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MARCH 2012

TRISHNA Whose Film is it Anyway? Contemporary Japanese Auteurs The Japan Foundation’s touring programme

Fashion in Film Festival Weekender

An intoxicating exploration of costume as a form of cinematic spectacle

Dark Days

Cinema’s best doomsday scenarios

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Contents Diary 

The Artist

At the Very Last Moment – Nuit de la Glisse 3D

2–4 9 22

Bitter Seeds

8

Carnage

9

Carancho

5

The Dark Crystal The Decoy Bride A Day at the Races

13 7 27

FASHION IN FILM FESTIVAL GLASGOW WEEKENDER Arabian Nights

19

Dreams of Darkness and Colour

21

La Danseuse Orchidée

20

Moulin Rouge

20

Pink Narcissus

20

WHOSE FILM IS IT ANYWAY? The Dark Harbour

17

Dreams of a Life

9

Dear Doctor

16

Future of Hope

8

I Just Didn’t Do it

16

Geoff Dyer discusses… Stalker

11

Sleep

17

Godzilla

13

A Stranger of Mine

15

Access Take 2: Autism-Friendly Screenings

25

Cinema City

28

Film Discussion Group

26

Geek Film Night 

13

The GFT Film Quiz

26

GFT Learning

23

Glasgore: Horror/Cult Film Discussion Group

26

Late Night Classics

13

Lock Up Your Daughters 

20

Monorail Film Club

14

Psychotronic Cinema

14

Silver Screen

26

Hunky Dory

6

In Darkness

7

The Kid with a Bike

7

Killing Zoe

14

Laura

27

A Man’s Story

10

Margaret

10

Michael

5

A Night at the Opera Red Dog Robert Mugabe – What Happened?

27 6 8

Starship Troopers

13

That Sinking Feeling

28

Trishna

6

War Horse

10

Who Are You Polly Magoo?

14

The Woman in the Fifth

ALTERNATIVE CONTENT

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NT Live: Comedy of Errors

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NT Live: She Stoops to Conquer

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USEFUL INFORMATION

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Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

12

Kiss Me Deadly

12

Stalker

11

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Take 2: Free Saturday Films for Families

5

The Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire

DARK DAYS

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Diary Monday 27 February The Artist (PG) p9

14.15 / 18.30

Carnage (15) p9

16.30 / 20.45

EVENTS GMAC Café Flicker*

The Woman in the Fifth (15) p5

16.00

Dreams of a Life (12A) p9

14.00

Café Cossachok Sunday Evening Music Recitals

Geoff Dyer discusses… Stalker p11 Stalker (PG) p11

CREATE* Trongate 103 offers a wide choice of creative classes in a variety of techniques and media including print, photography, digital imaging animation, film and video. Please visit our website for more information.

The Artist (PG) p9

Gallery previews, music, and fun — T FIRS dAY monthly 6-9pm S R

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18.15 19.30

Tuesday 28 February Carnage (15) p9

16.30 / 20.40 14.30 / 18.45

The Woman in the Fifth (15) p5 Dreams of a Life (12A) p9 A Stranger of Mine (N/C 15+) p15

Wednesday 29 February

16.15 / 20.30 12.45 18.15

The Artist (PG) p9

14.15 / 18.30

Carnage (15) p9

16.30 / 20.45

The Woman in the Fifth (15) p5

16.15 / 20.30

Dreams of a Life (12A) p9

Thursday 1 March The Artist (PG) p9 Carnage (15) p9 The Woman in the Fifth (15) p5 Dreams of a Life (12A) p9 NT Live: Comedy of Errors p24

18.15 16.00 14.00 16.30 / 18.30 20.30 18.45 Continued...

*Charges may apply for some performances, workshops, classes & events.


Friday 2 March Hunky Dory (15) p6

13.30

/ 15.45

The Artist (PG) p9

/ 20.30 18.15

Friday 9 March Trishna (15) p6

13.20

14.00

16.15

/ 20.45

The Decoy Bride (CTBC) p7

Carancho (CTBC) p5

14.00

/ 18.30

The Dark Crystal (PG) p13

Hunky Dory (15) p6

13.45 / 18.10 / 20.30

The Artist (PG) p9

16.00

Michael (18) p5

14.15 / 18.30

Carancho (CTBC) p5

16.15 / 20.40

Take 2: The Muppets Take... (U) p25

11.30

Access Take 2: The Muppets Take Manhattan (U) p25

12.30

Sunday 4 March

19.45 13.30

Michael (18) p5

14.45

Carancho (CTBC) p5

12.30

Dr. Strangelove… (PG) p12

17.00

Geek Film Night: Starship Troopers (15) p13  19.30 NT Live: Comedy of Errors p24

16.00

Monday 5 March Hunky Dory (15) p6 Red Dog (PG) p6

16.00 / 20.30 13.45

/ 18.15

Michael (18) p5

14.15 / 18.30

Carancho (CTBC) p5

16.15 / 20.40

Tuesday 6 March Hunky Dory (15) p6

14.45 / 18.15 / 20.30

Red Dog (PG) p6

12.45

Michael (18) p5

15.30 / 20.45

Carancho (CTBC) p5

13.15

I Just Didn’t Do it (N/C 15+) p16

17.45

Wednesday 7 March Hunky Dory (15) p6 Red Dog (PG) p6

16.00 / 20.30 13.45

Michael (18) p5

/ 18.15

13.15

Carancho (CTBC) p5

15.30 / 20.40

Bitter Seeds (N/C 12+) p8

18.00

Horror/Cult Film Discussion Group p26

18.30

Thursday 8 March Hunky Dory (15) p6 Red Dog (PG) p6 Michael (18) p5 Carancho (CTBC) p5

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16.00

/ 20.35

Trishna (15) p6

13.20 / 15.40 / 18.00 / 20.20

Hunky Dory (15) p6

16.00 / 20.30

The Decoy Bride (CTBC) p7

13.45 / 18.15

Take 2: The Secret of Nimh (U) p25

11.30 14.20 / 16.40

Hunky Dory (15) p6

12.30

The Decoy Bride (CTBC) p7

12.20

Kiss Me Deadly (12A) p12

19.30

Margaret (15) p10

19.00

The Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire p24

Monday 12 March

15.00

Trishna (15) p6

15.00 / 20.20

Hunky Dory (15) p6

13.45 / 18.00

The Decoy Bride (CTBC) p7

16.00

Margaret (15) p10

17.20

Tuesday 13 March Trishna (15) p6

15.00 / 20.20

Hunky Dory (15) p6

13.00 / 18.00

The Decoy Bride (CTBC) p7

12.45

18.15

Margaret (15) p10

15.15

Wednesday 14 March Trishna (15) p6

15.40 / 18.00

Hunky Dory (15) p6

16.15 / 20.45

/ 20.20

16.00 / 20.30

The Decoy Bride (CTBC) p7

14.00

Robert Mugabe – What Happened? (N/C 12+) p818.30 Film Discussion Group p26

18.30

Thursday 15 March Trishna (15) p6

15.40 / 18.00 / 20.20

Hunky Dory (15) p6

13.45 / 16.00 / 20.30

Friday 16 March ☺

/ 20.50

Dear Doctor (N/C 12+) p16

The Decoy Bride (CTBC) p7

13.45 / 18.15

/ 20.30

Saturday 10 March

Trishna (15) p6

The Artist (PG) p9

/ 18.15 23.00

Sunday 11 March

Hunky Dory (15) p6

/ 18.00 / 20.20 16.00

Michael (18) p5

Saturday 3 March

/ 15.40

Hunky Dory (15) p6

In Darkness (15) p7 Trishna (15) p6

18.30 14.00 13.30

/ 17.00 / 19.55 / 16.00

Dreams of Darkness and Colour (N/C 8+) p21

/ 20.20 18.30

14.00 / 18.30

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Saturday 17 March In Darkness (15) p7

