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12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB
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120 Bpm
  • 2017
  • France
  • 2h 20min
  • Directed by: Robin Campillo
  • Cast: Arnaud Valois, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Adèle Haenel

Exhilarating 90s-set drama following a group of activists who are members of an AIDS awareness group, Act Up-Paris. Campillo draws on his own experiences in the group, capturing the heady pleasures of dancing the night away in a club and the party atmosphere of a pride march, and the film as a whole is a near-tangible celebration of life and love.

Mon 26 Feb
Tue 27 Feb

Abundant Acreage Available

  • 2017
  • 2h
  • Directed by: Angus MacLachlan
  • Written by: Angus MacLachlan
  • Cast: Steve Coulter, Max Gail, Francis Guinan

A family drama about recently bereaved siblings Tracy and Jesse who are confronted by three strangers determined to make a claim on the family’s North Carolina tobacco farm.

Thu 22 Feb
Fri 23 Feb

An American In Paris

An American In Paris
  • 1951
  • 1h 54min
  • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
  • Cast: ene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant

George and Ira Gershwin's musical starring the great Gene Kelly.

Sun 25 Feb

Angels With Dirty Faces

Angels With Dirty Faces
  • 1938
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Curtiz
  • Written by: Rowland Brown, John Wexley, Warren Duff, Ben Hecht (uncredited), Charles MacArthur (uncredited)
  • Cast: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, The Dead End Kids, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, George Bancroft

The classic gangster movie and with a message to boot. Two slum kids, Cagney and O'Brien, grow up together. One becomes a hood, the other a priest. The local kids look up to Cagney's glamorous, violent ways, but his childhood friend is on his case, pushing him down the path of redemption.

Thu 22 Feb

Another News Story

  • 2017
  • 1h 24min
  • Directed by: Orban Wallace

Documentary examining the refugee crisis as well as the role journalists play in representing the crisis to the world.

Sun 25 Feb
Mon 26 Feb

Anyab

  • 1981
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Mohammed Shebl
  • Cast: Ahmed Adawiyya, Ali El Haggar, Hassan Al Imam

An Egyptian remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, focused a horde of flamboyant vampires who enjoy nothing more than a wee sing-a-long.

Fri 23 Feb
Sat 24 Feb

Arcadia

  • 2017
  • USA
  • 1h 18min
  • Directed by: Paul Wright

A provocative and poetic exploration of Britain’s relationship with its own land, Arcadia is crafted from BFI National Archive footage spanning 100 years and set to score from Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp).

Sun 25 Feb
Mon 26 Feb

The Bachelors

  • 2017
  • 1h 39min
  • Directed by: Kurt Voelker
  • Written by: Kurt Voelker
  • Cast: Odeya Rush, JK Simmons, Jean Louisa Kelly

Devastated by the death of his wife, teacher Bill leaves San Francisco fora fresh start in LA with his teenage son Wes.

Thu 22 Feb
Fri 23 Feb

The Ballad of Lefty Brown

  • 2017
  • 1h 51min
  • Directed by: Jared Moshe
  • Cast: Bill Pullman, Peter Fonda, Joseph Lee Anderson

A Western about grizzled sidekick Lefty who is out to clear his name and seek revenge after his best friend is murdered.

Thu 22 Feb
Fri 23 Feb

Beast

Beast
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 47min
  • Directed by: Michael Pearce
  • Cast: Jessie Buckley, Geraldine James, Johnny Flynn

On Jersey, a serial killer is targeting young girls while a young tour guide (Buckley) is struggling with her passive-aggressive mother (James). Pearce’s debut feature approaches the serial killer thriller from an impressively unconventional angle. James is brilliant as the outwardly respectable but cruel mother, Flynn is charismatic but Buckley’s achingly sensitive performance anchors it.

Sat 24 Feb
Sun 25 Feb

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski
  • 1997
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited)
  • Written by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
  • Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore

The Coen brothers give their unique twist to a Chandler-esque LA noir, as 70s hippy throwback Jeff 'The Dude' Lebowski (Bridges) is drawn into the sordid affairs of his millionaire namesake. Suddenly he has to sleuth his way through disorganised crime. Trademark oddball characters, surreal imagery and excellent performances grace this virtuoso comedy.

Tue 27 Feb

Blue My Mind

  • 2017
  • Switzerland
  • 1h 37min
  • Directed by: Lisa Brühlmann
  • Written by: Lisa Brühlmann
  • Cast: Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Regula Grauwiller

A coming-of-age body horror about a young women whose body is transforming in terrifying ways.

Sat 24 Feb
Tue 27 Feb

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • Directed by: Alexandra Dean

Documentary about film star Hedy Lemarr and her life as an inventor.

Mon 26 Feb
Tue 27 Feb
Thu 8 Mar

The Breadwinner

  • 2017
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: Nora Twomey
  • Cast: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus

An animated adaptation of Deborah Ellis’s beloved novel about a young girl whose father is imprisoned so she disguises herself as a boy and becomes the family’s sole breadwinner.

