Alex Kapranos joined by all-star line-up for Glasgow Film Festival gig

Stuart Braithwaite, RM Hubbert, Emma Pollock and Paul Savage team up for one off performance

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Alex Kapranos joined by all-star line-up for Glasgow Film Festival gig

Alex Kapranos / credit: Peter Kaminski

Glasgow Film Festival had a job on its hands topping the 2016 edition boasting music highlights such as Ziggy Stardust and Aidan Moffat with Where You're Meant to Be. Well, consider that challenge well and truly demolished. Scotland's most innovative film fest has announced a one-off gig of Scottish heavyweights including Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos following a screening of Niall McCann's music doc Lost in France.

Glasgow's ABC will play host to the screening of McCann's film exploring the rise of Scotland's independent music scene in the mid-90s, spearheaded by indie label Chemikal Underground. Rolling back the years, Kapranos will be joined after the screening for a live performance by Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), RM Hubbert, Emma Pollock and Paul Savage (The Delgados). The event takes place on Tue 21 Feb and will be screened live to cinemas around the UK.

Glasgow Film Festival has also announced two strands for the 2017 programme. Dangerous Dames is the first of GFF's retrospective line-up to be revealed, with free public screenings celebrating femme fatales, including: Jane Greet in Out of the Past, Gene Tierney in Leave Her to Heaven, and Linda Fiorentino's memorable turn in neo-noir The Last Seduction. Not to mention Faye Dunaway's timeless performance in Chinatown.

Canadian cinema is so much more than Guy Maddin and Xavier Dolan and with True North: New Canadian Cinema, GFF marks 150 years of Canada's confederation with a selection of films from 'strikingly original, new and rediscovered voices' in indie cinema from the Great White North. Watch out for 1959's long lost beat generation feature A Cool Sound from Hell (Sidney J Furie), cutting satire Boundaries from rising star Chloé Robichaud, the gorgeous animated coming-of-age story Window Horses, and Philippe Lesage's The Demons.

Tickets for the Lost in France screening and performance go on sale at 10am Wed 30 Nov priced £16 (£14).

Glasgow Film Festival, various venues, 15–26 Feb. 2017.

Lost in France

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • Ireland/UK
  • 102 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Niall McCann
  • UK release: 17 February 2017

Documentary about a festival of Scottish indie bands staged in Mauron, France in 1997, and a 2015 multi-band trip to the same place. The many affable talking heads and fine music make for a hearty blast of indie nostalgia, but in noting today’s declining support network for young outsider musicians, it’s a reminder of…

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