14.00 / 17.00 / 19.55

Trishna (15) p6

15.40 / 20.30

Moulin Rouge (N/C 8+) p20

13.30

La Danseuse Orchidée (N/C 8+) p20

18.00

Take 2: Asterix & Obelix... (PG) p25

11.30

Sunday 18 March

14.00 / 17.00

Trishna (15) p7

13.00 / 17.20

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (PG) p12

20.00

Arabian Nights (N/C 8+) p19

15.20 19.45

Monday 19 March In Darkness (15) p7

14.00 / 19.55

Trishna (15) p7

15.40 / 18.20

War Horse (12A) p10

17.00

Killing Zoe (18) p14

20.45

Tuesday 20 March In Darkness (15) p7

14.50 / 17.50

Trishna (15) p7

12.30 / 20.20

War Horse (12A) p10

12.45

Killing Zoe (18) p14

15.45

The Dark Harbour (N/C 12+) p17

18.10

At the Very Last Moment – Nuit de la Glisse 3D (N/C 8+) p22 In Darkness (15) p7

14.00 / 17.00 15.40 / 20.20 19.55

Future of Hope (N/C 12+) p8

Thursday 22 March

18.30

In Darkness (15) p7

14.00 / 17.00 / 19.55

Trishna (15) p7

15.40 / 18.00 / 20.20

Friday 23 March

The Kid with a Bike (12A) p7  14.45 / 16.45

/ 18.45 / 20.45

In Darkness (15) p7

/ 17.00 / 19.55

14.00

Godzilla (PG) p13

Special features

14.00 / 17.00 / 19.55 11.30

The Kid with a Bike (12A) p7

13.15 / 19.45

In Darkness (15) p7

14.20

A Man’s Story (15) p10

12.15 / 17.20

A Night at the Opera / A Day at the Races (U) p27

15.15

Monorail Film Club: Who Are You Polly Magoo? (N/C 15+) p14

19.30

Monday 26 March

The Kid with a Bike (12A) p7

14.45 / 16.45 / 20.45

In Darkness (15) p7

15.20

A Man’s Story (15) p10

13.15 / 18.20

That Sinking Feeling (PG) p28

20.30

Laura (U) p27

18.45

Tuesday 27 March

The Kid with a Bike (12A) p7  14.45 / 16.45 / 18.45 / 20.45 In Darkness (15) p7

12.30 / 19.55

A Man’s Story (15) p10

15.30 12.45

Sleep (N/C 18+) p17

Trishna (15) p7 War Horse (12A) p10

In Darkness (15) p7 Take 2: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (12A) p25

Laura (U) p27

20.45

Wednesday 21 March

The Kid with a Bike (12A) p7  14.45 / 16.45 / 18.45 / 20.45

Sunday 25 March

In Darkness (15) p7

LUYD: Pink Narcissus (18) p20

Saturday 24 March

17.50

The GFT Film Quiz p26

20.45

Wednesday 28 March The Kid with a Bike (12A) p7

14.45 / 16.45 / 18.45

In Darkness (15) p7

12.45 / 17.45

A Man’s Story (15) p10

15.40 / 20.45

Laura (U) p27

21.00

Thursday 29 March The Kid with a Bike (12A) p7

14.30 / 16.30

In Darkness (15) p7

14.50 / 19.55

A Man’s Story (15) p10

12.45 / 17.45

NT Live: She Stoops to Conquer p24

18.45

23.00

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The Woman in the Fifth La femme du Vème

Monday 27 February – Thursday 1 March Following the social realism of Last Resort and My Summer of Love, director Pawel Pawlikowski embraces his inner Polanski for this intriguing psychological thriller, a loose adaptation of the Douglas Kennedy novel. American novelist Tom (Ethan Hawke) arrives in Paris bent on reconnecting with his estranged daughter and living the bohemian life. Turned away by his wife and robbed of his belongings, he takes refuge in a seedy hotel and is offered shady employment by the fleapit’s proprietor. Having thus fallen in with ‘the wrong sort of people’, he now meets literary translator Margit (Kristin Scott Thomas), whose mysterious appearances give the first hint that the writer’s grip on reality may not be all that tight… Director Pawel Pawlikowski Cast Kristin Scott Thomas, Ethan Hawke, Joanna Kulig France/Poland/UK 2011, 1h23m, some subtitles, 15

Michael Friday 2 – Thursday 8 March The very idea of a serious film about the everyday existence of a paedophile will be enough to deter some viewers, but Markus Schleinzer’s Michael is a rigorously responsible, endlessly disquieting piece of work, acutely sensitive to issues of exploitation. The approach is almost like a forensic examination as we enter the world of Michael, a thirty-five-yearold man whose life has all the surface appearance of normality. Everything about him seems unremarkable – from his wardrobe to his working life. Everything apart from the fact that he is keeping a ten-year-old boy prisoner in his cellar. Schleinzer constantly stresses the normality of this abnormality in a thoughtful, quietly disturbing drama. GFF12 Programme notes are available in the cinema and online at www.glasgowfilm.org Director Markus Schleinzer Cast Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger, Christine Kain Austria 2011, 1h36m, subtitles, 18

Carancho Friday 2 – Thursday 8 March In Argentina, more than 120,000 people are injured and 80,000 people killed in traffic accidents every year. Each one of these incidents could bring with it a business opportunity for a ‘carancho’ (‘vulture’) like Sosa, a sleazy ambulance-chasing lawyer who scours police stations and hospitals in search of clients. Feeling somewhat trapped in his grimy profession, Sosa’s moral dilemma deepens when, staking out a car crash one day, he meets and falls for the young doctor, Luján, who attends the scene. Together they plot to escape the crooked industry by pulling off one last job only to discover an insurmountable obstacle in Sosa’s secret past… A taut noir thriller in the best James M Cain tradition, this is the latest film from Pablo Trapero (Lion’s Den), starring Argentina’s favourite leading man, Ricardo Darín (The Secret in Their Eyes). The screening on Thursday 8 March (18.30) is a GFT Screen Salon event, see p23 for full details. Programme notes are available in the cinema and online at www.glasgowfilm.org Director Pablo Trapero / Cast Martina Gusman, Ricardo Darín, Carlos Weber Argentina/Chile/France/South Korea 2010, 1h47m, subtitles, CTBC

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Hunky Dory

Red Dog

Friday 2 – Thursday 15 March

Monday 5 – Thursday 8 March

Anyone addicted to Glee will love Hunky Dory, an engaging British twist on the heartache and heartbreak of putting on a show. In the sweltering summer of 1976, drama teacher Vivienne (Minnie Driver) is in desperate need of a little Gareth Malone magic as she tries to inspire her pupils to give their all to a musical production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Shy David has been cast as Ferdinand but is distracted by his infatuation with Stella who plays Miranda. The headmaster has stepped in to play Prospero and everyone is predicting disaster. Can she snatch victory from the jaws of defeat? This is a bittersweet charmer with a soundtrack courtesy of Bowie, Nick Drake and ELO. GFF12

Australia has never seen anything quite like Red Dog. A huge, award-winning box-office hit, it has won hearts and minds all across the continent and it’s easy to see why. Based on the novel by Louis de Bernières, it is an irresistible salute to a very special dog. In 1971, a smelly, red-dust covered kelpie hitches a ride into the iron ore town of Dampier. Named Red, he selects American bus driver John (Josh Lucas) as his master and sets about becoming a legend in the area, renowned for his lengthy travels and indomitable spirit. Greyfriars Bobby had nothing on him. Told with visual panache and a soundtrack of 1970s rock this could be the feel-good film of 2012. GFF12

Director Marc Evans Cast Minnie Driver, Aneurin Barnard, Danielle Branch UK 2011, 1h49m, 15

