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MAY 2011

UK GREEN FILM FESTIVAL Dylan at the Movies

Bob Dylan as performer, director and subject

13 Assassins

Takashi Miike’s samurai epic GLASGOW FILM THEATRE

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FROM THE ACCLAIMED AWARD WINNING

WAYNE MCGREGOR

RANDOM DANCE

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MUSIC BY JON HOPKINS (COLDPLAY/ MASSIVE ATTACK) AND JOBY TALBOT (THE DIVINE COMEDY)


Contents

DYLAN AT THE MOVIES

Diary 

3–4

13 Assassins

8

All Over Me

27

Angels of Evil

11

Benda Bilili!

17

Cold Weather

6

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec 17 Farewell

5

Goodfellas

27

Hanna

7

Heartbeats

11

Island

12

JIG

7

Julia’s Eyes

9

Léon

27

Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors without Borders

18

My Dog Tulip

8

Outside the Law

10

The Portuguese Nun

6

Le Quattro Volte

10

The Silent House

9

Simon Rattle & the Berlin Philharmonic A Musical Journey

14

Source Code

17

Taxi Driver

10

Upside Down: The Creation Records Story

5

Vidal Sassoon

11

Viva Mexico

18

When We Leave

18

Don’t Look Back

16

I’m Not There

15

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

16

Renaldo and Clara 

16

La Strada

15

The Big Uneasy

20

GasLand

20

The Great White Silence

22

The Pipe

22

Planeat

22

Plastic Planet

21

Transition in Scotland

21

With Landscape in Mind

21

The Bolshoi Ballet: Coppelia

13

NT Live: The Cherry Orchard

13

Jamie Cullum: Solo

13

Access Take 2

25

Film Discussion Group

28

UK GREEN FILM FESTIVAL

LIVE SATELLITE EVENTS

GFT REGULARS

The GFT Film Quiz GFT Learning

28 23–24

Horror/Cult Film Discussion Group

28

Late Night Classics

27

Lock Up Your Daughters Film Club

27

Silver Screen

26

Take 2: Free Saturday Films for Families

USEFUL INFORMATION

25 29–30

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Friday 29 April Farewell (12A) p5

15.30

/ 18.00 / 20.30

Upside Down: The Creation Records... (15) p5 Cold Weather (N/C 15+) p6

18.30

16.15

Benda Bilili! (PG) p17

Saturday 30 April Farewell (12A) p5

/ 20.45 14.00

15.30 / 18.00 / 20.30

Upside Down (15) p5

16.15 / 20.45

Cold Weather (N/C 15+) p6

14.15

Benda Bilili! (PG) p17

18.30

Saturday 7 May Hanna (12A) p7

13.20 / 15.45 / 18.10 / 20.30

Farewell (12A) p5

18.20

JIG (PG) p7

14.15 / 16.15 / 20.45

Take 2: Arthur and the Great... (PG) p25

11.30

Access T2: Arthur and the Great... (PG) p25 12.30

Sunday 8 May Hanna (12A) p7

15.15 / 19.45

Farewell (12A) p5

20.00

JIG (PG) p7

17.40

Take 2: Harry Potter and... (12A) p25

11.30

When We Leave (N/C 15+) p18

14.00

Viva Mexico (N/C 15+) p18

15.00 / 17.30

Monday 9 May

17.15

Farewell (12A) p5

Sunday 1 May

Upside Down (15) p5

15.30

Cold Weather (N/C 15+) p6

17.45

Source Code (12A) p17

20.00

Jamie Cullum: Solo p13

20.30

Monday 2 May Farewell (12A) p5

13.30 / 16.00 / 20.30

Upside Down (15) p5

18.00

The Portuguese Nun (N/C 15+) p6

15.15 / 20.15

Source Code (12A) p17

18.30

Tuesday 3 May Farewell (12A) p5

15.30 / 18.00 / 20.30

Upside Down (15) p5

15.15

The Portuguese Nun (N/C 15+) p6

12.30

Source Code (12A) p17

12.45

Living in Emergency (15) p18

17.45

I’m Not There (15) p15

20.00

Wednesday 4 May Farewell (12A) p5

13.00 / 15.20 / 20.30

Upside Down (15) p5

15.45 / 20.45

The Portuguese Nun (N/C 15+) p6

18.00

JIG (PG) p7

18.15

Horror / Cult Film Discussion Group p28

18.30

Thursday 5 May Farewell (12A) p5

18.00 / 20.30

Upside Down: The Creation Records... (15) p5 The Portuguese Nun (N/C 15+) p6

Friday 6 May Hanna (12A) p7

15.00

18.00

15.15 / 20.15 / 18.10 / 20.30

Farewell (12A) p5

15.30

/ 20.15

JIG (PG) p7

13.15

/ 18.00

Hanna (12A) p7

13.15 / 15.45 / 20.30

Farewell (12A) p5

15.15

JIG (PG) p7

13.00 / 20.45

Simon Rattle & the Berlin Philharmonic (U) p14 18.30 The Extraordinary Adventures of... (12A) p17

