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OCTOBER 2011

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN Shocktober

A season of recent cinema’s finest provocations

Scotland Loves Anime

Cutting-edge Japanese animation

Glasgay!

A celebration of queer cinema

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Contents Diary 

2–4

The 48 Hour Film Project

10

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

11

Cane Toads: The Conquest 3D Clerks 

Boys on Film: Bad Romance

22

Gigola

21

7

Polyester

22

12

Weekend

21

We Were Here

22

Colourful 

17

Escaflowne the Movie

17

Hotarubi no Mori E

16

Interstella 5555

16

A Letter to Momo

17

Day for Night

9

Days of Heaven

9

The Debt

28

Drive

27

The Evil Dead

12

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

13

Hell and Back Again

7

The Interrupters

6

I Start Counting

11

Manhattan Short Film Festival

10

Audition

20

Chopper

19

27

Fat Girl

20

10

Happiness

20

Seul contre tous

19

Enjoy Your Meal

14

Our Generation

14

You’ve Been Trumped

14

Access Take 2: Autism-Friendly Screenings

25

Midnight in Paris

6

Miss Bala

8

Perfect Sense La Piscine

7 11

Ratcatcher

8

Sarah’s Key

27

The Shining

12

The Space Between Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

5 27

Tyrannosaur

6

Villain

5

We Need to Talk About Kevin

8

West Side Story

9

ALTERNATIVE CONTENT The Bolshoi Ballet: Esmeralda

24

Leonardo Live from the National Gallery

24

NT Live: Collaborators

24

NT Live: The Kitchen

24

DOCUMENT 9 48

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Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey

13

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Mardock Scramble: The First Compression & The Second Combustion 16 15

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Predator

SCOTLAND LOVES ANIME

Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D

Melancholia

Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold 

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Film Discussion Group

26

Geek Film Night with Greg Hemphill

11

The GFT Film Quiz

26

GFT Learning

23

Horror/Cult Film Discussion Group

26

Late Night Classics

12

Lock Up Your Daughters 

21

Monorail Film Club

11

Psychotronic Cinema

11

Silver Screen

26

Take 2: Free Saturday Films for Families

25

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Diary Friday 30 September Melancholia (15) p5

Sarah’s Key (12A) p27

14.30

12.30

/ 17.15 / 20.00 / 15.00

17.45

Clerks (18) p12

23.00

Saturday 1 October Melancholia (15) p5

14.30 / 17.15 / 20.00

Sarah’s Key (12A) p27

15.00 / 20.35

Enjoy Your Meal (N/C 15+) p14

highlights october eXhibitioNs Project Ability Glasgow Project Room Glasgow Print Studio Street Level Photoworks Trongate 103 Foyer Glasgow Print Studio

17.45

Take 2: Rio (U) p25

11.30

Access T2: Rio (U) p25

12.30

Sunday 2 October

Collected Exhibition by Stuart Murray Featured Artist: Alan Cameron The Obsidian Isle Images from the 70s and 00’s by Keith Ingham Modern and Contemporary Masters

eVeNts GMAC: Sharmanka

Café Flicker Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre performance* Russian Cultural Centre: Sunday Evening Music Recitals* creAte* Trongate 103 offers a wide choice of creative classes in a variety of techniques and media including print, photography, digital imaging animation, film and video.

Melancholia (15) p5

13.15 / 19.00

West Side Story (PG) p9

16.00

Manhattan Short Film Festival (N/C 15+) p10 14.00 Our Generation (N/C 15+) p14

17.00

Predator (18) p11

19.30

Monday 3 October Melancholia (15) p5

14.15 / 20.00

West Side Story (PG) p9

17.00

Villain (15) p5

14.45 / 17.30

The Space Between (N/C 15+) p5

Tuesday 4 October Melancholia (15) p5

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20.15 15.45 / 20.00

West Side Story (PG) p9

12.45

Villain (15) p5 ADmissioN Free

/ 20.35

You’ve Been Trumped (N/C 12+) p14

14.45

Chopper (18) p19

17.45

George Harrison: Living in the Material World (12) p13

18.30

Wednesday 5 October Melancholia (15) p5

14.30 / 17.15 / 20.00

Days of Heaven (PG) p9

13.30 / 18.10

The Interrupters (15) p6

15.30 / 20.10

Horror/Cult Film Discussion Group p26

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


Thursday 6 October Melancholia (15) p5

12.45 / 15.30

Days of Heaven (PG) p9

16.00 / 20.40

The Interrupters (15) p6

13.30 / 18.00

NT Live: The Kitchen p24

18.45

Friday 7 October Tyrannosaur (18) p6 14.45

/ 16.45

Melancholia (15) p5

/ 18.45 / 20.45 14.30

/ 20.10

Tekken: Blood Vengeance... (N/C 12+) p15 17.30 Interstella 5555 (PG) p16

23.00

Saturday 8 October Tyrannosaur (18) p6

14.00 / 18.45 / 20.45 16.00 / 17.40

Hotarubi no Mori E (N/C 12+) p16

14.45

Mardock Scramble: The First Compression & The Second Combustion (N/C 18+) p16 Take 2: Arrietty (U) p25

