Special events to see at Glasgow Film Festival 2020


Total Recall

The popular festival's 16th edition features a special events programme that's out of this world

For the weekend of Fri 28 Feb–Sun 1 Mar, Argyle Street Arches becomes Neo Glasgow, as the Glasgow Film Festival welcomes science-fiction fanatics to its special events programme. You'll enter a dystopian future where you must trust no one and fight to survive, but still be able to enjoy special on-site events, high-tech light installations and interactive pop-up performances.

It doesn't get much more futuristic than Total Recall (Fri 28 Feb), where the titan of sci-fi, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has a recurring dream about Mars that puts his life at stake. The following evening, it's time for rebellion alongside Tank Girl (Sat 29 Feb), as the planet begins to run out of water. The younger sci-fi fans are not forgotten either, with a screening of the much-loved Wall-E (Sun 1 Mar), while the grown-ups get busy escaping a zombie infection with Train to Busan (Sun 1 Mar).

If you like a good mystery, the GFF is also holding its traditional Surprise Film screening (Wed 4 Mar), where even the projectionists have no idea what's going on. If you'd rather know what you're watching, but don't mind a little surprise as to where, this year's secret location screening, presented by The List in partnership with the Glasgow Film Festival, is Final Destination (Thu 5 Mar). They can see death coming, but can they avoid it?

Closing the special events programme is the timeless John Hughes classic The Breakfast Club (Sat 7 Mar). After, pump your fist high in the air at the class of 1984 school dance, as you reminisce about all the greatest hits of the 80s … unless you get detention.

Glasgow Film Festival, various venues, Glasgow, Wed 26 Feb–Sun 8 Mar.

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Glasgow Film Festival

Since 2005, Scotland's fastest-growing film festival has become a force to be reckoned with in the movie world. The 2021 festival will be presented in a new online format.

Various venues: Glasgow

Wed 2 Mar 2022

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Thu 3 Mar 2022

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Fri 4 Mar 2022

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…and 9 more dates until 13 Mar 2022