Tuesday 10 May Hanna (12A) p7

18.15

15.45 / 18.10 / 20.30

Farewell (12A) p5

15.30 / 20.20

JIG (PG) p7

13.15

La Strada (PG) p15

18.00

The Extraordinary Adventures of... (12A) p17 12.45

Wednesday 11 May Hanna (12A) p7

15.00 / 18.10 / 20.30

Farewell (12A) p5

14.45

JIG (PG) p7

12.30 / 17.45

Island (N/C 15+) p12

20.15

Film Discussion Group p28

18.30

Thursday 12 May Hanna (12A) p7

15.00 / 18.10 / 20.30

Farewell (12A) p5

15.30 / 20.15

JIG (PG) p7

13.00 / 18.00

Friday 13 May 13 Assassins (15) p8 Hanna (12A) p7

13.30

15.00

/ 17.45 / 20.20

/ 15.45

/ 18.10 / 20.30

Léon (18) p27

Saturday 14 May

23.00

13 Assassins (15) p8

15.00 / 17.45 / 20.20

Hanna (12A) p7

15.45 / 18.10 / 20.30

Take 2: Tron: Legacy (PG) p25

11.30

13 Assassins (15) p8

14.30 / 19.15

Sunday 15 May

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Hanna (12A) p7

15.00 / 19.30

Tuesday 24 May

The Silent House (15) p9

17.15

Julia’s Eyes (15) p9

15.30 / 18.00

My Dog Tulip (CTBC) p8

13.00 / 17.30

Outside the Law (15) p10

14.30 / 17.15

13 Assassins (15) p8

15.00 / 20.20

The Great White Silence (U) p22

12.45

Don’t Look Back (N/C 15+) p16

20.15

Monday 16 May

Hanna (12A) p7

18.10

The Silent House (15) p9

18.20

My Dog Tulip (CTBC) p8

15.45 / 20.45

Tuesday 17 May 13 Assassins (15) p8

15.00 14.45 / 20.30

The Silent House (15) p9

13.00 / 20.45

My Dog Tulip (CTBC) p8

12.45

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (18) p16

Wednesday 18 May 13 Assassins (15) p8

/ 18.30 18.00

15.00 / 20.20

Hanna (12A) p7

18.10

The Silent House (15) p9

18.20

My Dog Tulip (CTBC) p8

15.45 / 20.45

Thursday 19 May 13 Assassins (15) p8

15.00 / 17.45 / 20.20

Hanna (12A) p7

15.30 / 18.10 / 20.30

Julia’s Eyes (15) p9 13.00

Wednesday 25 May Julia’s Eyes (15) p9

Outside the Law (15) p10

Hanna (12A) p7

Friday 20 May

Taxi Driver (18) p10

/ 15.30

13 Assassins (15) p8

15.00 / 20.15

The Big Uneasy (N/C 12+) p20

Saturday 21 May Julia’s Eyes (15) p9

/ 18.00 / 20.25 17.45

15.40 / 18.00 / 20.25

13 Assassins (15) p8

13.10

GasLand (PG) p20

13.00

With Landscape in Mind (N/C 8+) p21 Transition in Scotland (N/C 8+) p21 Plastic Planet (N/C 12+) p21 Planeat (N/C 8+) p22 Take 2: A Turtle's Tale (U) p25

Sunday 22 May

15.30 17.00 18.00 20.15 11.30

Taxi Driver (18) p10

Thursday 26 May Julia’s Eyes (15) p9

Outside the Law (15) p10 Taxi Driver (18) p10

Friday 27 May

/ 20.15 / 20.30

Le Quattro Volte (N/C 8+) p10

14.15

/ 18.30

Julia’s Eyes (15) p9

12.45

Goodfellas (18) p27

Saturday 28 May Angels of Evil (15) p11

Julia’s Eyes (15) p9

Outside the Law (15) p10 Taxi Driver (18) p10

15.30 / 20.25 14.30 / 17.15 / 20.00 13.00 / 18.00

15.15 / 20.15 14.15 / 18.30

Le Quattro Volte (N/C 8+) p10

16.30 / 20.45

Julia’s Eyes (15) p9

17.50

Take 2: The Adventures of Baron... (PG) p2511.30

Sunday 29 May Angels of Evil (15) p11

17.30

Heartbeats (15) p11

19.45

Le Quattro Volte (N/C 8+) p10

13.30

The Bolshoi Ballet: Coppelia p13 Julia’s Eyes (15) p9 Renaldo and Clara (N/C 12+) p16

Monday 30 May

15.45 20.10 13.00

Angels of Evil (15) p11

12.40 / 17.45

Heartbeats (15) p11

16.15 / 20.30

Julia’s Eyes (15) p9

Monday 23 May

/ 17.50 23.00

Heartbeats (15) p11

15.00 / 17.30

Lock Up Your Daughters: All Over Me (15) p2720.00

15.30 / 20.25

16.15

13 Assassins (15) p8

15.15

13.00 / 18.00 14.30 / 17.15 / 20.00

15.15

Le Quattro Volte (N/C 8+) p10

12.45

13.10 / 18.00

Heartbeats (15) p11

17.45 / 20.15

The Great White Silence (U) p22

15.30 / 20.25 14.30 / 17.15 / 20.00

Angels of Evil (15) p11

Julia’s Eyes (15) p9

The Pipe (N/C 12+) p22

20.25

Vidal Sassoon (PG) p11

Tuesday 31 May Angels of Evil (15) p11

14.15 15.15 / 20.25 18.30 15.15 / 20.15

Heartbeats (15) p11

14.15 / 18.30

Le Quattro Volte (N/C 8+) p10

16.30 / 20.45

Julia’s Eyes (15) p9

17.50

Vidal Sassoon (PG) p11

12.45

The GFT Film Quiz p28

20.45

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Farewell

L’affaire Farewell Friday 29 April – Thursday 12 May Farewell is an intricate and highly intelligent thriller pulled from the pages of history about an ordinary man thrust into the biggest theft of Soviet information on the Cold War. Moscow, 1981: disenchanted KGB operative Sergei Gregoriev (Kusturica), the centre of the so-called Farewell affair, makes contact with French businessman Pierre Froment (Canet). Over the next two years, Froment will act as intermediary, routing the Russian double agent’s secrets to the highest level in the French and American governments. Director Christian Carion establishes a low-key yet threatening atmosphere right from the start eliciting terrific performances from Kusturica and Canet (themselves both successful European directors), who make their characters believably human, the antithesis of the super-human Bourne.

Upside Down: The Creation Records Story Friday 29 April – Thursday 5 May

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

Director Danny O’Connor calls Creation Records the ‘UK’s most inspired and dissolute label’ and it all began right here in Glasgow with the signing of The Jesus and Mary Chain. The rise and fall of the celebrated indie label is a classic tale of rock ’n’ roll excess in which founder Alan McGee was the leading party animal. McGee is one of those interviewed at length in a definitive documentary that salutes the insanity and the lasting influence of a label behind some of the most unforgettable music of our time from Oasis, Primal Scream, Teenage Fanclub and My Bloody Valentine. Fresh interviews are mixed with concert footage that includes the legendary Oasis concert at Knebworth.