☺ Family ticket deal: £1.00 off each ticket for a family of four Director Kriv Stenders Cast Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Noah Taylor Australia 2011, 1h31m, PG

Trishna Friday 9 – Thursday 22 March Michael Winterbottom’s bold re-imagining of Tess of the D’Urbervilles successfully translates Thomas Hardy’s Victorian classic to the heat and dust of modern India. The issues of class privilege, inequality and masculine arrogance still resonate in a film that journeys from hope to heartache as romance turns to unbearable shame. Jay (Riz Ahmed) catches sight of the beautiful Trishna (Freida Pinto) in rural Rajasthan and is instantly smitten. He offers her a job at his father’s hotel in Jaipur. He charms and seduces her but his actions show an increasing disregard for her feelings. Stunningly shot on location with a beguiling soundtrack by Shigeru Umebayashi, this is one of Winterbottom’s finest achievements. GFF12 The screening on 14 March (18.00) will be introduced by Dr David Archibald. The screening on Monday 19 March (18.20) is a GFT Screen Salon event, see p23 for full details. Programme notes are available in the cinema and online at www.glasgowfilm.org Director Michael Winterbottom / Cast Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed / UK 2012, 1h53m, some subtitles, 15

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The Decoy Bride

In Darkness

Friday 9 – Thursday 15 March

Friday 16 – Thursday 29 March

Bridget Jones meets Local Hero in this fizzy romantic confection that features a sparkling screwball comedy performance from Kelly Macdonald. Hollywood star Lara (Alice Eve) and her writer fiancé James (David Tennant) are desperate for a quiet romantic wedding far from the prying eyes of the paparazzi. The tiny Scottish island of Hegg seems ideal but the media are soon descending in their hordes. A cunning plan is devised to stage a fake wedding and throw them off the trail. Local lass Katie (Macdonald) is the decoy bride but nothing goes entirely as expected in an entertaining romp with echoes of I Know Where I’m Going. GFF12

Polish veteran Agnieszka Holland has made one of her finest films with In Darkness, an epic tale of her wartime homeland that has been selected as Poland’s Oscar submission. Based on true events, it focuses on Catholic sewer worker Leopold Socha, an instinctive anti-Semite who finds his prejudices challenged and undermined by the human suffering around him. As the Nazi persecution of the Jewish population intensifies in 1944, the rat-infested, muckencrusted, claustrophobic sewers became a rare place of refuge. The slightest hint of collaboration could have lethal consequences for Leopold and his family but opportunism turns to altruism as he provides a sanctuary in the darkness. GFF12

Director Sheree Folkson Cast Kelly Macdonald, David Tennant, Alice Eve UK 2011, 1h30m, CTBC

Director Agnieszka Holland Cast Robert Wieckiewicz, Benno Fürmann Poland/Canada/Germany/France 2011, 2h25m, subtitles, 15

The Kid with a Bike Le gamin au vélo

Friday 23 March – Thursday 5 April Cyril is an eleven-year-old boy left in a children’s home after his father decides he cannot look after him. Angry and defiant, Cyril sets out to find his father and also his beloved missing bike. His path crosses with Samantha, a woman who, in an act of generosity, buys back Cyril’s bike for him after he discovers it has been sold on by his father. The Kid with a Bike follows the relationship between Cyril and Samantha and her endeavours to prevent the volatile boy from going astray. The Dardenne Brothers prove yet again that they are masterful storytellers with this touching, but never sentimental, tale destined to captivate viewers with its impressive performances and quiet honesty. GFF12 The screening on 28 March (18.45) will be introduced by Dr David Archibald. Programme notes are available in the cinema and online at www.glasgowfilm.org Directors Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne / Cast Thomas Doret, Cécile de France Belgium/France/Italy 2011, 1h27m, subtitles, 12A: contains one use of strong language and moderate violence

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Bitter Seeds

Robert Mugabe – What Happened?

Wednesday 7 March (18.00) A billion people go to bed hungry every night, and women are often hit hardest as climate change and land grabs combine to make the global food system untenable. On the eve of International Women’s Day (8 March), the awardwinning Bitter Seeds follows a young village girl seeking truth and justice in response to her father’s death: one of the many Indian farmers who have committed suicide in recent years. But will she be vindicated?

Wednesday 14 March (18.30)

Presented by takeoneaction.org.uk which celebrates the people and movies that are changing the world. Followed by a discussion with special guest speakers, in association with Oxfam Scotland.

When Zimbabwe finally gained independence in 1980, Robert Mugabe seemed poised to lead the country through a smooth transition from white minority rule. He impressed leaders and people around the world with his intelligence and articulate speeches, and for the first fifteen years his country enjoyed growing prosperity. Fast forward to 2012. Mugabe is a controversial figure known for his ruthless response to any opposition and there is little trace of the leader that brought hope to an entire country and region. What happened? Interweaving fascinating archival footage and interviews with some of Mugabe’s closest comrades, director Simon Bright set out to piece together an answer to this question.

Director Micha X Peled USA/India 2011, 1h27m, subtitles, N/C 12+

Director Simon Bright South Africa/UK/France 2011, 1h25m, N/C 12+

Future of Hope Wednesday 21 March (18.30) In 2008, Iceland’s entire banking system collapsed in the wake of the global financial crisis. As a consequence, the country’s economic and political systems were shaken to their core. Future of Hope tells the story of how a grassroots movement decided to use the crisis as an opportunity to reinvent Icelandic society and economy around the principles of sustainable development. Can organic farming, renewable energy, and green technology be the anchors of a new economy? Can a country reinvent its model of democracy to create greater transparency and more accountability? With the emergence of the Occupy movement and the teetering of the Eurozone economies, these are issues with global resonance. The UK Green Film Festival in Glasgow takes place at GFT on 18–20 May. To find out more, please sign up for our Green Enewsletter at www.glasgowfilm.org/goinggreen. Director Henry Bateman / UK/Iceland 2010, 1h15m, N/C 12+

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DID YOU MISS? The Artist

Carnage

Monday 27 February – Sunday 4 March

Monday 27 February – Thursday 1 March

This beautiful comedy is a film buff’s dream, and a loving tribute to the early days of silent cinema. George Valentin is one of the biggest celebrities of the silent screen in 1920s Hollywood. While working the premiere of his new film, he accidentally bumps into a beautiful unknown, Peppy, and the ensuing photo op sets her on the path to unexpected fame. At first, their shared stardom is bliss for them both, but with the advent of the ‘talkies’, George refuses to adapt and fades from the limelight, while Peppy enjoys a meteoric rise through the Hollywood firmament. Programme notes are available in the cinema and online at www.glasgowfilm.org

Summoning up the sinister from beneath the veneer of normalcy has always been Polanski’s speciality, so it’s no surprise that he does a great job of putting playwright Yasmina Reza’s The God of Carnage on the screen. Following a fight between their children, two New York couples come together for a tête-à-tête. What starts as a civilised attempt at resolution turns uglier by degrees: surface niceties start to slip, revealing the anger and venality lying just underneath…

Director Michel Hazanavicius Cast Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman France/Belgium 2011, 1h40m, PG

Director Roman Polanski Cast Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz France/Germany/Spain/Poland 2011, 1h20m, 15

Dreams of a Life Monday 27 February – Thursday 1 March Nobody noticed when thirty-eight-year-old Joyce Vincent died in her bedsit above a shopping centre in North London in 2003. When her body was discovered three years later, it was surrounded with half-wrapped Christmas presents, the TV and heating still on. Newspaper reports offered few details of Joyce’s life – not even a photograph. Who was Joyce Vincent, how did she come to be so forgotten, and what kind of society is ours, that someone can fall so completely out of view? These are the questions filmmaker Carol Morley set out to answer in this powerful documentary. The screening on 29 February (18.15) will be introduced by Dr David Archibald. Director Carol Morley / Cast Zawe Ashton, Alix Luka-Cain UK 2011, 1h35m, 12A: contains brief moderate sex references and references to domestic abuse

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Margaret Sunday 11 – Tuesday 13 March

War Horse Monday 19 – Wednesday 21 March

Initially given just a single cinema release in London late last year, buzz has been building slowly but surely around this US indie following ecstatic five-star reviews in the broadsheets and reports of enthusiastic London cinephiles queuing round the block to see it. Anna Paquin (of True Blood fame) plays spoiled student Lisa Cohen who inadvertently causes a fatal traffic accident and uses the fallout to satisfy her appetite for drama.