Fri 23 Feb
Sat 24 Feb

Brimstone & Glory

  • 2017
  • Mexico/US
  • 1h 7min
  • Directed by: Viktor Jakovleski

Documentary about the annual fireworks festival in Tultepec, Mexico.

Tue 27 Feb
Wed 28 Feb

Chosen: Custody of the Eyes

  • 2017
  • US
  • Directed by: Abbie Reese

Set within a monastery in Rockford, Illinois Chosen depicts the journey of a young woman becoming a nun in a strict religious order.

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Thu 22 Feb

A Ciambra

  • 2017
  • 1h 58min
  • Directed by: Jonas Carpignano
  • Written by: Jonas Carpignano
  • Cast: Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon, Damiano Amato

A coming-of-age drama, drawn from true stories of life among Italy’s Romani community.

Sun 25 Feb
Mon 26 Feb

Columbus

  • 2017
  • 1h 44min
  • Directed by: Kogonada
  • Cast: John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey

When his father is taken ill, Jin heads to Columbus, Indiana. Here he meets Casey, who full of bright ideas but stifled by a complex relationship with her mother.

Thu 22 Feb
Fri 23 Feb

The Cured

  • 2017
  • 1h 35min
  • Directed by: David Freyne
  • Written by: David Freyne
  • Cast: Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor

A thought-provoking tale set in a Dublin that has survived a zombie plague. What were once flesh-eating, bloodthirsty monsters have now been treated with an antidote but can society ever forgive them for what they did?

Tue 27 Feb
Fri 2 Mar

Custody

  • 2017
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Xavier Legrand
  • Written by: Xavier Legrand
  • Cast: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria

A tense depiction of the fallout from a bitter custody battle.

Tue 27 Feb
Wed 28 Feb

Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead
  • 1978
  • Italy/US
  • 2h 6min
  • 18
  • Directed by: George A Romero
  • Cast: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H Reiniger

Romero's classic satire on consumerism sees a disparate group hole up in a shopping centre, under siege from a zombie epidemic.

Sun 25 Feb

Dayveon

  • 2017
  • 1h 15min
  • Directed by: Amman Abbasi
  • Cast: Devin Blackmon, Dontrell Bright, Lachion Buckingham

As 13-years-old Dayveon comes to terms with his older brother's death he finds himself drawn to a local gang.

Mon 26 Feb
Tue 27 Feb

The Defiant Ones

The Defiant Ones
  • 1958
  • USA
  • 1h 36min
  • U
  • Directed by: Stanley Kramer
  • Written by: Nedrick Young (story), Harold Jacob Smith
  • Cast: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Cara Williams

Boastful bullying redneck Tony Curtis is chained to angry southern black Sydney Poitier by a prison warder with a strange sense of humour. Still manacled together the two effect an escape and, arguing all the way, try to outstrip the State Police. Finally released from their chain by a lonely widow, the two part, only to discover that she has double-crossed Poitier and sent him into a swamp. Curtis follows to warn him but is gunned down by the widow's son. His fellow escapee, however, refuses to abandon him and the Sheriff's posse come across the white man being cradled in the black convict's arms. Reacting against the glamorous formula pictures of Hollywood, this remains director Stanley Kramer's strongest and most impressive movie.

Tue 27 Feb

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Travis Wilkerson

Documentary exploring a fatal shooting in 1946 in Alabama.

Sat 24 Feb
Sun 25 Feb

Die Hard

Die Hard
  • 1988
  • US
  • 2h 11min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John McTiernan
  • Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Alexander Godunov

Willis plays a cop who attends a tower block Christmas party with his estranged spouse. The building is raided by terrorists, so it's left to Willis to bump off the baddies and save the hostages while the police and FBI languish ineptly on the sidelines. Unbearably tense actioner that gets good mileage out of yawning lift-shafts and flying bullets, while Willis is convincing as an ordinary guy trying to cope with it all. Watch out for Brit Rickman as a villain with a sense of humour.

Fri 23 Feb
Sat 24 Feb

Directions (Posoki)

  • 2017
  • Bulgaria / Germany / Republic of Macedonia
  • 1h 43min
  • Directed by: Stephan Komandarev
  • Cast: Vasil Banov, Ivan Barnev, Assen Blatechki

An examination of Bulgarian society told via taxi drivers as they work the night shift.

Thu 22 Feb
Fri 23 Feb

Disappearance (Napadid Shodan)

  • 2017
  • Iran / Qatar
  • 1h 29min
  • Directed by: Ali Asgari
  • Cast: Nazanin Ahmadi, Pedram Ansari, Sadaf Asgari

Drama examining moral and sexual dilemmas in Tehran.

Thu 22 Feb
Fri 23 Feb

The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung)

  • 2017
  • Switzerland
  • 1h 36min
  • Directed by: Petra Biondina Volpe
  • Cast: Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig

A housewife in small Swiss village starts a campaign for women to get the vote.

