Featured2017-18 Programme

Our new programme for the 2017-18 season is now available. Look through our new programme brochure here, or browse through the individual mini-seasons here (scroll down through the post and click on the images for more details).

Between October 2017 and March 2018 the Guild will be showing over 60 films, three a week:

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

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).

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

Membership starts at just £20.

American Fascism

Classics of Soviet Cinema

Edward Yang | Taiwan

France occupée

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman

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Black Legion - American Fascism

Archie Mayo, Michael Curtiz | USA | 1937 | 83 minutes

An embittered auto-worker (Humphrey Bogart) gets involved with a deadly racist organisation after a Polish immigrant receives the promotion he thought he deserved.

Sunday 21st January at 4:30 PM

A Brighter Summer Day - Edward Yang | Taiwan New Wave

Edward Yang | Taiwan | 1991 | 237 minutes

Patiently observed epic on the gradual, inexorable fall of a young teenager from innocence to juvenile delinquency, set against a backdrop of restless youth and political turmoil in early sixties Taiwan. *(Note the earlier 6:30pm start.)

Sunday 21st January at 6:30 PM

Zatoichi And the Chest of Gold - Zatoichi_The Blind Swordsman

Kazuo Ikehiro | Japan | 1964 | 82 minutes

The blind swordsman, Zatoichi, tries to retrieve a chest of gold containing the taxes that a poor town’s folk had to pay to corrupt government officials. Japanese action cinema.

Friday 26th January at 8:00 PM

Meet John Doe - American Fascism

Frank Capra | USA | 1941 | 122 minutes

A homeless man is hired to be the face behind fictional protest letters about society's ills and in the process a nationwide political movement is begun. The paper’s owner decides to use “John Doe’s” popularity as his ticket to the White House. Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck

Sunday 28th January at 4:30 PM

The Two of Us - France Occupée

Claude Berri | France | 1967 | 87 minutes

A young Jewish boy living in Nazi-occupied Paris is sent to live in the countryside with an elderly Catholic couple, where he bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa (Michel Simon).

Sunday 28th January at 7:00 PM

Zatoichi’s Pilgrimage - Zatoichi_The Blind Swordsman

Kazuo Ikehiro | Japan | 1966 | 82 minutes

Troubled by his violent past, the blind swordsman, Zatoichi, begins a journey of cleansing spirituality. But, as always, trouble isn’t far behind.

Friday 2nd February at 8:00 PM

2017 Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 63rd Annual General Meeting of the Guild will be held in the Guild Cinema FilmHouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ on Sunday, 17th December 2017 at about 6.20pm immediately after the screening of our Christmas film, Three Godfathers.

Nominations of candidates for council members and office bearers need to be submitted in writing to the EFG, signed by a proposer, a seconder and by the member to be proposed, confirming his/her willingness to serve on the council if elected. They should be submitted by the start of the AGM.

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

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