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1 Cinema November December 2018

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3 hello What struck me as I put together the new films in this November December cinema guide was how many of them tell stories about unconventional bonds, the deep connections we all look for despite the circumstances of our lives. In Steve McQueen s Widows a group of strangers must learn to trust each other with their lives to survive; Hirokazu Kore-eda s Shoplifters shows us a non-traditional family living off the grid; and The Old Man & The Gun is about romance late in life. But probably the most astonishing example has to be Three Identical Strangers, the true-life story of triplets separated at birth and reunited as adults, whose lives were changed forever by the adoption agency who controlled their fates. Relationships are key to our work here at DCA too and this season we re working in partnership with two organisations to bring special events to Dundee for this guide. The Royal Scottish Geographical Society will be joining us to host the Scottish premiere of Alex Bescoby s documentary about Burma s lost royal family We Were Kings, and the University of Dundee presents an examination of Mary Shelley s Frankenstein as part of its Being Human Festival of the Humanities. As we face uncertain times ahead while our nation grapples with the changes Brexit will bring, our commitment to show wonderful European cinema on our screens remains a constant. This year s French Film Festival brings a range of titles showcasing the very best in new releases as well as well loved classics. There are films which will tickle your funny bones, others that will break your heart, and some that will simply delight you with their joie de vivre. And for those of you planning your holiday activity well in advance (it can never be too early to start thinking about Christmas) we ve included advance details of our seasonal film screenings in this guide: festive jumpers at the ready! Alice Black Head of Cinema Additional contributors: Michael Coull, Brian Hoyle, Jennifer Phin, Mike Tait Contents New Films Anna and the Apocalypse 8 Bohemian Rhapsody 5 Disobedience 12 Fahrenheit 11/9 4 Nae Pasaran 7 The Old Man & The Gun 11 Peterloo 4 Shoplifters 9 Sorry to Bother You 10 Suspiria 8 Three Identical Strangers 10 Widows 6 Wildlife 7 Discovery Family Film Club CBeebies Christmas Show 24 Ralph Breaks the Internet 25 Smallfoot 24 Diary Pages 16 Accessible Screenings 18 Documentary Donkeyote 19 The Price of Everything 27 Warren Miller s The Face of Winter 14 We Were Kings 19 Won t You Be My Neighbor? 19 Comedy 9 to 5 28 Super November 13 The Marvellous Mabel Normand 28 Women on the Verge of 28 a Nervous Breakdown Scottish Queer International Film Festival Rafiki 12 Being Human: Frankenstein The Bride of Frankenstein 14 Frankenstein Re-membered 14 DUNDEAD Escape from New York 15 Prince of Darkness 15 The Fog 15 They Live 15 French Film Festival Au revoir là-haut 22 Les chatouilles 23 La Ch tite famille 22 Cyrano de Bergerac 20 En guerre 21 Le grand bain 20 Madame Hyde 21 Orphée 21 Plaire, aimer et courir vite 20 La Prière 22 La villa 23 Performance Live from the Met: Marnie 26 NT Live: The Madness of George III 26 NT Live: Antony and Cleopatra 26 The King and I 26 Bolshoi: La Sylphide 26 Bolshoi: Don Quixote (Encore) 26 Exhibition on Screen Degas: Passion for Perfection 27 Christmas It s a Wonderful Life 29 Home Alone 29 Die Hard 29 Coming Soon 30 #hellodca 3

4 New Films Fahrenheit 11/9 Fri 9 Thu 15 November Unfortunately, due to its late addition to the release calendar, it wasn t possible for us to get Michael Moore s new documentary into our programme any earlier. But we still wanted to offer you an opportunity to see it, so we re marking the two-year anniversary of Donald Trump s stunning election win with a day of screenings plus some extra chances to catch this powerful film. Peterloo Fri 2 Thu 15 November Mike Leigh turns his gaze on the moment when Britain's working class began to fight for its right to representation, up against an establishment that was determined to block what it viewed as an encroachment on its own privileges. This is a sobering look at the context and consequences of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre. Four years after the British and their allies roundly defeated Napoleon on the field at Waterloo, a different kind of battle was fought, this time on English soil, at St. Peter's Field in Manchester an event that journalists quickly dubbed the Peterloo Massacre. Peterloo began as a riot involving unarmed civilians and British cavalry and became an infamous flashpoint in the country's history of parliamentary reform. Leigh tells the story from the perspective of key players: those suffering through unemployment, poverty, and famine in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars on one side; the magistrates and military authorities on the other. Scathing in his depiction of the powers that be, Leigh reserves most of his attention for the Peterloo victims: the protesters, many of them out-of-work textile workers, and those political reformers advocating for their right to vote. Back in July 2016, Michael Moore was treated like a crackpot doomsayer for writing the essay 5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win. His prediction was the opposite of what most pollsters and pundits were saying, but it came true in the wee hours of 9 November 2016 when the electoral college votes were tallied. Using his trademark wit and dogged determination, Moore examines the legacy of 11/9 and raises questions about what lies ahead. Moore is a gifted analyst and he argues his position with clarity, humour and tremendous persuasion. Moore doesn t shy away from criticism of the Democratic Party or the media either; he also argues about the impact of the Obama administration on the current situation, accusing it of a myriad of wrongful policy decisions and apathy towards political disenchantment in the US. He pays close attention to recent cases that have shaken American culture to the core: the Flint water crisis; the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting; the West Virginia teachers strike. And to those affected, he gives a voice. These cases are employed to highlight the rot at the heart of the establishment, but they also champion the rise of widespread civic engagement and most importantly, take the film from outrage to hope. Dir: Michael Moore USA 2018 / 2h8m / 15 While it is plain where his sympathies lie, Leigh is even-handed in his overall approach and Peterloo adroitly, and with a fine sense of period detail, brings this critical event and its historyaltering fallout into new light. Dir: Mike Leigh UK 2018 / 2h33m / 12A Ciné Sunday Sun 11 November, 11:00 4

5 1945 Sat 10 Thu 15 November Hungary in the postwar years was a challenging, transitional place: it s a period rarely dealt with in cinema and certainly not with as much clarity, economy and nuance as Ferenc Török displays in the masterful Török tackles a difficult subject with sensitivity: the sobering issue of how the Gentile population of Nazi-occupied countries behaved towards Jewish neighbours, and how they did or did not manage to come to terms with a history of betrayal. Bohemian Rhapsody Sat 10 Thu 15 November Bohemian Rhapsody, a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, almost didn t make it to completion when filming was stalled after director Bryan Singer was fired from the production. The reins were ably picked up by Dexter Fletcher (Sunshine on Leith) and the film finished in time for its scheduled release. Queen front-man Freddie Mercury (played with gusto by Mr Robot s Rami Malek) defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. Bohemian Rhapsody lovingly traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie reunites with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid, giving one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music while bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis. When two black-clad men arrive at a country railway station, a classic western setup appears to be unfolding. But this is Soviet-occupied Hungary in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, and by their appearance the men are Orthodox Jews. As the two men make their way to town and word of their arrival spreads, there s a growing panic amongst some of the more prominent townsfolk especially town clerk István, whose son s wedding is later that day... With its monochrome splendour and striking soundtrack, morally compromised townspeople and its tick-tock narrative towards an unknown conclusion, 1945 bears comparison with Fred Zinnemann s taut and masterful High Noon. Dir: Ferenc Török Hungary 2017 / 1h31m Hungarian with English subtitles / 15 With a soundtrack and costumes to die for, Bohemian Rhapsody is a glittery trip down memory lane for those of us who remember these glory days of rock. For those who don t, you might just be inspired to head into Groucho s for some classic records or down to the charity shop for a new vintage wardrobe. Dir: Bryan Singer UK / USA 2018 / 2h14m / 12A Soft Subtitled Mon 12 November, 20:30 Bring a Baby Thu 15 November, 10:30 Senior Citizen Kane Club Thu 15 November, 10:30 #hellodca 5