Thu 22 Feb
Fri 23 Feb

Don't Talk to Irene

  • 2017
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pat Mills
  • Cast: Geena Davis, Bruce Gray, Scott Thompson

When an overweight girl gets suspended from school, she must endure two weeks of community service at a retirement home. She secretly signs the residents up for a dance-themed reality show to prove that you don't have to be perfect to be great.

Sat 24 Feb
Tue 27 Feb

DRIB

Drib
  • 2017
  • Norway
  • 1h 28min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kristoffer Borgli
  • Cast: Amir Asgharnejad, Brett Gelman, Adam Pearson

Quirky Norwegian comedy about an energy drink launch that goes horribly wrong.

Tue 27 Feb
Thu 1 Mar

The Eternal Feminine

  • 2016
  • 1h 25min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Natalia Beristáin
  • Cast: Ari Albarrán, Hayde Boeto, Raúl Briones

Biopic that follows Rosario (Karina Gidi) from the early 1950s in Mexico City, when she was an introverted university student just beginning to find her own voice.

Mon 26 Feb
Tue 27 Feb

Faces Places

Faces Places
  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h 29min
  • Directed by: JR, Agnès Varda

Director Agnes Varda and artist JR go on a road trip through rural France.

Sun 25 Feb
Mon 26 Feb

A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman
  • 2017
  • Chile
  • 1h 44min
  • Directed by: Sebastián Lelio
  • Cast: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco

Nightclub singer and trans woman Marina (Vega) is very much in love with her older boyfriend Orlando (Reyes), but then he unexpectedly dies after a fall at the apartment they share. Compassionate study of mourning, with a nuanced and commanding performance from Vega as the grieving lover, battling through dehumanisation and bigotry from the authorities and the dead man’s family.

Sun 25 Feb
Mon 26 Feb

Filmworker

  • 2017
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Tony Zierra
  • Cast: Leon Vitali, Ryan O'Neal, Danny Lloyd

The story of Leon Vitali, who surrendered his promising acting career to become Stanley Kubrick's devoted right-hand man.

Tue 27 Feb
Wed 28 Feb

The Florida Project

The Florida Project
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sean Baker
  • Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto

Moonee (Prince) is a six-year-old being raised by her trash-talking mom in a motel near Florida’s Disney World, where she and her pal Scooty (Riviera) terrorise guests at a neighbouring establishment. This low-key masterpiece is full of affection for its adorable urchins while not being blind to the occasional danger of their situation.

Wed 21 Feb

Foxtrot

  • 2017
  • Israel / Germany / France
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Samuel Maoz
  • Cast: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray, Shira Haas

Israeli married couple Michael (Ashkenazi) and Daphna (Adler) are given the news that their son Jonathan (Shiray) has been killed in action. Devastating and biting drama about grieving, absurdity and oppression, told by a master of visual storytelling, with a memorable flashback sequence in which a soldier dances at his outpost with his rifle.

Mon 26 Feb
Tue 27 Feb

The GFF Film Quiz

Join film buffs and trivia nuts and test your knowledge of movie facts and figures at The GFF Film Quiz.

Mon 26 Feb

Good Favour

  • 2017
  • 1h 41min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rebecca Daly
  • Cast: Vincent Romeo, Lars Brygmann, Clara Rugaard

The latest feature from The Other Side of Sleep director Rebecca Daly is an intriguing parable that unfolds with striking images and provocative questions.

Fri 23 Feb
Sat 24 Feb

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
  • 1940
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • Directed by: John Ford
  • Cast: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine

Classic Steinbeck adaptation from seminal director Ford about a poor family forced off their land and into the Great Depression.

Fri 23 Feb

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day
  • 1993
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Harold Ramis
  • Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott

TV weatherman Phil Conners (Murray) finds himself in the back of beyond, trapped in an ever-repeating single day. Partying and babe-chasing leads to serious romancing as he goes after his producer (MacDowell). Murray's cuddly sarcasm stops the movie from becoming the kind of moralising mush that surrounds so many of his contemporaries. A genuine rarity – a Hollywood comedy that is really funny.

Sun 25 Feb
Mon 26 Feb
Wed 28 Feb
Thu 1 Mar
Fri 2 Mar
Sat 3 Mar

Hibridos, The Spirits of Brazil (Híbridos, Os Espíritos do Brasil)

  • 2017
  • France/Brazil
  • 1h 29min
  • Directed by: Priscilla Telmon, Vincent Moon

A meditation on ritual and rhythm in South America, Pricilla Telmon and Vincent Moon’s Híbridos, The Spirits of Brazil is the result of three years’ research into the diverse religious rituals of Brazil.

Tue 27 Feb

High Sierra

  • 1941
  • Directed by: Raoul Walsh
  • Cast: Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Curtis, Arthur Kennedy

Roy Earle (Bogart) is released from prison and instantly hired to oversee a group of inexperienced criminals as they try to rob a resort.