No movie horse opera this, Spielberg brings his magic touch, sure sense of storytelling and trademark visual flair to bear on this big-screen adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s acclaimed novel. Set during the First World War, the film focuses on the friendship between a young boy called Albert and his thoroughbred Joey. When they are forcefully parted, we follow the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets. Full of stirring spectacle and poignant moments, this is a four-hankie movie-going experience.

A brilliant, sprawling drama of modern life. ***** The Guardian

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Director Kenneth Lonergan Cast Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo USA 2011, 2h30m, 15

Director Steven Spielberg Cast Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Peter Mullan, David Thewlis USA 2011, 2h27m, 12A: contains infrequent moderate battle violence

A Man’s Story Sunday 25 – Thursday 29 March Here’s a documentary profile as stylish as its subject: designer and larger-than-life fashion world figure Ozwald Boateng. Director Varon Bonicos began shooting back in 1998, when Boateng’s life was in tatters following a nasty divorce and the collapse of his tailoring business. What should have been a six-month shoot turned into a twelve-year one, and we follow as Boateng is appointed Givenchy creative director, stars in his own American reality series and marries a Russian model. Runways, parties, planes – it’s a glittery blur, with Boateng as its charismatic, hardworking centre. GFF12 Director Varon Bonicos / Cast Ozwald Boateng, Giorgio Armani UK 2010, 1h38m, 15

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DARK DAYS The economy’s bust, the climate’s on the brink, and the ancient Mayans give us to 21 December. Just last year, notable releases Melancholia, Take Shelter and Another Earth all vibrated with doom. Dark days indeed, but at GFT we figure if the world really is going to end, there’s no reason not to go out fabulously entertained. From plague and contamination to nuclear apocalypse, cinema has imagined any number of doomsday scenarios. Here are four of our favourites: whether you’re looking for a preview of coming attractions, or a few pointers for survival – all the more reason to get down here this month. P.S. Want more doom? Don’t miss our Late Night apocalypse special The Dark Crystal (see p13).

Geoff Dyer discusses Andrei Tarkovksy’s legendary film Stalker Monday 27 February (18.15) In his spellbinding new book Zona, critically-acclaimed author Geoff Dyer attempts to unlock the film that has obsessed him all his adult life. Magnificently unpredictable and hilarious, Dyer takes you on an enthralling, thought-provoking journey which will deepen your understanding of this classic film. Few books about film feel like watching a film, but this one does. Dyer captures the mystery of Stalker, he prises it open and gets its glum majesty. As a result of this book I care about Tarkovsky even more. Mark Cousins This discussion will be chaired by journalist Colin Waters. All tickets £5, or a combined ticket for the talk and screening of Stalker is £10. 45m, N/C 8+

Stalker Monday 27 February (19.30) The world has been ravaged by an unknown apocalypse, the force of the destruction is so great that reality itself has become distorted in an area known simply as ‘the Zone’. Into this eerie wasteland, a mystically gifted ‘stalker’ guides two intellectuals to a mysterious room that, it is rumoured, can make wishes come true. This is End Times as imagined by one of cinema’s greatest poets: beautiful, enigmatic, heavy on the metaphysical chat. Director Andrei Tarkovsky / Cast Anatoly Solonitsyn, Nikolai Grinko, Natasha Abramova / USSR 1979, 2h43m, subtitles, PG

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Dr. Strangelove: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Kiss Me Deadly Sunday 11 March (19.30)

Is this the way the world ends – not with a bang but with a simper? Kubrick elected to view the end of the world not as a tragedy, but as the ultimate absurdity. From a routine novel about a squadron of bombers (Red Alert), he crafted a tour-de-force of black humour in the face of the unthinkable; a chronicle, at once hilarious and frightening, of the fallout from the decision of the deranged General Jack D Ripper to deploy a bomber wing of the Strategic Air Command to drop the big one on Russia.

Film noir veers into apocalyptic sci-fi in this 1955 masterpiece which, briefly described, tracks one of the sleaziest, stupidest, most brutal detectives in American movies through a violent nocturnal labyrinth to a white-hot vision of cosmic annihilation. Credits that roll the wrong way (outrageously accompanied by orgasmic heavy breathing), a mastermind so erudite he can only speak in metaphors, code-word dropping secret agents, and a suitcase containing ‘the great whatzit’: this is a sensationally baroque, utterly deranged movie in a class of its own (just ask Quentin Tarantino, who stole all its best riffs).

Director Stanley Kubrick Cast Peter Sellers, Sterling Hayden, George C Scott UK 1964, 1h33m, PG

Director Robert Aldrich Cast Ralph Meeker, Maxine Cooper USA 1955, 1h45m, 12A: contains moderate violence

Sunday 4 March (17.00)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers Sunday 18 March (20.00) Returning home from a business trip, Dr Miles Bennell finds that his friends and patients are strangely altered: physically fine but weirdly listless, emotionless, almost drone-like. Something is terribly wrong, and as this is a B-movie from the height of the Red Scare, the answer can only be: extraterrestrial infiltration, mass mind control and the misuse of atomic energy. Unintentionally hilarious at times, though with moments of genuine creepiness and one of the greatest endings ever filmed, this was no. 9 on the American Film Institute list of greatest ever sci-fis. Remember – you could be next! Director Don Siegel / Cast Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates USA 1956, 1h20m, PG

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LATE NIGHT CLASSICS Come along to our informal late night screenings and enjoy a drink from the bar while you watch. All tickets cost £5 for students and £7 for everyone else. Plus FREE entry to NICE N SLEAZY on presentation of your ticket after each film.

The Dark Crystal

Godzilla

Friday 9 March (23.00)

Friday 23 March (23.00)

Time to get all nostalgic as we present the film that scared the bejesus out of you in your youth... Jim Henson ventured into Tolkien territory in this dark all-Muppet fantasy feature, a million miles away from the world of Kermie and Miss Piggy. The titular Crystal maintains equilibrium in a mythical kingdom. When the Crystal is broken, the evil Skeksis take over, killing off the goodguy Gelflings and enslaving everyone else. Two of the Gelflings have survived: Jen and Kira join forces to ‘heal’ the precious Dark Crystal and restore order to their world. A landmark in the fantasy genre, this film gives free rein to the imaginations of Henson, Frank Oz and British illustrator Brian Froud who later collaborated on the more gentle Labyrinth.

Godzilla (a.k.a. Gojira) is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the embodiment of an entire population’s fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning almost thirty sequels. A thrilling, tactile spectacle that continues to be a cult phenomenon, this is the original unbutchered 1954 Japanese version.

