Grassmarket Community Project

Grassmarket Community Project
86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA
  • Telephone 0131 225 3626
  • Opening times 8am–10pm
  • Email
  • Website www.grassmarket.org
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Grassmarket Community Project

A bright modern award winning building in the centre of Edinburgh's historical old-town. State of the art performance spaces, highest quality in-situ audio visual equipment with fantastic acoustics and screening facilities. Disabled access to all floors, nice outdoor seating courtyard and cafe area. All the profits go towards the social enterprises work with Edinburgh's homeless and most marginalised.

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  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

There are 11 events at this location

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Accidental Anarchist

  • 2017
  • UK/Iraq/Spain/Syria/USA
  • 84 min
  • Directed by: John Archer/Clara Glynn
  • Written by: Carne Ross

A government highflyer and career diplomat becomes disillusioned after the Iraq war, quitting his job to start a search for real answers.

Thu 29 Jun

Free / 0131 225 3626

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Aquarius

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • Brasil
  • 142 min
  • Directed by: Kleber Mendonça Filho
  • Cast: Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos
  • UK release: 24 March 2017

Clara (Braga) is a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, the sole remaining resident of an apartment block by the sea, but a construction company wants to knock it down. Effective, slow-burn drama with a sensational performance from Braga. A rare, rounded, fiery portrair of a middle-aged woman.

Mon 29 May

Free / 0131 225 3626

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Cameraperson

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 102 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kirsten Johnson
  • Cast: Kirsten Johnson
  • UK release: 27 January 2017

Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson’s first feature as a solo director is a personal memoir as well as a thoughtful and compelling examination of the sense of responsibility that’s part of being a documentary filmmaker. It’s filled with striking shots but what’s most remarkable is Johnson’s integrity and commitment to her art.

Mon 17 Jul

Free / 0131 225 3626

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Edinburgh Short Film Festival

A number of films over two weekends, showcasing a selection of the best shorts by filmmakers from across the globe.

Mon 12 Jun

Free / 0131 225 3626

Best of 2016 Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Ida

  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • Poland/Denmark
  • 80 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Cast: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Joanna Kulig
  • UK release: 26 September 2014

Poland 1962; orphaned novice nun Sister Anna (Trzebuchowska) is about to take her vows when she finds out that she was originally named Ida and is Jewish, so she goes on a search for the truth about her parents. A thoughtful, beautifully shot but emotionally uninvolving coming-of-age story.

Mon 31 Jul

Free / 0131 225 3626

Moon Dogs

  • 2016
  • 92 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Philip John
  • Cast: Jack Parry Jones, Tara Lee, Christy O’Donnell, Denis Lawson, Shauna Macdonald

Step brothers Michael and Thor are joined by Irish waitress Caitlin on a road trip from Shetland to Glasgow.

Mon 10 Jul

Free / 0131 225 3626

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Moonlight

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris

The story of a young black man growing up, struggling with his sexuality and neglected by his drug-addicted mother. Astutely judged and beautifully humane sophomore feature from Jenkins, with sublime work from the three actors playing the main character (Hibbert, Sanders, Rhodes) and fine support from Ali, Harris and…

Mon 5 Jun

Free / 0131 225 3626

  • 19:30 – 21:30

My Feral Heart

  • 2016
  • 85 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jane Gull
  • Cast: Steven Brandon, Pixie Le Knot, Shana Swash, Will Rastall, Eileen Pollock, Suzanna Hamilton

A sudden bereavement throws Luke, a fiercely independent young man with Down’s syndrome, into a daunting new environment where he finds unexpected support from his feisty, streetwise carer and a local heir dealing with his own demons.

Mon 26 Jun

Free / 0131 225 3626

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Pan's Labyrinth

  • 4 stars
  • 2006
  • Mexico/Spain/US
  • 119 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • Written by: Guillermo del Toro
  • Cast: Ivana Baquero, Doug Jones, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Ariadna Gil, Álex Angulo

In the closing stages of Spain's Civil War young Ofelia discovers a subterranean world populated by fairytale creatures. As she navigates tasks in the Labyrinth -like world the real dangers lie above ground – the dissonance between the two proving that the real world is more horrifying than any imagined one.

Mon 19 Jun

Free / 0131 225 3626

Romeo + Juliet

  • 4 stars
  • 1996
  • Australia/US
  • 120 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino, Diane Venora

The Strictly Ballroom director's treatment of the Shakespeare tragedy is a magnificent riot of colour, action and sexy teen romance, without any need to sacrifice the text. To call it 'MTV filmmaking' misses the point that the camera tricks and in-jokes don't in any way distract from the fact that Luhrmann has completely…

Mon 3 Jul

Free / 0131 225 3626

  • 19:30 – 21:30

There Will Be Blood

  • 5 stars
  • 2007
  • US
  • 158 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano

Silver prospector Daniel Plainview (Day-Lewis) and his adopted son move to the impoverished evangelically centred town of New Boston and finds himself in a battle of wits against sleazy child preacher Eli Sunday (Dano) over oil, ethics and the American Dream. Utterly riveting and with Day Lewis playing a wonderful part…

Mon 24 Jul

Free / 0131 225 3626

  • 19:30 – 21:30

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