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12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB
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The Breadwinner

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

Parvana (Chaudry) is an 11-year-old girl living in Kabul, who when her father is arrested by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy so she can move around unimpeded. The animation is elegantly simple and it’s a valiant effort, but the script lacks clarity and it’s hard to see how children would take to such a politically-charged narrative.

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A Cambodian Spring

A Cambodian Spring
  • 2016
  • UK / Cambodia
  • 2h 6min
  • Directed by: Christopher Kelly

Documentary about three individuals to explore the chaotic, and often violent, developments shaping modern-day Cambodia.

Wed 23 May
Thu 24 May

Easy Rider

Easy Rider
  • 1969
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Dennis Hopper
  • Written by: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern
  • Cast: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson

Two dudes on choppers with a couple of tanks full of drugs, riding across America in search of … what? The Dream? Freedom? Well, they don't find it. What they do find at the close of the 1960s is the butt end of a bad trip. Whether you regard this as the best biker movie ever made or a generation-defining classic (or both), the impact, now and then, of Easy Rider can't be overstated.

Sun 27 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.

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Thu 31 May

Equilibrium

Fri 25 May

Filmworker

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

A documentary portrait of Leon Vitali, who played a minor role on Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon and became the director’s personal assistant. Vitali comes across as down-to-earth and hardworking, needing the patience of a saint to cope with Kubrick’s temper and perfectionism. An assured tribute to an unsung hero.

Wed 23 May
Thu 24 May

Fortunata

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Sergio Castellitto
  • Cast: Jasmine Trinca, Stefano Accorsi, Alessandro Borghi

Story of a tough single mother who wants to open a hair salon in Rome.

Mon 28 May

Grave of the Fireflies

Grave Of The Fireflies
  • 1988
  • Japan
  • 1h 34min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Isao Takahata
  • Written by: Akiyuki Nosaka (novel), Isao Takahata
  • Cast: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi

Tragic Japanese animation about a young boy and his little sister's efforts to survive in World War II Japan.

Wed 23 May

Jeune Femme

Jeune Femme
  • 2017
  • France / Belgium
  • 1h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Léonor Serraille
  • Cast: Laetitia Dosch, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Grégoire Monsaingeon

Paula (Dosch) is dumped by her older lover and has a doorstep meltdown that leads to her mental health being questioned, but in reality she’s been under his thumb for so long that she’s not used to being alone. Characterful comedy drama with a charismatic and appealing turn from Dosch even in the most ignominious scenarios.

Wed 23 May
Thu 24 May

Look Back In Anger

Look Back In Anger
  • 1959
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tony Richardson
  • Written by: Nigel Kneale, John Osborne
  • Cast: Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Mary Ure, Edith Evans

Burton is the archetypal 'angry young man' in the film version of John Osbourne's ground-breaking play. He storms his way through the dialogue, delivering blistering diatribes against the middle-classes and the world in general. Of course, much of it is dated now, but we can still tap into the passion.

Sun 27 May
Tue 29 May

Moana

Moana
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
  • Cast: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger, Rachel House, Jemaine Clement, Alan Tudyk

Moana (Carvalho) is a plucky Polynesian girl who revives the voyaging tradition of her island tribe, with the help of buffoonish demigod Maui (Johnson, exuberantly sending himself up.) The unabashed positivity is pure Disney but Bush's zingy screenplay satirises the studio's princess obsession and there's a refreshing lack of a love interest. A spirited, vividly realised and genuinely rousing adventure.

Mon 28 May

Singalong

New Town Utopia

New Town Utopia
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 20min
  • Directed by: Christopher Ian Smith

A look at purpose built towns, art and architecture.

Wed 23 May
Thu 24 May

On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach
  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Dominic Cooke
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Emily Watson

Adaptation by Ian McEwan of his own novella, in which newlyweds Eddie (Howle) and Florence (Ronan) have an unsatisfying wedding night in a Dorset hotel in the early 60s. Overwrought and underwhelming, it’s filmed with a heavy hand by theatre director Cooke, making it for self-important and unengaging viewing.

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Sun 3 Jun

Passionate Thief

  • 1960
  • 1h 46min
  • Directed by: Mario Monicelli
  • Cast: Anna Magnani, Totò, Ben Gazzara

Comic caper set against the backdrop of New Year celebrations in the Italian capital.

Sun 27 May

Piazza Vittorio

  • 2017
  • Italy
  • 1h 16min
  • Directed by: Abel Ferrara

Documentary documenting the square of the same name.

Mon 28 May

Pure Hearts

  • 2017
  • Roberto De Paolis
  • 1h 55min
  • Directed by: Roberto De Paolis
  • Cast: Selene Caramazza, Simone Liberati, Barbora Bobulova

An attraction develops between a young seventeen year old trying to rebel from her Catholic upbringing and an older security guard.

Sat 26 May

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 35min
  • Directed by: John Krasinski
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe

Lee Abbott (Krasinski), his wife Evelyn (Blunt), son (Jupe) and deaf daughter (Simmonds) live and work in an empty dystopian world in complete silence, hiding from creatures who hunt by sound. Krasinski's third film as director is a smart, weird sci-fi frightener that is beautifully simple but thoughtfully composed.

Wed 23 May

Rainbow: A Private Affair

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Paolo Taviani
  • Cast: Luca Marinelli, Lorenzo Richelmy, Valentina Bellè

Based on 1963 novel by Beppe Fenoglio.

Sat 26 May

Sheep & Wolves

  • 2016
  • Russia
  • 1h 21min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Andrey Galat, Maxim Volkov
  • Cast: Alexander Petrov, Sergey Bezrukov, Elizaveta Boyarskaya

Animation comedy from Russia about a wolf who is determined to become the leader of the pack.

Sat 26 May

Sicilian Ghost Story

Sicilian Ghost Story
  • 2017
  • Italy
  • 2h 2min
  • Directed by: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza
  • Cast: Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, Corinne Musallari

A Mafia kidnapping is retold as a supernatural fantasy.

Sun 27 May

Stories of Love That Cannot Belong to This World

  • 2017
  • Italy
  • 1h 32min
  • Directed by: Francesca Comencini
  • Cast: Lucia Mascino, Thomas Trabacchi, Valentina Bellè

Lucia Mascino (recently seen in Netflix series Suburra) plays a middle-aged woman struggling to get over a break up.

Sun 27 May

Things to Come

Things to Come
  • 2016
  • France/Germany
  • 1h 42min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mia Hansen-Løve
  • Cast: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob

Nathalie (Huppert) is a philosophy teacher whose finds herself having to soldier on as she loses her job, her mother (Scob, wonderful) and her husband over a short period of time. A poignant, wonderfully funny and elegantly crafted meditation on ageing; Huppert is simply incredible.

Tue 29 May

Veleno

  • 2017
  • 1h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Diego Olivares
  • Cast: Massimiliano Gallo, Luisa Ranieri, Salvatore Esposito

Story of a married couple whose family work as farmers on an area in the Campania region used by the Camorra to illegally dispose of toxic waste.

Tue 29 May

The Young Karl Marx

  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h 58min
  • Directed by: Raoul Peck
  • Cast: August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps

Story of the early life of Karl Marx.

Wed 23 May
Thu 24 May

Zama

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

Don Diego de Zama (Cacho) is a Spanish magistrate in 18th century South America, awaiting transfer to a more civilised place. Martel juxtaposes the ludicrous finery of the European characters against the ragged, scorching landscapes and it’s a scathing satire of colonialism as well as a subtle portrait of a man unravelling.

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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.

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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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