Robert Burns Centre
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March Films

 

 

 

 

 
DATE FILM TIME (pm)
Mon 20 Denial (12A) 7.00
Tue 21 Denial (12A) 7.30
Wed 22 Denial (12A) Limited Availability at 7.30pm 10.45am & 7.30
Thu 23 Denial (12A) 5.30
Thu 23 Manchester By The Sea (15) Additional screening 7.45
Fri 24 WFFS Dan Wright: the making Of Vivere 1.00
Fri 24 WFFS Tribes, Predators And Me 2.00
Fri 24 WFFS Honey Hunters (PG) 4.00
Fri 24 WFFS Folklore Of Birds 7.00
Fri 24 WFFS Nocturnal Tours 8.00
Sat 25 WFFS Disney Bears (U) 10.00am
Sat 25 WFFS India's Wandering Lions (PG) 12.45
Sat 25 WFFS Dumfries Camera Club Walk & Talk - Creatures Of The Nith FREE EVENT 2.00
Sat 25 WFFS Birds Of Dumfries & Galloway 2.45
Sat 25 WFFS Fraser Purdie, Soundtrack Composer 4.00
Sat 25 WFFS David Attenborough's Light On Earth (PG) 5.30
Sat 25 WFFS Racing Extinction (PG) 7.30
Sun 26 WFFS Disney Nature Monkey Kingdom (PG) 10.00am
Sun 26 WFFS David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef (PG) 12.15
Sun 26 WFFS Yasuni Man (PG) 1.30
Sun 26 Lion (PG) SOLD OUT 5.15
Mon 27 Prevenge (15) 7.00
Tue 28 Lion (PG) SOLD OUT 5.30
Tue 28 Lion (PG) Limited Availability 7.45
Wed 29 Lion (PG) SOLD OUT 5.30
Wed 29 I, Daniel Blake (15) SOLD OUT 7.45
Thu 30 Lion (PG) Limited Availability at 10.45, 7.45 now SOLD OUT 10.45am & 7.45
Thu 30 The Eagle Huntress (U) 6.00
Fri 31 Hacksaw Ridge (15) 7.30
     

Sun 5 + Thu 23 March

Manchester By The Sea
Kenneth Lonergan | USA | 2016 | 135m | 15

Manchester By The SeaLee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a janitor for a Boston apartment block. Then one day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother died suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy.

 

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Fri 17 - Thu 23 March

Denial
Mick Jackson | UK/USA | 2016 | 109m | 12A - Contains infrequent strong and racist language

denialBased on the true story of acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz), who fought to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving (Timothy Spall), a renowned denier, sued her for libel.

Film ClubCome join other Movie Enthusiasts at our Film Club - Monday at 7.00pm!

Coffee ClubCoffee Club - 10.45am on Wednesday 22 March

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Fri 24 March

Dan wright: The Making Of Vivere
45 mins

JackieDan Wright talks about the making of Vivere, The Wild Film festival Scotland Home page Video

www.wildfestivalscotland.co.uk

 

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Fri 24 March

Tribes, Predators And Me: Anaconda People Of the Amazon
60mins

JackieGordon Buchanan joins a Waorani tribal family in Ecuador’s Amazon jungle as they search for giant anacondas. The tribe know this remote rainforest and its spectacular wildlife better than anyone else. They teach Gordon their secrets for surviving here, using blow pipes and sharpened sticks to hunt monkeys and wild pigs. But his greatest challenge is to help them catch and release a massive anaconda, an animal of spiritual importance that could hold the key to their future.

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Fri 24  March

The Honey Hunters
Documentary | 76 mins

Jackie

Honey Hunters is a life story of bees and people.  For millions years bees have been laboriously building the natural environment of our planet. These days, they started to die by millions.

In order to get to the bottom of the mysteries of the life and death of bees and show them to the audience, the camera enters a contemporary hive and a traditional wild beehive drilled in the trunk of an old tree.

The film wanders the forests in Poland and Ural, mountains in Nepal and… roofs of Paris and Warsaw.  A programme of wild tree beekeeping reintroduction has been launched in Polish forests that could help.  It his an ancient local tradition.  Maybe reaching for the past, the original model of coexistence of bees and people, for wild tree beekeeping, can help us to save the bees?

After watching Honey Hunters everyone wants to have their own beehive and harvest their own honey!

