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JAN / FEB 2011

BLACK SWAN Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Premieres, previews and special events

The King’s Speech NEDS

GLASGOW FILM THEATRE

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Glasgow Youth Film Festival 6 – 16 February 2011 Muvizu presents: Glasgow Youth Film Festival, one of Europe’s most innovative film festivals for young audiences. It returns with an exciting range of film premieres, workshops and special events taking place at GFT and other venues citywide. As well as showcasing films from around the world, the Festival includes UK and Scottish premieres, the latest anime releases, special family events and competitions. Tickets are on sale now. For the full GYFF line-up and to book tickets visit www.glasgowfilm.org/festival/GYFF.

one minute movie competition Have you got what it takes to make a 60-second movie masterpiece? Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2011 is now taking entries for its annual One Minute Movie Competition in association with Chew TV. The competition is open to anyone in Scotland aged 14 to 19. This year the judges are looking for entries about the best-kept secrets in your neighbourhood. It can be about your friends’ favourite place to hang out, a childhood memory or anything unique to where you live. We’re looking for all kinds of films: comedies, dramas, animations, documentaries, mixed-genre… The most imaginative and creative films will be rewarded with special prizes. One of the prizes will be an Alienware Laptop (worth £800), kindly supplied by Muvizu for Best Individual Film. Other prizes thanks to BAFTA in Scotland. Completed entries must be uploaded to Chew TV website by Tuesday 1 February 2011 before 6pm. For details on how to enter, plus terms and conditions, visit www.glasgowfilm.org/festival/oneminute.

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Contents Diary 

3–5

Abel

16

Animations for Families 

15

BBFC Film and Games Classification Masterclass  17 The Be All and End All 

17

Beastie

21

Biutiful Black Swan

22

Soul Boy

17

The Switchboard Operator 

23

The Thorn in the Heart

8

To Catch a Thief

13

The Ugly Ducking

18 7

9

Wasted on the Young

22

9

The Way Back

10

The Book of Masters

15

Boudu Saved From Drowning

13

Boy

16

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

12

Casablanca

12

Chico & Rita

7

Dancing Dreams

21

Days of Harvest

20

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

19

Eleanor’s Secret

18

Enemies of the People

10

Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight...

19

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec 18 Get Low

12

GFF11: Surprise Film

31

Heartbeats

20

It Happened One Night

13

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

8

The King’s Speech

8 19

Loose Cannons

6

Lord of the Flies

21

Make Believe

16

Mammoth

7

Mean Girls

24

Music Video Showcase

20

NEDS

9

Oldboy

24

An Ordinary Execution

23

Son of Babylon

Waiting For Superman

Blue Valentine

King of Thorn

Ride, Rise, Roar 

6

Paul

15

Payday

23

Peeping Tom

13

Rabbit Hole

10

Repo Man

24

6

West is West

22

Fat City

14

Heartworn Highways

14

The Last Picture Show

14

Wise Blood

14

Caligula

11

Class Concert/Giselle 

11

Don Quixote

11

NT Live: Fela!

11

NT Live: Frankenstein

11

NT Live: King Lear

11

NT Live: The Cherry Orchard

11

Access Take 2

25

Film Discussion Group

28

GFT Learning

26

Horror/Cult Film Discussion Group

28

Late Night Classics

24

Monorail Film Club

23

Psychotronic Cinema

23

The GFT Film Quiz

28

Silver Screen

12

HEARtWORN HIGHWAYS: CINEMATIC AMERICANA

LiVE EVENTS

GFT REGULARS

Take 2: Free Saturday Films for Families

USEFUL INFORMATION

25 29–30

2 for 1 tickets

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Friday 31 December 2010

Sunday 9 January

Saturday 1 January 2011

The Way Back (12A) p6

Sunday 2 January

Fat City (N/C 15+) p14

CLOSED – HAPPY NEW YEAR

The King’s... (12A) p8

15.00 / 20.15

Waiting For Superman (PG) p7

CLOSED – HAPPY NEW YEAR The Way Back (12A) p6

13.00 / 15.30 / 18.00 / 20.30

14.30 / 19.30

Peeping Tom (15) p13

17.15

17.45

Monday 10 January The King’s... (12A) p8

13.00 / 15.30 / 18.00 / 20.30

Loose Cannons (12A) p6

15.15 / 20.00

The Way Back (12A) p6

An Ordinary Execution (12A) p6

13.00 / 17.45

Waiting For Superman (PG) p7

Monday 3 January The Way Back (12A) p6

12.30 / 17.30 / 20.15

Peeping Tom (15) p13

15.15

14.30 / 20.15

Tuesday 11 January The King’s Speech (12A) p8

16.00 / 20.45

The Thorn in the Heart (PG) p8

An Ordinary Execution (12A) p6

16.00 / 20.30

Waiting For Superman (PG) p7

15.00 / 18.00

Peeping Tom (15) p13

20.40

Loose Cannons (12A) p6

15.45 / 20.15

An Ordinary Execution (12A) p6

13.30 / 18.00

Chico & Rita (15) p7

12.45

Wednesday 5 January The Way Back (12A) p6

13.00 / 20.15

Peeping Tom (15) p13

15.45

Loose Cannons (12A) p6

13.45 / 18.15

An Ordinary Execution (12A) p6

16.00 / 20.30

Chico & Rita (15) p7

18.00

Horror/Cult Film Discussion Group p28

Thursday 6 January

18.30

The Way Back (12A) p6

15.15 / 20.15

Peeping Tom (15) p13

13.00 / 18.00

Loose Cannons (12A) p6

15.45

An Ordinary Execution (12A) p6

13.15 / 18.15

Chico & Rita (15) p7

20.40

Friday 7 January The King... (12A) p8 13.00

/ 18.00 / 20.30

Mammoth (15) p7

12.30

/ 17.40

The Way Back (12A) p6

15.00

/ 20.15

Saturday 8 January The King’s... (12A) p8 

14.30 / 20.15

The Way Back (12A) p6 Take 2: Cats & Dogs... (U) p25 Access T2: Cats & Dogs... (U) p25

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The King’s... (12A) p8

13.00 / 15.30 / 18.00 / 20.30

The Way Back (12A) p6

15.45 / 20.15

The Thorn in the Heart (PG) p8

13.45 / 18.15

Film Discussion Group p28

17.30 11.30

18.30

Thursday 13 January The King’s Speech (12A) p8

13.00 / 15.30 / 20.30

The Way Back (12A) p6

15.00 / 17.45

NT Live: Fela! p11

18.45

Friday 14 January It’s Kind of a Funny Story (12A) p8 13.30 / 15.45  / 18.30 / 20.40 The King’s Speech (12A) p8 

13.00 /15.30 / 18.00 / 20.30

Old Boy (18) p24

23.00

Saturday 15 January

It’s Kind of a Funny Story (12A) p8  The King’s... (12A) p8

Sunday 16 January It’s Kind of a Funny... (12A) p8 The King’s... (12A) p8

It’s Kind of a... (12A) p8 Payday (18) p23

11.30 13.30 / 15.45 / 20.40

13.00 / 15.30 / 18.00 / 20.30 18.00

Monday 17 January The King’s... (12A) p8

13.30 / 15.45 / 18.30 / 20.40

13.10 / 15.30 / 18.00 / 20.35

Wise Blood (15) p14

13.00 / 15.30 / 18.00 / 20.35

Mammoth (15) p7

12.45

Wednesday 12 January

Take 2: Thunderpants (PG) p25 / 15.30

15.30 / 18.00 / 20.30 13.15 / 18.10

13.30 / 18.15

The Way Back (12A) p6

17.30

The Way Back (12A) p6

Loose Cannons (12A) p6

Tuesday 4 January

12.30

13.30 / 15.45 / 20.40

13.00 / 15.30 / 18.00 / 20.30 18.30

12.30

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Tuesday 18 January It’s Kind of a Funny... (12A) p8

