What We Do In The Shadows

January 29, 2016
7:30 pmto10:00 pm

Our first film of 2016 is one of the best comedies of 2015.

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What We Do In The Shadows is a hilarious mockumentary from New Zealand which follows the lives of three vampires living in a shared house and coping with the mundanity of modern life.

“Confronted with endless cycles of loss and regret, the vampires avoid melancholy by embracing the inexhaustible possibilities of love and friendship that life offers to even its unholiest creations.” Oleg Ivanov, Slant Magazine Feb 2015

You can watch the trailer here.

What We Do In The Shadows (15), 2015 New Zealand, 1hr 26mins.

Friday 29th January at Hallhill.

Doors & Bar 7.30

Film starts at 8.00

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Birdman Friday 27th November

November 27, 2015
7:30 pmto10:00 pm

A black comedy that tells the story of an actor – famous for portraying an iconic superhero-as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

You can watch the trailer here.

Birdman (15) 2014, US, 1hr 59mins.

Friday 27th November

@ Hallhill

Doors and Bar 7.30

Film begins at 8.00

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UNDER THE SKIN 30th October

October 30, 2015
7:30 pmto10:00 pm

There’s an eerie brilliance and a haunting beauty to “Under the Skin,” writer-director Jonathan Glazer’s beyond-strange exploration of what it means to be human — seen from an outside perspective.  Johansson is fascinating as the alien woman whose imitation of humanity slowly morphs into something very like the real thing. It’s a carefully modulated, and largely wordless, performance that enraptures the audience as surely as the character bewitches the poor Scottish gents lured into her van. (Salt Lake Tribune, Sept 2015).

You can watch the trailer here.

UNDER THE SKIN (15) 2014, UK 1hr 48mins.

Hallhill Friday 30th October

Doors & Bar 7.30

Film Starts @ 8.00pm

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The Rocket 25th September

September 25, 2015
7:30 pmto10:00 pm

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A boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family (and a couple of ragged misfits) through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war, the boy builds a giant rocket to prove he’s not cursed and to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: a rocket festival. (c) Kino Lorber

You can watch the trailer here.

The Rocket, 2014, Laos, 1hr 37mins (subtitles).

Friday 25th September

Hallhill

Doors & Bar 7.30

Film starts @ 8.00

 

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Whiplash Friday 28th August

August 28, 2015
7:30 pmto10:00 pm

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Hallhill

Doors  &  Bar 7.30

Film begins at 8pm.

Watch the trailer here.

Whiplash(15) 1 hr 47 mins.

A musician’s pursuit of perfection spirals into obsession as his teacher pushes him to the brink of both his ability and his sanity.

 

 

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DAFTA Winners

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Cameron West, Ruaridh Page and Ellen Stewart who won in the under 12 category with their film ‘Angus and Jemima’s French Adventure’  Watch it here

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Writer, Director and Editor Amabel Henderson with co-star Heidi Henderson who won in the 12-16 category with their film ‘In A House’ Watch it here

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The DAFTAs 2015 Results!

On Saturday more than 80 people came along to Hallhill to walk the DAFTAs red carpet, watch the shortlisted films and vote for their favourites.

The competition has really grown with twice as many films entered as last year.  There were twelve entries in 3 different age categories and the standard of all the entires was very high.

And the winners were…

Under 12s

Angus and Jemima’s French Adventure by Ellen Stewart, Ruaridh Page and Cameron West.  Two OAPs (played by 9 year olds) head off for a holiday in Paris.  Watch it here.

12-16

In A House by Amabel Henderson.  A peek at what really goes on inside your lego house…   Watch it here.

16+

Simple Things  by Alan Hunter.  A wonderful tour of the East Lothian coastline filmed from a remote controlled drone and set to music.  Watch it here.

All the winners were presented with DAFTA clapperboard trophies and free sessions on the Foxfall Ropes Course at Foxlake Dunbar donated by Foxlake Adventures.

You can see all the entries on our DAFTAs Vimeo channel here.

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The DAFTAs Sat. 20 June 4.30pm. Hallhill

 

Come along to watch all the entries for this years DAFTAs short film competition and vote for your favourite.civic week poster v3

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DAFTAs & Family Movie @ Hallhill Healthy Living Centre

June 20, 2015
4:00 pmto8:00 pm

The red carpet is back, for the 2nd DAFTAs ceremony.  The short film competition finalists will have their films screened and winners announced. Doors open for the Dunbar Amazing Film Talent Awards at 4pm, screenings start at 4.30. Entry is free for this family event – come and vote for your favourite film!

*Special Prize for the most glamorous person on the red carpet*

Following the DAFTAs there is a screening of box office blockbuster movie:  Night at the Museum 3 (PG), 97mins.

Doors open for this family film at 6pm, screening starts at 6.30.

Tickets at door: Adults £4,  Kids £2, Family £10.

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The Overnighters Friday 24th April

April 24, 2015
7:30 pmto10:00 pm

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A modern-day Grapes of Wrath, award-winning documentary The Overnighters is an intimate portrait of job-seekers desperately chasing the broken American Dream to the tiny oil boom town of Williston, North Dakota. With the town lacking the infrastructure to house the overflow of migrants, a local pastor starts the controversial “overnighters” program, allowing down-and-out workers a place to sleep at the church. His well-meaning project immediately runs into resistance with his community, forcing the clergyman to make a decision which leads to profound consequences that he never imagined.

You can watch the trailer here

The Overnighters (PG13) 2014, US, 1hr 42 mins.

Friday 24th April at Hallhill

Doors & Bar 7.30

Film Starts at 8.00

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