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).
The year is 2163. Starship Ikarie XB-1 embarks on a long journey across the Universe, to search for life on the planets of Alpha Centauri.
Friday 23rd February at 8:00 PM
Shooting Stars - British Silents
Anthony Asquith, A.V. Bramble | UK | 1928 | 101 minutes
In this sharp-edged satire of the silent film industry, a husband and wife acting team is torn apart by the discovery of an affair.
Sunday 25th February at 4:30 PM
The Face of Another - Another Face
Hiroshi Teshigahara | Japan | 1966 | 124 minutes
A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask from his doctor, but the mask starts altering his personality.
Sunday 25th February at 7:00 PM
In the Dust of the Stars - Alt. Sci-Fi
Gottfried Kolditz | East Germany | 1976 | 95 minutes
The Spaceship Cyrno lands on the planet TEM 4, having received a call for help, but the Temers deny having sent the message. So begins a process of uncovering the planet’s terrible secrets.
Friday 2nd March at 8:00 PM
A Cottage on Dartmoor - British Silents
Anthony Asquith | UK | 1929 | 88 minutes
Flashback story of an escape from the lonely, high-security Dartmoor Prison. A beautifully realised silent cinema tale of sexual jealousy.
Sunday 4th March at 4:30 PM
Seconds - Another Face
John Frankenheimer | USA | 1966 | 107 minutes
A secret company promises to provide a middle-aged banker with a fresh start, complete with a new face (Rock Hudson) and lifestyle. But as he struggles with his new identity, he begins to have second thoughts.
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.