Five of the best music highlights of the Glasgow Film Festival 2014
- Claire Sawers
- 19 February 2014
Featuring Goblin with Golden Teacher and CHVRCHES' Lauren Mayberry introducing The Punk Singer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.