Top 5 things that excite us at the Glasgow Film Festival 2014
The GFF has just unveiled the first of its programme details - here's what we're looking forward to
The Glasgow Film Festival unveiled the first part of its 2014 programme today, including some exciting new strands and screening details for its tenth edition. Here are the highlights we've managed to glean so far.
Pop Up Cinema
Following the success of last year's pop-up cinema events (including The Warriors by way of the Subway, Jaws on the Tall Ship Glenlee and The Passion of Joan of Arc in Glasgow Cathedral), the Festival has expanded its cinema-around-town strand, promising a special site-specific event for every night of the fest. Selected events will be revealed in December, so keep your eyes peeled.
Hooray for Hollywood 1939
1939 is often regarded as one of Hollywood's finest years, with Gone With The Wind, Stagecoach, Wuthering Heights, Dark Victory, Love Affair, Goodbye Mr Chips, Ninotchka, Mr Smith Goes To Washington, Of Mice and Men and The Wizard of Oz all competing for the Best Picture Oscar. As a tribute to this particularly fertile period, the GFF will be holding screenings of all ten of the above.
A strand dedicated to the South American country's impressive output, with already-confirmed screenings of The Illiterate (Las Analfabetas), The Quispe Sisters (Las Ninas Quispe), The Summer of Flying Fish (El Verano de los Peces Voladores), Things the Way They Are (La Cosas Como Son), Violet Went to Heaven (Violeta Se Fue a los Cielos) and Crystal Fairy, Michael Cera's re-teaming with Magic Magic director Sebastian Silva (watch the trailer below).
Happy and Glorious
We've a lot of love for video artist Rachel Maclean, so we're thrilled to see that this world premiere of her new commission will take place as part of GFF's experimental Crossing the Lines strand.
Still no details on the specific screenings scheduled for Film4's annual north-of-the-border showcase, but given that the whole programme pretty much sells out every single year, we await further details with bated breath.
Various venues, Glasgow, Thu 20 Feb–Sun 2 Mar.