13.30 / 15.45 / 18.30

Payday (18) p23

20.45

The King’s Speech (12A) p8

15.30 / 20.30

It Happened One Night (PG) p13

12.45

Wednesday 19 January It’s Kind of a Funny... (12A) p8

13.30 / 15.45 / 20.40

The King’s Speech (12A) p8

13.00 / 15.30 / 20.30

It Happened One Night (PG) p13

18.00

Thursday 20 January It’s Kind of a Funny... (12A) p8 The King’s... (12A) p8

13.30 / 15.40 / 17.50

13.00 / 15.30 / 18.00 / 20.15

Ride, Rise, Roar (N/C 15+) p23

20.30

Black... (15) p9

12.45 13.45

/ 15.15

/ 17.45 / 20.15

/ 16.00

/ 18.15 / 20.30

Saturday 22 January NEDS (18) p9

12.45 / 15.15 / 17.45 / 20.15

Black Swan (15) p9

13.45 / 16.00 / 18.15 / 20.30

Take 2: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG) p2511.30 14.00

/ 19.45

Black Swan (15) p9

19.15

To Catch a Thief (PG) p13

13.15

Class Concert/Giselle p11

15.45

The Last Picture Show (15) p14

17.00

Monday 24 January NEDS (18) p9

Black Swan (15) p9

12.45 / 15.15 / 17.45

13.45 / 16.00 / 18.15 / 20.30

Boudu Saved From Drowning (PG) p13

Tuesday 25 January NEDS (18) p9

Black Swan (15) p9

20.15

15.15 / 17.45 / 20.15

13.45 / 16.00 / 18.15

12.45 / 15.15 / 17.45

13.45 / 16.00 / 18.15 / 20.30

Friday 28 January Biutiful (15) p9

14.00

/ 17.00 / 20.00

NEDS (18) p9

13.15

Black Swan (15) p9

15.45

Repo Man (18) p24

/ 18.00 / 20.30 23.00

Saturday 29 January Biutiful (15) p9

14.00 / 17.00 / 20.00

NEDS (18) p9

15.30 / 20.15

Black Swan (15) p9

13.15 / 18.00 11.30

Sunday 30 January Biutiful (15) p9

14.15

NEDS (18) p9

13.00 / 17.45

Black Swan (15) p9

15.30

Heartworn Highways (N/C 15+) p14

17.15

GFF11: Surprise Film (12A) p31

20.00

Monorail: The Switchboard Operator (18) p23 19.30

Sunday 23 January NEDS (18) p9

NEDS (18) p9

Black Swan (15) p9

Take 2: The Red Balloon... (PG) p25

Friday 21 January NEDS (18) p9

Thursday 27 January

/ 20.30

Boudu Saved From Drowning (PG) p13

12.45

The GFT Film Quiz p28

20.45

Monday 31 January Biutiful (15) p9

14.00 / 17.00 / 20.00

NEDS (18) p9

15.30 / 20.15

Black Swan (15) p9

13.15 / 18.00

Tuesday 1 February Biutiful (15) p9

14.45 / 20.00

NEDS (18) p9

13.15 / 18.00

Black Swan (15) p9

15.45 / 20.30

Enemies of the People (N/C 15+) p10 12.45

Wednesday 2 February

/ 17.45

Biutiful (15) p9

14.30 / 17.30

NEDS (18) p9

15.30 / 20.15

Black Swan (15) p9

13.15 / 18.00

Enemies of the People (N/C 15+) p10

20.30

Horror/Cult Film Discussion Group p28

18.30

Wednesday 26 January

Thursday 3 February Biutiful (15) p9

14.30

Black Swan (15) p9

NEDS (18) p9

13.15 / 18.00

Black Swan (15) p9

15.45 / 20.30

NEDS (18) p9

12.45 / 15.15 / 20.15

13.45 / 16.00 / 18.15 / 20.30

Boudu Saved From Drowning (PG) p13

Special features

£4.00 tickets

18.15

NT Live: King Lear p11

Free events

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Special ticket price

18.45 Captioned films

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Friday 4 February Rabbit Hole (12A) p10

16.00

Blue... (ctbc) p10

15.20

Biutiful (15) p9

/ 21.00

/ 17.50 / 20.20 13.00

/ 18.00

Boy (N/C 15+) p16

20.30

Mean Girls (12) p24

23.00

Saturday 12 February Rabbit Hole (12A) p10

16.45 / 18.45 / 20.45

Saturday 5 February

Make Believe (N/C 8+) p16 BBFC Film and Games... (N/C 15+) p17

14.45

Blue... (ctbc) p10

Soul Boy (N/C 12+) p17

16.30

The Be All And End All (15) p17

18.00

Rabbit Hole (12A) p10

14.00 / 16.00 / 21.00

13.00 / 15.20 / 17.50 / 20.20

Biutiful (15) p9

18.00

Take 2: Tinker Bell... (U) p25

11.30

Access T2: Tinker Bell... (U) p25

12.30

Sunday 6 February

The Extraordinary Adventures... (N/C 12+) p1820.30 Take 2: Vicky the Viking (N/C 5+) p25

Rabbit Hole (12A) p10

13.30 / 20.30

Blue Valentine (ctbc) p10

12.50 / 20.20

Biutiful (15) p9

17.30

Get Low (PG) p12

15.30

Monday 7 February Rabbit Hole (12A) p10

15.00 / 17.00 / 21.00

Blue Valentine (ctbc) p10

15.10 / 20.25

Biutiful (15) p9

17.30

Get Low (PG) p12

19.00

Tuesday 8 February Rabbit Hole (12A) p10

14.00

15.00 / 17.00 / 19.00 / 21.00

Sunday 13 February Rabbit Hole (12A) p10

11.00

16.30 / 18.30 / 20.30

The Ugly Ducking (N/C 5+) p18

12.00

The Disappearance... (N/C 15+) p19

14.15

Eleanor’s Secret (N/C 8+) p18

14.30

Eureka Seven: Good Night... (N/C 15+) p1918.00 King of Thorn (N/C 15+) p19

20.45

Monday 14 February Rabbit Hole (12A) p10

15.00 / 17.00

Casablanca (U) p12

13.15 / 18.00

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (PG) p12

15.30 / 20.15

Blue Valentine (ctbc) p10

20.20

Music Video Showcase (N/C 12+) p20

13.00

Biutiful (15) p9

15.10

Days of Harvest (N/C 15+) p20

19.00 20.30

Caligula p11

18.15

Heartbeats (N/C 15+) p20

Get Low (PG) p12

12.45

Tuesday 15 February

Wednesday 9 February Rabbit Hole (12A) p10

Rabbit Hole (12A) p10 

12.30 / 16.30 / 20.45

Blue Valentine (ctbc) p10

15.10 / 20.25

Biutiful (15) p9

17.30

Get Low (PG) p12

14.30 / 18.30

Film Discussion Group p28

18.30

Thursday 10 February Rabbit Hole (12A) p10

13.30 / 15.30 / 17.30

Blue Valentine (ctbc) p10

15.10 / 17.45

Biutiful (15) p9

19.30

Paul (ctbc) p15

20.30

Friday 11 February Rabbit... (12A) p10 14.30

/ 16.30

/ 18.30 / 20.45

The Book of Masters (N/C 8+) p15

13.00

Animations for Families (N/C 8+) p15

15.30

Abel (N/C 15+) p16

18.15

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15.00 / 17.00 / 19.00 / 21.00

