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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Gabriel Over the White House - American Fascism

Gregory La Cava | USA | 1933 | 86 minutes

A political hack (Walter Huston) becomes U.S. President during the height of the Depression. But a freak accident sees him undergo a personal transformation and his presidency become an 'incorruptible' dictatorship.

Sunday 14th January at 4:30 PM

Terrorizers - Edward Yang | Taiwan New Wave

Edward Yang | Taiwan | 1986 | 109 minutes

Metaphysical mystery about the lives of three couples in Taipei that continually intersect over a span of several weeks.

Sunday 14th January at 7:00 PM

The Tale of Zatoichi - Zatoichi_The Blind Swordsman

Kenji Misumi | Japan | 1962 | 96 minutes

The epic saga of the blind swordsman Zatoichi begins, as tensions mount between rival yakuza clans. Japanese action cinema at its crowd-pleasing best.

Friday 19th January at 8:00 PM

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

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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