20.30 11.30

Sunday 9 October

/ 16.40

Tyrannosaur (18) p6

/ 18.40 / 20.45 14.30

/ 18.30

Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (12A) p716.30

/ 20.30

Saturday 15 October

Midnight in Paris (12A) p6 14.40 / 16.40 / 18.40 / 20.45 Tyrannosaur (18) p6

16.30 / 20.30

Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (12A) p7 14.30 / 18.30

Sunday 16 October Midnight in Paris (12A) p6

11.30

13.40

/ 17.40 / 19.45

Tyrannosaur (18) p6

15.30

Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (12A) p7

17.30

Cane Toads: The Conquest 3D (PG) p7

15.45

Lock Up Your Daughters: Gigola (N/C 15+) p2119.30

Tyrannosaur (18) p6

19.30

Melancholia (15) p5

12.45

Escaflowne the Movie (N/C 12+) p17

12.30

Colourful (N/C 12+) p17

15.30

A Letter to Momo (N/C 8+) p17

18.45

The Bolshoi Ballet: Esmeralda p24

Monday 10 October

16.00

Tyrannosaur (18) p6

14.15 / 16.15 / 20.45

Melancholia (15) p5

14.30 / 17.15 / 20.00

Day for Night (12A) p9

18.15

Tuesday 11 October Tyrannosaur (18) p6

15.15 / 20.45

Melancholia (15) p5

14.30 / 20.00

Seul contre tous (18) p19

18.15

Day for Night (12A) p9

12.45

The 48 Hour Film Project (N/C 15+) p10

18.00

Wednesday 12 October

14.00 / 16.00 / 18.10

Melancholia (15) p5

14.30 / 20.00

Day for Night (12A) p9

20.20

The 48 Hour Film Project (N/C 15+) p10

18.00

Film Discussion Group p26

18.30

Thursday 13 October Tyrannosaur (18) p6

14.45 / 16.45 / 18.45 / 20.45

Melancholia (15) p5

14.30 / 20.00

The 48 Hour Film Project (N/C 15+) p10

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Midnight in Paris (12A) p6  14.40

Take 2: Kung Fu Panda (PG) p25

Melancholia (15) p5

Tyrannosaur (18) p6

Friday 14 October

Monday 17 October Midnight in Paris (12A) p6

14.40

Tyrannosaur (18) p6

/ 16.40 / 20.45 16.30 / 20.30

Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (12A) p7 14.30 / 18.30 Cane Toads: The Conquest 3D (PG) p7

Tuesday 18 October Midnight in Paris (12A) p6

18.45 14.40 / 16.40

Tyrannosaur (18) p6

13.45

Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (12A) p7 15.45 / 20.45 Happiness (18) p20

17.45

Cane Toads: The Conquest 3D (PG) p7

12.45

We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p8

19.15

Wednesday 19 October Midnight in Paris (12A) p6

14.40 / 16.40 / 20.45

Tyrannosaur (18) p6

16.30 / 18.40

Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (12A) p7 14.30 / 18.30 The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (18) p11

Thursday 20 October

Midnight in... (12A) p6 14.40 / 16.40 / 18.40 Tyrannosaur (18) p6

20.30 / 20.45

16.30 / 20.30

Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (12A) p7 14.30 / 18.30

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Friday 21 October

We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p8  13.10 / 18.00 / 20.20 / 23.15 Midnight in Paris (12A) p6

14.30

/ 18.45

Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (12A) p716.30

/ 20.45

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (15) p27

15.30

The Shining (15) p12

23.00

Saturday 22 October We Need to Talk... (15) p8

15.40 / 18.00 / 20.20

Midnight in Paris (12A) p6

16.45 / 20.45

Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (12A) p7 14.45 / 18.45 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (15) p27

13.15

Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey (N/C 8+) p13

12.15

Take 2: The Secret of Kells (PG) p25

11.30

Sunday 23 October We Need to Talk... (15) p8

12.20 / 14.40 / 17.00

Hell and Back Again (CTBC) p7

15.00

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (15) p27

19.20

48 (N/C 12+) p13

17.00

Ratcatcher (15) p8

19.30

Monday 24 October We Need to Talk... (15) p8

13.10 / 15.30 / 20.20

Hell and Back Again (CTBC) p7

14.15 / 18.30

Drive (18) p27

16.15 / 20.30

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (15) p27

Tuesday 25 October We Need to Talk... (15) p8

17.50

15.40 / 18.00 / 20.20

Hell and Back Again (CTBC) p7

15.30

Drive (18) p27

13.15

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (15) p27

12.45

Fat Girl (18) p20

18.00

Weekend (N/C 15+) p21

20.30

The GFT Film Quiz p26

20.45

Wednesday 26 October

We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p8  13.20 / 15.40 / 18.00 Hell and Back Again (CTBC) p7

/ 20.20

14.00 / 18.10

Drive (18) p27

16.00

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (15) p27

20.10

Special features

ÂŁ4.00 tickets

Free events

Thursday 27 October

We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p8

15.30 / 20.20

Hell and Back Again (CTBC) p7

16.30 / 20.45

Drive (18) p27

14.20 / 18.30

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (15) p27

17.50

Friday 28 October

We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p8  13.20 / 15.40 / 18.00 / 20.20 / 23.15 Miss Bala (15) p8

