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12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB
  • Box office 0141 332 6535
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  • Website www.glasgowfilm.org/theatre/
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Brigsby Bear

Brigsby Bear
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Dave McCary
  • Cast: Kyle Mooney, Greg Kinnear, Claire Danes, Jane Adams, Mark Hamill

James (Mooney) was kidnapped as a boy by April (Adams) and Ted (Hamill) and was raised partly on a TV show that Ted made just for him, Brigsby Bear Adventures; as a man, James has to adjust to the real world. Weird and wonderful comedy drama which intelligently and sympathetically considers arrested development.

Mon 11 Dec
Tue 12 Dec
Wed 13 Dec
Thu 14 Dec

The Deputy

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Eloy de la Iglesia
  • Cast: José Sacristán, María Luisa San José, José Luis Alonso

During Spain’s transition to democracy following the death of General Franco a communist politician is elected to parliament. His affair with a male juvenile delinquent exposes him to manipulation from the extreme right-wing forces.

Tue 12 Dec

The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Franco
  • Cast: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Hannibal Buress, Melanie Griffith, Sharon Stone, Jacki Weaver

The story behind the making of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, regarded by many as the worst movie ever made; Franco plays the hapless auteur with impressive mimicry and sincerity. A charming tale about friendship, reaching for your dreams and trying to make it in Hollywood.

Mon 11 Dec
Tue 12 Dec
Wed 13 Dec
Thu 14 Dec

Elf

Elf
  • 2003
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Written by: David Berenbaum
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen

Buddy (Ferrell) is a big Elf who, though accepted in his Elvish community at the North Pole, manages to wreak havoc on a daily basis. Fed up and confused by his charge, Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) sends him to the US in search of his true identity. Hilarious and puerile Yuletide comedy.

Fri 15 Dec
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Fri 22 Dec
Sat 23 Dec

Human Flow

Human Flow
  • 2017
  • Germany
  • 2h 20min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ai Weiwei
  • Cast: Israa Abboud, Hiba Abed, Rami Abu Sondos

Ambitious documentary about the global refugee crisis,, made with 25 crews criss-crossing the globe. Ai’s empathy for the displaced comes through and although it’s a little unwieldy at times, it’s full of poetic images and fascinating on-the-ground footage.

Fri 15 Dec
Sat 16 Dec
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Wed 20 Dec
Thu 21 Dec

It's A Wonderful Life

It's A Wonderful Life
  • 1946
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • U
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to warm even the most glacial heart.

Mon 11 Dec
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Sun 24 Dec

Maze

Maze
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stephen Burke
  • Written by: Stephen Burke
  • Cast: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward, Martin McCann

A film inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout, where 38 IRA prisoners escaped from HMP Maze.

Mon 11 Dec
Tue 12 Dec
Wed 13 Dec
Thu 14 Dec

Mountain

Mountain
  • 2017
  • Australia
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jennifer Peedom
  • Cast: Willem Dafoe,

Staggering immersive documentary about the pursuit of peril, matching images of free climbers grappling for footholds with the sound of the Australian Chamber Orchestra playing Vivaldi, Beethoven and Chopin. The occasionally pompous narration sometimes lets it down, but it’s a great advert for mountaineering.

Mon 11 Dec
Mon 18 Dec
Tue 19 Dec
Wed 20 Dec
Thu 21 Dec

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • 1992
  • US
  • 1h 25min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Henson
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Steven Mackintosh, Muppet Performers:, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, David Rudman, Steve Whitmire

It's Christmas time, and nasty old miser Scrooge (Caine) needs to be taught a lesson by three seasonal ghosts. Colourful version of Dickens' classic tale that will please the kids and keep the adults smiling with its little irreverent spices.

Sat 16 Dec
Sun 17 Dec
Fri 22 Dec
Sat 23 Dec

The Prince of Nothingwood

The Prince of Nothingwood
  • 2017
  • France / Germany
  • 1h 25min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sonia Kronlund

Documentary about Afghanistan’s most prolific filmmaker, Salim Shaheen, who has made over a hundred movies even in wartime conditions. Director Kronlund lets Shaheen self-mythologise without restraint and although it’s a touch repetitive and could use more context, it’s a fun and sometimes revealing fly-on-the-wall about an indefatigable movie eccentric.

Fri 15 Dec
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Sun 24 Dec

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
  • 2010
  • Finland
  • 1h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jalmari Helander
  • Cast: Tommi Korpela, Per Christian Ellefsen, Jorma Tommila, Jonathan Hutchings, Onni Tommila, Risto Salmi, Peeter Jakobi, Rauno Juvonen, Ilmari Järvenpää

Off-the-wall yuletide horror starring Jakobi as a Father Christmas you really wouldn't wish to find up your chimney. Corporate excavations in the north of Finland unwittingly awaken the original Santa (unluckily, an ancient and murderous demon) and when local children start to disappear, only youngster Pietari (Tommila) has an inkling of what's going on.