Mon 26 Feb

Ice Cold in Alex

Ice Cold in Alex
  • 1958
  • UK
  • 2h 10min
  • PG
  • Directed by: J Lee Thompson
  • Cast: John Mills, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms

Terrifically acted, iconic WWII yarn about an ambulance crew who are seperated from their unit when evacuating a North African base. Characterisation is everything here and this group of talented actors rarely surpassed their work here.

Thu 22 Feb

In Person: Bill Pullman

The actor and star of Independence Day, Lost Highway, Ruthless People and The Ballad of Lefty Brown in conversation.

Fri 23 Feb

In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts)

  • 2017
  • Germany/France
  • 1h 46min
  • Directed by: Fatih Akin
  • Cast: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar

Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.

Tue 27 Feb
Wed 28 Feb

In The Name of Peace: John Hume in America

  • 2017
  • 1h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Maurice Fitzpatrick
  • Cast: Liam Neeson, Bill Clinton, Sean Donlon

Documentary about the Irish former politician, and his pursuit of peace in the province.

Thu 22 Feb
Fri 23 Feb

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs
  • 2018
  • US
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Cast: Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, Fisher Stevens, Mari Natsuki, Harvey Keitel, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber, Bob Balaban, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton

A boy searches for his dog in this animated film from director Wes Anderson.

Thu 22 Feb
Fri 30 Mar
Sat 31 Mar
Sun 1 Apr

Jailhouse Rock

Jailhouse Rock
  • 1957
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • U
  • Directed by: Richard Thorpe
  • Written by: Guy Trosper/Nedrick Young
  • Cast: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Vaughn Taylor

Elvis spends some time in the local penitentiary, where he learns to mime to a backing track, wave a guitar around and swivel his pre-cheeseburger hips. On his release it's not long before he's the King of Rock'n'Roll. Art it ain't, but there's a great Leiber and Stoller score in this early not-too-bad Presley screen outing.

Mon 26 Feb

Japanese Language and Culture in Glasgow

Hey Everyone,

Welcome to the Japanese Language and Culture group! We are group of people who are interested in almost everything Japanese who meet up for the occasional chat and go to Japanese themed events. So if you would like to have some interesting chat, maybe learn a little Japanese or even just have some Japanese food; come and meet us!

Sat 24 Feb

Prices to be confirmed

映画 Film - Mary and the Witch's Flower メアリと魔女の花

Sun 4 Mar

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映画 Film - Let’s Decorate the Promised Flowers in the Farewell Morning

Journeyman

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 32min
  • Directed by: Paddy Considine
  • Cast: Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker, Paul Popplewell

Boxer Matty Burton suffers a serious head injury during a fight. It is about the impact this has on his marriage, his life and and his family.

Tue 27 Feb

Junk Head

  • 2017
  • Japan
  • 1h 55min
  • Directed by: Takahide Hori
  • Written by: Takahide Hori

Set hundreds of years in the future, Takahide Hori’s dystopian masterpiece questions our perceptions of society. As life on Earth starts to spiral out of control, an army of clones start their own world underground.

Sun 25 Feb
Mon 26 Feb

Kak Vitka Chesnok vyoz Lyokhu Shtyrya v dom invalidov

  • 2017
  • Russia
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Alexander Hant
  • Cast: Dmitriy Arkhangelskiy, Sergey Bukreev, Konstantin Gatsalov

27 year old Vitka Chesnok an orphan who dreams about breaking free from his family life. Vitka meets his criminal handicapped father. He decides to take him to a nursing home. He doesn't have a clue of what adventures they are about to face.

Tue 27 Feb
Thu 1 Mar

Keep the Change

  • 2018
  • USA
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Rachel Israel
  • Written by: Rachel Israel
  • Cast: Jessica Walter, Christina Brucato, Johnathan Tchaikovsky

David meets Sarah at a community support group which he's been ordered to attend after a run-in with the police. A romance develops between the two and reveals some honest home truths.

Thu 22 Feb
Fri 23 Feb

King Cohen

  • 2017
  • USA
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Steve Mitchell
  • Written by: Steve Mitchell
  • Cast: J.J. Abrams, Rick Baker, Eric Bogosian

A feature documentary telling the story of Larry Cohen’s life through live interviews, stills and clips, with contributions from such film greats as Martin Scorsese, JJ Abrams, John Landis and Joe Dante.

Sat 24 Feb
Sun 25 Feb

Lean on Pete

Lean on Pete
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 2h 1min
  • Directed by: Andrew Haigh
  • Cast: Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny

Teenage Charley (Plummer) goes to work for grizzled horse trainer Del (Buscemi) and befriends the titular horse, before going on the road in search of his aunt. Haigh’s delicate directorial style makes a desperately sad coming-of-age tale very watchable, helped by Plummer’s appealingly understated performance.

