Robert Burns Centre
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January 2020 @ RBCFT

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January Films
 
DATE FILM TIME (pm)
Thu 9 Knives Out (12A) *SOLD OUT* (See Sun Jan 19th) 7.00
Fri 10 The Dirty War On The National Health Service (15+) 7.30
Sat 11 EVENT CINEMA: A Winter's Tale (PG) *Limited Availability* 6.45
Sun 12 Whisky Galore (U) Plus whisky tasting *SOLD OUT* 2.00
Mon 13 Luce (15) FILM CLUB 7.00
Tue 14 La Belle Époque (15) 7.30
Wed 15 La Belle Époque (15) 10.45am & 7.30
Thu 16 EVENT CINEMA: Royal Ballet Sleeping Beauty *SOLD OUT* 7.15pm
Fri 17 Harriet (12A) 7.30
Sat 18 Harriet (12A) 7.30
Sun 19 Heimat Is a Space In Time (cet tbc) 2.00
Sun 19 Knives Out (12A) * Extra screening added* 6.30
Mon 20 The Last Black Man In San Franciso (15) FILM CLUB 7.00
Tue 21 Her Century *POSTPONED UNTIL 8 MARCH*  
Tue 21 Knives Out (12A) * To replace above film* 7.30
Wed 22 Harriet (12A) 7.30
Thu 23 Harriet (12A) 7.30
Fri 24 Cats (U) *Limited Availability* 7.30
Sat 25 Calamity Jane (U) Sing-along *Extra added* 2.00
Sat 25 Cats (U) * 4.15pm Just Added* 4.15 & 7.30
Sun 26 Calamity Jane (U) Sing-Along *Limited Availability* 2.00
Sun 26 Cats (U) *Limited Availability at 4.15pm & 6.45pm* 4.15 & 6.45
Mon 27 So Long, My Son (12A) FILM CLUB 6.30
Tue 28 Cats (U) BRING A BABY 10.00am
Tue 28 Cats (U) *Limited Availability* 5.45
Wed 29 Cats (U) *Limited Availability* 2.00
Wed 29 EVENT CINEMA: ROH La Boheme *SOLD OUT* 7.45
Thu 30 Cats (U) COFFEE CLUB *Limited Availability* 10.45am
Thu 30 Cats (U)  * Extra added* 5.15
Thu 30 The Cave (15) 7,30
Fri 31 Little Women (U) *SOLD OUT at 5.30pm* *Extra added at 8.00pm* 5.30 & 8.00pm
Fri 31 The Room (15) *CANCELLED* 8.00
     

Thu 9 Jan

Knives Out
Rian Johnson | USA |130m | 12A |

Fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.
Contains brief bloody images, moderate sex and suicide references, strong language.

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Fri 10 Jan

The Dirty War On The National Health Service
John Pilger | UK | 2019 |120m | 15+

The Dirty War on the NHS is the new documentary from renowned BAFTA and Emmy-winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger.

"This film is a tribute to a unique institution," says Pilger at the start of Dirty War, which is about threatened democracy. Above all, it is a warning. Pilger investigates the dismantling "by stealth" of the National Health Service, "a last bastion of true public service".

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Sat 11 Jan

EVENT CINEMA: Branagh Theatre Live The Winter's Tale
Kenneth Branagh, Rob Ashcroft | UK | 2015 | PG

Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh. Originally broadcast live from London's Garrick Theatre, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan.

King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences. Featuring Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley Fraser (Polixenes), Miranda Raison (Hermione) and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.

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Sun 12 Jan

Whisky Galore Plus Whisky Tasting
Alexander Mackendrick | UK | 1949 |80m | U

Classic 1949 comedy about the Scottish islanders who try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship.

*Please note change to event. Mary Kiely is now unavailable and Martin Rae of Gaidhlig Dumgal will provide an introduction based on Mary's notes and recollections of filming on Barra.

Annandale Distillery will provide a whisky tasting afterward.

Today’s event has been kindly sponsored by Gàidhlig Dumgal.

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Mon 13 Jan

Luce
Julius Onah | USA | 2019 |110m | 15

A married couple (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth)  is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher (Octavia Spencer) threatens his status as an all-star student.

Screening as part of the Monday Night Film Club.
Each film will be introduced by a volunteer and all are welcome to stay on afterwards to discuss the film over complimentary tea and/or coffee.
Buy 10 tickets for the season and receive the last two free of charge.

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Tue 14 & Wed 15 Jan

La Belle Epoque
Nicolas Bedos | France | 2019 |115m | 15 | French with subtitles

Sparkling French comedy-drama in which a disillusioned elderly man seeks to recreate the events of a week in 1974 when he met the great love of his life.

Coffee ClubCoffee Club - 10.45am on Wed 15 Jan

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Thu 16 Jan

EVENT CINEMA: Royal Ballet Sleeping Beauty
Approximate running time: about 3 hours

Royal Ballet Sleeping BeautyScreened Live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.

