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Glasgow Film Theatre

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12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB
  • Box office 0141 332 6535
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  • Website www.glasgowfilm.org/theatre/

20,000 Days on Earth

20,000 Days on Earth
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Iain Forsyth/Jane Pollard
  • Written by: Nick Cave, Ian Forsyth, Jane Pollard
  • Cast: Blixa Bargeld, Susie Bick, Arthur Cave

Existentialist pseudo-documentary telling the seductive and quasi-truthful story of Nick Cave, starring and co-written by the man himself. With guest appearances from Ray Winstone, Kylie Minogue and psychoanalyst Darian Leader, it's a mischievous and fiercely beautiful amalgam which sweeps you up in its embrace before sending you swooning from the cinema.

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Fri 19 Sep
Sat 20 Sep
Sun 21 Sep
Mon 22 Sep
Tue 23 Sep
Wed 24 Sep
Thu 25 Sep

Age of Consent

Age of Consent
  • 2014
  • 88 min
  • Directed by: Charles Lum, Todd Verow
  • Cast: Ashley Ryder, Dolan Wolf, Peter Tatchell

The story of The Hoist, one of London’s only surviving leather bars.

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Wed 5 Nov

£8 (£6.50)

Part of Glasgay!.

  • 20:20

At Berkeley

At Berkeley
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 244 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Frederick Wiseman

Documentary portrait of one of America's most prestigious academic institutions, the University of California, Berkeley. The four-hour running time is perhaps excessive, but in general it's an absorbing and patient look at the increasing financial pressure on the university and the effect of cuts on students and staff.

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Sun 28 Sep
  • 15:30
Mon 29 Sep
  • 18:30

Attila Marcel

Atilla Marcel
  • 2013
  • France
  • 106 min
  • Directed by: Sylvain Chomet
  • Cast: Guillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafont

Live-action comedy from the director of Belleville Rendez-vous and The Illusionist about a mute, sweet-natured man-child.

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Fri 19 Sep
Sat 20 Sep
Sun 21 Sep
Mon 22 Sep
Tue 23 Sep
Wed 24 Sep
Thu 25 Sep

Beneath The Blindfold

  • 2012
  • US
  • 80 min
  • Directed by: Kathy Berger/Ines Sommer

Four torture survivors from around the globe courageously tell the stories of their mistreatment and their subsequent attempts to move beyond these horrifying experiences.

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Thu 9 Oct

£8 (£6.50)

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

  • 18:00 – 20:00

The Case Against 8

The Case Against 8
  • 2014
  • US
  • 109 min
  • Directed by: Ben Cotner/Ryan White

A documentary following the case to over turn the same-sex marriage ban in California.

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Wed 1 Oct

Followed by a discussion with Patrick Harvey MSP, Scottish Green Party co-convenor. Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

  • 19:50

Cry-Baby

Cry Baby
  • 4 stars
  • 1990
  • US
  • 85 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: John Waters
  • Written by: John Waters
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Polly Bergen, Susan Tyrrell, Iggy Pop, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords

Baltimore, 1954, and droolsome drape Depp's across-the-tracks romance with once prim Square gal Locane is the catalyst for open warfare between the town's teen factions, but love is to prove itself stronger than prison bars. Boasting the usual theoretical trash casting (Traci Lords, Ricki Lake, Patty Hearst, Iggy Pop), lapsed sleaze merchant Waters' most mainstream effort to date is an exuberant and knowing satire on 50s juvenile delinquency movies.

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Fri 14 Nov

£8 (£6.50)

Part of Glasgay!.

  • 23:15

The Dog

A documentary about the real-life man who inspired Dog Day Afternoon – John Wojtowicz, who robbed a bank to pay for his lover's sex-reassignment surgery.

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Tue 28 Oct

£8 (£6.50)

Part of Glasgay!.

