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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/

Age of Consent

Age of Consent
  • 2014
  • US/UK
  • 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

AI Artificial Intelligence

A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • 2001
  • US
  • 146 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law

Spielberg takes a stab at the Pinocchio myth with this story of a young robot boy (Osment) who can't grow up.

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Wed 10 Dec

Plus Jan Harlan in conversation BFI Days of Fear & Wonder.

  • 19:30

The Babadook

The Babadook
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • Australia
  • 93 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jennifer Kent
  • Written by: Jennifer Kent
  • Cast: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight

Widowed single mother Amelia (Davis) struggles to discipline her son Samuel (Wiseman); when he becomes obsessed with a pop-up book character called The Babadook, things get nasty. Genuinely upsetting and at times terrifying tale of loneliness, loss and depression, executed with impressive style by debut director Kent.

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Sat 25 Oct
  • 14:00
  • 16:10
  • 18:20
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Sun 26 Oct
Mon 27 Oct
Tue 28 Oct
Wed 29 Oct
Thu 30 Oct

Bjork: Biophilia

Bjork: Biophilia
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 97 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Nick Fenton, Peter Strickland
  • Cast: Bjork

Immersive cinematic presentation of Björk's wildly imaginative 2013 live show at Alexandra Palace, which was itself part of her ambitious multimedia project Biophilia. Fenton and Strickland deliver a consistently engrossing spectacle, capturing the euphoria of the event, and the lady's bizarre, beguiling vision is beautifully presented.

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Sat 25 Oct

Double bill with When Björk Met Attenborough.

  • 14:10
  • 18:30
Sun 26 Oct

Double bill with When Björk Met Attenborough.

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Legend of Love

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Legend of Love
  • 2014

Live screening of one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works. Queen Mekhmene Banu's younger sister, Princess Shireen, is dying. The Princess will only be saved if the Queen gives Shireen her beauty. The Queen decides to sacrifice herself, but later regrets her action when she is disfigured and Shireen falls in love with her lover, the painter Ferkhad.

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Sun 26 Oct

Born in Flames

Born in Flames
  • 1983
  • US
  • 80 min
  • Directed by: Lizzie Borden
  • Cast: Honey, Adele Burtei, Kathryn Bigelow

Dystopian mock-documentary set in a socialist democratic New York after a peaceful revolution. Two feminist groups seek to challenge and overcome the still latent sexism and racism through the medium of pirate radio and direct action.

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Sun 30 Nov

BFI Days of Fear & Wonder.

  • 17:30

Care: My Story

Care: My Story

A screening of films about young people growing up in care. Followed by a Q&A session.

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Sat 25 Oct

Free

  • 12:45 – 13:45

C'est eux les chiens (They Are the Dogs)

C'est eux les chiens (They Are the Dogs)
  • 2013
  • France/Morocco
  • 85 min
  • Directed by: Hisham Lasri
  • Written by: Hisham Lasri
  • Cast: Hassan Ben Badida, Yahya El Fouandi, Imad Fijjaj

A political prisoner is released in the midst of the Arab Spring, and a TV crew decides to follow him.

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Mon 3 Nov

Part of Africa in Motion.

  • 18:00

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 Day the Earth Caught Fire

The Day the Earth Caught Fire
  • 1961
  • UK
  • 98 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Val Guest
  • Written by: Wolf Mankowitz, Val Guest
  • Cast: Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Edward Judd

With the world's climate going suddenly going haywire, flooding in the Sahara and tornados in the Soviet Union, it's clear that something is not quite right. Cue Peter Stenning (Judd), alcoholic columnist, dispatched to figure out what is going on with the world. A romance with Met Centre secretary Jeannie Craig (Munro) reveals the bizarre truth - the earth is 'en route' to a fiery collision with the sun. Old school special effects abound.

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Mon 27 Oct

BFI Days of Fear & Wonder.

Wed 29 Oct

BFI Days of Fear & Wonder.

The Dog

The Dog
  • 2013
  • US
  • 100 min
  • Directed by: Allison Berg, Frank Keraudren

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!.

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!.

Escape from New York

Escape from New York
  • 1981
  • US
  • 99 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Carpenter
  • Cast: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine

Russell stars as cycloptic bad-ass Snake Plissken, sent into the New York of the future (a de facto penal colony) to rescue the President of the United States.

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Sun 26 Oct

Part of Escape From New York Treasure Hunt Screening.

Felix

Felix
  • 2013
  • South Africa
  • 97 min
  • Directed by: Roberta Durrant
  • Written by: Shirley Johnson
  • Cast: Okwethu Banisi, Andrea Dondolo, Nicholas Ellenbogen

A 13 year old dreams of being a saxophonist like his dear old pa.

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Mon 3 Nov

School's screening. Part of Africa in Motion.

  • 10:00
Sat 8 Nov

Africa in Motion.