16.10

Perfect Sense (15) p27

14.10

The Evil Dead (18) p12

/ 20.30 / 18.30 23.00

Saturday 29 October

We Need to Talk... (15) p813.25 / 15.40 / 18.00 / 20.20 Miss Bala (15) p8

13.50 / 18.10 / 20.30

Perfect Sense (15) p27

16.10

Take 2: The Little Vampire (U) p25

Sunday 30 October We Need to Talk... (15) p8

11.30

12.20 / 14.40 / 19.20

Miss Bala (15) p8

12.45 / 17.10

Boys on Film: Bad Romance (N/C 15+) p22

15.00

The Debt (15) p28

17.00

Monorail Film Club: I Start Counting (15) p11 19.30

Monday 31 October We Need to Talk... (15) p8

13.20 / 15.40 / 18.00

Miss Bala (15) p8

13.10 / 15.30 / 20.30

Audition (18) p20

17.50

The Debt (15) p28

20.20

Tuesday 1 November We Need to Talk... (15) p8

15.15 / 18.00 / 20.20

Miss Bala (15) p8

13.10 / 15.30 / 20.30

We Were Here (N/C 12+) p22

18.00

The Debt (15) p28

12.45

Wednesday 2 November

We Need to Talk... (15) p813.20 / 15.40 / 18.00 / 20.20 Miss Bala (15) p8

13.00 / 17.50

La Piscine (12A) p10

15.20 / 20.10

Thursday 3 November

We Need to Talk... (15) p813.20 / 15.40 / 18.00 / 20.20 Miss Bala (15) p8

13.10 / 15.30 / 20.30

La Piscine (12A) p10

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Melancholia Preview: Wednesday 28 September (18.45) Friday 30 September – Thursday 13 October Palme d’Or winning director Lars von Trier assembles a glittering Hollywood cast in Melancholia, his beautifully shot apocalyptic disaster movie. As Justine (Kirsten Dunst) arrives for her wedding reception at her sister’s mansion, a battle against her inner demons resurfaces. At the same time Earth is threatened by an imminent collision with Planet Melancholia – whose presence becomes increasingly ominous as the film moves towards its truly spectacular finale. Kirsten Dunst won the Best Actress award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for her performance.

Villain Akunin

Monday 3 (14.45/17.30) & Tuesday 4 October (14.45)

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

Yuichi is a desperately unhappy loner who spends his days working, looking after his elderly grandparents and hooking up with women online. When one of his dates fobs him off to be with another man, she ends up dead, and Yuichi is the key suspect. Frightened and demonised, he goes on the run with another love-starved internet girlfriend, and the two begin a very strange love story indeed. Less a whodunnit than a why, this is a fascinating, morally ambiguous film about the nature of good and evil and the effect crime has on the friends and family of both victim and killer. Brilliantly compelling and impressively acted, Villain recently picked up five Japanese Academy Awards.

Director Lars von Trier Cast Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany 2011, 2h16m, 15

Director Lee Sang-il Cast Eri Fukatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Akira Emoto Japan 2010, 2h20m, subtitles, 15

Lars von Trier creates a mesmerizing, visually gorgeous and often-moving alloy of family drama. The Telegraph The screening on Sunday 2 October (19.00) is a GFT Screen Salon event, see p23 for full details.

The Space Between Monday 3 October (20.15) An Edinburgh love story and redemption tale, The Space Between follows two strangers brought together and given a chance to turn their lives around. Shot in glorious summer, Edinburgh catalyses the action and contemporary Scottish musicians provide an eclectic soundtrack. This new feature is written and directed by Tim Barrow, producer of award-winning Scottish road movie The Inheritance. Director Tim Barrow will introduce the film and participate in a Q&A afterwards. Director Tim Barrow / Cast Vivien Reid, Tim Barrow, David Whitney Scotland 2010, 1h25m, N/C 15+

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Tyrannosaur

Wednesday 5 (15.30/20.10) & Thursday 6 October (13.30/18.00)

Friday 7 – Thursday 20 October

Shot over the course of one year, The Interrupters features Ameena, Cobe and Eddie, all of whom have stories and histories of violence and gang activity. These ‘violence interrupters’ (their job title) use their own personal experiences and street credibility to work in Chicago communities, interjecting where violence is prone to erupt and working with families to stop the infection from spreading. As they venture into their communities, they confront the importance of family, the noxious nature of poverty and the place of race. And they do it with incredible candour and directness. From Steve James, the acclaimed director of Hoop Dreams. Director Steve James USA 2011, 2h7m, 15

The directorial debut of renowned British actor Paddy Considine (last seen as the mullet-sporting new-ager in Submarine), Tyrannosaur is a first feature with real bite – an intense drama about a lonely man with a violent temper and a knack for getting into situations, particularly at pubs, that leave him and others bloody. Joseph has a soft spot for a young boy who lives across the street with his feckless mother and her punk boyfriend. Beyond that, he knows better than to seek anyone else’s company – that is, until he meets a Christian charity shop worker with some problems of her own… An unconventional love story, propelled by outstanding performances from its leads, Tyrannosaur was the toast of the Sundance Film Festival this year. The screening on Sunday 9 October (19.30) is a GFT Screen Salon event, see p23 for full details. The screening on Wednesday 12 October (18.10) will be introduced by Dr Christopher Gow. Programme notes are available in the cinema and online at www.glasgowfilm.org Director Paddy Considine Cast Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan UK 2011, 1h32m, 18

Midnight in Paris Friday 14 – Saturday 22 October Romantic, witty and charming, Midnight in Paris has been named one of Woody Allen’s best films in years. Allen returns to the screen with the story of a young couple who visit Paris on a business trip. Gil (Owen Wilson) is a successful Hollywood writer who is attempting to write his first novel. Bored of socialising with his partner’s pseudo-intellectual friend (Michael Sheen), he takes a midnight walk through the enchanting streets. As Paris comes alive after dark, he falls in love with the city and its magic, while dreaming of a life better than his own. Director Woody Allen / Cast Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen Spain/USA 2011, 1h24m, some subtitles, 12A: Contains moderate sex references

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Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold Friday 14 – Saturday 22 October He’s given his body over to fast food and searched in vain for Osama Bin Laden, now gonzo documentary maker Morgan Spurlock uses his unique brand of tongue-in-cheek filmmaking to investigate the pervasive use of product placement in movies. Spurlock typically eschews a traditional talking heads and archive format and opts instead for the Supersize option: this $1.5 million film about product placement is exclusively financed through product placement itself. He takes us behind the scenes to the pitching process, as he tries to convince big companies to back him, making them and their products the stars of the show. Volkswagen and Nike declined, but luckily for us, many others said yes, including Pom Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice… Director Morgan Spurlock USA 2011, 1h29m, 12A: Contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex references