6 Widows Fri 16 Thu 29 November It might seem like an epic shift of direction for filmmaker Steve McQueen to tackle a big blockbuster heist film after his searing Oscar-winning drama 12 Years A Slave. But McQueen has crafted a smart, female-centred, multi-racial actionthriller which is also, hands down, one of the most entertaining films of the year so far. Taking Lynda LaPlante s 1983 British TV series as its inspiration and adapted for the big screen by McQueen and Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, this is a story of survival and revenge. The film opens with scenes of domestic bliss between devoted husband Harry Rawlings (Liam Neeson) and his wife Veronica (Viola Davis). The Rawlings, on the surface, seem to have it all: a strong marriage, affluent lifestyle, and happiness. But when criminal mastermind Harry and his entire crew are killed in a botched robbery, their wives are left in shock and desperate financial circumstances. Faced with threats from both a rival gang and the political elite her husband was in cahoots with, Veronica has no choice but to try and finish the job Harry started. She enlists the help of two women she has never met before: Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), the other widows left behind by the original failed heist. With no criminal experience, these women start to put together their own plan which will either save them or send them straight to jail. Davis, Rodriguez and Debicki are all terrific and they are joined by some very fine actors in supporting roles including Colin Farrell, Daniel Kaluuya, Brian Tyree Henry and the wonderful Robert Duvall. Shot with panache and style, Widows is a cool thriller where every character is fully fleshed out and every superbly edited action sequence has a purpose. McQueen has achieved what he set out to do bring diversity onto our screens and in the process has created a superb film that all audiences will appreciate. Dir: Steve McQueen USA 2018 / 2h9m / 15 Soft Subtitled Sun 18 November, 21:00 Senior Citizen Kane Club Thu 22 November, 10:30 Bring a Baby Thu 29 November, 10: of the most entertaining films of the year so far.

7 Nae Pasaran Fri 23 Thu 29 November After two very busy one-off screenings earlier this year, we re pleased to offer Dundee audiences another chance to see Felipe Bustos Sierra s Nae Pasaran. Charting the incredible true story of the Scots who managed to ground half of Chile s Air Force from the other side of the world, this documentary celebrates the longest single act of solidarity against Pinochet s brutal dictatorship. Wildlife Fri 16 Thu 22 November Actor Paul Dano steps behind the camera with his directorial debut Wildlife, a portrait of a young man growing up within a dysfunctional family. Utilising the same intelligence and sensitivity he displays in his screen performances, Dano, who co-wrote the screenplay, tackles this coming-of-age story with a steady hand. Based on a novel by Richard Ford, Wildlife begins in small town 1960s Montana. Joe (Ed Oxenbould) has just arrived with his long suffering mother Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) and restless father Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal). The family are used to moving, as Jerry struggles to keep a job and always has his eye out for new opportunities. After he s fired from his position at local golf course, he reluctantly accepts risky work as part of a firefighting crew battling a blaze in the nearby forests, which will keep him away from home for weeks. With her husband gone, Jeanette starts to reveal to her teenage son a more assertive, liberated personality which is a by-product of both her anger at Jerry for abandoning the family and her rising suspicion that she s trapped in a bad marriage. Joe has had to grow up fast to serve not only as an unofficial referee between his parents, but to quietly navigate how he can preserve his family once his mother begins courting a wealthy local entrepreneur (Bill Camp). In 1974, a group of workers at the Rolls Royce factory in East Kilbride showed their support for the people of Chile by refusing to carry out the vital repairs of engines for Hawker Hunter planes, which had been used during the brutal military coup in September The boycott endured for four years but the Scottish workers never knew what impact they had; it was a matter of conscience and an act of solidarity. Bustos Sierra himself the Scotland-based son of a Chilean exile reunites inspirational figures Bob Fulton, Robert Somerville, Stuart Barrie and John Keenan to hear their story. With unprecedented access, Nae Pasaran also ventures much further to detail the horrors of the Pinochet years, meet survivors of the period and hear the Chilean side of the story. Dir: Felipe Bustos Sierra UK 2018 / 1h34m / PG Ciné Sunday Sun 25 November, 11:00 Senior Citizen Kane Club Thu 29 November, 10:30 Young Oxenbould (who appeared in the Discovery Film Festival favourite Paper Planes) is heart-breaking as a teenager trying to hold his family together as it falls apart before his eyes. And Mulligan is simply sensational, creating a complex portrayal of a woman struggling with the role society has boxed her into. Dir: Paul Dano USA 2018 / 1h45m / 12A Bring a Baby Thu 22 November, 10:30 #hellodca 7

8 Anna and the Apocalypse Fri 7 Thu 13 December After receiving its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in 2017 and its UK premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival earlier this year, Scottish director John McPhail s eagerly awaited Christmas-musical-high-school-zombie-comedy finally arrives on our screens. Filmed in Scotland with a large cast of engaging young actors, this is a film which keeps it tongue firmly in its cheek. Suspiria Fri 30 November Thu 6 December When it was announced that Dario Argento s classic giallo Suspiria was set for a remake, there were murmurs of disapproval amongst diehard fans. Their unease was tempered by the fact that the director of this new production was art-house darling Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name). The result, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, has gone on to polarise critics and audiences. Although some of the same plot points remain, Guadagnino s Suspiria is a very different beast. It s 1977, and Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson), a runaway from a Mennonite community, has come to West Berlin to audition for a prestigious dance academy. Despite her lack of training, Susie s raw talent and commitment catch the eye of the demanding Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton). But there is definitely something disturbing about this all-female troupe, signalled by the disappearance of a talented but troubled dancer named Patricia (Chloë Grace Moretz). Ignoring the warnings of fellow students, Susie auditions for the lead role in Volk, the group s most prestigious production. She gets her wish, but what will be the price of taking centre stage? Anna (Ella Hunt) is a regular teenager who dreams of escaping life in her humdrum Scottish town, and with graduation looming, it's clear that life for her and her friends is about to change. What they can t predict, however, is that along with the usual snow and freezing temperatures, Christmas this year brings with it another, more unexpected, seasonal change; the rise of the undead. Filled to the brim with catchy songs by Scottish musicians Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly, this is a zombie film like no other, and the cast carry off the audacious combination of genres with real charm and wit. Filling out the adult roles are character actors Mark Benton and Paul Kaye as Anna s father and her head teacher respectively both of whom very much get their moment to shine when it comes to song-and-dance numbers. Balancing laughs along with gore, the film takes time to draw each of the characters, allowing every member of the cast to shine. And with references to classic horror films throughout, this is an irreverently self-assured, self-aware slice of British film-making fun. Dir: John McPhail UK/USA 2017 / 1h32m / cert tbc Paying homage to 1970s fashion, music and cinema, Suspiria is a blend of psychological thriller, straight out horror, and avant-garde performance. With a soundtrack by Radiohead s Thom Yorke contributing to the eerie atmosphere and an earthy visual palette which is the opposite of Argento s film, this Suspiria definitely marches to the beat of Luca Guadagnino s drum. Dir: Luca Guadagnino Italy / USA 2018 / 2h32m /

