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12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB
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Abused: The Untold Story

  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Olly Lambert

The story of the people behind the revelations about Jimmy Savile.

Wed 18 Sep

Ad Astra

Ad Astra
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gray
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland

In the near future, Roy McBride (Pitt) is an astronaut searching for his father Clifford (Jones), himself a pioneering space explorer. But Roy’s classified mission turns deadly. Gray’s stellar third film is a huge step up, mixing horror and action with deeper themes and anchored by a dazzling turn from Pitt, who has never been better.

Wed 18 Sep
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Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web
  • 2006
  • USA
  • 1h 37min
  • U
  • Directed by: Gary Winick
  • Cast: Dakota Fanning, voices of Julia Roberts, Sam Shepherd, Steve Buscemi

Chirpy tot Fern (Fanning) rescues Wilbur the pig from a cruel farmyard fate for lovable arachnid Charlotte to eventually save the day in a bittersweet finale that touches on practical matters of life and death. Somewhere between the cutesy 'Babe' and Orwell's political 'Animal Farm' it should draw in children and nostalgic adults alike.

Sat 21 Sep

Die Tomorrow

  • 2017
  • Thailand
  • 1h 15min
  • Directed by: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
  • Cast: Sunny Suwanmethanont, Patcha Poonpiriya, Sirat Intarachote

Short story anthology exploring the last days of people covered by newspaper headlines between 2012 and 2016.

Wed 18 Sep
Thu 19 Sep

The Farewell

  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • Directed by: Lulu Wang
  • Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Shuzhen Zhao

When a Chinese grandmother gets terminal cancer, the family is torn between hiding the diagnosis from the patient or telling her. Poignant and deeply personal family comedy from Wang, with a hugely affecting performance from rapper-turned-actress Awkwafina as Billi, who adores her Nai Nai (Zhao, effervescent). A bittersweet portrait of undying love.

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For Sama

For Sama
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 35min
  • Directed by: Waad Al-Khateab, Edward Watts

A documentary on life in Aleppo, filmed by al-Kateab over five years, as she and her husband Hamza set up a volunteer-run hospital. A powerful testament to the resilient people of Aleppo, with tragedy and heartbreak but also camaraderie and occasional resigned levity: urgent filmmaking at its finest.

Wed 18 Sep
Thu 19 Sep

Ghost Fleet

  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Shannon Service, Jeffrey Waldron

Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul has committed her life to rescuing and returning home men from Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and other Southeast Asian nations who have been sold to Thai fishing companies by human traffickers.

Once at sea, these captive men go months, even years, without setting foot on land, earning little to no pay, trapped in a modern form of slavery on the boats and forced to endure horrific and often deadly conditions.

Patima and her small team of activists risk their lives to find these men, fight for their emancipation and seek justice for them. In the face of illness, death threats, corruption, and complacency, Patima’s fearless determination reveals stories of criminal conspiracy at the heart of the global seafood industry, as she calls on her nation and the world to wake up and take action.

US 2018 Dirs Shannon Service and Jeff Waldron 89 min

Mon 23 Sep

Impact in 60 Seconds: The Final

Impact in 60 Seconds: The Final

Impact in 60 Seconds challenges researchers to create an original one-minute film about their cutting edge research. Watch the top 12 entries and also hear from guest speaker who has gone from lab research to game designer, using creative ways to tell the world about complex health topics.

Thu 19 Sep

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Ladyworld

  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: Amanda Kramer
  • Cast: Ariela Barer, Annalise Basso, Ryan Simpkins

Eight teenage girls are trapped in a never-ending birthday party.

Mon 23 Sep
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The Last Tree

  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Shola Amoo
  • Cast: Nicholas Pinnock, Denise Black, Gbemisola Ikumelo

A teenage boy attempts to handle a change in the environment and his incoming adulthood.

Thu 19 Sep

Q&A

Fri 27 Sep
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Midnight Traveler

  • 2019
  • US / UK / Canada / Qatar
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Hassan Fazili
  • Cast: Hassan Fazili, Nargis Fazili, Zahra Fazili

The uncertain journey of Afghan director Hassan Fazili and his family as they escape their home after the Taliban puts a bounty on his head.