  • 18:15

Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon
  • 4 stars
  • 1975
  • US
  • 130 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sidney Lumet
  • Cast: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, James Broderick, Chris Sarandon

Pacino's grandstanding as the anxiety-ridden New Yorker attempting to rob a bank to pay for his gay lover's sex change operation confirmed his status as one of his generation's leading actors. 'Attica Attica!' This is undoubtedly the greatest heist movie of the 1970s. Or is it? Judge for yourself.

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Sun 26 Oct

£8 (£6.50)

Part of Glasgay!.

  • 17:00

Down by Law

Down by Law
  • 1986
  • US/West Germany
  • 107 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni

The story of three different men in a Louisiana prison and their eventual journey.

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Mon 22 Sep
Tue 23 Sep
Wed 24 Sep
Thu 25 Sep

The Element of Crime (Forbrydelsens element)

The Element of Crime
  • 1984
  • Denmark
  • 104 min
  • Directed by: Lars von Trier
  • Cast: Michael Elphick, Esmond Knight, Me Me Lai

A cop in a dystopian Europe investigates a serial killings suspect using controversial methods written by his now disgraced former mentor.

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Sat 20 Sep

Introduced by film academic and critic Dr Pasquale Iannone.

Mon 22 Sep

Gabrielle

Gabrielle
  • 2013
  • Canada
  • 104 min
  • Directed by: Louise Archambault
  • Cast: Gabrielle Marion-Rivard, Alexandre Landry, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin

A young woman with Williams syndrome teaches music to adults with learning disabilities, and finds herself fighting staff and her family for independence.

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Tue 14 Oct

£8 (£6.50)

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

  • 17:50 – 20:20

GFT Tour

Learn the fascinating story of the GFT and its predecessor the Cosmo with this glimpse behind-the-scenes.

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Sun 21 Sep

Free

Homage to Homeboy

  • US
  • 90 min
  • Directed by: Adam Yauch

Special programme of videos and short films made by Beastie Boys founder Adam Yauch from 1989–2011.

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Sun 21 Sep

Iboga Nights

Iboga Nights
  • 2013
  • UK
  • 96 min
  • Directed by: David Graham Scott

Filmmaker David Graham Scott, who chronicled his attempt to conquer his drug addiction in Detox or Die, looks at the African hallucinogen ibogaine, an unlicensed substance hailed as a 'magic bullet' for addiction.

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Sun 12 Oct

£8 (£6.50)

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Ida

Ida
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • Poland/Denmark
  • 80 min
  • Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Cast: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Joanna Kulig

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.

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Fri 26 Sep
Sat 27 Sep
Sun 28 Sep
  • 13:10
  • 17:45
Mon 29 Sep
  • 16:00
  • 20:40
Tue 30 Sep
  • 13:40
Wed 1 Oct
  • 16:00
  • 20:40
Thu 2 Oct
  • 13:40
  • 18:10

The Last House on the Left

The Last House on the Left
  • 1972
  • US
  • 84 min
  • Directed by: Wes Craven
  • Written by: Wes Craven
  • Cast: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess

Nothing ruins your wild concert experience like getting kidnapped by a bunch of crazy convicts.

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Tue 30 Sep
  • 18:15

A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • Germany/US/UK
  • 121 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Anton Corbijn
  • Cast: Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl, Nina Hoss

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. Featuring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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Fri 26 Sep
Sat 27 Sep
Sun 28 Sep
  • 15:00
  • 19:45
Mon 29 Sep
  • 13:20
Tue 30 Sep
  • 15:35
Wed 1 Oct
  • 13:20
Subtitled
  • 18:00
Thu 2 Oct
  • 15:35
  • 20:15

My Prairie Home

My Prairie Home
  • 2013
  • Canada
  • 76 min
  • Directed by: Chelsea McMullan

A reflection on gender identity, faith, and the challenges of family through the medium of song, as the doc follows transgender Albertan singer-songwriter Rae Spoon.

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Sun 9 Nov

£8 (£6.50)

Part of Glasgay!.

  • 17:30

National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire

National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Written by: Tennessee Williams
  • Cast: Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster, Vanessa Kirby

The heat and passion of Stanley and Stella's love and the tragedy of poor, fading Blanche DuBois, beamed live from London.