9 Shoplifters Fri 23 November Thu 6 December For the DCA cinema team, who have been long-time admirers of Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, seeing the filmmaker win the Palme d Or at this year s Cannes Film Festival for Shoplifters was a happy moment. Given how positively DCA audiences have reacted to his films (Nobody Knows, Little Sister, The Third Murder) over the years we are certain you will love his new film too. You will quickly find yourself falling in love with this unconventional household. Osamu (Lily Franky), a middle-aged man, and Shota (Kairi Jyo), a teenager, walk into a grocery store. They play it cool: not speaking, but signalling to each other with their hands and eyes. Expert thieves, they stroll out with a hidden bounty before anyone notices. Returning home on this freezing night, they find a hungry little girl called Juri (Miyu Sasaki) all alone on the balcony of a ground-floor apartment. Feeling sorry for her, they invite her back to eat in the home they share with grandma Hatsue (veteran Kilin Kiki), Osamu s younger street-smart partner Noboyu (Sakura Ando), and the latter s half-sister Aki (Mayu Matsuoka). Little Juri ends up staying the night, and when they discover the bruises and scars on her arms, it seems only natural for this odd family to keep her in their cluttered house where love, support and gluten cake (the little girl s favourite food) are in plentiful supply. The impulse to give a vulnerable young child a better life is so strong, and Yuri s gradual embrace of her new brother, mother, father, aunt and granny so affecting, it is easy to put aside the uneasy thought that technically, she s been kidnapped. Kore-eda is a master at crafting understated human dramas full of warmth but also tinged with sadness. You ll quickly find yourself falling in love with this unconventional household and be so invested in their fate that by the end, all your heartstrings will be well and truly pulled. Shoplifters may not be the flashiest film you ll see all year, but it will be one most the most powerful. Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda Japan 2018 / 2h / 15 Japanese with English subtitles Ciné Sunday Sun 2 December, 11:00 Senior Citizen Kane Club Thu 6 December, 10:30 Bring a Baby Thu 6 December, 10:30 #hellodca 9

10 Sorry to Bother You Fri 14 Thu 20 December We're delighted to finally bring Sorry to Bother You to DCA after waiting months for it to get a UK release. Boots Riley s satirical look at race in America might at first glance seem like this year s Get Out, but it is a very different beast, with more in common with the work of Spike Jonze, Terry Gilliam or even Michel Gondry than that of Jordan Peele. Riley, an activist, musician and founder of the hip-hop group The Coup, has managed to make his feature debut one of the most politically charged, funny, and downright wacky cinema experiences of the year. Three Identical Strangers Fri 14 Thu 20 December New York, 1980: three complete strangers Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland, and David Kellman make the astounding discovery that they are identical triplets. Separated at birth, adopted, and raised by three different families, the 19-yearolds are reunited by chance. Their story sets the tabloids on fire, and the triplets suddenly become famous around the world. The brothers forge a relationship and become fast friends. They move in together in a swinging bachelor pad and open a restaurant that skyrockets to success. The toast of Manhattan, the triplets are living the high life. But their fairytale reunion sets off a chain of events that ultimately unearths an extraordinary and sinister secret that could answer controversial questions at the heart of human behaviour. Cassius Green (Atlanta s Lakeith Stanfield), a 30-something black telemarketer with self-esteem issues, discovers a magical selling power living inside him. Our intrepid hero initially just wants to find a way to pay the rent but Cash is increasingly attracted to the idea of upward mobility at his job and the chance to be a Power Caller on the floors above. Suddenly he s rising up the ranks to the elite team of his company, which sells heinous products and services. The upswing in Cassius career raises serious red flags with his brilliant girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson), an artist who is secretly part of a Banksy-style collective called Left Eye. But when Cassius meets the company s cocaine-snorting, orgy-hosting, obnoxious and relentlessly optimistic CEO (Armie Hammer), he uncovers some dark truths about corporate greed. Although Riley s vision of America is pushed to the boundaries of good taste, there are elements which are scarily not that far removed from reality. Its broad sense of humour maybe not for the easily offended, but no one can deny that Sorry to Bother You is made with bravado and flair. We can t wait to see what Boots does next. Dir: Boots Riley USA 2017 / 1h55m / 15 Making his feature film debut, BAFTA award winning television director Tim Wardle has crafted a gripping, juicy conspiracy thriller that becomes so much more complex. Three Identical Strangers evolves from pulp nonfiction into a multi-layered deliberation on nature versus nurture and the existential dilemma of what makes us who we are. Dir: Tim Wardle UK 2018 / 1h36m / 12A Ciné Sunday Sun 16 December, 11:00 Senior Citizen Kane Club Thu 20 December, 10:30 Bring a Baby Thu 20 December, 10:

11 The Old Man & The Gun Fri 7 Thu 20 December It s easy to forget that writer-director David Lowery, the man behind such atmospheric and lyrical films such as Ain t Them Bodies Saints and A Ghost Story also made the heartwarming Pete's Dragon; but his latest film is similarly warm and enjoyable. Reuniting with two former collaborators, Robert Redford and Casey Affleck, he brings us the incredible true story of lovable con artist Forrest Tucker. Tucker (Redford) spent decades robbing banks, getting arrested, breaking out of prison, and robbing more banks. The film opens in 1981 when Tucker, now in his mid-60s, is in the midst of a crime spree across Texas and the Midwest. His approach is very simple: he goes into small, locally run institutions, tells them he has a gun, and very politely asks them for their money. Along the way, he attracts the interest of a Texas detective, John Hunt (Casey Affleck) who is fascinated by Tucker but determined to bring him to justice. Despite his rebellious streak, the veteran outlaw falls for a local widow, Jewel (the wonderful Sissy Spacek), who despite not being quite sure if he s kidding about being a thief, really enjoys his company. With a reputation for being gentlemanly during his heists, Tucker (who died in 2004 at the age of 83) wasn t so much a conman or a hustler, but more a man with a restless spirit. Redford has never been better blending charm and guilt like no one else can. Paying homage to some of the great films of the 1970s not only with its cast but in its look and feel, The Old Man & The Gun tackles serious themes of ageing and regret with a huge heart and sense of fun, and the result is pure delight. And if Redford s claims that he has retired from acting for good are to be believed, then this film is the most charming way to say goodbye to an acting legend. Dir: David Lowery USA 2018 / 1h33m / 12A Ciné Sunday Sun 9 December, 11:00 Soft Subtitled Sun 9 December, 18:00 and Mon 17 December, 13:00 Senior Citizen Kane Club Thu 13 December, 10:30 Robert Redford has never been better. #hellodca 11

12 Rafiki Mon 26 November. 20:00 Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives, but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety. Disobedience Fri 14 Thu 20 December No stranger to stories about women forging brave a path to be true to themselves, director Sebastian Lelio (Gloria, A Fantastic Woman) was without a doubt the right director to bring Disobedience to the big screen. Based on the novel by Naomi Alderman, this is a story of faith, forbidden love and, ultimately, freedom. Rachel Weisz plays New York-based photographer Ronit Khruska. Following the death of her father, a respected Rabbi, she travels to the Orthodox Jewish community of her youth in north London. Estranged from her family, it is clear that she is not welcomed back into the community. Her presence is an irritant to some and an embarrassment to many, but she is offered a place to stay by her old school classmate Dovid (Alessandro Nivola), considered her father s spiritual son and heir. Dovid is married to Esti (Rachel McAdams), who has settled for a respectable life as a schoolteacher and a happy marriage to a decent, honourable man. As the attraction between the two women, who had been in love as teenagers, resurfaces, both Ronit and Esti are acutely aware of the risks that acting on their desire could bring to their lives. Even as some condemn them, there is a degree of tolerance among this orthodox community, especially from Dovid as he struggles to do the right thing for a wife he loves but who desperately wants to be set free in order to make her own choices. Rafiki made international news after being banned by the Kenya Film Classification Board for its homosexual theme and promotion of lesbianism. Director Wanuri Kahiu subsequently sued the Kenyan government. The ban was lifted and the film was screened to sell-out crowds in Nairobi. Rafiki is being presented at DCA as part SQIFF Scottish Queer International Film Festival Visit for more details. Dir: Wanuri Kahiu Kenya / South Africa / Germany / France / Norway / Lebanon 2018 / 1h23m / cert tbc English and Swahili with English subtitles Lelio allows the story to unfold through the subtleties of the performances given by three extraordinary actors. Taking each character s view into consideration as they grapple with questions of faith, devotion, love and self-determination, Disobedience is a serious, grown-up, and measured examination of raw human emotions rarely given an airing on our screens. Dir: Sebastian Lelio Ireland / UK 2017 / 1h44m /