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Cane Toads: The Conquest 3D Sunday 16 – Tuesday 18 October Cane Toads: The Conquest 3D is a comic yet provocative account of Australia’s most notorious environmental blunder. Shot against the harsh and beautiful landscape of northern Australia, Mark Lewis’ documentary tracks the unstoppable journey of the toad across the continent. The maker of Cane Toads: An Unnatural History and The Natural History of the Chicken injects his trademark irreverence and humour into the story as he follows a trail of human conflict, bizarre culture and extraordinary close encounters. Filmed with high-resolution 3D technology, Cane Toads is the first Australian digital 3D feature film. Custom designed equipment allows viewers to get up close and personal with these curious creatures like never before. A unique viewing experience, immerse yourself in the world of the toad. Part of our Family Ticket Deal, see page 29 for details. £1.50 on top of ticket prices Director Mark Lewis / Australia 2011, 1h25m, PG

Hell and Back Again Sunday 23 – Thursday 27 October From his embed with US Marines Echo Company in Afghanistan, photojournalist and filmmaker Danfung Dennis reveals the devastating impact a Taliban machinegun bullet has on the life of twenty-five-year-old Sergeant Nathan Harris. The film seamlessly transitions from stunning war reportage to an intimate, visceral portrait of one man’s personal struggle at home in North Carolina, where Harris confronts the physical and emotional difficulties of re-adjusting to civilian life. Masterfully contrasting the intensity of the frontline with the unsettling normalcy of home, Hell and Back Again lays bare the true cost of war. Winner of the World Cinema Jury and Cinematography Awards, Sundance Film Festival. Director Danfung Dennis / UK 2011, 1h28m, some subtitles, N/C 15+

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We Need to Talk About Kevin Scottish premiere with cast and crew: Tuesday 18 October (19.15) Friday 21 October – Thursday 3 November After a nine-year absence from the screen, acclaimed Glaswegian director Lynne Ramsay returns with an adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s controversial bestseller. Tilda Swinton stars as Eva, a once-vibrant woman who finds herself re-examining her life after her teenage son Kevin guns down students and teachers at his high school. Shunned by the local community, Eva grapples with her own feelings of grief and responsibility as she recalls Kevin’s difficult upbringing and her troubled marriage. With a brilliantly subtle score by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, Ramsay blurs the relationship between time and cause to pose uncomfortable questions about nature-versus-nurture, motherhood and unconditional love. The screening on Wednesday 26 October (18.00) will be introduced by Dr Christopher Gow. Programme notes are available in the cinema and online at www.glasgowfilm.org Director Lynne Ramsay Cast Tilda Swinton, John C Reilly, Ezra Miller UK 2011, 1h52m, 15

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Ratcatcher Sunday 23 October (19.30) Shot in Glasgow, Ratcatcher was one of the most impressive debuts of the 1990s, announcing Lynne Ramsay not just as a promising first-time director, but a fully-fledged visionary from the start. Twelve-year-old James accidentally causes the death of another boy in the canal that runs behind their Glasgow council estate. Intelligent but withdrawn, he carries this secret throughout the film, struggling to reconcile his dreams and his guilt with the abjection that surrounds him. It’s dark stuff, but Ramsay allows just enough warmth to creep in – in moments of tenderness, comedy and quiet poetry. Preceded by Lynne Ramsay’s short film, Small Deaths (1996, 11 mins). Thanks to Gavin Emerson The screening will be introduced by Dr Jonathan Murray, Lecturer in Film and Visual Culture at Edinburgh College of Art. Director Lynne Ramsay Cast William Eadie, Michelle Stewart UK/France 1999, 1h33m, 15

Miss Bala Friday 28 October – Thursday 10 November Winning rave reviews at Cannes earlier this year, Miss Bala explores the many extremes of modern Mexican society when the world of pageants and the ongoing drug war collide. With the dream of being crowned Miss Baja California, teenager Laura skips school to attend a local beauty contest. But her day takes a horrifying turn when she becomes the only living witness to a massacre committed by a gang of narcos. Laura soon realises the extent of the gang’s reach when she speaks about the incident to a policeman, who delivers her straight to the gang leader, Lino. What follows is a tense and brutal tale of impossible dreams versus the grim reality of everyday Mexico, skilfully handled by the director of festival hit I’m Gonna Explode. Programme notes are available in the cinema and online at www.glasgowfilm.org Director Gerardo Naranjo / Cast Stephanie Sigman, Noe Hernandez / Mexico 2011, 1h48, subtitles, 15

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CLASSICS AT GFT New digital print

New digital print

Sunday 2 – Tuesday 4 October

Wednesday 5 (13.30/18.10) & Thursday 6 October (16.00/20.40)

West Side Story Winner of ten Academy Awards including Best Picture, West Side Story remains a thrilling big screen version of the landmark Broadway musical. This 50th anniversary restoration means that the film looks and sounds better than ever. Director Robert Wise collaborated with legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins to ensure that the electricity and energy of the Broadway production was captured for posterity and conveyed with all the immediacy and intimacy of the cinema. Natalie Wood is Maria and Richard Beymer is Tony in a latterday Romeo and Juliet set among the gangs of 1950s New York. The sensational Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim score includes ‘Maria’ and ‘America’. Directors Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins Cast Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris USA 1961, 2h31m, PG