Director Christian Carion Cast Emir Kusturica, Guillaume Canet, Willem Dafoe France 2009, 1h53m, subtitles, 12A: Contains strong language

Director Danny O’Connor Cast Alan McGee, Bobby Gillespie, Noel Gallagher UK 2010, 1h41m, 15

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Cold Weather Friday 29 April – Sunday 1 May Featuring an idiosyncratic lyrical style and naturalistic performances, this low-key slackerdetective film has a charm all its own. After abandoning a promising academic career in forensic science, Doug, a self-styled Sherlock Holmes, returns to Portland, Oregon to live with his more responsible older sister. He takes a dead-end job working in an ice factory but soon finds an opportunity to use his passion and skill in detective work when his ex-girlfriend, Rachel, goes missing. Doug enlists a ramshackle team of amateur sleuths and leads them down a complex trail of clues, coming ever closer to discovering the mysterious truth about Rachel. Cold Weather is good in so many subtle ways, I despair of doing them justice. Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun Times Director Aaron Katz Cast Cris Lankenau, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Raul Castillo USA 2010, 1h36m, N/C 15+

The Portuguese Nun A Religiosa Portuguesa Monday 2 – Thursday 5 May Visionary French filmmaker Eugene Green’s luminous love letter to Lisbon has held critics spellbound. Julie, a French actress who has newly arrived in the city to act in an adaptation of a book of 17th-century love letters, soon finds life mirroring art. Embarking on a spiritual journey between shooting, she encounters a range of eccentric characters, from a suicidal count to a Portuguese nun, who lead her discover a new purpose in life. Entrancing, dream-like sequences merge with a lovely Fado score to create beguiling and exquisite cinema. Mesmeric, subtly comic and weirdly gripping, this drama set in gorgeous Lisbon is one of the year’s best. Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian Director Eugene Green Cast Leonor Baldaque, Francisco Mozos, Diogo Doria Portugal/France 2009, 2h7m, subtitles, N/C 15+

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JIG Preview: Wednesday 4 May (18.15) Friday 6 – Thursday 12 May JIG is the remarkable story of the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships, held in March 2010 in Glasgow. Thousands of dancers, their families and teachers descend upon Glasgow from around the globe for one drama-filled week. Clad in wigs, make up, fake tan, diamantes and dresses worth thousands of pounds, they compete for the coveted world titles. This is the first time a documentary crew has been given access to the littleknown world of competitive Irish Dancing and what they discover is a world of dedication, hard work, obsession, passion, success and failure, populated by wonderful characters of all ages. Join us at GFT for a preview screening on Wednesday 4 May (18.15) with some special guests. The screening on Wednesday 11 May (17.45) will be followed by a Q&A with director Sue Bourne. Director Sue Bourne UK 2010, 1h37m, PG

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Hanna Friday 6 – Thursday 19 May Atonement’s Joe Wright directs this action-filled, dark fairy tale, starring the exceptionally talented Saoirse Ronan. Sixteen-year-old Hanna is raised by her ex-CIA father in the wilds of North Finland to develop the strength, stamina and smarts of a soldier. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been geared towards making her the perfect assassin. Sent on a mission by her father, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own. As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity. Director Joe Wright Cast Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana USA 2011, 1h51m, 12A: Contains moderate violence and one use of strong language

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My Dog Tulip

Friday 13 – Sunday 22 May

A bittersweet account of J R Ackerley’s fourteen-year relationship with his adopted Alsatian, My Dog Tulip was written, directed and animated by award-winning filmmakers Paul and Sandra Fierlinger, and is the first animated feature ever to be entirely hand drawn and painted using paperless computer technology.

Jûsan-nin no shikaku Cult director Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition) delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan’s feudal era. In a bloody tale of politics and betrayal a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a wartorn future. This epic film climaxes in a magnificent forty-five-minute showdown, full of fiery explosions, showers of arrows and clashing swords, that is one of the most exciting battle sequences in recent cinema. Programme notes are available in the cinema and online at www.glasgowfilm.org Director Takashi Miike Cast Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya Japan 2010, 2h4m, subtitles, 15

Friday 15 – Wednesday 18 May

Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, in middle age, he came to adopt Tulip – a beautiful, yet intolerable eighteen-month-old German shepherd. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the ideal companion he had been searching for in vain. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, the film reveals Tulip’s often erratic behaviour, canine tastes, and Ackerley’s determined efforts to ensure an existence of perfect happiness for her. Very amusing and beautifully drawn… a treat for the dog lover and the dogless alike. Little White Lies Directors Paul & Sandra Fierlinger Voices Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, Isabella Rossellini USA 2009, 1h45m, CTBC

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The Silent House

Julia’s Eyes

Sunday 15 – Thursday 19 May

Los ojos de Julia

Uruguayan director Hernandez’s brilliant debut sees Laura (Florencia Colucci) and her father (Abel Tripaldi) visit a friend’s remote house to do some renovation work. He leaves them with one instruction: not to go upstairs. When loud noises start to resonate from the upper floor, however, Laura forces her father to investigate – only for him to return bloodied and close to death. Alone in a locked house with only a torch Laura must survive a night of terror with an unseen, horrifying threat. Astonishingly shot in one take on an HD digital camera, The Silent House harks back to the best of the horror genre with thrilling suspense, nonstop tension and a remarkable twist. An audacious lesson in fear. Watershed

A woman investigates the death of her twin sister while slowly losing her sight in this tense Spanish thriller, produced by Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth). When Julia’s (The Orphanage’s Belén Rueda) twin sister is found hanging in the family basement, everyone assumes she committed suicide. Not convinced, Julia sets out to discover the true cause of her sister’s death. Suffering from a degenerative disease that will eventually leave her blind, she soon senses the sinister presence of an ‘invisible man’. Does he really exist or is he merely a distortion of her failing eyesight? Is he responsible for her sister’s death? This stylish throwback to the giallo era is genuinely shocking.

