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Glasgow Film Theatre

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12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB
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Arctic

Arctic
  • 2018
  • Iceland
  • 1h 37min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joe Penna
  • Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir

A sole survivor of a plane crash is joined by a survivor of a helicopter crash and together they must trek across snow and ice to try and survive.

Wed 22 May
Thu 23 May

Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock & Roll

Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock & Roll
  • 2019
  • 2h 10min

The story of the troubled town of Asbury Park.

Wed 22 May

Ash Is Purest White

Ash Is Purest White
  • 2018
  • China / France / Japan
  • 2h 16min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Zhangke Jia
  • Cast: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Yi'nan Diao

Zhao Qiao (Zhao Tao) is in love with mobster Guo Bin (Liao Fan) and is sentenced to prison after rescuing him from thugs; on her release, she goes to track him down. A poignant gangster story spanning almost 18 years, with a somewhat ponderous final act but a rock solid performance from Zhao.

Mon 27 May
Tue 28 May
Wed 29 May
Thu 30 May

Beats

Beats
  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Brian Welsh
  • Cast: Martin Donaghy, Laura Fraser, Rachel Jackson |

Johnno (Ortega) and Spanner (Macdonald) are teenagers who plan to go to an illegal rave. The set-up betrays the film’s origins in screenwriter Hurley’s own play, and there’s nothing about the setting that merits the arty black & white photography, but it’s one of the few films that manages to successfully put on screen the ecstasy of a mid-90s rave.

Wed 22 May
Thu 23 May
Fri 24 May
Sat 25 May
Sun 26 May
Mon 27 May
Tue 28 May
Wed 29 May
Thu 30 May

Birds of Passage

  • 2018
  • Colombia / Denmark / Mexico
  • 2h 5min
  • Directed by: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
  • Cast: Natalia Reyes, Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta

Rapayet (Acosta) is a member of Colombia’s indigenous Wayuu people who becomes a drug lord. Rich in texture and atmosphere, and with strong performances, it’s full of intimate and observational moments as it bears witness to the birth of the narcotics industry which has decimated Colombian culture.

Wed 22 May
Thu 23 May

Capri-Revolution

  • 2018
  • Italy / France
  • 2h 2min
  • Directed by: Mario Martone
  • Cast: Marianna Fontana, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Antonio Folletto

In 1914, Italy is on the brink of war. Meanwhile, in Capri, a young goatherd, a commune of young Northern Europeans and a young doctor meet.

Sat 25 May

Cleo from 5 to 7

Cleo from 5 to 7
  • 1962
  • Italy/France
  • 1h 30min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Agnès Varda
  • Cast: Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray, Dorothée Blanc, Michel Legrand

Digital restoration of Varda's second feature which follows French chanteuse Cleo (Marchand) in real time as she wanders around Paris before she gets the results of a medical test.

Sat 25 May

The Conformist (Il Conformista)

The Conformist (Il Conformista)
  • 1970
  • Italy/France/Germany
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Dominique Sanda, Enzo Tarascio, Gastone Moschin

Bertolucci's brilliant 1970 psychological thriller about one collaborator's troubling journey through Nazi-occupied Europe gets a limited release on new 35mm print from a restored negative. A classic from an Italian master.

Sun 26 May

Donbass

  • 2018
  • Germany / Ukraine / France
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Sergey Loznitsa
  • Cast: Valeriu Andriutã, Natalya Buzko, Evgeny Chistyakov

Propaganda and manipulation crumble society in eastern Ukraine.

Wed 22 May
Thu 23 May

Edie

Edie
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 37min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Simon Hunter
  • Cast: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan

Edie (Hancock) was trapped in a loveless marriage for years, so when her husband dies, the 85-year-old takes advantage of her new freedom to go mountain-climbing in the Scottish Highlands. There’s charming chemistry between Hancock and co-star Guthrie, and the film is not unaware of how unprepared Edie is; unashamedly feel-good if somewhat formulaic.

Mon 27 May

Euphoria

  • 2006
Mon 27 May

Freedom Fields

  • 2018
  • Libya
  • 1h 37min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Naziha Arebi

Documentary following three young Libyan men and their dream of being allowed to play football.

Sat 25 May

Q&A

I Wish (Kiseki)

I Wish
  • 2011
  • Japan
  • 2h 8min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Cast: Koki Maeda, Ohshirô Maeda, Ryôga Hayashi

Young brothers Koichi and Ryunosuke (played by real-life Maeda brothers) are separated when their parents divorce, but plan to reunite. An unsentimental, life-affirming story about growing up, anchored by delightful performances from the brothers and a bittersweet sense of realism.

