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).
An army veteran, known as Gagin (Robert Montgomery), travels to a rural New Mexican town to avenge the death of his old war time buddy. A gorgeous restoration of a formally adventurous and unjustly overlooked noir.
Sunday 7th October at 4:30 PM | Unreserved seating
Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 - May '68 | 50th Anniversary
Alain Tanner | Switzerland | 1976 | 116 minutes
Eight people in their late twenties and early thirties try to keep the radical flames of May '68 burning, each seeking an alternative to the mainstream. Co-written by cultural critic, novelist, painter and poet John Berger.
Sunday 7th October at 7:00 PM | Unreserved seating
El Vampiro - Mexican Horror
Fernando Mendez, Paul Nagel | Mexico | 1957 | 95 minutes
A young woman begins to suspect that her apparently ageless aunt has fallen under the spell of a vampire. "Fernando Mendez is truly one of the Mexican masters of fantastic cinema." (Guillermo del Toro)
Friday 12th October at 8:00 PM | Unreserved seating
Moonrise - Film Noir | USA
Frank Borzage | USA | 1948 | 90 minutes
"Cinema's great poet of outcasts redeemed by love, director Borzage made his only foray into film noir with this Southern gothic tale about a young man tormented by a legacy of guilt and violence." (IndieWire)
Sunday 14th October at 4:30 PM | Unreserved seating
May Fools - May '68 | 50th Anniversary
Louis Malle | France | 1990 | 107 minutes
An eccentric French family meets in the country for the funeral of their matriarch, which takes place at the same time as the 1968 student revolts in Paris.
Sunday 14th October at 7:00 PM | Unreserved seating
The Black Pit of Dr. M - Mexican Horror
Fernando Mendez | Mexico | 1959 | 82 minutes
Two doctors make a pact in which they swear that the first to die will return - if possible - to tell the other how to glimpse the afterlife while still alive.
Friday 19th October at 8:00 PM | Unreserved seating
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.