Director Gustavo Hernandez Cast Gustavo Alonso, Abel Tripaldi, Florencia Colucci Uruguay 2010, 1h26m, subtitles, 15

Director Guillem Morales Cast Belén Rueda, Lluís Homar, Pablo Derqui Spain 2010, 1h57m, subtitles, 15

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Friday 20 May – Thursday 5 June

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Outside the Law

New Digital Print

Taxi Driver

Hors-la-loi

Monday 23 – Thursday 26 May

Monday 23 – Thursday 26 May

This brilliant, nightmarish portrait of one man’s descent into hell is a landmark of 1970s American cinema. Robert De Niro plays Travis Bickle, a Vietnam vet cruising the New York City streets in his cab as a distraction from chronic insomnia. Although his attraction to political activist Betsy (Shepherd) hints at a normal life, Bickle’s disdain for the city and what he sees as its ‘scum’ soon overwhelms him. Becoming more alienated from the world, he develops a dangerous obsession with rescuing child prostitute (Foster) from her vicious pimp (Keitel). Paul Schrader’s groundbreaking screenplay combines with Scorcese’s sensual direction and De Niro’s deeply disturbing performance to create a modern classic which has lost none of its brutal power thirty-five years on. Director Martin Scorcese Cast Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel USA 1976, 1h53m, 18

After losing their family home in Algeria, three brothers are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement; Saïd moves to Paris to make his fortune in the shady clubs and boxing halls of Pigalle. Gradually, their interconnecting destinies reunite them in the French capital, where freedom is a battle to be fought and won. Director Rachid Bouchareb brings a still-burning sense of outrage to his powerful dramatisation of the Algerian struggle for independence.This historical drama is also a fast-paced action thriller, galvanized by a trio of committed and thoughtful performances. Director Rachid Bouchareb Cast Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila France 2010, 2h18m, subtitles, 15

Le Quattro Volte Friday 27 May – Thursday 2 June Hailed as a ‘genre defying work of cinematic transcendence’, Le Quattro Volte was one of the great discoveries of the last Cannes Film Festival. The eagerly awaited second feature from Michelangelo Frammartino is a spellbinding fusion of languidly beautiful imagery and bracing philosophical rumination. The circle of life lies at the heart of a film shot in the countryside of Calabria and focusing on an elderly shepherd who will eventually become a baby goat, a giant tree and a lump of coal as his soul undergoes a journey from human to animal, vegetable and mineral. A work of great originality and poise, Le Quattro Volte is also playful, tender and surprisingly poignant. Programme notes are available in the cinema and online at www.glasgowfilm.org Director Michelangelo Frammartino / Cast Giuseppe Fuda, Bruno Timpano Italy 2010, 1h28m, subtitles, N/C 8+

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Angels of Evil

Vallanzasca – Gli angeli del male Friday 27 May – Thursday 9 June In recent years there have been biopics on infamous criminals the Baader Meinhof Gang, Carlos the Jackal and Mesrine. Now meet Renato Vallanzasca, scourge of the Italian police throughout the 1970s and 80s. A criminal by the age of nine, Vallanzasca grows up to become the country’s most notorious mobster, wresting control of the Milan underworld through a string of high-profile robberies, kidnappings and murders. His actions and devilish charm catch the attention of a celebrity-starved public while his many daring escapes from prison only serve to feed his legend. This exceptional crime epic is stylishly shot throughout, colour grading recreating the period perfectly, and features a phenomenal performance by Kim Rossi Stuart as the narcissistic and ruthless crime lord. Director Michele Placido Cast Kim Rossi Stuart, Filippo Timi, Paz Vega Italy 2010, 2h8m, subtitles, 15

Heartbeats Friday 27 May – Thursday 2 June Precociously talented and critically adored twenty-one-year-old director Xavier Dolan follows up his acclaimed I Killed My Mother (GFF 2010) 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 compete comically 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. Director Xavier Dolan Cast Monia Chokri, Niels Schneider, Xavier Dolan Canada/France 2010, 1h40m, subtitles, 15

Vidal Sassoon Monday 30 May – Thursday 2 June Vidal Sassoon is more than just a hairdresser – he’s a rock star, an artist, a craftsman who ‘changed the world with a pair of scissors’. With the geometric, Bauhaus-inspired hairdos he pioneered in the 1960s and his ‘wash and wear’ philosophy that liberated generations of women from the tyranny of the salon, Sassoon revolutionised the art of hairstyling and left an indelible mark on popular culture. This fun, fast-paced documentary traces with visual gusto the life of a self-made man whose passion and perseverance took him from a Jewish orphanage in London to the absolute pinnacle of his craft, combining vintage footage and modernday conversations with family and colleagues and, of course, plenty of heartfelt reminiscences with the charismatic 81-year-old master himself. Director Craig Teper / Cast Mary Quant, Ronnie Sassoon, Vidal Sassoon USA 2010, 1h33m, PG

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Island Wednesday 11 May (20.15) Jane Rogers’s acclaimed novel Island offers a haunting tale of retribution and redemption. Now it has been sensitively adapted for the screen in a beautifully crafted production shot on stunning locations on Mull and in Argyll and Bute. Natalie Press gives one of her best performances as Nikki Black, a young woman scarred by a lifetime in care. Now in her twenties, she decides to confront and possibly kill the mother who abandoned her as a baby. She traces the woman to a remote Scottish island and embarks on a journey of revenge. Director Elizabeth Mitchell will introduce the film and take part in a Q&A following the screening. Directors Brek Taylor, Elizabeth Mitchell Cast Natalie Press, Colin Morgan, Janet McTeer UK 2011, 1h36m, N/C 15+

A Little Bit of Rigoletto Tuesday 3 May (17.30), GFT’s Cafe Cosmo Scottish Opera returns to GFT with a free 20-minute version of Verdi’s classic tragedy. A pocket-sized take on the company’s full-scale production, A Little Bit of Rigoletto unfolds to a series of colourful illustrations, brought to life by storyteller Lissa Lorenzo, baritone Frank Church, cellist Sonia Cromarty and harpist Saida de Lyon.


