USA | 2021 | 132m | 12A

The latest superhero film from Marvel Studios

Martial arts master Shang-chi comfronts the past he thought he had left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organisation

Contains moderate violence, fantasy threat, bloody images & language. 

 Mon 11 Oct


Phyllida Hughes | UK, Ireland | 2020 | 97m | 15

A young mother escapes her abusive husband and fights back against a broken housing system. She sets out to build her own home and, in the process, rebuilds her life and re-discovers herself.

This screening is part of the Monday Night Film Club. A volunteer or RBC staff member will give a short introduction to a latest release, and everyone is welcome to stay for a post-film discussion.
Free tea, herbal and fruit teas, and coffee will be made available.


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 Tue 12 & Wed 13 Oct

Escher: Journey Into Infinity

Robin Lutz | Netherlands | 2018 | 81m | PG | In Dutch, English, Italian & German

Original title: Escher: Het Oneindige Zoeken

Narrated by Stephen Fry in M.C. Escher's own words, Escher: Journey into Infinity is an exploration of the Dutch artist's life and world-wide influence on modern art and popular culture today.
“The artist’s words are delivered with characteristic panache by Stephen Fry, while the pictures are brought ingeniously to life using animation.” Simon Kinnear, TOTAL FILM ★★★★


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 Fri 15 Oct

Sisters With Transistors: Electronic Music's Unsung Heroines

Lisa Rovner | UK, France, USA | 2020 | 86m | PG

Dumfries Music Conference Screening

Sisters With Transistors is the remarkable untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers, composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to utterly transform how we produce and listen to music today. The film maps a new history of electronic music through the visionary women whose radical experimentations with machines redefined the boundaries of music, including Clara Rockmore, Daphne Oram, Bebe Barron, Pauline Oliveros, Delia Derbyshire, Maryanne Amacher, Eliane Radigue, Suzanne Ciani, and Laurie Spiegel. The history of women has been a history of silence.



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 Fri 15 & Thu 21 Oct

Even Mice Belong In Heaven

Jan Bubenicek, Denisa Grimmova  | Czech Republic, France, Slovakia, Poland | 2021  86m | U

Original title: I mysi patrí do nebez

Stop-motion animated film about two mortal enemies - a little Mouse and a Fox, who after an unfortunate accident, meet in animal heaven. They lose their natural instincts and become best friends. Their wish to stay together after they return to earth comes true, but they are reborn into opposite roles. Thanks to the power of friendship, they can even overcome what seems to be impossible.


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 Sat 16 Oct

An Evening Of C19 And C20 Dumfries History


Featuring the launch of a new book by Ian Gasse on the history of the C19 co-operative movement in Dumfries & Maxwelltown and screenings of archive film of Dumfries and Maxwelltown – including a break for refreshments.

Waterstones will be here to sell Ian's book and he will be signing at the end.


Tickets are free but booking essential.

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 Sun 17 Oct

The Velvet Underground

Todd Haynes | USA | 2020 | 121m | 15

The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing its place as one of rock and roll’s most revered bands. Directed with the era’s avant-garde spirit by Todd Haynes (Carol, Velvet Goldmine), this kaleidoscopic oral history combines exclusive interviews with dazzling archival footage. It’s the first major film to tell the band’s legendary story.


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 Mon 18 & Tue 19 Oct


Pema Tseden | Cina | 2019 | 102m | 12A | In Chinese & Tibetan with English Subtitles

In Tibetan director Pema Tseden’s (Soul Searching, Tharlo, Jinpa) multi award-winning Balloon, a family struggles against the conflicting dictates of nature, spirituality, politics, and free will.
Dargye and Drolkar's two boisterous youngest sons have blown up their parents' condoms like balloons. Not only does this outrage the entire village in Tibet in the early 1980s, but more practically: they have no more condoms. The shepherd couple already have three sons, and as China has recently introduced its one-child policy, they can't have any more. But Dargye is as horny as one of his stud rams, so some form of contraception is essential.
Contains moderate sex references, abortion references, domestic abuse

This screening on Monday 18 October is part of the Monday Night Film Club.
Drukthar Gyal, an Edinburgh-based Tibetan podcast host and academic will introduce the film. A big fan of Pema Tseden, Drukthar will interview the director for his podcast (The Intelligence Tibet podcast Drukthar is from Tibet and has a unique understanding and close personal perspective on the film.
Everyone is welcome to stay for a post-film discussion.Free tea, herbal and fruit teas, and coffee will be made available.

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 Wed 20 & Thu 21 Oct

The Alpinist

Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen | USA | USA | 92m | 12A

For those who enjoyed Free Solo this is another daredevil climbing documentary from Dogwoof.
Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. The free-spirited 23-year-old makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. With no cameras and no margin for error, Leclerc's approach is the essence of solo adventure.
Contains infrequent strong language, drug references.

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 Fri 22 - Thu 28 Oct

No Time To Die
Cary Joji Fukunaga | UK, USA | 2020 | 163m | 12A 

In No Time to Die, Bond (Daniel Craig) has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

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 Mon 25 Oct

The Green Knight
David Lowery | USA, Canada | 2021 | 130m| 15   

An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emeral

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 Sat 30 Oct

Wee Film Club


The Wee Film Club runs throughout the year.

This month "Old Mother Mary" from Mostly Ghostly will be here to tell some spooky stories. This will be followed by a short halloween film.

Come in fancy dress for a spooooooky time!

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 Sat 30 Oct

Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone 20th Anniversary Release

Chris Columbus | UK, USA | 2021 | 152m | PG

Daniel Radcliffe stars in this thrilling fantasy adaptation of JK Rowling's bestseller. When Harry Potter gets a special invitation to attend Hogwarts School Of  Witchcraft and Wizardry, he discovers vital information about his past and his destiny

Twenty years on, with the young actors now household names, celebrate this incredible film on the big screen again.


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