Robert Burns Centre
FILM THEATRE
  

JUNE 2017 @ RBCFT

Tel: 01387 264808  

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June Films

 

 
DATE FILM TIME (pm)
Thu 1 Their Finest (12A) Limited Availability 7.30
Fri 2 Lady Macbeth (15) 7.30
Sat 3 Wee Film Club (see Learning at RBCFT) 10.30am + 11.30am
Sat 3 Lady Macbeth (15) 7.30
Tue 6 Their Finest (12A) Additional screening 7.30
Wed 7 I, Daniel Blake (15) 7.30
Thu 8 Their Finest (12A) Additional screening 7.30
Fri 9 Student Film Festival  
Sat 10 Student Film Festival Workshop 2.00
Sat 10 Student Film Festival Public Screening 5.30
Sat 10 Student Choice - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (12A) 7.30
Tue 13 Whisky Galore (PG) Limited Availability 5.30
Wed 14 Whisky Galore (PG) SOLD OUT 7.30
Thu 15 Whisky Galore (PG) 10.45am
Thu 15 I Am Not Your Negro (12A) 7.30
Fri 16 + Sat 17 Mindhorn (15) 7.30
Tue 20 Shorts for Wee Ones 10.30am
Tue 20 Going In Style (12A) 5.30
Wed 21 Mindhorn (15) 10.30am
Wed 21 Shorts for Middle Ones 2.00
Wed 21 Going In Style (12A) Limited Availability 7.30
Thu 22 Going In Style (12A) 10.45am
Thu 22 The Happiest Day In the Life Of Olli Maki (12A) 7.30
Fri 23 Akong - A Remarkable Life (U) Limited Availability 7.30
Sat 24 The Hippopotamus plus q&a (15) 6.00
Sat 24 A Silent Voice (12A) 8.15
Tue 27 Another Mother's Son (12A) 5.30
Wed 28 Another Mother's Son (12A) 11.00am + 5.30
Wed 28 Shorts for Wee Ones 2.00
Thu 29 Frantz (12A) 7.30
Fri 30 Get Out (15) 7.30
     

Thu 1, Tue 6 & Thu 8 June

Their Finest
Lone Scherfig | UK | 2016 | 117m | 12A - Contains infrequent strong language, moderate sex, injury detail.

Their Finest1940, London, the Blitz. With the country’s morale at stake, screenwriter Catrin (Gemma Arterton) and a makeshift cast and crew work under fire to make a film to lift the British public’s spirits. Partnered alongside fellow screenwriter, Buckley, and eccentric actor Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), the trio set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation and inspire America to join the war.

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Fri 2 & Sat 3 June

Lady Macbeth
William Oldroyd | UK | 2016 | 89m | 15

Lady MacbethNorthumberland, 1865. Resenting her arranged marriage to older colliery heir Alexander, 17-year-old Katherine (Florence Pugh) embarks upon an affair with stable groom Sebastian (Cosmo Jarvis) and resorts to murder when their romance is discovered.

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Wed 7 June

I, Daniel Blake
Ken Loach | UK | 2016 | 100m | 15

I, Daniel BlakeKen Loach won the 2016 Palme D’Or prize for the second time for ‘I, Daniel Blake’.

Daniel is a middle-aged widower in the North East who can’t work or get benefits after a near-fatal heart attack. He befriends a single mother and her two children and together they attempt to navigate their way through the Kafkaesque bureaucracy of the current day benefits system.

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Student Film Festival - Dumfries, 9 - 10 June

Student Film FestivalFilm students from Dumfries and Galloway College take over the RBC for the very first Dumfries Student Film Festival. The Festival is a showcase for Dumfries and Galloway College’s student film and animation work.

The student work has been judged by a panel of professional filmmakers and animators, the films will be screened and awards presented at the ‘premiere’ on 9 June at 5.30pm.

Sat 10 June - 2 hours

Animation Taster Workshop

Animation Taster Workshop	This is a fun, hands-on taster workshop. You’ll create drawings and use people and models to produce 3 short pieces of animation: a zoetrope filmstrip, a time-lapse animatic and a stop-motion animation using Dragonframe industry-standard software. All animation materials are provided, but bring along your own USB/Hard Drive to take your animation work away.