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Sun 28 Sep
  • 15:15

Night Will Fall

Night Will Fall
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 75 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andre Singer
  • Written by: Andre Singer

Documentary on the shooting and subsequent shelving of a British propaganda film about the liberation of WWII German concentration camps. While the archive footage is heart-stopping and absolutely compelling, the film could have spent more time analysing the treatment of images from the camps, and there's something a little distasteful about the emphasis on famous film directors.

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Mon 29 Sep
  • 14:20
  • 16:20
Tue 30 Sep
  • 13:00
  • 15:00
  • 19:30
Wed 1 Oct
  • 13:50
  • 15:50
  • 17:50
Thu 2 Oct
  • 14:00
  • 16:00
  • 20:45

Peaches Christ's Bear-barella

San Franciscan drag superstar and cult filmmaker Peaches Christ presents her fully immersive and interactive stage show parody Bear-barella. Dress in your best Barbarella attire. Followed by a screening of the original film.

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Fri 10 Oct

£12 (£10; Members £9–£11)

Days of Fear and Wonder.

  • 20:00

Pride

Pride
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matthew Warchus
  • Written by: Stephen Beresford
  • Cast: Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Andrew Scott

During the 1984-84 UK miners' strike, a group of young lesbian and gay activists travel from London to Wales to help a mining community in trouble. Unashamedly fizzy and cheering take on a true story about two groups who bonded together against small-mindedness and vile tabloid headlines.

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Fri 19 Sep
Sat 20 Sep
Sun 21 Sep
Mon 22 Sep
Tue 23 Sep
Wed 24 Sep
Thu 25 Sep

The Revolutionary Optimists

The Revolutionary Optimists
  • 2013
  • US/India
  • 95 min
  • Directed by: Maren Grainger-Monsen/Nicole Newnham
  • Cast: Amlan Ganguly, Kajal Kahar, Priyanka Mandal

Documentary on a humanitarian former lawyer and his efforts to help others.

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Sat 27 Sep

Featuring a guest appearance by Amlan Ganguly. Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

Salome and Wilde Salome

Salome and Wilde Salome
  • 2011/2013
  • US
  • Directed by: Al Pacino
  • Cast: Jessica Chastain, Al Pacino, Kevin Anderson

Back to back screenings of Al Pacino's films based on Oscar Wilde's controversial play, with Jessica Chastain as the deadly Princess Salome.

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Sun 21 Sep

Followed by a live satellite Q&A with Al Pacino, hosted by Stephen Fry.

Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth
  • 1954
  • US
  • 94 min
  • Directed by: Herbert J Biberman
  • Cast: Juan Chacón, Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer

Billed as 'the only blacklisted American film', this based-on-true-events drama sympathises with striking immigrant workers at a time when American fear of the Red menace was at its peak.

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Thu 2 Oct

Screening with short Seams and Embers. Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

  • 18:00

Scotland Loves Anime

Scotland Loves Anime

One for lovers of Japanese animated cinema, the festival showcases the latest Japanese animation with experts on hand to provide behind-the-scenes information.

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Fri 10 Oct

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Sat 11 Oct

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Sun 12 Oct

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Mon 13 Oct

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Tue 14 Oct

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Wed 15 Oct

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Thu 16 Oct

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Fri 17 Oct

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Sat 18 Oct

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Sun 19 Oct

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Screen Debates: Women's Support Group

Screenings of documentaries After Saville: No More Secrets? and Saville: The Power to Abuse. Followed by a panel and audience discussion.

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Tue 23 Sep

Something Different

  • 1920
  • US
  • Directed by: Roy William Neill
  • Cast: Constance Binney, Lucy Fox, Ward Crane

Vintage drama.

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Sun 28 Sep

Introduced by curator Tiffany Boyle.

  • 20:10

Soul Boys of the Western World

Soul Boys of the Western World
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 102 min
  • Directed by: George Hencken
  • Cast: Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Gary Kemp

The rise and fall of Spandau Ballett, set to a backdrop of 80s hair.