 

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Fri 24  March

Folklore Of Birds
45 mins

JackieDr David Borthwick reveals the hidden history and folklore surrounding the humble Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis).  A lecturer in Environmental Literature at the University of Glasgow’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies in Dumfries, he will talk about a bird whose presence is ubiquitous in winter along the Solway coast.  He will examine the rich heritage of this winter migrant to Scotland, taking in sources from the 13th century to the present, and will question what we can learn today from such a charismatic goose.

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Fri 24  March

Nocturnal Tours
60 mins

Jackie

You have all seen thermal cameras being used on the BBC’s Winterwatch, Springwatch and Autumnwatch programmes.  Now you have the chance to have a similar experience for yourself.  Keith Kirk’s talk will give you an insight into a Nocturnal Wildlife Tour.  He will share with you some of his amazing wildlife experiences and discoveries NWT have made in the darkness of Dumfries and Galloway.
Keith Kirk is the tour leader/ranger with Nocturnal Wildlife Tours, a tour company based in Castle Douglas that specialises in taking out small groups of people to view wildlife at night, in total darkness, using state of the art thermal and night vision equipment. The Tours are a combination of being out on foot, and from a specialised Land Rover, which is fitted with a roof mounted thermal camera relaying footage to internal viewing screens.
For more about Nocturnal Tours take a look at their website.

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Sat 25 March

Disney Nature Bears
 | 78mins | U

I, Daniel BlakeAn epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting — but risky— as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food — ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run — while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf. Bears captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses — Alaska!

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Sat 25  March

India's Wandering Lions
Documentary | 60mins

I, Daniel BlakeAfter a brush with extinction, the Asiatic Lion is reclaiming its lost lands. But can lions and people truly settle their differences and live together… without conflict?   Lions have come back from the brink of extinction in Gujarat – from a mere 20 in 1963 to over 500 today. However, their success has surpassed the natural capacity of Gir Forest, forcing lions to spill over its borders and seek new homes. At least 150 lions are now wandering outside Gir – some in smaller reserves, others in little patches of unprotected forest surrounded by fields and orchards, and quite a few are surviving entirely in the densely populated farmlands of rural Gujarat, where they are thriving.   However, this isn’t a bad case of lion conflict.   The big cats have found a way to become an integral part of the Gujarati community, evolving a unique conservation model in the 21st century.

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Dumfries Camera Club Walk & Talk - Creatures Of The Nith
Talk & Guided Walk | 120mins

JackieFree Event

Flowing through the heart of Dumfries and past the Robert Burns Centre, the River Nith is the subject of a talk and guided walk by Edmund Fellowes from Dumfries Camera Club. The 30 minute presentation, which will take place in the Robert Burns Centre main auditorium, focuses on the river and some of its problems as well as some of its more visible mammals and birds. The images shown by Edmund will mainly feature wildlife from the Nith and its tributaries. This will be followed at 2.30pm by a guided walk using paved footpaths running alongside the Nith and returning to the RBC at 4pm. Please note the Devorgilla Bridge has 12 steps so wheelchair users and those with mobility issues will be accompanied over The Buccleuch Bridge to then rejoin the party.

Birds Of Dumfries & Galloway
Talk | 60mins

Jackie

A journey from the hills to the coast looking at the wonderful and varied birds to be found in the deep south-west of Scotland through the year with
Andrew Bielinski , Area Reserves Manager for Dumfries & Galloway.

Andrew is a life-long birdwatcher who has worked in wildlife conservation for over 30 years. He’s worked for RSPB Scotland since September 2010 and has had the privilege of managing the reserves team that looks after the amazing nature reserves we have in our region. He has lived in Galloway for 20 years.

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Fraser Purdie, Soundtrack Composer
Talk | 60mins

Jackie

Fraser is a Glasgow based composer who has written music for several natural history documentaries including the multi award winning film, “Attenborough’s Life That Glows”.

He has a strong passion for nature and natural history filmmaking, having composed music for shows broadcast on BBC, Discovery Channel, Channel 4 and PBS. He’s recently finished work on the upcoming Maramedia film “Hotel Armadillo” narrated  by David Attenborough.

