Films, Ceilidhs, Theatre & Events at the Grassmarket Centre

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EVENT: EAOP Archaeology Family Fun Day – 2nd March 11-3pm

Join the Edinburgh Archaeological Outreach Project for a free day of archaeology open to anyone of all ages!

Following on from the success of last year’s event, we’re excited to provide a day of games and activities like shield making, animal bones, and face painting! Representatives from Archaeology Scotland, the Young Archaeologist’s Club, and the Crannog Center will also be there throughout the day!
The cafe will be open so you can grab something to eat or drink.

Edinburgh Archaeology Outreach Project (EAOP)

Email – eaoproject@gmail.com

Facebook – EAOP

Webpage – edinburgharchaeology.wordpress.com

Twitter – EAOProject

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Film: The Wife (2018)


Dir: Bjorn Runge
15, UK / Swe / US, Drama, 100mins
Mon 4th March, 7:15pm
Either side of International Women’s Day we are screening two new releases with strong female performances and female-focused nar-ratives. At time of writing Glenn Close would seem a shoe-in for an Oscar nomination for her spellbinding work in this stately adaptation by Swedish filmmaker Bjorn Runge (Happy End). Close plays Joan Castleman, the wife of acclaimed novelist Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce) who, as the film opens, has just received news that he has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. In the build-up to receiving this career-capping award the Castleman’s marriage begins to unravel under the pressure of a long kept secret. Also starring Christian Slater.
Grassmarket.org/listings — 0131 225 3626— info@grassmarket.org 11

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Ocean’s 8 – Mon 11th March, 7:15pm (International Women’s Day Screening)

Sandra Bullock leads a stellar female cast in this comedy heist film set in New York. Debbie Ocean (Bullock) is the estranged sister of Danny Ocean, of Steven Soderbergh’s hugely successful Ocean’s Trilogy. In order to pull off the heist of the century, of the high society Met Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, she puts together the perfect all female crew.

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I Went Down (1997) – Monday 18th March, 7:15pm (Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland Screening)

Dir: Paddy Breathnach
15, Ire / UK / US, Comedy / Crime 107mins
Once again we team up with the Edinburgh Festival of Ireland to screen a title from the Emerald Isle for St Patrick’s Day. This under-appreciated comic gem from the mid-nineties is well worth rediscov-ery. Git Hynes (Peter McDonald) is released from prison after serv-ing eight months for breaking and entering. Within 24hrs of his re-lease he will have become embroiled in a whole load of nightmarish-ly comic scenarios, while falling foul of humourless mobster Tom French (Tony Doyle). Paired with an idiot enforcer, called Bunny Kelly (a great early role for Brendan Gleeson), Git has to get to Dub-lin and back with a man Tom really wants to ‘talk to’. Hilarious fun.
Grassmarket.org/listings — 0131 225 3626— info@grassmarket.org 12

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Three Colours Blue (1993) – Monday 25th March, 7:15pm


Dir: Krzysztof Kieslowski
15, Fra / Pol / Switzerland, Dra-ma, 98mins (United Europe Screening)
Julie Vignon (Juliette Binoche) the wife of a composer who has been tasked with creating the anthem for a United Europe, is the sole survivor of a car crash involving said husband and their young children. Initially wracked with grief and guilt, Julie gradually begins to find a deeply personal sense of freedom connected with a secret she has kept for her entire married life. Master filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski died long before he was able to witness his native Po-land accede to the EU, this first film in his final trilogy is an ode to the possibilities of greater European cooperation.

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Night on Earth (1991) – Sunday 31st March, 2:00pm (Daylight Saving Matinee)


Dir: Jim Jarmusch
15, Fra / UK / Ger / US / Jap, Comedy / Drama, 129mins
5 different cabs in 5 different cities. An exquisite cast including: Gena Rowlands, Winona Ryder, Isaach De Bankole, Beatrice Dalle, Roberto Benigni. This is still probably indie maestro Jim Jarmusch’s most ambitious work, and one which communicates directly the intri-cate weave of human relations across space and time.