Robert Burns Centre

January 2021 @ RBCFT

Tel: 01387 264808  

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January Films
Sun 3 Cinema Paradiso (12A)  (Staff pick) *CANCELLED* 2.00
Wed 6 The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (15) (Staff pick) *CANCELLED* 7.00
Thu 7 Cinema Paradiso (12A)  (Staff pick) *CANCELLED* 7.00
Fri 8 Possessor (18) *CANCELLED* 7.00
Sat 9 Wee Film Club *CANCELLED* 10.30am
Sat 9 Wee Film Club *CANCELLED* 12.00
Sun 10 Before Midnight (15) *CANCELLED* 2.00
Thu 14 Event Cinema: Idiot Prayer - Nick Cave Alone At The Alexandra Palace  (15+) *CANCELLED* 7.00
Tue 26 MLK / FBI (cert tbc) *CANCELLED* 7.00
Wed 27 MLK / FBI (cert tbc) *CANCELLED* 7.00

Sat 9 Jan

Wee Film Club

At 10.30am we present a short film or collection of short films/TV programmes for really wee ones, and at 12.00pm we show a feature film for slightly older children who can sit through 90minutes or more.

Either join the club or come along for one week only to enjoy a family film. Members will be able to request films for screenings.

  • 10.30am we will present the usual short-film or collection of TV programmes for really wee ones.
  • £3 per child (one free adult, £1 for additional adults)
  • 12.00 we will show a feature film for slightly older children who can sit through 90 minutes or more.
    £3 per child (one free adult, £1 for additional adults)

Nothing will be over a PG certificate for the Club!

Join the Wee Film Club:
Sign up at the box office or contact

Please note: no unaccompanied children under the age of 12. Tickets must be bought in advance either online or during films at the RBCFT 01387 264808 or Midsteeple Box Office Tue -Sat 10am to 1pm on 01387 253383

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 Sun 3 & Thu 7 Jan 

Cinema Paradiso
Giuseppe Tornatore | Italy,France | 1988 | 124m | 12A (In Italian with English subtitles)

Original title: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

Alex Murray, our senior projectionist extraordinaire, has chosen Cinema Paradiso as his favourite film and it’s one that every projectionist of a certain age adores (we’re not divulging how old Alex is, but he’s been with the RBCFT from its humble beginnings way back in 1987). Cinema Paradiso is a wonderful Italian drama in which a man looks back on how an apprenticeship with a film projectionist lead to his life-long love of movies. This is a brand new 4K restored version and one not to be missed on the big screen.
12A - contains moderate sex references, nudity, threat, injury detail.

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 Wed 6 Jan 

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
Wes Anderson | USA | 2004 | 119m | 15 ( In English,Icelandic,Filipino, Portuguese, French, Tagalo, German & Italian with English subtitles

In the absence of Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch (much delayed) our film officer and programmer John has gone for one of the director’s earlier films and one not previously shown at the RBCFT. John says, ‘I love Anderson’s style, the composition of his shots, and the skewed sense of humour. The Life Aquatic… is possibly his most under-rated film (and it wasn't very successful either),  it’s the tale of an oceanographer (Bill Murray) who plans to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner. The cast, the music (featuring David Bowie songs performed by a Portuguese singer), the costumes – and hats – are superb.’

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 Fri 8 Jan 

Brandon Cronenberg | Canada/UK | 2020 | 119m | 18 

Cronenberg + Horror  = What's Not To Like!

Possesor is a science fiction psychological horror film written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg (son of David). The film follows an agent (Andrea Riseborough) who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies - ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients. 

“The director’s thrillingly ingenious tale of mind-invasion technology barrels towards the most outrageous final twist imaginable.” **** The Guardian 

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 Sun 10 Jan 2021

Before Midnight
Richard Linklater | USA, Greece | 2013 | 109m | 15

Before Midnight is the third film in the Before trilogy directed by Richard Linklater. We meet Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy) nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Before Midnight is the final part of the Before trilogy, which consists of three films directed by Richard Linklater (Boyhood) starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as lovers Jesse and Céline at three different parts of their lives. Before Sunset is screening on Sun 22 November and Before Sunrise will be shown on Sun 6 December 2020.

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 Thu 14 Jan 2021

Idiot Prayer - Nick Cave Alone At The Alexandra Palace
Nick Cave | UK | 2020 | 120m approx | N/C 15+

Idiot Prayer - Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace sees Nick Cave play his songs at the piano in a rarely seen stripped back form, from early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, right through to the most recent Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album, Ghosteen. The film features tracks including Into My Arms, The Mercy Seat, Higgs Boson Blues and Girl In Amber. Recorded in June 2020 and initially imagined as an online only event, fans will now be able to watch the film in cinemas as an extended cut featuring four unseen performances.
Recorded as the UK slowly emerged from lockdown and conceived as a reaction to the confinement and isolation of the preceding months, Idiot Prayer is a souvenir from a strange and precarious moment in history.

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 Tue 26 & Wed 27 Jan 

Sam Pollard | USA | 2020 | 104m | TBC

MLK/FBI is the first film to uncover the extent of the FBI's surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on newly discovered and declassified files, utilizing a trove of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and unsealed by the National Archives, as well as revelatory restored footage, the documentary explores the government's history of targeting Black activists, and the contested meaning behind some of our most cherished ideals. Featuring interviews with key cultural figures including former FBI Director James Comey and directed by Emmy Award-winner and Oscar-nominee Sam Pollard, MLK/FBI tells this astonishing and tragic story with searing relevance to our current moment.

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