Days of Heaven A new digital restoration of Terrence Malick’s beguiling second film, supervised and approved by the director himself. In 1916, after trouble at work, Bill (Richard Gere) leaves Chicago for Texas, together with girlfriend Abby (Brooke Adams) and his younger sister. Instead of a better life, they head straight into tragedy when a wealthy farmer (Sam Shepard) falls for Abby. Believing him to be dying and expecting to inherit a fortune, she agrees to marry him until it all goes horribly wrong. Famously encouraging cinematographers Nestor Almendros and Haskell Wexler to shoot during the legendary ‘magic hour’, Malick created a gorgeous and sublime masterpiece on American history. Director Terrence Malick Cast Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard USA 1978, 1h34m, PG

Day for Night

La nuit americaine Monday 10 – Wednesday 12 October ‘Are films more important than life?’ This is the question posed by the male lead in Day for Night’s film-within-a-film, and answered in the affirmative by Truffaut in this 1974 Oscar-winner – one of cinema’s most entertaining films about the joys and frustrations of making movies. Everything that could possibly go wrong on Meet Pamela does so in spades, and yet its harassed director Ferrand battles on in the search for meaningful art. Truffaut regular Jean-Pierre Léaud is on cracking form as the actor who falls passionately in love with leading lady Jacqueline Bisset, and the entire supporting cast – from Nathalie Baye down to Graham Greene, who pops up in a cameo – are terrific. Director François Truffaut / Cast Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jean-Pierre Léaud France/Italy 1973, 1h56m, subtitles, 12A: Contains moderate sex references

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La Piscine Wednesday 2 (15.20/20.10) & Thursday 3 November (18.00) Former off-screen couple Alain Delon and Romy Schneider were reunited on screen for this taut psychological thriller – a slice of pure 1960s south-of-France glam. Holidaying in their villa above San Tropez, two lovers find their languorous summer respite upset by the arrival of her old boyfriend with nubile daughter in tow. As the four variously devote themselves to the pursuit of pleasure, allegiances shift, old hostilities ignite, and it’s not long before someone ends up face down in the deep end… Co-written by Luis Buñuel’s long-time writing partner Jean-Claude Carrière, with a score from the ever-fabulous Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and a very young Jane Birkin in her first major role, this is one for French film fans everywhere. Director Jacques Deray / Cast Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet, Jane Birkin France/Italy 1969, 2h4m, subtitles, 12A: Contains moderate sex and violence

Manhattan Short Film Festival Sunday 2 October (14.00) Glasgow... you be the judge! Ten short films selected from 598 entries will screen across the world during the week of Sunday 23 September – Sunday 2 October. Audiences at each venue are handed a voting card and asked to choose their favourite film. With finalists from this Festival’s thirteen-year history going on to be nominated and even win the Oscar in the short film category, Manhattan Short is a wonderful opportunity to see the next generation of feature filmmakers from around the world, including Glasgow’s own Colin Kennedy with I Love Luci. All tickets are £4 Made a short film? Friday 14 October is the final deadline for submissions to Glasgow Short Film Festival – go to www.glasgowfilm.org/gsff for more information. Directors Various 2011, 2h25m, N/C 15+

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The 48 Hour Film Project Group A – Tue 11 October (18.00) Group B – Wed 12 October (18.00) Group C – Thurs 13 October (18.00) Scotland’s speediest filmmakers go head-to-head. Come and watch fourteen daring short films, each made start to finish over one weekend, Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 October. Meet the filmmakers, vote for your favourite film and win prizes at these fun events. The winning filmmaker will receive a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend Filmapalooza at the Taos Shortz Film Fest in America for the international premiere of his or her film. Directors Various Scotland 2011, 1h30m approximate, N/C 15+

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Geek Film Night with Greg Hemphill

Predator

Sunday 2 October (19.30) A team of special force ops, led by Major ‘Dutch’ Schaefer, are ordered in to assist CIA man, George Dillon on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false pretences. However this deception turns out to be the least of their worries when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world. Is this the best shoot-‘em-up, sci-fi film ever made? This screening will be preceded by a Q&A with Greg Hemphill who has chosen this month’s film. Chaired by Mark Millar. Director John McTiernan Cast Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo USA 1987, 1h41m, 18

Psychotronic Cinema presents

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage Wednesday 19 October (20.30) Psychotronic Cinema returns with an incredible new season of cult classics, launching with this ultra-rare 35mm screening of Dario Argento’s The Bird with the Crystal Plumage. The Italian maestro’s early 1970s debut is a taut, super-stylish murder mystery featuring a killer soundtrack from Ennio Morricone. The movie remains a landmark giallo and a stunning introduction into the baroque, fetishistic and violent world of Europe’s most famous horror auteur. This screening will be introduced by Psychotronic Cinema’s Matt Palmer. Director Dario Argento Cast Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall Italy 1970, 1h38m, 18

Monorail Film Club

I Start Counting Sunday 30 October (19.30) Adopted schoolgirl Wynne (Jenny Agutter) has a crush on her older foster brother George (Bryan Marshall), which grows stronger each day. At the same time a series of local sex attacks on young women is haunting the town and becomes the leading gossip in Wynne’s school. Wynne suspects that George could be the killer. David Greene’s manipulative psychological thriller is still a disturbing and compelling watch today. Selected and introduced by Stephen McRobbie of The Pastels, instigator of the Monorail Film Club. Join the film club after the screening in Café Cosmo. Director David Greene / Cast Jenny Agutter, Bryan Marshall / UK 1969, 1h45m, 15

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late night classics Join us for a special student season of Late Night Classics. Also playing as part of this season are Daft Punk anime gem Interstella 5555 (see p16) and John Waters’ cult classic Polyester in a unique ‘Odorama’ screening (see p22). All tickets cost £5 for students and £7 for everyone else, except for Polyester which is £7 for students and £10 for everyone else. Plus free entry to NICE N SLEAZY on presentation of your ticket after each film.

