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7 Days in Havana 4

The 39 Steps 18

360 5

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry 8

All About Eve 11

The Asphalt Jungle 11

The Assassination of Jesse James... 23

Atonement 22

Beyond Borders: Small Nations in Cinema 24

Big Screen TV 12-13

Blackmail 20

Brave 4

The Cement Garden 23

Come and See... 23

Doctor Who 13

Dr Seuss’ The Lorax 21

Eames: The Architect And The Painter 7

Enduring Love 22

Festival of Spirituality and Peace 25

Filmhouse Cafe Bar 26

Filmhouse Membership & Loyalty Cards 28

Filmhouse Quiz 26

The Forgiveness of Blood 8

Frenzy 20

Friday Night Dinner 12

Funeral Season 25

The Genius of Hitchcock 16-20

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 10

The Giants 5

God Bless America 4

Guelwaar 25

Hansel of Film 13

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 23

How to Train Your Dragon 22

Hunted 13

I Came to Testify 24

I Confess 19

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift 21

Inside Job 22

KinoKlub 20

Kosmos 6

Kulajo: My Heart is Darkened 24

The Lodger 17

The Lost Art of the Film Explainer 20

Loving Miss Hatto 13

Lying and Liars on film 26

The Misfits 10

Monkey Business 11

My Week With Marilyn 11

Niagara 10

No Time to Die 25

North by Northwest 18

Nostalgia for the Light 5

Notorious 17

Our Week With Marilyn 10-11

The Paradine Case 19

Pray the Devil Back to Hell 24

The Prince and the Showgirl 11

The Princess and the Frog 21

Restrepo 24

Sabotage 17

Saboteur 19

Samsara 7

SciScreen 23

Searching for Sugar Man 8

Second Light Storytelling Lab Shorts 26

Secret Agent 17

Shadow Dancer 6

Silent Souls 7

A Simple Life 6

Some Like It Hot 10

Sound of My Voice 9

Spy 20

Stage Fright 18

Stalker 22

To Kill a Mockingbird 9

Topaz 19

Torn Curtain 19

Weans’ World 21

Woman in a Dressing Gown 9

Words & Pictures 22-23

The Wrong Man 19

Young and Innocent 18

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This issue, all screenings of Brave and Shadow

Dancer will have audio description, and the

following screenings will also have subtitles:

Brave – Sun 12 Aug at 1.00pm

Shadow Dancer – Tue 4 Sep at 6.00pm


Screenings for carers and their babies!

Brave – Mon 6 Aug at 11am

The Lodger – Mon 13 Aug at 11am

Searching for Sugar Man – Mon 20 Aug at 11am

To Kill a Mockingbird – Mon 27 Aug at 11am

Samsara – Mon 3 Sep at 11am

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“Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.” – Alfred Hitchcock


I know politicians always struggle with U-turns, or rather they used to – the lady was not for turning, though the present incumbent seems to

have less of a problem with it – but with admittedly less to lose, I’ve never been too proud to change my mind about anything, at least when

the cold hard incontrovertible facts to the contrary are literally staring me in the face. I’m speaking of the 3rd Dimension, as applied to cinema

exhibition. Avid readers of this column (ahem) may recall my scant dismissal of the technology back in June of last year – they may not – but what

has happened in the interim to change my opinion? I saw Pixar’s Brave, that’s what, and I have to say I thought it was marvellous. So much so

we’ve booked it in here for a run and are having 3D installed! I’m not a confirmed fan of 3D per se, but I can see the worth of it when used well

– and Brave uses it exceptionally well. It’s great in 2D too, mind! The all-Scots voice cast, particularly a film-stealing Billy Connolly, are ace, and any

coming-of-age tale about a 16-year-old girl [in an ancient and beautifully rendered Scotland] that easily holds this old cynic’s attention has just

got to be good. As the old board game cliché would have it, it’s very much “For Children of All Ages!”

Other new films in August deserving of special mention... James (Project Nim, Man on Wire) Marsh’s superb Shadow Dancer, a sort of ‘Tinker

Tailor for the Troubles’ starring Andrea Riseborough and Clive Owen as IRA member-turned-MI5-informant and her handler, respectively; the

astonishingly beautiful Samsara is Ron Fricke’s 20-years-later follow up to his stunning ‘documentary’ Baraka and is well worth the wait; and Hong

Kong filmmaker (and subject of a short retrospective here in 2010) Ann Hui’s A Simple Life is as tender and moving a family drama as you’ll find


August sees the launch of our most ambitious retrospective ever (it’s so big we have to spread it over 3 months!) a pretty-close-to-entire

Hitchcock retrospective, which includes a host of restorations and rare, imported prints. This is a massive undertaking for us and didn’t come

cheap, so any support you can give us, by simply coming to see the films, would be hugely appreciated. I’d personally like to thank our friends

at BFI Southbank without whose help we would never be able mount such a season. We mark the 50th anniversary of the untimely death of

movie icon Marilyn Monroe with every film she’s in that we could find a print of in the UK, and we are delighted to be showing the Universal

Studios centenary (of the company, not the film!) restoration of the American Classic To Kill A Mockingbird. And our continued partnerships with

Edinburgh International Book Festival and the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival this year sees us welcoming, among

others, Cressida Cowell, Ian McEwan, Victoria Wood and Steven Moffat to take part in Q&As.

And with as much hubris as I can muster: “Always give the audience what they want, as often as possible.” – Rod White

Rod White, Head of Filmhouse


4 New releases




Fri 3 to Thu 23 Aug

Mark Andrews & Brenda Chapman • USA 2012 • 1h40m

Digital projection • PG – Contains some scary scenes

With the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma

Thompson, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd.

A grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters

and signature Pixar humour. Headstrong Merida (voice of

Kelly Macdonald) a skilled archer and impetuous daughter

of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma

Thompson), defies an age-old custom and inadvertently

unleashes chaos, forcing her to discover the meaning of

true bravery before it’s too late.

A success on every level, and stunningly realised in both

2D and 3D, Brave is a treat from start to finish.

Selected screenings will be in 3D – see grid on pages

14 - 15 for details. For 3D screenings there will be an

extra charge of £2 per ticket.


See page 2 for details.


7 Days in Havana 7 días en La Habana

Fri 3 to Tue 7 Aug

Laurent Cantet, Benicio Del Toro, Julio Medem, Gaspar Noé, Elia

Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabío, Pablo Trapero • France/Spain 2012

2h9m • Digital projection • Spanish with English subtitles

15 – Contains strong language and sex

Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Daniel Brühl, Emir Kusturica, Melissa

Rivera, Elia Suleiman.

Seven directors each take on a single day within one week

in Havana, to tell the city’s stories.

A young American is offered an unconventional tour

of the city by cab driver; a beautiful Cuban singer must

decide between a career in Spain and her boyfriend;

a Palestinian writer assigned to interview a prominent

Cuban figure wanders the streets of Havana as he waits for

his appointment.

Featuring an eclectic cast that includes Josh Hutcherson,

Daniel Brühl and Emir Kusturica, 7 Days in Havana is a

slice of Cuban life that uncovers the diverse strata of this

fascinating city.

God Bless America

Fri 3 to Sun 5 Aug

Bobcat Goldthwait • USA 2011 • 1h45m • Digital projection

15 – Contains strong violence and language, once very strong

Cast: Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr, Mackenzie Brooke Smith,

Melinda Page Hamilton, Rich McDonald.

The perfect black comedy for those who long for a swift

and violent antidote to the idiocy of contemporary media

culture. Divorced, diagnosed with terminal cancer, and

fired from his job, middle-aged Frank (Joel Murray) figures

he has nothing to lose by killing an obnoxious reality-TV

celebrity with an overdeveloped sense of entitlement.

High-school student Roxy (Tara Lynne Barr), who witnesses

and applauds Frank’s deed, is thrilled to join him on a road

trip of cultural serial-killing.

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The Giants Les géants

Mon 6 to Thu 9 Aug

Bouli Lanners • Belgium 2011 • 1h24m • Digital projection •

French with English subtitles • 15 – Contains strong language,

hard and soft drug use and sex

Cast: Zacharie Chasseriaud, Paul Bartel, Marthe Keller, Karim

Leklou, Martin Nissen.

Zak and Seth are moping away the humid Belgian summer

in the countryside until Danny appears, a neighbour their

age. He gives the brothers back their sense of adventure,

drawing them out into the lush green nature that isn’t

quite as hospitable as it seems. No doubt about it: this

summer is going to change their lives.

Bouli Lanners’ latest is a modern, poetic, bittersweet

fairytale about fragile family bonds and pure friendships.


Nostalgia for the Light Nostalgia de la luz

Wed 8 & Thu 9 Aug

Patricio Guzmán • France/Germany/Chile/Spain/USA 2010

1h34m • Digital projection

Spanish and English with English subtitles

12A – Contains images of dead bodies • Documentary

For his new film master director Patricio Guzmán, famed

for his political documentaries (The Battle of Chile, The

Pinochet Case), travels 10,000 feet above sea level to the

driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert, where atop the

mountains astronomers from all over the world gather to

observe the stars. The sky is so translucent that it allows

them to see right to the boundaries of the universe.

The Atacama is also a place where the harsh heat of the

sun keeps human remains intact: those of Pre-Columbian

mummies; 19th century explorers and miners; and the

remains of political prisoners, ‘disappeared’ by the Chilean

army after the military coup of September, 1973.

So while astronomers examine the most distant and oldest

galaxies, at the foot of the mountains, women, surviving

relatives of the disappeared whose bodies were dumped

here, search, even after twenty-five years, for the remains

of their loved ones, to reclaim their families’ histories.

Melding the celestial quest of the astronomers and the

earthly one of the women, Nostalgia for the Light is a

gorgeous, moving, and deeply personal odyssey.


New releases


Fri 10 to Thu 16 Aug

Fernando Meirelles • UK/Austria/France/Brazil 2011 • 1h50m

Digital projection • English, German, Arabic, French, Portuguese

and Russian with English subtitles

15 – Contains strong language and sex

Cast: Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Foster,

Moritz Bleibtreu.

Director Fernando Meirelles (City of God) reunites with his

Constant Gardener star Rachel Weisz, who stars opposite

Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, and Ben Foster in this

uncompromising dramatic thriller fuelled by the notion of

how sexual relationships can transgress social boundaries.

