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Dundee Contemporary Arts

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152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY
  • Telephone 01382 432444
  • Opening times 10am–midnight.
  • Seasonal times Closed: Dec 25 & 26; Jan 1 & 2.
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  • Website www.dca.org.uk
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The Ballad of A Great Disordered Heart

The Ballad of A Great Disordered Heart

Discover Edinburgh's Little Ireland in this filmic exploration of the community through traditional music.

A lyrical new film rich in music in which fiddler Aidan O’Rourke investigates the past, present and future of his home in the heart of Edinburgh’s Little Ireland. Through the prism of traditional music, this film celebrates a community built on centuries of immigration and now on the brink of fading from memory. Made collectively by Becky Manson, Mark Cousins and Aidan O’Rourke.

Supported through

Supported by

A co-production by *Edinburgh International Festival and Hopscotch Films *

Presented in association with *Edinburgh International Film Festival *

Mon 15 Aug
Cinema

£8 (£5.50–£7)

Blonde Crazy

When a cheeky bellhop (a young James Cagney, the same year as he made his blistering appearance in The Public Enemy) meets a dishy blonde (the effervescent Joan Blondell) and gets her installed in his hotel as a chambermaid through nefarious means, the pair set a criminal scheme into motion. Here’s the grift: they entrap and blackmail married men who are caught up to no good. The problem is that they’re wide open to being conned by a bigger fish, precisely, Louis Calhern.

“Oh, that dirty, double-crossin' rat. I'd like to get my own hooks on him. I'd tear him to pieces.”​

Released under the title ‘Larceny Lane’ in Great Britain, Cagney and Blondell’s fiery and frank chemistry is only made sexier by the uncertainty of their loyalty to each other, both criminally and romantically. Although initially there appears to be a more respectable suitor in the mix (no less than Ray Milland), he, too, shows a penchant for the felonious. In spite of a rather unexpectedly sweet conclusion, it’s pretty obvious no one who made this movie was interested in ‘respectability’… whatever that word’s supposed to mean.

IF YOU NEED TO BOOK ONE OF OUR WHEELCHAIR SEATS PLEASE CONTACT OUR BOX OFFICE TEAM ON 01382 432 444, OR EMAIL DCA@DCA.ORG.UK. IF YOU REQUIRE ANYTHING ELSE OR HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR VISIT!

Wed 17 Aug
Cinema

£8 (£5.50–£7)

Ciné Sunday: My Old School

In 1993, 16-year-old Brandon Lee enrolled at Bearsden Academy, a secondary school in a well-to-do suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. What followed over the next two years would become the stuff of legends. Brandon had been privately tutored in Canada while he accompanied his mother, an opera diva, on tour before her tragic death. The bright student surprised teachers by blazing toward his goal of entering medical school, displaying a wealth of knowledge beyond his years. Brandon found friends despite his initial awkwardness. He took bullied students under his wing, introduced classmates to seminal retro bands, and even starred in the school's production of South Pacific. But soon his unbelievable secret was revealed…

"But soon his unbelievable secret was revealed…"

Scottish filmmaker Jono McLeod returns to his old school for a nostalgic look at the strange but true story of his former classmate, Brandon Lee. Utilizing playful, period-specific animation, a pitch-perfect soundtrack, the memories of students and teachers, and the talents of Alan Cumming to bring the tale to life, My Old School offers more than one surprise along the way.

IF YOU NEED TO BOOK ONE OF OUR WHEELCHAIR SEATS PLEASE CONTACT OUR BOX OFFICE TEAM ON 01382 432 444, OR EMAIL DCA@DCA.ORG.UK. IF YOU REQUIRE ANYTHING ELSE OR HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR VISIT!

Sun 21 Aug
Cinema

£9.95

Eiffel

Eiffel
  • 2021
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Martin Bourboulon
  • Cast: Romain Duris, Emma Mackey, Pierre Deladonchamps, Armande Boulanger

Having just finished the Statue of Liberty, Gustave Eiffel is at the peak of his career. Everything changes the day he crosses paths with his love and their forbidden relationship inspires him to change the Paris skyline forever. 

Mon 15 Aug
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Tue 16 Aug
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Wed 17 Aug
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Thu 18 Aug
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come
  • 1972
  • Jamaica
  • 1h 49min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Perry Henzell
  • Written by: Perry Henzell, Trevor D Rhone
  • Cast: Jimmy Cliff

A brilliant fusion of reggae soundtrack and gangster story as country boy Jimmy Cliff comes to town and finds himself seduced into a bad way of living. The music is tremendous, the take on its business machinations truthful, the story rivetting.

Tue 16 Aug
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Wed 17 Aug
Cinema

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Thu 18 Aug
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Home (Dùthchas)

  • 2022
  • UK
  • 1h 28min
  • Directed by: Andy Mackinnon, Kirsty MacDonald

This documentary features previously unseen Kodachrome 8mm archive film of everyday life on the Isle of Berneray, in the Sound of Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland through the 60s and 70s, intercut with interviews with people from the island including many featured in the archive film.

Directed by: Andy Mackinnon, Kirsty MacDonald

Screening Scotland-wide as part of the 75th edition of Edinburgh International Film Festival. EIFF 2022 takes place from 12-20 August. Join in the conversation and find out more at edfilmfest.org.uk!