Clerks

The Shining

When Dante (Brian O’Halloran) is reluctantly put in charge of the Quick Stop convenience store on his day off, he tries half-heartedly to perform his minimumwage duties as efficiently as possible. Meanwhile, best friend Randall (Jeff Anderson) is working behind the counter of the adjacent video store, but only when he feels like it. Filmed in black and white on a minuscule budget, this bleakly funny comedy began the career of outspoken writer-director Kevin Smith, who went on to make Chasing Amy, Dogma and soon-to-be-released Red State. Dedicated to Ruby McDougall on her 21st birthday. Happy Birthday Ruby!

Adapted from Stephen King’s novel, Kubrick’s virtuoso creepfest follows would-be writer Jack Torrance as he moves his wife and son to the isolated Overlook Hotel to take up a winter care-taking job. His son Danny soon discovers he has strange telepathic powers known as ‘the shining’ that permit him to see disturbing images from the hotel’s past; meanwhile, strange apparitions, hallucinations and timewarps are driving ‘daddy’ round the bend. This is a nightmarish fable about a nuclear family in meltdown, with a career-best performance from Jack Nicholson.

Director Kevin Smith / Cast Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson USA 1994, 1h32m, 18

Director Stanley Kubrick / Cast Jack Nicholson USA 1980, 2h22m, 15

Friday 30 September (23.00)

Friday 21 October (23.00)

New digital print

The Evil Dead

Friday 28 October (23.00) Banned in several countries on its release, The Evil Dead was labelled a ‘video nasty’ during the 1980s media panic and only received an uncut release ten years ago. Consequently, the film has built up a major following for its gory tale of five students who accidentally resurrect demons during a stay at an isolated cabin. Bruce Campbell stars as the heroic Ash who must defeat the evil spirits that have possessed his friends, while Raimi’s fantastic direction is both humorous and disgusting. Director Sam Raimi / Cast Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor / USA 1981, 1h25m, 18

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DOCUMENT 9 Document 9 — International Human Rights Film Festival comes to GFT, CCA and GMAC with another must-see international programme. This year expect the unexpected with stand-up, live art, dance, exhibition, workshops, bands, debates and more. The Festival runs from 20–23 October 2011 — view the full programme at www.documentfilmfestival.org. All tickets are £4

Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey Saturday 22 October (12.15) Bernadette Devlin McAliskey was a prominent student activist in the Civil Rights and republican movements in Northern Ireland in the 1960s. Her eloquence, humour and indomitable spirit over the intervening years have been an inspiration to those struggling for social justice. She was the youngest woman MP in the British Parliament at just twenty-one, was jailed for her part in the Battle of the Bogside, survived an assassination attempt on herself and her husband and now leads a cross-community organisation in County Tyrone. The film presents key moments in her public life to date and her current reflections on them. This screening will be introduced by director Lelia Doolan and followed by a Q&A. Director Lelia Doolan Ireland 2011, 1h28m, N/C 8+

48 Sunday 23 October (17.00) The dictator António de Oliveira Salazar ruled Portugal and its colonies for forty-eight years. This riveting documentary presents a series of still photographs of political prisoners from the period and matches them with voice-overs by the people depicted, narrating their experiences and reflecting on the circumstances surrounding their arrest, their treatment by the regime’s much-feared PIDE (political police) and the subsequent effects on their lives. A moving, innovative film that brings personal stories to life in an unforgettable way. This screening will be introduced by Andrea Kuhn, Director of the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival, who will also take part in a Q&A afterwards. Director Susana de Sousa Dias Portugal 2010, 1h33m, subtitles, N/C 12+

George Harrison: Living in the Material World Tuesday 4 October (18.30) A rare chance to see Martin Scorsese’s new documentary on George Harrison on the big screen, before it screens on TV. The programme will examine the late Beatle’s spiritual passions and his music through never-before-seen interviews and exclusive song clips. Harrison’s widow Olivia co-produced the project, which also features interviews with Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Phil Spector and George Martin. The screening will take place in two parts with a 30 minute interval in between. £10 full price, £8 concessions, £6 CineCards Director Martin Scorsese / USA 2011, Part 1: 1h34m, Part 2: 1h54m, 12

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TAKE ONE ACTION You’ve Been Trumped Friday 30 September (17.45) Back after a popular screening at GFT in July, this funny, inspiring and shocking film charts the conquest of Donald Trump’s golf course over an area of outstanding natural beauty on Scotland’s Aberdeenshire coast. Followed by a Q&A with director Anthony Baxter.

Enjoy Your Meal

Our Generation

Saturday 1 October (17.45)

Sunday 2 October (17.00)

Journey from your favourite restaurant to Kenya via the Amazon and Philippines to discover the social and environmental cost of the global food industry.

Northeast Arnhem Land is one of the last heartlands of traditional Aboriginal culture. Here, despite high profile government apologies for ‘historical’ abuses, the state is unleashing an extraordinary new bid to remove the people from their land.

Followed by a discussion with leading food journalists and campaigners. Director Walther Grotenhuis

Netherlands 2011, 1h30m, N/C 15+ Days/GFT ad_Layout 1 07/09/2011 11:34 The Page 1 Director Anthony Baxter UK 2011, 1h35m, N/C 12+

Followed by a Q&A with director Sinem Saban. Directors Sinem Saban, Damien Curtis Australia 2010, 1h13m, N/C 15+

A TRON THEATRE COMPANY + THEATRE JEZEBEL CO-PRODUCTION ‘We were like movie stars – I used to imagine we didn’t walk, we glided – now all we do is stumble – it wasn’t meant to be like this.’

