Clueless / Images courtesy of Park Circus/Paramount
80s-themed parties, a zombie apocalypse and a night at the bowling alley
The 2018 Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) is one of the biggest film events in the UK, attracting over 40,000 admissions each year. With over 15 strands, there is a wide selection of films to educate, entertain and inspire. Here we explore Special Events, where there's a chance to dress up in your best 80s or 90s outfit for a school disco, escape a zombie apocalypse or hear from a BAFTA winning producer.
Working Girl: Another Day at the Office
Dig out the scrunchies, shoulder pads and spandex for an 80s night with themed cocktails, 80s hits and even a hair styling station. Mike Nichols' classic rom-com, starring Melanie Griffith will be screened at 7pm. Former College of Building and Printing, Fri 23 Feb, 7pm.
Dawn of the Dead at a Secret Location
George A Romero's American zombie horror film will be shown at a secret location, revealed on GFF's social media channels at 7.30pm. Search for a series of hidden clues to trace the zombie epidemic through the city and enjoy discounted food and drink at the time out checkpoints. Secret locations, Sun 25 Feb, treasure hunt at 5.30pm, film at 8.30pm.
The Big Lebowski: A Night of Bowling
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Coen brothers' classic, GFF will be screening the film before an evening of bowling at Hollywood Bowl. Enjoy White Russians in honour of 'The Dude' and bowl to win – there's a prize for the player with the biggest number of strikes. Odeon Pacific Quay and Hollywood Bowl, Springfield Quay, Tue 27 Feb, 6pm & 7.10pm.
Continue the 80s fun at GFF's School Disco, screening Bill Forsyth's Gregory's Girl and the classic 90s comedy Clueless. Choose which film to watch and join the ultimate 80s vs 90s school party. Think glitter, balloons, conga dancing, games and prizes. SWG3, Wed 28 Feb, 6.30pm, Gregory's Girl is screening in the Warehouse and Clueless in Galvanisers.
Industry Spotlight: Andrew Macdonald
BAFTA winning Producer, CEO of DNA Films and National Film and Television School (NFTS) board member, Andrew Macdonald is interviewed by NFTS Director, Jon Wardle. Known for his work on Trainspotting (1996), Ex Machina (2014) and Shallow Grave (1994), Macdonald will discuss DNA's contribution to Scottish cinema, the future of independent film and the opportunities that NFTS Scotland can provide for local talent. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Stevenson Hall, Fri 2 Mar, 5.45pm.
Having launched in 2005, the Glasgow Film Festival has grown and grown: during that debut year, 6000 cinephiles passed through the doors, while 42,000 attended in 2016. Of course there are top-notch premieres, retrospectives and special guests (past visitors have
included Richard Gere, Joss Whedon and Alan Rickman) but…