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Five of the best music highlights of the Glasgow Film Festival 2014

Featuring Goblin with Golden Teacher and CHVRCHES' Lauren Mayberry introducing The Punk Singer

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Five of the best music highlights of the Glasgow Film Festival 2014

Metalhead

Partir to Live

Strobes, 12-string guitar drones, skin-on-skin shots, electricity pylons – expect a chilling, confusing hour or so, at this screening of Chilean film Partir To Live. It’s beautifully soundtracked by Dutch minimalist electronic composer Jozef Van Wissem, who won a Soundtrack Award at Cannes for his work with Jim Jarmusch on Only Lovers Left Alive. CCA, Glasgow, Fri 21 Feb.

Partir to Live (Official Trailer) from Domingo García-Huidobro on Vimeo.

Mistaken for Strangers

Before playing the Usher Hall in July, baritone, lachrymose Brooklyn rockers The National appear in this warts-and-all tour documentary filmed by lead singer Matt’s brother, Tom Berninger. Paisley Arts Centre, Sat 22 Feb; Glad Café, Glasgow, Tue 25 Feb.

Metalhead

A grieving teenager gets over her brother’s death by shutting out the real world and burying herself in the heavy metal he used to love. Expect Kiss make-up, bittersweet coming-of-age drama and spectacular Icelandic scenery. GFT, Glasgow, Wed 26 Feb.

Goblin, with Golden Teacher

The Italian specialists in terrifying synth-horror soundtracks, Goblin, return to the GFF. Their scores to 1970s and 80s giallo films, notably Dario Argento’s Profondo Rosso and Suspiria, helped cement their cult status – and they have Pink Floyd to thank, after they turned Argento down to write the score to Profondo Rosso. With the pummelling, polyrhythmic beats of Golden Teacher. Oran Mor, Glasgow, Thu 27 Feb.

The Punk Singer

Kathleen Hanna – Portland’s feminist activist, zine writer, lead singer in Le Tigre, Bikini Kill and The Julie Ruin gets the documentary once-over, in this inspiring look at her two-finger salute to the patriarchy. The screening is introduced by Lauren Mayberry of TYCI and Chvrches. GFT, Glasgow, Fri 28 Feb.

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Mistaken for Strangers

  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 75 min
  • 15
  • 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

  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • USA
  • 80 min
  • 15
  • 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…

Metalhead (Málmhaus)

  • 2013
  • Iceland
  • 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

  • 2012
  • Chile
  • 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.

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