WHAT’S ON

 

DECEMBER

We’ll be taking a well earned rest for the month of December, and compiling our new programme for 2019. We’ll be starting screenings again on SAT 12 JAN and running fortnightly until the end of MAY, so lots to look forward to.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the team at West Side Cinema.


SAT 12 JAN – ‘FACES, PLACES’ (12A) 

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card
BBFC INSIGHT brief moderate injury detail

Equal parts breezily charming and poignantly powerful, Faces, Placesis a unique cross-generational portrait of life in rural France from the great Agnès Varda.

Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: a passion for and the exploration of images in general, and more precisely, for places and for ways of showing, sharing, and exhibiting them. Agnès chose cinema. JR chose to create open air photography galleries. When Agnès and JR met in 2015, they immediately wanted to work together, to shoot a film in France, far from cities, during a trip in JR’s photographic (and magical) truck. Through chance encounters and prepared projects, they reached out to others, listening to them, photographing them, and sometimes putting them on posters. This film also tells the story of Agnès and JR’s friendship, which grew stronger throughout the film shoot, between surprises and teasing, and while laughing about their differences.


SAT 26 JAN – ‘BLACKKKLANSMAN’ (15) 

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card
BBFC INSIGHT racist violence and language, very strong language

BlacKkKlansman uses history to offer bitingly trenchant commentary on current events — and brings out some of Spike Lee’s hardest-hitting work in decades along the way.

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.

 


SAT 09 FEB – ‘Cold War’ (15) 

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

With a brilliantly stark visual aesthetic to match its lean narrative, Cold Wardoesn’t waste a moment of its brief running time — and doesn’t skimp on its bittersweet emotional impact.

From the director of Academy Award winner ‘IDA’ comes a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it’s the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate – an impossible love story in impossible times.

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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