Sat 20 Aug
Cinema

£7 (£5.50–£6)

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Get started with this nifty piece of software that you can use to create images, enhance or correct your photos and design graphic artwork.

Sat 20 Aug
Digital Suite

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My Old School

My Old School
  • 2022
  • UK
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jono McLeod
  • Cast: Alan Cumming, Clare Grogan, Lulu

In 1993, 16-year-old Brandon Lee enrolled at Bearsden Academy, a secondary school in a well-to-do suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. What followed over the next two years would become the stuff of legend. Brandon had been privately tutored in Canada while he accompanied his mother, an opera diva, on tour before her tragic death. The preternaturally bright student surprised teachers by blazing toward his goal of entering medical school, displaying a wealth of knowledge beyond his years. Brandon found friends despite his initial awkwardness. He took bullied students under his wing, introduced classmates to seminal retro bands, and even starred in the school's production of South Pacific. But then his unbelievable secret was revealed. Filmmaker Jono McLeod returns to his old school for a nostalgic look at the strange but true story of his former classmate, Brandon Lee. Utilizing playful, period-specific animation, a pitch-perfect soundtrack, the memories of students and teachers, and the talents of Alan Cumming to bring the tale to life, My Old School offers more than one surprise along the way.

Director

Jono McLeod

Cast

Alan Cumming

Fri 19 Aug
Cinema / Parent & baby

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Sat 20 Aug
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Sun 21 Aug
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Mon 22 Aug
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Tue 23 Aug
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Wed 24 Aug
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Thu 25 Aug
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Fri 26 Aug
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Sat 27 Aug
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Sun 28 Aug
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Mon 29 Aug
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Tue 30 Aug
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Wed 31 Aug
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Thu 1 Sep
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Nope

Nope
  • 2022
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jordan Peele
  • Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun

The residents of a remote Californian valley make an unsettling discovery.

Mon 15 Aug
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Tue 16 Aug
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Wed 17 Aug
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Thu 18 Aug
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Fri 19 Aug
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Sat 20 Aug
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Sun 21 Aug
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Mon 22 Aug
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Tue 23 Aug
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Wed 24 Aug
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Thu 25 Aug
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Off the Rails

Off the Rails
  • 2022
  • UK
  • 1h 31min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Peter Day

Growing up isn’t an easy journey… Rikke Brewer and best friend Aiden Knox hone their spectacular UrbEx stunts and gravity-defying Parkour skills, hoping that millions of likes on social media will be their ticket out of boring Guildford. But the trauma of a close friend’s death triggers darker stories, of broken families and fragile mental health, threatening to send them both off the rails.

Thu 18 Aug
Cinema

£8 (£5.50–£7)

Pina

Pina
  • 2011
  • Germany / UK / France
  • 1h 43min
  • U
  • Directed by: Wim Wenders
  • Written by: Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders' documentary is rooted in newly filmed excerpts from four of Pina Bausch's productions and interspersed with theatrical performance footage and interviews. It's a beautifully assembled tribute; unsentimental, insightful and ravishing to look at, with something for everyone.

Mon 15 Aug
Cinema

£7 (£5.50–£6)

Red-Headed Woman

Red-Headed Woman
  • 1932
  • US
  • 1h 19min
  • E
  • Directed by: Jack Conway
  • Written by: Anita Loos, Katherine Brush (book)
  • Cast: Jean Harlow, Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Charles Boyer, Una Merkel

The story of gaily amoral Lil, who selects her garments for their transparency and her men for their wealth. Adapted from Katherine Brush's racy hit novel. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007'.

Sun 21 Aug
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Thu 25 Aug
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Reduction Lino Printing with Liz Myhill

Weekend course

Course dates: Sat 29 & Sun 30 January (two-day course)

Led by expert lino artist Liz Myhill, explore a variety of methods to produce single and multiple colour prints.  Covering use of tools, equipment and techniques for reduction and multi-block printing. A small portfolio of prints should be complete at the end of the course.

Please ensure you've read the Print Studio Terms and Conditions before you book onto this course. 

Sat 20 Aug
Print Studio

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • 1979
  • US
  • 2h 12min
  • U
  • Directed by: Robert Wise
  • Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

The Star Trek franchise lurched back to life with this ambitious and great-looking but incredibly slow-moving debut flick; sequels honed the formula, but this first one consists largely of Kirk, Spock, Bones and the gang peering wonderingly at viewscreens.

Fri 19 Aug
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Sun 21 Aug
Cinema

£7–£8 (£5.50–£7)

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Dundee Contemporary Arts is a major arts hub in Dundee city centre. Located in a much-converted garage, it opened in 1999 and offers multiple facilities: an art gallery with a thriving visual arts programme; a two-screen cinema specialising in classic and arthouse cinema (but not averse to the odd blockbuster); a print studio and a visual research centre run in cooperation with the University of Dundee. The Jute Cafe Bar offers lunch, evening and kids' menus.

The DCA is situated at the heart of Dundee's cultural and social life, located a short walk from the railway station and the main shopping centre, and close to Dundee University's campus. There is a multi-storey car park next door, with cycle lockers available at the rear.

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