Robert Burns Centre
FILM THEATRE
  

October 2020 @ RBCFT

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October Films

 

 
DATE FILM TIME (pm)
Fri 2 Tenet (12A) 7.00
Sat 3 Tenet (12A) 7.00
Tue 6 Tenet (12A) 7.00
Wed 7 Tenet (12A) 7.00
Thu 8 Tenet (12A) 7.00
Fri 9 Bill & Ted Face The Music (PG) 7.00
Sat 10 Bill & Ted Face The Music (PG) 7.00
Sun 11 Puppet Animation Scotland Gingerbread Man (Ages 3+) 2.00
Tue 13 The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands (U) 1.45
Wed 14 The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands (U) 1.45
Thu 15 The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands (U) (Extra added at 3.45pm) 1.45 & 3.45
Fri 16 Parasite (15) (Black & White Version) 7.00
Sat 17 100% Wolf (PG) 1.45
Sat 17 BFI London Film Festival 2020 Closing Film Ammonite (15) SOLD OUT 5.30
Sun 18 I Am Greta: special screening plus exclusive Q&A (12A) SOLD OUT 7.00
Tue 20 100% Wolf (PG) 1.45
Wed 21 100% Wolf (PG) 1.45
Wed 21 I Am Greta: special screening plus exclusive Q&A (12A)  Extra added   7.00
Thu 22 100% Wolf (PG) (Extra Added) 1.45
Thu 22 The Painted Bird (18) 7.00
Fri 23 David Attenbourough: A Life On Our Planet (PG) Plus exclusive interview with Michael Palin. 1.45
Fri 23 Akira (15) 7.00
Sat 24 Akira (15) 7.00
Sun 25 Back To The Future (PG) 2.15
Tue 27 Event Cinema: Uncle Vanya (12+) 7.00
Wed 28 Schemers (15) 7.00
Thu 29 Schemers (15) 7.00
Fri 30 The Evil Dead & The Evil Dead 2 (18) 7.30
Sat 31 Young Frankenstein (PG) Halloween at the RBCFT 7.30
     

Fri 2 - Thu 8 Oct

Tenet
Christopher Nolan | UK/USA | 2020 | 150m |12A

The latest film from director Christopher Nolan (Inception, Dunkirk) is a mind-blowing (and mind-boggling) action thriller that follows the Protagonist (John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman) who, armed with only one word – Tenet – and fighting for the survival of the entire world, journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.
Contains moderate violence, threat, domestic abuse, infrequent strong language.

 

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Fri 9 & Sat 10 Oct

Bill & Ted Face The Music
Dean Parisot | USA/Canada/ Italy | 2020 | 91m | PG

Everyone's favourite time-travelling metalheads are back! The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William ‘Bill’ S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore ‘Ted’ Logan (Keanu Reeves). Yet to fulfil their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends — to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe.

 

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Sun 11 Oct

Puppet Animation Scotland Gingerbread Man
ages 3+

Imagine a world made entirely of biscuits: trees, houses and stars in the sky. Into this beautiful world comes a Gingerbread Man, creating havoc wherever he goes. He meets a majestic cow, a stubborn goat and an opportunistic bird. But... can the Gingerbread Man outwit the dastardly Fox?
With a foot-tapping Yummy Chase soundtrack reminiscent of an old movie - and minimal language, this is a tremendously popular story with younger audiences. A visual feast designed for young children and their families.

Ideal for ages 3+; Individual ticket £7, Family ticket £25 (2 adults and 2 children)


Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre
Established in 1987, Clydebuilt is one of Scotland’s leading touring puppet companies, touring extensively throughout the UK and annually performing over 200 shows. For the past twenty years Clydebuilt has presented its productions at the Puppet Animation Festival.