JP Miller’s

Days of Wine and Roses Owen McCafferty In a New Version by

Directed + Designed by Kenny Miller with Keith Fleming + Sally Reid

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SCOTLAND LOVES ANIME Scotland Loves Anime started in 2010 and is still the only film festival in the UK to approach Japanese animation from an interesting angle. The programme features cutting-edge anime, currently screening in Japan, and most films are enhanced by an introduction or Q&A. There’s even a screening of the English version of Arrietty for families – so nobody is left out (see p25)! Dive into the stylish and magical world of anime. Ticket deal: see 4 films for £24/£18

cotland oves nime

Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D Friday 7 October (17.30) Set in the Tekken universe with its rich characters and history, the story focuses on the hunt for missing student Shin Kamiya, the sole survivor of a twisted experiment to unlock the secrets of eternal youth. Join Ling Xiaoyu and her friends as they race to find Shin before anyone else from the Iron Fist Tournament. The screenplay is by Dai Sato (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Cowboy Bebop). This screening is introduced by anime expert Jonathan Clements, author of Schoolgirl Milky Crisis: Adventures in the Anime and Manga Trade. Director Yoichi Mori Cast Isshin Chiba, Yuki Matsuoka, Amanda Céline Miller Japan 2011, 2h, subtitles, N/C 12+

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Late Night Classic

Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem Friday 7 October (23.00) A vicious record company executive kidnaps the galaxy’s most popular band with one objective in mind: intergalactic domination! It’s up to die-hard fan Shep to save the day and bring the band back home. Featuring an amazing soundtrack by Daft Punk. This screening is introduced by anime expert Jonathan Clements. £5 for students and £7 for everyone else. Director Kazuhisa Takenôchi Japan/France 2003, 1h8m, PG

Hotarubi no Mori E Saturday 8 October (14.45) One hot summer’s day, Hotaru meets a strange boy in an enchanted forest who warns her that he cannot be touched by a human. Thus begins a bittersweet tale about the pair. Followed by two further shorts from Japanese animation studio Brain’s Base. Join the producers from Brain’s Base and Aniplex for a Q&A after the screening. Director Takahiro Omori Cast Ayane Sakura, Kouki Uchiyama Japan 2011, 1h35m, subtitles, N/C 12+

Mardock Scramble: The First Compression & The Second Combustion Saturday 8 October (20.30) Teenage prostitute Rune Balot is murdered in an explosion, then resurrected as an advanced cyborg. With her new physical powers and ability to disrupt digital environments, she chases her former tormentor Shell, and faces down a variety of insane villains in this pulse-pounding cyberpunk noir adventure. Director Susumu Kudo / Cast Megumi Hayashibara, Norito Yashima, Hiroki Touchi Japan 2010/2011, 1h40m, subtitles, N/C 18+

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Escaflowne the Movie Sunday 9 October (12.30) Hitomi is depressed. So depressed that she sleeps all the time, even in class. Friends try to cheer her up, but nothing works; Hitomi dreams of fading away. Then one day her wish is answered when a mysterious kindred spirit from another world appears, telling her that she is ‘the wing goddess’, and whisks her away to the fantastical land of Gaia. There she meets the handsome young King Van and learns that she alone has the power to summon Escaflowne – a warrior/protector who can end the fierce conflict that has been raging between the forces of light and dark. Directors Kazuki Akane, Yoshiyuki Takei Cast Jôji Nakata, Maaya Sakamoto, Tomokazu Seki Japan 2000, 1h38m, subtitles, N/C 12+

UK premiere

Colourful Sunday 9 October (15.30) In this award-winning adaptation of Eto Mori’s novel for young adults, a spirit finds itself trapped outside the normal endless circle of life and death. Thanks to winning a lottery in the angel world, it is brought back to inhabit the body of a fourteenyear-old boy — who has just committed suicide. Thus, the protagonist begins a new life. Winner of the Special Distinction and Audience Awards at Annecy Animation Festival 2011. This screening is introduced by anime expert Jonathan Clements. Director Keichi Hara Cast Kazato Tomizawa, Akina Minami, Akiyoshi Nakao Japan 2011, 2h7m, subtitles, N/C 12+

UK premiere

A Letter to Momo Sunday 9 October (18.45) Seven years in the making, A Letter to Momo is a triumph of traditional hand-drawn animation. Clinging to an unfinished letter written by her recently deceased father, Momo learns that the strange and supernatural things happening on Shio Island are connected in some way to her father’s mysterious letter. A sensitive coming-of-age story that deals with loss and imagination. TIFF This screening is introduced by anime expert Jonathan Clements. Director Hiroyuki Okiura / Japan 2012, 2h, subtitles, N/C 8+

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Large Phil Fingerprint/Random, 1979 © Chuck Close/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery Photo by: Paula Goldman/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery

Two mini-festivals of theatre, film, symphonic, solo and chamber music; with performers including KRONOS QUARTET, SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE, ROBERT MCDUFFIE, BANG ON A CAN, RED NOTE ENSEMBLE, SMITH QUARTET and the composer himself PHILIP GLASS.