Limited to 10 places, suitable for ages 12 + and booking is essential. Tickets are £5 each.

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Sat 10 June

Student Films
All films are rated 15+

Student FilmsShow reel of short films made by upcoming animators and film-makers who have studied at D&G College this year. Within the show reel you will see computer generated, rotoscope, drawn and stop-motion animation created to tell a story, convey a message, or develop personal skills. Film-makers have explored both fiction and non-fiction, worked on commercial projects, and sometimes explored special effects.

Tickets are £5/£3.50

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Sat 10 Jun

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
David Yates | USA/UK | 2016 | 132m | 12A - Contains moderate threat.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemFormer Dumfries and Galloway College student Paul Boyd worked as a Visual Effects Artist on ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ and current students have selected the film as the conclusion to their festival.

Written by J.K. Rowling, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ is a visually inventive fantasy adventure, set in 1920s New York, in which a wizard becomes involved in a battle against dark forces that threaten the city.

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Tue 13 - Thu 15 June

Whisky Galore
Giles Mackinnon | UK | 2016 | 98m | PG

Lady MacbethHit Scottish comedy inspired by the 1949 Ealing classic and directed by Glasgow-born Gillies MacKinnon (‘Small Faces’, ‘Hideous Kinky’). Based on the real events of 1941 when the S.S. Politician was shipwrecked in the Outer Hebrides the inhabitants of a Scottish island try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a nearby stranded ship, enraging the British authorities

Coffee Club Coffee Club - 10.45am on Thursday 15 June

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Thu 15 June

I Am Not Your Negro
Raoul Peck | France/USA | 2016 | 93m | 12A - Contains images of real violence, racist and strong language.

Lady MacbethBefore his death in 1987, African-American writer James Baldwin was working on a book a personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends - Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Here, that uncompleted book is revived using Baldwin’s original words and a flood of rich archival material. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America narrated by Samuel L Jackson.

“A staggering achievement. It’s an exhilarating blast of focused fury”, Empire Magazine.

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Fri 16 – Sat 17 + Wed 21 June

Mindhorn
Sean Foley | UK | 2016 | 89m | 15

Akong – A Remarkable LifeA fading actor (Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh fame) redeems himself by reprising his 80s TV role as a renegade detective with a robotic truth-telling eye to help the Isle of Man police force solve a murder case.

 “Julian Barratt co-writes and stars in a terrifically funny send-up of 80s detective shows“, The List

Bring a Baby  Bring a Baby, 10.30pm on Wednesday 21 June

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Tue 20 June 10:30am

Shorts for Wee Ones
45m / Age 3+

Discovery Film FestivalThis magical collection of short films from around the world will delight children age 3+. A colourful introduction to the cinema experience.There’s a little mouse quietly obsessed with cleanliness, a thrilling high-speed chase through the streets of a French port (on tricycles!) and a reindeer faced with endless avalanches that keep burying his little cabin in the woods.

All these short films are in English or are dialogue free, except one where French is spoken.

£2 per child. Accompanying adults/ teachers free.

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Wed 21 June, 2pm

Shorts for Middle Ones
55m / Age 8+

Discovery Film FestivalVariety is once again the key word in this collection of short films for those aged 8 or older, which present some very different aspects of the world in which we live. There is the story of a little boy whose lifelong dream is to live in the sea with his fishy friends; an Australian-Japanese family learn to cope with their differences through ingenious edible artworks; plus we learn why taking selfies whilst visiting a new planet isn’t always a good idea...

Most of these films are dialogue free, however, in one film subtitles are used to assist those of us whose Japanese language skills are minimal.

£2 per child. Accompanying adult/ teachers free.

Please contact the box office on 01387 264808 or email rbcft@dumgal.gov.uk if you would like to arrange a school visit outwith the dates offered.

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Tue 20 - Thu 22 June

Going In Style
Zach Braff | USA | 2017 | 96m | 12A -  Contains infrequent strong language, drug misuse.