A lonely English businessman (Jude Law) is blackmailed by

a colleague who discovers his plans to meet a prostitute

while travelling abroad. A married woman (Rachel Weisz)

tries to break things off with her younger paramour.

A Brazilian student (Maria Flor) decides to leave her

London-based boyfriend and return to Rio. A recovering

alcoholic (Anthony Hopkins) flies to Phoenix in search

of his long-missing daughter. A paroled sex offender

(Ben Foster) stuck in a Denver airport has his hard-won

composure tested when a beautiful stranger unexpectedly

propositions him.

Linking stories of chance, temptation and unexpected

friendship while travelling through Vienna, Paris, London,

Bratislava, Rio de Janeiro, Denver and Phoenix (and back

again), 360 takes us around the world, surveying the

breadth of human experience at every stop.


6 New releases




Mon 13 to Thu 16 Aug

Reha Erdem • Turkey/Bulgaria 2010 • 2h2m

Digital projection • Turkish with English subtitles

12A – Contains scenes of animal slaughter

Cast: Sermet Yesil, Türkü Turan, Serkan Keskin, Hakan Altuntas,

Akin Anli.

Arriving seemingly on the wind in a nameless border town

just in time to save a drowning child, Kosmos is greeted

with open arms by the villagers, not least the man whose

child he saved, and is declared a miracle worker. An exotic

and eccentric presence among the flat-capped locals, their

benign tolerance of Kosmos’s unpredictable ways and

gnostic pronouncements is tested by his reluctance to fit in.

Set against the backdrop of an unspecified border dispute

and with an elemental setting, director Reha Erdem has

created a stunning and surreal fable that tilts towards the


Matinee Special!

If you’re a Senior Citizen you can now go to a

matinee screening and get either soup of the day

OR a cup of tea or coffee and a traycake for only £6!

Offer runs from Mondays to Thursdays inclusive and

only applies to screenings starting before 5.00pm. Ask

for the Matinee Special deal at the box office and you’ll

receive a voucher which can be exchanged in the café

bar between 1.30pm and 5.00pm that day only. Offer is

subject to availability and only available in person.

A Simple Life Tao jie

Fri 17 to Thu 23 Aug

Ann Hui • Hong Kong 2011 • 1h58m • Digital projection

Cantonese, English and Mandarin with English subtitles • cert tbc

Cast: Andy Lau, Deannie Yip, Hark Tsui, Hailu Qin, Paul Chun.

With perfectly judged performances from Andy Lau

and Deannie Yip, Ann Hui’s moving film looks at the

relationship between a man and his devoted family

servant. Yip plays Ah Tao, who has worked for the Leung

family for 60 years. For the past decade, the only member

of the family left in Hong Kong is Roger, who works in the

film industry. After suffering a stroke, Ah Tao asks to be

admitted to a nursing home, where she becomes part of a

new family made up of colourful characters. All the while,

as roles are reversed, Roger tenderly cares for her as she

enters the final phase of her life.

Based on a true story, A Simple Life delicately traces a

decades-long bond with pathos and humour.

Shadow Dancer

Fri 24 Aug to Thu 13 Sep

James Marsh • UK/Ireland 2012 • 1h42m • Digital projection

15 – Contains strong language and violence

Cast: Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson, Aidan

Gillen, Domhnall Gleeson.

When a young IRA member is forced to turn informant for

MI5, nobody expects the disastrous chain of events that

is about to unfold. Adapted by Tom Bradby from his own

2001 novel, this outstanding thriller from Oscar®-winning

director James Marsh (Man on Wire, Project Nim) boasts

outstanding central performances from Clive Owen and

Andrea Riseborough as the main protagonists caught in

a complex web of political intrigue, set against a deeply

insightful depiction of pre-peace-process Belfast. Think

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy set during the Troubles.


See page 2 for details.



Eames: The Architect And The Painter

Fri 24 to Mon 27 Aug

Jason Cohn & Bill Jersey • USA 2011 • 1h23m • Digital projection

cert tbc

Documentary, narrated by James Franco

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are

widely regarded as America’s most important designers.

Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood

and fibreglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a

mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for

wounded military during World War II, to photography,

interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and

toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant

events in American life – from the development of

modernism, to the rise of the computer age – has been

less widely understood.

Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and The

Painter is the first film since their death dedicated to these

creative geniuses and their work.


Silent Souls Ovsyanki

Mon 27 to Thu 30 Aug

Aleksei Fedorchenko • Russia 2010 • 1h18m

Digital projection • Russian with English subtitles

15 – Contains infrequent strong sex and sex references

Cast: Igor Sergeev, Yuriy Tsurilo, Yuliya Aug, Ivan Tushin, Olga


The rites and rituals of the Merja people – an ethnic

minority of Finno-Urgric extraction originally from the

Volga region of Russia – form the backbone of this lyrical,

sensual and dreamlike film about love and loss. After

his beloved wife Tanja dies, pulp factory boss Miron

calls on his best friend Aist to help him with his final

goodbye. With water as a key element, director Aleksei

Fedorchenko beautifully weaves the myths and traditions

of this vanishing culture into his poetic film. The result is a

melancholy and mystical journey following the complex

and twisting currents of the human heart.


New releases


Fri 31 Aug to Thu 13 Sep

Ron Fricke • USA 2011 • 1h42m • Digital projection • No dialogue

12A – Contains sexual images, dead bodies and factory farming

scenes • Documentary

Samsara reunites director Ron Fricke and producer Mark

Magidson, whose previous films Baraka and Chronos

were acclaimed for combining visual and musical artistry.

Samsara expands on their effort to portray the connections

between humanity and nature in a bold way.

Filmed for over four years and in more than twenty

countries, the film transports us through multiple

cultures to sacred grounds, disaster sites, industrialised

zones and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue

and descriptive text, the filmmakers subvert our

expectations of a documentary. Instead, they encourage

our own interpretations inspired by images and musical

compositions that infuse the ancient with the modern.

Early on, we watch a group of Buddhist monks in Ladakh

perform the painstaking ritual of creating a sand mandala.

Kneeling in a circle, the monks work separately – shaking

coloured grains of sand from small tubes into an intricate

design – and thereby compose a collective work of art.

Other tableaux include the surrealist wreckage of houses

after Hurricane Katrina, the testing of lifelike robots

alongside their human counterparts, group exercises in a

prison, garbage pickers in an endless horizon of trash and

Muslim pilgrims circling around the tomb at Mecca.

For filmgoers who cherished the revelations of Baraka

almost twenty years ago, Samsara proves to be worth the



8 New releases/Maybe you missed



The Forgiveness of Blood

Tue 4 to Thu 6 Sep

Joshua Marston • USA/Albania/Denmark/Italy 2011 • 1h49m

Digital projection • Albanian with English subtitles • cert tbc

Cast: Tristan Halilaj, Refet Abazi, Sindi Lacej, Ilire Vinca Celaj.

Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlin

Film Festival, the powerful second feature from Joshua

Marston (Maria Full of Grace) tells the story of an Albanian

family caught up in a blood feud.

Nik (Tristan Halilaj) is a carefree teenager in a small town,

with a crush on the school beauty and ambitions to start

his own small internet business. His world is suddenly

up-ended when his father becomes entangled in a dispute

that leaves a fellow villager murdered. According to a

centuries-old code of law known as the Kanun, Nik’s family

owes a life in return. Nik finds himself the prime target

and becomes confined to home while his younger sister

Rudina (Sindi Laçej) is forced to leave school and take over

their father’s business.

Marston transports us into a world rarely seen on screen,

where tradition and modernity clash putting young lives

in the balance.


Searching for Sugar Man

Fri 17 to Mon 20 Aug

Malik Bendjelloul • Sweden/UK 2012 • 1h26m • Digital projection

12A – Contains one use of strong language and moderate drug

references • Documentary

Winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance

Film Festival, this engaging documentary follows the

improbable-but-true story of reclusive US soul singersongwriter

Rodriguez, who, in early-’70s Detroit, was

touted as the next big thing. Former Motown boss

Clarence Avant signed him and released two albums,

but despite good reviews, Rodriguez failed to make the

US charts. Further from home, however, his style struck a

chord: in Apartheid-era South Africa he was ‘bigger than

Elvis’. Stories about the elusive singer abounded – he died

onstage, he overdosed – but years later, two dedicated

fans decide to track him down. The story that emerges,

told against the background of Rodriguez’s standout

music, is unbelievably heart-warming.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Tue 28 to Thu 30 Aug

Alison Klayman • USA 2012 • 1h31m • Digital projection

English and Mandarin with English subtitles

15 – Contains strong language • Documentary

At his Beijing studio, internationally heralded conceptual

artist and dissident Ai Weiwei oversees an expert staff

busily executing his ideas ahead of an upcoming show at

Tate Modern; a colony of cats freely roams the grounds

(one, marvels Ai, can even open doors); and a bulky

surveillance camera squats conspicuously atop a nearby

pole – a constant reminder to tenants that the state is

watching. The battle between the Chinese government

and Ai, a savvy devotee of Twitter and online activism,

acquires many forms and shades. Alison Klayman’s camera

captures an impressive range of them in this persuasive

firsthand portrait, which doubles as a rousing snapshot of

the New China.

Maybe you missed/Restored classics



Sound of My Voice

Fri 31 Aug to Mon 3 Sep

Zal Batmanglij • USA 2011 • 1h25m • Digital projection

15 – Contains strong language

Cast: Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius, Brit Marling, Davenia

McFadden, Kandice Stroh.

Writer/actress Brit Marling has emerged in the past year as

the hot new voice in science-fiction filmmaking. Another

Earth, which she co-wrote and starred in, caused a stir, and

now the even better Sound of My Voice, again co-written

by and starring Marling, is prompting some critics to

suggest she is the future of the genre. And that would

seem appropriate, given that her character here purports

to come from the future...

Without spoiling more of Marling and director Zal

Batmanglij’s delicious plot, suffice it to say that a pair of

documentary filmmakers (Christopher Denham and Nicole

Vicius), determined to craft an exposé about a cult, end up

being drawn into it by its charismatic and perhaps sinister

leader (Marling). Gripping drama follows, as compelling

mind games play themselves out and the audience finds

itself as wrong-footed and unsure of the truth as the

intrepid doc makers are.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Fri 24 to Thu 30 Aug

Robert Mulligan • USA 1962 • 2h9m • Digital projection

PG – Contains racist language, mild threat and mild sex


Cast: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, Brock Peters,

Rosemary Murphy.

