Featured2019-20 Season

Between October 2019 and March 2020 the Guild is screening around 60 films, three a week:

  • Sunday afternoon, usually starting at 4.30pm
  • Sunday evening, starting at 7pm
  • Friday evening, starting at 8pm

Membership starts at just £25.

You can join online, or in person at any screening.

A full online list of screenings is available here

All the films we show are grouped into two, three or five film seasons. The films in a season are linked by genre (e.g. British Silent Films), director (e.g. Edward Yang), star (e.g. Michèle Morgan), or theme (e.g. Classics of Soviet Cinema).

 

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Bed and Sofa

From the "90th Season Celebration" season

Abram Room | USSR | 1927 | 86 minutes

A Moscow wife's frustrations with her husband come to a head when he invites an old friend to share their cramped basement apartment. This domestic comedy-drama is well ahead of its time in its treatment of sex and gender.

Sunday 6th October at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Detour

From the "Dark Corners" season

Edgar G. Ulmer | USA | 1945 | 69 minutes

Chance events trap a hitch-hiker in a tightening net of film noir trouble. "Stripped of the glamorousness that gives other film noir pictures their appeal, 'Detour' presents us with the genre, in its rawest form." (PopOptiq)

Sunday 6th October at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Pale Flower

From the "Masahiro Shinoda" season

Masahiro Shinoda | Japan | 1964 | 96 minutes

In this cool, seductive jewel of the Japanese New Wave, a yakuza, fresh out of prison, becomes entangled with a beautiful and enigmatic gambling addict, leading him further down the criminal path.

Friday 11th October at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Docks of New York

From the "90th Season Celebration" season

Josef von Sternberg | USA | 1928 | 75 minutes

A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.

Sunday 13th October at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Dark Corner

From the "Dark Corners" season

Henry Hathaway | USA | 1946 | 99 minutes

Cunningly plotted and ominously atmospheric, this polished gem of a film noir sees a down-at-heel private eye find himself accused of a murder he didn't commit.

Sunday 13th October at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Double Suicide

From the "Masahiro Shinoda" season

Masahiro Shinoda | Japan | 1969 | 104 minutes

In this striking adaptation of a Bunraku puppet play, a paper merchant sacrifices family, fortune, and ultimately life for his erotic obsession with a prostitute.

Friday 18th October at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Last Year’s Programme and Brochure Available for Reference (2018-19)

Between October 2018 and March 2019 the Guild is screening over 60 films, three a week:

  • Sunday afternoon, usually starting at 4.30pm
  • Sunday evening, starting at 7pm
  • Friday evening, starting at 8pm

You can join online, in person at any screening, or by completing and returning the print form

Membership starts at just £20.

A full online list of screenings is available here and a PDF copy of the print brochure is available here.

All the films we show are grouped into two, three or five film seasons. The films in a season are linked by genre (e.g. British Silent Films), director (e.g. Edward Yang), star (e.g. Michèle Morgan), or theme (e.g. Classics of Soviet Cinema).

POSTPONED 2018 Annual General Meeting POSTPONED

The AGM was postponed due to a power outage.

Notification of rescheduled meeting to follow by email (it is likely to be between films on a Sunday sometime in the new year). Note: The block had a power outage and The Filmhouse did not come back on when power was restored. Even when the power was restored to the Filmhouse it was going to take the staff at least an hour to restart and check the emergency lights, fire alarms etc.

It is also likely that “The Murder of Father Christmas” will be rescheduled at some point.

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Notice is hereby given that the 64th Annual General Meeting of the Guild will be held in the Guild Cinema FilmHouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ on Sunday, 16th December 2018 at about 6.15pm immediately after the screening of our Christmas film “The Murder of Father Christmas”.

We are always looking for volunteers who can help to run the Guild. Tasks are not onerous. Volunteers or nominations of candidates for council members and office bearers need to be submitted to the EFG by the start of the AGM.

The meeting will be followed by our Christmas party with drinks and buffet.