Film news and giveaways for beautiful cineaste types
New film course British Social Realism starts on Thursday 2 November, 6.30pm at GFT, Glasgow. Lecturer and journalist Andy Dougan will be looking at the origins, history and legacy of the British New Wave of the early 60s. The course comprises four lectures and three introduced screenings, including classics Passport to Pimlico (pictured) and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. The course costs £48/£45 (concs), which includes entry to screenings. Visit www.gft.org.uk or call 0141 332 8128 for information.
The fourth Inverness Film Festival kicks off on Thursday 9 November with the Scottish premiere of The Last King of Scotland, while Graeme Obree biopic The Flying Scotsman is the closing night gala. Plus there are Scottish premieres of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Babel and Ben Hopkins’ superb documentary, 37 Uses For a Dead Sheep. Visit www.invernessfilmfestival.com
Back in Edinburgh this fortnight, a bizarre but fascinating three day biomedical film season starts. 21 Grams and Michael Crichton’s 1978 thriller Coma will be among the films showing. The Ethics of Transplantation starts on Fri 10 Nov and ends Sun 12 Nov.