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Sat 25 Nov 2023 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

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Red Lecture Theatre

Delve into the BBC archives in this screening of pioneering film Hair. After the screening Hannah McGill, Nadine Aisha Jassat, Khadijah Ibrahiim and Joanna Bourke will discuss all things follicle, and poet Francesca Beard will read a new poem inspired by the film.

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Sun 26 Nov 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Old Lab
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH9 1PLUnited Kingdom
Phone
0131 560 1580

Inspired by the Arena film, Hair, this workshop will explore how our individual poetic voices can come together to create a collective cultural memory which acts as an alternative history and document of our society. This hands-on workshop is for experienced writers and spoken word artists as well as beginners.

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Wed 29 Nov 2023 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

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Red Lecture Theatre

Director Tsai Ming-Liang’s debut feature is a masterful exploration of urban alienation and sexual malaise. Living a stifled existence, teenager Hsiao Kang becomes fascinated with petty thief Ah-Tze. Foregrounding themes of queer desire, the film introduced cinemagoers to Tsai’s signature minimalist style, and to his muse, actor Lee Kang-Sheng.

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Thu 30 Nov 2023 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

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Red Lecture Theatre

In this sumptuous opera film, maiden Chu Ying-Tai disguises herself as a boy in order to attend school. There she meets the dashing Liang Shan-Po, with whom she falls passionately in love. The film made Ivy Ling Po an icon and was a huge hit in 1963.

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Fri 01 Dec 2023 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

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Red Lecture Theatre

A collection of short films that explore the nuances of the mother figure within LGBTQ+ families. With raw emotions and tenderness, these films investigate the complex emotional terrain of these intergenerational relationships, offering a glimpse into the struggles, triumphs and enduring love that shape the intricate bonds between mothers and their queer kids.

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Sat 02 Dec 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Red Lecture Theatre

Filmmaker and activist He Xiaopei’s first feature-length documentary takes the audience on a journey from the 1920s through to the 2020s, documenting the experiences and desires of three generations of Chinese women – He’s mother, herself, and her daughter – as they come to terms with political and social change.

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Sun 10 Dec 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Main Hall

To support Filmhouse’s campaign to OPEN THE DOORS, Edinburgh trio S!nk perform their epic live soundtrack to Nanook of the North – Robert Flaherty’s iconic film examining Inuit culture in the icy Arctic. S!nk’s score juxtaposes a sense of pervading harshness with the humorous spirits who inhabit this inhospitable environment.

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Sun 10 Dec 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Main Hall

To support Filmhouse’s campaign to OPEN THE DOORS, Edinburgh trio S!nk perform their epic live soundtrack to Nanook of the North – Robert Flaherty’s iconic film examining Inuit culture in the icy Arctic. S!nk’s score juxtaposes a sense of pervading harshness with the humorous spirits who inhabit this inhospitable environment.

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Sat 03 Feb 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Manipulate Festival
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Red Lecture Theatre

Manipulate’s animated shorts programme celebrates extraordinary animation from around the globe, showcasing a dizzying range of styles, techniques, genres and ideas. The programme is co-curated with guest creatives, each looking at animation from different social and artistic perspectives. Shorts 1 is co-curated with Samizdat Eastern European Film Festival in Glasgow and offers a unique collection

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Sat 03 Feb 2024 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Manipulate Festival
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Red Lecture Theatre

Part of Manipulate Festival 2024, their animated shorts programme celebrates extraordinary animation from around the globe showcasing a dizzying range of styles, techniques, genres and ideas. The programme is co-curated with guest creatives, each looking at animation from different social and artistic perspectives. Manipulate’s second shorts programme is curated by Manipulate Arts Associate Programmer Natasha

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Sat 03 Feb 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 9:10 pm

Manipulate Festival
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Red Lecture Theatre

