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ERNEST AND CELESTINE (PG) 80min
pAn unlikely friendship forms between Ernest, a grumpy but affable bear, and the dreamy and artistic mouse Celestine. When their improbable friendship and criminal activities are revealed, they must stick together to withstand the disapproval and intolerance from both worlds. Realised in vibrant watercolours and with the voices of Forest Whitaker and Lauren Bacall, this whimsical adventure and celebration of friendship contains delightful humour and real suspense that can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. Dirs Benjamin Renner, Stephane Aubier & Vincent Patar, France. English language. June 21, 28, 29, July 4, 6, 11

 

SUNSHINE ON LEITH (PG) 100min
pHome is where the heart is for best pals Davy and Ally. Returning from duty in Afghanistan to their lifelong residence in Leith just outside Edinburgh, the lads kindle romances old and new. Meanwhile, their parents Rab and Jean (Peter Mullan and Jane Horrocks) are busy planning their 25th wedding anniversary. Everything’s going swimmingly, until a revelation from Rab’s past threatens to tear the family and all three couples apart. The result is a jubilant, heartfelt musical about the power of home, the hearth, family and love, adapted from the acclaimed stage musical by Stephen Greenhorn and featuring the euphoric music of The Proclaimers. Dir Dexter Fletcher, UK. June 27, 28, 29, 30, July 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

 

GRACE OF MONACO (PG) 103min
pSet in 1962, six years after her celebrated Wedding of the Century, this tells of a year in the life of one of the twentieth century’s most iconic women – Grace Kelly (played by Nicole Kidman) – as she strives to reconcile her past and her present, a yearning for a return to the big screen with her newfound role as a mother of two, monarch of a European principality and wife to Prince Ranier III. From the director of La Vie en Rose, this is a real-life fairytale, a sweeping romance and a portrait of the cinematic legend of Princess Grace. Dir Olivier Dahan, France/USA. July 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14

 

THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN (MA) 111min
p This absorbing emotional journey introduces two star-crossed lovers: Didier, a musician, and Elise, a tattooed singer. With a killer bluegrass soundtrack, music resonates throughout the film and their passionate relationship. They even name their daughter Maybelle, after a famous country singer. But when Maybelle is diagnosed with a serious illness, the couple cope differently. This toe-tapping, tear-jerker captures the incredible Flemish countryside and all of human emotion. Dir Felix Van Groeningen, Belgium. English subtitles. July 11, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20

 

GARDENING WITH SOUL (G) 96min
pFollowing four seasons in the life of irresistible gardening nun Sister Loyola Galvin, director Jess Feast unearths sage gems from the nonagenarian on everything from compost to Catholic Church sex abuse scandals. The cycles of Wellington’s weather are charted via its influence on Loyola’s Island Bay garden, from the 2011 snow to flax-drunk tui. This beautiful, lyrical documentary is a paean to a life lived with zest and compassion. Gardening with Soul deservedly won the Best Documentary at the 2013 Moa (NZ Film) Awards. Dir Jess Feast, New Zealand. July 18, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27

 

THE TRIP TO ITALY (M) 103min
pMichael Winterbottom’s largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (or semifictionalized versions thereof) on a restaurant tour around Northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Rewhetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman’s vocal register, the artistic merits of Jagged Little Pill, and, of course, the virtue of sequels. Great fun. Dir Michael Winterbottom, UK. July 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28

 

THE BABADOOK (M) 95min
pIn this psychological thriller, Essie Davis (of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries fame) is Amelia, a single mother plagued by the violent death of her husband. After dealing with her son Samuel’s frantic tantrums his entire life, Amelia suspects that he has begun directing his violent misbehaviour toward her. However, after a dark and foreboding children’s book called Mister Babadook mysteriously appears on Samuel’s bookshelf, Amelia must decide if her son is truly deranged, or if there really is a bogeyman lurking in their darkened halls at night. An original, compelling and very scary masterpiece. Dir Jennifer Kent, Australia. July 25, 26, 27, 28, Aug 1, 2, 3

 

THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY (M) 96min
pIn this stylish Hitchcockian adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s Europe-set thriller, confident American tourist Chester (Viggo Mortensen) and his glamorous younger wife Colette (Kirsten Dunst) are holidaying in Athens during 1962. Encountering Greek-speaking American Rydal (Oscar Isacc) while sightseeing, the group decide to tour the city together. But an incident at the couple’s hotel puts all three in danger and creates a precarious interdependence between them. A tense and dangerous battle of wits between the two men leads them from Greece to Turkey, and to a dramatic finale played out in the back alleys of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. Dir Hossein Amini, UK/USA. Aug 1, 2, 3, 4

 

THE LUNCHBOX (PG) 101min
-Irrfan Khan (Life Of Pi) gives a moving and thoroughly enjoyable performance as a cantankerous widower in Ritesh Batra’s multi award winning romance. Set in modern day Mumbai amongst the city’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system, Saajan (Khan) accidentally receives a meal intended for the husband of the unhappily married Ila (Nimrat Kaur). Eventually discovering the delivery man’s accident, Saajan and Ila start to secretly correspond, noting observations of the busy world around them before their letters become more personal. Winner of 19 international awards, Batra’s film will warm your heart and build your appetite. Dir Ritesh Batra, India. English subtitles. Aug 1, 2, 3, 4

 

JULY SCREENINGS
See ‘Specials & Events’ page for full information on special events.
Bookings are essential for all special events.
NFT= No Free Tickets

Wed July 2
7.00pm Fundraiser (all welcome): Sunshine on Leith

Friday July 4
11.00am Ernest and Celestine
1.00pm Sunshine on Leith
6 – 9pm NAIDOC WEEK EVENT: CELEBRATING A SPIRITED PEOPLE
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Saturday 5
6.30pm Grace of Monaco
8.30pm Sunshine on Leith

Sunday 6
12.00pm Ernest and Celestine
1.30pm Grace of Monaco
3.30pm Sunshine on Leith
6.30pm Grace of Monaco

Monday 7 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Sunshine on Leith
8.30pm Grace of Monaco

Friday 11
11.00am Ernest and Celestine
1.00pm Grace of Monaco
6.30pm Grace of Monaco
8.30pm The Broken Circle Breakdown

Saturday 12
7.00pm ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL VICTORIAN TOUR
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT

Sunday 13
1.30pm The Broken Circle Breakdown
3.45pm Grace of Monaco
6.30pm The Broken Circle Breakdown

Monday 14 $10 TIX!
6.30pm The Broken Circle Breakdown
8.45pm Grace of Monaco

Friday 18
1.00pm The Trip to Italy
6.30pm Gardening with Soul
8.30pm The Broken Circle Breakdown

Saturday 19
6.30pm The Trip to Italy
8.30pm The Broken Circle Breakdown

Sunday 20
1.30pm Gardening with Soul
3.30pm The Broken Circle Breakdown
6.30pm The Trip to Italy

Monday 21 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Gardening with Soul
8.30pm The Trip to Italy

Friday 25
1.00pm Gardening with Soul
6.30pm The Trip to Italy
8.30pm The Babadook

Saturday 26
6.30pm Gardening with Soul
8.30pm The Babadook

Sunday 27
1.30pm The Trip to Italy
3.30pm Gardening with Soul
6.30pm The Babadook

Monday 28 $10 TIX!
6.30pm The Babadook
8.30pm The Trip to Italy

Thursday 31
6.30pm Fundraiser (all welcome): The Grand Budapest Hotel

Friday August 1
1.00pm The Two Faces of January
6.30pm The Lunchbox
8.30pm The Babadook

Saturday 2
1.30pm Fundraiser (all welcome): The Two Faces of January
6.30pm The Lunchbox
8.30pm The Babadook

Sunday 3
1.30pm The Lunchbox
3.30pm The Babadook
6.30pm The Two Faces of January

Monday 4 $10 TIX!
6.30pm The Two Faces of January
8.30pm The Lunchbox

NFT= No Free Tickets

Please Note: Session times are subject to change without notice.