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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/

Animation from the Scottish Screen Archive

Dip into a century of Scottish animation with this collection, including work by famed Orkney filmmaker Margaret Tait, and award-winning filmmaker Norman McLaren.

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Sun 4 May

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Part of McLaren.

  • 15:00

The Art of Drawn Movements: Animation Films by GSA Alumni

A varied selection of animated films by GSA alumni, from Norman McLaren’s own abstract classic Lines Horizontal to recent graduate Ross Hogg’s The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat.

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Sat 3 May

Introduced by Dr Sarah Smith and followed by a short Q&A with some of the included filmmakers. Part of McLaren.

  • 13:45

Calvary

Calvary
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • Ireland
  • 101 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Michael McDonagh
  • Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen

Father James (Gleeson) is a priest, but a good one; wise, witty, kind, non-judgmental. Then he's told that he's to be killed to atone for the sins of his church. McDonagh's film features exceptional performances from a great cast, and a witty and powerful script, far more thoughtful than 2011's lacklustre The Guard.

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Thu 24 Apr

Epic

Epic
  • 2 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 102 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Chris Wedge
  • Cast: Voices of Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Beyoncé Knowles

From the director of Ice Age comes this story of a teenage girl who is sucked from the earthly realm into a fantastical woodland, where she finds the forces of good and evil at battle. Mary Katherine (Seyfried) joins the fray – on the side of good, one suspects – in order to help save this magical world – and ours.

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Sat 26 Apr

Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow Sun
  • 2 stars
  • 2013
  • Nigeria/UK
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Biyi Bandele
  • Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose

The story of two sisters in 60s Nigeria, Olanna (Newton) and Kainene (Rose), attempting to assert their independence as their nation seeks to do the same. The adaptation of Adichie's novel looks beautiful but is crippled by Bandele's use of archival footage to explain the situation, which kills the narrative flow and gives the story a soap-ish quality.

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Thu 24 Apr

Honour

Honour
  • 2013
  • UK
  • 104 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Shan Khan
  • Cast: Aiysha Hart, Paddy Considine, Faraz Ayub

Drama/thriller about a young woman targeted by her family for an 'honour killing'.

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Tue 29 Apr
Wed 30 Apr
Thu 1 May

The King and the Mockingbird (Le Roi et l'oiseau)

The King and the Mockingbird (Le Roi et l'oiseau)
  • 1980
  • France
  • 83 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Paul Grimault
  • Cast: Voices of Jean Martin, Pascal Mazzotti, Raymond Bussières

A chimney sweep and a shepherdess seek to escape from the clutches of a tyrannical king.

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Sat 26 Apr
Mon 28 Apr
Tue 29 Apr

The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox (Dabba)
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • India/France/Germany/USA
  • 104 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ritesh Batra
  • Cast: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

In Mumbai, young mother Ila (Kaur) prepares a multi-layered lunchbox to be delivered by courier to his office, but when it's mistakenly delivered to grumpy middle-aged accountant Sajaan (Khan), an unlikely romance develops. A precisely structured romcom written with compassion and warmth; just don't watch it on an empty stomach.

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Thu 24 Apr

Magic Magic

Magic Magic
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • Chile/US
  • 97 min
  • Directed by: Sebastián Silva
  • Cast: Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning

A naive young tourist's road trip across Chile with friends turns into a waking nightmare.

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Thu 24 Apr

Musicwood

Musicwood
  • 2012
  • US/Madagascar
  • 80 min
  • Directed by: Maxine Trump

Famous guitar-makers take on a Native American logging company in an attempt to save the acoustic guitar, with appearances from Steve Earle and guitar virtuoso Kaki King.

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Wed 4 Jun

Part of UK Green Film Festival.

  • 18:15

National Theatre Live: King Lear

NT Live
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Simon Russell Beale

Mendes returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

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Thu 1 May

The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (La Notte che Evelyn Usci dalla Tomba)

The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (La Notte che Evelyn Usci dalla Tomba)
  • 1971
  • Italy
  • 88 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Emilio Miraglia
  • Written by: Massimo Felisatti, Fabio Pittorru, Emilio Miraglia
  • Cast: Anthony Steffen, Marina Malfatti, Erika Blanc, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart

Miraglia's demented, delirious Italian horror classic has long been a well kept secret of cult film purists so don't miss your chance to see it. Twisting plots and hallucinatory visuals ensure this film, centring on a former mental patient returning from the pit, will stick in the mind long after viewing. Also check out the film's jazz funk score, it's what esoteric DJs call seminal.

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Wed 30 Apr

Norman McLaren Centenary Film Tour

A selection of short films from the legendary filmmaker Norman McLaren including Opening Opening Speech, Blinkity Blank, Le Merle, Pas de Deux, Synchromy and more.

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Sun 25 May

Part of McLaren.

  • 13:00

Pioneer

Pioneer
  • 2013
  • Norway/Germany/Sweden/France/Finland
  • 106 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Erik Skjoldbjærg
  • Cast: Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang, Aksel Hennie

Conspiracy thriller based on true events from the 1980s. The exploitation of oil and gas reserves tests the physical limits of divers who must descend 500 meters to install a vital pipeline.

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Fri 25 Apr
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Thu 1 May

A River Changes Course

A River Changes Course
  • 2013
  • Cambodia
  • 83 min
  • Directed by: Kalyanee Mam

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, this film looks at the impacts of our global food system.

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Sun 8 Jun

Part of UK Green Film Festival.

  • 17:00

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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Tue 14 Oct

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Wed 15 Oct

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The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears

The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • Belguim
  • 102 min
  • Directed by: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
  • Cast: Klaus Tange, Ursula Bedena, Joe Koener

Dan (Tange) comes home from a business trip to find his apartment locked from the inside and his wife missing. Maximalist, bewildering horror film full of sex, death, doppelgangers, déjà vu, Freudian trauma and multiply-nested dreams, which nevertheless manages to achieve some kind of narrative resolution.

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Sun 27 Apr
Mon 28 Apr
Tue 29 Apr

Tracks

Tracks
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • Australia
  • 112 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: John Curran
  • Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Emma Booth

A young woman goes on a 1700 mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with her four camels and faithful dog. Based on the award-winning memoir by Robyn Davidson.

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Fri 25 Apr
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Thu 1 May

Vikings: Live from the British Museum

Vikings: Live from the British Museum
  • 2014

Take a look around the British Museum's Viking exhibition, right from the comfort of your cinema seat. Introduced by Michael Wood and Exhibition Curator Gareth Williams.

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Thu 24 Apr

Willow and Wind (Beed-o baad)

Willow and Wind (Beed-o baad)
  • 2000
  • Iran/Japan
  • 77 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Mohammad-Ali Talebi
  • Cast: Hadi Alipour, Amir Janfada, Majid Alipour

Iranian drama.

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Sun 27 Apr

Wrinkles (Arrugas)

Wrinkles (Arrugas)
  • 2011
  • Spain
  • 89 min
  • Directed by: Ignacio Ferreras
  • Written by: Paco Roca, Ignacio Ferreras, Rosanna Cecchini, Ángel de la Cruz
  • Cast: Voices of Alvaro Guevara, Tacho Gonzalez

An astonishing cocktail of friendship, resistance and life set among the unexpected landscape of an elderly care facility.

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Fri 25 Apr
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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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