The List surprise film goes down a storm
On Saturday 23 February 2008 The List magazine presented its second ever surprise film at the Glasgow Film Festival. The film was Son of Rambow, which was written and directed by Garth Jennings of the filmmaking collective Hammer and Tongs (who made Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy).
Set in the 1980s the film is a comedy about the attempts of two boys to remake Rambo: First Blood. The film was very warmly received by a crowd of 300 plus people in Screen 15 at the Cineworld Renfrew Street in Glasgow.
Allan Hunter, director of the Glasgow Film Festival and Paul Dale, film editor of The List, introduced the film. The pair teased the audience with clues before letting the lights go down. Also in attendance was The List's publisher Robin Hodge who thought the film was 'an extraordinary piece of work which deserves to reach a wide audience. '
The List has a long history of putting on surprise films. At the Edinburgh International Festival in 1997 we presented the European premiere of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction to an unsuspecting audience and in 2003 we did the same with Hayao Miyazaki's groundbreaking animation feature Spirited Away.
Anyway all had a good night and here are a few pictures from the night, in the cinema and at the GFT bar afterwards. Hope you can join us for next year's surprise film.
Pictures: David Grinly