Directors Jim Henson, Frank Oz Voice Cast Stephen Garlick, Billie Whitelaw, Lisa Maxwell USA/UK 1982, 1h33m, PG

Director Ishirô Honda Cast Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada Japan 1954, 1h36m, subtitles, PG

GEEK FILM NIGHT: Mark Millar talks to Frankie Boyle

Starship Troopers Sunday 4 March (19.30)

Sci-fi master Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Total Recall) knows where we’ll be in 2319: embroiled in a violent war with a race of giant, deadly, spacedwelling insects. Hilarious, bloody and hugely satirical, cult favourite Starship Troopers follows the plucky young recruits of a fascistic military operation as they sprint into the arms of victory – or the jaws of complete annihilation... This screening will be preceded by a Q&A with comedian Frankie Boyle who has chosen this month’s film. Chaired by Mark Millar. Director Paul Verhoeven / Cast Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer USA 1997, 2h9m, 15

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Psychotronic Cinema presents

Killing Zoe

Monday 19 (20.45) & Tuesday 20 March (15.45) The directorial debut of Pulp Fiction co-writer Roger Avary is a pulsating, hyper- kinetic early 90s joyride of heavy drug use, mayhem and ultra-violence. Revolving around a bank heist gone very, very wrong, Killing Zoe was criminally underrated on release but has since garnered a serious underground cult following. Avary’s movie inhabits a genuinely demented cinematic world and finally descends into an utter bloodbath. Psychotronic Cinema presents this neglected classic on 35mm. Director Roger Avary / Cast Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy, Jean-Hugues Anglade / France/USA 1993, 1h36m, 18

Monorail Film Club presents

Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo? Sunday 25 March (19.30) If you have a taste for wacky 60s time capsules, then you’ll not want to miss this. After nearly a decade as American Vogue’s most subversive fashion photographer, William Klein made this trippy satire, a scathing and outlandish laugh at 60s fashionista France. It centres on buck-toothed American beauty Polly, who comes to Paris to model and winds up the subject of a vapid TV documentary and attracting the romantic attentions of both a TV exec and the Prince of Borodine. A surreal, decadent deconstruction of the glamour scene, it comes impeccably dressed in gorgeous high contrast black-and-white. Selected and introduced by Marie Galipienso, a friend of the Monorail Film Club. Director William Klein / Cast Sami Frey, Dorothy McGowan France 1966, 1h41m, subtitles, N/C 15+

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Whose Film is it Anyway? Contemporary Japanese AuteurS Kurosawa, Ozu, Kitano: for Western audiences, Japanese cinema is still perceived very much as a cinema d’auteur. But in Japan itself, the top-grossing titles of recent years have been generic spinoffs of TV shows, or adaptations of popular manga, video games and novels. In this climate, is it possible for a new crop of auteurs to emerge? This year’s touring programme from London’s Japan Foundation demonstrates that – fear not! – there are still plenty of exciting new directors coming on stream – ones who are eschewing safe formulas and staying true to Japan’s celebrated tradition of personal filmmaking. So here they are: the contemporary Japanese auteurs. The season is produced and organised by The Japan Foundation and supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

Ticket deal: 3 films for £15/£12 concession (£12/£9 for Cinecard holders)

A Stranger of Mine Unmei janai hito

Tuesday 28 February (18.15) Part rom-com, part action movie, part detective thriller, this genre-defying first feature from Kenji Uchida picked up three independent jury awards at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, including our favourite, the Grand Rail d’Or, given by a group of ardent cinephile railway workers. Essentially, it’s a shaggy dog story in which the events of one madcap evening are told jigsaw-style from the viewpoints of different key characters, including a responsible businessman, a private detective and a mob boss. Director Kenji Uchida / Cast Yasuhi Nakamura, Reika Kirishima, Sô Yamanaka / Japan 2005, 1h38m, subtitles, N/C 15+ Image © 2004 PFF Partner

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I Just Didn’t Do it

Soredemo boku wa yattenai Tuesday 6 March (17.45)

Dear Doctor Tuesday 13 March (18.15)

En route to a job interview, twenty-six-year-old Teppei makes a last-minute leap onto a railway carriage. His coat trapped in the closed doors, he finds himself jammed up against a schoolgirl. When he gets off at the next stop, she makes an accusation of sexual molestation, and with her word against his, Teppei is hauled off to jail. There, he refuses to do as he’s told and cop a plea, and instead proclaims his innocence – a bad move in a system that has no time for discovering the truth, only for filing paperwork. From the director of Shall we Dance?.

Soma, a recent graduate of a Tokyo medical school, is assigned to a small mountain village to assist the much-loved local doctor, Dr Ito. When a widow with a severe, terminal disease explains that she wishes to keep her condition hidden from her own family, Ito agrees to keep her ‘little secret’. He finds it easy to do so, we discover, because he has one of his own: he is in fact a conman with no medical qualifications…

Director Masayuki Suo / Cast Ryo Kase, Asaka Seto, Kôji Yamamoto Japan 2006, 2h23m, subtitles, N/C 15+ Image © 2007 Fuji Television/Altamira Pictures/Toho

Director Miwa Nishikawa Cast Tsurube Shôfukutei, Eita, Teruyuki Kagawa Japan 2009, 2h7m, subtitles, N/C 12+

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The Dark Harbour Futoko

Tuesday 20 March (18.10) Manzo is a fisherman in a small seaside community who lives and works alone, but longs for a relationship and maybe a wife. Then one evening, his life takes an unexpected turn when he finds a woman and child living in his cupboard. Instead of kicking them out, he encourages them to stay and develops a relationship with them that makes the other fishermen jealous… Quirky, deadpan comedy with echoes of Charlie Chaplin. Director Takatsugu Naito / Cast Kazuki Hiro-oka, Shinya Kote, Akaji Maro / Japan 2008, 1h41m, subtitles, N/C 12+ Image © PFF Partners

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Nemuriyusurika Tuesday 27 March (17.50) Since her rape at the age of fifteen, Kotono leads an unstable life with her daughter, Natsume, working as a masseuse and prostitute. With the money she makes, Kotono hires a private detective to find her rapist in order to slake her thirst for revenge… Equal parts revenge tale and family drama, this is an absorbing, borderlinesurreal examination of the multiple and lasting repercussions of random acts of violence. Director Katsumi Sakaguchi Cast Mariko Hirano, Aimi Kobayashi, Miyuki Komagata Japan 2011, 1h36m, subtitles, N/C 18+

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Submit a short for the UK Green Film Festival Glasgow (18–20 May) Are you a filmmaker with a passion for the natural world? For the Festival’s second year, the GFT is looking to expand its involvement with an inclusive shorts programme that has a localised relevance. Your film should: • • •

be under 20 minutes in length have been made in the last year have an environmental theme

We’re not after didacticism – the more creative you are with your ‘message’ the better. Please submit to UKGFF Glasgow, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB by Monday 19 March at 12 noon.

Booked Out Monday 12 March (20.30), GFT

Booked Out is the debut feature by Glaswegian filmmaker Bryan O’Neil. This indie comedy follows Ailidh who has two loves in this world: spying on her neighbours and writing graphic novels. The arrival of Jacob inspires Ailidh to conjure up increasingly elaborate plans to meet him. Unfortunately she finds out that she isn’t the only girl in his life. Booked Out is a story of love, life and moving on. Screening is followed by a Q&A with Bryan O’Neil and Mirren Burke. Director Bryan O’Neil / Cast Sylvia Syms, Mirren Burke, Rollo Weeks, Claire Garvey / UK 2012, 1h23m, N/C 12+


Fashion in Film Festival Glasgow Weekender: Birds of Paradise 16–18 March Fashion in Film Festival presents highlights from its third edition ‘Birds of Paradise’, an intoxicating exploration of costume as a form of cinematic spectacle. From the lavishly stylised underground films of the 1940s–1970s, to the exquisitely opulent ‘spectacle’ and Orientalist films of the silent era and Hollywood exotica of the 1940s, the programme features those films that most distinctly foreground costume, adornment and styling as vehicles of sensuous pleasure and enchantment. Including the Scottish premiere of the recently restored La Danseuse Orchidée (directed by Léonce Perret, 1928). Fashion in Film Festival’s Kinoscope Parlour will play a selection of early dance, trick and féerie films of the 1890s and 1900s on three peepshow machines in GFT’s foyer. See programme notes in the foyer for full details. Programme Curator: Marketa Uhlirova / Associate Curator: Inga Fraser Ticket deal: 3 films for £15/£12 concession (£12/£9 for Cinecard holders)

