New Cinema Guide November - December 2019


8 November 2019

Our new Cinema Guide is here to help you escape the cold! Treat yourself to a cozy cinema outing and enjoy the latest new releases, world cinema and documentary films.

Download your November-December Cinema Guide here

You're spoilt for choice in this Guide; it includes selections from the Being Human Festival, the Catalan Film Festival, the French Film Festival and eight stunning musicals from the BFI Musicals! season. Other special film events include Warren Miller's Timeless, the Shextreme Film Tour, The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (with satellite Q&A with Louis Theroux and special guests), new anime Promare and a wonderful selection of festive films to get you ready for the holidays!

We'd also like to introduce you to our powerful new ally in the polite fight for good cinema etiquette: Captain Movie Manners, who will be patrolling our cinemas to ensure Dundee film fans enjoy the perfect viewing experience uninterrupted. Captain Movie Manners is helping us remind our wonderful audience members to turn off devices, save chatter for after the film and enjoy only cold snacks with minimal disruption. No one is sure how Captain Movie Manners got their powers or where they go between films, but their assistance with #DCAMovieManners is greatly appreciated! 

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

"We've seen a rebirth in recent years of the film musical, introducing a whole new generation of filmgoers to the joys of song and cinema. These films raise our spirits, make us laugh or cry and soothe our souls when times are tough. Modern jukebox musicals like Mamma Mia, Rocketman, or Blinded by the Light incorporate our favourite hit tunes right into the storyline. Others, like Bohemian Rhapsody, Judy or A Star Is Born, shine a light on the performer and give us a front row seat to enjoy their talents. But musicals have always been an important part of cinema history since the very first talking picture, The Jazz Singer. Thanks to the BFI Musicals season, we have a chance to show you some of the very best examples from cinema history. What better way to escape from all your cares and woes than by immersing yourself in some of the greatest musicals ever made?

If you are a regular DCA cinema goer, you’ll know that our taste is eclectic and we always try to bring you a wide range of what we think are the most exciting films being made. This means that we can have a serious political thriller playing in a screen next to a popcorn crowd pleaser, or a terrifying gore fest playing next to an animated film for families. But whether you come to see a documentary, attend a Q&A event or enjoy one of our performance broadcasts, we like to think that if you enjoy one cinema experience at DCA, you might take a chance the next time and try something outside your comfort zone.

A snapshot of this theory in practice is our annual French Film Festival. Bigger and better than ever, we’ve included as many films as we could fit into our two screens – 11 screenings in total ranging from comedy to thriller, animation to classics, award winners to undiscovered gems. Many of these titles will never get a release in the UK so now is your chance to see why French filmmaking has always been considered one of the gold standards of cinema. A new addition to our calendar though is our brand new collaboration with CinemaAttic. Committed to raising the profile of Spanish language films, they’ve organised screenings and events across Scotland and are now bringing their expertise and enthusiasm to Dundee. We are delighted to be hosting them at DCA and hope you will join us for what will surely become a fixture in our programme."

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

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