Robert Burns Centre
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December 2021 @ RBCFT

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December Films
 
DATE FILM TIME (pm)
     
Wed 1 Bohemian Rhapsody (12A) World AIDS Day Screening 7.00
Thu 2 Dune (12A) 7.00
Fri 3 Piano To Zanskar (12A)  
Sat 4 Andre Rieu At Christmas (U) 1.45
Sat 4 Howl's Moving Castle DUBBED VERSION (U) 4.45
Sat 4 Howl's Moving castle SUBTITLED VERSION (U) 7.15
Sun 5 Andre Rieu At Christmas (U) 1.45
Sun 5 The Gospel according To Jesus, Queen Of Heaven 4.30
Mon 6 Tokyo Story (U) Monday Night Film Club 7.00
Tue 7 The Big Hit / Un Triomphe (N/C 15) 7.30
Wed 8 Piano To Zanskar (12A) 7.30
Thu 9 Andre Rieu At Christmas (U) Coffee Club 10.45am
Thu 9 Dying To Divorce (15) 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence 7.00
Fri 10 Spencer (12A) Captioned Screening 7.00
Sat 11 Wee Film Club At Christmas 10.30am
Sat 11 Elf (PG) 3.00
Mon 13 The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao (18) Monday Night Film Club 7.00
Tue 14 Spencer (12A) 5.45
Wed 15 Spencer (12A) 7.30
Thu 16 Spencer (12A) Coffee Club 10.45am
Thu 16 Spencer (12A) 7.00
Fri 17 House Of Gucci (15) 7.00
Sat 18 House Of Gucci (15) 4.30
Sat 18 Sword Art Online: Progressive - Aria Of A Starless Night (12A) (Subtitled Version) 7.30
Sun 19 The Muppets Christmas Carol (U) 1.45
Sun 19 Sword Art Online: Progressive - Aria Of A Starless Night (12A) (Dubbed Version) 7.00
Mon 20 Petite Maman (U) Monday Night Film Club 7.00
Tue 21 Petite Maman (U) 5.45
Wed 22 House Of Gucci (15) 7.00
Thu 23 The Snowman & The Snowman And Snowdog (U) 10.00, 11.30, 2.00
Thu 23 It's A Wonderful Life (U) 6.45
Fri 24 The Snowman & The Snowman And Snowdog (U) 11.00, 12.30, 2.00
Fri 24 Scrooge (U) 3.30
Sat 25 Christmas Day - CLOSED  
Sun 26 Boxing Day - CLOSED  
Tue 28 CLOSED  
Wed 29 Clifford The Big Red Dog (PG) Bring a Baby Screening 10.30am
Thu 30 Clifford The Big Red Dog (PG) 1.45
Thu 30 The Auld Game (N/C 12+) 4.00
Fri 31 Clifford The Big Red Dog (PG) 11.45am
Fri 31 West Side Story (12A) 1.45
     

 

 Wed 1 Dec

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bryan Singer | UK, USA | 2018 | 129m | 12A

Screening to commemorate World AIDS Day Bohemian Rhapsody is the multi-award-winning biopic which follows the life and music career of Freddie Mercury. 

World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.


We’re delighted that members of the LGBT Plus team will be along with information about their services.

 

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 Thu 2 Dec

Dune
Denis Villeneuve | USA, Canada | 2021 | 155m | 12A

Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence, only those who can conquer their own fear will survive.

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 Fri 3 & Wed 8 Dec

Piano To Zanskar
Michal Sulima | UK, India | 2018 | 86m | 12A

Award winning documentary. 65 year old piano tuner Desmond O'Keeffe's journey to transport a hundred year old , 80 Kilo Broadwood and Sons upright piano from Camden Town to a school in a remote area of the Himalayas.

Contains infrequent strong language

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 Sat 4 - Thu 9 Dec

Andre Rieu At Christmas

150m | U

André Rieu is returning to cinemas this December with a brand new concert. 

The King of the Waltz brings you a festive spectacular from his newly created Winter Palace in his hometown of Maastricht. Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season while singing and dancing away to lovely Christmas carols, romantic waltzes and beautiful melodies like Jingle Bells, O Holy Night, Hallelujah, a show-stopping performance of Walking in the Air and many more! Marvel at the magnificent palace decorations including 150 beautiful chandeliers, over 50 Venetian candelabras and huge arched windows revealing a joyous wintery landscape including ice rinks and ice skaters.

Please be aware that there are no trailers before the performance.

Coffee Club on Thu 9 Dec. Enjoy a tea/coffee upstairs at The Jaggy Thistle from 10am included in the ticket price.

 

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 Sat 4 Dec

Howl's Moving Castle

Hauru Miyazaki | Japan | 2004 | 119m | U

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle. This is the Dubbed Version, we will also be screening the Subbed Version on the same day.