Tue 12 Dec

Scrooged

Scrooged
  • 1988
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Richard Donner
  • Cast: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, Bobcat Goldthwait, Carol Kane, Robert Mitchum, Alfre Woodard

Umpteenth screen version of Dickens' Christmas Carol, with Murray as a miserly television exec determined to exploit the yuletide schedules for all they are worth. He learns the error of his ways just in time for a cringe-inducing finale demanding peace on earth and good will to all men. Despite lavish effects and a motley constellation of guest stars, this is a formula comedy of contemporary cynicism whose uneasily vicious humour seems at odds with the spirit of the original. Alastair Sim, where are you now?

Fri 15 Dec

Song of Granite

Song of Granite
  • 2017
  • 1h 44min
  • Directed by: Pat Collins
  • Cast: Mícheál Ó Confhaola, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Alain Goulem

The dramatic true story of legendary Irish sean nós (old style) singer Joe Heaney. Song of Granite weaves traditional narrative episodes with documentary footage and musical performances.

Fri 15 Dec
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Take 2: Family Films at GFT

Take 2: Family Films at GFT

Glasgow Young Scot or Kidz Card holders and an accompanying adult get in free to see a film each Saturday.

Sat 16 Dec

Free with Young Scot / Kidz Card

Sat 2 Dec - The LEGO Ninjago Movie Sat 9 Dec - The Singing Ringing Tree Sat 16 Dec - The Muppet Christmas Carol Sat 23 Dec - Miracle on 34th Street Sat 30 Dec - Napping Princess

  • 11:30 – 13:00
Sat 23 Dec

Free with Young Scot / Kidz Card

Sat 2 Dec - The LEGO Ninjago Movie Sat 9 Dec - The Singing Ringing Tree Sat 16 Dec - The Muppet Christmas Carol Sat 23 Dec - Miracle on 34th Street Sat 30 Dec - Napping Princess

  • 11:30 – 13:00
Sat 30 Dec

Free with Young Scot / Kidz Card

Sat 2 Dec - The LEGO Ninjago Movie Sat 9 Dec - The Singing Ringing Tree Sat 16 Dec - The Muppet Christmas Carol Sat 23 Dec - Miracle on 34th Street Sat 30 Dec - Napping Princess

  • 11:30 – 13:00
Sat 6 Jan

Free with Young Scot / Kidz Card

Sat 2 Dec - The LEGO Ninjago Movie Sat 9 Dec - The Singing Ringing Tree Sat 16 Dec - The Muppet Christmas Carol Sat 23 Dec - Miracle on 34th Street Sat 30 Dec - Napping Princess

  • 11:30 – 13:00
Sat 13 Jan

Free with Young Scot / Kidz Card

Sat 2 Dec - The LEGO Ninjago Movie Sat 9 Dec - The Singing Ringing Tree Sat 16 Dec - The Muppet Christmas Carol Sat 23 Dec - Miracle on 34th Street Sat 30 Dec - Napping Princess

  • 11:30 – 13:00
Sat 20 Jan

Free with Young Scot / Kidz Card

Sat 2 Dec - The LEGO Ninjago Movie Sat 9 Dec - The Singing Ringing Tree Sat 16 Dec - The Muppet Christmas Carol Sat 23 Dec - Miracle on 34th Street Sat 30 Dec - Napping Princess

  • 11:30 – 13:00
Sat 27 Jan

Free with Young Scot / Kidz Card

Sat 2 Dec - The LEGO Ninjago Movie Sat 9 Dec - The Singing Ringing Tree Sat 16 Dec - The Muppet Christmas Carol Sat 23 Dec - Miracle on 34th Street Sat 30 Dec - Napping Princess

  • 11:30 – 13:00

Tangerine

Tangerine
  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 28min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sean Baker
  • Written by: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
  • Cast: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian

Sin-Dee (Rodriguez) and Alexandra (Taylor), two trans women who work as prostitutes, spend Christmas Eve walking the streets of downtown LA looking for Sin-Dee's cheating pimp boyfriend. Shot entirely on three iPhones, Baker's film is bombastic, organic, original and vital and the central pair are wildly entertaining.

Wed 13 Dec
Glasgow Film Theatre

Originally built as the Cosmo in 1939, this was the first art-house cinema constructed outside London. From 1974, the B-Listed building became better known as the GFT and now features two screens and hosts the Glasgow Film Festival.

Reviews & features

Glasgow Film Theatre to host monthly Dementia Friendly Screenings

2 Nov 2017

Upcoming films include White Christmas and Britain on Film: Coast to Sea

People with dementia can feel excluded. Glasgow Film Theatre decided to help and hosted a special screening of classic musical Singin' in the Rain at Dundasvale Residents Hall in 2016. The experience was enhanced by 'a movie memories handling kit…

Student Guide 2016: best cinemas in Edinburgh and Glasgow

23 Sep 2016

Where to catch the latest hit films, intriguing documentaries and forgotten classics

Lovers of indie flicks, cult classics and documentaries, rejoice: both Edinburgh and Glasgow boast a great selection of independent cinemas, many of which offer too-good-to-resist student discounts. In the capital, the Filmhouse is a haven for…

Glasgow Film Theatre expands its GFF Sound & Vision strand

15 Apr 2015

Events include a Record Store Day screening of Empire Records and mini-fest Live at Glasgow

The Glasgow Film Theatre is expanding its Sound & Vision programme of live events throughout April and May. There are screenings of rarely-seen movies with live music, a preview of the new Elliott Smith documentary Heaven Adores You, and an entire…

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