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New Picture House, St Andrews

Beauty and the Beast

Belle (Watson) is forced to live with a Beast (Stevens) in this live-action retelling of the 1991 blockbuster. Watson is winsome but feisty, Evans as Gaston is splendid of voice and hilariously odious, McGregor brings much joie de vivre to ‘Be Our Guest’, and it’s an enchantingly realised delight.

24 Mar–30 Mar: Fri 5.35pm; Sat & Sun 1.40pm & 5.35pm; Mon–Thu 5.35pm

23 Mar: (3D) Thu 8.15pm

Get Out

Chris (Kaluuya) heads to upstate New York with his girlfriend Rose (Williams), for a dinner with her supposedly liberal parents (Whitford and Keener), only to find that things are very much other than they seem. Peele’s deep understanding of horror movies tropes combines with his own experiences as a black American, to make a sharp, taut and precisely crafted reflection on racial tensions in America.

23 Mar: Thu 8.25pm

Kong: Skull Island

In 1973 a team of scientists goes to explore a recently discovered island with its own ecosystem, which turns out to include a 100-foot-tall ape which can punch helicopters out of the sky. Kong himself is impressive, if his fellow beasts are less so, and a great cast and able direction make this a monstrously entertaining actioner.

23 Mar: Thu 5.30pm & 8.20pm


Grey-haired, boozy and ailing, Logan (Jackman) is caring for the now elderly Charles Xavier (Stewart) when he encounters a young mutant girl, Laura (Keen). A glorious swansong for Wolverine; the world-weary tone, low-key setting and ballsy climax really impress. First class.

23 Mar: Thu 5.25pm

Power Rangers

Five misfit teenagers take too long to bond into a primary-coloured superteam, in this third crack at a cinema version of the TV show. Banks has a ball as the cackling, lunatic villain Rita Repulsa, but it never finds its footing, resorts to the usual superhero ultra-carnage, and powers down long before the end.

24 Mar–30 Mar: Fri 5.30pm & 8.20pm; Sat & Sun 1.50pm, 5.30pm & 8.20pm; Mon–Thu 5.30pm & 8.20pm

Smurfs: The Lost Village

A special map leads Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an adventure through the Forbidden Forrest where they encounter magical creatures and evil wizard Gargamel, as well as what may well be the biggest secret in Smurf history.

25 Mar–26 Mar: Sat & Sun 2pm

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Certain Women

Lawyer Laura (Dern) can’t get a difficult client to listen to her; Gina (Williams) is continually undermined by her husband; Jamie (Gladstone) is a lonely rancher who falls for a young lawyer (Stewart). Reichardt’s portmanteau film about women whose success is ignored, cements her reputation as one of the best American directors working today.

23 Mar: Thu 10.30am


Michele (Huppert) is a successful, middle-aged video games producer who, when raped by a violent intruder, doesn't report the assault but behaves as though nothing has happened. Verhoeven's dark character drama features an astonishing, multi-layered central performance from Huppert and its treatment of sexual violence is challenging and audacious.

23 Mar: Thu 3.30–5.41pm & 8.30–10.41pm

Exhibition Tours: Mark Wallinger – Mark

Gallery assistants give tours of the Mark Wallinger exhibition.

4 Mar–3 Jun: Wed 11am; Sat 4pm

Fish Printing

A one-day course in the bizarre Japanese art of fish printing. Will probably appeal most to anglers or chefs! Bring your own fish …

26 Mar: Sun 11am

The Fits

Toni (Hightower) is an 11-year-old African-American girl who becomes fascinated with a dance troupe at her brother’s boxing club; but the dancers then start having mysterious seizures. Beautifully rendered, gloriously imaginative coming of age story about the process of forming friendships; Hightower is superb.

24 Mar–27 Mar: Mon & Fri 6–7.noon; Sat 3.15–4.27pm; Sun 6–7.noon

Introduction to Letterpress

An opportunity to learn the basics of letterpress printing using authentic period presses with type, wood-letter and illustration blocks.