13 Late Additions We ve just secured two essential new films to screen at DCA this December check our website at for confirmation of showtimes, or call the Box Office on for more information as it becomes available. The Image Book Le livre d image Sun 2 December, 21:00 Jean-Luc Godard adds to his legacy with this provocative collage film essay, an inquiry into the history of the moving image and a comment on the contemporary world. A flash storm of spoken and written screen texts, artworks, film and TV clips, this tonic workout for the eyes and mind shows Godard, at 87, as vitally confrontational as ever. Super November Thu 29 November, 20:30 Josie Long stars in this mumblecore rom-com meets socio-political drama as a romanceobsessed young librarian who thinks she has found her perfect match. Her friends disapprove of her three-date whirlwind romance but they are more concerned with the political turmoil of the country, which leads to a right wing coup. Exhilarating, topical and also deeply alarming, Super November is a wake up call and an ambitious breakthrough for director Douglas King and screenwriter Josie Long. Tickets students, under 21s & unwaged We're thrilled to welcome writer and comedian Josie Long to this screening for a stand-up set before the film begins and a Q&A afterwards with director Douglas King. Dir: Douglas King UK 2018 / 1h42m / Recommended 18+ Dir: Jean-Luc Godard Switzerland / France 2018 / 1h24m / French, English, Arabic and Italian with English subtitles / 15 The House That Jack Built Wed 12 December, time tbc Lars von Trier s provocative new film follows the highly intelligent Jack (Matt Dillon) over a span of 12 years and introduces the murders that define Jack s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack s point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. Not for the faint of heart (or duckling lovers). Dir: Lars von Trier Denmark / France / Germany / Sweden 2018 / 2h38m / English, German, Italian with English subtitles / 18 tbc #hellodca 13

14 Being Human: Frankenstein Dundee, home to the teenage Mary Shelley, joins the world in celebrating the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein. Join us to mark the powerful legacy of one of the most iconic sci-fi novels ever written, back where it all began by the banks of the river Tay during the Being Human Festival of the Humanities (15 24 November 2018). Frankenstein Re-membered Sun 18 November, 11:00 Warren Miller s The Face of Winter Tue 4 December, 20:45 Winter is just around the corner, and Warren Miller Entertainment (WME) is ready to kick-off the season with its 69th ski and snowboard film, Face of Winter. The late, great Warren Miller built his legacy capturing the essence of winter magic. Today that legacy launches the start of the snowsports season every year. In the 69th Warren Miller feature film, celebrate the man who became the face of winter throughout the ski world, and the places and people he influenced along the way. This year, new and veteran athletes come together to pay tribute to the man who started it all, including Jonny Moseley, Marcus Caston, Seth Wescott, Forrest Jillson, Kaylin Richardson, Dash Longe, Anna Segal, Michael 'Bird' Shaffer, and more. Watch as they visit some of Warren s favorite places from Engleberg in Switzerland to Chamonix in France, and from British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand and more. The film is for anyone whose life (whether they realize it or not) was impacted by Warren Miller, says WME Managing Director Andy Hawk. We are all the face of winter from the athletes to the audience to the locals in far-off destinations or even at our home mountain. Warren recognized this, and this year s film celebrates that. Tickets 11 Students, under 21s and unwaged 8 Dir: Chris Patterson USA 2018 / duration tbc / Recommended Since its publication 200 years ago, Mary Shelley s Frankenstein has influenced vast swathes of popular culture. Adaptations have starred cinema legends from Boris Karloff to Robert De Niro and even Alvin and the Chipmunks. From tales of science gone mad (Jurassic Park) to stories of understanding the other (ET, The Hulk, Arrival), traces of the story and its themes have spread across our media. With Frankenstein Re-membered, video artist and film historian Chris Gerrard collects these diverse fragments from the birth of cinema until the present day and in the tradition of Victor Frankenstein himself, attempts to stitch them back together into an adaptation of the original Shelley novel. Dir: Chris Gerrard Various countries / 1hr / Recommended 15+ The Bride of Frankenstein Sun 18 November, 13:00 A rare chance to see this horror classic, starring the iconic Boris Karloff as the Monster, back on the big screen. The Bride of Frankenstein features Elsa Lanchester in the dual role of the Monster s bride and Mary Shelley herself. Fleeing from a group of enraged villagers, Frankenstein s Monster finds refuge in an old crypt... Dir: James Whale USA 1935 / 1h15m / PG Both events are free but ticketed. Please ensure you book your free ticket for both parts.

15 Following the 40th anniversary re-release of John Carpenter s Halloween, we re proud to present four more Carpenter classics in brand new restorations: don t miss your opportunity to see some of the most inventive genre films of the past four decades back on the big screen! Escape from New York Thu 22 November, 20: : The US government responds to spiralling crime by walling-off Manhattan and turning it into a giant prison. But when Air Force One crashes in New York, the military is forced to send war veteran and prisoner Snake Plissken to rescue the President. Escape From New York is part science fiction and part action movie, with nods to 1970s Blaxplotation, horror, and of course the prison escape film. Add one of the best supporting casts ever, including Harry Dean Stanton, Isaac Hayes and Donald Pleasance, and you have the most ambitious and enjoyable film of Carpenter s early career. Dir: John Carpenter UK/USA 1981 / 1h35m / 15 They Live Fri 23 November, 20:30 I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I m all out of bubblegum. So says the hero of John Carpenter s They Live after he discovers that half of America s population is made up of aliens who have taken on positions of power and are using subliminal messages to control humanity. They Live is a scathing commentary on America s rich-poor divide and an attack on the increasing influence of the media in the 1980s. A deliriously fun sci-fi black-comedy which manages to recapture both the spirit and the visual invention of the best Hollywood B-Movies. Dir: John Carpenter USA 1988 / 1h34m / 18 The Fog Sat 24 November, 20:30 After the runaway success of Halloween, slasher films were all the rage; but Carpenter hopped off his own bandwagon and defied expectations with The Fog. The film tells the story of a sleepy coastal town engulfed by a mist containing the murderous spirits from a ship that sank 100 years previously. With overt nods to Edgar Allen Poe and classic don t show the monster horror films, The Fog is an unapologetically old-fashioned ghost story, and all the better for it. It s also a masterclass in low-budget filmmaking, using sound, colour, and framing to ratchet up the tension. Dir: John Carpenter USA 1980 / 1h29m / 15 Prince of Darkness Sun 25 November, 20:30 Prince of Darkness is the centrepiece of Carpenter s apocalypse trilogy, (between The Thing and In the Mouth of Madness), and the most misunderstood film of his career. Critics accused Carpenter of treading water and making another film in which the cast is trapped and besieged by a malevolent horde (in this case homeless people possessed by Satan). But there is a lot more going on in this strange and unsettling film. With dream-like imagery and a serious scientific thread, Prince of Darkness is extraordinary, and ripe for rediscovery. Dir: John Carpenter USA 1987/ 1h42m / 15 #hellodca 15