Beautifully adapted from Harper Lee’s semiautobiographical,

Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of 1960, To

Kill a Mockingbird is a hauntingly nostalgic portrayal of

childhood mischief set in a racially divided Alabama town

in the 1930s.

Gregory Peck plays incorruptible lawyer Atticus Finch,

a widower with two children, 10-year-old Jem and

tomboyish 6-year-old Scout. During the summer, the

kids amuse themselves by rolling each other down the

street in a tire or playing in a treehouse. What occupies

them most, however, is the creaky wooden house where

Boo Radley, allegedly crazy and chained to his bed, lives.

Meanwhile, Atticus agrees to represent a young black man

who is accused of raping a white woman. A number of

people try to pressure him into stepping down from the

case, but his pursuit of justice is unwavering. As the trial

proceeds, Atticus, Jem and especially Scout learn as much

about each other as they do about their own fears and



Woman in a Dressing Gown

Fri 31 Aug to Thu 6 Sep

J Lee Thompson • UK 1957 • 1h34m • Digital projection

PG – Contains mild language and sex references

Cast: Yvonne Mitchell, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Andrew Ray,

Carole Lesley.

A decade before kitchen sink cinema became de rigeur,

Woman in a Dressing Gown existed as a heartbreaking

British melodrama to rival in feeling the women’s pictures

of Douglas Sirk and Nicholas Ray. Intensely claustrophobic,

with an almost oppressive filmmaking dynamic, the film is

a simmering tale of the impact of adultery on the psyche

of three desperate characters in post-war London. As the

eponymous Woman, hanging from a thread while the

dishes pile up around her, Yvonne Mitchell won the Silver

Bear for Best Actress at the 7th Berlin International Film


Made with kinetic brio by director J Lee Thompson, whose

trade in hard-edged dramas such as Yield to the Night

and Ice Cold in Alex led to his later triumph, the brutal

thriller Cape Fear, the film offers an innovative social realist

approach, touching on the era’s raw divisions of class and

echoing the Angry Young Man wave of British theatre at

the time, but with a distinctly feminine edge.


10 Our Week With Marilyn



Our Week

With Marilyn

To mark fifty years since her death

on 5 August 1962, a season of films

featuring (or, in the case of My Week

with Marilyn, about) the most iconic

actress of the 20th century.


Sun 5 Aug at 4.00pm

Henry Hathaway • USA 1953 • 1h29m • 35mm • PG

Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Max

Showalter, Denis O’Dea.

While in Niagara Falls, a honeymooning couple (Jean

Peters and Casey Adams) become unwittingly involved in

the deadly marital tensions of their troubled neighbours,

Rose Loomis (Marilyn Monroe at her most sensual) and her

husband George (Joseph Cotten). This taut melodrama

– best known for starring Monroe in one of her few ‘bad

girl’ roles – benefits from director Henry Hathaway’s strong

use of colour, sharp camera angles, and location shooting.

Some Like It Hot

Sun 5 Aug at 5.50pm

Billy Wilder • USA 1959 • 2h1m • Digital projection • U

Cast: Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, Joe E Brown,

George Raft.

In a story of increasingly wild absurdity, Some Like it Hot

follows the antics of two musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack

Lemmon) who, after witnessing the St Valentine’s Day

Massacre, escape from the Mob by dressing up in drag

and joining an all-girl band. Comic complications aplenty

ensue when Tony Curtis – now a pouting girl – strives to

express his desire for Marilyn Monroe, while Jack Lemmon

– equally high-voiced and simpering – is being pursued

by an amorous Joe E Brown, who has one of the funniest

– and most radical – final punchlines in screen comedy.

Some Like It Hot is one of those rare movies where all the

elements gel all the time. Both Curtis and Lemmon display

a real feeling for sexual ambiguity and full-blown silliness,

while Marilyn provides a suitably contrasting innocence to

the antics of the two rogues.


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Tickets must all be bought at the same time.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Mon 6 Aug at 8.50pm

Howard Hawks • USA 1953 • 1h28m • Digital projection • U

Cast: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid.

Lorelei Lee (Marilyn Monroe) and her friend Dorothy Shaw

(Jane Russell) are a pair of showgirls, Dorothy the sassy one

looking for true love, Lorelei the blonde hoping to marry a

millionaire, with her sights set on Gus Esmond, a wealthy

nerd stuck under his father’s thumb. When Lorelei and

Dorothy take a transatlantic cruise to Paris, an undercover

detective follows to find out if Lorelei is really a golddigging

schemer. Unfortunately, the irrepressible Lorelei

is a born flirt, and soon finds herself in a compromising

position with Sir Francis Beekman (Charles Coburn), owner

of a diamond mine. The girls have to use all their wits to

get out of trouble and still find love and marriage.

The Misfits

Tue 7 Aug at 8.30pm

John Huston • USA 1961 • 2h5m • 35mm • PG

Cast: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma

Ritter, Eli Wallach.

The final completed film of stars Clark Gable and Marilyn

Monroe is an elegy for the death of the Old West from writer

Arthur Miller and director John Huston. Gable stars as Gay

Langland, an aging hand travelling the byways and working

at rodeos with his two comrades, Guido (Eli Wallach) and

young Perce Howland (Montgomery Clift). The three men

come up with a plan to corral some misfit mustangs and

sell them for dog food, but Gay’s new girlfriend Roslyn Taber

(Marilyn Monroe), a high-minded ex-stripper who has just

divorced her husband in Reno, is appalled by the plan.

Our Week With Marilyn



Monkey Business

Wed 8 Aug at 6.15pm

Howard Hawks • USA 1952 • 1h37m • 35mm • U

Cast: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Charles

Coburn, Hugh Marlowe.

Immaculate screwball comedy by its greatest practitioners,

in which Cary Grant plays an absent-minded chemist

in search of a youth drug. The chaos starts when a

mischievous chimp accidentally mixes the magic formula

into the water cooler, whereupon Grant and wife Ginger

Rogers take turns to regress into childhood. Marilyn

Monroe plays Grant’s stereotypically dumb blonde

secretary, and very nearly steals every scene she’s in.

The Asphalt Jungle

Thu 9 Aug at 8.15pm

John Huston • USA 1950 • 1h52m • 35mm

PG – Contains mild violence

Cast: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James

Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, Marilyn Monroe.

A minor classic of film noir and one of the earliest heist

capers, The Asphalt Jungle has spawned countless

imitations, few of which even remotely approach the

intelligence and detail of the original. The familiar tale of a

jewel theft gone wrong is notable for its gritty procedural

detail and an emphasis on the inner lives of the small time

crooks, expertly played by Sterling Hayden and Sam Jaffe.

It also features a brief but star-making appearance by the

young Marilyn Monroe.

My Week With Marilyn

Fri 10 Aug at 6.15pm

Simon Curtis • UK/USA 2011 • 1h39m • Digital projection

15 – Contains strong language

Cast: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi

Dench, Dougray Scott.

Michelle Williams accomplishes the near-impossible

– portraying Marilyn Monroe as an actual person, not just

an easily caricatured icon – in this charming biopic centring

around the production of Laurence Olivier’s film The Prince

and the Showgirl. Based on two memoirs by Colin Clark

(played in the film by Eddie Redmayne), who worked as

an assistant on Olivier’s film, My Week With Marilyn depicts

Monroe’s numerous clashes with her imperious, classically

trained director (played with great relish by Kenneth

Branagh), maddened by his star’s method acting and her

ever-present drama coach, Paula Strasberg (Zoë Wanamaker).

All About Eve

Sat 11 Aug at 3.15pm

Joseph L Mankiewicz • USA 1950 • 2h18m • Digital projection

U – Contains very mild sex references

Cast: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm,

Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe.

Written off as a Hollywood has-been at the age of forty,

Bette Davis made a spectacular comeback the following

year with her Oscar-nominated performance as theatrical

grande dame Margot Channing. Anne Baxter is the

devoted admirer who becomes the fan from hell in a lethal

cocktail of sparkling repartee and backstabbing malice

that is impossible to resist. One of Hollywood’s wittiest

gems with a cast that also includes Marilyn Monroe (as a

graduate of the Copacabana School of the Dramatic Arts!).

The Prince and the Showgirl

Sat 11 Aug at 6.00pm

Laurence Olivier • UK/USA 1957 • 1h57m • 35mm • PG

Cast: Laurence Olivier, Marilyn Monroe, Sybil Thorndike, Richard

Wattis, Jeremy Spenser.

It’s 1911 in London, and flighty American showgirl Elsie

catches the eye of the prince regent of Carpathia, who

is in town for the coronation of George V. Light and

entertaining fare that was made at the peak of the careers

of both its stars; Marilyn Monroe lights up the screen in her

inimitable way and Laurence Olivier, who also directed,

has a lot of fun playing the uptight, Transylvania-accented



12 Big Screen TV


Big Screen TV

The MediaGuardian Edinburgh International

Television Festival Screenings Showcase

Continuing the successful partnership with MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television

Festival, we’re bringing you the best new and exclusive programmes.

MGEITF is the essential annual event for everyone working in television. Shaping the future of the

television and media industries by debating the key issues of today. Engaging, vibrant and fun,

the TV Festival is a sociable experience that celebrates creativity and is committed to developing

new talent. Founded in 1976 and now in its 37th successful year, the Festival is held annually over

the August bank holiday (23 – 25 August 2012) at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Featuring prominent voices from television and beyond, the Festival is packed with over 60

sessions covering the pertinent issues facing the industry from policy to programme making,

alongside plenty of fun session to make sure the weekend is enjoyable and informative.

For the full 2012 programme visit www.mgeitf.co.uk

MGEITF is grateful to the BBC, Channel 4, Sky Atlantic HD for permission to screen these

programmes ahead of transmission.

As we went to print more speakers were still to be confirmed – check

www.filmhousecinema.com for programme updates.

The Screenings Showcase has been produced by Fraser Robinson, Development Consultant,

and Liz Swift, Editorial Producer, MGEITF.

Tickets for all Big Screen TV events will go on sale at 12 noon on Wednesday

1 August. We would advise booking in order to avoid disappointment!

Friday Night Dinner

Thu 23 Aug at 3.00pm – Tickets £6/£4

UK 2012 • 30m • Digibeta • 15

Cast: Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, Paul Ritter, Tom Rosenthal, Mark


A truly original series about growing up but not growing

away. Each episode takes place over the course of a Friday

night, as twenty-something brothers Adam and Jonny go

round to their parents’ house for Friday night dinner.