Sun 22 Sep

Mother

  • 2019
  • Belgium
  • 1h 22min
  • Directed by: Kristof Bilsen

Intimate and deep documentary from Kristof Bilsen about a care centre worker in Thailand who herself being away from her children does her very best to help people with Alzheimer's.

Fri 20 Sep
Sat 21 Sep

Mrs Lowry & Son

Mrs Lowry & Son
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 31min
  • Directed by: Adrian Noble
  • Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Spall, Wendy Morgan

LS Lowry (Spall) is a meek Salford rent collector dominated by his bedridden mother Elizabeth (Redgrave), but his secret passion for painting is about to bring him success. Hesford’s clichéd script feels more like a stage or radio play but Spall and Redgrave manage to bring substance to the bickering; still, it’s glum, downcast and lacking insight.

Wed 18 Sep
Thu 19 Sep

Phoenix

  • 2018
  • Norway
  • 1h 26min
  • Directed by: Camilla Strøm Henriksen
  • Cast: Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin, Maria Bonnevie, Sverrir Gudnason

Jill (Thedin) is a thirteen-year-old who looks after her younger brother Bo (Falck-Løvås), while their mother (Bonnevie) struggles with mental health issues and their jazz musician father (Gudnason) is largely absent. Impressive debut feature from writer-director Henriksen, a plaintive, piercingly sad story that’s beautifully acted.

Fri 20 Sep
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Scheme Birds

Scheme Birds
  • 2018
  • Sweden
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin

This compassionate and engrossing hybrid documentary tells the real-life story of teenage ‘scheme bird’ Gemma. Gemma never wants to leave Motherwell, where she relishes life with her jailbird boyfriend, Pat, despite the fact her grandfather disapproves of him. Strong-willed Gemma is such a character that Scheme Birds occasionally feels like a drama-doc, and its fly-on-the-wall style is always astute and empathetic as Gemma’s life twists unexpectedly. Scheme Birds is beautifully made with a real sense of heart. [15]

Scheme Birds is nominated for the 2019 Award for Best Documentary Feature Film.  

Tue 24 Sep

Q&A

Sprinter

Sprinter

SPRINTER tells the story of Akeem Sharp (Dale Elliott), who is set to be Jamaica’s next big track-and-field sensation. Akeem hopes a rise in the track and field world will take him to the U.S. to reunite him with his mother (Lorrain Toussaint, Orange is the New Black), who has supported the family while living as an illegal resident for over a decade. But Akeem’s rising star is weighed down by turmoil at home: a volatile father, and an unruly older brother who insinuates himself into Akeem’s career as a means of escaping — or perhaps enhancing — his scam artist hustle. Not only does Akeem have to prove to himself and everyone that he can succeed, but also overcome the struggles that may ultimately bring him down.

Wed 18 Sep
Thu 19 Sep

Velvet Goldmine

Velvet Goldmine
  • 1998
  • UK / US
  • 2h 4min
  • Directed by: Todd Haynes
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale

Director Haynes' (Far from Heaven, I'm Not There) cult classic film about a reporter (Bale) who investigates the life of a mysterious glam rock star (Rhys Meyers).

Sun 22 Sep

Volver

Volver
  • 2006
  • Spain
  • 2h 1min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Cast: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas

IBLAS Talks Film- Lecturers from the Iberian and Latin American Studies department of the University of Liverpool present a series of films & talks from the wide Luso-Hispanic world that address historical and contemporary issues.

Revered Spanish director Pedro Almodavar is known to create rich worlds that revel in the mystery of women, described by him as the 'Cinema of women'.

Volver draws inspiration from Italian neorealism to address themes such as sexual abuse, loneliness and death as experienced by three generations of women from an eccentric family.

Rich in magical realism, a vivid palette and complex characters typical of Almodovar's films.

Pedro Almodovar (2006) Spain, 121mins

Sun 22 Sep
Tue 24 Sep
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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