Glasgow Film Festival highlights
John Sayles’ first film as director since 2004’s Silver City is a multilayered 1950s Alabama-set music business melodrama starring Danny Glover.
GFT, Sat 16 Feb, 8pm; Cineworld Renfrew Street, Sun 17 Feb, 6.15pm.
Zam Salim Retrospective
Fine selection of shorts from this brilliant Glasgow-based filmmaker and rising star. Catch him afterwards in a Q&A before he goes interstellar. CCA, Sun 16 Feb, 8pm.
Asif The Warrior Kapadia’s darkly compelling story of compassion and tragedy on the Arctic tundra stars Michelle Yeoh and Sean Bean.
GFT, Mon 18, 8.40pm & Tue 19 Feb, 1pm.
A Life in the Death of Joe Meek
Fascinating documentary about the troubled life and times of arguably the UK’s greatest pop music producer ever.
GFT, Sun 24 Feb, 6.30pm.
Local Hero: Silver Anniversary Screening
It’s 25 years since this Scottish film gem was released. Celebrate with some of the cast and crew at this special event.
GFT, Sun 24 Feb, 3.30pm.
Why Make a Short?
Round table discussion with key players from the short film world about how small is beautiful.
CCA, Sat 16 Feb, 11.30am.
A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory
Remarkable documentary that pieces together the story of Williams, Warhol’s lover and filmmaker.
CCA, Thu 21 Feb, 8.30pm & Fri 22 Feb, 6.15pm.
One day of new horror madness. Highlights include big screen showing of Grindhouse, Spanish horror [REC] and Brit schlocker The Cottage. GFT, Sat 23 Feb, from 1.30pm.
Bette Davis Retrospective
The bitch is back in a 13-film retrospective of the great dame’s work. Includes all the greats.
GFT from Thu 14 Feb.
Argentinean filmmaker Esteban Sapir’s bonkers but inspired ode to silent cinema. Needs to be seen to be believed.
GFT, Sat 16 Feb, 2.30pm; Cineworld, Sun 17 Feb, 6pm.
The 11th Hour
Leonardo Di Caprio-produced documentary about the widespread devastation of global warming.
GFT, Thu 14 Feb, 3.45pm & 8.15pm.
The Bank Job
True crime thriller based on the 1971 Baker Street bank vault robbery starring Jason Stratham and directed by Roger Donaldson (Smash Palace, Thirteen Days).
Cineworld, Tue 19, 8.20pm & Wed 20 Feb, 2pm.
Black White + Gray
Documentary about the relationship between photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and curator Sam Wagstaff.
CCA, Wed 20, 8.30pm & Thu 21 Feb, 6.15pm.
Kooky US teen comedy about a pharmaceutical drug dealing public schoolboy. Rising talent Anton Yelchin stars.
Cineworld, Thu 21, 8.45pm & Fri 22 Feb, 1.30pm.
US remake of his own 1997 Austrian familial horror film by Michael Hidden Haneke starring Naomi Watts and Michael Pitt.
Cineworld, Wed 20, 8.45pm & Thu 21 Feb, 1.30pm.
I Served the King of England
Czech cinema legend Jiri Menzel’s quirky adaptation of Bohumil Hrabal’s novel about life in a Prague hotel between the wars.
GFT, Sat 23 Feb, 6.15pm.
A huge hit with the critics at last year’s Berlin Film Festival, this perverse but warmhearted comedy stars Marianne Faithfull as a grandmother turned strip club hostess.
Cineworld, Thu 21 & Fri 22 Feb, 6pm.
The List Surprise Film
What will it be? It could well be the best film you will see at the festival.
Cineworld, Sat 23 Feb, 8.45pm.