LIVE BY SATELLITE EVENTS Jamie Cullum: Solo Sunday 1 May (20.30) Experience the magic of Jamie Cullum’s solo concert at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, live via satellite and on the big screen. Jamie will perform an exclusive set, playing new material alongside classics from his bestselling albums. He will also communicate with fans across the country via Twitter. Jamie Cullum is not touring in the UK this year so this is a rare chance to catch the musician in action. Tickets are £15 full price, £13 concessions and £12 CineCard holders. 1h50m (including 20 minute interval)

The State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia

NT Live

Coppelia

The Cherry Orchard

Sunday 29 May (Doors 15.45, Curtain 16.00, Ends 19.20)

Thursday 30 June (18.45)

A beautiful mechanical doll threatens the happiness of two lovers… A new choreographic version by Sergei Vikharev. This delightful performance by the Bolshoi Ballet will be beamed in live to GFT. Tickets are £15 and £10 to CineCard holders.

The National Theatre’s version of Chekhov’s classic play will be beamed in live to GFT. This new adaptation is directed by NT Associate Director Howard Davies, whose recent productions of Russian plays (including Philistines, Burnt by the Sun and The White Guard) have earned huge critical acclaim, and stars Zoë Wanamaker as Madame Ranevskaya. Tickets are £15 and £10 to CineCard holders.

2h30m (including two 25-minute intervals)

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Simon Rattle & the Berlin Philharmonic A Musical Journey Monday 9 May (18.30) Witness the brilliance of conductor Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic in a breath-taking concert recorded at Singapore’s Esplanade Concert Hall. Acknowledged as the best orchestra in the world, the Philharmonic present Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major and Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances. The outstanding acoustics and visual brilliance of Singapore’s Esplanade Concert Hall provide an impressive backdrop for the classical music. The film is an inspiring and unique blend of concert footage and imagery of Singapore itself, revealing the country’s architectural beauty and green spaces. 1h45m, U, recorded


DYLAN AT THE MOVIES Bob Dylan – one of the most important and influential cultural figures of the past five decades – turns seventy in May. This season brings together musicians, admirers and music lovers to explore his relationship with cinema, celebrating Dylan as performer, director and subject. See all five films for £30 full price / £22.50 concession. Programme notes for this season are available in the cinema and online at www.glasgowfilm.org

I’m Not There

La Strada

Tuesday 3 May (20.00)

Tuesday 10 May (18.00)

Six actors (including Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger and Richard Gere) represent different aspects and phases of Dylan’s career in this formally dazzling, unconventional biopic. The film sweeps aside conventional narrative and rejects the condensation of standard biopics.

The young Dylan spent hours in a Greenwich Village cinema devouring the cream of European cinema, including the films of Federico Fellini. La Strada is a bittersweet parable that made a star of Fellini’s wife and muse Giulietta Masina. Dylan would later cite the film as an influence for ‘Mr Tambourine Man’.

Introduced by season curator Dr Pasquale Ianonne. Director Todd Haynes Cast Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger USA/Germany 2007, 2h15m, 15

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Introduced by season curator Dr Pasquale Ianonne. Director Federico Fellini Cast Anthony Quinn, Guilietta Masina, Richard Basehart Italy 1954, 1h48m, subtitles, PG

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Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Tuesday 17 May (18.00) Dylan’s music for Peckinpah’s elegiac masterpiece includes the enduringly popular ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ as well as other stunning pieces such as ‘Billy 4’. Dylan makes a cameo appearance as Alias, a newspaper reporter who follows the Kid (Kris Kristofferson) as he is hunted down by his old friend Pat Garrett (James Coburn). Introduced by songwriter and performer Rab Noakes. Director Sam Peckinpah Cast James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel USA 1973, 2h2m, 18

Don’t Look Back Tuesday 24 May (20.15) Pennebaker’s chronicle of Dylan’s 1965 UK tour has become one of the most celebrated music documentaries. It is a fascinating, energetic snapshot of the singer-songwriter at the height of his powers, featuring famous performances from the Royal Albert Hall and encounters with fellow musicians. Screening on Dylan’s birthday, the film will be introduced by musician and broadcaster John Cavanagh and followed by a panel discussion with special guests including Senior BBC Music Producer Stewart Cruickshank. Director D A Pennebaker Cast Bob Dylan, Albert Grossman, Bob Neuwirth USA 1967, 1h36m, N/C 15+

Renaldo and Clara Sunday 29 May (13.00) Filmed during the Rolling Thunder Revue tour of 1975/76 and featuring many of his inner circle (Joan Baez, Allen Ginsberg, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott), Dylan’s rarely-seen second foray into film (after 1972’s Eat the Document) intersperses concert footage with improvised scenes in a playful, multilayered epic. Not to be missed! Introduced by season curator Dr Pasquale Ianonne. Director Bob Dylan Cast Bob Dylan, Sara Dylan, Joan Baez USA 1978, 3h55m, N/C 12+

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did you miss Benda Bilili!

Source Code

Friday 29 (14.00) & Saturday 30 April (18.30)

Sunday 1 – Tuesday 3 May

Leon Libaku is a man with an impossible dream. On the streets of Kinshasa, he managed to unite a group of homeless, disabled Congolese musicians who played both conventional and improvised instruments. As guitarist Coco Yakula observed, he made them believe that ‘one day we will be the most famous disabled men in Africa’. Leon was right and Benda Bilili! charts the long and winding road to securing a recording contract and finding global success. This infectious feel-good film takes its audience on a joyful journey.

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this mind-bending thriller from visionary director Duncan Jones. Captain Colter Stevens (Gyllenhaal) awakes to find himself on a train, trapped in the body of a man he doesn’t know. When the train is suddenly destroyed in an explosion, Stevens is transported into a hi-tech laboratory where he discovers that he is part of government experiment ‘Source Code’ which enables him to cross over into another man’s identity. His mission is to find the terrorist who bombed the train and save Chicago from obliteration. Terrifically exciting and hugely enjoyable, Source Code is perfect entertainment.

