We’ll be finalising our selection of cult films to show at our ‘Cult Movie Nights’, so come and help pick one from our shortlist. We’re also looking for people to join our new review writing team for the society, so if you think that interests you come along and get involved.
I’ve said it many times before, but I’ll gladly say it again: even if you haven’t come to any of our meetings yet, come along! It’s a fantastic way to meet a mix of people from Freshers to post-graduates. And with such a large influx of new people this year, we’re very welcoming to new committee members.
We’ll also be going to the pub afterwards. To drink. So that’s good as well.
Stand By Me
Tuesday 6th October, 7.30pm, Teviot Study
The definitive coming-of-age film, ‘Stand By Me’, is essential for anyone who was a child at once in their life. Rob Reiner’s classic is now so deeply ingrained in popular culture it’s inspired plenty of childhood films and an episode of the Simpsons. Come see what all the fuss is about.
Thursday 8th October, 7.30pm, Usher’s of Edinburgh (West Nicolson Street)
What’s this? Another opportunity to go to the pub? Say no more!
Okay, I will say a bit more.
Usher’s is a lovely pub that brews some of its own beers as well as having a generally great selection. Oh, and we’ll be there. And loads of other people who like films. So yeah, come along and meet some film-lovers while enjoying a fine pint of ale.
Sunday 11th October, 7.30pm, Teviot Debating Hall
If you’ve ever wanted to come out a film sweating due to the sheer intensity of the previous hour, then this is the film for you! Granted the film is much more than just an intense thrill ride, with mesmerising performances from Miles Teller and JK Simmons, as well as an awesome jazz score. Come along and reminisce about that horrifyingly strict teacher you had (though hopefully not JK Simmons chair throwing level of strictness).
It’s our second meeting of the year, and after the immense number of people we’re hoping for another strong turnout. This week, we’ll be picking our favourite cult film suggestions amongst other things, as well as, of course, heading to the pub for a sociable drink afterwards.
If you didn’t or couldn’t come to the meeting last week, fear not! We always welcome new members to our committee, we would love to have you along. With there being so many new faces, the atmosphere is very friendly and everyone is very glad to get to know one another. So come along!
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Tuesday 29th September, 7.30pm, Pleasance Theatre
Wes Anderson’s suitably quirky adaptation of the famous Roald Dahl is as beautiful as it is symmetrical (it’s very symmetrical). Join us at the Pleasance Theatre for one of the best stop-motion films of recent years!
Thursday 1st October, 7.30pm, Teviot Study
Our film quiz is back! After the unbelievable turnout during our Freshers quiz, we’re hoping to see you all back (although if we do actually get over 100 again, I think I might die). The always fun quiz is a great way to test out your film knowledge, or just write ridiculous answers and win DVDs! Come along with a team of up to 6, or just bring yourself and we’ll help you find a team.
Sunday 4th October, 7.30pm, Teviot Debating Hall
Inherent Vice is our Lord and Saviour (Paul Thomas Anderson’s) most recent film. It’s quite the film too, with an atmosphere so strong you will think you’ve travelled to 1970s Los Angeles. I wish I could explain it in a nutshell, as the conventions of these paragraphs requires, but I cannot find the words. It’s a film about Stoners, Hippies, Detectives, Dentists, Neo-Nazis, a Chinese Heroin Ring, and Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas. Make sense? Well, come see the film and it all will. Or not. Probably not. But isn’t that kind of great?
Tonight we have our first official meeting of the year. As I’m sure you’ve been heavily pitched already, this is a fantastic way to get involved in the society and meet some great, film-loving people. We’ll also be deciding what films we show at our ‘Cult Movie Nights’, so come along and make a suggestion. The meeting starts at 7:30pm and we’ll head to the pub afterwards!
Tuesday 22nd September, 7.30pm, Teviot Study
Pretty much the definition of the word ‘classic’, Casablanca is essential viewing for any film fan. I actually only saw it for the first time recently, and it holds up amazingly well. The humour, in particular, is incredibly sharp, but the story, visuals, music, and characters (to name a few things) are all fantastic.
Thursday 24th September, 8pm, Outside Teviot
Our first pub crawl of the year’s bound to be a busy one, and a great opportunity to meet people with some social lubricant. We’ll show you some of the best pubs in Edinburgh as we discuss/argue about films.
We’ll be waiting outside the main entrance of Teviot at 8pm, so look out for us!
Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Sunday 27th September, 7.30pm, Teviot Debating Hall
The most recent Best Picture Oscar winner, and it is in the humble opinion of this email writer that this is one of the best films ever made. Birdman: (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Showered in Oscars and Oscar nominations, this masterpiece from Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu features a 100-minute continuous shot, as well as beautiful visuals, amazing performances and a poignant story.
Welcome all, new and old, to FilmSoc! We have another exciting programme of films, and we’re kicking it off strong with the our Freshers week line-up.
Monday 14th September, 3.30pm, Meeting Point C
Join us on our tour of Edinburgh’s most iconic cinemas – the Cameo and the Filmhouse. Learn about their history, see the inner workings of the cinemas, and find out where to go to watch some of the best films that come to Edinburgh. Important places for any film fan!
Back to the Future
Tuesday 15th September, 7.30pm, Teviot Study
Thursday 17th September, 7.30pm, Teviot Study
Our first film quiz of the year promises to be a good one. With new hosts and new questions, come along and test your film knowledge!
We will be having our weekly committee meeting where we will be continuing to finalise our programme for next year. It’s not too late to get involved so come along to make sure our programme is as good as you’d like and also join us in the pub afterwards.
We’ll be beginning to finalise our programme so come along to make sure your film makes it on. Also come to the pub afterwards for some awesome beer in Usher’s.
Tuesday 17th March, 7.30pm, Teviot Study
FilmSoc Pub Crawl!
Thursday 19th March, 8:00pm, Usher’s
We’ll be starting at Usher’s at 8pm and going from there. The last pub crawl was a lot of fun so join us for one last hurrah this year before we all start to turn our minds to exams! Add your lovely selves to the Facebook Group and join us at any point in the route (full details of which can be seen in the Facebook event).
Sunday 22nd March, 7.30pm, Teviot Study (Not Pleasance)
We will be having our weekly Committee Meetingwhere we will be continuing to programme for next semester. If you plan to come along to the AGM next week (more on that later), this is an excellent time to get a feel of how we do things and, if you’re planning on running for one of our positions introducing yourself and doing a bit of pre-AGM campaigning. Also we’re going to the pub afterwards so please do come along!
Tuesday 3rd March, 7.30pm, Teviot Study
Thursday 5th February, 7:30pm, Teviot Study
We will be having another one of our world famous (maybe) Film Quizzes. You know the drill: teams of up to six; awesome prizes et cetera, et cetera. Our quizzes always prove to be a fun night so come along if you get the chance!
We will be continuing programming for next semester with our weekly committee meeting. And of course, as always, join us in the pub afterwards for some post-meeting drinks.
Tuesday 24th February, 7.30pm, Teviot Study
Reel Talk: Ken Hay
Thursday 26th February, 7:30pm, Teviot Study
We are very excited to announce that Ken Hay, CEO of the Centre for the Moving Image and the Edinburgh International Film Festival, will be giving us an insight into his career and the inner workings of the Edinburgh Film Festival for one of our Reel Talks. Ken’s talk will be followed by a Q&A so if you are at all interested in becoming involved in the film industry in the future then this is a rare opportunity to gain a unique insight into the industry and ask Ken your questions. Certainly one not to be missed!