This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.

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Fri 17 - 23 Jan

Harriet
Kasi Lemmons | USA | 2019 |125m | 12A 

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Contains racism, moderate violence, threat and infrequent strong language.

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Sun 19 Jan

Heimat Is A Space In Time (Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit)
Thomas Heise | Germany Austria | 2019 |218m | Cert tbc 

Heimat Is A Space In Time is a near 4 hour German documentary shot almost entirely in black and white. In this immersive film essay, master documentary filmmaker Thomas Heise dives into four generations of his own family archives to trace the profound cultural and political upheaval of Germany's last century.

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Mon 20 Jan

The Last Black Man In San Fransisco
Joe Talbot | USA | 2019 |121m | 15 

A young black man Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind.

Screening as part of the Monday Night Film Club. Each film will be introduced by a volunteer and all are welcome to stay on afterwards to discuss the film over complimentary tea and/or coffee.

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Tue 21 Jan

Her Century
Curated by Emily Munro | UK | 2019 | 90m including discussion

Glimpse into the work, home life and leisure of Scottish women during the twentieth century.Scotland’s women lived through major social change in the twentieth century, challenging their roles in society and fighting for equality: at work and at home, classroom to croft, girlhood to motherhood. In this programme there are crofters, campaigners, factory workers, psychologists, mothers, pilots and educators.

Discover their stories and hear their voices in ‘Her Century’, a timely collection of archive film curated by the National Library of Scotland and guaranteed to spark debate.  These films are screened together for the first time in a touring program full of contemporary relevance.

Featuring work by professional documentarians such as Sarah Erulkar, Budge Cooper, Jenny Gilbertson and Jenny Brown as well as amateur footage from Grace Williamson.

Our screening will be followed by a panel and audience Q&A – details to follow.

View trailer here

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Sat 25 & Sun 26  Jan

Calamity Jane Sing-Along
David Butler | USA | 1953 |101m | U 

Dust off your Stetson and polish those cowboy boots – Calamity Jane is coming to UK cinemas!
Starring the luminous Doris Day, who sadly passed away in early 2019 at the age of 97, Calamity Jane is one of her best-loved films. Based on the life of real Wild West heroine and gunslinger, this hugely entertaining film won the Academy Award for Best Original Song (‘Secret Love’). The Deadwood stage of wild Dakota is brought to life in glorious Technicolor in this dazzling digital restoration.

Remember to bring your singing voice with you as this film is a singalong version. Whip-crack-away!

Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk.

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Sun 26 - 30 Jan

Cats
Tom Hooper | UK USA | 2019 | 110m | U

Based on the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. From Academy Award winner Tom Hooper, director of Les Misérables and The King's Speech.

Over a single night, a tribe of cats called the Jellicles make what is known as "the Jellicle choice" and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.

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Mon 27 Jan

So Long, My Son (Di jiu tian)
Xiaoshuai Wang | China | 2019 |185m | 12A

Two married couples adjust to the vast social and economic changes taking place in China from the 1980s to the present.
Contains distressing scenes.

Screening as part of the Monday Night Film Club. Each film will be introduced by a volunteer and all are welcome to stay on afterwards to discuss the film over complimentary tea and/or coffee.

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Wed 29 Jan

EVENT CINEMA: ROH La Boheme
Approximate running time: about 2 hours 30 mins

Screened Live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

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Mon 30 Jan

The Cave
Fera Fayyad | Syria Denmark Germany Qatar USA | 2019 |95m | 15

Feras Fayyad’s companion piece to his Oscar-nominated 'Last Men in Aleppo' follows a woman doctor in an underground hospital as she treats victims of the Syrian conflict.

Screening as part of the Monday Night Film Club. Each film will be introduced by a volunteer and all are welcome to stay on afterwards to discuss the film over complimentary tea and/or coffee.

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Fri 31 Jan

Little Women
Greta Gerwig | USA 2019 | 135m | U

Little WomenAmerican coming-of-age period drama - adapted from the Louisa May Alcott novel - which explores the lives of the March sisters in 1860s New England.

Written and directed by Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird).

 

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Fri 31 Jan

The Room
Tommy Wiseau | USA 2003 | 99m | 15

The RoomCelebrate the best ‘worst’ film of all time in a rare big screen outing!

Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny's best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.

The Room is a genuine oddity in the film world. It's truly a masterpiece of bad cinema, it defies description, understanding, logic and everything else that usually goes into a half-decent movie. It's barely coherent yet incredibly compelling. And funny, very , very funny....

"To make a movie that's so bad it's good you need vision, drive, luck and obsessive vanity. Fortuitously, The Room's writer/producer/director/star Tommy Wiseau appears to possess all of these qualities, combined with a total lack of acting talent," The Guardian

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