In the new series, Adam goes on a date with a girl who

smells like Mum, Jonny starts going out with an older

woman, Mum is forced out of the house by a mouse, Dad

starts drying fish in the downstairs cupboard, Grandma has

an affair with a married man, and we meet Dad’s mother

- ‘Horrible Grandma’.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer and

producer Robert Popper and surprise cast members,

chaired by broadcaster Andrew Collins.


Buy any three (or more) tickets for films in this season

and get 15% off

These offers are available online, in person and on the

phone, on both full price and concession price tickets.

Tickets must all be bought at the same time.

Big Screen TV/Hansel of Film


Loving Miss Hatto

Fri 24 Aug at 12.00pm – Tickets £6/£4

Aisling Walsh • UK 2012 • 1h30m • Digibeta • PG

Cast: Francesca Annis, Alfred Molina, Rory Kinnear, Maimie

McCoy, Ned Dennehy.

The world premiere of Loving Miss Hatto, a single drama

for BBC One written by Victoria Wood and starring

Francesca Annis, Alfred Molina, Rory Kinnear and Maimie


The film charts the incredible story of concert pianist

Joyce Hatto, a promising young talent with a burgeoning

concert career in the ‘50s and ‘60s, managed by her

husband William Barrington-Coupe. In the mid ‘70s,

Hatto disappeared from public view for almost 30 years

until a series of recordings emerged to an enthusiastic

critical reception from pianophiles, with word quickly

spreading to the musical establishment – a world which

had previously dismissed her abilities but which now

joined in the rush to praise ‘the greatest living pianist that

almost no one has ever heard of’. However, within six

months of Joyce’s death in 2006, these same recordings

made headlines around the world once again as their

authenticity was called into question.

Loving Miss Hatto examines Joyce’s relationship with her

husband ‘Barrie’ and the controversial recordings that

made her famous late in life.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Victoria

Wood on her extensive research and inspiration for the



Fri 24 Aug at 3.00pm – Tickets £6/£4

S J Clarkson • UK 2012 • 1h • Digibeta • PG

Cast: Melissa George, Adam Rayner, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje,

Stephen Dillane, Morven Christie.

Written and created by the award-winning American

television writer and producer Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files,

Spooks, Life on Mars), Hunted is an original eightpart

suspense thriller set in the world of international


This screening will be followed a Q&A with writer and

producer Frank Spotnitz and Jane Featherstone, Creative

Director of Kudos Film & Television. It will be chaired by

broadcaster Andrew Collins.

Doctor Who – Tickets £6/£4

Sat 25 Aug at 10.00am

UK 2012 • 45m • Digibeta • PG

Cast: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill.

The Doctor’s back! He’s joined by his trusted companions,

the Ponds, and the three find themselves in an extremely

precarious situation, where they come face to face with

the Doctor’s oldest and most dangerous enemy… the


Catch the exclusive Scottish premiere of the explosive new


This screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer

Steven Moffat.


Hansel of Film

From Shetland to Southampton (and back)

Sun 12 Aug at 3.30pm

1h30m • PG

‘A hansel’ is a Shetland word meaning ‘a gift given to

commemorate an inaugural occasion, the launching of a

new boat, birth of a child, a new home, a new enterprise’.

Shetland Arts invites you to join us for a cinematic

journey like no other – a relay race of films made by you,

the public, but shown on big screens from Shetland to

Southampton as part of the London 2012 Olympic Games

celebrations. We will be screening an hour and a half of

short films including those made by Shetlanders and by

filmmakers from the Edinburgh area. The films will have

travelled around the UK, with relay ‘runners’ carrying them

between venues, so come and help us welcome the

runner (none other than Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!), watch

the films and join us for a cup of tea afterwards where we

can get to meet you and talk about what we’ve seen.

This is a free event but booking is definitely advised, by

phoning the box office on 0131 228 2688.


14 FILMHOUSE PROGRAMME 3 August - 6 September 2012 BOX OFFICE 0131 228 2688


Fri 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 1.00/6.00

3 1 Brave (AD) 3.40/8.40

Aug 2 Brave (AD) 1.15

2 7 Days in Havana 3.30/6.15

2 God Bless America 8.55

3 God Bless America 1.10

3 Lying and Liars on Film 6.10 (£5)

3 7 Days in Havana 8.30

Sat 1 The Princess and the Frog (WW) 1.00

4 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 3.20/8.20

Aug 1 Brave (AD) 6.00

2 Brave (AD) 1.15

2 God Bless America 3.30

2 7 Days in Havana 5.45/8.30

3 7 Days in Havana 1.10/3.50

3 God Bless America 6.35/8.55

Sun 1 The Princess and the Frog (WW) 11.00am

5 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 1.00/8.20

Aug 1 Brave (AD) 3.40/6.00

2 Brave (AD) 1.15

2 God Bless America 3.30

2 Some Like It Hot (MM) 5.50

2 7 Days in Havana 8.30

3 7 Days in Havana 1.10

3 Niagara (MM) 4.00

3 God Bless America 6.10/8.45

Mon 1 Brave (B) 11am (babies & carers)

6 1 Brave (AD) 3.40/8.40

Aug 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 1.10/6.00

2 The Giants 2.30

2 The Hitchhiker’s Guide... + short 5.45 + intro/disc.

2 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (MM) 8.50

3 7 Days in Havana 2.45/8.30

3 The Giants 6.15

Tue 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 1.00/6.00

7 1 Brave (AD) 3.40/8.40

Aug 2 7 Days in Havana 2.30

2 The Giants 6.10

2 Stalker (WP) 8.10

3 The Giants 2.45

3 7 Days in Havana 5.45

3 The Misfits (MM) 8.30

Wed 1 Brave (AD) 1.00/6.00

8 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 3.20/8.20

Aug 2 Nostalgia for the Light 2.30

2 The Giants 6.10

2 Stalker (WP) 8.10

3 The Giants 2.45

3 Monkey Business (MM) 6.15

3 Nostalgia for the Light 8.30

Thu 1 Brave (AD) 1.00/6.00

9 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 3.20/8.20

Aug 2 Nostalgia for the Light 2.30/8.45

2 Spy 6.10

3 The Giants 2.45/6.15

3 The Asphalt Jungle (MM) 8.15

Fri 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 1.00/6.00

10 1 Brave (AD) 3.40/8.40

Aug 2 Brave (AD) 1.20

2 360 3.30/8.20

2 No Time to Die (SP) 6.00

3 The Lodger (H) 1.30/3.40/8.30

3 My Week With Marilyn (MM) 6.15

Sat 1 Brave (AD) 1.00/6.00

11 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 3.20/8.20

Aug 2 Second Light Storytelling Lab 2.00 (FREE)

2 360 3.30

2 The Prince & the Showgirl (MM) 6.00

2 Guelwaar (SP) 8.30

3 The Lodger (H) 1.10/8.45

3 All About Eve (MM) 3.15

3 360 6.15

Sun 1 Brave (AD) + (S) 1.00 (subtitled)

12 1 Brave (AD) 6.00

Aug 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 3.20/8.20

2 360 1.10/8.45

2 Hansel of Film 3.30 (FREE)

2 The Funeral Season + short (SP) 5.45

3 The Lodger (H) 1.30/3.40/6.15/8.30

Mon 1 The Lodger (H) (B) 11am (babies & carers)

13 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 1.00/6.00

Aug 1 Brave (AD) 3.40/8.40

2 How to Train Your Dragon (WP) 2.45 + Q&A

2 Inside Job (WP) 6.00 + Q&A

2 360 8.50

3 The Lodger (H) 2.30/8.55

3 Kosmos 6.15

Tue 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 1.00/6.00

14 1 Brave (AD) 3.40/8.40

Aug 2 360 2.45/6.10/8.45

3 The Lodger (H) 2.30/8.55

3 Kosmos 6.15


(AD) – Audio Description (see page 2)

(B) – Carer & baby screening (see page 2)

(S) – Subtitled (see page 2)

All screenings in 2D unless marked [3D]


(BB) – Beyond Borders (page 24)

(H) – The Genius of Hitchcock (pages 16-20)

(MM) – Our Week With Marilyn (pages 10-11)

(SP) – Festival of Spirituality & Peace (page 25)

(TV) – Big Screen TV (pages 12-13)

(WP) – Words & Pictures (pages 22-23)

(WW) – Weans’ World (page 21)

Wed 1 Brave (AD) 1.00/6.00

15 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 3.20/8.20

Aug 2 360 2.45/6.10/8.45

3 The Lodger (H) 2.30/6.15

3 Kosmos 8.20

Thu 1 Brave (AD) 1.00/6.00

16 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 3.20/8.20

Aug 2 360 2.45/6.10/8.45

3 The Lodger (H) 2.30/6.15

3 Kosmos 8.20

Fri 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 1.00/6.00

17 1 Brave (AD) 3.40/8.40

Aug 2 Notorious (H) 1.30/8.30

2 A Simple Life 3.50

2 Sabotage (H) 6.30

3 A Simple Life 1.20/6.10

3 Searching for Sugar Man 4.00/8.45

Sat 1 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (WW) 1.00

18 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 3.20/8.20

Aug 1 Brave (AD) 6.00

2 Brave (AD) 1.30

2 A Simple Life 3.50

2 Secret Agent (H) 6.30

2 Notorious (H) 8.30

3 A Simple Life 1.20/6.10

3 Searching for Sugar Man 4.00/8.45

Sun 1 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (WW) 11.00am

19 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 1.00/8.20

Aug 1 The Lost Art of the Film Explainer 4.00

1 Brave (AD) 6.00

2 Notorious (H) 1.30/8.30

2 Brave (AD) 3.45

2 Young and Innocent (H) 6.30

3 A Simple Life 1.20/6.10

3 Searching for Sugar Man 4.00/8.45

Mon 1 Searching for Sugar Man (B) 11am (babies & carers)

