Welcome to the RBC Film Club.
Confirmed list for the next block of films, starting Mon 6 Mar 2017. This is a block of 12 films - pay for 9 and get 3 free. All films start at 7pm, except Toni Erdmann on 13 March at 6.30pm
Mon 6 March, Your Name - Makoto Shinkai | Japan | 2016 |106m | 12A | Subtitles
The highest grossing Japanese anime ever, ‘Your Name’ a fantasy drama about two strangers who find themselves linked in a bizarre way. A young man living in Tokyo and a young girl living in the countryside suddenly start switching bodies on a regular basis. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?
Mon 13 March, Toni Erdmann - Maren Ade | Germany/Austria/Romania | 2016 | 162m | 15 | Subtitles
Please note this is a 6.30pm start
Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines so he devises Toni Erdmann: Winfried's flashy alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines' work circle, claiming to be her CEO's life coach. As Toni, Winfried doesn't hold back, and Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to see that her eccentric father deserves a place in her life.
Mon 20 March, Denial - Mick Jackson | UK/USA | 2016 | 109m | 12A
Based on the true story of acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz), who fought to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving (Timothy Spall), a renowned denier, sued her for libel.
Mon 27 March, Prevenge - Alice Lowe | UK | 2016 | 15 | 87m
Written, directed by and starring Alice Lowe (‘Sightseers’) as Ruth, a widow who is seven months pregnant and, believing herself to be guided by her unborn baby, embarks on a homicidal rampage, dispatching anyone who stands in her way.
Mon 3 April, Moonlight - Barry Jenkinson | USA | 2016 | 111m | 15
Drama which chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Mon 10 April, It’s Only The End of the World - Xavier Dolan | Canada/France | 2016 | 97m | 15 | Subtitles
After 12 years of estrangement, a writer returns to his hometown, planning on announcing his impending death to his family. However, his mother, tempestuous siblings (Vincent Cassel and Léa Seydoux) and beleaguered sister-in-law (Marion Cotillard) have their own personal grievances to air. As buried resentments threaten to surface and fits and feuds begin to unfold, all attempts at empathy are sabotaged by the family’s inability to listen and love.
Mon 24 April, Elle - Paul Verhoeven | France/Germany/Belgium | 2016 | 130m | 18 | Subtitles
Head of a successful video game company, Michèle (Isabelle Huppert) brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes her life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game-a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.
Mon 1 May, Aquarius - Kleber Mendonça Filho | Brazil | 2016 | 142m | 15 | Subtitles
Clara, a vibrant former music critic, avid swimmer, grandmother, cancer survivor, willing lover and widow with flowing tresses, lives in the Brazilian city of Recife. She is the only remaining apartment owner in a gracious older building which has been targeted for demolition by ruthless luxury high-rise developers. As the tactics to remove Clara become increasingly hostile, Clara proves to be a force to be reckoned with.
Mon 8 May, Free Fire - Ben Wheatley | UK/France | 2016 | 91m | 15
The latest film from Ben Wheatley (‘A Field in England’, ‘Sightseers’, and ‘High-Rise’) is set in Boston in 1978. When a gang of criminals meet up in a warehouse in order to purchase arms, a disagreement turns into a full-on shootout between the two parties making the transaction.
Mon 15 May, Neruda - Pablo Larrain | Chile/Argentina/France/Spain/USA | 2016 | 107m | 15 | Subtitles
An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.
Mon 22 May, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest - Milos Forman | USA | 1975 | 134m | 18
Jack Nicholson’s unforgettable performance as the ingenious, heroic free spirit RP ‘Mac’ McMurphy, who leads an uprising in the men’s ward of a mental hospital run by callous Nurse Rached (Louise Fletcher), won him his first Best Academy Award for Best Actor. Adapted from Ken Kesey’s best-selling 1962 novel, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ was only the second film ever to win the ‘big five’ Oscars.
Mon 29 May, The Handmaiden Ah-ga-ssi - Park Chan-wook | South Korea | 2016 | 144m | 18
The latest film from the director of ‘Old Boy’ is an erotic psychological thriller set in 1930s Korea. During the period of Japanese occupation, a woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle. But the maid is a pickpocket secretly involved in a plot to defraud the heiress by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count.
On Monday nights at the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre in Dumfries we do things a little differently. Instead of showing the usual adverts and trailers we have a short introduction to the evening's film from one of the film club regulars.
After the film has finished, please help yourself to tea, coffee and biscuits, and bring them back into the cinema for a friendly, informal discussion of the evening's film. We think of it as being like a book club, but for films. You don't even have to say anything - you can just sit and listen!
Film club is held every Monday at the RBC, from September-June. You can sign up for full blocks, and get some complimentary tickets, you can dip in and out as you wish, or you can just come along and watch the film with no obligation to stay for the discussion.
The latest information about Film Club can be found on the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre website
You can also join in the discussions and sign up to email updates at our Talk Cinema google group.