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23 Feb 2020

Cinema

Ciné Sunday: Emma (U)

Autumn de Wilde

Join us on Sunday for tea or coffee, a breakfast roll and this wonderful new film adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma. Clever and rich, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

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23 Feb 2020

Cinema

Organ

Emiko Hiramatsu

As Tokyo burns in the wake of air strikes in the closing months of the Pacific War, nursery teachers scramble to evacuate the children under their care to an abandoned temple. Screening as part of The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020.

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24 Feb 2020

Cinema

Bento Harassment

Renpei Tsukamoto

Wishing to open up another line of communication with her rebellious teenage daughter, single mother Kaori (Ryoko Shinohara) begins creating embarrassingly sweet messages in her child’s lunchbox meals. Screening as part of The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020.

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24 Feb 2020

Cinema

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Autumn de Wilde

Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of Emma.

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23 Feb 2020 - 25 Feb 2020

Cinema

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Melina Matsoukas

Joining a legacy of films such as Bonnie and Clyde and Thelma & Louise, Queen & Slim is a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence.

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25 Feb 2020

Cinema 2

Artist's Choice Screening Double Bill: Pumzi & Born in Flames

#SeizedbytheLeftHand

Our next Artist's Choice screening is a future-focused double bill: Kenyan sci-fi feature Pumzi, which offers a chilling but believable dystopian vision of the future, and Lizzie Borden's 1983 Born in Flames, comprising an urgent, futuristic vision of a post-revolutionary United States.

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14 Feb 2020 - 26 Feb 2020

Cinema

Mr Jones (15)

Agnieszka Holland

Mr Jones brings to the screen the extraordinary and powerful story of real-life Welsh journalist Gareth Jones, who uncovered Stalin’s genocidal famine in Ukraine.

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27 Feb 2020

Cinema

Bring a Baby: Emma (U)

Autumn de Wilde

Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of Emma.

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27 Feb 2020

Cinema

Senior Citizen Kane: Emma (U)

Autumn de Wilde

Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of Emma.

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26 Feb 2020 - 27 Feb 2020

Cinema

Talking About Trees (PG)

Suhaib Gasmelbari

Winner of both Documentary and Audience awards at this year’s Berlinale, Talking About Trees is a look at four retired Sudanese filmmakers attempting to revive the cinematic experience in a country determined to suppress it.

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21 Feb 2020 - 27 Feb 2020

Cinema

Queen & Slim (15)

Melina Matsoukas

Joining a legacy of films such as Bonnie and Clyde and Thelma & Louise, Queen & Slim is a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence.

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21 Feb 2020 - 27 Feb 2020

Cinema

Emma (U)

Autumn de Wilde

Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of Emma.

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29 Feb 2020

Cinema

Ride Your Wave

Masaaki Yuasa

After young firefighter Minato rescues avid surfer Hinako, the two fall in love. But Minato’s life is cut short in an accident at sea causing the distraught Hinako to stay away from the ocean; until the day she hums their song and he appears in the water...

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29 Feb 2020

Cinema

Pre Opera Talk: Agrippina

Andrew Roger, tutor of opera appreciation courses at the University of Dundee, joins us before Agrippina for an insightful and engaging discussion about the opera.

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29 Feb 2020

Cinema

Live from the Met: Agrippina

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads as the imperious title empress in the Met’s first-ever performance of this tale of deception and deceit.

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01 Mar 2020

Cinema

Ciné Sunday: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (15)

Céline Sciamma

From director Céline Sciamma comes Portrait of a Lady on Fire, a heartbreaking period piece told with a distinctly modern feminist energy which sees romance and art entwine.

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01 Mar 2020

Cinema

A Streetcar Named Desire (12A)

Elia Kazan

Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando star in Elia Kazan's acclaimed adaptation of Tennessee Williams' landmark play - an all-round tour-de-force.

