Senior Citizen Kane Club

Hello from Alice!

27 April 2020

Missing DCA cinema's weekly seniors screenings? We miss you too! Here's a special message from Alice Black, our Head of Cinema. We'll be updating this story regularly with recommendations from the team - if you'd like to receive future updates straight to your inbox, fill in the Subscribe form at the bottom of our homepage, or email us at and we'll make sure you're added to the list!

Hello everyone and welcome! As we head into spring, I hope that you are enjoying some of the sunshine outside your windows or in your gardens, but if the weather turns occasionally to grey skies and rain, there’s plenty in this email to keep your minds and bodies active!

Some of you know that I love to swim, and it is one of the activities that I am most looking forward to getting back to in the future. I think I might struggle to swim a lap on that first day after this hiatus but it will still be wonderful to get back to it. Those day dreams might just have influenced my choice of film for you this week - it reminded me of that feeling of freedom you get from gliding through water! I hope you enjoy it. Please let us know what you think of it, or any of our other recommendations. Take care!

Alice's Short Film recommendation: Baths
This award winning four minute animated short hails from Poland, has no dialogue and tells the story of the competition between two older athletes. Using sound, beautiful watercolour visuals and imagination, this film will keep you guessing right up to the surprising twist at the end.

Michael's Film recommendation: Hollywood’s Brightest Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known as the world’s most beautiful woman - but Hedy’s true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer, whose pioneering work helped revolutionise modern communication. Hedy never publicly talked about her life as an inventor, but in 2016, director Alexandra Dean and producer Adam Haggiag unearthed four never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life. Combining this newly discovered interview with intimate reflections from her children, closest friends, family and admirers – including Mel Brooks and Robert Osborne – Bombshell finally gives Hedy Lamarr the chance to tell her own story.

Click here to watch Hollywood's Brightest Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story free on BBC iPlayer until Sat 23 May

DCA Film Club
If you're after some further film suggestions, we're recommending great films to watch at home via DCA Film Club; we'd love for you to join us! Both Alice and Michael will be talking about our favourite filmmakers by looking at their short films: you can read Alice's full introduction to DCA Film Club here.

If you are a Facebook fan, you can join in the DCA Film Club chat about the films in our Facebook group - we'd love to hear your thoughts!

Where are you, Dundee?
Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre have launched this collective artwork created for and by the people of Dundee. Where are you, Dundee? aims to reach people throughout the city and further afield, encouraging them to tell their story, connect with others and share their experiences. Each week, a new series of creative tasks will be announced. You can do one or you can do all of them - they won’t take very long and you should be able to do it with what you have at home. Share what you make as a result and watch what others have been up to.

Find out more and join in

Yoga with Adriene
There are hundreds of free flows available to stream on YouTube, but the Yoga with Adriene routines are particularly easy to follow, with the instructor guiding you through what to do step-by-step and offering yoga positions for different vocations, ages and needs. Why yoga? There are heaps of studies, but many show regularly practicing yoga can help improve heart health and reduce risk factors for heart disease. One particular bit of research discovered that yogis over 40 years old who’d been practicing for more than five years had a lower blood pressure and pulse rate than those who didn't. Plus, we all need a little zen at the moment.

Keeping in touch!
Thank you very much to those who have already completed our survey about keeping in touch. It will stay open for another week, so if you've not done so already, please follow this link to fill in our poll. These emails will continue fortnightly - if there's anyone you know who'd like to be included, please ask them to email us at with the subject Senior Citizen Kane Email.

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