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (PG) p12

14.30

Lord of the Flies (PG) p21

12.45

Beastie (N/C 12+) p21

17.30

Dancing Dreams (N/C 12+) p21

18.45

Son of Babylon (N/C 15+) p22

20.30

Wednesday 16 February Rabbit Hole (12A) p10

13.45 / 16.00 / 18.00

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (PG) p12

20.15

Make Believe (N/C 8+) p16

14.00

Boy (N/C 15+) p16

16.15

Wasted on the Young (N/C 15+) p22

18.15

West is West (15) p22

20.30

Thursday 17 February Rabbit Hole (12A) p10

14.00 / 16.00 / 18.00

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The Way Back Sunday 2 – Thursday 13 January Peter Weir’s The Way Back unfolds during 1940 in the hell of a Siberian prison camp, with suspected political dissidents and brutal criminals all suffering nature’s harshest fury. Adapted from Slavomir Rawicz’s novel, the story follows six prisoners who undertake a desperate, suicidal escape. Ed Harris plays a misanthropic American expat, Colin Farrell a wily Russian thug, and Saoirse Ronan a mysterious girl encountered on the journey. The revelation, however, is young British actor Jim Sturgess as Janusz, an idealistic Pole and unexpected leader. This is a harrowing epic that finds Peter Weir (Master and Commander) working at the top of his game. Director Peter Weir Cast Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Saoirse Ronan USA 2010, 2h32m, 12A: Contains infrequent strong language, moderate violence and sex references

Loose Cannons Mine vaganti

Sunday 2 – Thursday 6 January A rich Italian family, who own a pasta factory, gather to celebrate the handover of the business from father to eldest son Antonio. Younger son Tommaso decides to use the occasion to reveal that he is gay but, shockingly and farcically, his older sibling pre-empts him by making his own identical announcement. Tommaso is thus left stranded, still hiding his sexuality, and when Antonio is summarily booted out of the firm, finds himself uncomfortably holding the reins at the family business. A witty, well-observed drama beautifully played by its ensemble cast, especially by Italian heartthrob, Riccardo Scamarcio. Director Ferzan Ozpetek Cast Riccardo Scamarcio, Alessandro Preziosi, Nicole Grimaudo Italy 2010, 1h53m, subtitles 12A: Contains one use of strong language and moderate sex references

An Ordinary Execution Sunday 2 – Thursday 6 January Based on his own successful novel, Marc Dugain’s debut feature describes an imagined encounter between the aging Joseph Stalin and Anna, a young doctor with extraordinary healing abilities. The apprehension Anna feels as she enters the menacing milieu of the old tyrant is palpable, his daily rantings revealing a warped philosophy of terror. Brilliantly shot to reflect the grimness of oppression, and filled with tension and mystery, An Ordinary Execution is a compelling film. Director Marc Dugain Cast Marina Hands, Andre Dussollier, Edouard Baer, Denis Podalydes France 2010, 1h45m, subtitles 12A: Contains moderate sex references and descriptions of torture

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Chico & Rita Tuesday 4 – Thursday 6 January Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal join forces to present this beautifully crafted animation that follows Chico, a talented jazz pianist and Rita, a singer, as they embark on a passionate relationship. Set in 1940s Cuba and featuring an original soundtrack from Cuban musician Bebo Valdés, Chico & Rita draws upon the sights and sounds of Havana to transport the audience to this most enticing of cities. Directors Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba Cast Mario Guerra, Limara Meneses Spain/UK 2010, 1h33m, subtitles, 15

Mammoth Friday 7 (12.30/17.40) & Saturday 8 January (14.30/20.15) Gael García Bernal and Michelle Williams star as Leo and Ellen, a successful and affluent New York couple who appear to have it all until a business trip to Thailand makes them re-examine their lives and their place in the world. One of the world’s most visionary directors Lukas Moodysson (Together, Lilya-4-Ever) deftly weaves a multi-layered narrative to build up a powerful portrait of contemporary life. Director Lukas Moodysson Cast Gael García Bernal, Michelle Williams Sweden/Denmark 2009, 2h5m, some subtitles, 15

Waiting For Superman Sunday 9 – Tuesday 11 January Despite increased spending and politicians’ promises, America’s buckling public education system, once the best in the world, routinely forsakes the education of millions of children. Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) reminds us that education ‘statistics’ have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of Waiting For Superman. Following the screening on Monday 10 January (17.30) will be a panel discussion: What lessons can the Scottish education system take from the Harlem Children’s Zone featured in Waiting For Superman? Chaired by filmmaker and academic Nick Higgins, the panel will include: Phil Hanlon, Professor of Public Health at University of Glasgow; Keir Bloomer, former leader of the Association of Directors of Education; and Linda Kirkwood, former head teacher and educational consultant. Director Davis Guggenheim USA 2010, 1h51m, PG

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The King’s Speech Friday 7 – Thursday 20 January The King’s Speech tells the story of the man who would become King George VI, the father of the current Queen, Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ‘Bertie’ VI reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded nervous stammer and considered unfit to be King, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war. a beautifully crafted royal tear-jerker The Guardian Programme notes are available in the cinema and online at www.glasgowfilm.org Director Tom Hooper Cast Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush UK/Australia, 2010, 1h58m 12A: Contains strong language in a speech therapy context

The Thorn in the Heart L’épine dans le coeur

Tuesday 11 (16.00/20.45) & Wednesday 12 January (13.45/18.15) Michel Gondry’s documentary portrait of his beloved aunt Suzette is both a tribute to a remarkable woman – we see, through interviews with former pupils and colleagues, her influence as a rural teacher – and a sobering reminder that people’s public and private lives can differ in strange, sometimes disturbing ways. Using homemovies mostly shot by Suzette’s now grown son, Gondry subtly reveals how both this formidable matriarch and France itself have changed over the decades. BFI Director Michel Gondry France 2009, 1h26m, subtitles, PG

It’s Kind of a Funny Story Friday 14 – Thursday 20 January Powered by a breakout lead performance from comic star Zach Galifianakis, It’s Kind of a Funny Story is a deft dive into the world of teen angst. Checking yourself into a psych ward may seem extreme, but if you’re like Craig (Keir Gilchrist) – sixteen-yearsold, attending a school for gifted students and carrying a ticking time bomb of high expectations from your upper-middle-class New York parents – then it is a mature act of self-preservation. Unfortunately for Craig, a shy, sensitive boy prone to shocking moments of awkwardness, the adolescent ward is being renovated and he can find room only in the adult wing… A surprisingly funny film from the directors of Half Nelson and Sugar. Directors Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden Cast Keir Gilchrist, Emma Roberts, Zach Galifianakis USA 2010, 1h41m, 12A: Contains one use of strong language & references to sex, drugs and suicide

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NEDS

Black Swan

Friday 21 January – Thursday 3 February

Friday 21 January – Thursday 3 February

Glasgow, 1973. Young John McGill is about to start secondary school. He’s a bright and sensitive boy, eager to learn, but the cards are stacked against him. His family are poor and his father’s a drunk, his mother is troubled and repressed and his elder brother is always in trouble with the law. At school, there are one or two good teachers, but most are uninterested and unhelpful in the face of the brutal and territorial gang culture that has spread from local housing estates to the school. The uneasy question Mullan poses is whether or not John can transcend the destiny of his class, education and family to make something of himself. GFT is delighted that director Peter Mullan will attend the screening on Sunday 23 January (14.00) and participate in a Q&A after the screening. Programme notes are available in the cinema and online at www.glasgowfilm.org Director Peter Mullan Cast Conor McCarron, Joe Szula, Mhairi Anderson, Gary Milligan UK 2010, 2h3m, 18

Darren Aronofsky’s filmmaking takes yet another unexpected turn with Black Swan, a sophisticated psychological thriller set in the milieu of the New York Ballet. Natalie Portman stars as a ballerina desperate to play the lead in Swan Lake, with Vincent Cassel as the artistic director of the company and Mila Kunis as Portman’s rival. Sensuous and accomplished, the film gives a nod to both Rosemary’s Baby and The Red Shoes but remains decidedly original. Programme notes are available in the cinema and online at www.glasgowfilm.org Director Darren Aronofsky Cast Natalie Portman, Vincent CasselUSA 2010, 1h47m, 15