Screening as part of BFI Japan 2021 season. 

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 Sun 5 Dec

The Gospel According To Jesus, Queen Of Heaven
Susan Worsfold | Scotland | 2020 | 87m

This unique show combines theatre with storytelling and ritual in a way that, according to one audience member, “leaves everyone feeling blessed”. Celebrated and award-winning, The Gospel has had an incredible journey over the last decade, touring globally and inspiring a Brazilian production at the epicentre of the county’s struggles against bigotry. Filmed in the Augustine United Church in Edinburgh in Dec 2020.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with members of Queen Jesus Productions. 

Hosted by the D&G Queerier as part of their December Film Festival, for info on the festival follow them at facebook.com/DGQueerier/

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 Mon 6 Dec

Tokyo Story
Yasujiro Ozu | Japan | 1953 | 130m | U | In Japanese with English subtitles

BFI Japan 2021

The elderly Shukishi and his wife, Tomi, take the long journey from their small seaside village to visit their adult children in Tokyo. Their elder son, Koichi, a doctor, and their daughter, Shige, a hairdresser, don't have much time to spend with their aged parents, and so it falls to Noriko, the widow of their younger son who was killed in the war, to keep her in-laws company.

Tokyo Story seems to offer a simple, familiar story: an elderly couple visits their married children in the city, where they are treated inhospitably and shunted off to a spa by their offspring who have little time for them. While the plot may sound rather spartan, Ozu's unique treatment of family and tradition make this a profound and moving masterpiece about life, death, and familial relationships.
 

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 7 Dec

The Big Hit / Un Triomphe

Emmanuel Courcol | France | 2020 |106m | N/C 15+

Étienne, an often-out-of-work but endearing actor, runs a theatre workshop in a prison, where he brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage Samuel Beckett’s classic Waiting for Godot. When he is allowed to take the colourful band of convicts on a tour outside the prison, Étienne finally has the chance to thrive. Each date is a new success and a unique relationship grows between this ad hoc group of actors and their director. But soon comes the final performance in Paris. Will their last night together be the biggest hit of them all? An uplifting comedy inspired by true events.

Screening as part of this year's French Film Festival 2021. 

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 Thu 9 Dec

Dying To Divorce
Chloe Fairweather | UK | 2021 | 82m | 15

Filmed over 5 years, this documentary takes viewers into the heart of Turkey's gender-based violence crisis and the recent political events that have severely eroded democratic freedoms. Through intimately shot personal stories, the film gives a unique perspective on the struggle to be an independent woman in modern Turkey.

Screening to highlight 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence, an international campaign that runs from November 25th to December 10th and encourages action and awareness against all forms of violence against women and girls.

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 Fri 10 - Thu 16 Dec

Spencer

Pablo Larrain | Germany, Chile, UK, USA | 2021 |111m | 12A

The Drama in which Diana, Princess of Wales (Kristin Stewart), and the Royal Family gather for the traditional Christmas celebrations at Sandringham in 1991. During the holidays Diana decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.

"Kristen Stewart’s entirely compelling Di has no escape from the dress-up game of monarchy in Pablo Larraín’s unreverential movie." ***** The Guardian

Contains eating disorder references, self-harm, infrequent strong language. 

Coffee Club on Thu 16 Dec. Enjoy a tea/coffee upstairs at The Jaggy Thistle from 10am included in the ticket price.

Fri 10 Dec is a Captioned Screening.

 

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 Sat 11 Dec

Wee Film Club

 

The Wee Film Club runs throughout the year.

 

Come along dressed in pyjamas with your favourite teddy or toy.
 

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 Sat 11 Dec

ELF

Jon Favreau | USA | 2003 |97m | PG

Buddy, a human, is raised amongst elves at the North Pole. When he discovers that he is not an elf, he travels to New York to search for his biological father. Elf is a modern-day Christmas classic (and long-time favourite of the RBCFT projection team!).
There will be no adverts or trailers with this screening.

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 Mon 13 Dec

The Invisible Life Of Euridice Gusmao

Karim Ainouz | Brazil, Germany | 2019 | 139m | 18 | In Potugese and Greek with English subtitles

A Vida Invisível

Kept apart by a terrible lie and a conservative society, two sisters born in Rio de Janeiro make their way through life each believing the other is living out her dreams half a world away.

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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 Fri 17  - Wed 22 Dec

House Of Gucci
Ridley Scott | Canada, USA | 2021 | 158m | 15

Drama, based on true events, telling the story of the family behind the iconic fashion house. When Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel their legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately...murder.

