Mighty Boosh, Todd Solondz and Michael Moore amongst Glasgow Film Festival highlights

  • The List
  • 3 February 2010
Book Now: Festival Highlights

Journey of the Childmen: The Mighty Boosh on Tour
Documentary look at the genius of the Boosh being screened with Julian Barratt’s short Curtains and a Q&A (tbc) with the cast.
GFT, Fri 12 Feb, 8.15pm.

Cary Grant
Bringing up Baby
Howard Hawks directs Grant and Katharine Hepburn in this sublime screwball comedy involving a dinosaur bone, a barking dog and a stray leopard.
GFT, Thu 18 Feb, 1pm; Grosvenor, Sun 21, 6pm.

Opening Gala
French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Delicatessen, Amélie) returns with this visually stunning fantasy.
GFT, Thu 18 Feb, 7.30pm & 8.15pm.

‘This is Not A Boat’: The Improbable Story of the Court 13 Collective
Anthology of the work of the New York-based rule-breaking lo-fi filmmakers introduced by Ray Tintori (who’s about to make his Spike Jonze-produced feature-directing debut).
CCA, Sat 20 Feb, 7pm.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Adaptation of the first book in Stieg Larsson’s best-selling crime trilogy uncovering corruption and misogyny at the heart of Swedish society.
GFT, Sun 21 Feb, 5.30pm & Mon 22 Feb, 4pm.

Japanese cult filmmaker Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi the Killer) directs this live-action adaptation of a hit 1970s TV anime.
GFT, Sun 21 Feb, 5.45pm.

Stranger Than Fiction
Capitalism: A Love Story
Provocateur Michael Moore turns his attention to America’s continuing love affair with capitalism in a time of global economic crisis.
GFT, Sun 21 Feb, 8.30pm.

Cary Grant
North by Northwest
Hitchcock directs Grant in the best ever innocent-man-on-the-run comedy thriller.
GFT, Mon 22 Feb, 1pm & Tue 23, 5.45pm.

Life During Wartime
Todd Solondz’s unconventional sequel to Happiness recasts the story of a paedophile with Ciaran Hinds, Shirley Henderson and Allison Janney.
Cineworld, Tue 23 Feb, 6.30pm & Wed 24, 8.30pm.

I Am Love
Tilda Swinton takes the lead as a matriarch attempting to escape her wealthy Milanese family in this stylish Italian drama.
GFT, Wed 24 Feb, 8.15pm.

Out of the Past
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

Gorgeous Ava Gardner and dashing James Mason stars in this 1950 romantic fantasy classic, shot in glorious Technicolor by the late, great Jack Cardiff.
GFT, Thu 25 Feb, 3.30pm.

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Werner Herzog relocates Abel Ferrara’s crime classic to New Orleans with Nicolas Cage in the title role.
GFT, Thu 25 Feb, 8.30pm.

Great Scots
Mark Millar
The Coatbridge-born comics writer who created Wanted and Kick-Ass talks about the adaptations of his bestselling books.
GFT, Fri 26 Feb, 4pm.

Punishment Park
Peter Watkins’ radical and still-shocking-today 1971 film anticipating the conventions of reality TV.
Tramway, Fri 26 Feb, 7pm.

Great Scots
Director’s Cut With Kevin Macdonald
The Oscar-winning Glasgow-born documentarian-turned-filmmaker (Touching the Void, The Last King of Scotland) in conversation.
GFT, Sat 27 Feb, 3.30pm.

The List Surprise Film
Always the hot ticket of the Festival, previous surprise films have included O’Horten, Inland Empire and Son of Rambow.
Cineworld, Sat 27 Feb, 8.15pm.

State of Independents
Handsome Harry
Cult director Bette Gordon (Variety) directs Steve Buscemi and Campbell Scott in this story about dark heart of male friendship.
GFT, Sat 27 Feb, 8.15pm.

Frankenstein fable for the modern age directed by Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Cypher), produced by Guillermo del Toro and starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley.
GFT, Sat 27 Feb, 9pm.

Music & Film
Mogwai: Burning & Live DJ Set
The Glasgow-based musicians are caught on film in a concert movie shot in Brooklyn. DJ set with band members follows.
GFT, Sun 28 Feb, 6.30pm.

Closing Gala
The Wire’s Idris Elba stars as a disturbed Black Ops soldier in this political thriller produced by Glasgow’s Black Camel Pictures.
GFT, Sun 28 Feb, 8.30pm.