Biutiful Friday 28 January – Thursday 10 February Set in Barcelona’s grungy underworld, Iñárritu’s return to Spanish-language filmmaking (after 21 Grams and Babel) combines hard-hitting drama, striking visuals and an award-winning performance from Javier Bardem. Uxbal (Bardem) is a man whose life is already unravelling when we meet him. At home he’s a caring and responsible single father, loving and loved by his two children. Outside he’s something of a hustler, striking deals and running rackets with illegal immigrants: drug dealers, sweatshop workers and labourers… As he ducks and dives through Barcelona’s back alleys and hidden spaces, it’s clear that his health is failing, and his family responsibilities take on a new urgency. Sandra Hebron, LFF Director Alejandro González Iñárritu Cast Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Eduard Fernández Spain/Mexico 2010, 2h27m, subtitles, 15

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Enemies of the People Tuesday 1 (12.45/17.45) & Wednesday 2 February (20.30) Enemies of the People revisits the genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, as journalist Thet Sambath, who lost his family in the killing fields, meets men who ordered and carried out the mass murders. This heart-wrenching documentary presents shocking unprecedented testimony straight from the mouths of killers, and begins to answer how such a tragedy could have happened. Directors Rob Lemkin, Thet Sambath UK/Cambodia 2009, 1h33m, some subtitles, N/C 15+

Blue Valentine Friday 4 – Thursday 10 February On the far side of a once-passionate romance, Cindy and Dean are married with a young daughter. Hoping to save their marriage, they steal away to a theme hotel. We then encounter them years earlier, when they met and fell in love, full of life and hope. Moving fluidly between these two time periods, Blue Valentine unfolds like a cinematic duet whose refrain asks, where did their love go? Framing the film as a mystery whose answer lies scattered in time (and in character), filmmaker Derek Cianfrance constructs an elegant set of dualities: past and present, youth and adulthood, vitality and entropy. Because Gosling and Williams bring amazing intensity and emotional honesty to their roles, the experience of connecting to these two souls becomes truly moving. Director Derek Cianfrance Cast Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams USA 2010, 2h, cert tbc

Rabbit Hole Friday 4 – Thursday 17 February Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart play Becca and Howie Corbett, a couple trying to mourn, but unsure how to do it. They have retreated into politeness and private rituals, appearing more and more isolated in their upper middle-class home, which looks especially barren now that their young son is gone after a hit-and-run tragedy. John Cameron Mitchell shapes this material with maturity and grace. Dianne Wiest, as Becca’s mother, gives a nuanced performance to match the best of her work. Eckhart is superb as a husband tortured by both the death of his son and the withering of his marriage. Kidman is remarkable. We expect disciplined, precise work from her, but there is new range here, and a willingness to show frayed emotions that makes this one of the finest performances of the year. Toronto Film Festival 2010 Director John Cameron Mitchell Cast Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Sandra Oh USA 2010, 1h30m, 12A: Contains one use of strong language and soft drug use

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live events The State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia With a wide repertoire ranging from national classics and world-class masterpieces to grandiose new productions, the Bolshoi places its classical heritage in the context of modern Russia and embraces new approaches to creativity.

Class Concert/Giselle

Sunday 23 January (Doors 15.45, Curtain 16.00) The quintessential romantic ballet, Giselle recounts the moving story of a peasant girl whose everlasting love transcends death. New choreography by Yuri Grigorovich. 2h50m + interval at 17.30

Don Quixote

Sunday 6 March (Doors 15.45, Curtain 16.00) A stunning production, based on the epic masterpiece by Miguel de Cervantes, originally created for the Bolshoi by Marius Petipa in 1869. Choreography by Alexei Fadeyechev. 3h + intervals at 16.40 & 17.50

Le Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris Le Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris is one of the world’s finest ballet companies. Its repertoire is incredibly extensive, ranging from major romantic and classical ballets to creations by the most prestigious contemporary choreographers.

Caligula

Tuesday 8 February (Doors 18.15, Curtain 18.30) Drawing inspiration from the story of the Roman emperor, Nicolas Le Riche explores the mind of a man in the grip of megalomania. Choreography by Nicolas Le Riche. 1h25m

NT Live Fela!

Thursday 13 January (18.45) Currently playing on Broadway, the Tony Award-winning musical Fela! comes to the National Theatre with Sahr Ngaujah as Fela Anikulpao-Kuti.

King Lear

Thursday 3 February (18.45) An exciting collaboration between the National Theatre and Donmar Warehouse – we bring you the Donmar’s production of King Lear, starring Derek Jacobi.

Frankenstein

Thursday 17 March (18.45) Danny Boyle’s production of Frankenstein, a play by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley.

The Cherry Orchard

Thursday 30 June (18.45) Chekhov’s classic, directed by NT Associate Director Howard Davies whose recent productions of Russian plays (including Burnt by the Sun) have earned huge critical acclaim. Zoë Wanamaker will play Madame Ranevskaya. Tickets are £15 and £10 to CineCard holders

Tickets are £15 and £10 to CineCard holders

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valentine’s day Casablanca

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

As time goes by, the appeal of Casablanca shows no sign of diminishing. Originally intended as a WWII propaganda movie, it remains a marvellous blend of bittersweet romance, wisecracking comedy and wartime intrigue. Wonderfully acted by its cast, it’s the story of a laconic nightclub-owner Rick (Humphrey Bogart), whose life in Casablanca is shaken up by the arrival of old flame Elsa (Ingrid Bergman) with her Resistance leader husband. Tom Dawson, BBC

An Oscar-nominated Audrey Hepburn gives one of her most enchanting performances as Holly-Go-Lightly, a wonderful free spirit who lights up the room in her little black dress. She is also a lost, lonely soul, reaching out to neighbour George Peppard who, in turn, is torn between the urgings of his heart and the financial comfort of his relationship with wealthy Patricia Neal. A timeless heartbreaker that is always worth revisiting.

Monday 14 February (13.15/18.00)

Director Michael Curtiz Cast Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid USA 1942, 1h43m, U

Silver Screen

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

Monday 14 (15.30/20.15), Tuesday 15 (14.30) & Wednesday 16 February (20.15)

Director Blake Edwards Cast Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal USA 1961, 1h54m, PG

Boudu Saved From Drowning PG Tuesday 25 January (12.45) - see page 13

Enemies of the People N/C 15+

Chico & Rita 15

Tuesday 4 January (12.45) - see page 7

Waiting For Superman PG

Tuesday 11 January (12.45) - see page 7

It Happened One Night PG

Tuesday 18 January (12.45) - see page 13

Tuesday 1 February (12.45) - see page 10

Get Low PG

Tuesday 8 February (12.45) - see page 12

Lord of the Flies PG

Tuesday 15 February (12.45) - see page 21

Get Low Sunday 6 – Wednesday 9 February This startling movie, starring Robert Duvall, is spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive. Director Aaron Schneider Cast Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray USA 2009, 1h43m, PG

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50th Anniversary – New Digital Print

Peeping Tom Sunday 2 – Thursday 6 January

A masterpiece of psychological terror from Michael Powell, acclaimed director of A Matter of Life and Death and The Red Shoes. On its release, Peeping Tom was one of the most controversial films ever made in Britain. By day Mark Lewis works as a modest focus-puller in a film studio and shoots glamour photographs for a seedy Soho newsagent. By night he seeks victims for his most gruesome obsession – filming the face of mortal fear, moments before death. Director Michael Powell Cast Karlheinz Böhm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer UK 1960, 1h41m, 15

To Catch a Thief Sunday 23 January (13.15)

Cary Grant is a retired jewel thief, alarmed that a devious crook appears to be copying his style. Grace Kelly joins in the fun to discover whether he’s telling the truth and if he still has what it takes to impress. Witty banter, glamorous locations on the Riviera and Oscar-nominated fashions from the legendary Edith Head make this lightweight romp the epitome of chic escapism. This screening marks the start of the Monte Carlo Classic Rally – one of the world’s most glamorous car races – which is due to set off from Glasgow on Thursday 27 January. Up to 100 participating cars will leave from the Blythswood Hotel at 5.30pm in front of a welcome crowd of onlookers. Director Alfred Hitchcock Cast Cary Grant, Grace Kelly USA 1955, 1h46m, PG