It’s good for your soul – I urge you not to miss this. Jaki McDougall, Director GFT Directors Renaud Barret, Florent de La Tullaye Democratic Republic of Congo/France 2010, 1h25m, subtitles, PG

Director Duncan Jones Cast Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga USA 2011, 1h33m, 12A

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec Monday 9 (18.15) & Tuesday 10 May (12.45) 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 early 20th century, the film features a beautiful and intrepid heroine, Adèle Blanc-Sec, 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 viewing for genre enthusiasts. Luc Besson’s Léon is also screening this month, see p27. Director Luc Besson / Cast Louise Bourgoin, Mathieu Amalric, Gilles Lellouche France 2010, 1h47m, subtitles, 12A

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Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors without Borders

When We Leave

Tuesday 3 May (17.45)

Feo Aladag’s multi-award-winning When We Leave offers a heartbreaking melodrama on issues at the core of modern Europe. Sibel Kekilli gives an outstanding performance as Umay, a German-born Turkish woman who flees her abusive husband in Istanbul. She arrives at the family home in Berlin with her five-year-old son. Her family welcome her with love but it quickly becomes apparent that they cannot accept her rebellion or her refusal to submit to her fate. She has brought shame to the family, love turns to rejection and outright hostility as she is forced to defy them and make a new life as a free western woman.

For the first time ever, Médecins Sans Frontières has given a documentary crew uncensored access to its field operations. Filmed in war-torn Congo and post-conflict Liberia, Living in Emergency interweaves the stories of four doctors as they struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions. Amid the chaos, each doctor must find their own way to face the challenges of the work, the tough choices and the limits of their idealism. A panel of Médecins Sans Frontières staff will participate in a Q&A session after the film. Director Mark Hopkins / USA 2008, 1h33m, some subtitles, 15

Die Fremde

Sunday 8 May (14.00)

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the issues raised in the film. When We Leave is winner of the European Parliament’s LUX Prize. The Prize is awarded annually for films which give a glimpse of Europeans — their lives, convictions, doubts or quests for identity. Director Feo Aladag Cast Sibel Kekilli, Nizam Schiller, Derya Alabora Germany 2010, 1h59m, subtitles, N/C 15+

Viva Mexico Sunday 8 May (17.15) In January 2006, thousands of indigenous Zapatistas say farewell to their spokesman Subcomandante Marcos. His mission: to trace the face of the ‘other’ Mexico, a face very different to the one portrayed on TV. By uncovering Mexico’s dignified and rebellious face, this journey is a provocation against those who control the country’s economy and its image. What starts as an isolated murmur will become a clamour of hundreds of thousands of voices. How will those in power respond? Director Nicolás Défossé will introduce and participate in a Q&A after the film. Director Nicolás Défossé / Mexico 2010, 1h59m, subtitles, N/C 15+

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UK GREEN FILM FESTIVAL 20–22 MAY The UK Green Film Festival is a brand new, not-for-profit, national film festival taking place in Glasgow, London, Leicester, Leeds and Cardiff, which showcases films and filmmakers engaged with environmental and climate change themes. The programme of films and events is designed to appeal to everyone, including families and schools. We’re not here to preach. We’re here to challenge, inspire, educate, learn and entertain. Partners in Glasgow include West Brewery (who make the best beer in Glasgow!) and Impact Arts – look out for their Creative Pathways Pop Up shop at GFT which showcases the work of their Eco Chic Fashion Freak and Home Project participants. There will be filmmaker Q&As, debates and much more at this fun, informative festival. Check out www.glasgowfilm.org for updates. Ticket Deals: see all films with a Full Festival Pass for £30/£26 or see 4 films with a GFT Season Pass for £22/£18. www.ukgreenfilmfestival.org Follow on Twitter @UKgreenfilms With thanks to Chris Brown, John Long, Kuba Hiterski, Gary Watt at ISIS and Jake Harvey at Phoenix.

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The Big Uneasy

GasLand

Friday 20 May (17.45)

Saturday 21 May (13.00)

Comic genius Harry Shearer is universally recognised as Derek Smalls from Spinal Tap and as the voices of Ned Flanders, Mr Burns and countless others in The Simpsons. In The Big Uneasy he brings a dry wit and a keen journalist’s instinct to a post-mortem on why New Orleans was so ill-prepared for Hurricane Katrina and why the storm left such a stain of shame on the country. The scale of the flood is shown in jaw-dropping detail before Shearer investigates why the devastation was so widespread and why the Corps of Engineers proved so incompetent for the challenge they faced. A smart, well-argued critique of one of the most shameful moments in recent American history.

The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of ‘fracking’ or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a ‘Saudia Arabia of natural gas’ just beneath the earth. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GasLand. Part verité travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown and part showdown!

We hope that Harry Shearer will take part in a Q&A via Skype following the screening. Ticket holders are invited to drinks in Cafe Cosmo after the screening, courtesy of West Brewery. Director Harry Shearer USA 2010, 1h38m, N/C 12+

Essential viewing. The Observer www.gaslandthemovie.com Director Josh Fox Cast Josh Fox, Dick Cheney, Richard Nixon USA 2010, 1h48m, PG

Take 2: A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventure Saturday 21 May (11.00) Bring along any DVDs rated either U or PG that you don’t watch anymore and swap them with other children. You’ll gain new films for free and help reduce waste. Followed by a screening of A Turtle’s Tale at 11.30am. See page 25 for more details. Director Ben Stassen / Belgium 2010, 1h28m, U

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With Landscape in Mind

Transition in Scotland

Saturday 21 May (15.30)

Saturday 21 May (17.00)

With Landscape in Mind documents landscape photographer Joe Cornish’s journey from coast to coast across the north of England – tracing a path from the industrial mouth of the river Tees, across the stark and beautiful limestone scenery of the Yorkshire Dales, to the Lake District, arguably England’s most romantic and spectacular landscape, revealing the photographer’s aesthetic and physical challenges in this upland landscape along the way. The film is a perfect combination of technical instruction and inspiration making it a ‘must see’ for all photographers and also for those who simply love to be in the great outdoors.

Folk down the road are changing the world... and these short films show how. Groups across Scotland are considering the challenges that climate change, peak oil and an uncertain economy are presenting. They’re taking positive action to overcome these challenges using a community framework called Transition. This is a celebration of three year’s work in Scotland, a display of common concern and an invitation to you to find out what Transition’s all about. The films will be introduced by Emily Watts of Transition in Scotland.

www.withlandscapeinmind.com

Tickets are free to Full Festival Pass holders, remaining tickets available free on the day only.