  • 11:30

Four Corners

Four Corners
  • 2013
  • South Africa
  • 114 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Ian Gabriel
  • Cast: Brendon Daniels, Jezzriel Skei, Lindiwe Matshikiza

An exploration of the street war of South Africa’s Numbers Gangs, the 26 and the 28. The film follows four individuals as they try to survive in Cape Flats.

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Thu 6 Nov

Part of Africa in Motion.

  • 18:00

Highlander

Highlander
  • 1986
  • UK/US
  • 110 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Russell Mulcahy
  • Cast: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

A handful of immortals battle through the centuries to win a mythical prize. A curious mixture of romance in 16th century heather and car chases in present day New York, the film is an inelegant, often ludicrous, but enjoyably daffy adventure. Lambert seems more at home with the contemporary passages and only the ever wonderful Connery has the requisite style for the kitsch Scottish scenes.

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Thu 30 Oct

Interactive Music Workshop

Interactive African music workshop with Moroccan musician Omar Afif.

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Sat 8 Nov

Free

Part of Africa in Motion.

  • 13:00 – 13:30

It's A Wonderful Life

It's A Wonderful Life
  • 5 stars
  • 1946
  • US
  • 129 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to warm even the most glacial heart.

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Fri 12 Dec
  • 14:15
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  • 20:15
Sat 13 Dec
  • 14:15
  • 17:15
  • 20:15
Sun 14 Dec
  • 13:15
  • 16:15
  • 19:15
Mon 15 Dec
  • 14:15
  • 17:15
  • 20:15
Tue 16 Dec
  • 14:15
  • 17:15
  • 20:15
Wed 17 Dec
  • 14:15
  • 17:15
  • 20:15
Thu 18 Dec
  • 14:15
  • 17:15
  • 20:15
Fri 19 Dec
  • 14:15
  • 17:15
  • 20:15
Sat 20 Dec
  • 14:15
  • 17:15
  • 20:15
Sun 21 Dec
  • 12:15
  • 13:00
  • 16:00
  • 18:15
  • 19:00
Mon 22 Dec
  • 14:15
  • 17:15
  • 20:15
Tue 23 Dec
  • 14:15
  • 17:15
  • 20:15
Wed 24 Dec
  • 13:15
  • 13:45
  • 16:15
  • 16:45
  • 19:15
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Sat 27 Dec
  • 14:15
  • 17:15
Sun 28 Dec
  • 13:15
  • 16:15

Le Jour se Leve (Le jour se lève)

Le Jour se Leve (Le jour se lève)
  • 1939
  • France
  • 93 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Marcel Carné
  • Cast: Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty

Gabin's masculinity and 'boy-next-door' charm are put to good use as a tragic working-class hero in this pre-war film which features groundbreaking use of flashbacks.

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Sat 25 Oct
Sun 26 Oct

Khumba

Khumba
  • 2013
  • South Africa
  • 85 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Anthony Silverston
  • Cast: Voices of Jake T Austin, Liam Neeson, Steve Buscemi

Rejected by his superstitious herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes but finds the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great Karoo.

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Thu 30 Oct

Schools screening. Part of Africa in Motion.

The Last Angel of History

The Last Angel of History
  • 1996
  • UK/Germany
  • 45 min
  • Directed by: John Akomfrah
  • Cast: George Clinton, Kodwo Eshun, Edward George

Cinematic essay examining the relationships between Pan-African culture, music, science fiction, intergalactic travel and computer technology. Featuring interviews with luminaries such as Sun Ra, George Clinton, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Samuel R. Delaney.

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Tue 11 Nov

BFI Days of Fear & Wonder.

  • 18:15

Make Way for Tomorrow

Make Way for Tomorrow
  • 1937
  • US
  • 91 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Leo McCarey
  • Cast: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi

Based on a novel by Josephine Lawrence, an elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children can accommodate both of them. A meditation on family relationships and our ability to adapt, love, and face the facts.

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Sun 26 Oct

Minnie and Moskowitz

Minnie and Moskowitz
  • 1971
  • US
  • 114 min
  • Directed by: John Cassavetes
  • Cast: Gena Rowlands, Seymour Cassel, Val Avery

A museum curator falls in love with a crazy parking attendant.

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Sun 26 Oct

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

Nas: Time Is Illmatic

Nas: Time Is Illmatic
  • 2014
  • US
  • 74 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: One9

Documentary about how performer Nas evolved from young street poet to visionary MC.

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Mon 27 Oct
Tue 28 Oct
Wed 29 Oct
Thu 30 Oct

Otelo Burning

Otelo Burning
  • 2011
  • South Africa
  • 72 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sara Blecher
  • Cast: Jafta Mamabolo, Thomas Gumede, Sihle Xaba

This surfing drama is set around the time of Nelson Mandela's release from prison and examines how that moment impacted young people's lives.

