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Filmhouse Recommends is here, bringing you a selection of recommendations from our staff that you can enjoy at home while Filmhouse is closed.

We always love to hear what you've been enjoying watching so feel free to drop us a message with your recommendations over social media or email and they may feature in a future issue!

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Sisters With Transistors (2020) // Lisa Rovner
Head of Programming: Rod

"This fascinating partially-forgotten history of pioneering women in the world of electronic composition only features two composers I’d ever heard of (one being Wendy Carlos of Clockwork Orange fame; the other BBC Radiophonic Workshop trailblazer Delia Derbyshire) but is none the less interesting for that. That these women exist and led this field is something of a revelation as, framed by a poetic voiceover courtesy of Laurie Anderson, these fascinating women get a spotlight they deserve."
Watch Sisters with Transistors on Filmhouse at Home
The Capote Tapes (2021) // Ebs Burnough

Edinburgh Cinema Club: Isobel

"Exploring the life of the beautiful people’s darling, Truman Capote, as he moved through New York’s High Society and paid the ultimate price for sharing their darkest secrets in his works.

The Capote Tapes gives great insight into his start as a poor Southern boy to how he became the beguiling jester to New York’s elite."

Watch The Capote Tapes on Filmhouse at Home

Stray (2020) // Elizabeth Lo

Marketing Officer: Abbie

“This beautiful, meditative documentary follows three stray dogs around the city of Istanbul. I marvelled at the skill of director Elizabeth Lo, who also shot and edited the film. Her use of low-level camerawork immerses you into the lives of these dogs, and I can only imagine how challenging it was to film. Accentuated perfectly with a haunting score, this stunning documentary will stick with me for a while!”

Watch Stray on Filmhouse at Home
William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (1996) // Baz Luhrmann

Education Recommends
This week's Education Recommends celebrates a Shakespeare literary classic, Romeo and Juliet. Baz Lurhmann's masterpiece Romeo + Juliet (12) is one of the best adaptations of the play, celebrated for its use of the original script in a modern-day setting. Perfect for high school students with an interest in English literature, film and media. 

Learn more about the film with Into Film's film guide
Pew // Catherine Lacey

Programme Officer: Raymah

"Who is Pew? Pew is a person, named as such, as they were found in the pew of a church. The town don’t know what to make of them - are they a man? Woman? Old? Young? Where did they come from? Eerie and unsettling with echoes of Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery, Pew makes for a quick read that will have you mulling over it long after."

"I consumed it. It is the electric charge we need" - Daisy Johnson, author of Everything Under
Many bookshops in Edinburgh will order in books in that you request - here's some great bookshops you can support!
Lighthouse Book Shop  Golden Hare Books ● Transreal Fiction
The Portobello Bookshop ● The Edinburgh Bookshop ● Topping & Company
Armchair Books ● Blackwells
Lisa Rovner's Sisters with Transistors Interview // BBC Radio 6 

BBC Radio 6's Amy Lamé chats to Director Lisa Rovner about her recently released documentary Sisters with Transistors, a documentary which looks at the largely untold story of women in early electronic music.

Listen to the interview on BBC Sounds

Watch Sisters with Transistors on Filmhouse at Home
Africa in Motion: Transgressing Citizenship in the Black Imagination

Join Africa in Motion for their new film series Transgressing Citizenship. Drawing on the concepts of citizenship, the relationship to our environment and inter-faith relationships, the film series explores how people have migrated, sought refuge, and settled, in and out of Africa.

Screening online on Thursday 29th April for 48 hours.
Free but ticketed. Book here!
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