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Dec
21
Wed
Film Screening: Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid @ Grassmarket Community Project
Dec 21 @ 11:00 am
Film Screening: Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid @ Grassmarket Community Project | Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

GRAND SEASON (Grassmarket’s Nostalgic Digital programme) presents Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, the true story of fast-draws and wild rides, battles with posses, train and bank robberies, a torrid love affair and a new lease on outlaw life in far away Bolivia.

It is also a character study of a remarkable friendship between Butch – possibly the most likeable outlaw in frontier history – and his closest associate, the fabled, ever-dangerous Sundance Kid.

“Very funny in a strictly contemporary way-the last exuberant word on movies about the men of the mythic American West who have outlived their day.” New York Times

 

“Note-perfect performances, a screenplay steeped in both nostalgia and a timely sense of insight, and anti-heroes you can’t help but love: Butch and Sundance may be the most likeable film ever made.” Empire

1969 CERTIFICATE PG |RUNNING TIME 113 mins

Porty Communicators: Edinburgh’s newest Toastmasters Club @ The Dalriada
Dec 21 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Porty Communicators: Edinburgh's newest Toastmasters Club @ The Dalriada | Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

Do you, or someone you know, :

Need to present information in work?

… to colleagues? … to customers? … to outside agencies?

Do you, or someone you know, :

Need to provide coherent answers

to questions for which you haven’t had the opportunity to prepare?

… in work? … at home? … in social situations?

Toastmasters may be the answer!

345,000 members, in 15,900 Clubs, in 142 countries; Scotland : 450 members in 22 Clubs

Dec
23
Fri
Film Screening: It’s a Wonderful Life @ Grassmarket Community Project
Dec 23 @ 11:00 am
Film Screening: It’s a Wonderful Life @ Grassmarket Community Project | Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

GRAND SEASON (Grassmarket’s Nostalgic Digital programme) presents It’s a Wonderful Life, the story of George Bailey who has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town.

All that prevents him from doing so is George’s modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George’s Uncle Billy loses the business’s $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money, hides it from Billy, and George’s troubles begin. After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.

No matter how often you see this perennial Christmas favourite, you will be entranced. Flawless.  Randy White, Common Sense Media

1946 CERTIFICATE 15|RUNNING TIME 135 mins

Film Screening: It’s A Wonderful Life @ St Joseph
Dec 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Film Screening: It's A Wonderful Life @ St Joseph | Balerno | Scotland | United Kingdom

It’s a wonderful life – CERT U

It is almost Christmas, time to show ‘It’s a wonderful life’!

George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George’s modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George’s Uncle Billy loses the business’s $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money and hides it from Billy.

When the bank examiner discovers the shortage later that night, George realizes that he will be held responsible and sent to jail and the company will collapse, finally allowing Potter to take over the town. Thinking of his wife, their young children, and others he loves will be better off with him dead, he contemplates suicide. But the prayers of his loved ones result in a gentle angel named Clarence coming to earth to help George.

If you cannot attend this free event, please cancel your ticket so someone else can have your place. To find out how to cancel your ticket, go to the tickets page of our website: http://balernovillagescreen.com/tickets/.

Dec
24
Sat
Film Screening: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang @ Grassmarket Community Project
Dec 24 @ 2:00 pm
Film Screening: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang @ Grassmarket Community Project | Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

Our GRAND SEASON continues with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. While truanting from school, young siblings Jeremy and Jemima meet the beautiful Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes), who falls for their widowed father, Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyke), and his various oddball inventions, including the family’s noisy rebuilt car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. One day at the beach, Caractacus tells Truly and the children a fanciful fable about the villainous Baron Bomburst (Gert Frobe) and his evil designs on the Potts family car.

Dec
27
Tue
Film Screening: Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid @ Grassmarket Community Project
Dec 27 @ 11:00 am
Film Screening: Charlie Chaplin's The Kid Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid @ Grassmarket Community Project | Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

Chaplin’s first full-length feature is a silent masterpiece about a little tramp who discovers a little orphan and brings him up but is left desolate when the orphanage reclaims him. Chaplin directed, produced and starred in the film, as well as composed the score.

Considered one of Charlie Chaplin’s best films, The Kid also made a star of little Jackie Coogan, who plays the boy cared for by The Tramp. When his mother, Edna, later has a change of heart and aches to be reunited with her son, she finds him and wrests him from The Tramp, making what turns out be one of the most heart-wrenching scenes ever included in a comedy film.