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 Sat 18 & Sun 19 Dec

Sword Art Online: Progressive - Aria Of A Starless Night
Ayako Kawamo | Japan | 2021 | 97m | 12A 

"There's no way to beat this game. The only difference is when and where you die..." One month after Kayaba Akihiko's game of death began, the death toll continues to rise, two thousand players having already lost their lives to the ultra-difficult VRMMO world of Sword Art Online. On the day of the strategy meeting to plan out the first-floor boss battle, Kirito, a solo player who vows to fight alone to get stronger, runs into a rare, high-level female player, Asuna Yuuki. She gracefully dispatches powerful monsters with a single rapier that flashes like a shooting star in the night. Contains moderate fantasy violence.

Sat 18 In Japanese with English subtitles

Sun 19 Dubbed in English

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 Sun 19 Dec

The Muppets Christmas Carol

Brian Henson | USA | 1992 |86m | U

The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets -- Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle -- weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases -- past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness......
There will be no adverts or trailers with this screening.

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 Mon 20 Dec

Petit Maman

Celine Sciamma | France | 2021 | 82m | U | In French with English subtitles

The much-anticipated latest treasure from Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Girlhood), PETITE MAMAN is a sublime modern fairytale about the quiet wonder of mother-daughter relationships. After the death of her beloved grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly meets a mysterious friend in the woods. Together they embark on a fantastical journey of discovery which helps Nelly come to terms with this newfound loss.

Nelly, an 8-year-old girl, has just lost her beloved grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother's childhood home. One day, her mom abruptly leaves, and Nelly meets a girl her age as she's building a tree house in the woods.
"A moving jewel of a film about memory, friendship and kin...what a superb movie " - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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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 Thu 23 & Fri 24 Dec

The Snowman & The Snowman And Snowdog

Dianne Jackson  | UK | 1982 | 27m / Hilary Audus | UK | 2012 | 24m | U

A Double-bill of Raymond Briggs' animated classics

The Snowman weaves a spell of magical enchantment as a young boy's snowman comes to life and escorts him on a magical flying visit to the North Pole.

In 'The Snowman and The Snowdog' a young boy moves into the house in whose backyard the snowman was built. Finding a photograph of the snowman the boy rebuilds him, fashioning a snow dog out of the excess snow. The trio fly off in a plane to meet Santa, who gives the boy a magical dog collar which will make it the happiest Christmas ever for him.

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 Thu 23 Dec

It's A Wonderful Life

Frank Capra | USA | 1946 | 130m | U

It wouldn't be Christmas at the RBCFT without a festive screening of Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life.
After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel second class (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George's wish come true. George starts to realise how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he were never there.
There is a suicide theme involving a central character, but this remains suitable at U for its fantasy angle and the (spoiler) eventual reassuring outcome.

There will be no adverts or trailers with this screening.

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 Fri 24 Dec

Scrooge

Brian Desmond Hurst | USA | 1951 | 86m | U

Join us for a special festive viewing of one of the best adaptations of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol.
Scrooge stars the wonderful Alistair Sim as curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge, the miserly businessman who is visited on Christmas Eve by three spirits who will show him the errors of his ways.

There will be no adverts or trailers with this screening.

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 Wed 29 Dec - Thu 6 Jan

Clifford The Big Red Dog
Walt Becker | UK, USA, Canada | 2021 | 96m | PG

Family film based on the best-selling books.
When Emily Elizabeth meets a magical animal rescuer who gives her a little red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant, 10-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. With her single mother away on business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle set out on an adventure that takes a bite out of the Big Apple.

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 Thu 30 Dec

The Auld Game

Sammy Andie Bennett | UK | 2021 |50m | U

The Auld Game takes audiences on a whirlwind tour of our football history, matching archive film with the explosive sound of Peat & Diesel to explore the people and the teams that make football so special to our wee country. 
The film features infamous clashes with England, iconic Scottish teams, star players and adoring fans over the decades. 

The Auld Game is supported by Film Hub Scotland and Film Hub North, part of the BFI’s FAN Network. With special thanks to Shona Thomson, A Kind Of Seeing, and Grahame Reid, Macrobert Arts Centre.

There will be no adverts or trailers with this screening.

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 Fri 31 Dec

West Side Story
Steven Spielberg | USA | 2021 | 156m | 12A

Inspired by the original 1957 musical, West Side Story brings the classic romance ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to the harsh and gritty streets of Upper West Side, New York. During a tense gang rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, Tony finds himself falling in love with his rival’s sister, Maria. As the turf war between the two gangs grows more violent by the day, their love blossoms and threatens to rip apart the neighbourhood.

Steven Spielberg brings this epic musical to the big screen in spectacular cinematic fashion, including the timeless songs “Maria”, “America”, “Tonight”, “I Feel Pretty”, and the stunning “Somewhere”, to delight all-ages audiences everywhere this New Year. universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence, only those who can conquer their own fear will survive.

Contains moderate violence, discrimination, sexual threat, implied strong language.

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