Sat 24 Feb
Sun 25 Feb

Let the Sunshine In

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Claire Denis
  • Cast: Juliette Binoche, Philippe Katerine, Xavier Beauvois

A wry romantic drama about a recently divorced woman (Binoche) living in Paris. Her new life takes leads her to dalliances with an angry banker, a self-absorbed actor and a stranger she meets on the dance floor.

Sat 24 Feb
Mon 26 Feb

A Letter to the President

  • 2017
  • Afghanistan
  • 1h 23min
  • Directed by: Roya Sadat
  • Written by: Aziz Deldar
  • Cast: Leena Alam, Aziz Deldar, Mamnoun Maqsoudi

Soraya (Leena Alam), head of the Kabul Crime Division, becomes involved in a local dispute involving a young bride which pivots her directly into the crossfire of the village male elders.

Fri 23 Feb
Sun 25 Feb

Life and nothing more

  • 2017
  • Spain
  • 1h 54min
  • Directed by: Antonio Méndez Esparza
  • Written by: Antonio Méndez Esparza
  • Cast: Regina Williams, Robert Williams, Andrew Bleechington

Regina (Regina Williams) is working hard to support her family, particularly her 14-year-old son Andrew who is in trouble for breaking into cars.

Mon 26 Feb
Tue 27 Feb

Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Gustavo Salmerón
  • Cast: Julieta Salmerón, Gustavo Salmerón

Gustavo Salmerón’s documentary about his mother Julita, who made three wishes: she wanted lots of kids, a monkey and a castle. She got them all – six children, a monkey and a castle purchased with a handy inheritance.

Fri 23 Feb
Sat 24 Feb

Loveless

Loveless
  • 2017
  • Russia
  • 2h 7min
  • Directed by: Andrey Zvyagintsev
  • Cast: Maryana Spivak, Alexei Rozin, Matvey Novikov

Zhenya (Spivak) and Borisi (Rozin) can no longer stand the sight of each other, but then their 12-year-old son goes missing; even then it takes a while before they notice. Despairing portrait of modern Russia, in which people are so preoccupied with their own desires that everyone else is irrelevant.

Wed 21 Feb

Lucky

Lucky
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 28min
  • Directed by: John Carroll Lynch
  • Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr

Lucky (Stanton) is a committed atheist who takes a quiet pleasure in his daily routines, while coming to terms with his mortality. Debut director Lynch downplays the drama, resting the film on Stanton’s cantankerous, charming performance and his interactions with others. An elegant and moving meditation on life and death and a fitting memorial to its late star.

Sun 25 Feb
Mon 26 Feb

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

  • 2017
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: Mouly Surya
  • Cast: Egy Fedly, Dea Panendra, Yoga Pratama

A revenge drama set in the wild, wild east. Marlina (Marsha Timothy) is a young widow living alone in a remote farmhouse when a gang of marauders arrive and demand her money, livestock and body, but quick thinking Marina has a very different idea of how the encounter will play out.

Sat 24 Feb
Sun 25 Feb

Martine Syms: Incense, Sweaters and ice

Martine Syms: Incense, Sweaters and ice
  • 2017
  • 1h 9min
  • Directed by: Martine Syms

A powerful exploration of the underlying oppressive racial structures in the United States, and their origins. Interweaving biographical narratives with fiction, this multi-location narrative follows routes of the 20th-century Great Migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the Northeast, Midwest and West.

Fri 23 Feb

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

  • 2017
  • Japan
  • 1h 43min
  • Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Cast: Hana Sugisaki, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Yûki Amami

Animated adventure based on the Mary Stewart classic The Little Broomstick.

Sat 24 Feb
Sun 25 Feb

Miami

  • 2017
  • Finland
  • 1h 59min
  • Directed by: Zaida Bergroth
  • Cast: Krista Kosonen, Miika Soini, Markus Tilli

Two sisters reunite after years of separation. Their lives intertwine as they share a dream of a bright future, only to find out that the past can't be easily undone.

Tue 27 Feb
Wed 28 Feb

Michael Inside

  • 2017
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7080960
  • 1h 36min
  • Directed by: Frank Berry
  • Cast: Dafhyd Flynn, Lalor Roddy, Moe Dunford

An 18-year-old man living in a Dublin housing estate with his grandfather, is caught holding drugs for his friend's older brother and is sentenced to three months in prison.

Tue 27 Feb
Wed 28 Feb

Mobile Homes

  • 2017
  • Canada/France
  • 1h 45min
  • Directed by: Vladimir de Fontenay
  • Cast: Imogen Poots, Callum Turner, Callum Keith Rennie

A young mother drifts from one motel to the next with her intoxicating boyfriend and her 8-year-old son. The makeshift family scrapes by, living one hustle at a time, until the discovery of a mobile home community offers an alternative life.

Mon 26 Feb
Tue 27 Feb

Moontide

Moontide
  • 1942
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Archie Mayo
  • Cast: Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell

Whilst Gabin was exiled in Hollywood during the war, he attempted to reinvent himself with this American film about a gentle Frenchman living in California.

