SAT 01 JUNE – ‘FOXTROT’ (15)

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card
BBFC INSIGHT infrequent strong sexual images

Foxtrot uses topical themes to deliver a bruising sociopolitical statement that’s equally effective taken simply as an absorbing, well-acted drama.

Michael and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life’s unfathomable twists – a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son.


Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£3 / £1 student and Young Scot card

As part of the SCAPA 100 commemorations 15 – 27 June, West Side Cinema will be screening this 1986 documentary about the Scuttling of the German High Sea Fleet.

With Scapa 100 introduction by Emily Turton.

Based on the eye-witness accounts of surviving German sailors and local orkney people, and including some remarkable interviews and archive footage from both sides, ‘Scapa Flow 1919’ carefully and vividly charts the events of a still controversial action.

Director: Michael Alexander
Production Company: Pelicula Films

With thanks to the BFI National TV Archive

See the whole programme here: https://mailchi.mp/e1c8ceb4c71c/scapa-100-programme?

Image: Internment at Scapa Flow 24 November 1918 – 20 June 1919: SMS EMDEN, FRANKFURT and BREMSE entering Scapa Flow. By Royal Navy official photographer [Public domain]


SAT 06 JULY – ‘BORDER’ (15)

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card
BBFC INSIGHT strong sex, nudity, bloody images, language, child abuse references

Thrilling, unpredictable, and brilliantly acted, Border (Gräns) offers a singular treat to genre fans looking for something different.

Customs officer Tina is known for her extraordinary sense of smell. It’s almost as if she can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something. But when Vore, a suspicious-looking man, walks past her, her abilities are challenged for the first time ever. Tina can sense Vore is hiding something she can’t identify. Even worse, she feels a strange attraction to him. As Tina develops a special bond with Vore and discovers his true identity, she also realizes the truth about herself. Tina, like Vore, does not belong to this world. Her entire existence has been one big lie and now she has to choose: keep living the lie or embrace Vore’s terrifying revelations.



Doors open 6:30 for a 7:00 start
Film starts at 7:18 PM
£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card
BBFC INSIGHT infrequent strong language, moderate threat

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, we’re screening FIRST MAN, and THE EAGLE will be landing on the moon in the film at the same time it did on the 20th July 1969 – 21:17 GMT. (Please note the earlier starting time to accommodate this)

First Man uses a personal focus to fuel a look back at a pivotal moment in human history – and takes audiences on a soaring dramatic journey along the way.

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award winning smash, La La Land, director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie explores the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong, and on the nation of one of the most dangerous missions in history.


One thought on “WHAT’S ON

  1. Stephane Jaeger-Rouse says:

    Great choice of films; can you add us to your emailing list?

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