New Cinema Guide February - March 2020


24 January 2020

Our new Cinema Guide has arrived, bringing something for everyone to enjoy, from old favourites to thrilling new releases and gripping documentaries.  

Download your February-March Cinema Guide here.

We're particularly looking forward to psychological horror The Lighthouse, as well as Bong Joon-ho's uniquely thrilling Parasite and the sensual love story Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Our #DCA20 pick is the always wonderful The Princess Bride (in 35mm), and for Valentine's (or Galentine's, or Palentine's) weekend we have the romantic modern classic Ghost.

Our annual showcase of Japanese films - via The Japan Foundation Touring  Film Programme - is back, bringing exciting films including Her Sketchbook (with director Q&A) and My Dad is a Heel Wrestler. Documentary fans have several films to choose from, and our DUNDEAD pick for this guide is Richard Stanley's Color Out Of Space - you can see this psychadelic horror alongside documentary Lost Soul for £10.

And don't miss the last three films in our Hello, Robot. collaboration with V&A Dundee: sci-fi classics Ex Machina, Metropolis and Wall-EAll this plus performance screenings, family fun with Dolittle and much more!

The Guide is introduced by our Head of Cinema, Alice Black:

While the race narrows for this year’s coveted film industry awards, there is still time for you to gain an edge in our annual Oscar competition (win free cinema for a whole year!) with the selections that appear in this cinema guide. Recently announced nominees include The Lighthouse, Parasite and A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood. But no matter which films win, it’s indisputable that this has been an incredible year for cinema, and it’s been a real pleasure to share these films with you. My only wish is that we had more than two screens available, and I appreciate your ongoing understanding that we can’t always show all the films you might want, exactly when you want them. It is never easy, especially at this time of year, to decide not to include a film in our programme, but I can assure you that each one that does appear here has been thought over long and hard.

Alongside all the new releases, we will always find space for specialist programming which makes us unique to other cinemas in Dundee. Thanks to partnerships with the Japan Foundation, CinemaAttic and SQIFF, we are able to bring you films that would otherwise be outside our reach. Closer to home, one of the most exciting parts of our work is when the cinema team collaborates with our DCA colleagues in exhibition; in this guide we bring you a selection of films that evoke writer Ursula Le Guin to accompany our current exhibition Seized by the Left Hand.

With Dundee Women’s Festival taking place again this year in March, we are showcasing creative women – from a pioneering silent film director to a Nobel Prize winning writer to contemporary Spanish filmmakers – these are wonderful examples of the talented women who have and continue to inspire us.

We look forward to seeing you at the cinema soon. Don't forget to tell us which films you're enjoying using #helloDCA - you could win free cinema tickets!

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