New Digital Print

Boudu Saved From Drowning

Monday 24 – Wednesday 26 January The great French comic actor Michel Simon stars in Jean Renoir’s classic tale of a free-spirited vagrant who seduces his benefactor’s wife and maid. The restoration of Boudu Saved From Drowning was carried out through a 2K digitalisation of the original nitrate negative and a safety print. A previously missing scene was, by chance, preserved in the original negative, allowing a more complete version of the film. Director Jean Renoir Cast Michel Simon, Charles Granval, Marcelle Hainia France 1932, 1h24m, subtitles, PG

New Digital Print

It Happened One Night

Tuesday 18 (12.45) & Wednesday 19 January (18.00) Clark Gable plays roguish newspaperman Peter Warne; he encounters Ellie Andrews, played by Claudette Colbert, on a night bus to New York. She’s a haughty, gamine socialite on the run from her domineering millionaire father and, recognising her from a press photo, Warne offers a deal: he won’t turn her in, if she will give him the exclusive story. As buoyant and elegant as bubbles in a glass of champagne, Frank Capra’s sublime 1934 comedy, written by long-time collaborator Robert Riskin, survives triumphantly because of its wit, charm, romantic idealism and its shrewd sketch of married life. The Guardian Director Frank Capra / Cast Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert / USA 1934, 1h46m, PG

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HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS: CINEMATIC AMERICANA From acclaimed directors such as John Huston and Peter Bogdanovich, this season serves up four unforgettably rich slices of cinematic Americana. Drawing on literature and music, the season takes in small-town teen angst, washed-up boxers, bible-thumping preachers and hard-drinking country singers. Each film will be introduced by Dr Pasquale Iannone who curated the season.

Programme notes for this season are available in the cinema and online at www.glasgowfilm.org

Fat City

Wise Blood

A neglected minor masterpiece, Huston’s adaptation of the novel by Leonard Gardner tells of small-time boxers in Stockton, California. At twenty-nine, Billy Tully is washed-up and past his youthful prime. As he mulls over a return to the ring, he begins sparring with fresh-faced young hopeful Ernie Munger with whom he strikes up a friendship. Shot by the great Conrad Hall and featuring music by Kris Kristofferson, Fat City is a grubby, downbeat classic, worthy of comparison with classic boxing pictures such as Rossen’s Body and Soul or Scorsese’s Raging Bull.

This offbeat 1979 adaptation of the Flannery O’Connor novel is one of the lesser-known entries in Huston’s filmography. It’s the story of Hazel Motes, an impassioned young preacher and his attempts to establish a new religion in the small southern town of Taulkinham. Huston was always a master when it came to literary adaptations – he adapted Crane, Melville, Hammett, Joyce and McCullers amongst others – and Wise Blood is certainly no exception.

Sunday 9 January (17.45)

Director John Huston Cast Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell USA 1972, 1h40m, N/C 15+

Sunday 16 January (18.00)

Director John Huston Cast Brad Dourif, John Huston, Harry Dean Stanton USA 1979, 1h46m, 15

The Last Picture Show

Heartworn Highways

Small-town Texas in the early 1950s is the setting for Peter Bogdanovich’s breakthrough film, based on the semiautobiographical novel by Larry McMurtry. It’s a coming-of-age tale focusing on two friends, Sonny and Duane and their days spent in moviehouses, playing basketball and chasing girls. Expertly utilising the music of Hank Williams and shot in highcontrast black and white, the film is a real high point of the New American cinema.

Easily deserving of mention alongside classic music documentaries such as Pennebaker’s Don’t Look Back and Scorsese’s The Last Waltz, Szalapski’s film focuses on some of the major figures of the outlaw country movement of the mid-1970s. Texan troubadours Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell and a young Steve Earle all feature, performing some of their bestloved songs and discussing the stories behind the music.

Sunday 23 January (17.00)

Director Peter Bogdanovich Cast Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd USA 1971, 1h58m, 15

Sunday 30 January (17.15)

Director James Szalapski Cast David Allan Coe, Peggy Brooks, Guy Clark USA 1976, 1h32m, N/C 15+

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Paul

The Book of Masters

Thursday 10 February (20.30)

Friday 11 February (13.00)

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) reunite as two comic book geeks travelling across America on a sci-fi pilgrimage. On their travels, they pick up a hitchhiking alien called Paul (voiced by Knocked Up’s Seth Rogan) who’s escaped from the infamous Area 51. Chased by federal agents and religious fanatics across the country, the two nerds must help Paul return to his mother ship. Featuring cameos by Glee’s Jane Lynch and Sigourney Weaver, Paul is a hilarious and loving tribute to sci-fi geeks across the galaxy. Thanks to Universal for this preview. We hope to welcome the cast of Paul for this special gala screening.

Heralding Walt Disney Pictures’ first ever production in Russia, The Book of Masters comes complete with a beautiful princess, a magical stone and a mythical hero. Young Ivan is a lowly mason captured by the evil Stone Queen to carve a figure out of a magic stone that will allow her to control the world. To defeat her, Ivan will have to travel through dark and dangerous lands and escape her bumbling minions. A quirky take on Russian fairy tales and legends, this high-budget adventure is reminiscent of family favourites like The Princess Bride and Stardust.

Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Director Greg Mottola Cast Seth Rogan, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost UK/France 2010, R/T TBC, CTBC

Director Vadim Sokolovsky Cast Mariya Andreeva, Maksim Loktionov, Liya Akhedzhhakova Russia 2009, 1h42m, subtitles, N/C 8+

Animations for Families Friday 11 February (15.30) A special programme of animated films for families. Suitable for 8-year-olds and upwards, these shorts bring the wonder of animation to the big screen at GFT. Includes films about a family obsessed with text messages, a journey to Madagascar and the love between a seal, a walrus and a lobster. Entertaining, thought-provoking, colourful and enchanting – without a toy or games advertisement in sight! Marvellous stuff for children and adults alike. Preceded by a selection of award-winning animated shorts and comic adventures by young filmmakers taking part in Project Ability’s Create programme. Thanks to London International Animation Festival and Project Ability Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival Directors Various Various countries, 1h15m, some subtitles, N/C 8+

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Abel

Boy

Friday 11 February (18.15)

Friday 11 (20.30) & Wednesday 16 February (16.15)

Diego Luna, star of Mexican hit Y Tu Mamá También, makes his directorial debut with this magical family drama. Nine-year-old Abel reacts surprisingly to his father’s departure by taking on the role of head of the family. His mother urges his brother and sister to play along with his strange performance, which includes interrogating his sister’s new boyfriend and ordering everyone around the house. Gradually Abel gains their respect, until his father shows up at the breakfast table and threatens to ruin his game. Abel balances its foreboding tone with a delightful sense of humour. Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival Director Diego Luna Cast Christopher Ruiz-Esparza, Karina Gidi, José María Yázpik Mexico/USA 2010, 1h25m, subtitles, N/C 15+

The highest grossing New Zealand film of all time, Boy has been charming audiences and winning awards at film festivals all over the world. The year is 1984 and Michael Jackson is taking a small town in New Zealand by storm; no one loves him more than young Boy. When his long absent father returns on the scene, Boy is forced to confront the incompetent man he thought he remembered. Directed by the creator of indie hit Eagle vs Shark and Flight of the Conchords, Boy is a heartfelt comedy of moonwalking, magical powers and a pet goat. Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival Director Taika Waititi Cast James Rolleston, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Taika Waititi New Zealand 2010, 1h37m, N/C 15+

Make Believe Saturday 12 (14.00) & Wednesday 16 February (14.00) This sensitively drawn, crowd-pleasing documentary follows the fortunes and failures of the world’s best young magicians as they attempt to gain the title of Teen World Champion at the World Magic Seminar in Los Angeles. The magicians are dedicated, independent showpeople but offstage they face the same uncertainties and challenges of adolescence. Winner of Audience Award for Best Documentary at Austin Film Festival Guaranteed to have viewers levitating. Variety Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival Directors J Clay Tweel USA/Japan/South Africa 2010, 1h28m, N/C 8+

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BBFC Film and Games Classification Masterclass

Soul Boy

Saturday 12 February (14.45)

Setting supernatural African myths against the harsh backdrop of slums in Nairobi, Soul Boy features a teenage boy who must perform seven tasks to save the soul of his delirious father who’s been cursed by an evil witch. The film originated from workshops led by German director Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, Perfume), resulting in a refreshing African adventure that subtly handles contemporary topics with intelligent and rewarding performances by its young cast.

