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Filmhouse Recommends is back, 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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L.A. Confidential (1997) // Curtis Hanson

Belmont Head of Cinema Operations: Colin

"A brilliant portrait of the seediness of golden age Hollywood firstly but underneath it's a study of problem policing in the US still relevant to the modern age. Pierce and Crowe are perfect as Ed Exley and Bud White but everyone is good, especially James Cromwell, the characters flitting in and out of those twisting shots of corridors, the plot bristling and that ending hinting at a lack of problems solved and morals eschewed. Still totally gripping."

Watch L.A. Confidential on MUBI

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) // Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Programme Manager: Evi

"I wholeheartedly recommend Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am. It is such an inspiring documentary that is built around interviews with the author herself, just before her passing. Her generosity of spirit and openness are inviting us close to her enlightened presence."

Watch Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am on Filmhouse at Home
 

Rushmore (1998) // Wes Anderson

Edinburgh Cinema Club: Isobel

“Pranks, heartbreak and adolescent misbehaviours. Rushmore is the eccentric coming-of-age tale of 15-year-old Max Fischer, and shows Wes Anderson’s visual technique at it's absolute infancy!

...and the soundtrack is expectedly amazing!"


Watch Rushmore on Disney+
Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017) // Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Education Recommends
For this weeks Education Recommends we look back at one of our past school screenings. Based on Mary Stewart’s classic children’s book, Mary and the Witch’s Flower (U) follows a young girl whose world gets turned upside down as she joins a school for wizards and witches. An extraordinary adventure which will appeal to children of all ages!

Learn more about the themes of the film with Into Film’s resource
EIFF Youth // New Visions Short Film Competition 2021
 
The EIFF Youth New Visions competition is dedicated to discovering the newest voices in Scottish film and bringing their visions to a global stage!

The competition is FREE to enter and is open to young people aged 15 to 25 residing in Scotland. Find out how to submit your film, of any genre, below.

Find out more about New Visions
The Past Five Years: A Sliver of Hope for Disability Representation // Charlotte Little

This week is Deaf Awareness Week, and we wanted to highlight this brilliant article written by film writer and access consultant Charlotte Little. The piece focuses on disability representation on screen and highlights four groundbreaking depictions of disability from the last five years including the Academy Award® nominated Crip Camp.
Read the Article
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