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03 Mar 2020

Cinema

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (12A)

Kenji Nagasaki

The cult anime series comes to the big screen for 2020!

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28 Feb 2020 - 04 Mar 2020

Cinema

Midnight Family (15)

Luke Lorentzen

Following the Ochoa family, who run a for-profit ambulance service in Mexico City, Midnight Family explores urgent questions around healthcare, the failings of government and the complexity of personal responsibility.

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01 Mar 2020 - 04 Mar 2020

Cinema

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Cathy Yan

Following her break up with super-villain the Joker, Harley Quinn strives to forge her own identity in Gotham City - but when a new enemy arrives on the scene, Harley forms an all-female crew of heroines to take him down.

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05 Mar 2020

Cinema

Bring a Baby: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (15)

Céline Sciamma

From director Céline Sciamma comes Portrait of a Lady on Fire, a heartbreaking period piece told with a distinctly modern feminist energy which sees romance and art entwine.

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05 Mar 2020

Cinema

Senior Citizen Kane: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (15)

Céline Sciamma

From director Céline Sciamma comes Portrait of a Lady on Fire, a heartbreaking period piece told with a distinctly modern feminist energy which sees romance and art entwine.

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05 Mar 2020

Cinema

Mujeres - Women in Film

CinemaAttic

CinemaAttic returns to Dundee with more of the best independent films from Latin American countries. Celebrating films made by women in the last year, here is Mujeres – Women in Film!

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14 Feb 2020 - 05 Mar 2020

Cinema

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (15)

Céline Sciamma

From director Céline Sciamma comes Portrait of a Lady on Fire, a heartbreaking period piece told with a distinctly modern feminist energy which sees romance and art entwine.

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28 Feb 2020 - 05 Mar 2020

Cinema

Little Joe (12A)

Jessica Hausner

Single mother Alice is a dedicated senior plant breeder engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a very special crimson flower, nicknamed 'Little Joe' whose scent induces a state of bliss. But the happy-making plant turns out to have an agenda of its own...

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28 Feb 2020 - 05 Mar 2020

Cinema

Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (15)

Cathy Yan

Following her break up with super-villain the Joker, Harley Quinn strives to forge her own identity in Gotham City - but when a new enemy arrives on the scene, Harley forms an all-female crew of heroines to take him down.

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07 Mar 2020

Cinema

The Princess Bride (PG)

#DCA20

As part of our celebrations of Tayside’s fondest cinema experiences over the last 20 years of DCA, we are bringing back the much requested The Princess Bride in glorious 35mm!

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07 Mar 2020

Cinema

Quadrophenia (15)

Franc Roddam

Get ready for all things Mod with Quadrophenia, screening as part of March of the Mods 2020 Dundee, run by the A92’s scooter club.

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08 Mar 2020

Cinema

Relaxed: The Princess Bride (PG)

Rob Reiner

As part of our celebrations of Tayside’s fondest cinema experiences over the last 20 years of DCA, we are bringing back the much requested The Princess Bride in glorious 35mm!

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08 Mar 2020

Cinema

Ciné Sunday: Dark Waters (12A)

Todd Haynes

Start your Sunday with coffee or tea, a breakfast roll and an incredible true story about a shocking cover-up. Mark Ruffalo stars as a tenacious attorney who uncovers the truth behind several unexplained deaths.

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06 Mar 2020 - 08 Mar 2020

Cinema

Color Out of Space (15)

Richard Stanley

From the producers of Mandy and the mind of H.P. Lovecraft, Richard Stanley’s Color Out of Space is a cosmic nightmare starring Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson.

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09 Mar 2020

Cinema

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Todd Haynes

Inspired by shocking true events, Dark Waters tells the story of a tenacious attorney who uncovered a dark secret regarding a number of unexplained deaths caused by one of the world's largest corporations.