Ever wondered why The Dark Knight and Casino Royale are rated 12A but a feel-good comedy like Made in Dagenham has a 15 certificate? What level of violence is acceptable in video games like Grand Theft Auto 4 or Call of Duty: Black Ops? Join Emily Fussell, Head of Education at the BBFC, for a lively and frank presentation about the British Board of Film Classification’s often controversial history. Emily will be taking questions afterwards so if you’ve always wanted to know why a particular film or game received its certificate, was cut or worse, banned, now’s your chance to find out.

Saturday 12 February (16.30)

After the film, David Hayman and Spirit Aid will host a special discussion about the issues raised and how you can get involved with their charity work in Africa.

Thanks to British Board of Film Classification

Thanks to Goethe Institute and Spirit Aid

Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival

1h30m, N/C 15+

Director Hawa Essuman Cast Samson Odhiambo, Leila Dayan Opou, Krysteen Savane Kenya/Germany 2010, 1h, subtitles, N/C 12+

The Be All and End All Saturday 12 February (18.00) What do you do when you’re fifteen and gagging for it? Robbie and Ziggy think they’ll be best mates forever but when Robbie collapses on holiday and is diagnosed with a fatal heart condition, forever suddenly isn’t such a long time. Lying in hospital, Robbie has only one thing on his mind: he doesn’t want to die a virgin. Ziggy’s flawed attempts to help get him into all sorts of trouble with the girls in his class, and even the vice squad. Winner of the prestigious Variety Critics’ Choice at Karlovy Vary Festival, Sight & Sound praised the film as ‘laugh out loud funny with a climax that is deeply moving’. Director Bruce Webb and members of the cast will join us for a Q&A after the screening. Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival Director Bruce Webb Cast Eugene Byrne, Josh Bolt, Neve McIntosh, Liza Tarbuck UK 2009, 1h40m, 15

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The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec

The Ugly Duckling with Scottish Opera

Saturday 12 February (20.30)

The classic Hans Christian Anderson tale told in a glorious, musical way – you won’t be able to stop singing! Filmed in gorgeous stop-motion animation with music from popular Tchaikovsky ballets Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, this screening is preceded by a special 30-minute workshop led by Scottish Opera. Polish up your singing and your Russian in one fell swoop as a professional singer and pianist teach you the chorus from a song in the film.

Acclaimed French director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Leon) returns to the big screen with his smash hit adaptation of the cult graphic novels by Jacques Tardi. Set in the bohemian early 20th century, the beautiful and intrepid Adèle Blanc-Sec is an aspiring journalist who fears nothing and no one. When a pterodactyl from the Jurassic era mysteriously appears in the skies to attack the citizens of Paris, she must use her wit and charm to stop it. An exciting Gallic take on blockbusters like Indiana Jones and The Mummy, this is perfect Saturday night entertainment for genre enthusiasts.

Sunday 13 February (12.00)

Includes a unique workshop from Scottish Opera for all the family. Thanks to Scottish Opera

Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Director Luc Besson Cast Louise Bourgoin, Mathieu Amalric, Gilles Lellouche France 2010, 1h47m, subtitles, N/C 12+

Director Garry Bardin Cast Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Konstantin Raykin, Turetsky Choir Russia, 2010, 1h15m, subtitles, N/C 5+

Eleanor’s Secret Sunday 13 February (14.30) Nathaniel can’t read so when he inherits his Aunt Eleanor’s collection of books he doesn’t know what to do with them. He soon discovers that hiding among the bookshelves are famous characters from children’s literature like Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Little Red Riding Hood. But if they leave the library, they will disappear along with their stories forever. When his parents start selling off Eleanor’s magical novels, Nathaniel must battle an evil witch and a greedy bookseller to save his new friends. A beautiful hand-drawn animation that will appeal to lovers of Coraline and classic Walt Disney. Please note that this film contains some strobe effects. Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival Director Dominique Monfery France/Italy 2009, 1h13m, N/C 8+

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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Sunday 13 February (14.15) Ten days before Christmas, Haruhi comes up with another one of her crazy ideas to hold a Christmas party in the school clubroom. The next day, however, Kyon wakes up to a world in which Haruhi doesn’t exist and no one besides him has any memory of her. How can someone like Haruhi Suzumiya, who’s supposed to be the centre of the universe, just vanish? Kyon must travel through time to the night she disappeared to unravel the mystery. An epic and surreal anime adventure. The screening is introduced by anime expert Jonathan Clements. Thanks to Scotland Loves Animation Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival Directors Tatsuya Ishihara, Yasuhiro Takemoto Cast Tomokazu Sugita, Aya Hirano, Minori Chihara Japan 2010, 2h43m, subtitles, N/C 15+

Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers Sunday 13 February (18.00) Renton and Eureka are raised together as children and become inseparable. When Eureka is suddenly kidnapped, Renton vows to rescue her. He enters the mobile military and becomes an exceptional pilot of a Nirvash, an advanced bio-mechanical armour control system. But unbeknown to him, there’s a plot to extinguish an alien race which has invaded the planet, and somehow Eureka is involved. Adapted from the hugely popular Eureka Seven anime TV series. The screening is followed by a discussion with anime experts Andrew Partridge and Jonathan Clements. Thanks to Manga UK and Scotland Loves Animation Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival Director Tomoki Kyoda Cast Kaori Nazuka, Yuko Sanpei, Ami Koshimizu Japan 2009, 1h55m, subtitles, N/C 15+

King of Thorn Sunday 13 February (20.45) In the near future, mankind is being wiped out by the mysterious Medusa virus, which has the rather nasty effect of turning people to stone. Japanese student Kasumi joins a group of 160 people, recruited from all over the world, to take part in a shadowy scientific project that promises to stop the outbreak. But there’s a catch – they’ll be locked away in an ancient Scottish castle and put to cryogenic sleep for 100 years in order to outlive the virus. Kasumi and the others awake to discover that plant-like monsters have engulfed the facility, and perhaps the entire planet. This feature anime is a sensational cross between 28 Days Later and Aliens, full of gory scares and surprise twists. The screening is introduced by anime expert Jonathan Clements. Thanks to Scotland Loves Animation / Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival Director Kazuyoshi Katayama Cast Kana Hanazawa,Toshiyuki Morikawa, Eri Sendai Japan 2010, 1h50m, subtitles, N/C 15+

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Music Video Showcase

Days of Harvest

Monday 14 February (13.00)

Monday 14 February (19.00)

Music videos, once an exciting part of the TV schedules, are now mostly relegated to the online domain of YouTube and Vimeo. This special musical showcase highlights some of the world’s best and most innovative animated videos from the past twelve months. The line-up includes striking and beautiful animations to tracks by Grizzly Bear, Gorillaz, Massive Attack and Fleet Foxes, made by acclaimed directors like Shynola and Sean Pecknold. A rare chance to catch an uninterrupted medley of music videos on the big screen. Thanks to London International Animation Festival

The perfect Valentine’s alternative: a bittersweet film about blossoming romance amidst the heat of Italian vineyards and the frustrations of rural teenage life. Elia spends the summers picking grapes on his parents’ farm, observing the contrasts and similarities between his father’s Marxist leanings and his mother’s Catholicism. His routine is interrupted by the entrance of Emilia, a beautiful and lackadaisical young woman who arrives to help with the harvest. Featuring subtle performances and luscious cinematography, this is a treat for fans of Italian cinema.

Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Director Various Various countries, 1h20m, N/C 12+

Director Marco Righi Cast Marco D’Agostin, Lavinia Longhi, Gian Marco Tavani Italy 2010, 1h15m, subtitles, N/C 15+

Heartbeats Monday 14 February (20.30) Precociously talented and critically adored, 21-year-old director Xavier Dolan follows up his debut I Killed My Mother with a stylish depiction of youthful obsession and bad romance. Best friends Marie and Francis are inseparable until they both fall for gorgeous new boy Nicolas. While they comically compete for his attention, sly Nico refuses to divulge where his sexual preferences lie. Another hit for Dolan at Cannes, Heartbeats is an amusing and tender portrayal of young people adapting to the constantly shifting rules of modern love. Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival Director Xavier Dolan Cast Monia Chokri, Niels Schneider, Xavier Dolan Canada/France 2010, 1h35m, subtitles, N/C 15+

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Lord of the Flies

Beastie

Tuesday 15 February (12.45)

Tuesday 15 February (17.30)

Theatre master Peter Brook’s classic adaptation of the popular William Golding novel, back on the big screen a century after the author’s birth. A British plane, evacuating children from an unspecified war, crashes on a tropical island. At first the boys who survive are delighted with their newfound freedom in paradise, but, as fears mount and a self-imposed oppression grows, the boys are transformed with terrifying consequences.

Beastie is a dynamic short film inspired by the themes and imagery from William Golding’s classic novel Lord of the Flies. Created by Theatre Royal Glasgow and dance company New Adventures, the film forms part of a thrilling new dance adaptation by award-winning dance director Matthew Bourne. With a cast of local boys and young men, Beastie is a raw, filmic interpretation of Golding’s key themes of order and chaos, tribal identity and survival.

This screening will be introduced by a member of the creative team behind Beastie (which screens on the same day at 17.30) who will explain how the novel and film inspired Matthew Bourne’s new dance production of Lord of the Flies for Theatre Royal.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Alan Stockdale of Foundlight Productions and director Scott Ambler of New Adventures. We hope that choreographer Matthew Bourne will be in attendance.

Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Thanks to Glasgow Theatres Ltd, New Adventures, Re:Bourne and Foundlight Productions / Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Director Peter Brook Cast James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Roger Elwin UK 1963, 1h32m, PG

Free but ticketed

Director Alan Stockdale / Cast Various / UK 2011, 20m, N/C 12+

Dancing Dreams Tuesday 15 February (18.45) In 2007, leading choreographer Pina Bausch decided to revisit her classic 1978 dance theatre piece Kontakthof, an intense study of love, intimacy and human relations, and re-stage it with teenagers. Dancing Dreams follows a year of rehearsals with forty young performers from Wuppertal, an industrial town in Germany’s Ruhr area, where Pina Bausch and her company reside. Pina Bausch’s sudden death in 2009 was significant for the modern dance world. This film shows her genius, tenacity and passion for choreography and the impact that her work has had on emerging dancers, past and present. Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival Director Rainer Hoffmann and Anne Linsel Cast Pina Bausch, Bénédicte Billet, Josephine Ann Endicott Germany 2010, 1h32m, subtitles, N/C 12+

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Son of Babylon

Wasted on the Young

Tuesday 15 February (20.30)

Wednesday 16 February (18.15)

12-year-old Kurdish boy Ahmed has not seen his father for over a decade. He and his grandmother set out across Iraq to find him, just weeks after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s rule. The road is hard and the pair find themselves pulled between hope and despair as they gradually learn more about Iraq’s missing people. This is a powerful and significant film, both emotionally poignant and artistically accomplished.

Handsome and cruel Zack rules over an exclusive Australian boarding school with a manipulatively smooth touch. When his attempts at flirtation with self-assured new girl Xandrie are dismissed, Zack is more than a bit miffed. After she’s brutally attacked at Zack’s party, Xandrie discovers that the best revenge is only a computer click away. With its ruthless teen characters and a pulsating score, Wasted on the Young bravely explores the dangers of social networking with potent and visual panache. Drawing strong comparisons to Gus Van Sant’s Elephant, the film is guaranteed to provoke spirited debate. UK premiere.

Winner of the Amnesty International Film Award and the Peace Film Award (Berlin, 2010). We hope to welcome director Mohamed Al-Daradji to the screening.

Thanks to Momentum

Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Director Mohamed Al-Daradji Cast Shazada Hussein, Yasser Talib Iraq/UK/France 2009, 1h40m, subtitles, CTBC

Director Ben C Lucas Cast Oliver Ackland, Adelaide Clemens, Alex Russell Australia 2010, 1h37m, N/C 15+

West is West Wednesday 16 February (20.30) A few years after the events seen in the award-winning East is East, the now reduced Khan family continues its generational struggle. Sajid, the youngest, is deep in crisis as he tries to cope with his father George’s insistence on tradition while being bullied at school. In a last attempt to make him conform, George decides to take Sajid to his first wife’s home in Pakistan, to live alongside the daughters he abandoned thirty years earlier. It’s not long before Sajid’s mother, Ella, follows to reclaim her family and to confront issues both past and present, with a small English entourage in tow… We hope that members of the cast and crew will join us for this special closing gala screening for Glasgow Youth Film Festival. Director Andy DeEmmony Cast Aqib Khan, Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jimi Mistry UK 2010, 1h43m, 15

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Psychotronic Cinema

Payday

Monday 17 (18.30) & Tuesday 18 January (20.45) Spend thirty-six hours in the company of a madman as Rip Torn delivers a truly unhinged performance playing Maury Dann, a drug-addled and sociopathic country music star. Daryl Duke’s film remains virtually unknown but fizzes with an authenticity that movies like Crazy Heart can only dream of. Three real-life country music legends have claimed that this film is actually the story of their lives. Payday is the real deal. Director Daryl Duke Cast Rip Torn, Ahna Capri, Elayne Heilveil USA 1973, 1h43m, 18

Ride, Rise, Roar Thursday 20 January (20.30) Ride, Rise, Roar is a David Byrne concert film that blends riveting onstage performances with intimate details of the creative collaborations that make the music and performance happen. Shot with multiple cameras over several concerts during the 08/09 tour, the film blends the energy and charisma of classic Talking Heads with the heartfelt pathos of David Byrne and Brian Eno’s most recent collaboration. The film achieves an unprecedented intimacy with David Byrne and the band, documenting behind-the-scenes auditions, rehearsals and interviews with key players. The screening is followed by a Q&A, live via satellite, with David Byrne. All tickets are £12.50 and £10 for CineCard holders Director David Hillman Curtis USA 2009, 2h30m, N/C 15+

Monorail Film Club

The Switchboard Operator Sunday 30 January (19.30) Set in 1960s Belgrade, this is the story of a tragic romance between a young telephonist and a corporation rat-catcher. Isabella, a liberated young woman from the Hungarian minority represents a more modern, cosmopolitan Yugoslavia while Ahmed, a traditional Muslim, represents a more conventional, fractured perspective. In this endlessly time-shifting exploration of love and freedom in a Communist state, the narrative is non-linear with extraneous images and interviews similar in style to some Godard films. This is a brilliant looking and, with hindsight, prescient film. Selected and introduced by Al Kingsbury, a contributor to the Monorail Film Club. Al runs a fortnightly dj night called Fantastic Adventures, every first and third Friday at The 78, Kelvinhaugh Street, Glasgow. Join the film club after the screening in Café Cosmo. Director Dusan Makavejev / Cast Eva Ras, Slobodan Aligrudic Yugoslavia 1967, 1h19m, subtitles, 18

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late night classics 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.

Oldboy

Repo Man

Friday 14 January (23.00)

Friday 28 January (23.00)

After fifteen years of false imprisonment, a businessman is suddenly released and given three days to discover what his crime was and who his captors were. A darkly comic revenge story, Oldboy was awarded the Grand Prix Du Jury at Cannes in 2004 by the king of cult himself, Quentin Tarantino. Gripping and brutal stuff.