“In the modern age of voice-over and extreme close-ups, the silent medium offers a refreshing take on filmmaking, and viewers willing to try something they’re not used to will be paid back in full.” Common Sense Media

“Some wonderful comic sequences and Coogan’s cherubic charm that makes this very special.”  Empire Magazine

 

1921 CERTIFICATE U|RUNNING TIME 68 mins

Jan
5
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Jan
9
Mon
Filmhouse Screening: The Fits preview @ Filmhouse
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Filmhouse Screening: The Fits preview @ Filmhouse | Scotland | United Kingdom

We’re delighted to welcome our members to a free preview screening of The Fits, the next title to be supported by BFI FAN’s New Release Strategy.

The Fits is not your usual coming-of-age tale. Dreamy, poetic, visually lush with an immersive score that beguiles and intrigues, this confident debut feature from director Anna Rose Holmer deserves to be seen on the big screen.

After the screening we’ll be discussing ideas and support available via the New Release Strategy to help you screen the film. The Fits will be released into UK cinemas on 24 February 2017 and can be booked via Lionsgate.

10.00-10.15 Teas/coffees in Filmhouse Cafe
10.15-11.35 Screening of The Fits in Cinema 3
11.35-12.00 Discussion of support available through New Release Strategy in Cinema 3

Advance booking is essential for this free screening. Please sign up via the green ‘Register’ button above.

Bim Adewunmi on The Fits for Buzzfeed
Watch trailer (US)

Jan
17
Tue
Peter May talks about his latest book ‘Cast Iron’ @ Reference Library
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Peter May talks about his latest book 'Cast Iron' @ Reference Library | Scotland | United Kingdom

Come and meet Peter May as he talks about his latest book, ‘Cast Iron’. Peter May is the author of the top 3 Sunday Times bestsellers ‘Entry Island’ and ‘Coffin Road’ and the bestselling ‘Lewis Trilogy’. ‘Cast Iron’ is the latest in the Enzo detective series.

Feb
2
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Feb
19
Sun
Film Focus: Shorts Programme – Innovations in Contemporary Storytelling @ The Forest Cafe
Feb 19 @ 3:48 pm – 4:48 pm
Film Focus: Shorts Programme - Innovations in Contemporary Storytelling @ The Forest Cafe | Scotland | United Kingdom

A child drawn to the city to discover a world haunted by separation. Wally the Warrior- football mascot, mother, grandmother and a source of pride to many. A dancer charts her journey from Zimbabwe to her creative awakening in America, told through the lens of the body.

Join us for a showcase of some of the best in international and local shorts, displaying a richness in technique and form.

Mar
2
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Mar
6
Mon
Film Focus: Global Perspectives on Women’s Resistance @ Dining Room
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Film Focus: Global Perspectives on Women’s Resistance @ Dining Room | Scotland | United Kingdom

An exploration of women’s experiences of resistance and oppression from a variety of global perspectives using a combination of short films and a panel of speakers.

Apr
6
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

May
4
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Jun
1
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Jul
6
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Aug
3
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Sep
7
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Oct
5
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.

Nov
2
Thu
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
About Film: Discussion and Screening @ The Banshee Labyrinth | Scotland | United Kingdom

An Edinburgh based film club, our aim is to deliver an inclusive and fun film event that gives film enthusiast the chance to deepen their film studies knowledge. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a student, or even a film theory lecturer, we know you’ll get something out of About Film.

Every month a film is shown, followed by a discussion; this discussion is focussed on a specific film studies topic. But don’t worry, no prior knowledge is needed. Technical jargon is avoided or demystified, and a friendly atmosphere promoted, while we tackle some of the debates in film. The aim is to try and learn from each other in a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, as opposed to simply listening to one person rabbit on. About Film is not here to give you a lecture or tell you how to think!

The events are loosely grouped together into courses. A course spans over five or six events that have both a common theme and shared learning outcomes. For example, across the Autumn/Winter 2016 course there will be a focus on issues around authorship and originality in film. There is also the ambition to run a course of About Film as a free accredited course that is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Our events are always free and un-ticketed, they take place on the first Thursday of the month and start at 7pm (typically ending at 10pm). You’ll find us in the cinema room at The Banshee Labyrinth on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.