Shadow of a Doubt
Monday 5th March | 7:30pm
(Alfred Hitchcock, 1943)
Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey
Alfred Hitchcock named this his personal favourite among his own films. In the opening moments, Charlie narrowly escapes an unwelcome call from the cops for reasons that remain mysterious, and sure enough his sister’s family in small-town California receive a telegram announcing he’ll be paying them a surprise visit. His devoted teenage niece, also named Charlie, is delighted to have him back in her life, but soon begins to suspect that all is not what it seems with her beloved uncle…
108 min, cert: PG
The Messenger + Q&A
Monday 12th March | 7:30pm
(Su Rynard, 2017)
An essential film for anyone who cares about the environment and nature, and full of insights and revelations. The Messenger is a visually stunning journey into the beauty and importance of the imperilled songbird and what it will mean to all of us, on both a global and personal level, if we lose them. ‘Humans once believed that birds could carry messages, their presence was meaningful. They have helped predict the change of seasons, the coming of storms and the rise of toxins in the food chain. Once again birds have something to tell us.‘ www.songbirdsos.com
The film will be followed by sharing some reactions to the film and issues it raises including Q & A/ Reflections with our special guest: Karine Polwart . Musician, theatre-maker and writer, Karine Polwart, loves birds and writes about them a lot in her work. From the migratory pink-footed geese which inspired her Royal Lyceum Theatre show Wind Resistance, to songs inspired by wrens, robins and herons, she’s fascinated by the myths, stories and deep personal connections that attach to our feathered neighbours. https://www.karinepolwart.com
89 min, cert: PG
Edinburgh Festival of Ireland presents: FRANK
Monday 19th March | 7:30pm
(Lenny Abrahamson, 2014)
Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Domhnall Gleeson delivers a star-making turn as Jon, an aspiring musician who stumbles upon a man named Frank’s own galaxy of weird, and is soon drawn into his orbit as he joins Frank’s band. Frank wears a huge papier-mâché head at all times, by the way. And he’s got some crazy-sounding ideas. Absurd, tragic, funny, but most importantly deeply human and heartfelt, it’s a story of loyalty and folly, resentment and subterfuge, often in the same breath. Frank, showing as part of the Edinburgh Festival of Ireland, was personally chosen to be shown at the Grassmarket Community Project by the world-renowned author Mark Cousins.
95 min, cert: 15
The Constant Gardener
Monday 26th March | 7:30pm
(Fernando Meirelles, 2005) Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston
When his activist wife is murdered in what appears to be a crime of passion, a British diplomat in Kenya embarks on a quest to reveal the truth behind her death and uncovers a farreaching conspiracy. Based on the classic novel by John Le Carré and featuring great performances from leads Ralph Feinnes and Rachel Weisz, this absorbing and complex mystery is well worth solving.
129 min, cert: 15
Future screenings – more details to follow:
The Island and the Whales Cosmic Cat plus Q & A
Monday 9th April – 7pm
THIS IS FREE SCREENING of critically acclaimed documentary The Island and the Whales
In their remote home in the North Atlantic the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, proud to put local food on the table. The land yields little, so they have always relied on harvesting their seas.
Hunting whales and seabirds kept them alive for generations, and gave them the way of life they love; a life they would pass on to their children. But today they face a grave threat to this tradition.
It is not the controversy surrounding whaling that threatens the Faroese way of life; the danger is coming from the whales themselves.
The Faroese are among the first to feel the affects of our ever more polluted oceans. They have discovered that their beloved whales are toxic, contaminated by the outside world. What once secured their survival now endangers their children and the Faroe Islanders must make a choice between health and tradition.
The Islands and the Whales trailer https://vimeo.com/intrepidcinema/theislandandthewhalestrailer
Follow the film… facebook.com/theislandsandthewhales
“While The Islands and The Whales may be a visually stunning, aurally impressive technical marvel, it is Day’s sensitivity to his amenable subjects and balanced approach that make the film a commendable success. It’s not without reason that the Day took home the Emerging International Filmmaker Award following its World Premiere at Hot Docs. He’s one to watch.”
– Ion Cinema
“Day captures the awesome visual power of the land as sweeping cinematography shows the Faroe Islands shrouded in mist and suspended in time. The film gains impressive access to the community, which proves particularly advantageous for obtaining footage of the whale hunt. The immersive aural tracks let the wind blow and the birds squawk as the film depicts a land worth preserving. The soundtrack affords a sense of being present on the Faroe Islands and right in the thick of the fight.”
– POV Magazine
Monday 16th April – 7pm
The life and death of famous Dutch post-impressionist painter, Vincent van Gogh, becomes the focus of this innovative film.
First shot as a live action film with actors, then hand-painted over frame-by-frame in 65,000 oil-paintings, in the style of the artist himself, this extraordinary mix of performance, animation and painting questions what the medium of cinema can become in the 21st century.
23/04/18 River Blue – which is the first day of Fashion Revolution Week. It will kickstart a programme of FR events in Edinburgh and Glasgow the next day.
30/04/18 Hamlet – Live from the National Theatre
14/05/18 Grand Hotel
21/05/18 One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
28/05/18 The Death of Stalin
04/06/18 Rumble Fish
11/06/18 The Levelling
18/05/18 Midnight Run
25/06/18 Dead Man’s Shoes