16 Key Bring a Baby Senior Citizen Kane Club Performance Screening Discovery Family Film Club Subtitled Ciné Sunday Relaxed Screening Day / Film Times Day / Film Times Fri 9 November Peterloo 13:00/16:15/19:30 Fahrenheit 11/9 13:00/15:30/18:00/20:30 Sat 10 November Peterloo 12:45/15:30/18:30 Bohemian Rhapsody 12:45/21: :45 Live from the Met: Marnie 17:55 Fahrenheit 11/9 21:30 Sun 11 November Peterloo 11:00/13:45/19:45 Bolshoi: La Sylphide 15:00 Fahrenheit 11/9 17: :30 Bohemian Rhapsody 20:15 Mon 12 November Peterloo 13:00/16:15/19:30 Bohemian Rhapsody 13:00/20: :45 Fahrenheit 11/9 18:00 Tue 13 November Peterloo 12:15/15:00/20:00 Bohemian Rhapsody 15:15/17:45 Exhibition on Screen: 18:00 Degas Passion for Perfection Wed 14 November Peterloo 13:00/16:15/19:30 Bohemian Rhapsody 13:00/20: :30 Sink or Swim 18:00 Thu 15 November Bohemian Rhapsody 10:30/10:30/20:30 Peterloo 13:00/16:15/19: :00 Fahrenheit 11/9 15:00 One Note at a Time 18: Fri 16 November Widows 13:00/15:30/18:15/21:00 Wildlife 13:15/18:00 Donkeyote 16:00 Sorry Angel 20:30 Sat 17 November Widows 13:00/15:30/18:15/21:00 Smallfoot 13:00 Cyrano de Bergerac 15:30 Wildlife 18:15 Women on the Verge of a 20:30 Nervous Breakdown Sun 18 November Smallfoot 10:30 Being Human: 11:00 Frankenstein Re-membered Being Human: 13:00 Bride of Frankenstein Widows 13:15/16:00/18:30/21:00 Orphée 15:30 Donkeyote 18:00 Wildlife 20:30 Mon 19 November Widows 13:00/15:30/18:15/21:00 Wildlife 13:15/15:45/20:30 At War 18:00 Tue 20 November Widows 13:00/15:30/20:45 Wildlife 13:15/15:45/18:00 NT Live: The Madness of George III 19:00 Mrs Hyde 20:30 Wed 21 November Widows 13:00/15:30/18:15/21:00 Wildlife 13:15/15:45/18:00 The Prayer 20:30 Thu 22 November Widows 10:30/13:00/15:30 18:15/21:00 Wildlife 10:30/13:15/15:45/18:00 DUNDEAD: Escape from New York 20:30

17 Day / Film Times Fri 23 November Shoplifters 13:00/15:30/18:15 Nae Pasaran 13:15/18:00 Widows 15:30/20:45 DUNDEAD: They Live 20:30 Day / Film Times Sat 1 December Shoplifters 13:00/18:00/20:30 Ralph Breaks the Internet 13:00/15:30/18:00 Won t You Be My Neighbor? 15:30 Suspiria 20:15 Sat 24 November Shoplifters 13:00/18:15 The Marvellous Mabel Norman 13:00 Widows 15:30/20:45 See You Up There 15:30 Nae Pasaran 18:00 DUNDEAD: The Fog 20:30 Sun 25 November Nae Pasaran 11:00/13:15 Shoplifters 13:30/15:30/18:15 Widows 16:00/20:45 Family is Family 18:00 DUNDEAD: Prince of Darkness 20:30 Mon 26 November Shoplifters 13:00/15:30/18:15 Nae Pasaran 13:15/18:00/21:30 Widows 15:30/20:45 Rafiki 20:00 Sun 2 December Ralph Breaks the Internet 10:30/13:00 15:30/18:00 Shoplifters 11:00/12:45/18:30 Bolshoi: Don Quixote 15:00 Suspiria 20:15 Mon 3 December Ralph Breaks the Internet 13:00/15:30/19:00 The Price of Everything 13:00 Shoplifters 15:30/18:00/20:30 Suspiria 20:15 Won t You Be My Neighbor? 20:30 Tue 4 December Ralph Breaks the Internet 13:00/15:30/18:00 Shoplifters 13:15/18:00 The Price of Everything 15:45 Suspiria 20:15 Warren Miller s Face of Winter 20:45 Tue 27 November Shoplifters 13:00/15:30/18:15 Nae Pasaran 13:15/18:00 Widows 15:30/20:45 Little Tickles 20:30 Wed 28 November Shoplifters 13:00/15:30/18:15 Nae Pasaran 13:15/20:30 Widows 15:30/20:45 The House by the Sea 18:00 Thu 29 November Widows 10:30/15:30 Nae Pasaran 10:30/13:15/18:00 Shoplifters 13:00/15:30/21:30 The King and I 18:00 Super November 20:00 Fri 30 November Shoplifters 13:00/15:30/20:15 Ralph Breaks the Internet 13:00/15:30/18:00 Won t You Be My Neighbor? 18:00 Suspiria 20:15 Wed 5 December Ralph Breaks the Internet 13:00/15:30/18:00 The Price of Everything 13:00/20:30 Shoplifters 15:30/18:00 Suspiria 20:15 Thu 6 December Shoplifters 10:30/10:30/14:00 Ralph Breaks the Internet 13:00/15:30/18:00 The Price of Everything 16:45 NT Live: Antony and Cleopatra 19:00 Suspiria 20:15 Fri 7 December Ralph Breaks the Internet 13:00/15:15/17:15 The Old Man & The Gun 13:15/15:30/18:00/20:15 Anna & The Apocalypse 19:30/21:30 Sat 8 December Ralph Breaks the Internet 13:00/15:15/17:15 The Old Man & The Gun 13:15/15:30/18:00/20:15 Anna and the Apocalypse 19:30/21:30 #hellodca 17

18 Day / Film Times Sun 9 December The Old Man & The Gun 11:00/13:15/15:30 18:00/20:15 Ralph Breaks the Internet 12:45/15:15/17:15 Anna and the Apocalypse 19:15/21:30 Mon 10 December Ralph Breaks the Internet 13:00/15:15/18:00 The Old Man & The Gun 13:15/15:30/18:00/20:15 Anna and the Apocalypse 20:00 Tue 11 December Ralph Breaks the Internet 13:00/15:15/18:00 The Old Man & The Gun 13:15/15:30/18:00/20:15 Anna and the Apocalypse 20:00 Wed 12 December Ralph Breaks the Internet 13:00/15:15/18:00 The Old Man & The Gun 13:15/15:30/18:00/20:15 Thu 13 December The Old Man & The Gun 10:30/13:15/15:30 18:00/20:30 Ralph Breaks the Internet 10:30/13:00/15:15 We Were Kings 18:30 Anna & the Apocalypse 21:00 Fri 14 December The Old Man & The Gun 13:00/18:00 Disobedience 13:00/18:00 Three Identical Strangers 15:15/20:15 Sorry to Bother You 15:30/20:30 Sat 15 December CBeebies Christmas Show 13:00 The Old Man & The Gun 13:00/17:15 Disobedience 14:45/19:15 Three Identical Strangers 15:15/21:30 Live from the Met: La Traviata 17:55 Sorry to Bother You 22:00 Relaxed Screenings We re pleased to bring you two Relaxed Screenings in this Guide: Smallfoot Sun 18 November, 10:30 Ralph Breaks the Internet Sun 2 December, 10:30 Tickets: 4 Day / Film Times Sun 16 December Three Identical Strangers 11:00/20:15 Disobedience 13:00/18:00 The Old Man & The Gun 13:15/18:00 9 to 5 15:30 Sorry to Bother You 15:30/20:30 Mon 17 December The Old Man & The Gun 13:00/18:00 Disobedience 13:00/18:00 Three Identical Strangers 15:15/20:15 Sorry to Bother You 15:30/20:30 Tue 18 December Disobedience 13:00/18:00 The Old Man & The Gun 13:00/18:00 Three Identical Strangers 15:15/20:15 Sorry to Bother You 15:30/20:30 Wed 19 December The Old Man & The Gun 13:00/18:00 Disobedience 13:00/18:00 Three Identical Strangers 15:15/20:15 Sorry to Bother You 15:30/20:30 Thu 20 December Three Identical Strangers 10:30/10:30 15:15/20:15 The Old Man & The Gun 13:00/18:00 Disobedience 13:00/18:00 Sorry to Bother You 15:30/20:30 Accessible Screenings Audio description is available on all screenings of Peterloo, Widows, Ralph Breaks the Internet and The Old Man & the Gun. The following films will be subtitled: Bohemian Rhapsody Mon 12 November, 20:30 Widows Sun 18 November, 21:00 Ralph Breaks the Internet Sun 2 December, 18:00 and Mon 10 December, 15:15 The Old Man and the Gun Sun 9 December, 18:00 and Mon 17 December, 13:

