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DCA shows the very best in new cinematic releases and a unique programme of alternative and world cinema. These can be booked online, over the phone or in person at the Box Office. Browse our listings or use the search function to find exactly what you are looking for.

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18 Jan 2020

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The Iron Giant (PG)

Brad Bird

Screening as part of our Hello, Robot season, Brad Bird's directorial debut is this charming adaptation of Ted Hughes’ The Iron Man. Its sense of humour, adventure and heart meant the film gained a devoted audience and it’s now considered a high-point of modern animation.

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19 Jan 2020

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Relaxed: The Iron Giant (PG)

Brad Bird

Screening as part of our Hello, Robot season, Brad Bird's directorial debut is this charming adaptation of Ted Hughes’ The Iron Man. Its sense of humour, adventure and heart meant the film gained a devoted audience and it’s now considered a high-point of modern animation.

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19 Jan 2020

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Ciné Sunday: Bombshell (15)

Enjoy a breakfast roll, a tea or coffee and an explosive story of justice. Based on the real life scandal, Bombshell is the gripping story of the women who brought down Roger Ailes, the infamous man who created the powerful and controversial media empire Fox News.

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23 Jan 2020

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Bring a Baby: Bombshell (15)

Jay Roach

Based on the real life scandal, Bombshell is the explosive story of the women who brought down Roger Ailes, the infamous man who created the powerful and controversial media empire Fox News.

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23 Jan 2020

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Senior Citizen Kane: 1917 (15)

Same Mendes

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Blake and Schofield, are given a seemingly impossible mission: in a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers - including Blake’s brother.

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17 Jan 2020 - 23 Jan 2020

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Bombshell (15)

Jay Roach

Based on the real life scandal, Bombshell is the explosive story of the women who brought down Roger Ailes, the infamous man who created the powerful and controversial media empire Fox News.

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17 Jan 2020 - 23 Jan 2020

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Waves (15)

Trey Edward Shults

From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family, led by a well-intentioned but domineering father, as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.

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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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26 Jan 2020

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Ciné Sunday: 1917 (15)

Join us for a breakfast roll, tea or coffee and this intense wartime thriller, which sees young British soldiers Blake and Schofield attempt a seemingly impossible mission: in a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers - including Blake’s brother.

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27 Jan 2020

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Anne Frank: Parallel Stories (12A)

Sabina Fedeli, Anna Migotto

Marking Holocaust Memorial Day, and created in celebration of what would have been Anne Frank’s 90th birthday, this special documentary features Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, who tells the story of Anne’s life through the pages of her diary. This telling is intertwined with the stories of five Holocaust survivors.

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28 Jan 2020

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Her (15)

Spike Jonze

Screening as part of our Hello, Robot. Spike Jonze's Her is a story of love, life and our complicated connection with technology. In an age when people engage more with tech than they do with family members, Her is a remarkable achievement, making you think about your relationships, both on and offline.

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30 Jan 2020

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Bring a Baby: The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG)

Armando Iannucci

Award winning writer-director Armando Iannucci adapts Charles Dickens, employing his comedic mastery and vivid characterisations to bring to life one of Dickens’ most cherished characters.

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30 Jan 2020

Cinema

Senior Citizen Kane: The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG)

Armando Iannucci

An avid Charles Dickens' fan, award winning writer-director Armando Iannucci adapts here, alongside frequent collaborator Simon Blackwell, employing his comedic mastery and vivid characterisations to bring to life one of Dickens’ most cherished characters.

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20 Jan 2020 - 30 Jan 2020

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Captioned: 1917 (15)

Sam Mendes

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Blake and Schofield, are given a seemingly impossible mission: in a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers - including Blake’s brother.

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27 Jan 2020 - 30 Jan 2020

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Long Day's Journey into Night (12A)

Bi Gan

Screening in marvellous 3D, Long Day's Journey Into Night is a noir-tinged film about a solitary man haunted by loss and regret. Again centering around his native province of Guizhou in southwest China, Bi Gan has created a film like nothing you've seen before.

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24 Jan 2020 - 30 Jan 2020

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The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG)

Armando Iannucci

An avid Charles Dickens' fan, award winning writer-director Armando Iannucci adapts here, alongside frequent collaborator Simon Blackwell, employing his comedic mastery and vivid characterisations to bring to life one of Dickens’ most cherished characters.

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17 Jan 2020 - 30 Jan 2020

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1917 (15)

Sam Mendes

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Blake and Schofield, are given a seemingly impossible mission: in a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers - including Blake’s brother.

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24 Jan 2020 - 30 Jan 2020

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Weathering with You (12A)

Makoto Shinkai

In the highly anticipated follow-up to his 2016 anime hit Your Name, Makoto Shinkai returns with the story of a runaway teenager who meets a girl with the fantastical ability to stop the rain and clear the sky.

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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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03 Feb 2020

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Parasite preview with satellite Q&A (15)

Bong Joon-ho

Join us for a preview screening of Bong Joon Ho's Parasite, a pitch-black modern fairytale and an urgent, brilliantly layered look at timely social themes.

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05 Feb 2020

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Ex Machina (15)

Alex Garland

Screening as part of our Hello, Robot. season, Alex Garland's directorial debut Ex Machina is a stylish, intelligent thriller which presents us with Ava, a startlingly believable updating of Metropolis’ AI creation Maria, played with uncompromising confidence and complexity in a knock-out performance by Alicia Vikander.

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07 Feb 2020

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Metropolis (PG)

Fritz Lang

Screening as part of our Hello, Robot. season, Fritz Lang's Metropolis is considered by many to be the mother of all sci-fi films, featuring an imaginative world of revolutionaries, mad scientists and robots that influenced everything from Star Wars to Blade Runner.

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08 Feb 2020

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Wall-E (U)

Andrew Stanton

Screening as part of our Hello, Robot. season, Wall-E is set on a future Earth long abandoned by humans. The adorable titular robot spends its lonely days rolling about, still following its programming, crushing trash into neat cubes and trying not to squash its cockroach pal.

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09 Feb 2020

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Relaxed: Wall-E (U)

Andrew Stanton

Screening as part of our Hello, Robot. season, Wall-E is set on a future Earth long abandoned by humans. The adorable titular robot spends its lonely days rolling about, still following its programming, crushing trash into neat cubes and trying not to squash its cockroach pal.

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18 Feb 2020

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Artist's Choice Screening: Donna Haraway: Story Telling For Earthly Survival

Story Telling for Earthly Survival features Haraway in a playful and engaging exploration of her life, influences, and ideas.

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25 Feb 2020

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

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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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29 Feb 2020

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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

Cinema

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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