re-introduces himself. and promptly blows out his brains. Through an intricate series of flashbacks and differing individual perspectives the film seeks to explain his motivations and the source ofhis affinity with her. Edinburgh: EU Filmsoc

0 White Nights (PG) (Taylor Hackford. US. 1985) Mikhail Baryshnikov. Gregory Hines. Helen Mirren. 134 mins. A Soviet detector stranded in Siberia and an anti-Vietnam yank in dire straits team up to fight the system and devise a daring escape plan.

The two stars are among the best dancers in the world and all these Cold War cliches are the price you must pay to see the exhilirating dynamic duo in full terpsichorean flow. Glasgow; ()deon 0 Witness ( 15) (Peter Weir. US. 1985) Harrison Ford. Kelly McGillis. 112 mins. A young Amish boy is a witness to murder. The investigation leads a cop into a brush with another culture. a little romance to the sound of Sam Cook and the expected police corruption. Atmospheric, impeccably acted and beautifully constructed. One ofthe

best films ofthe 1980s Edinburgh: EU

Filmsoc. Lothian; ABC.

0 Year of the Quiet Sun ( 15) (Krzysztonanussi. Poland/US/W Germany. 1984) Maja Komorowska, Scott Wilson. Hanna Skarzanka. 91 mins. Post-war Poland and a fragile romance between an American soldier and a local widow. An austere. melancholy brood on lives and countries fractured by man's inhumanity to man. Telling performances throughout. Edinburgh: Filmhouse

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0 Young Sherlock Holmes and the Pyramid of Fear (PG) (Barry Levinson. US. 1985) Nicholas Rowe. 109 mins. Schoolboys Holmes and Watson combat the worst that a bizarre Egyptian cult and the animatronics department of Industrial Light and Magic can throw at them. The latest Spielberg presentation is a sort of teenage Conan Doyle meets Indiana Jones. tailored to a tried and tested fomiula. Strathclydc; Odeon Hamilton


This section gives details of programmes showing at cinemas in central Scotland over the next fortnight. Readers are advised that many cinemas in the Strathclyde and Lothian regions are unable to provide The List with details of their programming tor both weeks covered by each issue, as these may not be available at the time of going to press. These listings therefore provide an accurate guide to programmes for one week only, unless further dates are specified. Readers are advised that programmes may be subject to late change at anytime.

Cinemas operating a iamily discount scheme allow an adult accompanying a child to ‘U’ and ‘PG’ certificate programmes to gain admission for the same price as the child up to 6pm.

All programme times are pm unless otherwise stated.


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(Mon-Thurs), 11am—l 1pm (Fri/Sat), 5—10pm (Sun). [D] cinemas 2 & 3 prior notification advisable. £2.70, £2.30 Child £1.40, £1.30 OAP£1 (before 6pm). Family discount scheme operates.

1. OutotAirica (PG) 2.20. 7.20. Sun 7.20.

2. Until 3 May Return of the Living Dead (18) 2.30. 5.30. 8.30. Sun 5.30, 8.30. From 4 May Once Bitten (15) 2.25. 5.25. 8.25. Sun 5.25. 8.25.

3. Clockwise (PG) 2.25. 5.25. 8.25. Sun 5.25. 8.25. From 9 May The Supergrass (15) (unconfirmed)

O CLASSIC Nicolson Street 667 1839. [D] Cinema closed Sunday. £2, OAP £1.

Cinema scheduled to re-open 2 May. Programme details unobtainable.

O DOMINION Newbattle Terrace, 447 2660. Rest 10am—2pm & 6—1 1pm (Mon-Fri). 10am—1 1pm (Sat). Bar 12-2.30pm. 6—10pm (Mon—Sat). Cinema closed Sun. £2.50, £2.20. Child £1.20 OAP£1 UB40/Students £1.20. (all perfs except evng perfs in cinema 3).

1. Out of Africa (PG) 2.20. 7.20.

2. A Room With AView (PG) 2. 15.

5. 15. 8.15.

3. Letterto Brezhnev ( 15) 2. 5. 8.

O EDINBURGH FILM GUILD Filmhouse. Lothian Road. 228 2688. Membership details available from Filmhouse. Guest tickets available for individual shows.


FILM SOCIETY Membership of Britain‘s largest film society is open to the public: £15 waged £10 student/U840. Passport size photo required. Six films shown weekly. current season ends 30 May. Guest tickets for individual performances (£1.25) may be purchased in EUSA

shops at Teviot Row. Mandela Centre, David Hume Tower. PGSU 22 Buccleuch Place. The Pleasance and King‘s Buildings shop. They are not available on the night. Filmsoc office 557 O436(12.30—1.30pm). For 24 hour information. Nightline 557 4444.

Fri 2: Liberty (U) 6.45. A Night at the Opera (U) 7.10. A Day at the Races (U) 8.50. Pleasance.

Sun 4: Coin’ South (15) 6.45. The Border ( 18) 8.50. Pleasance.

Wed 7: Meet Bela Lugosi and Oliver Hardy 6.45. The Body Snatcher (PG) 7.

The Haunting (15) 8.30. Pleasance. Fri 9: The Natural (PG) 11.15. Witness (15) 1.25am. Odeon.

Sun 11: Wetherby(15) 6.45. The

Shooting party ( 15) 8.40. Pleasance. Wed 14: Brown Ale with Gertie 6.45. Love on the Dole (U) 7.25. Brief Encounter (U) 9. 15. Pleasance.

0 FILMHDUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Bar (Mon—Sat. noon—1 1pm. Sun 6.30—11pm) Rest (Mon—Sat.

noon—9pm). [E]

Matinees£1 .20. (cones 50p). Early evgs £1.80(concs £1.20). Main evenings & Double Bills £2.20. No concessions on Sats.


Fri 2: Year of the Quiet Sun ( 15) 2.30. Echo Park(15) 6.45. 8.45.

Sat 3: The Slipper and the Rose (U) 2. Echo Park ( 15) 4.45. 6.45. 8.45.

Sun 4: Caravaggio (18) 6. 8. Director

Derek Jarman will introduce the 8

o‘clock performance and be present v

afterwards to discuss the film and his work with the audience.

Mon 5: Caravaggio (18) 6.45. 8.45. Tue 6: Silverado (PG) 2.31). Caravaggio ( 18) 6.45. 8.45.

Wed 7: Caravaggio ( 18) 2.30. 4.45. 6.45. 8.45.

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