19 Documentary Won t You Be My Neighbor Fri 30 November Mon 3 December For over 30 years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer, was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television programme, Mister Rogers Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn t been anything like Mr Rogers on television before and there hasn t been since. Though he may be best known today as a soft-spoken, cardigan-wearing children s television host, in reality, Fred Rogers career represented a sustained attempt to present a coherent, beneficent approach to how we should best speak to children about important matters and how television could be used as a positive force in our society. In Won t You Be My Neighbor? Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom) looks back on Rogers legacy, focusing on his radically-kind ideas. Dir: Morgan Neville USA 2018 / 1h34m / 12A Donkeyote Fri 16 and Sun 18 November Manolo, a sprightly 78-year-old Spaniard, sets off for the United States on foot with his donkey Gorrión, to commemorate the forced march imposed on Native Americans known as the Trail of Tears. Whether he succeeds or not is never really the subject here, as we follow Manolo s adventures in Andalusia in preparation for his long-awaited pilgrimage to America. Given the far from perfect physical health of the protagonist and the stubbornness of his travelling companion, even his travels between Seville and Algeciras feel like a real challenge. While Manolo finally manages to get the reluctant animal to cross a bridge, he fails to achieve the same success on the phone with the customer service team of a company he hopes will sponsor his efforts. In the end, it comes as no surprise that Manolo prefers the company of animals to human society. Dir: Chico Pereira Germany / UK / Spain / 1h26m 15 Spanish with English subtitles We Were Kings plus director Q&A Thu 13 December, 18:30 In 1885, the British army invaded Burma and deposed its King. He dies in exile, ending a thousand years of monarchy. The royal family vanished, and the country was plunged into war and the longest military dictatorship of modern times. But after a century of silence they are back, and they're on a journey to bring the family past and present back together. Filmed over three years of seismic change in Burma, this is a fascinating story that throws light on a nation still dealing with the fallout from many years of unrest. We are delighted to bring you this screening in partnership with the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, including a Q&A with director Alex Bescoby after the film. Tickets 10 7 DCA or RGS members 6.50 Students, under 21s or unwaged #hellodca 19

20 French Film Festival Bienvenue! Join us for the best in new and classic French cinema with this fine selection from the 2018 French Film Festival. Sink or Swim Le grand bain Wed 14 November, 18:00 Mathieu Amalric and Guillaume Canet lead Gilles Lellouche's uplifting comedy about a group of disenchanted men who form a synchronised swimming team to bolster their self-esteem. As in the recent British film Swimming with Men, the motley band try to shake off their midlife malaise by celebrating their inner Esther Williams, to hilarious comic effect. The group includes hot-headed divorcee Laurent (Canet), never-was rock musician Simon (Jean-Hugues Anglade), near-broke pool salesman (Benoît Poelvoorde) and naive custodian Thierry (Philippe Katerine). Dir: Gilles Lellouche France 2018 / 2h5m / 12A French with English subtitles Sorry Angel Plaire, aimer et courir vite Fri 16 November, 20:30 One of French director Christophe Honoré s most personal forays into the world of love and friendship in the shadow of our own mortality, Sorry Angel examines gay male interactions and the consequences as well as the pleasures of sexual freedoms. Taking place in 1993, the film focuses on two men who are poles apart on the surface. Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps) is a 35-yearold writer who has AIDS, living in Paris with close friend and neighbour Mathieu (Denis Podalydes). Vincent Lacoste plays Arthur, a 22-year-old student from Rennes exploring his sexuality with both his girlfriend Nadine (Adele Wishes) and a succession of random men. A radiant film filled with long-running conversations, cool Gallic pop and plenty of cigarette smoke. Dir: Christophe Honoré France 2018 / 132 mins / 18 French with English subtitles Cyrano de Bergerac Sat 17 November, 15:30 Veteran director Jean-Paul Rappeneau's adaptation of Edmond Rostand s 1897 play is a perfect example of what a cinematic adaptation can and should be. The film is as vivid and bold as its title character, revelling in exuberant intelligence and tragic poignancy. Cyrano is well-served by Gérard Depardieu's performance, for which he earned an Oscar nomination and a César award. Depardieu brings the larger-than-life Cyrano to the fore in a portrayal that is grand without being showy. His tour de force is informed as much by subtlety as by an outsized emotional display. His performance is the heart of the film, setting the pulse for an extraordinary piece of work that, fittingly enough, comes across as a love letter to love. It was one of the most successful French films of all time, marking a revival of le cinéma français s fortunes in the 1990s. Newly restored copy. Dir: Jean-Paul Rappeneau France 1990 / 2h15m / U French with English subtitles 20

21 Orphée Sun 18 November, 15:30 This magical retelling of the Orpheus myth turns the lyre-playing singer of Greek legend into a famous left-bank poet in postwar Paris. Fallen out of favour and lost for poetic inspiration, Orphée becomes obsessed with a mysterious black-clad princess who first claims the life of a rival poet, and then Eurydice, his wife. With its unforgettable imagery the dissolving mirror through which characters pass into the next world, the leather-clad, death-dealing motorcyclists, and Cocteau s magical special effects, Orphée is a work of haunting beauty that follows the poetic logic of a dream. This new photochemical and 2K restoration of the film from the original nitrate negative were carried out by SNC (Groupe M6) with the support of the Archives françaises du film. Dir: Jean Cocteau France 1950 / 1h35m / PG French with English subtitles At War En guerre Mon 19 November, 18:00 Director Stéphane Brizé and actor Vincent Lindon (The Measure of a Man) team up again for this chronicle of a factory strike in the South of France. As the pugnacious union spokesman at an auto parts manufacture, Laurent Amedeo (Lindon) is vocal and outspoken. Along with the other employees he has no choice but to try, by any means necessary, to prevent their only source of livelihood from going under. Dir: Stéphane Brizé France 2018 / 1h52m / 15 French with English subtitles Mrs Hyde Madame Hyde Tue 20 November, 20:30 In this eccentric revision of Robert Louis Stevenson s literary classic Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, directed by Serge Bozon, Isabelle Huppert stars as the eponymous Mrs Hyde. Mme Géquil (Huppert) is a prim, meek and unconventional physics teacher at a working class suburban Parisian high school, often derided by her fellow colleagues for her inability to engage students and control the unruly ones. On an appropriately stormy night, she is struck by l ightning in her private laboratory and turns into something decidedly different. Romain Duris plays the school s principal as Bozon explores the relationship between the privileged and under-privileged in contemporary French society. Dir: Serge Bozon France 2018 / 1h35m / 15 French with English subtitles #hellodca 21

