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Rod White introduces the October 2016 brochure

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Fri 7 Oct 2016

Rod White introduces the October 2016 brochure

Well, it’s October again, and the leaves are well on their way off the trees (I’m using ‘poetic’ licence there as it’s only the 21st September today and the leaves are still very much attached), which means one thing: we’ll soon have to contend with that insufferably loud leaf blower who clears the car park adjacent to our offices. It is quite amusing when he does it in windy conditions, given he takes twice as long as usual. We’re always left thinking, there has to be a better way…

Come October, we invariably enter a really busy period at Filmhouse, replete, as it usually is, with a whole host of festivals and seasons. First up is the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival, going from strength to strength in its 3rd incarnation; Play Poland kicks off and showcases the best in recent Polish Cinema; Scotland Loves Anime (which has sold out every screening for a few years now, so be warned!) is next up; and the month concludes with Africa in Motion, showing the very best cinema from across the continent.

Speaking of ‘loud’, we’ve arranged to screen Mark Cousins’ ace Nuclear Age doc, Atomic – which some of you may have been lucky enough to catch at EIF this year, accompanied by a thunderous rendering of its score, live, by Glasgow band Mogwai – in a recorded version, at the volume recommended by its creators. Great film. Great score. Played Loud. Earplugs will be provided where requested; you know, like they do at gigs!

‘First-run cinema’-wise, Andrea Arnold’s Cannes Jury Prize-winner American Honey gets its release, as does Raymond Briggs’ beautiful and poignant Ethel & Ernest, which tells the story of the lives of his parents through, among other things, The Blitz. We’re also taking the chance to catch up on David McKenzie’s marvellous Hell or High Water; and much, much more…!

Rod White, Head of Filmhouse

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