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New Picture House, St Andrews

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Andy Warhol Class

Learn how to make prints in the same way as Warhol's iconic pop art pics at this one-day course. Why not immortalise a famous person or friend in multicoloured panels? Bring along some photos to work from.

21 Jan–18 Feb: Sat 10am–6pm

Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

In this resplendent classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dreamlike journey through the famous fairy tale, complete with jewel fairies and a magical kingdom. Music ny Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreography by Yuri Grigorovich.

22 Jan: Sun 3pm

Cyanotype

A one-day course in creating cyanotypes from photographs or negatives.

22 Jan: Sun 11am

DCA Thomson

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of The Broons and Oor Wullie, six artists create playful responses to DC Thomson's extensive archives. The exhibition features new murals, prints, drawings, sculpture and videos created by the artists, as well as archive material from over 100 years of the Dundee publishers and their beloved characters.

9 Jan–19 Feb: Mon–Wed 10am–6pm; Thu 10am–8pm; Fri–Sun 10am–6pm

Etching

Six week beginners course

Course dates: Tue from 24 January

Learn how to create beautiful prints using metal plates, to produce finely drawn and richly textured images. No experience necessary.

24 Jan: Tue 6pm

Ghost in the Shell

Live-action remake of the animated film based on the Manga comic title.

25 Jan: Wed 9pm

Hue and Cry

A master crook, who sends commands for robberies by altering the wording of a comic strip every week, is foiled by a gang of street boys.

21 Jan: Sat 1pm

Kiss Me Kate

Drawing parallels between a musical production of 'The Taming of the Shrew' and events in the private life of the cast, this is a delightful MGM production with plenty of song and dance. Watch Miller stop the show with 'Too Darn Hot'.

22 Jan: Sun 1.15pm

La La Land

In Los Angeles, aspiring actress Mia (Stone) falls for jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). Audaciously inventive homage to classic movie musicals, technically wonderful and joyously emotional, with Gosling as a goofy idealistic charmer and Stone showing the versatility, vulnerability and talent of a young Shirley MacLaine. Irresistible.

25 Jan: Wed 1pm

Metropolitan Opera: Roméo Et Juliette

The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette inBartlett Sher’s new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent. Sher’s staging is a La Scala production, initially presented by the Salzburg Festival, where it premiered in 2008.

21 Jan: Sat 5.55pm

A Monster Calls

Twelve-year-old Conor (MacDougall) has a mother (Jones) who's battling cancer and a father (Kebbell) who's walked out; then a yew-tree-shaped monster with Neeson's voice comes into his life. Coming-of-age tearjerker with a sometimes thin story, but fine performances from Jones and MacDougall.

26 Jan: Thu 10.30am

Centre for Film Studies

The Reel Film Society presents………….

Live music screening of the Unknown (1929) and Bluebottles (1928)

CFS Speaker Series: Professor William Uricchio on ‘Re-imagining the Documentary’

What effect do digital technologies and practices of immersiveness and interactivity have on the documentary?

CFS Speaker Series: Dr Jennifer O’Meara: Engaging Dialogue in American Independent Cinema

Wwhat makes certain dialogue pleasurable for an audience? And should we only praise film speech that is easily extracted and repeated? Through a focus on selected low-budget US cinema -- including the work of Jim Jarmusch, Hal Hartley and Richard Linklater -- this talk will argue that it’s impossible to separate the adage that ‘talk is cheap’ from the crucial role of the spoken word in indie cinema.