 

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Tue 13 - Thu 15 Oct

The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands
Robert Lence, Aleksey Tsitsilin | Russia | 2018 | 84m | U

Animated family adventure for the October holidays.
A powerful king nearly lost his family due to the Snow Queen's evil deeds. He finds a way to ban all the magic from the world all the possessors of magic powers are now trapped in Mirrorlands. The only one who can stop him and keep the fairy-tale in our world is Gerda, as her own biggest power is not magic but her faith in kindness and friendship. In Gerda's new adventures, she will be helped by trolls, pirates and even the Snow Queen herself.

 

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Fri 16 Oct

Parasite (Black & White Version)
Bong Joon Ho | South Korea | 2019 | 132m | 15

Another chance to see this gripping urban thriller and winner of Best Film at this year’s Academy Awards, this time in a superb black and white version. Parasite finds a family of grifters worming their way into an upper-class family’s perfect world. The Kims are living a marginal life when their son fakes his way into becoming the English tutor for the ultra-wealthy Park family. Soon all four of the family members have roles in their hyper-stylish modern home, having used every dirty trick in the book. But the house hides secrets that are way outside the Kim's scheme.

"This monochrome edition puts the masterful satire in a new light," The Guardian

 

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Sat 17, Tue 20 & Thu 22 Oct

100% Wolf
Alexs Stadermann | Australia/Belgium | 2020 | 96m | PG

Animated family fun. 100% Wolf centres on Freddy Lupin, heir to a proud family line of werewolves. Positive he'll become the most fearsome werewolf ever, Freddy is in for a shock when his first “warfing” goes awry, turning him into a ferocious - poodle..

 

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Sat 17 Oct

BFI London Festival 2020 Closing Film Ammonite
Francis Lee | UK/Australia/USA | 2020 | N/C 15+

Join us for the Closing Film of BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express.


In 1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) works alone on the rugged Southern coastline. With the days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now searches for common fossils to sell to tourists to support herself and her ailing mother. When a wealthy visitor entrusts Mary with the care of his wife Charlotte Murchison (Saoirse Ronan), she cannot afford to turn his offer down. Proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, Mary initially clashes with her unwelcome guest, but despite the distance between their social class and personalities, an intense bond begins to develop, compelling the two women to determine the true nature of their relationship.

 

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Sun 18 Oct

I Am Greta : Special screening plus pre-recorded Q&A
Nathan Grossman | Sweden | 129m | Cert TBC | In English & Swedish with English Subtitles

The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this intimate documentary from Swedish director Nathan Grossman. Starting with her one-person school strike for climate action outside the Swedish Parliament, Grossman follows Greta - a shy schoolgirl
with Asperger’s – in her rise to prominence, and her galvanizing global impact as she sparks school strikes around the world. The film culminates with her astonishing wind powered voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City.

 

Film 99m | Pre-recorded Q&A 30m

 

 

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Thu 22 Oct

The Painted Bird
Václav Marhoul | Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine 2019 | 169m | 18 | In Czech, Russian, German, Latin with English subtitles | In Black and White

Not for the faint of heart The Painted Bird one of the most unsettling and disturbing films ever made. The film follows the journey of a boy, entrusted by his Jewish parents to an elderly foster mother to escape persecution. Following a tragedy, the boy is on his own. Wandering through the desecrated countryside, the boy encounters villagers and soldiers whose own lives have been brutally altered, and who are intent on revisiting this brutality on the boy. When the war ends, the boy has been changed, forever.
Shot in crisp black and white 35mm - Václav Marhoul’s The Painted Bird does far more than simply depict the horror of war. It is an unflinching examination of the very worst of humanity.

 

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Fri 23 Oct

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet
Alastair Fothergill, Jonnie Hughes,Keith Scholey| UK | 2020 | 83m & interview 32m |PG

In his 93 years, Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of the planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. But during his lifetime, Attenborough has also seen first-hand the monumental scale of humanity's impact on nature. Produced by WWF and award-winning wildlife film-makers Silverback Films, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet is a first-hand account of humanity's impact on nature and a message of hope for future generations.