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10 Mar 2020

Cinema

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets (U)

Live at the Roundhouse

Live at the Roundhouse is unlike any other concert film connected with Pink Floyd. It’s the nearest thing you can get to a time machine, transporting you back to the very earliest days of the band. Nick Mason, the only band member to have played on all of Pink Floyd’s studio albums, returns to the group's earliest records, joined in the line-up by Gary Kemp, Guy Pratt, Lee Harris and Dom Beken.

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12 Mar 2020

Cinema

Bring a Baby: Military Wives (12A)

Peter Cattaneo

With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women come together to form the very first military wives' choir in this inspirational story of friendship, love, and support on the home front.

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12 Mar 2020

Cinema

Senior Citizen Kane: Military Wives (12A)

Peter Cattaneo

With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women come together to form the very first military wives' choir in this inspirational story of friendship, love, and support on the home front.

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09 Mar 2020 - 12 Mar 2020

Cinema

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (12A)

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is an intimate, comprehensive portrait of her life and works, as well as an exploration of what it means to be a writer whose stories are so deeply intertwined with often-unrealised national truths.

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12 Mar 2020

Cinema

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (15)

David Gregory

The filming of the ill-fated 1996 version of H. G. Wells’ The Island of Dr Moreau is the stuff of legend. In this intriguing documentary, Richard Stanley reveals in detail his spectacular original vision and how it was all ripped apart at the seams.

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06 Mar 2020 - 12 Mar 2020

Cinema

Military Wives (12A)

Peter Cattaneo

With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women come together to form the very first military wives' choir in this inspirational story of friendship, love, and support on the home front.

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06 Mar 2020 - 12 Mar 2020

Cinema

True History of the Kelly Gang (18)

Justin Kurzel

Based on Peter Carey’s Booker Prize winning novel, Justin Kurzel’s exhilarating new film True History of the Kelly Gang explores the story behind the legendary historical figure Ned Kelly.

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06 Mar 2020 - 12 Mar 2020

Cinema

Dark Waters (12A)

Todd Haynes

Inspired by shocking true events, Dark Waters tells the story of a tenacious attorney who uncovered a dark secret regarding a number of unexplained deaths caused by one of the world's largest corporations.

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14 Mar 2020

Cinema

Live from the Met: Der Fliegende Holländer

Returning to the Met for the first time since 2012, Evgeny Nikitin stars as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation in this co-production with L’Opéra de Québec and Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam.

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04 Apr 2020

Cinema

How to Deaf

London Short Film Festival

How to Deaf is this year’s edition of London Short Film Festival’s annual touring shorts programme for D/deaf audiences. All films are captioned and contain BSL.

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07 Apr 2020

Cinema

Exhibition on Screen: Easter in Art

Phil Grabsky

This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day.

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11 Apr 2020

Cinema

Live from the Met: Tosca

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko returns in the title role as the explosive diva in Puccini’s best-loved operatic thriller.

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16 Apr 2020

Cinema

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet - Live From the World Premiere

Alastair Fothergill, Jonnie Hughes, Keith Scholey

Honest, revealing and urgent, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet is a powerful first-hand account of humanity’s impact on nature and a message of hope for future generations. The film will be followed by a Q&A with David Attenborough live from the World Premiere at the iconic Royal Albert Hall.

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09 May 2020

Cinema

Live from the Met: Maria Stuarda

Set in 16th Century Britain, Donizetti’s historical drama follows Mary, Queen of Scots and her bitter rivalry with the cousin responsible for imprisoning her, Queen Elizabeth I, and thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays.

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19 May 2020 - 24 May 2020

Cinema

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne

Matthew Bourne’s gorgeous take on the film classic comes to cinemas for the first time; an utterly enthralling tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.

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06 Jul 2020

Cinema

Exhibition on Screen: Frida Kahlo

Ali Ray

Made in collaboration with those who knew Frida Kahlo, this highly researched and visually spectacular feature-length film marks her birthday with a worldwide special event screening.

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