25 Mar: Sat 10am


Grey-haired, boozy and ailing, Logan (Jackman) is caring for the now elderly Charles Xavier (Stewart) when he encounters a young mutant girl, Laura (Keen). A glorious swansong for Wolverine; the world-weary tone, low-key setting and ballsy climax really impress. First class.

24 Mar–6 Apr: Fri Times vary

Mark Wallinger: Mark

Artist Mark Wallinger’s first exhibition in Scotland focuses on his id Paintings (2015/16), an ambitious series of large-scale Rorschach blot-like images.

21 Mar–4 Jun: Mon–Wed 10am–6pm; Thu 10am–8pm; Fri–Sun 10am–6pm

Metropolitan Opera: Idomeneo

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director James Levine.

25 Mar: Sat 4.55pm

The Night of the Hunter

Mitchum is unforgettable in this atmospheric tale (sadly Laughton's only film as director) in which he plays a psychotic priest chasing two children for the money stolen by their father. James Agee's script and Laughton's stark monochrome visuals mark out an allegorical conflict between good and evil but there's plenty haunting imagery to make this a mesmerising cinematic experience.

25 Mar: Sat 1pm

Photography Forum

A discussion group for amateur photographers. Compare notes on practising photography, get advice, show your work and look at others' portfolios.

Booking is essential.

25 Mar–29 Apr: Sat 11am–1pm

Pre Opera Talk: Idomeneo

Andrew Roger, tutor of opera appreciation courses at the University of Dundee, joins us before Idomeneo for an insightful and engaging discussion about the opera.

Tea and coffee provided.

25 Mar: Sat 3.45pm

The Salesman

Rana (Alidoosti) and Emad (Hosseini) are forced to abandon their home, but when they stay in another flat, pressure grows on their relationship. Farhadi weaves themes of professional failure and paranoia into a compelling drama about lives at the mercy of malicious forces.

24 Mar–30 Mar: Fri 1–3.04pm & 8–10.04pm; Sat 8.15–10.19pm; Sun 3.30–5.34pm & 8–10.04pm; Mon 1–3.04pm & 8.45–10.49pm; Tue & Wed 1–3.04pm, 6–8.04pm & 8.45–10.49pm; Thu 1.15–3.19pm & 6–8.04pm

Sweet Dreams

Massimo (Mastandrea) is a successful journalist whose life has been permanently darkened by the loss of his beloved mother when he was nine. Beautiful yet sentimental drama from veteran director, with Mastandrea well cast and warm performances from Devos and especially Bejo, but it never quite becomes the sum of its parts.

23 Mar: Thu 10.30am

Trespass Against Us

Chad (Fassbender) is a cocksure criminal from a tight-knit traveller family, trying to get from under the thumb of his ignorant and paranoid father Colby (Gleeson). Fassbender is as magnetic as ever but the gang, supposed to be fearsome, is beyond shambolic, and Kinnear’s incompetent copper isn’t exactly a worthy rival.

23 Mar: Thu 4–5.40pm & 9–10.40pm

Viceroy's House

Lord Louis Mountbatten (Bonneville) is to oversee Britain’s withdrawal from India and the ensuing partition, but he and his wife Edwina (Anderson) witness the violence erupting through the country. A below-stairs romance between Dayal and Qureshi is frustratingly insipid and the Indian characters are all unforgivably poorly drawn. Despite some good acting, timid and inert.

24 Mar–30 Mar: Fri 1.15–3.01pm, 3.45–5.31pm & 6.15–8.01pm; Sat 2–3.46pm & 6–7.46pm; Sun 1–2.46pm & 6.15–8.01pm; Mon–Thu 1.15–3.01pm, 3.45–5.31pm & 6.15–8.01pm

Centre for Film Studies

University of St Andrews

Uranya (2006) film screening and director Q&A

The Scottish-Hellenic Society of St Andrews is organising this screening of Greek comedy Uranya (2006), followed by a Q&A session with its director, Costas Kapakas.

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.


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.