Screening as part of Manipulate Festival 2024. A small village looted in darkness, a family forced to flee. The two oldest children, Kyona and Adriel are quickly separated from their parents facing the road of exile alone. They embark on a heroic journey which takes them from childhood to adolescence in search of shelter, peace

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Sat 10 Feb 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Manipulate Festival
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Red Lecture Theatre

Manipulate’s animated shorts programme celebrates extraordinary animation from around the globe, showcasing a dizzying range of styles, techniques, genres and ideas. The programme is co-curated with guest creatives, each looking at animation from different social and artistic perspectives. Manipulate’s third shorts programme is curated by Manipulate Arts Associate Programmer Holly Summerson, a Scotland-based animator, illustrator

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Sat 10 Feb 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm

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Red Lecture Theatre

Junk Head is an expansive stop-motion sci-fi action thriller, meticulously styled and set in a dark and perilous universe that harbours surprises around every corner. In the distant future, mankind has lost its ability to procreate, a human-created species has revolted and developed a separate society underground. When a virus wreaks havoc on the surface,

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Fri 23 Feb 2024 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

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Red Lecture Theatre

Perfect Days, the latest film from Wim Wenders, absorbs us in the day-to-day rhythms and the small joys of Hirayama, a Tokyo janitor who cleans public toilets around the city. As he drives from job to job, we follow him as he plays music on his cassette player, with the likes of Patti Smith, Lou

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Sat 16 Mar 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Red Lecture Theatre

Focused on a fortune teller, the film employs a narrative structure akin to classical Chinese novels. It provides a comprehensive portrayal of the lives of marginalized individuals in China, including prostitutes, gamblers, beggars, and the disabled.

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Mon 20 May 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Red Lecture Theatre

Great British Gravel Rides: Cycling the wild trails of England, Scotland and Wales. Great British Gravel Rides pays homage to the very best gravel cycling across England, Wales and Scotland. Whether you want a challenging pedal through the country’s awe-inspiring landscapes or a more leisurely day out in the saddle, let the film help you

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Sat 08 Jun 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Red Lecture Theatre

Part of the Representation of South Asian Women in Scottish Culture showcase. Nina’s Heavenly Delights (2006) – Screening + discussion. Director: Pratibha Parmar. Screenwriter: Andrea Gibb. Featuring Laura Fraser, Shelley Conn, Art Malik, Ronny Jhutti, Veena Sood Nina, a Scottish Asian woman in the midst of an identity crisis, returns home after her father’s death

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Sat 08 Jun 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 9:15 pm

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Red Lecture Theatre

Representation of South Asian Women in Scottish Cinema Curated by Sana Bilgrami South Asian communities appear on the periphery of Scottish cinema where films have predominantly explored narratives about white Scottish masculinity and female voices often struggle to be heard. South Asian women are virtually invisible except in a scattering of documentary and fiction films.

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Sat 08 Jun 2024 @ 3:30 pm - 5:45 pm

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Red Lecture Theatre

A series of short films and discussion, part of the Representation of South Asian Women in Scottish Culture showcase. Across the Waters (Sana Bilgrami, Documentary, 2004) Four months pregnant, in 1955, a young woman left her village in Pakistan with her new husband and travelled to the remote and beautiful Outer Hebrides. Fifty years later,

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Sat 08 Jun 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

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Red Lecture Theatre

Part of the Representation of South Asian Women in Scottish Culture showcase. Ae Fond Kiss (2004) – screening and discussion. Director: Ken Loach. Screenwriter: Paul Laverty. Featuring Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Shamshad Akhtar, Ahmad Riaz, Ghizala Avan and Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh Partly conceived as a response to the changing attitudes towards Muslims in the wake

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Sat 15 Jun 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Red Lecture Theatre

Convenient, tired and vapid, ‘East-meets-West’ is a cliché that has for decades been used to sell the ‘Hong Kong story’ to the world. Yet in the forgotten legend of Harry Odell, Hong Kong’s first impresario, a rediscovery of the city’s soul awaits.