Director Joe Cornish 2011 UK, 1h10m, N/C 8+

2011 Scotland, 17m + 9m, N/C 8+

Plastic Planet Saturday 21 May (18.00) Like a more charming Teutonic version of Michael Moore, Werner Boote presents an up-close and personal view of the controversial and fascinating material that has found its way into every facet of our daily lives: plastic. In this playful look at a serious subject, he takes us on a journey around the globe, following plastic through its 100-year history, from humble beginnings to what seems like world domination as the debris of a substance that cannot easily be destroyed accumulates, and an industry that cannot easily be infiltrated grows unchecked. www.plastic-planet.at Director Werner Boote Austria/Germany 2010, 1h35m, some subtitles, N/C 12+

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Planeat

The Pipe

Saturday 21 May (20.15)

Sunday 22 May (12.45)

A provocative challenge to our love of meat and dairy. By tracking the work of scientists, doctors and environmentalists, Planeat forces us to confront the evidence that a heavily animal-based diet is bad for our health, the environment and the future of the planet. The film features the groundbreaking work of Dr T Colin Campbell in China who is exploring the link between diet and disease, and Professor Gidon Eshel’s investigations into how our food choices contribute to global warming, land use and oceanic deadzones. With the help of some innovative chefs and farmers, the filmmakers begin a discussion on how the problems we face today can be solved, without simply resorting to a diet of lentils and lettuce leaves.

When it was discovered that there was a reserve of 11 trillion cubic feet of natural gas 80km off the west coast of Ireland, a consortium led by Shell developed plans to lay a pipeline into County Mayo, through the village of Rossport. Without having been consulted in the planning process, the small farming and fishing community objected, fearing the risk of environmental damage, and understandably keen to protect their land, fishing grounds and, indeed, their very way of life. Risteard Ó Domhnaill’s compelling, moving film followed the campaign against Shell over four years… The Pipe serves as a stirring tribute to the brave men and women fighting for their rights, and standing up to a corporate giant. BFI London Film Festival

One of the directors will introduce the film and take part in a Q&A following the screening. www.planeat.tv Directors Shelley Lee Davies & Or Shlomi UK 2010, 1h24m, N/C 8+

www.thepipethefilm.com Director Risteard Ó Domhnaill Ireland 2010, 1h23m, N/C 12+

The Great White Silence Sunday 22 (15.15) & Tuesday 24 May (12.45) A hundred years ago the British Antarctic Expedition led by Captain Scott set out on its ill-fated race to the South Pole. Joining Scott on board the Terra Nova was official photographer and cinematographer Herbert Ponting, and the images that he captured have fired imaginations ever since. Ponting filmed almost every aspect of the expedition: the scientific work, life in camp and the local wildlife – including the characterful Adélie penguins. Those things he was unable to film he boldly recreated back home. The BFI National Archive has now restored Ponting’s resulting feature length film using the latest techniques, reintroducing its sophisticated use of colour. The alien beauty of the landscape is brought dramatically to life and shows the world of the expedition in brilliant detail. Director Herbert G Ponting / UK 1924, 1h48m, U

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Learning

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.

Contemporary Cinema Course Summer, with Dr David Archibald: Wed 22 June – Wed 24 August

Autumn, with Dr Christopher Gow: Wed 14 September – Wed 16 November Course Level: 1 (Introductory / Beginning critical engagement) An ideal beginner’s 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 Learning space. Films will be in early evening slots but exact times may vary. The course costs £71/£63. Please state which course run you are booking for when enrolling (Summer or Autumn).

Artists’ Film & Video Courses in Association with LUX

Space is the Place: Landscape in Artists’ Films Tues 14 June – Tues 4 July (18.30–21.00) Course Level: 3 (Intermediate / Some film knowledge required) Landscape has long held a fascination for the avantgarde. This course examines how British filmmakers such as William Raban, Chris Welsby, Emily Richardson, Andrew Kötting and Patrick Keiller have gleaned images directly from the landscape of their surroundings and incorporated them creatively into the fabric of their films. Led by Aimee Mollaghan. The course comprises four illustrated seminars and discussions accompanied by key readings held in the GFT Learning space. The course costs £40/£34. Includes ticket to a special cinema screening related to the course.

GYFF Seeks New Team Members

Want to be part of Europe’s most innovative film festival for young audiences? Over 9,000 people attended Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2011 which was programmed by the Youth Team. The Team also hosted special Q&A discussions, produced a film trailer, helped to design a brochure and even sang at a concert! GYFF is looking for outgoing Glasgow-based teenagers aged fifteen to eighteen who are free on Monday evenings from August onwards. If you are interested in taking part, please email paul.macgregor@glasgowfilm.org and say why you’d be a good addition to the team. Places are limited so don’t delay!

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Schools

Youth and Schools

For regular updates on forthcoming schools events, moving image education news and special offers, sign up to our Schools Enewsletter at www.glasgowfilm.org. Glasgow Film Learning’s programme for children and young people is supported by The Robertson Trust and Glasgow City Council.

UK GREEN FILM FESTIVAL A Turtle’s Tale

Manufactured Landscapes

Sammy the turtle travels the world to be reunited with his friends, only to discover that the oceans are being dramatically altered by global warming. Perfect for teaching children about the importance of the sea and its many creatures.

Award-winning documentary following a renowned artist around China as he charts the effects of the country’s rapid industrial growth. The film asks questions about the devastating impact that humans have on our environment in an original and provocative way.

Both screenings will be preceded by a short talk from an environmental expert on turtles and the environment.

Introduced by Mark Irwin, Sustainable Development Education Officer, Glasgow City Council Education Services.

Cert U, Recommended for Nursery – Primary 4 [Expressive Arts/Social Studies] FREE for all Glasgow Local Authority Schools. £3 per pupil for all other schools.

Cert U, Recommended for Secondary 1–6 [Expressive Arts/Modern Studies/Geography] FREE for all Glasgow Local Authority Schools. £3 per pupil for all other schools.

Thursday 19 & Friday 20 May (10.15–12.00)

Thursday 19 May (10.00–11.30)

Refugee Week 2011 (20–26 June) celebrates the theme of courage and the 60th anniversary of the Refugee Convention.

