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

American Pastoral

American Pastoral
  • 2016
  • US
  • 126 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ewan McGregor
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning

Former sports hero Swede (McGregor) has a radicalised teen daughter (Fanning) who is suspected of domestic terrorism. This adaptation of Philip Roth's novel may lack the complexity of the original but McGregor directs with clarity and composure and gets fine performances (Fanning is fabulous.)

Fri 9 Dec
Sat 10 Dec
Sun 11 Dec
Mon 12 Dec
Tue 13 Dec

The Black Hen

The Black Hen
  • 2015
  • Nepal, France, Germany, Switzerland
  • 90 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Min Bahadur Bham
  • Cast: Khadka Raj Nepali, Sukra Raj Rokaya

During a temporary cease fire two friends of different caste and social creed (Nepali and Rokaya) travel together from their village in Northern Nepal to find a hen they raised. The young actors are charming and watchable and although extended dream sequences slow down an already weighty narrative, it's a moving portrait of the ravages of war.

Fri 9 Dec
Sat 10 Dec
Sun 11 Dec
Mon 12 Dec

Chi-Raq

Chi-Raq
  • 2015
  • US
  • 127 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Cast: Teyonah Parris, Samuel L Jackson, Angela Bassett

Lysistrata (Parris) formulates a plan to end gang war in Chicago by persuading her female cohorts to withhold sex from their boyfriends and husbands. Bold and passionate hip-hop musical, exploding with energy, slick rhymes and heady ideas. Lee's contempt for wilful ignorance and political corruption explodes through the characters.

Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words

  • 15

An assemblage of conversations with and live footage of Frank Zappa; the results are surprisingly open and erudite, with Zappa coming across as remarkably straightforward. Schütte gives Zappa a free pass on his more questionable sentiments about women and homosexuality, but this is a valuable and permanent record of the man himself, even if his music is too diverse to be covered in detail.

Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

Gremlins

Gremlins
  • 1984
  • US
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joe Dante
  • Written by: Chris Columbus
  • Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Frances Lee McCain, Corey Feldman

Cute and cuddly little mogwais become malevolent monsters if not properly cared for and wreak havoc in idealised small town America. A tongue-in-cheek Yuletide romp filled with in-jokes.

Fri 9 Dec
Sun 11 Dec

In a Lonely Place

In a Lonely Place
  • 1950
  • US
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nicholas Ray
  • Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame

Dix Steele (Bogart) is a screenwriter who is falling in love with sultry Hollywood actress Laurel Gray (Grahame). He is also prime suspect in a sick murder case. This restoration of a classic film noir shows Bogart in one of his most impressive roles, and the suspense will keep you pegged until the very end.

Sun 11 Dec

It's A Wonderful Life

It's A Wonderful Life
  • 1946
  • US
  • 129 min
  • 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.

Fri 9 Dec
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Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings
  • 2016
  • US
  • 102 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Travis Knight
  • Cast: Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, Brenda Vaccaro, George Takei

One-eyed origami expert Kubo (Parkinson) joins forces with no-nonsense Monkey (Theron) and goofy human/insect warrior Beetle (McConaughey) on a quest to defeat the Moon King (Fiennes). Breathtakingly beautiful stop-motion animation, maybe too scary for young kids, but with plenty of humour, fine voice performances and a story full of heart.

Sat 10 Dec

Life, Animated

Life, Animated
  • 2016
  • US
  • 89 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Roger Ross Williams
  • Cast: Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind,

At the age of three, Owen Suskind was diagnosed with severe autism and stopped talking. His parents finally realised that his passion for Disney animated movies gave him a way of communicating. Williams doesn't shy away from complex issues such as the limitations of interacting with the world via Disney, but incredibly, as Owen gradually learns to negotiate once impossible-seeming challenges.

Fri 9 Dec
Sat 10 Dec
Sun 11 Dec

The Pass

  • 2016
  • UK
  • 88 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ben A Williams
  • Cast: Russell Tovey, Arinzé Kene, Lisa McGrillis

Jason (Tovey) is a footballer who shares a kiss with friend and teammate Ade (Kene) the night before their first team debut, a moment which affects their lives and careers. Ten years are covered in three acts; Tovey and Kene are both impressive, and the theatrical setup is sufficiently full of incident and insight not to seem stagey. Well played, gents.

Fri 9 Dec
Sat 10 Dec
Sun 11 Dec
Mon 12 Dec
Tue 13 Dec
Wed 14 Dec
Thu 15 Dec

Paterson

Paterson
  • 2016
  • US/Germany
  • 113 min
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani

Paterson (Driver) is a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey. who lives with his partner Laura (Farahani). Jarmusch's latest film is an off-kilter ode to prose and poetry and a tribute to the titular city, presenting a unique and intricately crafted world.

Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

Paths of the Soul

Paths of the Soul
  • 2015
  • China
  • 115 min
  • Directed by: Yang Zhang
  • Written by: Yang Zhang

A docu-drama following a group of Tibetan monks on a journey to Lasa, the holy capital of Tibet.

Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

Sing-a-Long Calamity Jane

Sing along with the Doris Day classic, Calamity Jane.

Sun 11 Dec

Singalong

Thu 29 Dec

Singalong

Snowden

Snowden
  • 2016
  • US
  • Directed by: Oliver Stone
  • Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo

The story of Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee who in 2013 leaked thousands of classified documents to the Guardian, revealing the scope and reach of the USA's global surveillance program. Smartly dramatised and absorbing drama with fine performances from all, with Gordon-Levitt completely convincing as the earnest, idealistic Snowden.

Fri 9 Dec
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Thu 15 Dec

Trading Places

Trading Places
  • 1983
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Landis
  • Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Don Ameche, Eddie Murphy

A 'Prince and the Pauper' lifestyle-swapping comedy sparked by the dynamic presence of Murphy.

Fri 9 Dec

A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom
  • 2016
  • US / UK / Czech Republic
  • 111 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Amma Asante
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael

In post-war London, Ruth (Pike) and black law student Seretse (Oyelowo) fall in love; the thing is, he's first in line to the throne of Bechuanaland (today's Botswana). Based on a true story; Pike and Oyelowo bring a warm human touch to this sentimental but well-crafted history lesson.

Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

Wild Style

Wild Style
  • 1983
  • US
  • 82 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Charlie Ahearn
  • Written by: Charlie Ahearn
  • Cast: Easy AD, AJ, Almighty KG

Docudrama about teens living in the South Bronx. The action centres on Zoro, an amateur graffiti artist who gets his big break when asked to decorate the stage for an upcoming rap concert.

Wed 7 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

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23 Sep 2016

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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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