Arabian Nights Sunday 18 March (15.20) Known as the ‘Queen of Technicolor’, Maria Montez stars in this resplendent 1940s reworking of the exotic desert adventure tale so popular with cinema-goers in the 1920s. As Scheherazade, a circus dancer, Montez parades in a series of flamboyant Eastern costumes (designed by Vera West) as she attempts to evade the nefarious schemes of the caliph’s brother Kamar, played by Leif Erickson. Rawlins’s production won Oscars for Best Colour Art Direction and Best Colour Cinematography. Director John Rawlins / Cast Maria Montez, Sabu, Leif Erickson / USA 1942, 1h27m, N/C 8+ / Image courtesy of Kobal

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Moulin Rouge

La Danseuse Orchidée

Saturday 17 March (13.30)

Saturday 17 March (18.00)

Amid the illuminations of the cafés, theatres and streets of Paris – shot on location and on lavishly constructed sets at Elstree studios – German director E A Dupont tells the story of Parysia, shimmering star of the Moulin Rouge. Key for Dupont is the juxtaposition between the glamour of the stage and the stark, often vulgar, reality of the world outside. In a move which destabilises a purely voyeuristic viewing of the film, the director gives equal focus to the chorus and their audience: we see the leering gaze of the gentlemen patrons of the music hall as much as the exotic dance routines on stage. The film’s translation of a theatrical spectacle into a screen spectacle displays Dupont’s cinematographic virtuosity as a director. With live piano accompaniment.

La Danseuse Orchidée represents an emerging genre of film that asserted the cultural internationalism of the new post-war generation and defined the ‘modern’ through dance, costume and décor. American actor Ricardo Cortez plays the lead opposite Louise Lagrange in this story of dramatic intrigue surrounding an exotic dancer known as ‘The Orchid’ and the man who loves her. This new restoration by Pathé Gaumont provides a rare glimpse into the exquisite European melodramas of the silent era. With live piano accompaniment.

Director E A Dupont Cast Olga Tschechowa, Eve Gray, Jean Bradin UK 1928, 1h30m, N/C 8+, silent / Image courtesy of BFI

Director Léonce Perret Cast Ricardo Cortez, Louise Lagrange Costumes Maison Boué Soeurs France 1928, 2h, N/C 8+, silent Image courtesy of Gaumont Pathé

Pink Narcissus Sunday 18 March (19.45) With experience in still photography and stage costume design, but no training in film whatsoever, Bidgood shot Pink Narcissus on the cheap in the confines of his bedroom, using Bolex cameras with 8mm Kodachrome and eventually 16mm Ektachrome stock. It took over seven years to make and the result is an epic and bold work. A series of homoerotic fantasies, the film’s singular aesthetic is at once highly camp and deliberately trashy, yet moving and stunningly beautiful. Its charming naivety evokes early film pioneers such as Méliès or de Chomón and, like them, Bidgood was heavily invested in fabricating his own elaborate sets and costumes, as well as his own universe of solutions and tricks. Sadly, the film was not edited by the artist himself who had, by the early 1970s, lost creative control of his mesmerising footage. This screening will be introduced by Michael Gillespie, writer and critic for Across the Arts. In association with Lock Up Your Daughters Director James Bidgood / Cast Bobby Kendall, Don Brooks Costume and set design James Bidgood USA 1971, 1h11m, 18

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Dreams of Darkness and Colour Friday 16 March (18.30) This programme explores the role of costume in several silent cinema journeys into darkness, all of which are executed in colour. With live piano accompaniment.

The Red Spectre (Le spectre rouge)

Directors Segundo de Chomón, Ferdinand Zecca / Costumes and sets Segundo de Chomón / France 1907 (Stencil-coloured)

In a dark cavern a devil-like magician performs a series of tricks, putting to great use his magnificent cloak.

The Pillar of Fire (La danse du feu)

Director Georges Méliès / Cast Jeanne d’Alcy / Costumes and sets Georges Méliès / France 1899 (Hand-coloured)

Based on H Rider Haggard’s novel She, a demon conjures a woman wearing a voluminous white dress who performs a dance à la Loïe Fuller.

The Butterflies (Le farfalle)

Director Unknown / Italy 1907 (Tinted and hand-coloured)

Geishas dance and play with a butterfly woman whom they have imprisoned in a cage. Her lover comes to rescue her, only to be killed by the group. A butterfly revenge ensues.

Rapsodia satanica

Director Nino Oxilia / Cast Lyda Borelli, Andrea Habay, Ugo Bazzini / Alba’s gowns by Mariano Fortuny / Italy 1915 (Tinted and stencil-coloured)

A prime example of the diva genre, Rapsodia satanica is a masterpiece of silent Italian cinema. It features Lyda Borelli as Alba d’Oltrevita in a Faustian tale of a woman’s search for eternal youth and worldly pleasures. The most persistent themes punctuating the film are Alba’s narcissism and her manipulation of a thin, diaphanous veil in scenes of seduction, reflection and melancholy. The veil assumes a life of its own as it is moulded and layered over her face and body, producing an ethereal, phantasmic effect made even more striking by the use of colour.

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At the Very Last Moment – Nuit de la Glisse 3D Tuesday 20 March (20.45) This year Nuit de la Glisse is exploring a new dimension: depth. 3D has finally arrived to enhance the adventure, taking the audience deeper into the action and allowing them to share the riders’ sensations. Witness downhill mountain biking from the Lapierre Team in Chamonix, street skateboarding in Annecy from Joris Brichet, wingsuiting and speed riding through the Mont Blanc massif and big wave surfing from Garrett McNamara, as he eyes up the biggest wave ever surfed in Portugal. The film starts with the best action clips from the Nuit de la Glisse archive, before diving into a new era of extreme sports. Featuring Scotland’s own Danny MacAskill. £1.50 on top of ticket prices 1h20m, N/C 8+

The Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema Friday 16th March Sunday 18tth March 2012

Image: Courtesy of Photoplay Productions Falkirk Community Trust Registered Charity No. SC042403

A galaxy of stars. Three jam-packed days. One unique cinema. It’s back! Scotland’s only silent film festival returns for a very special weekend of classic and rare silent movies in Bo’ness. The Hippodrome cinema is 100 years old this year and we’re celebrating with live performances by internationally renowned musicians and special events for all the family. Tickets now on sale. follow us on @FalkirkCultural 10 Hope Street, Bo’ness, EH51 0AA Box Office: 01324 506850

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Learning at GFT

We offer regular courses and events at GFT for people who want to discover more about film. If you’d like to be kept up to date, register online at www.glasgowfilm.org to receive the GFT enewsletter. For more information about courses visit www.glasgowfilm.org/theatre/courses.

The Films of Pedro Almodóvar Tuesday 3 April – Tuesday 8 May (18.00–20.00)

Course Level 2: (Furthering knowledge / Developing critical engagement) The perfect opportunity for those who have perhaps previously undertaken our Contemporary Cinema Course, and now wish to further develop their critical skills and widen their knowledge of film history. Using the acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar as a case study, this course will examine how his filmmaking style has evolved over the years and the various contexts in which his films can be understood. The course will also engage with key writings on Almodóvar’s body of work. Places limited to sixteen. The course comprises three films and three seminars (18.00–20.00) in the GFT Learning space. Films will be in early evening slots but exact times may vary. Film titles to be announced. The course costs £43/£38.

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GFT Screen Salons Thursday 8 March (18.30): Carancho (CTBC) Monday 19 March (18.20): Trishna (15) GFT Screen Salons are a series of illustrated introductions by local film critics or academics, before screenings of films from our main programme. After setting the scene, our speaker stays on to lead a post-screening discussion in our café-bar. The salons are an informal learning initiative, run along the lines of a reading group, but for film. They’re a great way of meeting other film fans, and sharing your love of cinema. GFT Screen Salons are included in the standard film ticket price.