Persepolis

Thursday 9 June (10.15–12.15) A rebellious and outspoken young Iranian girl is sent abroad by her parents who fear for her safety under the oppressive rule of Islamic Fundamentalists. Screening preceded by two short animations made by young refugees and an introduction from the Scottish Refugee Council. Thanks to the Scottish Refugee Council, KRAN Riverside Project and Animate & Create.

REFUGEE WEEK FOR SCHOOLS

Cert 12A, Recommended for Secondary 1–6 [French/Citizenship/Modern Studies] In French with English subtitles. FREE for all schools.

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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

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 12A (12A: Contains moderate fantasy violence and threat)

Saturday 30 April 11.30 (2h25m) Will Harry Potter be strong enough to defeat Lord Voldemort? Audio described and captioned at GFT screening only.

Arthur and the Great Adventure PG

Saturday 7 May 11.30 (1h33m) Arthur goes on a quest to stop the evil Maltazard.

Tron: Legacy PG

Saturday 14 May 11.30 (2h5m) The son of a computer programmer ends up inside an amazing digital world. Audio described and captioned at GFT screening only.

A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventure U

Saturday 21 May 11.00 (1h28m) Bring along any DVDs rated either U or PG that you don’t watch anymore and swap them with other children. You’ll gain new films for free and help reduce waste. Followed by a special introduction and screening of A Turtle’s Tale at 11.30.

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen PG

Saturday 28 May 11.30 (2h6m) Join the eccentric Baron Munchausen as he travels around the world.

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 Screening:

Arthur and the Great Adventure PG

Saturday 7 May, 12.30 (1h33m)

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Our 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. The Wee Curry Shop is at 7 Buccleuch Street (near GFT at Cowcaddens) and also at 41 Byres Road, Glasgow. On the last Sunday of every month The Wee Curry Shop on Byres Road (0141 339 1339) invites GFT patrons to a delicious two-course lunch for £10, with the full amount going to the National Autistic Society Scotland. Families are welcome.

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Silver Screen

Every Tuesday at 12.45 GFT programmes films for our more discerning viewers!

Source Code 12A

Tuesday 3 May (12.45) - see page 17

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec 12A Tuesday 10 May (12.45) - see page 17

My Dog Tulip CTBC

Tuesday 17 May (12.45) - see page 8

The Great White Silence U

Tuesday 24 May (12.45) - see page 22

Vidal Sassoon PG

Tuesday 31 May (12.45) - see page 11

MOVIES

YOUR CITY, YOUR STORIES Make a short film inspired by Glasgow's Coat of Arms and your movie could be shown during the Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2012! Four themed filmmaking competitions for under-18s will take place in the run up to GYFF 2012. We're looking for 5-minute short films based on the legend behind the Glasgow's city crest – the first theme is Bird so get creative and get cracking! Winners will be announced online with a grand prize awarded during GYFF 2012. Competition 1: Bird – Deadline Monday 4 July For more details, inspiration and how to enter, visit www.glasgowfilm.org/cinema_city/weemovies

All tickets are £4


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.

Léon

Goodfellas

Friday 13 May (23.00)

Friday 27 May (23.00)

After her family are murdered, Mathilda (Portman) is reluctantly taken in by her neighbour Léon (Reno), a professional assassin. Swearing vengeance, she asks Léon to train her as a ‘cleaner’ so she can avenge the death of her little brother. Heralding Luc Besson’s American debut, the controversial Léon features a bonkers performance by Gary Oldman as a corrupt policeman and introduced audiences to Natalie Portman (Black Swan) as an adorable contract killer.

An epic tale of gangsters and their violent yet glamorous lifestyles. Punk kid Henry (Liotta) progresses from the mean streets of Brooklyn to committing airport robberies and extortion, until it goes horribly wrong… Arguably Scorsese’s finest hour, Goodfellas made a star of Joe Pesci as the psychotic Tommy and influenced a wave of ‘90s directors like Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson.

Director Luc Besson Cast Jean Reno, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman France 1994, 1h50m, 18

Director Martin Scorsese Cast Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci USA 1990, 2h26m, 18

Lock Up Your Daughters presents

All Over Me

Sunday 22 May (20.00) Alex Sichel’s directorial debut, scripted by her sister, teases apart internalised homophobia, first love, teen angst, music and the city. Made within a couple of years of Larry Clark’s Kids and Maria Maggenti’s The Incredible True Story of Two Girls in Love, it easily matches them with its downbeat clarity and refreshing visual style. All Over Me also features a killer soundtrack (including tracks by Babes in Toyland, Sleater-Kinney and The Murmurs) that will have you pining for 90’s riot grrrl. This screening will be introduced by Sophie and Lucy of Lock Up Your Daughters. All welcome to join LUYD in Café Cosmo after the screening. In association with IDAHo (International Day Against Homophobia) Director Alex Sichel / Cast Alison Folland, Tara Subkoff, Leisha Hailey USA 1997, 1h30m, 15

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Horror/Cult Cinema Discussion Group

Wednesday 4 May (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 11 May (18.30) Free This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the Balcony 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 31 May (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

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

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 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

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Website

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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

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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.

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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

This Issue’s Accessible Screenings Take 2: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (12A) Saturday 30 April (11.30)

Take 2: Tron: Legacy (PG) Saturday 14 May (11.30)

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

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. Glasgow Film Theatre FSC PURE POR Green Whiteout 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB

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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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world class opera from glyndebourne GFT is delighted to announce that we’ll be beaming in world class opera from Glyndebourne via satellite this summer. Book now for:

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Sunday 26 June (15.00, 6h, live)

Full Price £25 / Concessions £21.50 / CineCards £19.50

Don Giovanni

Sunday 31 July (18.00, 3h30m, recorded) Full Price £15 / Concessions £13 / CineCards £12

The Turn of the Screw

Sunday 21 August (18.00, 2h30m, live)

Full Price £15 / Concessions £13 / CineCards £12

GFT May 2011 brochure  

Cinema listings for the Glasgow Film Theatre for May 2011.

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