Tue 27 Feb

More (Daha)

  • 2017
  • Turkey
  • 1h 55min
  • Directed by: Onur Saylak
  • Cast: Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan, Hayat Van Eck, Turgut Tuncalp

Gaza is a 14-year-old boy who lives on the Aegean coast of Turkey. Together with his domineering father, he helps smuggle refugees from war-torn countries to Europe, giving them temporary lodgings and scant food until they attempt the crossing. Gaza dreams of escaping this life, but can't help being drawn into a dark world of immorality, exploitation and human suffering.

Sat 24 Feb
Sun 25 Feb

My Friend Dahmer

  • 2017
  • 1h 47min
  • Directed by: Marc Meyers
  • Cast: Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Anne Heche

A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.

Tue 27 Feb
Wed 28 Feb

The Near Shore: A Scottish and Irish Cine-Concert

  • 1h 20min

A programme of silent film work offering perspectives on Scotland and Ireland, presented with live accompaniment by Irish musicians.

Sun 25 Feb

Never Steady, Never Still

  • 2017
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Kathleen Hepburn
  • Cast: Shirley Henderson, Théodore Pellerin, Mary Galloway

A mother struggles to take control of her life in the face of advanced Parkinson's disease, while her son battles his sexual and emotional identity amongst the violence of Alberta's oil field work camps.

Sun 25 Feb
Mon 26 Feb

The Oddsockeaters

  • 2016
  • Czech Republic/Slovakia/Croatia
  • 1h 23min
  • Directed by: Galina Miklínová

Never take the entire pair! is the mantra of the Oddsockeaters, the creatures responsible for our socks disappearing into thin air. A heartwarming story of a small Oddsockeater in a big world.

Sat 24 Feb

Old Beast

  • 2017
  • China
  • 1h 48min
  • Directed by: Ziyang Zhou
  • Cast: Tumen, Chaobei Wang

Lao Yang is an Erdosian businessman well in his 60s. One day, he misappropriates a sum of money his children gathered for his wife's surgery. The children hold him in custody, forcing him to return it back. Lao Yang, outraged, takes them to court.

Sun 25 Feb

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront
  • 1954
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Elia Kazan
  • Written by: Budd Schulberg
  • Cast: Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger, Lee J Cobb, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden

Taking on gangster supremo Lee J Cobb only leads to tragedy for Brando's ex-boxer Terry Malloy in this early masterpiece of the Method school. Despite over-obvious religious symbolism, Budd Schulberg's politically contentious script and Kazan's involved direction, this offers one of Brando's best screen performances and the original 'I coulda been a contender' monologue later so effectively interpreted by Scorsese/De Niro in 'Raging Bull'.

Sat 24 Feb

The Party’s Just Beginning

The Party’s Just Beginning
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 31min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Karen Gillan
  • Written by: Karen Gillan
  • Cast: Karen Gillan, Lee Pace, Kate Dickie, Matthew Beard, Jamie Quinn, Siobhan Redmond, Rachel Jackson

In a bleak Inverness midwinter, Lucy (Gillan) is careering off the rails after the suicide of her best friend. She medicates her misery with joyless sex, chips and a belief in the power of positive drinking. Surrounded by bittersweet memories, she struggles to find someone to talk to or some reason to make life worthwhile at the most stressful time of the year.

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Sun 25 Feb

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Cast: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville

Reynolds Woodcock (Day Lewis) is a haute couture dressmaker in 50s London; when he meets Alma (Krieps), and she becomes his muse and then his lover, the carefully crafted life he has made with his sister (Manville) is turned upside down. A multi-layered, expertly observed study of desire and control, with masterful work from Anderson and his cast.

Wed 21 Feb

Pin Cushion

  • 2017
  • 1h 22min
  • Directed by: Deborah Haywood
  • Cast: Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan, Loris Scarpa

A mother hopes that a move to a new town will provide a better life for both herself and her awkward daughter.

Mon 26 Feb
Tue 27 Feb

Pity

  • 2018
  • 1h 37min
  • Directed by: Babis Makridis
  • Cast: Evdoxia Androulidaki, Georgina Chryskioti, Yannis Drakopoulos

Black comedy about a lawyer who realises he's addicted to pity from director.

Sat 24 Feb
Fri 2 Mar

A Prayer Before Dawn

  • 2017
  • France / UK / Cambodia / US / China
  • 1h 56min
  • Directed by: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
  • Cast: Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm, Panya Yimmumphai

True story of an English boxer's time in a Thai prison.

Fri 23 Feb
Sat 24 Feb

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • 1969
  • UK
  • 1h 56min
  • U
  • Directed by: Ronald Neame
  • Written by: Jay Presson Allen
  • Cast: Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin

The big screen adaptation of Muriel Spark's tale of an eccentric Edinburgh schoolteacher in the 1930s offers sharp characterisations and interesting period flavour.

Sun 25 Feb

The Public Image is Rotten

  • 2017
  • 1h 43min
  • Directed by: Tabbert Fiiller

John Lydon, and his bandmates, recall the history of his post-Pistols project Public Image Ltd.