20 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 1.00/6.00

Aug 1 Brave (AD) 3.40

1 The Assassination of Jesse James... 8.20

2 A Simple Life 2.30

2 Enduring Love (WP) 6.15

2 Brave (AD) 8.40

3 Searching for Sugar Man 2.45/6.30

3 A Simple Life 8.30

Tue 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 1.00/6.00

21 1 Brave (AD) 3.40/8.40

Aug 2 Brave (AD) 2.30

2 I Came to Testify (BB) 7.00 + Q&A

2 Pray the Devil Back to Hell (BB) 8.45 + Q&A

3 A Simple Life 2.45/8.30

3 Sabotage (H) 6.30

Wed 1 Brave (AD) 1.00/6.00

22 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 3.20/8.20

Aug 2 Brave (AD) 2.30

2 Kulajo... (BB) 6.30 + Q&A

2 Atonement (WP) 8.40

3 A Simple Life 2.45/8.30

3 Stage Fright (H) 6.00



Thu 1 Friday Night Dinner (TV) 3.00 + Q&A (£6/£4)

23 1 The Cement Garden (WP) 6.00 + Q&A

Aug 1 Brave [3D] (AD) 8.55

2 Brave (AD) 2.30

2 Restrepo (BB) 9.00

3 A Simple Life 2.45/6.15

3 Young and Innocent (H) 8.50

Fri 1 Loving Miss Hatto (TV) 12pm + Q&A (£6/£4)

24 1 Hunted (TV) 3.00 + Q&A (£6/£4)

Aug 1 Shadow Dancer (AD) 6.00/8.20

2 Shadow Dancer (AD) 1.10

2 The 39 Steps (H) 3.30

2 To Kill a Mockingbird 5.45

2 North by Northwest (H) 8.30

3 North by Northwest (H) 1.15

3 To Kill a Mockingbird 4.05

3 The 39 Steps (H) 6.50

3 Eames: The Architect... 8.50

Sat 1 Doctor Who (TV) 10am + Q&A (£6/£4)

25 1 Shadow Dancer (AD) 1.00/3.30/6.00/8.20

Aug 2 Eames: The Architect... 1.10

2 The 39 Steps (H) 3.30

2 To Kill a Mockingbird 5.45

2 North by Northwest (H) 8.30

3 North by Northwest (H) 1.15

3 To Kill a Mockingbird 4.05

3 The 39 Steps (H) 6.50

3 Eames: The Architect... 8.50

Sun 1 Shadow Dancer (AD) 1.00/6.00

26 1 To Kill a Mockingbird 3.15

Aug 1 North by Northwest (H) 8.20

2 North by Northwest (H) 1.10

2 Shadow Dancer (AD) 4.00/8.45

2 Secret Agent (H) 6.45

3 Eames: The Architect... 1.15/8.50

3 North by Northwest (H) 3.15

3 To Kill a Mockingbird 6.10

Mon 1 To Kill a Mockingbird (B) 11am (babies & carers)

27 1 Shadow Dancer (AD) 2.30/6.00

Aug 1 North by Northwest (H) 8.20

2 To Kill a Mockingbird 3.10/6.00

2 Shadow Dancer (AD) 8.45

3 North by Northwest (H) 3.15

3 Silent Souls 6.15

3 Eames: The Architect... 8.15

Tue 1 Shadow Dancer (AD) 2.30/6.00

28 1 To Kill a Mockingbird 8.20

Aug 2 To Kill a Mockingbird 3.10

2 North by Northwest (H) 6.00

2 Shadow Dancer (AD) 8.50

3 Silent Souls 3.30/6.15

3 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry 8.15

Wed 1 Shadow Dancer (AD) 2.30/6.00/8.20

29 2 To Kill a Mockingbird 3.10/6.00

Aug 2 The Wrong Man (H) 8.45

3 Silent Souls 3.30/8.30

3 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry 6.15

Thu 1 Shadow Dancer (AD) 2.30/6.00/8.20

30 2 To Kill a Mockingbird 3.10/6.00

Aug 2 Stage Fright (H) 8.45

3 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry 3.30/6.15

3 Silent Souls 8.30

Fri 1 Samsara 1.00/3.30/6.00

31 1 Shadow Dancer (AD) 8.30

Aug 2 Shadow Dancer (AD) 1.20/3.40/6.15

2 Samsara 8.35

3 Woman in a Dressing Gown 1.30

3 Sound of My Voice 3.45/8.45

3 The Paradine Case (H) 6.10

Sat 1 Dr Seuss’ The Lorax (WW) 1.00

1 1 Samsara 3.30/6.00

Sep 1 Shadow Dancer (AD) 8.30

2 Shadow Dancer (AD) 1.20/3.40/6.15

2 Samsara 8.35

3 Woman in a Dressing Gown 1.30

3 Sound of My Voice 3.45/8.45

3 Torn Curtain (H) 5.45

Sun 1 Dr Seuss’ The Lorax (WW) 11.00am

2 1 Samsara 1.00/3.30/6.00

Sep 1 Shadow Dancer (AD) 8.30

2 Shadow Dancer (AD) 1.20/3.40/6.15

2 Samsara 8.35

3 Woman in a Dressing Gown 1.30

3 Sound of My Voice 3.45/8.15

3 The Wrong Man (H) 5.45

Mon 1 Samsara (B) 11am (babies & carers)

3 1 Samsara 2.30/8.30

Sep 1 Shadow Dancer (AD) 6.00

2 Shadow Dancer (AD) 3.30/8.25

2 Sound of My Voice 6.15

3 Woman in a Dressing Gown 3.15

3 I Confess (H) 6.10

3 Sound of My Voice 8.15

Tue 1 Samsara 2.30/8.30

4 1 Shadow Dancer (AD) + (S) 6.00 (subtitled)

Sep 2 Shadow Dancer (AD) 3.30/8.25

2 Woman in a Dressing Gown 6.15

3 The Forgiveness of Blood 3.15/8.45

3 Torn Curtain (H) 6.00

Wed 1 Samsara 2.30/6.00

5 1 Shadow Dancer (AD) 8.30

Sep 2 Shadow Dancer (AD) 3.30/6.00

2 Woman in a Dressing Gown 8.25

3 The Forgiveness of Blood 3.15/5.50

3 Topaz (H) 8.15

Thu 1 Samsara 2.30/6.00

6 1 Shadow Dancer (AD) 8.30

Sep 2 Shadow Dancer (AD) 3.30/6.00

2 Woman in a Dressing Gown 8.25

3 The Forgiveness of Blood 3.15/8.20

3 I Confess (H) 6.10


MATINEES (Shows starting prior to 5pm)

Mon - Thu: £5.60 full price, £3.60 concessions

Friday Bargain Matinees: £4.20/£2.60 concessions

Sat - Sun: £7.50 full price, £5.50 concessions

EVENING SCREENINGS (Starting 5pm and later)

£7.50 full price, £5.50 concessions

All tickets to Weans’ World screenings (marked WW

on grid) are £2.50. Tickets for children under 12 are

£2.50 for any screening.

For screenings in 3D add £2 to ticket price.

Filmhouse Members get £1.50 off every ticket

(excludes Friday matinees and Weans’ World)

Concessions available for: children (under 15); students

(with valid matriculation card); school pupils (15-18 years);

Young Scot cardholders; senior citizens; people with

disability or invalidity status (carers go free); claimants

(Jobseekers Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Housing

Benefit); NHS employees (with proof of employment).

We participate in the Orange Wednesdays 2 for 1 scheme.

There are usually ticket deals available on film seasons.

All performances are bookable in advance, in person,

online at www.filmhousecinema.com or by phone on 0131

228 2688. We do not charge a fee for bookings made by

telephone or on the website. Tickets may also be reserved

without payment, in which case they must be collected no

later than 30 minutes before the performance starts.

Tickets cannot be exchanged nor money refunded

except in the event of a cancellation of a performance.

Screenings are subject to change, but only in extraordinary


All seats are unreserved. If you require seats together

please arrive in plenty of time. Cinemas will be open

15 minutes before the start of each screening. The

management reserves the right of admission and will not

admit latecomers. Children under the age of 12 must be

accompanied by an adult.

Double bills are shown in the same order as indicated on

these pages. Intervals in double bills last 10 minutes.

BOX OFFICE: 0131 228 2688 (10am-9pm daily)

PROGRAMME INFO: 0131 228 2689

BOOK ONLINE: www.filmhousecinema.com


16 New releases


The Genius of Hitchcock



The Genius of


One of the world’s greatest directors, Alfred

Hitchcock excelled in a variety of genres

during his early British career, before moving

to Hollywood in 1939. It was here he became

known as the ‘Master of Suspense’, producing

some of the most analysed works in the

history of cinema.

See next month’s programme for more Hitch!

We would like to thank Julie Pearce and her

team at BFI Southbank for their invaluable

help with this season.

The Lodger


Fri 10 to Thu 16 Aug


Alfred Hitchcock • UK 1926 • 1h32m

Digital projection • Silent PG – Contains mild threat

Cast: Ivor Novello, June, Malcolm Keen, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney.

Now painstakingly restored and boasting a new score

by Nitin Sawhney, this classic ‘tale of the London fog’ has

long been recognised, not least by its director, as ‘the first

true Hitchcock movie’. After a remarkably dynamic first 15

minutes beginning with a blonde’s murder and charting

the responses of police, press and public, the story proper

starts with the emergence from the fetid city fog of a

mysterious stranger (Ivor Novello) keen to rent a room in

the home of golden-haired fashion model Daisy. Despite

her detective boyfriend’s objections, Daisy takes to the

handsome newcomer, to the consternation of her mother

who’s troubled by her tenant’s nocturnal outings…



Fri 17 to Sun 19 Aug


Alfred Hitchcock • USA 2008 • 1h42m

Digital projection • U – Contains mild sex references and threat

Cast: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern.

A US agent (Cary Grant) plies his charm on an executed

traitor’s tormented, alcoholic daughter (Ingrid Bergman)

until she makes up to a German friend and admirer

(Claude Rains) suspected of consorting with Nazis in Brazil.

Undercover work, starting with guilt, desire and idealism,

proceeds to betrayal, (partly self-)loathing and still murkier

emotions. A dark love story which rivals, in terms of its

bitter overtones, even the later Vertigo.



Fri 17 Aug at 6.30pm &


Tue 21 Aug at 6.30pm

Alfred Hitchcock • UK 1936 • 1h16m • 35mm • PG

Cast: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, Desmond Tester, John Loder,

Joyce Barbour.

