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New Picture House, St Andrews

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Ciné Sunday: The Beatles Yellow Submarine

Once upon a time - or maybe twice - there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, 80 000 leagues under the sea it lay, a place where beauty, happiness, and music reign supreme. But this peaceful harmony is shattered when the Blue Meanies invade with their army of storm bloopers, apple bonkers, snapping turtle turks, and the menacing flying glove in an attempt to stop the music and drain Pepperland of all colour and hope. So it’s The Beatles to the rescue, as our animated heroes team up with Young Fred and the Nowhere Man and journey across seven seas to free Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, make peace with the Meanies, and restore music, colour, and love to the world. 

The Beatles’ legendary animated hit film is returning to cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 8 July 2018. An unmissable cinema event, this momentous big-screen revival will give generations of audiences the golden opportunity to revisit Pepperland for the 50th anniversary of the film’s original release.An exuberant fusion of music, film and art, Yellow Submarine is a landmark cinematic experience that is as fun and vibrant as it was in 1968.

Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the date of this screening has changed to Sun 22 July.

22 Jul: Sun 11am

Eve Fowler

The first major European exhibition of American artist Eve Fowler’s work. Fowler is one of the most significant artists of her generation, using art and language to disrupt and unsettle the dominant power structures that control much of the world around us.

11 Jun–26 Aug: Mon–Wed 10am–6pm; Thu 10am–8pm; Fri–Sun 10am–6pm

The Incredibles 2

In this sequel to the 2004 original, Supers are still forbidden but Elastigirl (Hunter) gets to go up against a supervillain while husband Bob (Nelson) minds the kids. It looks great and the voice cast is excellent, but it feels dated and the set-pieces become tiring.

19 Jul–26 Jul: Thu 10.30am–12.35pm

Mary Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Fanning) meets her soulmate in poet Percy Shelley (Booth), skips off to the continent with he and her sister (Powley) and goes about writing her first novel, Frankenstein. Unassuming period drama, solidly crafted and absorbing but a little too respectful and tasteful to really come alive.

19 Jul: Thu 10.30am

Pandora's Box

Jolly Teutonic silent film, in which a woman (Brooks) kills her boyfriend and goes on the game, only to run into an unfortunate scrape with Jack the Ripper. Surprisingly enjoyable piece, with terrific performance from Ms Brooks.

21 Jul: Sat 2.30pm

Print Studio Tour

Take a tour of the DCA's print studio and view their state-of-the-art equipment for both traditional printing and creating digital artworks.

19 Jul–13 Oct: Thu 6.30–6.45pm; Sat noon–12.15pm

Racer and the Jailbird

Gigi (Schoenaerts) is a gentlemanly gangster who falls for Bibi (Exarchopoulos), a rich girl racer working for daddy’s construction company, only she doesn’t believe he’s really a criminal. Plodding, overlong and underwhelming crime drama which gives Exarchopoulos in particular not nearly enough to work with; a lacklustre romance and an underpowered thriller.

20 Jul–27 Jul: Fri 3.15–5.25pm & 8.15–10.25pm; Sat & Sun 8.15–10.25pm; Mon & Tue 3.15–5.25pm & 8.15–10.25pm; Wed 8.15–10.25pm; Thu 1–3.10pm & 10pm–12.10am

Relaxed Screening: Incredibles 2

Pixar’s classic The Incredibles needs no introduction, and now, after 14 long years, the sequel is finally here! With original writer/director Brad Bird leading the way, the Parr family return to our screens as they once again balance family squabbles with saving the world.

Picking up immediately where the first film left off, Incredibles 2 opens with the super-powered family being attacked by the villainous Underminer. The family is soon approached by Winston Deavour (Bob Odenkirk) who wants to boost the public profile of superheroes. He has a proposition for Helen and asks her to take up her old superhero alias Elastigirl once again. For Bob, aka Mr Incredible, this means staying at home to look after the kids, a task he soon realises requires its own set of super powers, especially when the youngest child, Jack-Jack, has a tendency to teleport and transform into a monster. As Elastigirl is out fighting crime, Bob must deal with the most heinous supervillain of them all: maths homework.

The original Incredibles succeeded in combining a funny, heart-felt adventure for all ages with a smart look at family dynamics, and this film once again explores these ideas. The return of such well-loved characters as the Parr family is always welcome, and even Bob’s pal Frozone and the hilarious fashion designer Edna Mode (played by Brad Bird himself) are getting back in on the action. With that distinctive 60s aesthetic, snappy score and gorgeous animation, this is sure to be a super-powered treat for fans new and old. Just remember, no capes!

22 Jul: Sun 10.30am

Swimming with Men

Eric (Brydon) is a melancholy accountant in middle life who joins a synchronised swim team at his local pool. This ultra-low-budget offering has a game ensemble who work terrifically well as wisecracking comrades, and Riley as good as their tough coach. It may be The Full Monty with nose clips and goggles but it keeps afloat.

20 Jul–31 Jul: Fri Times vary

Whitney

Clear-sighted, compassionate portrait of Whitney Houston, which derives its strength from the range of testimony it’s collected, from family members, surly former husband Brown, film co-stars and assorted siblings and loved ones. It reminds us of her thrilling, spine-tingling voice while bringing revelations that many of her troubles lay in childhood trauma.

17 Jul–19 Jul: Tue 8.30–10.27pm; Wed & Thu 3.30–5.27pm & 8.30–10.27pm

Yellow Submarine

The music-loving paradise of Pepperland is invaded by the Blue Meanies, who confiscate all musical instruments and drain the land of colour. It falls to The Beatles to save Pepperland, travelling there in a Yellow Submarine across all manner of psychedelic landscapes.

22 Jul: Sun 6pm

Centre for Film Studies

University of St Andrews

Gifford Lecture Series 2017 - A God to Contend With

The fifth lecture in the University's Gifford Lecture Series for 2017, this year to be given by Professor Michael Rea on the theme 'Though The Darkness Hide Thee: Seeking the Face of the Invisible God'. Over the course of six lectures, Professor Rea, Director of the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame in the USA, will take a theologically informed approach to the topic of 'divine hiddenness', the idea that God’s existence is far less evident — and that vivid, unambiguous experience of God’s presence is much less frequent — than one might expect from a perfectly loving deity. Philosophers often treat divine hiddenness as evidence that God doesn’t exist but, according to Professor Rea, that line of thinking is based on drawing parallels between divine love and human love. In his lectures, he will contend that it is not reasonable to believe that perfect, divine love would resemble human perceptions of ideal parental or romantic love.

Searching for a New Science

Oxford physicist Ard Louis and filmmaker David Malone meet famous scientists, philosophers and writers (including agnostics and people of faith such as Peter Atkins, Frans de Waal, Jane Goodall, Roger Penrose, Ben Okri, John Cottingham, George Ellis, Sunetra Gupta and others) to discuss questions about meaning and the nature of the universe in this premiere of a new film on the big questions of science and religion.

Films and Artefacts Series: Death on the Nile

Relax, nobody’s been murdered at MUSA, but museums do sometimes hold dangerous objects in their collections. Join Morna Annandale, Curatorial Trainee, to discover how museums deal with hazards lurking behind-the-scenes.

Films and Artefacts Series: Suffragette

The University of St Andrews played a leading part in developing women’s higher education in the 19th century. Watch the award-winning film, Suffragette, and find out about the ‘Lady Literate in Arts’ scheme and its legacy with MUSA's Exhibitions and Collections Curator.

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.