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16 Sep 2019

Cinema

The Game Changers with recorded Q&A

Louie Psihoyos

Mixing groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph, this revelatory documentary traces the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sport.

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17 Sep 2019

Cinema

Subtitled: It Chapter Two (15)

Director Andy Muschietti has returned once more to the town of Derry, Maine to bring us the eagerly-awaited final chapter, which sees The Losers Club face down the terrifying clown Pennywise.

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18 Sep 2019

Cinema

The Garden (12A)

Derek Jarman

Half waking dream and half fiery polemic, The Garden was born of director Jarman’s rage over continued anti-gay discrimination, and remains a baleful and beautiful epistle from the brink of the beyond.

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19 Sep 2019

Cinema

Bring a Baby: Downton Abbey (PG)

Michael Engler

Bring on the tea and crumpets! Downton Abbey has made it to the big screen, continuing the saga of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in the English countryside in the early 20th century.

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19 Sep 2019

Cinema

Senior Citizen Kane: Downton Abbey (PG)

Michael Engler

Bring on the tea and crumpets! Downton Abbey has made it to the big screen, continuing the saga of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in the English countryside in the early 20th century.

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13 Sep 2019 - 19 Sep 2019

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A Faithful Man (15)

Louis Garrel

Award-winning actor Louis Garrel directs and stars in this light-hearted drama about the unanticipated joys and heartbreaks one man experiences over the years.

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16 Sep 2019 - 19 Sep 2019

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Bait (15)

Mark Jenkin

Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock (and screening from 35mm), Mark Jenkin’s Bait is a timely and funny, yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a community facing up to change.

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13 Sep 2019 - 19 Sep 2019

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It Chapter Two (15)

Andy Muschietti

Director Andy Muschietti has returned once more to the town of Derry, Maine to bring us the eagerly-awaited final chapter, which sees The Losers Club face down the terrifying clown Pennywise.

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20 Sep 2019

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Rocketman sing-a-long (15)

Dexter Fletcher

Join us for the sing-a-long version of Rocketman, which tells the story of Reginald Kenneth Dwights fantastical transformation into none other than Elton John.

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21 Sep 2019

Cinema

Discovery Shorts 2018 (U)

Discovery Family Film Club

On the eve of the new Discovery Film Festival we give a final farewell to the short films that were the hits of the previous year. Meet a penguin whose attempts to serve drinks at a birthday party lead to utter chaos, a large green bird who has some difficulties with a big bell and a very frisky egg and see how an old, forgotten Rubik’s Cube finds a whole new audience.

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22 Sep 2019

Cinema

Relaxed: Discovery Shorts 2018 (U)

Discovery Family Film Club

On the eve of the new Discovery Film Festival we give a final farewell to the short films that were the hits of the previous year. meet a penguin whose attempts to serve drinks at a birthday party lead to utter chaos, a large green bird who has some difficulties with a big bell and a very frisky egg and see how an old, forgotten Rubik’s Cube finds a whole new audience.

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22 Sep 2019

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Ciné Sunday: The Farewell (PG)

Lulu Wang

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, American raised Billi reluctantly returns to China to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself.

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23 Sep 2019

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Mantra – Sounds into Silence

Georgia Wyss

A feature-length documentary, exploring the growing musical and social phenomenon of chanting, Mantra – Sounds into Silence shares the stories of people who are finding healing and a sense of inner peace by singing mantras together.

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15 Sep 2019 - 24 Sep 2019

Cinema

Subtitled: Downton Abbey (PG)

Michael Engler

Bring on the tea and crumpets! Downton Abbey has made it to the big screen, continuing the saga of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in the English countryside in the early 20th century.

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26 Sep 2019

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Bring a Baby: The Farewell (PG)

Lulu Wang

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, American raised Billi reluctantly returns to China to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself.

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26 Sep 2019

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Senior Citizen Kane: The Farewell (PG)

Lulu Wang

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, American raised Billi reluctantly returns to China to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself.

