2019 at Filmhouse

We have something for everyone, with screenings to mark LGBT History Month, a special film events to celebrate French culture and three Easter treats!

 

Battle of the Sexes : LGBT History Month with Into Film 

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Wednesday 20 February at 10:00am

2h01min •  12A • Suitable for S1-S6  • Advisory: infrequent moderate sex • Free • Health & Wellbeing: MESP and Physical Education, Social Studies: History, Citizenship, Media 

When 1970s retired tennis champion-turned-sports celebrity Bobby Riggs challenged any female tennis player to beat him, it was left to the world number one Billie Jean King to take it up. This is a witty dramatization of the events that led up to the notorious match which attracted over 40 million viewers, and remains the most watched televised tennis match of all time. Focusing on King’s motivations, the film depicts her ongoing fight for equal pay for female players, as well as her personal struggle to keep her sexuality out of the limelight. ‘Battle of the Sexes’ is a stirring sports drama that cleverly explores gender and sexual politics in the context of 1970s American conservatism.

Watch the trailer here

Bookings can be made directly with Into Film here


The Miseducation of Cameron Post : LGBT History Month with Into Film 

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Wed 27 February at 10:00am 

1h31min • Cert 15 • Suitable for S5-S6 • Advisory:  strong language, sex, drug misuse • Free • Literacy: English, Health & Wellbeing: MESP; RMPS, Citizenship 

It’s 1993 and teenager Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) is caught having sex with another girl on prom night.  She is shipped off to God's Promise, a middle-of-nowhere treatment centre, where she is subjected to dubious 'gay conversion therapies’.  During her time at the camp, Cameron meets others like her, forming friendships and starting to learn more about herself and her sexuality. However, there is a dark side to the camp, with Cameron struggling to understand her supposed need to be “fixed”. Satirical yet empathetic to its teenage characters, this sensitive film – adapted from a 2012 novel of the same name – sparks conversations about the oppression of LGBT people, with a much-welcomed young lesbian character at its centre.

Watch the trailer here

Bookings can be made directly with Into Film here

 

Ma Vie de Courgette (My Life as a Courgette) : Modern Foreign Languages: French

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Thursday 21 February at 10:30am 

1h06min •  £3/free for teachers • French with English subtitles • PG •Advisory: mild sex references, references to traumatic childhood experiences • Suitable for P5-S6 •   Modern Languages: French, Health & Wellbeing: MESP

A charming French animation about a young boy called Courgette who is sent to live in a children's home following the death of his mother. Learning to fit in with the other children – each of whom carry scars of their own difficult pasts – the film is a gentle exploration of the thoughts and feelings a young person might have when going through a difficult period. Full of humour, the challenging issues and behaviours of each child is dealt with sensitively and from the perspective of Courgette as he gets to know them. The bright, colourful animation and affecting story make this a perceptive and uplifting film about friendship and child welfare.

Watch the trailer heretv5



Wonder : World Book Day

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Thursday 7 March at 10:30am  

1h53mins •  £3/free for teachers • PG • Suitable P5-S4 • Advisory: mild bad language, violence, scenes of emotional upset • Literacy: English, Health & Wellbeing: MESP. Media 

Based on R.J. Palacio's best-selling book, Wonder is the stirring and heart-warming story of August 'Auggie' Pullman, a young boy born with facial differences that have stopped him from being able to go to mainstream school - until now. Over the course of a remarkable year, he and his new school peers learn about compassion, empathy and understanding, with Auggie becoming an unlikely hero. The film deals with its subject matter sensitively and intelligently. Telling its story from multiple points of view, it demonstrates the importance of learning to see the world through other people’s eyes and to always strive to choose kindness.

Watch the trailer here.

Easter Trip!

Peter Rabbit


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Tuesday 2 April at 10:30am
1h35min • £3/free for teachers • PG Suitable P4-S4 • Advisory: mild threat, comic violence Literacy: English, Health & Wellbeing: MESP
Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy - with attitude! Based on Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden, James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit. An egg-cellent Easter treat for any class! 

Watch the trailer here
 

Spiderman Into the Spider-Verse


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Wednesday 3 April  at 10:30am
1h53min •  £3/free for teachers • PG Suitable P6-S6 • Advisory: moderate fantasy violence, mild threat, injury detail, innuendo Literacy: English, Health & Wellbeing: MESP, Media

This mind-bending and entertaining animation was one of the unexpected hits of the year. From the team behind the Lego Movie, and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the story brings a fresh vision to the Spider-Man Universe, with a ground-breaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces American teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask...

Watch the trailer here

The Kid Who Would Be King


kidbekingThursday 4 April at 10:30am
2h00min •  £3/free for teachers • PG Suitable P5-S4 • Advisory: moderate fantasy violence, scenes of emotional upset Literacy: English

Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure.  Alex thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin, take on the wicked enchantress Morgana. With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be. Based on the Arthurian legend, this film is a great modern adaptation of the classic British tale.

Watch the trailer here.

 

CLPL dates for your diaries

Keep an eye out on this page for teacher training and CLPL. 

 

For more information or to make bookings please call us on 0131 228 6382 or email us at education@cmi-scotland.co.uk

 

Group Discounts

Kids at a screening

We recognise that many teachers are finding it increasingly difficult to bring groups to see films during class time, so to address this we offer 25% off tickets to public screenings at Filmhouse when bringing a group of ten or more pupils.

This discount applies to concession price tickets for pupils and full price tickets for accompanying adults – details of our ticket prices for public screenings can be found here. Tickets should be booked through our box office on 0131 228 2688.

We hope that this discount will allow school groups to attend a range of films at more suitable times. Please note that at public screenings we expect all members of the audience to respect those around them, which includes switching off mobile phones.

 

Projection Tours

Kids on a projection tour

Come and learn how cinema works, with a tour of our projection box and a screening of short animations from the London International Animation Festival. Tours cost £90 for a class of up to 33 pupils, and are suitable for P4-S2. 
Please note that, although we strive to make Filmhouse as accessible as possible, this tour is of a non-public area of the building which is up two flights of stairs, with no lift.