Arguably Hitchcock’s greatest London movie, this

adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s ‘The Secret Agent’ centres

on the young American wife of an Eastern European

funding his ailing cinema by helping a group of terrorists;

his kindness to her teenage brother means she’s reluctant

to believe the insinuations of a detective passing

himself off as a greengrocer’s assistant next door. Various

landmarks are imaginatively used, but it’s the colourful,

witty account of the capital’s vibrant working-class life that

makes the threat to it feel so urgent.

Secret Agent

Sat 18 at 6.30pm &

Sun 26 Aug at 6.45pm

Alfred Hitchcock • UK 1936 • 1h29m • 35mm • U



Cast: John Gielgud, Madeleine Carroll, Peter Lorre, Robert Young.

Even a hardened spy might feel pangs of guilt, or so

suggests this loose adaptation of two ‘Ashenden’ stories

by Somerset Maugham. The cost of deadly patriotic

subterfuge is made clear in the tensions arising between

three agents (John Gielgud, Madeleine Carroll and Peter

Lorre) sent to identify and kill an enemy operative in the

Swiss Alps – a (studio-concocted) milieu ideal for a series

of imaginative set-pieces. A film where nothing is as it

appears, and where hearing counts for as much as seeing.



18 The Genius of Hitchcock (continued)



To help you find your way through this

Hitchcock retrospective, we’ve split the films

into categories:


Follow the director’s progress from Leytonstone

and London’s film studios, around the sceptered

isle of his imagination.


Immerse yourself in Hitchcock’s complex moral

universe, where guilt and innocence aren’t always

what they seem.


Unlock the codes, puzzles and secrets within

Hitchcock’s spy films.


Hitch a ride on a plane, a train, or an automobile:

on the run with Hitchcock’s heroes.

More to come in the next programme!


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Young and Innocent


Sun 19 Aug at 6.30pm &


Thu 23 Aug at 8.50pm

Alfred Hitchcock • UK 1937 • 1h22m • Digital projection • U

Cast: Nova Pilbeam, Derrick De Marney, Percy Marmont, Edward

Rigby, Mary Clare.

A delight, unfairly neglected due to an obscure cast and,

probably, to the breezy tone adopted in following another

fugitive ‘wrong man’ in search of justice; here, his initially

reluctant accomplice is a spunky policeman’s daughter

(the excellent Nova Pilbeam). Regular collaborator Charles

Bennett’s typically droll script makes space for two fine

set-pieces: a kids’ party and (with a remarkable crane shot)

a dance in a swish hotel. But the film also fascinates as a

(partly location-shot) voyage around the highways and

byways of rural southern England.

Stage Fright


Wed 22 Aug at 6.00pm &

Thu 30 Aug at 8.45pm

Alfred Hitchcock • UK 1950 • 1h51m • Format TBC • PG

Cast: Jane Wyman, Marlene Dietrich, Richard Todd, Michael

Wilding, Alastair Sim.

A man (Richard Todd), suspected of murdering the

husband of his actress lover (Marlene Dietrich), goes on

the run with a RADA student (Jane Wyman) he asks to help

clear his name. But who’s guilty, and of what? Another look

at the (far from mutually exclusive) relationship between

acting and ‘reality’, another tour around London and the

South East and another selection of fine set-pieces. But

the most joy (for Hitch, perhaps, as for us) lies in the British

supporting cast: Sybil Thorndike, Joyce Grenfell and,

superbly, Alastair Sim.

The 39 Steps


Fri 24 Aug at 3.30pm &


Sat 25 Aug at 3.30pm

Alfred Hitchcock • UK 1935 • 1h27m • Digital projection

U – Contains very mild language and violence

Cast: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey

Tearle, Peggy Ashcroft.

Swept from a London music hall to the Scottish Highlands

and back to the Palladium, Robert Donat’s Richard Hannay is

the archetypal wrongly accused man, embarking on a quest

to find the villain and prove his innocence; he also meets a

less than dependable blonde, encounters various dubious

‘friends’, and never gets to sort out the MacGuffin. The model

for many subsequent films, this amazingly pacy version

of John Buchan’s novel is one of Hitchcock’s most fully

satisfying achievements: tense, witty, effortlessly stylish and

emotionally direct, it’s his warmest, most touching movie.

North by Northwest


Fri 24 to Tue 28 Aug


Alfred Hitchcock • USA 1959 • 2h16m • Digital projection

PG – Contains mild violence and sex references

Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Leo G Carroll,

Jessie Royce Landis.

North by Northwest treads a bizarre tightrope between sex

and repression, nightmarish thriller and urbane comedy.

Cary Grant is truly superb as the light-hearted advertising

executive who’s abducted, escapes, and is then hounded

across America trying to find out what’s going on, and

slowly being forced to assume another man’s identity. With

a sizzling love interest in the form of Eva Marie Saint, James

Mason on top form as a suave villain, and a thrilling score

by Bernard Herrmann, it has all the ingredients of a classic.

The Genius of Hitchcock



The Wrong Man


Wed 29 Aug at 8.45pm &

Sun 2 Sep at 5.45pm

Alfred Hitchcock • USA 1956 • 1h45m • 35mm • PG

Cast: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J Stone,

Charles Cooper.

Based for once on a real-life case – the wrongful arrest of

New York jazz bassist Manny Balestero (played by Henry

Fonda) for robbery – and evidently inspired in part by

Hitchcock’s lifelong fear of the police, this dark, realist,

black-and-white drama (isolated in a string of glossily

stylish colour films) shows the erosion of taken-for-granted

liberty, familial happiness, security and sanity. At times

it’s almost Kafka-esque in pitting a powerless individual

against institutional bureaucracy: is guilt simply the human


The Paradine Case


Fri 31 Aug at 6.10pm &

Mon 10 Sep at 6.15pm

Alfred Hitchcock • USA 1947 • 1h54m • 35mm • U

Cast: Gregory Peck, Alida Valli, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton,

Ethel Barrymore.

A wonderful ensemble cast features in this gripping

courtroom drama. Alida Valli plays a woman accused of

murdering her wealthy and much older husband. She’s

defended by a young happily married lawyer (Gregory

Peck), who becomes besotted by her and blind to the

notion of her guilt. A dark, unsettling work, in some

respects anticipating themes in Vertigo.

Torn Curtain

Sat 1 Sep at 5.45pm &

Tue 4 Sep at 6.00pm

Alfred Hitchcock • USA 1966 • 2h8m • 35mm • 15

Cast: Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova, Hansjörg Felmy.

When, during a visit to Scandinavia, an American scientist

defects to East Germany, his assistant and fiancée follows,

partly disbelieving his sudden switch of loyalties, partly

distraught and bewildered that she knew nothing of his

plans. A cool look at the effect that undercover espionage

and private relationships may have upon one another,

Hitchcock’s foray into the gloomy world behind the

Iron Curtain is rightly famous for an extended sequence

suggesting the sheer difficulty of killing another human


I Confess

Mon 3 Sep at 6.10pm &

Thu 6 Sep at 6.10pm

Alfred Hitchcock • USA 1953 • 1h35m • 35mm • PG




Cast: Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, Brian Aherne,

OE Hasse.

Shot very evocatively in Québec, I Confess explores a

Catholic conundrum regarding guilt, as a priest, forbidden

from even alluding to a confession of murder by his

caretaker, falls under suspicion himself when it’s discovered

the victim was blackmailing a married woman who

was the priest’s lover before he was ordained. As in The

Paradine Case, guilt becomes infectious, and confessions

of one kind or another proliferate, as the gulf between an

idealised/romanticised spiritual state of grace and harsh

everyday reality becomes more apparent.



Wed 5 Sep at 8.15pm &


Tue 11 Sep at 8.20pm

Alfred Hitchcock • USA 1969 • 2h22m • 35mm • PG

Cast: Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Vernon, Karin Dor,

Michel Piccoli.

Boasting a fine supporting cast that includes French

actors Michel Piccoli, Claude Jade, Philippe Noiret and

Michel Subor, Hitchcock’s adaptation of Leon Uris’s epic

of international intrigue at the time of the Cuban missile

crisis (itself purportedly based on real-life events) also

features one of his most complex, labyrinthine narratives.

Cynical and chilling, the film – which makes imaginative

use of colour and décor – is ripe for reassessment after the

success of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.



Fri 7 Sep at 6.15pm &


Wed 12 Sep at 8.30pm

Alfred Hitchcock • USA 1942 • 1h49m • 35mm • PG

Cast: Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger, Alan Baxter,

Clem Bevans.

Suspected of murderous sabotage, a California munitions

worker heads east to New York (and a symbolic Statue

of Liberty) to establish his innocence and nail the real

culprit, finding romance with a model and uncovering

Nazi sympathisers en route. An episodic but consistently

gripping tour of America in all its iconic variety, the film

– complete with pleasingly pithy dialogue courtesy of

Dorothy Parker – impresses as both a follow-up to The 39

Steps and a precursor to North by Northwest.



20 The Genius of Hitchcock (contd.)/Special event/KinoKlub





Sat 8 Sep at 6.15pm &


Wed 12 Sep at 6.00pm

Alfred Hitchcock • UK 1972 • 1h56m • 35mm • 18

Cast: Jon Finch, Alec McCowen, Barry Foster, Billie Whitelaw,

Anna Massey.

Made – to great acclaim – two decades after Stage Fright,

Hitch’s final London film brings a beady eye to life in

Covent Garden and elsewhere, as the wrong man (Jon

Finch) is suspected of being the serial ‘necktie killer’. Finding

frequently grotesque rhymes between the various appetites

for food, sex and violence, Hitch indulges the most morbid

aspects of his sense of humour while serving up unsettling

set-pieces and virtuoso camera choreography galore.




Sun 9 Sep at 8.45pm &

Thu 13 Sep at 6.15pm

Alfred Hitchcock • UK 1929 • 1h26m • 35mm • PG

Cast: Sara Allgood, Anny Ondra, John Longden, Donald Calthrop.

Rapidly responding to the advent of sound, Hitch not only

turned the film he’d started into Britain’s first notable talkie

but – like Lang with the later M – used the soundtrack

as one more instrument in his directorial toolbox. Most

famously he amplifies a gossip’s harping on the word ‘knife’

to heighten the heroine’s sickening mix of fear, panic and

guilt after her ordeal, but a crowded Lyons’ Corner House

and the glass dome of an otherwise seemingly hushed

British Museum also provide deft aural drama.


