A special season of films at Filmhouse, all scored by Scottish bands.

Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise

Tue 10 Jul at 13.45 & 18.15

Curie, Einstein, Hiroshima, the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, protest, medical research, Chernobyl, MRI scans, Fukushima. Using only archive footage - news reports, cosmic imagery, x-ray photography, astronaut training films, etc - Mark Cousins’ acclaimed film captures the dreams and nightmares of the atomic age, enhanced by a haunting and (at-times) thundering score by Mogwai.

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Mark Cousins • UK 2015 • 1h11m • Digital • English, Japanese and Russian with English subtitles • 12A - Contains images of real injuries and dead bodies. • Documentary.


From Scotland With Love

Tue 17 Jul at 16.00 & 18.30

Made entirely of archive film, From Scotland With Love is a feature by award-winning director Virginia Heath with a transcendent score by Scottish musician and composer King Creosote. A journey into our collective past, the film explores universal themes of love, loss, resistance, migration, work and play. Ordinary people, their names and identities largely forgotten, appear shimmering from the depth of the vaults to take a starring role. Brilliantly edited together, they become composite characters, who emerge to tell us their stories, given voice by the poetic music and lyrics.

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Virginia Heath • UK 2014 • 1h16m • Digital • U - Contains no material likely to offend or harm


Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait
Zidane, un portrai t du XXIème siècle

Tue 24 Jul at 18.00

Turner Prize-winning artist/filmmaker Douglas Gordon teamed up with French artist Philippe Parreno to create a work glorious in its simplicity: training 17 cameras solely on footballer Zinedine Zidane, over the course of a single match between Real Madrid and Villarreal. Accompanied by a soundtrack by Mogwai, we see the legend in action and in repose, follow him around the pitch, sometimes at the centre of action, more often waiting, watching – while, in voiceover, the footballer himself broods over what he can and cannot remember from his matches.

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Douglas Gordon & Philippe Parreno • France 2006 • 1h35m • 35mm French with English subtitles • PG - Contains infrequent mild language • Documentary.


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Rip It Up
The Story of Scottish Pop

Discover the story of Scottish pop music at the National Museum of Scotland as we take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day.

Rip It Up events
Join us for an eventful programme of talks and live music

From live music to key note sessions to kids' craft, join us for an eventful programme to accompany our Scottish pop exhibition.

Rip It Up associated events

As well as a host of live performances, talks and discussions hosted at the National Museum of Scotland, an exciting programme of associated events will be taking place across Edinburgh during the exhibition run.

Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop by Vic Galloway
You've seen the exhibition – now read the book!

Rip It Up charges through the astonishing story of Scottish pop and rock music from the 1950s to the present day, from Lonnie Donegan to Calvin Harris.

Rip It Up blog posts
Go behind the scenes at our major summer exhibition

Discover what's happening behind the scenes of our major summer exhibition for 2018, Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

Rip It Up playlists

To get you in the mood for Rip It Up, we're sharing playlists of music inspired by the exhibition's themes, from Scottish pop classics to the tracks that mean the most to the people involved in creating the exhibition.

Future Features

Future Features is a campaign created by students from Edinburgh Napier University to celebrate the Rip It Up exhibition.
Event information


10 Jul - 24 Jul 2018


Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Booking information

Filmhouse Box Office (open 10am-9pm daily, 0131 228 2688, no booking fee) or book online.

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Discover the story of Scottish pop music as we take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day in our new exhibition.

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