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Happy Tuesday, we've got another dose of film recommendations for you. Our Education team will also be suggesting topical films and learning resources each week for you to use at home while the schools are closed.

Don't forget to follow our social media channels for more film content and reopening updates - you can follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Want to be featured in a future #BelmontRecommends newsletter? Reply to this email with your recommendations or tell us on our social channels!
Uncle Frank (2020) // Alan Ball

Culture Aberdeen: Daniel

"From Alan Ball (Six Feet Under and American Beauty), the film explores themes of regret, loss and trauma to create a coming-of-age, queer, uplifting, and often funny, story."

Watch on Prime
The Truman Show (1998) // Peter Weir

Head of Cinema Operations: Colin

"Jim Carrey's first real attempt at getting slightly more serious in Peter Weir's masterful take on emerging trends in reality TV. It still stands up wonderfully. The story brilliant crafted and Carrey managed to squeeze every last drop of devotion and emotion from the viewer for his unlikely hero. Spoiler, but you'll burst when he finally escapes his life."


Watch on Netflix
8 Women (2002) // François Ozon

Programme Officer: Raymah

"A family of women gather at an isolated snowy cottage to celebrate Christmas alongside the patriarch, only for one of them to find him dead. Each of them have their motives, and so a cloud of suspicion hangs in the air as they look to see who amongst them may have committed the crime. Not only will 8 Women puzzle, befuddle and amuse but it is also a delight for the eyes with stunning set pieces and lavish costumes."

Watch on MUBI
Inside Out (2015) // Pete Docter

Education Recommends

While schools are closed, our Education team will be suggesting topical films and learning resources for you to use at home. 

First up, the brilliant Inside Out - which is the perfect film to help children identify, discuss and navigate their emotions.

Use this free resource from our friends at Into Film to take the learning further.
Let Them Entertain You: London Short Film Festival 2021

From the comfort of home, discover the global short form talent shaping the future of cinema!

From the intimate photo journals of Sohrab Hura and animated dystopias of Wong Ping, to passion projects from Riz Ahmed, Larry Achiampong and Daniel Kaluuya. Streaming worldwide: 15-24 Jan.

Find out more
Document Film Festival

Document Film Festival returns with a week worth of screenings, discussions, workshops and more!

Taking a deep dive into the 'politics of viewing' and the role of cinema in a world of perpetual emergency, the programme offers alternative responses to various forms of crisis; prompting new ways of viewing, resisting and affirming our shared relationship to human rights.

Online from 25 - 31 Jan!
Enjoy landmark classic and cult films with one month FREE on BFI Player! To access your special offer please visit here, create your account or sign in, choose your subscription type and add in the code PARTNER2020. 

Please note this voucher code only applies to Subscription films and not Rentals.You will be prompted enter your payment card details: if you cancel before the end of the trial, you won't be charged – if you decide to stay on, you'll start a standard paid subscription with BFI Player (£4.99 per month). This offer is not compatible with the BFI Player Channel on Amazon Prime and the Apple TV app.
Belmont Filmhouse has partnered up with MUBI to offer our customers three months of films entirely FREE! With a selection ranging from cult classics to award-winning masterpieces, and a new film added every day, there's something for everyone to enjoy - with even more cinema to enjoy through their new LIBRARY

The button on the sign-up page will prompt you to enter your credit card details: if you cancel before the end of the trial, you won't be charged – if you decide to stay on, you'll start a standard paid subscription with MUBI.
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