Blackmail sound test (1929, 1 minute)

The director gives his Czech star a memorable English lesson.


The Lost Art of the Film Explainer

Sun 19 Aug at 4.00pm


During the silent era, the live musician was an essential

part of the cinema experience, but some audiences were

also treated to the finely honed craft of the Film Explainer.

Part narrator and part actor, the Film Explainer stood next

to the screen enriching the movies with an entertaining

combination of background information, unique

interpretation and theatrical storytelling.

Often more celebrated than the screen stars for whom they

spoke, the art of the Film Explainer has since been largely

forgotten. Enter stage right renowned Scottish storyteller

Andy Cannon and cellist/composer Wendy Weatherby

with a new commission by the Hippodrome Festival

of Silent Cinema, for the centenary of the Hippodrome

cinema in Bo’ness. Andy and Wendy revive this lost art

with their popular brand of traditional stories and music

accompanying rare films from the Scottish Screen Archive

including Scotland’s first fiction film from 1912.

A #HippFest on Tour event, performed by Andy Cannon, Wendy

Weatherby and Frank McLaughlin. Original score by Wendy Weatherby.


KinoKlub in Edinburgh is a collaborative project

between Filmhouse, Academia Rossica and

Princess Dashkova Centre aimed at bringing new

Russian cinema to Scotland. KinoKlub started in

London last year and has shown a wide variety of

contemporary Russian films to great success.

Spy Shpion

Thu 9 Aug at 6.10pm

Aleksei Andrianov • Russia 2012 • 1h39m • Digital projection

Russian with English subtitles • 15

Cast: Danila Kozlovsky, Fyodor Bondarchuk, Vladimir Yepifantsev,

Viktor Verzhbitskiy.

A gripping drama based on the novel ‘The Spy Thriller’

by Boris Akunin. Featuring an all-star cast, which includes

Fyodor Bondarchuk, Vladimir Yepifantsev and Danila

Kozlovsky, Spy is the latest and most ambitious Akunin

work to be adapted for the big screen, with Akunin himself

writing the script. Set in Moscow in the run up to the

outbreak of war in 1941, the film chronicles the intrigues

between the elusive spies of the Soviet Union and Nazi



Weans’ World

Films for a younger audience. Tickets

cost £2.50 per person, big or small!

Please note: although we normally disapprove of people

talking during screenings, these shows are primarily for

kids, so grown-ups should expect some noise!

The Princess and the Frog

Sat 4 & Sun 5 Aug

Ron Clements & John Musker • USA 2009 • 1h37m

35mm • U – Contains mild scary scenes

Cast: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence

Howard, John Goodman.

A modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl

named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to

be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both

on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of


We now have the capability to screen fi lms in 3D.

Rather than just going ahead and making Weans’

World screenings 3D though (where there is a

3D version of a fi lm available), we’d like to know

if you would want 3D (with an extra £2 on the

ticket price) or not. We could do one screening

in 2D and one in 3D, both in 2D or both in 3D, it’s

up to you! Please let us know what you think by

emailing admin@fi lmhousecinema.com. Thanks!

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift

Sat 18 & Sun 19 Aug

Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier • USA 2012 • 1h33m

Digital projection • U – Contains mild threat and comic violence

Cast: John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Ray Romano, Queen Latifah,

Peter Dinklage.

This fun family adventure sees Sid, Diego and Manny

swept up in a cataclysmic event that sets their continent

adrift on the ocean. Having to use an iceberg as a ship they

explore the high-seas in an attempt to return home. Along

the way they get captured by pirates, encounter creatures

from the deep, and have to deal with Sid’s cantankerous


Dr Seuss’ The Lorax

Sat 1 & Sun 2 Sep

Chris Renaud • USA 2012 • 1h26m • Digital projection

U – Contains no material likely to off end or harm

Cast: Zac Efron, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift, Betty


An animated version of Dr Seuss’ fable about the

environmental threats posed by corporate greed. In a

world where nature has been virtually abolished, a twelveyear-old

boy goes on a quest for a real tree to give as a

present to the girl he loves. His quest leads him fi rst to the

misanthropic Once-ler and then to the Lorax, guardian of

the colourful Truff ula trees.

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22 Words & Pictures


Words & Pictures

Screenings in association with

Edinburgh International Book Festival.



Tue 7 & Wed 8 Aug at 8.10pm

Andrei Tarkovsky • USSR 1979 • 2h41m

35mm • Russian with English subtitles • PG

Cast: Aleksandr Kaidanovsky, Anatoly Solonitsin, Nikolai Grinko,

Alisa Freindlikh, Natasha Abramova.

An epic and frequently puzzling inquiry into freedom and

faith, which unfolds in an unspecified totalitarian society. A

shaven-headed guide known as Stalker agrees to escort a

Writer and a Scientist to a forbidden wasteland area known

as the Zone, where, in a miraculous ‘Room’, all one’s wishes

can be granted. But as the man of words asks, “How do I

know I want what I want?”

Writer Geoff Dyer will be talking about his latest book,

Zona (subtitled ‘A Book About a Film About a Journey

to a Room’), at the Book Festival on Monday 13 August.

Dyer uses Stalker as the starting point for a meditation

on cinema, love, life, a missing bag and, um, Jeremy


How to Train Your Dragon

Mon 13 Aug at 2.45pm

Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders • USA 2010 • 1h39m

Format TBC • PG – Contains frequent mild threat

With the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson.

Scrawny adolescent Hiccup is desperate to impress his

gruff father Stoick, chieftain of the village of Berk. During

a night raid by marauding dragons, Hiccup manages to

bring down an elusive Night Fury – but when Hiccup

discovers the beast still alive but helpless, instead of killing

it he offers it friendship... A beautifully animated and

extremely entertaining adventure.

Cressida Cowell, who wrote the book upon which the film

is based, will take part in a Q&A after this screening. She

will introduce her latest adventure, ‘How to Steal a Dragon’s

Sword’, at the Book Festival on Tuesday 14 August.

Inside Job

Mon 13 Aug 6.00pm

Charles Ferguson • USA 2010 • 1h49m • Digital projection

12A – Contains brief sight of implied hard drug use & moderate

sex references • Documentary, narrated by Matt Damon.

Aptly described by Variety as ‘the definitive screen

investigation of the global economic crisis’, Inside Job offers

a clear-sighted call to action. This meticulous and frequently

jaw dropping study of greed and amorality chronicles a

story of private gain and public loss, showing how the

United States financial meltdown was far from accidental.

Director Charles Ferguson will take part in a Q&A

following this screening. He will appear at the Book

Festival on Sunday 12 August.

Enduring Love

Mon 20 Aug at 6.15pm

Roger Michell • UK 2004 • 1h40m • 35mm

15 – Contains strong language, violence and psychological


Cast: Daniel Craig, Rhys Ifans, Samantha Morton, Susan Lynch,

Bill Nighy.

An intelligent and gripping dramatic thriller, brilliantly

adapted from Ian McEwan’s novel. Daniel Craig is

exceptional as Joe, a hard-nosed lecturer whose world view

is shaken after a botched rescue attempt at a ballooning

accident leaves another man dead. He begins to obsess

over what he could have done differently, while fellow

rescuer Jed (Rhys Ifans) develops a dangerous crush on him.


Wed 22 Aug at 8.40pm

Joe Wright • UK 2007 • 2h3m • Format TBC • 15 – Contains very

strong language, bloody injuries and moderate sex

Cast: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Saoirse

Ronan, Brenda Blethyn, Vanessa Redgrave.

A stunning adaptation of Ian McEwan’s best-selling

novel – gripping, breathtakingly beautiful and with great

performances from a superb cast.

England, 1935. In the looming shadow of World War

II, 13-year-old Briony Tallis and her family live a life of

wealth and privilege. Briony, a fledgling writer, is a girl

with a vivid imagination. Through a series of catastrophic

misunderstandings she accuses Robbie Turner, the

housekeeper’s son and her sister Cecilia’s lover, of a crime he

did not commit. This accusation destroys Robbie and Cecilia’s

love and dramatically alters the course of all their lives.

Words & Pictures/SciScreen/Come and See...


The Cement Garden

Thu 23 Aug at 6.00pm

Andrew Birkin • UK/France/Germany 1993 • 1h45m

Digibeta • 18

Cast: Andrew Robertson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alice Coulthard,

Ned Birkin, Sinéad Cusack.

A moody and dramatically disturbing drama of sibling

incest and teenage alienation adapted from Ian McEwan’s

1978 first novel. The film is set during a sweltering summer

in a bleak house amid a concrete London wasteland.

When the family’s stern father dies of a heart attack whilst

gardening, mother buckles under the strain of rearing her

four children and becomes bedridden. When she, too,

dies, the older kids fear adoption and consequently bury

her body in a cement box in the cellar. Left to their own

devices the children start to give liberated vent to their

sexual confusion.

Author Ian McEwan will take part in a Q&A following this

screening. He will unveil his new book, ‘Sweet Tooth’, at

the Book Festival on Thursday 23 August.

See left for details of screenings of two more Ian

McEwan adaptations, ‘Enduring Love’ and ‘Atonement’.


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Screenings in association with the British

Science Association, a registered charity which

exists to advance the public understanding,

accessibility and accountability of the sciences and

engineering. Screenings are followed by

a talk and discussion on a related topic.


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Mon 6 Aug at 5.45pm

Garth Jennings • Britain/USA • 2004 • 1h49m • 35mm • PG

Cast: Martin Freeman, Mos Def, John Malkovich, Bill Nighy, Steve

Pemberton, Sam Rockwell, Stephen Fry, Alan Rickman.

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an

alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off

the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a

new edition of ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’...


Into Deep Space

Alberto Iordanov & Anne Milne • UK/Spain 2012 • 13m • Documentary

The screening will be introduced by Prof Charles Cockell

and followed by a discussion. Prof Cockell is the Director

of the UK Centre for Astrobiology here in Edinburgh. His

laboratory is interested in life in extreme environments.

Of particular interest is the interactions of microbes with

minerals and the function and diversity of microbes in

rocky environments. This work is applied to diverse areas

in astrobiology and earth sciences.

Come and See...

A monthly one-off screening of a great film

we simply thought you might like to see,

again or for the first time, on the big screen.

