SPECTRE General release from Mon 26 Oct. Sam Mendes returns to direct Daniel Craig as James Bond in this follow-up to the hugely successful Skyfall. JUST JIM Selected release from Fri 25 Sep. A Welsh teenager will become the cool kid in town if a deal is made
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with his new American neighbour. See feature, page 14.
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FILM FESTIVAL TAKE ONE ACTION
Various venues, Scotland, Sat 10–Sat 31 Oct. Arts and film festival which combines high- level programming with a worthy aim: to challenge and change attitudes towards mental health. The programme probes deeper questions while maintaining an exciting and varied line-up. FILM FESTIVAL Various venues, Glasgow and Edinburgh, Wed 16–Sun 27 Sep. A film festival with a political slant, founded on the belief that ‘cinematic experiences can inspire lasting change’ and offering a series of talks and programmes showing how films can be used to empower
communities on an international stage. See preview, page 59. MACBETH General Release from Fri 2 Oct. Australian director Justin Kurzel significantly trims Shakespeare’s drama, placing the emphasis on conflict and primal energy. See feature, page 16, and review, page 61.
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BEYOND BORDERS FILM FESTIVAL
Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Thu 3–Sat 5 Sep. A film festival exhibiting documentary- style films and offering the chance for audiences to engage with the people who made them. This year’s festival focuses on women and conflict.
DOPE General release from Fri 4 Sep. Three self-confessed nerds are about to graduate from their Inglewood high school when a shoot-out draws them into the world of drugs and guns. See review, page 62.
THE SECOND MOTHER (QUE HORAS ELA VOLTA?)
Selected release from Fri 4 Sep. When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray. See review, page 63.
MIA MADRE big screen.
Limited release from Fri 25 Sep. A film director is in the middle of an existential crisis and, on top of that, has to deal with the death of her mother. See review, page 62. 99 HOMES
BOLSHOI BALLET: GISELLE Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, and Glasgow Film Theatre, Sun 11 Oct. The Bolshoi presents the romantic ballet based on work by Heinrich Heine and Victor Hugo.
Selected release from Fri 16 Oct. Recently dumped David checks into a hotel where he has 45 days to find a mate, or be transformed into an animal of his choice and released into the wilderness.
PASOLINI Selected release from Fri 11 Sep. A look at the last day in the life of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Selected release from Fri 25 Sep. A father struggles to reclaim his home after being evicted by a greedy real estate broker. See review, page 64.
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ROGER WATERS THE WALL Various cinemas, Tue 29 Sep. Documentary about Roger Waters who originally wrote ‘The Wall’ for Pink Floyd based on his own experiences growing up in post-war England. Described by Waters as a ‘protest movie’ the film includes concert footage from his three-year solo tour and his visits to European war sites.
SCREEN CCA, Glasgow, Wed 9–Thu 10 Oct. A showcase celebrating the work of independent filmmaker and sound explorer Vincent Moon, who has been making extraordinary short films in Indonesia for the past six years. See also Discover Indonesia preview, page 80.
CRIMSON PEAK General release from Fri 16 Oct. Fantasy horror from Guillermo del Toro set in the aftermath of a family tragedy.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE:
Various cinemas, Fri 9 Oct. Couldn’t get tickets to the play? Here’s a chance to see Benedict Cumberbatch in Shakespeare’s great tragedy on the General release from Fri 16 Oct. Another origin story for Peter Pan, starring Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried and Rooney Mara.
SICARIO Selected release from Fri 25 Sep. After expertly handling a tough case, an FBI agent is placed with a CIA task force fighting a dirty war against a Mexican drugs cartel. See review, page 62.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: CORIOLANUS
Various cinemas, Thu 24 Sep. Josie Rourke directs Shakespeare’s infamous Rome-set tragedy of politics and revenge about a war hero who must face an angry people threatened with famine. Starring Tom Hiddleston in the demanding title role.
Various cinemas, Fri 16 Oct. A performance of Shakespeare’s historical drama starring Alex Hassell as the King.
SUFFRAGETTE General release from Fri 30 Oct. Film exploring the lives of suffragettes, who were key players in the early feminist movement.
AFRICA IN MOTION Glasgow & Edinburgh, Mon 23 Oct–Tue 1 Nov. The annual African film festival marks its 10th year in 2015. The programme hasn’t been announced yet, but it usually promises a varied and interesting selection of new releases and classics.
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