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ALTERNATIVE CONTENT Live broadcast

NT Live: Comedy of Errors Thursday 1 March (doors open 18.45, curtain up 19.00), 3h Two sets of twins separated at birth collide in the same city without meeting for one crazy day, as multiple mistaken identities lead to confusion on a grand scale. Shakespeare’s furiously paced comedy will be staged in a contemporary world into which walk three prohibited foreigners who see everything for the first time. Lenny Henry plays Antipholus of Syracuse. There will be an encore pre-recorded screening on Sunday 4 March (14.00). Tickets: £15 / £10 to CineCard holders for the live screening on Thursday 1 March and £12 / £8 for the pre-recorded screening on Sunday 4 March

Live broadcast

NT Live: She Stoops to Conquer Thursday 29 March (doors open 18.45, curtain up 19.00), 3h Hardcastle, a man of substance, looks forward to acquainting his daughter with his old pal’s son with a view to marriage. But thanks to playboy Lumpkin, he’s mistaken by his prospective son-in-law Marlow for an innkeeper, his daughter for the local barmaid... Misdemeanours multiply, love blossoms, mayhem ensues. One of the great, generous-hearted and ingenious comedies of the English language, Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer offers a celebration of chaos, courtship and the dysfunctional family. Tickets: £15 / £10 to CineCard holders

Live broadcast

The Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire Sunday 11 March (doors open 14.45, curtain up 15.00), 4h10m A sumptuous ballet in three acts based on a script by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, loosely based on the long poem by Lord Byron. This swashbuckling romantic tale of the rescue of a beautiful slave from her tyrannical master by a handsome pirate contains some of ballet's most famous individual passages. Medora, a young Greek girl, is sold to Pasha by a slave dealer. The pirate Conrad seizes Medora and declares his love for her. But Conrad's jealous right-hand-man sends Medora back to the slave dealer, who again sells her to Pasha... Tickets: £15 / £10 to CineCard holders

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Glasgow Young Scot or Kidz Card holders and an accompanying adult get in FREE! All other tickets at GFT are £4.00. Each child’s ticket admits one adult free of charge. Take 2 screenings are held at both GFT and Cineworld Parkhead. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied. For full film details, please pick up a leaflet in the foyer. Take 2 screenings start promptly at 11.30am. Free tickets are only issued on the day of the screening.

Free Family Films

The Muppets Take Manhattan U Saturday 3 March 11.30am (1h30m) Kermit and his friends head to Broadway!

The Secret of Nimh U

Saturday 10 March 11.30am (1h22m) A brave mouse must travel far to save her family.

Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra PG

Saturday 17 March 11.30am (1h48m) Asterix and Obelix go to Egypt to build a palace for Cleopatra.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 12A Saturday 24 March 11.30am (2h10m) Will Harry finally destroy the dark lord?

12A: contains moderate threat, injury detail and language

Audio described and captioned at 11.30am GFT screening only.

Mr Popper’s Penguins PG

Saturday 31 March 11.30am (1h34m) A bunch of penguins turn Mr Popper’s world upside down. Audio described and captioned at 11.30am GFT screening only.

Access Take 2: Autism-Friendly Screenings

Access Take 2 screenings are for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families, and are also suitable for any child with any disability who would enjoy seeing a film in a ‘low sensory environment’. The films have no subtitles, the volume is turned down, the house lights left on low, and children can make noise and move around. The screenings will take place on the first Saturday of each month at 12.30pm. Take 2 terms and conditions apply, see above for details. If you have any queries call Paul at GFT Learning on 0141 352 8613.

Next Access Take 2 Screenings:

The Muppets Take Manhattan U

Saturday 3 March, 12.30 (1h30m)

Hop U

Saturday 7 April, 12.30 (1h35m)

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Our Access Take 2 Autism-Friendly screenings are sponsored by The Wee Curry Shop in association with a New Arts Sponsorship Grant supported by the Scottish Government in conjunction with Arts & Business Scotland. As well as being the proud Sponsor of GFT’s Access Take 2 screenings, The Wee Curry Shop also supports the National Autistic Society Scotland. On the last Sunday of every month The Wee Curry Shop in Byres Road (0141 339 1339) offers an exquisite two-course lunch for £10, the full amount going to the National Autistic Society Scotland. Enjoy traditional Indian home cooking, using the freshest of Scottish ingredients, in a cosy and relaxing family friendly atmosphere with fabulous staff. The Wee Curry Shop is also at 7 Buccleuch Street (0141 353 0777) – very enticing for a trip before or after a film at GFT.

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Silver Screen

Every Tuesday at 12.45pm GFT programmes films for our more discerning viewers! All tickets are £4

Dreams of a Life 12A

War Horse 12A

Red Dog PG

Laura U

Tuesday 28 February (12.45) - see page 9 Tuesday 6 March (12.45) - see page 6

Tuesday 20 March (12.45) - see page 10 Tuesday 27 March (12.45) - see page 27

The Decoy Bride CTBC

Tuesday 13 March (12.45) - see page 7

Regulars

Glasgore: Horror/Cult Cinema Discussion Group

Wednesday 7 March (18.30), GFT’s Balcony Bar, Free Meet on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss horror and cult cinema. Meet other genre fans in a friendly atmosphere to exchange thoughts and opinions about your favourite flicks. Discuss anything from giallo to exploitation to modern independent films!

Film Discussion Group

Wednesday 14 March (18.30), GFT’s Balcony Bar, Free This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the upstairs bar at GFT to discuss both blockbusters and arthouse movies. Come along to chat about recent releases with other film lovers.

The GFT Film Quiz

Tuesday 27 March (20.45), Café Cosmo, tickets are £1.50 per person Test your knowledge of film trivia against our ‘experts’ during a great evening of movie facts and fun. Maximum of four per team.

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happy birthday chico! A Night at the Opera / A Day at the Races Sunday 25 March (15.15) Remember in Hannah and Her Sisters when Woody Allen’s character hits rock bottom and decides he can’t go on in a godless universe? What is it that persuades him life is worth living? A Marx Brothers matinee screening! Because the Marx Brothers can in fact save your life, we never need an excuse to screen their films. But this month we have one anyway: were he alive today, Thursday 22 March would be Chico’s 125th birthday. Groucho had the moustache and the quips, Harpo was the endearing clown, but lowlife cross-talking straight man Chico will forever be the favourite Brother of anyone with an infantile penchant for pointless destruction (or a gambling addiction). Here’s a double bill of two of the Brothers’ finest: A Night at the Opera (1935) followed by A Day at the Races (1937). Happy Birthday Chico! All tickets £12/£10 Director Sam Wood / Cast The Marx Brothers / USA 1935/37, 1h36m/1h51m, U

New Digital Print

Laura

Monday 26 – Wednesday 28 March Who could possibly want to kill Gene Tierney’s lovely, beguiling Laura? That’s what New York detective Dana Andrews must discover as his growing fascination with the dead woman colours his investigation and his assessment of the suspects, including smarmy Southern playboy Vincent Price, waspish columnist Clifton Webb and shifty aunt Judith Anderson. Otto Preminger’s Oscarwinning murder mystery helped to define the dark shadows of the film noir genre and remains a witty, haunting study of romantic obsession that unfolds to the unforgettable music of David Raskin. This is a true classic that deserves to be seen back on the big screen. GFF12 Director Otto Preminger / Cast Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Vincent Price USA 1944, 1h25m, U