Otto, a frustrated LA punk gets fired from his dead-end job and then discovers his parents have given away his college fund to a televangelist. Out of boredom, he joins a car repossession agency and becomes addicted to the fast-paced lifestyle of repo men. One of the strangest and biggest cult films of the past thirty years, Repo Man returns to GFT for a special one-off screening.

Director Park Chan-wook Cast Choi Min-sik, Yu Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jeong South Korea 2003, 2h, subtitles, 18

Dedicated to Stuart Crawford, festival photographer extraordinaire. Director Alex Cox Cast Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton USA 1984, 1h32m, 18

Mean Girls Friday 11 February (23.00) The endlessly quotable Mean Girls remains one of the sharpest and funniest portrayals of teenage life. Before she went off the rails, Lindsay Lohan was perfect as Cady, a home school student struggling to fit into high school. When she’s accepted into the most exclusive clique of all, The Plastics, Cady discovers that being a teenage girl is even harder when your supposed friends are out to destroy you. Written by comedy genius Tina Fey, Mean Girls is the spiritual sister of the twisted Heathers and the iconic Clueless. Director Mark Waters Cast Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried USA 2004, 1h37m, 12

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Glasgow Young Scot or Kidz Card holders and an accompanying adult get in FREE! All other tickets at GFT are £3.50. 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

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore U

Saturday 8 January 11.30 (1h22m) Dogs and cats unite to stop the evil Kitty Galore! Audio described and captioned at 11.30 GFT screening only.

Thunderpants PG

Saturday 15 January 11.30 (1h24m) A hysterical comedy about a boy whose farts can take him into outer space!

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice PG

Saturday 22 January 11.30 (1h48m) A science nerd becomes an apprentice to a powerful wizard.

The Red Balloon/White Mane PG

Saturday 29 January 11.30 (1h10m) A double bill of two magical films: one about a magical balloon, the other about a wild horse.

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue U

Saturday 5 February 11.30 (1h16m) Tinker Bell must team up with her rival to keep the world’s fairies a secret! Muvizu Presents GYFF

Vicky the Viking N/C 5+

Saturday 12 February 11.00 (1h25m) Learn all about how the Vikings lived with an interactive show and tell! Followed by a screening of Vicky the Viking at 11.30. Muvizu Presents GYFF

Eep! N/C 5+

Saturday 19 February 11.00 (1h20m) Learn how to look after the birds in your garden with the RSPB. Followed by a screening of Eep! at 11.30. Muvizu Presents GYFF

Surprise Film

Saturday 26 February 11.30 A surprise film premiere for all the family! What will it be for GYFF 2011? You’ll have to get a ticket to find out.

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.

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore U Saturday 8 January 12.30 (1h22m)

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue U

Saturday 5 February 12.30 (1h16m)

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Glasgow Young Scot or Kidz Card holders and an accompanying adult get in FREE! Take 2 terms and conditions apply. Admission to Access Take 2 screenings is at the discretion of GFT managers. Take 2 leaflets are distributed through Glasgow Local Authority primary schools. Please let us know if you don’t receive your copy! If you have any queries (not bookings) about Access Take 2 contact Paul at GFT Learning on info@gft.org.uk or call 0141 352 8613.

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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 e-newsletter. For more information about GFT Learning visit www.glasgowfilm.org/theatre/information/gft_learning.

Contemporary Cinema Course

Wednesday 2 March – Wednesday 4 May Course Level: 1 (Introductory/Beginning Critical Engagement) This is an ideal beginners’ course for those wishing to broaden their critical understanding of contemporary cinema. Current releases are complemented by engaging discussion around a range of topics. The course comprises five films and five seminars (18.30 – 20.30) in the GFT Education Room. Films will be in early evening slots but exact times may vary. Led by Dr Christopher Gow.

Youth and Schools

GFT has a dedicated Learning Projects Coordinator for Children and Young People. Paul Macgregor is available at info@gft.org.uk or 0141 352 8613. GFT’s Learning Youth programme is supported by The Robertson Trust and Glasgow City Council, Education Services

GYFF for Schools

Glasgow Youth Film Festival, 6–16 February 2011, returns with an exciting and innovative schools line-up of film premieres, workshops and special events for Nursery to S6 pupils, along with teachers’ resources tailored to the Curriculum for Excellence. GYFF 2011 will have a wide range of world cinema titles including Luc Besson’s latest French adventure The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, beautiful Russian animationThe Ugly Duckling and a fun workshop for early learners called This Workshop Sucks! For full schools listings and to reserve places and transport, please visit www.glasgowfilm.org/festival/schools.

First Light – Call for Young Scriptwriters

As part of a First Light funded project, GFT Learning are looking for aspiring young writers aged between 14 and 18 to create film scripts alongside deaf writers. In conjunction with staff from Solar Bear, The Arches and GMAC, the writing group will workshop the script with young actors from Junction 25 and Deaf Youth Theatre for a special script read through and performance at GFT in March 2011. The finished scripts will potentially be developed in short films at a later date. For more details and to register your interest, please email Paul at info@gft.org.uk before Friday 7 January 2011. Supported by the Lottery through the UK Film Council’s First Light initiative.

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Horror/Cult Cinema Discussion Group

Wednesday 5 January & Wednesday 2 February (18.30) 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 12 January & Wednesday 9 February (18.30) Free This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the upstairs bar at GFT to discuss both blockbusters and arthouse movies. Led by film writer Eddie Harrison. Come along to chat about recent releases with other film lovers.

The GFT Film Quiz

Tuesday 25 January (20.45) in Café Cosmo Test your knowledge of film trivia against our ‘experts’ during a great evening of movie facts and fun. Paul Gallagher is a freelance film critic in print, radio and online and is far too interested in useless film trivia. Paul Greenwood is the film critic for the Evening Times and he’s even worse. Keir Hind is the other guy. Maximum of four in a team. All tickets are £1.50

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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.

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Helen and Laura Antebi Jean Morton, nee Singleton. From her family to Kathryn Mary Singleton Kerr John Gerrard and Margaret Mackay, GFT fans 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 Elsie Freer

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Useful Information

Café Cosmo

Box Office Opening Hours

Café Cosmo is open: Sunday to Friday from 12noon Saturday from 11am

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

Café Cosmo closes 15 mins after start of final film.

Ticket Prices

Unless otherwise stated: Full: £7 Concessions: £5.50 CineCard holders £1 off every ticket all tickets £4.00 free but ticketed events

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

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. 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. Please note 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

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.

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 E-List

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 Angela on (0141) 352 8601 or send an email to: manager@gft.org.uk

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

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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 hearingimpaired (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 tickets@gft.org.uk 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 hearing-impaired or deaf who rely on subtitling to enable them to follow the film’s dialogue.

This Issue’s Accessible Screenings

Take 2: Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (U) Saturday 8 January (11.30) Black Swan (15) Friday 21 Jan – Thursday 3 Feb, all screenings

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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. There is limited on street metered parking.

Black Swan (15) Friday 21 January (16.00) Tuesday 25 January (18.15) Thursday 27 January (20.30)

Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB

Due to circumstances beyond our control, occasionally we are unable to provide these accessible screenings. You are advised to check with Box Office.

Glasgow Film Theatre (known as GFT) is a charity registered in Scotland, No. SCO05932.

GFT is delighted to have been awarded:

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GLASGOW

17-27 FEbRUARY 2011 INCLUDING:

GLASGOW YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL GLASGOW MUSIC AND FILM FESTIVAL GLASGOW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FRIGHTFEST

MARGARET TAIT  AWARD

GLASGOW BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AWARD

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GFF11: Surprise Film Sunday 30 January (20.00)

Can’t wait for GFF11? Neither can we! So to whet your appetite, we’ve arranged a special screening of a brand new film. Our lips are sealed until it appears on the big screen. Don’t miss out! Tickets, priced £7.50/£6, are available now from www.glasgowfilm.org/festival and GFT Box Office.


Glasgow Film Theatre January/February 2011 brochure