 

After the film, audiences will have the unique chance to watch a very special, exclusive conversation between Sir David Attenborough and Sir Michael Palin. This will only be available in cinemas.

 

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 Fri 23 & Sat 24 Oct

Akira
Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Japan | 1988 | 121m | 15 | In Japanese with English subtitles

Is Akira one of the greatest films ever made? We think so and we're delighted to screen it in a brand new remastered 4K version.

The definitive anime masterpiece! Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post World War III. Kaneda and Tetsuo, two high school drop outs, stumble on a secret government project to develop new weapons – telekinetic humans. Tetsuo learns of the existence of his ‘peer’, Akira, the project’s most powerful subject, and determines to challenge him…
Please note this is the subtitled version.

 

 

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Sun 25 Oct

Back To the Future
Robert Zemeckis| USA | 1985 | 117m |PG

One final treat for you during the October Holidays. In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the '50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson), and must make sure that they fall in love or he'll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.

 

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Tue 27 Oct & Sun 1 Nov

Uncle Vanya
150m | TBC 12+

Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) while away their time on an isolated estate, visited occasionally only by the local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage). However, when Sonya’s father Professor Serebryakov (Roger Allam) suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife Yelena (Rosalind Eleazar), polite facades crumble and long repressed feelings start to emerge. As the conflicted family are forced to confront their despair, loneliness and each other, can the beauty of life help them find new hope?


Following its critically acclaimed opening in London earlier this year, Sonia Friedman Productions’ stunning 5-star production Uncle Vanya, a new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece by Conor McPherson, directed by Ian Rickson, was abruptly halted as the world went into lockdown. Now, as the majority of theatres across the world remain in darkness, Uncle Vanya’s exquisite ensemble overcome the considerable challenges of working in a global pandemic, returning to the Harold Pinter Theatre to film the ‘perfect’ (★★★★★ The Guardian) production, which is currently nominated for four Olivier Awards. Marrying the intimacy of the screen with the electricity of live performance in an exciting new hybrid of film and theatre, this Sonia Friedman Productions/Angelica Films co-production is far more than simply a capture of the play. Full of tumultuous frustration and hidden passions, but brimming with hope and optimism for the future, Uncle Vanya is a must-see event for our times.

 

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Wed 28 & Thu 29 Oct

Schemers
Dave McLean | UK | 2019 | 91m | 15

His football career over, Davie starts promoting gigs in Dundee with two friends, leading to a hugely ambitious Iron Maiden show. Out of his depth and in debt with gangster Fergie, Davie needs to pull off the biggest scheme of his life. Dundee-made film Schemers celebrates the 40th anniversary of an epic Iron Maiden gig organised by three city lads from the council schemes. .

 

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Fri 30 Oct

The Evil Dead & The Evil Dead 2
Sam Raimi | USA | 1981 | 85m & Sam Raimi | USA| 1987 | 84m| 18

Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. Raimi’s seminal horror made a cult icon of Bruce Campbell and turned its director into hot property. Much imitated, but never bettered, The Evil Dead was the birth of an independently spirited, visceral-minded new wave in low budget horror cinema.

 

Evil Dead II: The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack. 

 

Running time: Approx 3 hours | Tickets are only £8 or £4 for Access Cinema.

 

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 Sat 31 Oct

Young Frankenstein
Mel Brooks | USA | 1974 | 103m | PG

Director Mel Brooks’ brilliantly funny parody of the classic Universal horror films of the 1930s is the second Halloween film this year (or third, after the Evil Dead double bill on October 30)
A descendent of the infamous Dr. Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) discovers the means to follow in his grandfather's footsteps. Also starring Marty Feldman as Igor, Cloris Leachman as Frau Blücher and the brain of Hans Delbrück, scientist, and saint.
It's gloriously silly fun (although how much fun laughing is with a mask on remains to be seen..!).

 

 

 

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