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Cinema City screening

That Sinking Feeling Monday 26 March (20.30) In his first feature (independently produced on a risibly small budget), Bill Forsyth successfully captured the subversively ironic optimism of the Glasgow streets and somehow managed to combine it with the goodhumoured charm of the best Ealing comedies. It’s a street-smart fairy tale about a group of unemployed teenagers embarking, enthusiastically but incompetently, on a big heist, and is played with such relish by members of the Glasgow Youth Theatre that it’s guaranteed to win over any audience within minutes. Director Bill Forsyth / Cast Tom Mannion, Eddie Burt, Robert Buchanan / UK 1980, 1h33m, PG

Seat Dedications D62 I193 J219 J221 J248 J249 J32 K1 K277 K278 K30 K31

John Brown Inksters Solicitors In Loving Memory of Andrew, Nan and Anne Crawford Willie & Isabel Morrison “Tokyo Olympiad” 1965 In Memory Of Miriam Gerber, film enthusiast at GFT Vera Livinstone A Film Lover In loving memory of Patsy Leishman. She loved Glasgow. Jacqueline Hilley, our ever shining star Robert G Tedford Ronni Richards In memory of Nancy Dangerfield, film enthusiast. Helen and Laura Antebi

L2 L3 L30 L31 L32 L282 L285 L310 M315 M316 M337 M338 N3

Jean Morton, nee Singleton. From her family to Kathryn Mary Singleton Kerr John Gerrard and Margaret Mackay, GFT fans Leo - enjoy with friends & family from Nonna & Pappa Leckie. Max - enjoy with friends & family from Nonna & Pappa Leckie. Stuart Wilson In loving memory of Mary Spence In loving memory of Stewart Maclean, filmgoer at the Cosmo Kenny Macleod For my father, Matthew Harvie National Pop League Marguerite and Desmond Morrow Drew Scott

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N341 N347 N357 N363 N364 O363 O386 O393 O394 WS-C1 WS-C1 WS-C1 WS-C1 Ushers’ Seat

Elsie Freer Robert Innes James McCluskey - chic Derek Fletcher Yours Always, C John McDonald Miller John McDonald Miller Park Film Society Park Film Society In memory of Alice Atkinson, founding member of the Glasgow Group of the Humanist Society of Scotland. For Willy Slavin a.k.a Barry Norman From the McCormick Family and Mary In loving memory of Dan Buglass “We’ll always have Paris” June xxx Ray McKenzie Ben C G McGuigan

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Useful Information Box Office Opening Hours

Sunday to Friday from 12 noon Saturday from 11am Box Office closes 15 mins after start of final film.

Ticket Prices

Unless otherwise stated: Full: £7 Concessions: £5.50 CineCard holders £1 off every screening all tickets £4.00 free but ticketed events non-standard ticket price, listed under event £1.50 on top of ticket prices ☺ Family ticket offer available (see below)

Gift Vouchers

Available from Box Office.

Mailing List

Join our mailing list for £6.50 per year and receive this guide delivered to your home.

Free Enewsletter

Receive regular bulletins of films and activities at GFT, visit www.glasgowfilm.org to subscribe.

Café Cosmo

Café Cosmo is open: Sunday to Friday from 12noon Saturday from 11am Café Cosmo closes 15 mins after start of final film.

Concessions apply to children (under 16), full-time students, over-60s, Jobseekers Allowance or Income Support recipients, and registered disabled people. Please produce proof of eligibility when purchasing or collecting tickets. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please note that late entry to the cinema for ticket holders is at the discretion of the manager. Cinema management reserve the right of admission and their decision is final. Programme may be subject to change.

CineCard

For a single annual payment of £30, receive 4 free tickets and £1 off every screening. Join at Box Office or visit www.glasgowfilm.org.

Saver Tickets

See 5 films for £32.50 / £25 Tickets valid for 3 months

Family Tickets

Comes in combinations of 4 tickets, which should include at least 1 adult and 2 children with the fourth ticket being of either type. Gives you a discount of £1 per ticket on the total price. Full details found online.

Advance Booking

Online: www.glasgow.film.org Phone: during Box Office hours call (0141) 332 6535 (at busy times you will be asked to leave a contact number). A £1.50 booking charge is made for each transaction online or by phone.

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GFT’s licensed bar serves excellent home made soup, sandwiches and snacks until 5pm. Drinks may be taken into the cinema – just ask for a ‘take-in’ container.

Website

www.glasgowfilm.org Features further information on the programme and ticket booking along with ‘Extras’ including programme notes, trailers, and footage of GFT events.

Certification

Films awaiting BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) certification are marked ‘CTBC’ (check the website or call the box office for upto-date information). Films not being certified by the BBFC are marked N/C and accompanied by an age recommendation i.e. N/C 15 + (suitable for ages 15 and older, no-one under 15 will be admitted).

Events, Conferences & Private Hires

A unique venue for a large variety of events. Contact our Manager on (0141) 352 8603 or email dutymanager@ glasgowfilm.org

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Access Information

GFT accepts the CEA Card (www.ceacard.co.uk). With the exception of the Balcony Bar and Education Room all public areas of the GFT are fully accessible to people using wheelchairs. Toilet facilities for wheelchair users are available on the ground floor. We have a lift to Cinema 1 for customer use. We can offer an infrared sound facility for the hearing-impaired (please ask at Box Office for a head set). There is disabled badge holders’ parking to the rear of the building in Cambridge Street. If you are a wheelchair user, please inform Box Office when booking. Guide dogs are welcome at GFT. Please contact our Manager (0141) 352 8603 or email dutymanager@glasgowfilm.org with your specific access enquiries.

GFT Accessible Programme

GFT offers both Audio Description and captioning on selected titles and selected screenings in Cinema 1 only. Audio Description is a service for partially sighted or blind people (AD headphones are available to collect from Box Office when you pick up your tickets prior to the film screening). Captioning is a service for the hearingimpaired or deaf who rely on subtitling to enable them to follow the film’s dialogue.

Getting Here

It’s easy to find us. We’re right in the city centre just off Sauchiehall Street. By Subway: Nearest subway is Cowcaddens. Leave the station and turn right, then right again turning left onto Rose Street. The GFT is a short walk from here. www.spt.co.uk/subway By Bus: Local bus services stop close to the cinema. www.spt.co.uk By Train: Glasgow city centre is served by both Central and Queen Street Stations. www.nationalrail.co.uk Car Parking: Closest public parking is the supervised 24 hour multi-storey car park in Cambridge Street. Parking after 6pm costs £1.50. There is limited on street metered parking. Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB Glasgow Film Theatre (known as GFT) is a charity registered in Scotland, No. SCO05932.

Forthcoming Accessible Screenings Carnage (15)

Monday 27 February – Thursday 1 March, all screenings Tuesday 28 February (18.45)

War Horse (12A)

Monday 19 – Wednesday 21 March, all screenings Monday 19 (17.00) & Tuesday 20 March (12.45)

Take 2: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (12A) Saturday 24 March (11.30)

Take 2: Mr Popper’s Penguins (PG) Saturday 31 March (11.30)

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Due to circumstances beyond our control, occasionallyFSC we are to provide PUREunable POR Green Whiteout these accessible screenings. You are advised to check with Box Office.

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THE ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN SCOTLAND April 13�19, GFT

The always popular Italian Film Festival enjoyed a hugely successful year in 2011 with sell-out screenings and a special focus on the career of actor Toni Servillo. The 2012 Festival promises a selection of some of the finest recent Italian films including Daniele Luchetti's Cannes triumph La Nostra Vita/Our Life (featuring a gutsy award-winning performance from Elio Germano), plus restored and re-discovered gems from the past and a chance to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Italian maestro Michelangelo Antonioni with a special screening of his first colour film Red Desert (1964) starring Richard Harris and Monica Vitti. A full programme of screenings and events will be available in March. Viva il cinema Italiano!

For more information please visit www.italianfilmfestival.org.uk


GFT March 2012 brochure