Fri 23 Feb
Sat 24 Feb

Queens of Syria

Queens of Syria
  • 2014
  • Jordan/United Arab Emirates/UK
  • 1h 5min
  • Directed by: Charlotte Ginsborg, Anatole Sloan

The story of 50 women from Syria, all forced into exile in Jordan, who came together in 2013 to create and perform their own version of The Trojan Women, the ancient Greek tragedy about the plight of women in war.

Fri 23 Feb

Rebel Without a Cause

Rebel Without a Cause
  • 1956
  • US
  • 1h 51min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Nicholas Ray
  • Cast: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo

In this seminal youth movie, Dean is a sensitive but misunderstood kid battling to communicate with his parents and caught in the violent struggle for self-definition. Though now irrevocably dated, this is still notable as the film that articulated the until-then unrecognised experiences and aspirations of a whole generation and does of course contain our favourite nostalgia icon in full flow.

Sun 25 Feb

Revenge

  • 2017
  • France
  • Directed by: Coralie Fargeat
  • Cast: Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Guillaume Bouchède

Married Richard (Janssens) invites his mistress Jen (Lutz) to a hunting retreat with his buddies, but then she becomes the victim of their advances; you can guess the rest from the title. Blood-soaked part thriller, part horror.

Sat 24 Feb
Thu 1 Mar

The Rider

The Rider
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • Directed by: Chloé Zhao
  • Cast: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau

Meditative western about a young cowboy recovering from a head injury.

Tue 27 Feb
Wed 28 Feb

The Rise and Fall of a Little Film Company

  • 1986
  • France/Switzerland
  • Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard
  • Cast: Jean-Pierre Mocky, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Marie Valéra

Made-for-TV noir, adapted from a JH Chase novel, which tells the story of a director on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Thu 22 Feb
Sat 24 Feb

Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches

  • 2016
  • Australia
  • 1h 20min
  • Directed by: Robert de Young
  • Cast: Rod Taylor

A documentary about the late actor who blazed a trail in Hollywood for Australian movie stars. Taylor's credits ranged from Hitchcock's The Birds to Inglourious Basterds and in this film he recalls career highs and lows.

Sun 25 Feb
Mon 26 Feb

Sammy Davis Jr: I've Gotta Be Me

  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Samuel D Pollard

Documentary about the legendary entertainer.

Thu 22 Feb

Part of Glasgow Film Festival.

Fri 23 Feb

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Matt Tyrnauer

Documentary based on Scotty Bowers's tell-all book about unseen Hollywood and his role as a 'procurer of sex' for A-list stars during the 50s.

Thu 22 Feb

Part of Glasgow Film Festival.

Sun 25 Feb

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Lauren Lee Smith, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer

In 1962 Baltimore, Eliza (Hawkins) is a mute who works as a cleaner in a secret government facility alongside the chatty Zelda (Spencer); there she makes a connection with a mysterious monster (Jones). A wondrous tale of underwater love, with an apt and refreshing approach to female sexuality; from screenplay through casting, score and production, it all gels superbly.

Wed 21 Feb
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Soundtracking with Edith Bowman: Lynne Ramsay

Edith Bowman’s podcast Sountracking features interviews with directors, actors, producers and composers, discussing the music that inspired them and how they use music in their films. For this special live episode, Bowman interviews celebrated Glasgow-born director Lynne Ramsay.

Sat 24 Feb

Stand Up, Girl

  • France
  • 1h 39min
  • Directed by: Ludovic Colbeau-Justin, Nawell Madani
  • Cast: Nawell Madani, François Berléand, Wary Nichen

Lila (Madani) grows up in the high rises of Marolles in Brussels, dreaming of becoming a dancer who takes the hip-hop world by storm. She leaves all that she holds dear, including her disapproving father, to move to Paris where she discovers some cold, hard truths. Disillusionment and disappointment drag her down but she starts to find her true calling as a feisty, hilarious stand-up comedian.

Fri 23 Feb
Sat 24 Feb

The Stuff

The Stuff
  • 1985
  • USA
  • 1h 27min
  • Directed by: Larry Cohen
  • Cast: Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris

A mysterious creamy, calorie-free substance that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but it turns the people who eat it turn into zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more.

Sat 24 Feb

Submergence

  • 2017
  • Germany
  • 1h 52min
  • Directed by: Wim Wenders
  • Cast: James McAvoy, Alicia Vikander, Alexander Siddig

On the eastern coast of Africa, a Scotsman, James More (James McAvoy), is held captive by jihadist fighters. Thousands of miles away Danielle Flinders prepares to dive in a submersible to the ocean floor. What sustains them through their darkest hours is the memory of an intense love affair that flourished the previous Christmas.