The Assassination of Jesse James

by the Coward Robert Ford

Mon 20 Aug at 8.20pm

Andrew Dominik • USA 2007 • 2h40m • Digital projection

15 – Contains strong violence and sex references

Cast: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Mary-Louise Parker,

Sam Shepard.

This masterful Western by New Zealand director Andrew

Dominik (Chopper) delves into the private life and

public exploits of the US’s most notorious outlaw. As the

charismatic and unpredictable Jesse James plans his next

great robbery, he wages war on his enemies, who are

trying to collect the reward money – and the glory – riding

on his capture. But the greatest threat to his life may

ultimately come from those he trusts the most.

This haunting retelling of one of the enduring outlaw

sagas in American culture dips into the genre-bending

influences of films from the late ‘60s and ‘70s like Bonnie

and Clyde and Days of Heaven for its elegiacally fatalistic

tone. Yet the picture emerges with something very much

plaguing the 21st century on its mind – a cool acceptance

of lethal paranoia as the natural state brought on by the

weight of too much legend-building and the warp of too

much unrequited fandom.


24 Beyond Borders: Small Nations in Cinema


Beyond Borders:

Small Nations

in Cinema

This year’s Beyond Borders film programme

focuses on three small nations emerging

from conflict: Bosnia, Kurdistan Iraq and

Liberia, as well as examining the role of

the reporter and observer in small nation

conflicts. In celebrating these cultures, we

aim to create a vibrant international platform

for cultural exchange and small nation

dialogue in Scotland. The festival will also

feature introductions and discussion with the

filmmakers and their subjects.

For information on other

Beyond Borders events see



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I Came to Testify

Tue 21 Aug at 7.00pm

Pamela Hogan • USA/Bosnia and Herzegovina 2011 • 52m

Digibeta • Various languages with English subtitles • 15

Documentary, narrated by Matt Damon.

When the Balkans exploded into war in the 1990s,

reports that tens of thousands of women were being

systematically raped as a tactic of ethnic cleansing

captured the international spotlight. I Came to Testify is the

moving story of how a group of 16 women who had been

imprisoned by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca

broke history’s great silence – and stepped forward to take

the witness stand in an international court of law.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with

Pamela Hogan and Charlotte Eager.

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Tue 21 Aug at 8.45pm

Gini Reticker • USA/Liberia 2008 • 1h12m • Digibeta • 15


Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the astonishing story of the

Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime

of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war,

and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered

country in 2003. As the rebel noose tightened around the

capital city of Monrovia, thousands of women – ordinary

mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both

Christian and Muslim – formed a thin but unshakeable line

between the opposing forces.

The screening will be introduced by co-producer

Johanna Hamilton and followed by a Q&A session.

Kulajo: My Heart is Darkened

Wed 22 Aug at 6.30pm

Helena Appio • Iraq 2012 • 1h20m • Digibeta

Various languages with English subtitles • 15 • Documentary

Kulajo was one of the thousands of Kurdish villages

targeted by Saddam Hussein during his murderous Anfal

campaign in 1988. This documentary allows the people

of one small community, mostly women and children, to

tell their extraordinary stories. They gave birth in prison,

survived a firing squad and starved in death camps before

coming home. This is the first showing of their testimony,

uncovered during filming for the Kurdistan Memory


The screening will be introduced by Gwynne Roberts

and followed by a Q&A session.


Thu 23 Aug at 9.00pm

Tim Hetherington & Sebastian Junger • USA 2010 • 1h33m

Digibeta • 15 – Contains strong language • Documentary

Restrepo is a feature-length documentary that chronicles

the deployment of a platoon of US soldiers in Afghanistan’s

Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man

outpost, ‘Restrepo’, named after a platoon medic who

was killed in action. It was considered one of the most

dangerous postings in the US military.

Festival of Spirituality and Peace


Festival of


and Peace

This year’s Festival of Spirituality and Peace

film selection, Films on Our Friend Death

– An African Perspective, was curated by

Africa in Motion Film Festival in collaboration

with FoSP and the Edinburgh University

Global Health Academy.

For more information on this year’s Festival,

go to www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk


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No Time to Die

Fri 10 Aug at 6.00pm

King Ampaw • Ghana/Germany 2006 • 1h35m • Format TBC • 15

Cast: David Dontoh, Agatha Ofori, Kofi Bucknor, Issifu Kassim.

Pioneering Ghanaian filmmaker King Ampaw’s film is

a charming comedy about the romantic travails of a

lovestruck hearse driver. Asante, the hearse driver, meets

and falls in love with a young, beautiful dancer who is

planning an elaborate home-going celebration for her

mother. The film follows Asante as he does everything to

win the affections of the woman of his dreams. Death and

funeral traditions play a significant role in African culture;

No Time to Die is Ampaw’s contribution to passing the

tradition onto the next generation.


Sat 11 Aug at 8.30pm

Ousmane Sembene • Senegal/France 1992 • 1h55m

35mm • French and Wolof with English subtitles • 12

Cast: Thierno Ndiaye, Belle Mbaya, Ndiawar Diop, Mame

Ndoumbé Diop, Myriam Niang.

Celebrated Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene once

again demonstrates the power of his creative imagination

and his ability to utilise cinema effectively as a means of

exploring the complexities of social, political and cultural

relationships within the African context. In Guelwaar,

which is based on a true story, the body of a Christian

activist is mistakenly delivered to Muslims who bury him

in a Muslim cemetery according to the teachings of Islam.

When the error is discovered, however, the Christians seek

to recover ‘their’ body.

Funeral Season

Sun 12 Aug at 5.45pm

Matthew Lancit • Canada/Cameroon • 2010 • 1h24m • Digibeta

English and French with English subtitles • 15 • Documentary

Matthew Lancit, a Canadian traveller, discovers Cameroon’s

uniquely festive funeral celebrations. Village by village,

local people guide Matthew on his journey to gain

understanding of an extraordinary culture, where the

dead are always living, and the increasing presence of the

modern world threatens the survival of its tradition.

Followed by panel discussion moderated by Lizelle

Bisschoff, from the Africa in Motion Film Festival, with

specialists on the theme of death, dying and funeral rituals

in different cultural contexts.


Twenty Takes on Death and Dying

Chris Rawlence • UK • 2010 • 10m • Mini-DV • Documentary

Commissioned by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative

Care and Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief, this film

presents the reflections/views of ordinary members of the

Scottish public on the streets of Paisley, Elgin and Inverness

on death, dying and loss.


26 Second Light/Lying and Liars on Film/Filmhouse Cafe Bar

Second Light Storytelling Lab Shorts

Sat 11 Aug at 2.00pm


With the support of First Light (funded by BFI National

Lottery) the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year

ran the Second Light Storytelling Lab for 19 young people

from Edinburgh and the Lothians. Participants attended

EIFF screenings and met editors, writers and directors

during the Festival. Inspired by this experience the group

spent nine days at Screen Academy Scotland writing,

scheduling, shooting, editing and acting in their own films.

This is the premiere of these productions and the young

people will be presenting their work and discussing the

experience at this event.

Tickets are free.

Funded by


EIFF Production with support from Screen Academy

Scotland, a Skillset Film & Media Academy



Lying and Liars on Film

Fri 3 Aug at 6.10pm – TICKETS £5

1h10m • 12A

Lying and Liars on Film brings together a range of

short experimental film works that mix reflexive and

experimental forms as ways of investigating the

inadequacies of language.

Inspired by the work of British novelist and filmmaker BS

Johnson, artist Mick Peter and writer and curator Steven

Cairns programmed this screening, which coincides with

Peter’s new exhibition at Collective Gallery (2 August

to 30 September) that also features Johnson’s 1969 film


This is a unique opportunity to see rare works together on

the big screen.

The programme will include:

Fat Man on a Beach (BS Johnson, 1973)

The Adventure of a Good Citizen

(Stefan and Franciszka Themerson, 1937)

Language Lessons (Tony Steyger and Steve Hawley, 1994)

H is for House (Peter Greenaway, 1976)

Seven Ages of Britain trailer (Nathaniel Mellors)


Filmhouse Cafe Bar

Drop in for a cappuccino, espresso or herbal tea

and enjoy one of our superb cakes.

Our full menu runs from noon to 10pm seven

days a week!

All our dishes are prepared on the premises using

fresh ingredients.

We have an extensive vegetarian range with a

variety of daily specials.

A glass of wine? Choose from nine! The bar has

real choice in ales, beers and bottles.

A special event? Just ask, we can probably help.

Or just come and relax in the ambience!

Opening hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8am - 11.30pm

Friday: 8am - 12.30am

Saturday: 10am - 12.30am

Sunday: 10am - 11.30pm

0131 229 5932 cafebar@filmhousecinema.com

Film Quiz

Sunday 12 August

Filmhouse’s phenomenally successful (and rather

tricky) monthly quiz. Free to enter, teams of up to

eight, to be seated in the cafe bar by 9pm.


To have this monthly programme sent

to you for a year, send £7 (cheques made

payable to Filmhouse) with your name

and address and the month you wish your

subscription to start.

This programme is also available to

download as a PDF from our website,

www.fi lmhousecinema.com.

Alternatively, sign up to our emailing

list, to fi nd out what’s on when and hear

about special off ers and competitions, by

going to www.fi lmhousecinema.com

There is a large print version

of the programme available

which can be posted to you

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via a ramped surface from Lothian Road.

Our cafe bar and accessible toilet are also at

this level. The majority of seats in the cafe

bar are not fi xed and can be moved.

There is wheelchair access to all three

screens. Cinema one has space for two

wheelchair users and these places are

reached via the passenger lift. Cinemas

two and three have one space each and to

get to these you need to use our platform

lifts. Staff are always on hand to help

operate them – please ask at the box offi ce

when you purchase your tickets. A second

accessible toilet is situated at the lower

level close to cinemas two and three.

Advance booking for wheelchair spaces is

recommended. If you need to bring along

a helper to assist you in any way, then they

will receive a complimentary ticket.

There are induction loops and infra-red

in all three screens for those with hearing

impairments. This programme and our

website carry information on which fi lms

have subtitles.

We regularly have screenings with audio

description for customers with visual

impairments and subtitles for those with

hearing diffi culties – see page 2 for details

of these.

Email admin@fi lmhousecinema.com or

call the box offi ce on 0131 228 2688 if you

require further information or assistance.


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Head of Filmhouse

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Customer Experience Manager

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Knowledge & Learning

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