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13 Sep 2019 - 26 Sep 2019

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Downton Abbey (PG)

Michael Engler

Bring on the tea and crumpets! Downton Abbey has made it to the big screen, continuing the saga of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in the English countryside in the early 20th century.

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29 Sep 2019

Cinema

Ciné Sunday: The Goldfinch (15)

John Crowley

Based on Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed best-selling novel, The Goldfinch follows the story of Theo Decker, who experiences a life-altering tragedy that sends him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love.

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29 Sep 2019

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The Third Man (PG)

Carol Reed

See an undisputed masterpiece in this stunning new 4K restoration.

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29 Sep 2019

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Artist’s Choice Screenings: Poetic Justice (15)

#AlbertaWhittle

Poetic Justice, the follow-up to John Singleton’s seminal breakthrough Boyz n the Hood, sees Janet Jackson star as Justice, a beautician and poet in mourning after a personal tragedy, and Tupac Shakur as Lucky, a musician who ends up on a road trip with Jackson’s no-nonsense hero.

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02 Oct 2019

Cinema

Roger Waters  Us + Them (15)

Sean Evans

Roger Waters, co-founder, creative force and songwriter behind Pink Floyd, presents his highly anticipated film, Us + Them, featuring state-of-the-art visual production and breath-taking sound in this unmissable cinema event.

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03 Oct 2019

Cinema

Bring a Baby: The Goldfinch (15)

John Crowley

Based on Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed best-selling novel, The Goldfinch follows the story of Theo Decker, who experiences a life-altering tragedy that sends him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love.

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03 Oct 2019

Cinema

Senior Citizen Kane: The Goldfinch (15)

John Crowley

Based on Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed best-selling novel, The Goldfinch follows the story of Theo Decker, who experiences a life-altering tragedy that sends him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love.

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22 Sep 2019 - 03 Oct 2019

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For Sama (18)

Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts

A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, For Sama tells the story of Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

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20 Sep 2019 - 03 Oct 2019

Cinema

The Farewell (PG)

Lulu Wang

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, American raised Billi reluctantly returns to China to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself.

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03 Oct 2019

Cinema

Inna de Yard (12A)

Peter Webber

Joyous and vibrant, set against the lush green mountains of Jamaica, Inna de Yard sees a superstar group of reggae legends gather to record a new album of infectious hits in an unplugged style that harks back to their roots.

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06 Oct 2019

Cinema

Relaxed: Astro Kid (PG)

Discovery Family Film Club

Separated from his parents after the destruction of their space ship, young space explorer Willy must find a way to survive on a strange new world. Luckily he Buck, his friendly survival robot, to depend on - but can they hold out until Willy's parents find them?

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06 Oct 2019

Cinema

Ciné Sunday: Ad Astra

James Gray

In this gripping sci-fi adventure, astronaut Roy McBride travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet.

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06 Oct 2019

Cinema

Subtitled: Judy (12A)

Rupert Goold

Acclaimed theatre director Rupert Goold brings the poignant story of Judy Garland’s final performances to the big screen with the help of an extraordinary performance by Renée Zellweger.

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08 Oct 2019

Cinema

Artist's Choice Screenings: Young Soul Rebels (18)

#AlbertaWhittle

Set in 1977 London over the weekend of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, artist Isaac Julien’s 1991 feature debut Young Soul Rebels is an energetic and vibrant work which still feels truly radical today, and we are over the moon to be presenting this extraordinary film in 35mm.

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08 Oct 2019

Cinema

Subtitled: Ad Astra

James Gray

In this gripping sci-fi adventure, astronaut Roy McBride travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet.

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09 Oct 2019

Cinema

Metallica S&M2

Wayne Isham

S&M2 is a must-see celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica’s groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony.

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10 Oct 2019

Cinema

Senior Citizen Kane: Judy (12A)

Ruper Goold

Acclaimed theatre director Rupert Goold brings the poignant story of Judy Garland’s final performances to the big screen with the help of an extraordinary performance by Renée Zellweger.

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10 Oct 2019

Cinema

Bring a Baby: Ad Astra

James Gray

In this gripping sci-fi adventure, astronaut Roy McBride travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet.

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04 Oct 2019 - 10 Oct 2019

Cinema

Astro Kid (PG)

Discovery Family Film Club

Separated from his parents after the destruction of their space ship, young space explorer Willy must find a way to survive on a strange new world. Luckily he Buck, his friendly survival robot, to depend on - but can they hold out until Willy's parents find them?

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04 Oct 2019 - 10 Oct 2019

Cinema

Judy (12A)

Rupert Goold

Acclaimed theatre director Rupert Goold brings the poignant story of Judy Garland’s final performances to the big screen with the help of an extraordinary performance by Renée Zellweger.

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27 Sep 2019 - 10 Oct 2019

Cinema

The Goldfinch (15)

John Crowley

Based on Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed best-selling novel, The Goldfinch follows the story of Theo Decker, who experiences a life-altering tragedy that sends him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love.

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10 Oct 2019

Cinema

Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of Bandages (18)

Don your wellies for this hilarious show from The Big Yin's final tour plus an interview with the man himself...

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04 Oct 2019 - 10 Oct 2019

Cinema

Ad Astra

James Gray

In this gripping sci-fi adventure, astronaut Roy McBride travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet.

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12 Oct 2019

Cinema

Live from the Met: Turandot

Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production returns to cinemas with powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke taking on the titular role of the sharp Princess, sworn never to be possessed by a man.

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15 Oct 2019

Cinema

Gauguin from the National Gallery

Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK, this brand new documentary explores Gauguin’s extraordinary – and at times controversial – artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, artists and world experts.

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17 Oct 2019

Cinema

Scheme Birds (15)

Ellen Fiske & Ellinor Hallin

Lyrical yet unflinching in its gaze, this heartbreakingly tender documentary asks what causes a person to change - and whether it’s ever too late to do so. This screening, presented by Take One Action Film Festivals as part of the University of Dundee’s Festival of the Future, will be followed by an audience discussion.

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18 Oct 2019

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Sorry We Missed You (15)

Ken Loach

Three years after I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach and his long-term collaborators (screenwriter Paul Laverty and producer Rebecca O’Brien) return with another devastatingly powerful portrait of contemporary Britain. Presented by Take One Action Film Festivals as part of the University of Dundee’s Festival of the Future.

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26 Oct 2019

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Live from the Met: Manon

Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production, starring exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role, explores the devastating consequences when excess and passion collide.

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29 Oct 2019

Cinema

Exhibition on Screen: Leonardo - The Works

Phil Grabsky

Marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death: for the first time ever, all of Leonardo’s paintings will be shown in Ultra-HD on the big screen, complete with commentary by the world’s leading experts.

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09 Nov 2019

Cinema

Live from the Met: Madama Butterfly

Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging of Puccini’s tale of unrequited love returns to our screens featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role.

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23 Nov 2019

Cinema

Live from the Met: Akhnaten

Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines as the revolutionary Pharaoh who transformed ancient Egypt in this vivid contemporary production.

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11 Jan 2020

Cinema

Live from the Met: Wozzeck

After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment.

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14 Jan 2020

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Exhibition on Screen: Lucian Freud - A Self Portrait

David Bickerstaff

A must-see for anyone interested in 20th-century and 21st-century art, this film explores one of the most highly original and popular artists of recent years - the grandson of Sigmund Freud - who was a key figure in London’s radical post-war art scene.

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24 Jan 2020

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Rob Roy with live music by David Allison (12A)

HippFest on Tour

Join us for Rob Roy, the impressive and rarely screened biopic of one of Scotland’s best-known outlaws, complete with a newly commissioned score by multi-instrumentalist David Allison - performed live!

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01 Feb 2020

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Live from the Met: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles.

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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

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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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14 Mar 2020

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Live from the Met: Der Fliegende Holländer

Returning to the Met for the first time since 2012, Sir Bryn Terfel CBE 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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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

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09 May 2020

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Live from the Met: Maria Stuarda

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06 Jul 2020

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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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