Wed 22 May

The Keeper

The Keeper
  • 2018
  • Germany/UK
  • 2h
  • Directed by: Marcus H Rosenmüller
  • Cast: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw

Bert Trautmann (Kross) is a WW2 German paratrooper who, on being released from a Lancashire POW camp, chooses to stay in England and eventually becomes goalie for Manchester City. Rosenmüller throws in everything but the kitchen sink, but it becomes ludicrously melodramatic and focuses too much on the romance.

Fri 24 May
Sat 25 May
Sun 26 May

Like Father, Like Son (Soshite chichi ni naru)

Like Father, Like Son (Soshite chichi ni naru)
  • 2013
  • Japan
  • 2h
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Cast: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki

Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.

Sun 26 May

Lucia's Grace

  • 2018
  • Italy
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Gianni Zanasi
  • Cast: Alba Rohrwacher, Elio Germano, Giuseppe Battiston

A single mother struggles to balance her home life and her career.

Fri 24 May

Magical Nights

  • 2018
  • Italy
  • 2h 5min
  • Directed by: Paolo Virzì
  • Cast: Mauro Lamantia, Giovanni Toscano, Irene Vetere

When a renowned film producer is found dead in a river, three aspiring screenwriters become the main suspects.

Sat 25 May

Neither Wolf Nor Dog

  • 1h 52min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Steven Lewis Simpson
  • Cast: Dave Bald Eagle, Christopher Sweeney, Richard Ray Whitman, Roseanne Supernault, Tatanka Means, Zahn McClarnon, Harlen Standing Bear Jr

An author is drawn into a road trip deep in to Native American country.

This beautifully made adaptation of Kent Nerburn’s acclaimed bestseller features a wonderfully nuanced central performance from 97 year-old Chief Dave Bald Eagle as Dan, a Lakota elder who with his best friend (the equally charismatic Richard Ray Whitman) lure author Nerburn (Christopher Sweeney) on a road trip to help make him understand contemporary Native American life. Dave Bald Eagle’s memorable monologues give the film – directed by Scot Steven Lewis Simpson – real compassion and resonance.

Sun 26 May

Q&A

The Secret of Kells

The Secret of Kells
  • 2009
  • Ireland/France/Belgium
  • 1h 18min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nora Twomey
  • Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney, Mick Lally

Luscious and old-fashioned independent 2D animation inspired by Irish medieval manuscript The Book of Kells telling the story of Brendan (McGuire), a young monk whose remote community lives under threat of Viking invasion and his dangerous mission to the dark forest where he befriends amiable sprite Aisling (Mooney).

Sat 25 May

Shoplifters

Shoplifters
  • 2018
  • Japan
  • 2h 1min
  • Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Cast: Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Sakura Andô

A family in Tokyo lives by shoplifting, and then Osamu (Franky) and Shota (Kairi) bring home a little girl who seems to be homeless. The humanity of the performances and the loving attention to visual detail are of a piece in what’s ultimately a film about love.

Tue 28 May

Tolkien

Tolkien
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Dome Karukoski
  • Cast: Lily Collins, Nicholas Hoult, Genevieve O'Reilly

Young J.R.R. Tolkien (Gilby, then Hoult) romances Edith Bratt (Keene, then Collins), forms friendships and then fights in the trenches of WWI. Hoult is charismatic as the lead and Collins is charming as Edith, and it’s a convincing enough portrait, but it’s a bit too cosy and traditional, especially the family-friendly combat sequences.

Fri 24 May
Sat 25 May
Sun 26 May
Mon 27 May
Tue 28 May
Wed 29 May
Thu 30 May

Too Late To Die Young

Too Late To Die Young
  • 2018
  • Chile / Brazil / Argentina
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Dominga Sotomayor Castillo
  • Cast: Demian Hernández, Antar Machado, Magdalena Tótoro

An isolated community in Chile, in the summer of 1990, is the home of three teens facing their first loves and fears, while the country welcomes democracy.

Tue 28 May
Wed 29 May
Thu 30 May

Twin Flower

Twin Flower
  • 2018
  • Italy
  • 1h 36min
  • Directed by: Laura Luchetti
  • Cast: Aniello Arena, Giorgio Colangeli, Fausto Verginelli

Two abused adolescents from the south of Italy prepare to escape together, in search of a fresh start.

Sun 26 May

Vice of Hope

  • 2018
  • Italy
  • 1h 36min
  • Directed by: Edoardo De Angelis
  • Cast: Pina Turco, Massimiliano Rossi, Marina Confalone

A difficult birth takes place in the most lawless area of Italy, known for child trafficking.

Tue 28 May

XY Chelsea

  • 2019
  • UK
  • Directed by: Tim Travers Hawkins

When Barack Obama commuted Chelsea Manning's prison sentence for the leak of 750.000 documents to Wikileaks, it was a controversial decision. This documentary follows Manning after she leaves prison and starts her new life.

Fri 24 May
Sat 25 May
Sun 26 May
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 three 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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