Akong – A Remarkable LifeRetirees Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Coffee Club Coffee Club - 10.45am on Thursday 22 June

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Thu 22 June

The Happiest Day In the Life Of Olli Maki (Hymyilevä mies)
Juho Kuosmannen | Finland/Germany/Sweden | 2016 | 92m | 15 - Contains infrequent strong language | Subtitles

Akong – A Remarkable LifeThe true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. Immensely talented and equally modest, Olli’s small town life is transformed when he is swept into national stardom and suddenly regarded as a symbol of his country. There’s only one problem: Olli has just fallen in love.

“The film is a treat, it’s a gentle, shrewd, somehow mysterious love story, based on real life and beautifully photographed in luminous black-and-white”, The Guardian.

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Fri 23 June

Akong – A Remarkable Life
Chico Dall'Inha | UK | 2016 | 100m | Cert U

Akong – A Remarkable LifeDocumentary about the life of Chöje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, four years after his murder in Chengdu, China. The film charts Akong Rinpoche’s escape from Chinese-invaded Tibet in 1959, becoming a refugee, first in India, then in the United Kingdom where he established the Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Eskdalemuir.

Following the screening there will be a talk about the humanitarian works funded by the proceeds of the film.

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Sat 24 June

The Hippopotamus
John Jencks | UK | 2017 | 89m | 15

Akong – A Remarkable LifeBased on the best-selling novel by Stephen Fry, ‘The Hippopotamus’ is a country manor mystery that also serves as a comedy of manners. Ted Wallace (Roger Allam) is lapsed poet, failed drama critic, redundant husband and hard-working drunk. Fired from his newspaper job Ted is summoned to his friend's country manor to investigate a series of unexplained miracles.

Followed by Q&A with the director John Jencks.

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Sat 24 June

A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi)
Naoko Yamada | Japan | 2016 | 130m | 12A - Contains scenes of emotional upset, occasional bloody images.

Akong – A Remarkable LifeAnime adaptation of the popular manga comic. Shoya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shoko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shoya for his lack of compassion. Years later, Shoya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shoko once more. He wants to atone for his sins, but is it already too late…?

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Tue 27 & Wed 28 June

Another Mother's Son
Christopher Menaul | UK | 2017 | 103m | 12A - Contains moderate violence, gruesome images.

Akong – A Remarkable LifeDrama based on the true story about Louisa Gould (Jenny Seagrove) who shelters an escaped Russian prisoner-of-war during the Nazi occupation of Jersey. Striking up a bond with the young man she names Bill, Lou soon treats him as her own and pledges to keep him alive, even if it risks her own life in the process. Facing the prospect of capture and deportation to Germany, Lou plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse to keep Bill safe from harm.

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Wed 28 June 2pm

Shorts for Wee Ones
45m / Age 3+

Discovery Film FestivalThis magical collection of short films from around the world will delight children age 3+. A colourful introduction to the cinema experience.There’s a little mouse quietly obsessed with cleanliness, a thrilling high-speed chase through the streets of a French port (on tricycles!) and a reindeer faced with endless avalanches that keep burying his little cabin in the woods.

All these short films are in English or are dialogue free, except one where French is spoken.

£2 per child. Accompanying adults/ teachers free.

Please contact the box office on 01387 264808 or email rbcft@dumgal.gov.uk if you would like to arrange a school visit outwith the dates offered.

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Thu 29 June

Frantz
François Ozon | France/ Germany | 2016 | 113m | 12A - Contains infrequent moderate violence | Subtitles

Akong – A Remarkable LifeBeautifully crafted period drama set in the aftermath of WWI. In a small German town, Anna mourns her fiancé Frantz who was killed in combat. She finds comfort in the arrival of Frenchman Adrien, but what does she really know about this mystery man?

Largely filmed in gorgeous black and white, this is an impeccably staged tale in which personal tragedies reflect the agonies of a shattered continent struggling to heal the wounds of war.

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Fri 30 June

Get Out
Jordan Peele | USA | 2017 | 104m | 15

Get Out One of the best reviewed films of the year, a brilliantly subversive take on liberal America masquerading as a low budget horror flick. Chris, a young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend's mysterious family estate. At first, he reads the family's overly accommodating behaviour as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

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