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Tue 30 Sep

Followed by a live satellite performance by the band, broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall.

  • 19:55

A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness

A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness
  • 2013
  • France/Germany/Estonia
  • 98 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ben Rivers/Ben Russell

Documentary on the existence of spirituality in an increasingly secular world.

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Fri 26 Sep
Sat 27 Sep

Tante Hilda! (Aunt Hilda)

Tante Hilda! (Aunt Hilda)
  • 2013
  • France/Luxembourg
  • 89 min
  • Directed by: Benoît Chieux/Jacques-Rémy Girerd
  • Cast: Sabine Azéma, Josiane Balasko, François Morel

Animation about an eccentric aunt who is everything to everyone.

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Sun 28 Sep

Screening with short Sounds of Nature and preceded by family friendly activities. Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

  • 13:00

Tarka the Otter

Tarka The Otter
  • 1978
  • UK
  • 91 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Cobham
  • Written by: Henry Williamson, Gerald Durrell, David Cobham
  • Cast: Spade

Episodic adaptation of Henry Williamson's famous novel describing the adventures of an otter whose parents are killed by hunters, but survives to establish a family of his own. A little too twee for twee's sake.

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Sat 20 Sep

Three Monkeys

Three Monkeys
  • 4 stars
  • 2008
  • Turkey/Italy/France
  • 109 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • Written by: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ercan Kesal
  • Cast: Yavuz Bingöl, Hatice Aslan, Ahmet Rıfat Şungar, Ercan Kesal

Turkish auteur Ceylan ambitiously branches out into film noir territory with this superbly crafted, contemplative and elliptical yarn. Unfolding over a sweltering, energy-sapping summer in a claustrophobic family flat, driver father Eyup (Bingol), his wife Hacer (Aslan), and their teenage son Ismael (Sungar) become embroiled in a web of deceit, guilt, and ultimately murder.

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Sat 27 Sep

Introduced by Dr Pasquale Iannone.

Mon 29 Sep
  • 18:10

The Watermelon Woman

  • 1996

A young woman makes a film about the lack of black actresses.

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Tue 4 Nov

£8 (£6.50)

Part of Glasgay!.

  • 18:00

We Are Many

We Are Many
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 104 min
  • Directed by: Amir Amirani

The story of the demonstration against the war on Iraq, the biggest demonstration in human history.

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Fri 26 Sep

Screening with short film Feel Like a Mountain, and followed by a Q&A with the director. Part of Take One Action Film Festival.

We Shall Overcome

We Shall Overcome
  • 3 stars
  • 2006
  • Denmark
  • 109 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev
  • Cast: Bent Mejding, Anders W Berthelsen, Jens Jorn Spottag

It's 1969 in Denmark and school authority is proving too repressive for Frits (Rathke). What's a boy to do but take inspiration from Dr Martin Luther King Jr and make a stand for his rights?

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Sat 27 Sep

What We Did on Our Holiday

What We Did on Our Holiday
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 95 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin
  • Written by: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly, Celia Imrie, Ben Miller, Emilia Jones, Annette Crosbie

A family with three young children travel to the Highlands for their grandfather's birthday, in the process discovering that there is nothing quite like the honesty of children.

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Fri 26 Sep
Sat 27 Sep
Sun 28 Sep
  • 12:45
  • 20:00
Mon 29 Sep
  • 14:00
  • 16:10
  • 20:30

Introduced by Dr Nessa Johnston, lecturer at Glasgow School of Art.

  • 18:20
Tue 30 Sep
  • 14:00
  • 16:10
  • 20:30
Wed 1 Oct
  • 14:00
  • 16:10
  • 18:20
  • 20:30
Thu 2 Oct
  • 14:00
  • 16:10
  • 18:20
  • 20:30
Glasgow Film Theatre

Originally built as the Cosmo in 1939, this was the first art-house cinema constructed outside London. From 1974, the B-Listed building became better known as the GFT and now features two screens and hosts the Glasgow Film Festival.

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