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Wed 5 Nov

School's screening. Part of Africa in Motion.

  • 10:00

Serena

Serena
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US/France
  • 109 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Susanne Bier
  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Toby Jones

1930s America: Newlyweds Serena (Lawrence) and George (Cooper) are equal partners in his logging company, but then tragedy strikes. Strong female characters are to be welcomed, but we shouldn't need to be loudly and frequently reminded how strong they are. Despite the stars' chemistry and an accomplished director, it collapses under its own weight.

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Sat 25 Oct
  • 15:20
  • 17:50
  • 20:20
Sun 26 Oct
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Thu 30 Oct

Soleils (Suns)

Soleils (Suns)
  • 2014
  • France
  • 96 min
  • Directed by: Olivier Delahaye/Dani Kouyaté
  • Cast: Binda Ngazolo, Nina Melo, Joseph Traoré

A road movie through time and space revisiting relationships between Europe and Africa.

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Sun 2 Nov

Part of Africa in Motion.

Space Is the Place

Space Is the Place
  • 1974
  • 85 min
  • Directed by: John Coney
  • Written by: Sun Ra/Joshua Smith
  • Cast: Barbara Deloney, Sun Ra, Raymond Johnson

An interplanetary exploration of the African diaspora set at the centre of 1940s race movements and written by the iconic avant-garde jazz musician Sun Ra.

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Mon 24 Nov

BFI Days of Fear & Wonder.

  • 18:15

Teknolust

Teknolust
  • 2002
  • US/Germany/UK
  • 85 min
  • Directed by: Lynn Hershman-Leeson
  • Cast: Tilda Swinton, Jeremy Davies, James Urbaniak

A bio-geneticist uses her own DNA to breed three self-replicating automatons in this exploration of gender, consumerism and state surveillance.

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Wed 3 Dec

BFI Days of Fear & Wonder.

  • 18:15

The Thing

The Thing
  • 4 stars
  • 1982
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John Carpenter
  • Cast: Kurt Russell

Carpenter's excellent 1982 monster flick revived on digital big screen projection.

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Fri 31 Oct

BFI Days of Fear & Wonder.

Timbuktu

Timbuktu
  • 2014
  • France/Mauritania
  • 97 min
  • Directed by: Abderrahmane Sissako
  • Cast: Ibrahim Ahmed, Adel Mahmoud Cherif, Salem Dendou

A look at the brief occupation of Timbuktu by militant Islamic rebels.

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Sat 8 Nov

Part of Africa in Motion.

  • 15:00

Visions of the Future: African Science Fiction Shorts

  • 73 min
  • 15

A selection of short films exploring futuristic and fantastic alternative futures.

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Sun 9 Nov

Featuring Afronauts, Jonah, Pumzi, Robots of Brixton and Touch. BFI Days of Fear & Wonder. Part of Africa in Motion.

  • 15:00

WALL-E

WALL-E
  • 5 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 103 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Andrew Stanton
  • Cast: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, Sigourney Weaver, MacInTalk

Inspired by sci-fi classics from the 1960s and 70s, Pixar have created a post-apocalyptic story set in a future in which the Earth has been abandoned by humankind, where a solitary robot named WALL-E executes his now pointless trash collecting programme. At its heart this is a very sweet romantic comedy, and that's what provides the emotional clout.

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Sat 25 Oct
  • 11:30

The Watermelon Woman

The Watermelon Woman
  • 1996
  • US
  • 90 min
  • Directed by: Cheryl Dunye
  • Cast: Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker

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

The Way He Looks

The Way He Looks
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • Brazil
  • 95 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Daniel Ribeiro
  • Cast: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim

Leonardo (Lobo) is a blind teenager, bullied by his classmates and comforted by best friend Giovana (Amorim); when Gabriel (Audi) joins the class, things get complicated. Unassuming but sweetly engaging coming-of-age drama, although the central romance isn't entirely plausible and it's a little too determined to have a happy ending.

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Mon 27 Oct
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Thu 30 Oct

Woman in the Moon

Woman in the Moon
  • 1929
  • Germany
  • 156 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Fritz Lang
  • Cast: Klaus Pohl, Willy Fritsch, Gustav von Wangenheim

Considered one of the first 'serious' science fiction films, it tells the story of a determined scientist travelling to the moon as he believes there are treasures to be found there.

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Sun 23 Nov

BFI Days of Fear & Wonder.

  • 18:30

Zabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point
  • 4 stars
  • 1969
  • US
  • 110 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Cast: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin

Rambling, would-be epic of anti-establishment America, with mellow visuals loosely draped on a plot in which Frechette flees accusations of police murder, steals a plane, takes in the sights of the Nevada desert, picks up Halprin, makes whoopee with her in Death Valley, then returns home to face the music. Beautiful and intense (Sam Shepard was one of several writers), if quite immersed in late-60s trippiness.

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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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