Author: dunbarfilm

The Death of Stalin Friday 30th March

[ March 30, 2018; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they […]

Bicycle Thieves Friday 23rd February

“Bicycle Thieves” is so well-entrenched as an official masterpiece that it is a little startling to visit it again after many years and realize that it is still alive and has strength and freshness.
Given an honorary Oscar in 1949, routinely voted one of the greatest films of all time, revered as one of the foundation […]

Moonlight Friday 26th January

[ January 26, 2018; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
“In these uncertain times, we need storytellers who can turn a tale of conflict and hardship into a symphony of love and friendship that endures through all the pain. I doubt that I will see a better film than ‘Moonlight’ this year.”   

Our first film of 2018 is Moonlight

“A coming-of-age story about a young man from […]

Little Men 24 Nov

[ November 24, 2017; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] This painful, complex, beautifully acted and inexpressibly sad drama from Ira Sachs is about something that looms large in real life, but never usually gets acknowledged in the movies in any but the vaguest way – banal, undignified embarrassment over money, and the deadly serious damage this causes.

This film is very different from the general run of […]

Under The Shadow (15)

[ October 27, 2017; 12:30 am to 10:00 pm. ] “Focusing on a mother and daughter besieged by forces both worldly and otherwise in a Tehran apartment block, Under the Shadow presents a gripping portrait of an independently spirited woman shackled by sharia law who becomes more scared of the demonic forces tormenting her daughter than of the lashes threatened by her rulers or of fire falling […]

Notes on Blindness

[ September 29, 2017; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] A poetic and intimate story of loss, rebirth and transformation which documents one man’s journey into a world beyond sight.

You will find a great review of the film here.

You can watch the trailer here.

Notes on Blindness
(U)2016, UK 90 mins
Friday 29th September
Doors and Bar 7.30
Film starts at 8.00

Son of Saul

[ August 25, 2017; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] This month’s film is Son of Saul.  Rotten Tomatoes summed it up like this – Grimly intense yet thoroughly rewarding, Son of Saul offers an unforgettable viewing experience and establishes director László Nemes as a talent to watch.

You can watch the trailer here.

Son of Saul (15)

Hungary, 105 mins, Subtitles

Friday 25th August at Hallhill

Doors and Bar 7.30

Film starts […]

The Lobster

[ June 30, 2017; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] A surreal comedy set in a dystopian future where single people are arrested and given 45 days to find love or be turned into an animal.

In 2010 we screened a film called Dogtooth which was written and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.  Dogtooth was one of those films that sharply divided the audience between those who […]

The DAFTAs @ Hallhill Healthy Living Centre, Sunday 18th June

[ June 18, 2017; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] The red carpet is back, for the DAFTAs (Dunbar Amazing Film Talent Awards) ceremony.  We will be screening all the films shortlisted for this year’s competition.  The competition is in its fourth year and has set a new record for the number of films entered.  It promises to be a hotly contested and highly enjoyable event. […]

Things to Come Friday 26th May

[ May 26, 2017; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] A union to cherish between a writer-director and star working at peak power, Things to Come offers quietly profound observations on life, love, and the irrevocable passage of time.

You can watch the trailer here.

Things To Come (12)

France 2015, 100mins (Subtitles)

Friday 26th May @ Hallhill

Doors and Bar 7.30

Film Starts at 8.00