22 French Film Festival The Prayer La prière Wed 21 November, 20:30 A moving portrayal of a 22-year-old rescued from heroin addiction, those who help him, and all the obstacles he encounters on his way. Thomas (Anthony Bajon) arrives in a religious rehab community of young men living in the idyllic French Alps, near Grenoble. He s facing an uphill struggle against his past and has no family to support him. He struggles with the psychological and physical effects of his addiction but begins to find solace amongst the other inmates, all there in order to fight their own chemical demons. They support each other through companionship, friendship, work, a little entertainment, and a lot of prayer. Dir: Cédric Kahn France 2018 / 1h47m / 18 French with English subtitles 22 See You Up There Au revoir là-haut Sat 24 November, 15:30 Albert Dupontel writes, directs and stars in this epic drama adapted from the best-selling, award-winning novel by Pierre Lemaitre. As star and narrator, Dupontel plays Albert Maillard, a rank-and-file French infantryman battling to survive trench warfare as the First World War comes to its conclusion. In a horrific final sortie, Maillard is almost buried alive by debris and his comrade Édouard Péricourt (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) is horribly disfigured after being hit by mortar fire. Péricourt becomes addicted to morphine during his convalescence and, living behind elaborate masks to hide his disfigurement, concocts a plan with Maillard to sell phoney monuments to French towns honouring their dead; an undertaking that will prove as dangerous as it is stunning. This is a cinematic triumph, a little bit Beauty and the Beast, a little bit Paths of Glory, a little bit Phantom of the Opera, and a whole lot of satisfying storytelling and spectacle. Dir: Albert Dupontel France 2017 / 2h / 15 French with English subtitles Family is Family La Ch tite famille Sun 25 November, 18:00 Dany Boon's Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (Welcome to the Sticks), turned into a box office sensation to become France's second-highestgrossing film. This follow-up ten years on has the comic once again playing a heavily-accented man from the north who has completely buried his origins under a layer of Parisian smugness. As a fashionable designer, Valentin (Boon) is about to celebrate a retrospective of his work. Little does anyone know that Valentin, who claims to be an orphan, actually hails from a family of scrap car dealers who spend their time drinking, fighting and speaking in a slang that requires subtitles, even for the French. After a car accident, Valentin wakes up with a heavy case of amnesia: his Parisian persona is forgotten and his true self returns for a rollercoaster of fun and frolics. Dir: Dany Boon France 2018 / 1h46m / 12A French with English subtitles

23 The House by the Sea La villa Wed 28 November, 18:00 By a little bay near Marseille lies a picturesque villa owned by an old man. His three children have gathered by his side for his last days. It s time for them to weigh up what they have inherited of their father s ideals and the community spirit he created in this magical place. The arrival, at a nearby cove, of a group of boat people will throw these moments of reflection into turmoil. Dir: Robert Guédiguian France 2017 / 1h47m / 15 French with English subtitles Little Tickles Les chatouilles Tue 27 November, 20:30 Dancer Andréa Bescond co-directs and stars in this hopeful film based on her autobiographical play. The sweet-natured, dance-mad young girl Odette (Cyrille Mairesse) was groomed from an early age by her parents close friend Gilbert (Pierre Deladonchamps) and repeatedly molested, often in her own home under the eyes of her parents (Karin Viard and Clovis Cornillac). Once she has grown up, she opens up and dedicates herself fully to her career as a dancer, simultaneously embracing life and letting go of her anger. Dirs: Andrea Bescond, Eric Metayer France 2018 / 1h45m / 18 #hellodca 23

24 DISCOVERY FAMILY FILM CLUB Tickets are 5 for under 21s / 6 for 21 and overs, and a family ticket for four costs 19. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. CBeebies Christmas Show plus Justin s Countdown to Christmas Sat 15 December, 13:00 This winter, join in the fun and enjoy your favourite Christmas show in the cinema for the first time ever! The makers of previous Christmas treats Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol and The Snow Queen will delight audiences this year with the classic tale of Thumbelina. Smallfoot Sat 17 November, 13:00 So if the human race is convinced that the existence of a yeti is a myth, surely it must also stand that the yeti world thinks that the human race is also a myth. Right? Well, yes and no... This CBeebies Christmas Show recreates on the big screen the live Thumbelina performance, plus an additional show especially for cinema audiences, starring the much-loved Justin Fletcher (Something Special). This holiday season, laugh and sing along with your favourite CBeebies stars and be part of a fabulous interactive show for all the family! Dirs: Jon Spooner, Martin Williams-Neale UK 2018 / 1h15m / U Yeti Migo lives on the top of a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal, high above the clouds and hidden away from sight. One day he witnesses a plane crash and finds a smallfoot (human), but when he tries to explain this to his fellow villagers they see he has no proof, refuse to believe him and banish him from their community. As he travels below the clouds he meets Percy Patterson, a failed wildlife documentary filmmaker, who is equally excluded from his own kind. Can the two unlikely new friends find a way of bringing together the two worlds yeti and human and overcoming the fears, mistrust and open hostility that each shows the other? Truly inspired casting sees Channing Tatum channel his inner bigfoot to give us the voice of Migo, and he is joined by James Corden, Zendaya and Danny DeVito in this mythbusting tale of learning to accept that one s world may not be just about what can be seen. Dirs: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig USA 2018 / 1h36m / U Relaxed Screening Sun 18 November, 10:

25 Ralph Breaks The Internet Fri 30 November Thu 13 December This sequel to Wreck It Ralph sees our animated heroes Ralph and Vanellope emerging from the (relatively) safe world of the video game archive to find themselves lost and immersed in the uncharted territories of the internet. In search of a replacement part for their Sugar Rush game console, Ralph and Vanellope meet Yesss (from the trend-making site BuzzzTube) and Shank (a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race), and must depend on their new allies to help them navigate the enormously exciting and sometimes extremely confusing world wide web. Along the way their paths will cross those of amongst others the entire Disney Princess line-up, the Muppets, and a host of characters from Star Wars, Marvel Comics and several Pixar classics... Created by the minds that brought us the alternate universe that was Zootopia, the film once again features the voice talents of John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman as Ralph and Vanellope, along with Taraji P. Henson, Gal Gadot and Alfred Molina (plus local heroine Kelly Macdonald reprising her role as Merida from Brave). Full of references to all things world-wide-webbed, this is another fun-filled adventure, with much to be enjoyed as our heroes enter a whole new world of the strangely familiar presented from a very different and very animated perspective. Dirs: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston USA 2018 / tbc / tbc Relaxed Screening Sun 2 December, 10:30 Soft Subtitled Mon 10 December, 15:15 Bring a Baby Thu 13 December, 10:30 #hellodca 25

26 Performance Live from the Met: La Fanciulla del West Live from the Met: Marnie Sat 10 November, 17:55 A young woman lies, cheats, and steals her way through life, propelled by compulsions she can neither control nor understand. Tickets under 21s and students Bolshoi: La Sylphide Sun 11 November, 15:00 La Sylphide is one of the world s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in the Danish Bournonville style. Restaged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece. Tickets under 21s and students 58 four ballet package NT Live: The Madness of George III Tue 20 November, 19:00 Alan Bennett s drama The Madness of George III is broadcast live to DCA cinema from Nottingham Playhouse. Tickets under 21s and students DCA Members 1 off The King and I Thu 29 November, 18:00 This critically-acclaimed production of Rodgers and Hammerstein s The King And I stars Broadway legend Kelli O Hara and Oscar-nominee Ken Watanabe. Tickets under 21s and students Bolshoi: Don Quixote (Encore) Sun 2 December, 15:00 Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful servant Sancho Panza set out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea. Captured live on April 10, Tickets under 21s and students 58 four ballet package NT Live: Antony and Cleopatra Thu 6 December, 19:00 Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare s famous couple in his tragedy of politics, passion and power. Tickets under 21s and students DCA Members 1 off 26