Fri 23 Feb
Sat 24 Feb

The Swan

  • 2018
  • Iceland
  • 1h 31min
  • Directed by: Asa Hjorleifsdottir
  • Cast: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Thor Kristjansson, Katla M. Borgeirsdóttir

Nine year old Sól (Grima Valsdóttir) is sent to her uncle and aunt’s farm for the summer after she's caught shoplifting. She begins to understand the complexities of the adult world after meeting a mysterious Norwegian worker.

Mon 26 Feb
Tue 27 Feb

Sweet Country

Sweet Country
  • 2017
  • Australia
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Warwick Thornton
  • Cast: Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Hamilton Morris

Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self defense and goes on the run as posse gathers to hunt him down.

Mon 26 Feb
Tue 27 Feb

That Summer

  • 2018
  • Sweden
  • Directed by: Göran Olsson
  • Cast: Peter Beard, William Vanden Heuvel, Paul Morrissey

Summer, 1972: photographer Peter Beard and Jackie O’s socialite sibling Lee Radziwill work together on a film about her relatives and the sisters’ childhood in the Hamptons. After the project was abandoned, Albert and David Maysles made The Beales of Grey Gardens. Lost for decades, this extraordinary footage, which focuses on a vibrant and profoundly influential creative community in Montauk (Long Island) in the 1970s – some shot by Andy Warhol - re-emerges in Göran Olsson’s fascinating documentary. Olsson uses it as the heart of a hauntingly poignant portrait of the two women, and the many lives they touched.

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Thu 22 Feb
Fri 23 Feb

This Is Congo

  • 2017
  • USA
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: Daniel McCabe

An eye-opening insight into decades of violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Sun 25 Feb
Mon 26 Feb

Thoroughbreds

  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 32min
  • Directed by: Cory Finley
  • Cast: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin

Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost.

Fri 23 Feb
Sat 24 Feb

Unknown Soldier

  • 2017
  • 3h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Aku Louhimies
  • Cast: Alina Tomnikov, Diana Pozharskaya, Eero Aho

A film adaptation of Väinö Linna's best selling novel The Unknown Soldier (1954) and the novel's unedited manuscript version, Sotaromaani.

Sun 25 Feb

Valley of Shadows

  • 2017
  • 1h 31min
  • Directed by: Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen
  • Cast: Adam Ekeli, Kathrine Fagerland, Jone Hope Larsen

A community is rocked by a spate of sheep slaughters during a full moon. While farmers suspect a wolf, the village’s children are convinced something else is going on.

Fri 23 Feb
Wed 28 Feb

Western

Western
  • 2017
  • Germany / Bulgaria / Austria
  • 1h 59min
  • Directed by: Valeska Grisebach
  • Cast: Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Syuleyman Alilov Letifov

Contemporary take on the the western genre focusing on a group of German construction workers in the Bulgarian countryside.

Thu 22 Feb
Mon 26 Feb

Which Way Up

  • 2017
  • 1h 18min
  • Directed by: Michael Proudfoot

Documentary about abstract artist John McLean's life and work since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

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Fri 23 Feb
Sun 25 Feb

Wild Roses

  • 2017
  • Poland
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Anna Jadowska
  • Cast: Marta Nieradkiewicz, Michal Zurawski, Natalia Bartnik

Anna Jadowska’s latest feature paints an intimate and complex portrait of a young woman struggling to face up to her role as mother and wife.

Fri 23 Feb
Sat 24 Feb

Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Todd Haynes
  • Cast: Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Millicent Simmonds

In 1927, deaf Rose (Simmonds) runs away to New York; in 1977, deaf Benji (Fegley) does the same thing. In this adaptation by Brian Selznick of his own illustrated novel, the detail detracts from the tender coming-of-age stories, but Haynes crafts a love letter to both New York’s history and the ever-changing face of cinema.

Thu 22 Feb
Fri 23 Feb

Working Girl

Working Girl
  • 1988
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mike Nichols
  • Cast: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver

After a secretary has her idea stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending that she has her boss's job.

Fri 23 Feb

You, Me and Him

  • 2017
  • 1h 38min
  • Directed by: Daisy Aitkens
  • Cast: David Tennant, Faye Marsay, Lucy Punch

A lesbian romantic comedy about a couple at different points in their lives: high-powered lawyer Olivia (Punch) is nearly 40 and wants to start a family but her free-wheeling younger partner Alex (Marsay) doesn't share her urgency.

Mon 26 Feb

You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here
  • 2017
  • US / France
  • 1h 25min
  • Directed by: Lynne Ramsay
  • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola, Judith Roberts

Joe (Phoenix) is a gun for hire, Marine veteran and ex-FBI agent who rescues a young girl from a sex trafficking ring, but is haunted by his own traumatic past. A muscular and tightly-wound masterpiece with an intense and riveting performance from Phoenix. Crushingly sad, daringly outré and hugely accomplished.

Sat 24 Feb

Zama

Zama
  • 2017
  • 1h 55min
  • Directed by: Lucrecia Martel
  • Cast: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele

Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.

Sun 25 Feb
Mon 26 Feb
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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