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David Attenborough's Light On Earth
Documentary | 60mins

JackieBioluminescence is far more common on Earth than most people realize. To catalogue and describe the number of species that ‘bioluminesce’ would be akin to describing all the species that walk or swim. Trying to cram this huge topic into 50 minutes without alienating the audience with science or just a list of animals requires clever and skilled script writing. The challenge was to create a sense of narrative and developing story while incorporating evolution, current science, new technology and compelling behaviour into one coherent story. The writing team combined a sense of style and structure, which together with their in-depth knowledge of the subject they have crafted a script that brings an understanding to the astonishing images on the screen.

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Racing Extinction
94mins

JackieIn this groundbreaking documentary director Louie Psihoyos and the group behind the Academy Award-winning film The Cove, assemble a team of artists and activists on a new undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, the documentary reveals stunning, never before seen images that truly change the way we see the world. Racing Extinction is the catalyst for a larger, ongoing campaign that unites people to work collectively toward reduction of carbon emissions and the prevention of species extinction.

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Sun 26 March

Disney Nature Monkey Kingdom
81mins

JackieLife is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in Monkey Kingdom, Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities — and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya’s whole family retreats, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to uncover untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.

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Sun 26 March

David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef
Documentary | 50mins

JackieNearly 60 years after his first visit to the Great Barrier Reef, David Attenborough returns to his favourite place in the natural world aboard the Alucia, a research vessel equipped with latest technology. At nearly 90 years old, he’s embarking on a journey which allows him to understand the reef as never before using a variety of innovative technology: satellite time-lapse shows the reef’s constant fluctuations, night vision reveals the previously unseen habits, specialist graphics strip the water from the reef and real science shows us what is still being discovered. However, the Reef is now seriously under threat having lost almost half its coral since his first visit and David is determined to discover how it can be saved.  His quest takes him to the deepest part of the reef in a hi-tech Triton submersible to collect corals that may help scientists better understand about its future.

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Sun 26 March

Yasuni Man
 93mins |

Yasuni Man is a documentary feature about the Yasuni Biosphere of Amazonian Ecuador, the world’s most biodiverse forest, and the Waorani, an indigenous Amazonian tribe plagued by exploitation, deception and murder. It’s a real-life Avatar story: once under siege by missionaries seeking to civilize them, the Waorani now battle industry operatives and their own government in a fight to survive. In 2016, Yasuni now hangs on the edge of collapse. Together with his native friend Otobo, Killackey embarks on a mission traveling over 1,000 miles by boat and aided by a team of scientists, their research supporting the claim that Yasuni is truly mega-diverse. However, as oil companies encroach and colonization, deforestation, illegal logging, illegal bush markets, over-hunting, oil spills, disease and violations of human rights run rampant, the Waorani struggle to assimilate and their forest Eden is destroyed, all for the oil that lies beneath Yasuni.

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Sun 26 - Thu 30  March

Lion
Garth Davis | Australia | 2016 | 118m | PG | Contains Subtitles

JackieAn uplifting and heart-warming true story of one man's search for home. Saroo, a five-year-old Indian boy, gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of miles from home before ending up in an orphanage. Eventually adopted by an Australian couple he finds love and security as he grows up in Hobart. A chance meeting with some fellow Indians 25 year later stirs up long forgotten memories and Saroo sets out to find his lost family.

Coffee ClubCoffee Club - 10.45am on Thursday 30 March

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Mon 27  March

Prevenge
Alice Lowe | UK | 2016 | 15 | 87m

JackieWritten, directed by and starring Alice Lowe (‘Sightseers’) as Ruth, a widow who is seven months pregnant and, believing herself to be guided by her unborn baby, embarks on a homicidal rampage, dispatching anyone who stands in her way.

“‘Prevenge’ is a sharp, dark comedy of pregnancy and serial killing”, Variety.

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Wed 29  March

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

I, Daniel BlakeWinner of this year’s BAFTA award for Outstanding British Film.

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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Thu 30 March

The Eagle Huntress
Otto Bell | UK/Mongolia/USA | 2016| 87m | U

The Eagle HuntressAnother chance to see the award winning documentary about Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Through breath-taking aerial cinematography and intimate vérité footage, the film captures her personal journey while also addressing universal themes like female empowerment, the natural world, coming of age and the onset of modernity.

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Fri 31 Mar – Thu 6 Apr

Hacksaw Ridge
Mel Gibson | USA/Australia | 2016 | 139m | 15 | Contains Subtitles

Hacksaw RidgeTrue story based on World War II Army medic Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon.

Whilst serving as a medic during the Battle of Okinawa Doss became the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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