Screening MONEY PUZZLES (2016) + Q&A with director Michael Chanan

Join us for a screening of Money Puzzles (Michael Chanan, UK, 2016) followed by a Q&A with the director. Money Puzzles addresses widespread misunderstanding about money and debt to be found in the media, everyday life and even university economics departments. It questions the myriad forms of money in the twenty-first […]

Kiarostami in St Andrews

The Institute of Film and Global Cultures presents “Kiarostami at St Andrews” a talk and screening of A Taste of Cherry.   Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016), the most noteable auteur of the contemporary Iranian cinema, is fondly celebrated by cinephiles of the world for the sheer poetry on screen combined with […]

CFS Speaker Series: Professor Rosie Thomas (University of Westminster) on ‘Indian Cinema’s Islamicate Fantasies’

Professor Rosie Thomas (University of Westminster) Indian Cinema’s Islamicate Fantasies: nationalism and the B-circuit ‘magic and fighting’ film, 1900-1960   About the paper: Eschewing the conventional focus on Indian cinema’s socials and mythologicals, this lecture will explore the ‘magic and fighting films’—the fantasy and stunt genres—of the B- and C-circuits […]

CFS Speaker Series: Professor Rajinder Dudrah (Birmingham City University)

Information to come. Stay posted!

University of St Andrews

'Money Puzzles': film screening + Q&A with director

'Money Puzzles' addresses widespread misunderstanding about money and debt to be found in the media, everyday life and even university economics departments. It questions the myriad forms of money in the 21st century and probes the nature of debt, both public and private. And it looks beyond the citadels of finance capitalism to the crisis of neoliberalism in Europe and indeed the world. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Michael Chanan.

CFS Speaker Series: Engaging Dialogue in American Independent Cinema

Dr Jennifer O'Meara, Teaching Fellow in the Department of Film Studies, discusses the role of dialogue design within the American Indie cinema genre. Although often seeming spontaneous, this language is carefully crafted and performed to function as a cinematic, and not merely literary, device.

CFS Speaker Series: Re-imagining the Documentary

Professor William Uricchio (MIT) discusses recent digital practices that have enabled new, nonlinear, participatory and immersive directions in documentary.

Films and Artefacts Series: Woman in Gold

For this unique series of events MUSA has teamed up with the Byre Film Club to bring you some of your favourite films paired with a curator's talk on an associated topic and a chance to see intriguing objects from behind-the-scenes of the museum.

Woman in Gold, directed by Simon Curtis and starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, is based on the true story of Maria Altmann, an Jewish refugee who fought the government of Austria for almost a decade to reclaim Gustav Klimt's iconic painting of her aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which was stolen from her relatives by the Nazis in Vienna just prior to World War II. Following the film, Hannah Sycamore, Curatorial Trainee at MUSA, will present a talk entitled 'Who owns the past?' on the ethics of museum collecting and issues of repatriation.

SOLD: Anti-Trafficking Film in St Andrews

SOLD, starring Gillian Anderson and with Emma Thompson as Executive Producer, tells the story of Lakshmi, a thirteen year-old Nepali girl trafficked to a brothel in India. Shockingly, Lakshmi's story is just one of an estimated 32-54 girls trafficked from Nepal every day. Childreach International's 'Taught, Not Trafficked' campaign works to tackle the root causes of child trafficking in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal. Through a partnership with SOLD, Childreach is bringing this film to the heart of St Andrews to shine a light on the biggest human rights issue of our time. The film will be followed by an expert panel discussion.

The 10th Annual Ancient Universities Alumni Burns Nicht, Winchester Country Club, Arlington MA - Saturday, 4 February 2017

Alumni of the University of St Andrews are warmly invited by the Oxford and Cambridge Society of New England to attend Alumni Burns Nicht. Join alumni from the Universities of Aberdeen, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Oxford and Trinity College Dublin for a reception, dinner and country dancing. The evening will begin at 5.30pm and entertainment will include a bagpipe and drum demonstration and performances by Highland Dance Boston and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.

Explorathon

Ever wondered how to make solar cells out of raspberries? Or how the dancin' has affected our social and cultural history? If so, join us for our largest ever celebration for European Researchers’ Night across Scotland as we fill the Byre Theatre with activities and live shows. Our third extravaganza of discovery, debate and entertainment takes place in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews.