Hell or High Water

Western Weekend: Hell or High Water

Friday 26th May | 7:30pm

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s ranch in West Texas.

 

Director:  David Mackenzie

Starring:  Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster

Language: English

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

 

“It’s an action-thriller with punch; Bridges gives the characterisation ballast and heft and Pine and Foster bring a new, grizzled maturity to their performances.”- The Guardian

 

2016 CERTIFICATE 15|RUNNING TIME 102 mins

 

Unforgiven

Western Weekend: Unforgiven

Saturday 27th May | 2pm

1993  Oscar winner  for best film.

Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.

 

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring:  Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Western

 

“It’s powerful entertainment “ – Wall Street Journal

“Unforgiven is the most provocative western of Eastwood’s career” – Rolling Stone

 

1992 CERTIFICATE 15|RUNNING TIME 132 mins

 

Django Unchained

Western Weekend: Django Unchained

Saturday 27th May | 7:30pm

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

 

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Starring:  Jaime Foxx, Leonardo Dicaprio, Christopher Waltz

Language: English

Genre:  Drama, Western

 

“Django Unchained is by turns exhilarating, hilarious, horrifying and poetic.” – NPR

“outrageously entertaining “ – Wall Street Journal

 

2012 CERTIFICATE 18|RUNNING TIME 165 mins

 

Cool Hand Luke

Western Weekend: Cool Hand Luke

Sunday 28th May | 2pm

Luke is sent to a Deep South chain gang after smashing up some parking meters. Convict boss Dragline tries to crack the new inmate’s spirit but Luke refuses to be broken.

 

Director: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring:  Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin

Language:  English

Genre: Crime, Drama

 

“the best prison drama ever? Undoubtedly!“ – classic Film Guide

 

1987 CERTIFICATE 15|RUNNING TIME 126 mins

 

McCabe and Mrs Miller

Western Weekend: McCabe and Mrs Miller

Sunday 28th May | 7:30pm

A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.

 

Director:  Robert Altman

Starring:   Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois

Language:  English

Genre:  Drama, Western

 

“just the right balance between comedy and satire “ – New York Times

 

1971 CERTIFICATE 15|RUNNING TIME 120 mins

 

Aquarius

Aquarius

Monday 29th May | 7:30pm

A 65 year old widow and retired music critic is the last resident of the Aquarius. All the neighboring apartments have already been acquired by a company which has other plans for that plot. Clara has pledged to only leave her place upon her death, and will engage in a cold war of sorts with the company .

 

Director:  Kleber Mendonça Filho

Starring:   Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos

Language: Portuguese  (English subtitles)

Genre:  Drama

 

“beautifully observed and surprising story “- The Guardian

“Braga is simply riveting in this gift of a role “- The Playlist

 

2016 CERTIFICATE 12|RUNNING TIME 142 mins

 

Moonlight

Moonlight

Monday 5th June | 7:30pm

2017 Oscar winner for best film.

Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami.

 

Director:  Barry Jenkins

Starring:  Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson

Language: English

Genre: Drama

 

“Moonlight is a beacon of hope for the prospects of speaking up “ – IndieWire

“A socially conscious work of art as essential as it is insightful. “ – Variety

 

2016 CERTIFICATE 15|RUNNING TIME 111 mins

 

Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Best of 2016 Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Monday 12th June | 7:30pm

Devoted to screening short film from Edinburgh, Scotland and around the world, The ESFF evolved from the Leith Short Film Festival in 2011 and has shown everything – from the first film made in Somalia in 20 years, to Oscar nominated shorts from Australia, the USA and Ireland, as well as short films smuggled out of China and Iran – and hosted visiting film-makers from China, Russia, Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland and all over the UK.

 

 

2016 CERTIFICATE 15|RUNNING TIME 102 mins

 

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan’s Labyrinth

Monday 19th June | 7:30pm

In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

 

Genre: Drama, fantasy

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Writer: Guillermo del Toro

Stars: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López

 2006  Certificate 15 | RUNNING TIME 118 minutes

MY FERAL HEART

My Feral Heart + Q&A

Monday 26th June | 7:30pm

Luke, an independent young man with Down’s syndrome stumbles upon a wild and life changing friendship.

 

Director: Jane Gull

Starring:   Suzanna Hamilton, Pixie Le Knot, Darren Kent

Language: English

Genre: Drama

 

“a breath of fresh air“ – Eye for Film

“a project that will stay with you “ – CineVue

 

2016 CERTIFICATE PG|RUNNING TIME 83 mins

 

ACCIDENTAL ANARCHIST

Accidental Anarchist + Q&A

Thursday 29th June | 7pm

Carne Ross was a government highflyer. A career diplomat who believed Western Democracy could save us all. After the Iraq war Carne became disillusioned, quit his job and started searching for answers.

 

Director:  John Archer, Clara Glynn

Language:  English

Genre: Documentary, Biography, History

 

 

 

 

 

2016 CERTIFICATE |RUNNING TIME 84 mins

 

ROMEO AND JULIET

Romeo & Juliet

Monday 3rd July | 7:30pm

Shakespeare’s famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.

 

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Starring:  Leonardo Dicaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo

Language: Shakespearean English

Genre: Drama, Romance

 

“two bright angels have shaken up a 400-year-old play without losing its touching, poetic innocence“ – Rolling Stone

“bold, brassy, hugely inventive and accessible “ – Empire

 

1996 CERTIFICATE 12|RUNNING TIME 120 mins

 

MOON DOGS

Moon Dogs + Q&A

Monday 10th July | 7:30pm

An anarchic, funny, sexy coming-of-age movie, following two teenage step brothers on a road trip across Scotland & the enigmatic girl who comes between them.

 

Director:  Philip John

Starring:   Jack Parry Jones, Tara Lee and Christy O’Donnell.

Language: English

Genre: Drama/Comedy

 

“Familiar-sounding ingredients come to together in a surprisingly delightful manner in Moon Dogs, a deft blend of mismatched-buddy road movie, coming-of-age comedy and youthful love triangle. . “ – Screen Daily

 

 

2016 CERTIFICATE 15|RUNNING TIME 90 mins

 

CAMERAPERSON

Camera Person

Monday 17th July | 7:30pm

Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world.

 

Director: Kirsten Johnson

Language:  English

Genre:  Documentary

 

“Without narration or a conventional storyline, it’s a uniquely insightful memoir-cum-critical-treatise. “ – Variety

 

2016 CERTIFICATE 15|RUNNING TIME 102 mins

 

THERE WILL BE BLOOD

There Will Be Blood

Monday 24th July | 7:30pm

Daniel Plainview is a down-and-out silver miner who transforms himself into a rich oil tycoon. When he learns of a small oil-rich town in California, he moves there with his adopted son. Plainview’s gradual accumulation of wealth and power causes his true self to surface.

 

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring:   Daniel Day Lewis, Paul Dano , Ciarán Hinds

Language: English

Genre: Drama, History

 

“In terms of excitement, imagination and rule-busting experimentation, it’s a gusher. “ – Rolling Stone

“Daniel Day-Lewis’s portrayal is not just the performance of the year  –  but a creation of awesome proportions. “ – Wall Street Journal

 

2007 CERTIFICATE 15|RUNNING TIME 158 mins

 

Ida

Ida

Monday 31st July | 7:30pm

2014 Oscar winner for best foreign language  film.

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.

 

Director:  Pawel Pawlikowski

Starring:   Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik

Language: Polish (English subtitles)

Genre: Drama

 

“a compact masterpiece “ – Wall Street Journal

“Riveting, original and breathtakingly accomplished on every level, Ida would be a masterpiece in any era, in any country. “ – RogerEbert

 

2013 CERTIFICATE 12|RUNNING TIME 82 mins