27 Exhibition on Screen Degas: Passion for Perfection Tue 13 November, 18:00 Exhibition on Screen journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells the fascinating story of Degas pursuit for perfection. Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eyesight. Never fully satisfied, many of Degas drawings and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime but now can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century. The Price of Everything Tickets 12 9 under-21s and students Mon 3 Thu 6 December Basquiat paintings regularly fetch tens of millions of dollars, and the recent sale of a little-known Da Vinci topped $450 million but what forces are driving the art market? Who assigns and who pays these astronomical sums? The Price of Everything leads us into a rarefied labyrinth of galleries, studios, and auction houses to wrestle with these questions and explore what society loses and gains when art becomes a rich person s commodity. With unprecedented access to in-demand artists like Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter, and Njideka Akunyili Crosby, and to prominent collectors and dealers, Nathaniel Kahn (My Architect) coaxes out the dynamics at play in pricing the priceless. Intimate interviews with a mega-collector reveal a surprising mix of altruism and business acumen as he determines the fate of his collection. Candid moments with 60s art star Larry Poons probe why he fell out of fashion while his contemporaries stock went sky-high. Rather than prescribe answers, Kahn s juicy systemic portrait teases out tensions, holding a fun-house mirror to our feverish times. Dir: Nathaniel Kahn USA 2018 / 1h38m / 12A #hellodca 27

28 Comedy Genius Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios Sat 17 November, 20:30 Melding melodrama with screwball farce, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown was Pedro Almodóvar s international breakthrough and secured his place at the vanguard of modern European cinema. The film tells the story of Pepa (Carmen Maura) who resolves to kill herself with a batch of sleepingpill-laced gazpacho after her lover leaves her. Fortunately, she is interrupted by a deliciously chaotic series of events and many characters who are all possibly on the verge of a full emotional collapse. A tale of the volatility of sexual desire and the anxieties of romantic relationships, but also the possibilities for personal liberation, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown oozes with Almodovar s unique vision, irreverent humour and vibrant visual sense. Dir: Pedro Almodóvar Spain 1988 / 1h29m Spanish with English subtitles / 15 The Marvellous Mabel Normand Sat 24 November, 13:00 Everyone knows Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, but where are the women in silent film comedy? The trailblazing Mabel Normand who starred in 167 shorts and 23 features finally gets her longoverdue moment in the spotlight. Normand was the irrepressible spirit of early Hollywood, an extraordinary performer from the anarchic days of Mack Sennett s Keystone company to the refined comedies of the 1920s. The first lady of silent comedy, she directed her own films, ran her own production company and worked with the best including Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle and a young Oliver Hardy. But make no mistake: Mabel was always the star. This programme includes four short films from the BFI National Archive, including Mabel s Blunder (1914), Mabel s Dramatic Career (1913), His Trysting Place (1914) and Should Men Walk Home? (1927) all accompanied by a newly commissioned score by The Meg Morley Trio. Dir: Various USA / 1h28m cert tbc 9 to 5 Sun 16 December, 15:30 9 to 5 features the all-star cast of Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton as three women who, sick of their egotistical, sexist manager, seek to change their all-female workplace for good. Judy (Fonda), Violet (Tomlin) and Doralee (Parton) couldn t be more different from each other, but they bond over being mistreated by their boss (Dabney Coleman), who yells at Judy on her first day, consistently takes credit for Violet s ideas and sexually harasses Doralee. Fed up with him and with the generally chauvinistic practices of their offices, they dream of getting rid of him. Based on an idea by the inimitable Fonda, who had just formed her own production company, 9 to 5 is a brazen and hilarious comedy that wears its politics on its sleeve. Sparking ambition all around since its original release, it celebrates the power of female friendship whilst tackling issues that almost 40 years later are finally being taken seriously. Dir: Colin Higgins USA 1980 / 1h49m / 15 With the support of the Independent Cinema Office and BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery. 28

29 Christmas It s a Wonderful Life Sat 22 Mon 24 December Like overcooked poultry, Brussels sprouts, indigestion and the Queen s Speech, It s a Wonderful Life is a Christmas tradition. However, unlike these things, Frank Capra s masterpiece is both tremendous fun and good for you. Far from being a saccharine, sentimental wallow, this film, in little over two hours, manages to run the gamut of human emotions, from total joy to utter despair. Unquestionably made to give hope to post-war America, the film shows us all the hardships of life in a world shaped by global conflict and economic depression, yet, in a final sublime moment of catharsis, reminds us why every individual matters and why life is worth living. But this is not just a film of its time; over 60 years on, It s a Wonderful Life not only continues to give comfort, but remains as vital and relevant as ever. Dir: Frank Capra USA 1946 / 2h10m / U Home Alone Sat 22 December, 13:00 Round off your family Christmas festivities with one of the best of the season s films. A star vehicle for Macaulay Culkin, who plays eight-year-old Kevin McAllister, accidentally left behind when his family flies off to France for Christmas, Home Alone features such memorable scenes as Kevin laying waste to the kitchen with cooking efforts, jumping up and down on his parents bed and, of course, wiring up the house to defy the two bumbling burglars, Harry and Marv. The film s writer John Hughes, who sadly died in 2009, believed in writing scripts that kids would enjoy. As he said, I don t think of kids as a lower form of the human species, and his hilarious script achieves that rare quality of being a great film for all the family. Dir: Chris Columbus USA 1990 / 1h43m / PG Die Hard Sat 22 December, 20:30 Christmas just wouldn t be Christmas without mayhem and bloodshed, and how better to escape these family traditions than by watching Bruce Willis blow stuff up? Arriving in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve to reconcile with his estranged wife, John McClane goes to meet her at her office Christmas party. Unwelcome gatecrashers arrive, led by the smarmy if dapper Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), and promptly take the party hostage, even being so impolite as to kill the host. Their goal is, of course, to give themselves lots of other people s money for Christmas, and only one man can be their Grinch. With tight plotting that keeps the film moving at a frantic pace, Willis slightly smug charm works in making the everyman McClane a likeable and credible hero. The explosive action sequences are brilliantly choreographed, and Rickman adds a touch of class to one of the most enduring and enjoyable action thrillers of the 80s, if not ever. Yippie-ki-yay, melon farmers! Dir: John McTiernan USA 1988 / 2h11m / 18 #hellodca 29

30 Coming Soon Sumptuous historical drama, an old childhood friend, and the story of Hollywood s favourite funnymen. Here s a peek at some of the highlights in our next Cinema Guide! Mary Poppins Returns Stan & Ollie The Favourite Free Solo Kick your knees up for Mary Poppins Returns, Disney s lush musical fantasy that stars Emily Blunt as the practically perfect nanny who comes to help out the now-grown Michael Banks and his children following a family tragedy. The blockbuster cast also includes Lin-Manuel Miranda in his first post-hamilton role, plus the star of the original Mary Poppins Dick van Dyke mercifully sans Cockney accent. Don t miss Stan & Ollie, the upcoming biopic based on the lives of the legendary comedy double act, with Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly relishing their chance to get into one fine mess after another in the title roles. The Favourite took this year s Venice Film Festival by storm, winning the Grand Jury Prize as well as Best Actress for Olivia Colman. This gutsy drama tells the story of Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) and Abigail Masham (Emma Stone), cousins who vie for the position of court favourite to the volatile Queen Anne (Colman) in the 18th Century. Steady your nerves for Free Solo, a stunning documentary that follows climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: scaling the 3,200ft face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope. 30

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