Glasgow Film Festival
Having launched in 2005, the Glasgow Film Festival has grown and grown: during that debut year, 6000 cinephiles passed through the doors, while 42,000 attended in 2016. Of course there are top-notch premieres, retrospectives and special guests (past visitors have included Richard Gere, Joss Whedon and Alan Rickman) but…
Mistaken for Strangers
- 75 min
- Directed by: Tom Berninger
- UK release: 27 June 2014
Documentary about US indie band The National. Director Berninger is the band's singer's younger brother, and the film – which chronicles his own fumbling attempts to be their roadie – is much about his relationship with his own brother as it is about the band's history. Smart, funny and heartwarming.
The Punk Singer
- 80 min
- Directed by: Sini Anderson
- Cast: Kathleen Hanna, Carrie Brownstein, Kim Gordon, Adam Horowitz
- UK release: 23 May 2014
Documentary on former Bikini Kill singer and punktivist extraordinaire Kathleen Hanna, chronicling her struggle against a late diagnosis of Lyme disease. Fellow musicians such as Joan Jett and Kim Gordon help tell Hanna's story, and although it misses her recent return to touring, it's an inspiring account of a…
- Directed by: Ragnar Bragason
- Cast: Thora Bjorg Helga, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson
A bereaved adolescent immerses herself in the world of heavy metal to escape her pain.
Partir to Live
- 71 min
- Directed by: Domingo García-Huidobro
- Cast: Martín Castillo, Javiera Díaz de Valdés
Experimental film about a man searching for the paranormal and otherworldly.
Claudio Simonetti's Goblin
The Italian band formed in the early 70s plays frenetic prog rock.