Part I Part II

29 & 30 October 2011 25 & 26 May 2012 Various Glasgow venues

Tickets:

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minimal EXTREME

The most eclectic MINIMAL fest yet! The loudest, softest, longest, freest, strictest work so far. New work from Brit Steve Martland and New York’s David Lang and at the heart of it all, Dutch master Louis Andriessen who attends this special weekend. BANG ON A CAN - LONDON SINFONIETTA - ARS NOVA SMITH QUARTET - THEATRE OF VOICES

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SHOCKTOBER There are plenty of shocking films released each year, but which ones deliver shock AND awe? For indeed, some films do pull off the impressive feat of outraging the moralists AND engaging the critics. In honour of cinema’s Bad Boy du jour, Lars von Trier – whose new film, Melancholia (see page 5), is in cinemas this month – we have put our heads together to bring you five of recent cinema’s finest provocations. Five shocking films that are also five real stunners; five films that won’t leave you feeling cheated out of a fiver. Let GFT be your guide to cinema’s most disturbing places… P.S. Not had your fill of shocks? Turn to page 12 for details of our special late night screening of that king of video nasties, The Evil Dead! Ticket deal: see all five films for £25 – no further discounts apply

Chopper

Seul contre tous

Tuesday 4 October (17.45)

I Stand Alone

Six years of controversy preceded Andrew Dominik’s sensational debut feature – a totally unclassifiable biography of notorious Aussie criminal Mark ‘Chopper’ Read that mixes startling facts from his numerous bestsellers with large doses of pulp fiction. Both very violent and very funny, it has a show-stopping central performance from Eric Bana AND comes with an appealing anti-recommendation from Rupert Murdoch (whose Fox distributors dropped it in Australia).

France’s reigning cinematic Prince of Darkness burst onto the scene in 1998 with this nasty bit of business. A kind of extended gob on the social and cultural complacency of mainstream French cinema and TV, it follows a racist, misanthropic, unemployed horsemeat butcher as he dumps his pregnant fiancée, gets a gun, and trawls the gutter. With its array of shocking images, crash zooms, vile voice-over and belligerent captioning, Noé’s stunning debut delivers a long, sharp shock to the system. Amélie it ain’t.

Tonight’s portrait of ‘a normal bloke who likes a bit of torture’ caused a media storm Down Under, but was embraced by critics and audiences. To open our Shocktober season the sick puppy behind this month’s nastiness (Tamara at GFT Learning) will introduce the film (and explain herself). Director Andrew Dominik / Cast Eric Bana Australia 2000, 1h34m, 18

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Tuesday 11 October (18.15)

‘You Have 30 Seconds to Leave the Cinema’ cautions a title card before the climax of tonight’s film. If you choose to ignore this warning, stick around after the screening and talk through your reactions with Dr Melanie Selfe (Glasgow University). Melanie worked on a recent study commissioned by the BBFC looking at audience responses to films with extreme sexual violence; she’ll introduce tonight’s film, and lead an informal post-screening discussion. Director Gaspar Noé Cast Philippe Nahon France 1998, 1h33m, subtitles, 18

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Happiness

Fat Girl

Tuesday 18 October (17.45)

A ma soeur!

Todd Solondz, that taboo poet of American indie cinema, made a splash back in 1998 with this pitch-black comedy. A queasy depiction of sexual dysfunction in suburbia, with a condensed plot that reads like a checklist of Bad Things (paedophilia, rape, suicide, murder), it pulled off an impressive double-whammy: dropped by its original US distributor AND awarded the International Critics’ Prize at Cannes.

French filmmaker Catherine Breillat has consistently walked a wilfully precarious line between provocation and pornography, courting both controversy and praise. This study of sisterly rivalry is typical of her work – tough but sensitive, full of cruelly honest insights – and notable for its absolute refusal to provide a facile, PC account of adolescent experience. The ‘fat girl’ is twelve-year-old Anaïs who, from her bed across the room, watches fascinated and appalled as her gorgeous fifteen-year-old sister is seduced by an older, smooth-talking Italian boy.

Tuesday 25 October (18.00)

Films like Happiness implicate the spectator in complex and uncomfortable ways. What has been the critical reception of extreme cinema, and what’s it like to watch? Hear from Andrew McWhirter (Glasgow University) before the film.

Catherine Breillat, Gaspard Noé, Bruno Dumont: France has produced some of the finest shock-cineastes of recent times, and visiting filmmaker-provocateurs from Polanski to Haneke have also chosen to work there. Why is French cinema going to such dark, painful places to renew itself? Hear from BBC Radio Scotland film critic Gail Tolley before the film.

Director Todd Solondz Cast Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lara Flynn Boyle USA 1998, 2h19m, 18

Director Catherine Breillat / Cast Anaïs Reboux, Roxane Mesquida France/Italy 2001, 1h27, subtitles, 18

Audition Monday 31 October (17.50) When widower TV exec Shigeharu sets up a fake film audition to select a new wife, he plumps for delicate, submissive Asami – but boy, did he pick the wrong girl! This nerveshredding feminist psycho-thriller was Japanese director Takashi Miike’s international break-through, his first to win prizes and overseas sales. It is, quite simply, a stunner – just don’t come expecting easy answers, emotional respite, or a safe conclusion. Oh and fellas, just so you know: you’ll be crawling – not walking – to the exits. Nerve-shredding it may be, but Audition was passed by the British Board of Film Classification in 2000, rated ‘18’ with no cuts made. Before our screening, hear from BBFC examiner Heidi Renton on their approach to the classification of shocking films like those in this season. Director Takashi Miike / Cast Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina / South Korea/Japan 1999, 1h55m, subtitles, 18

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GLASGAY! Scotland’s annual celebration of queer culture returns to GFT with a superb selection of films. See www.glasgay.co.uk for more details on what’s on elsewhere in Glasgow.

Lock Up Your Daughters presents

Gigola

Sunday 16 October (19.30)

Weekend Tuesday 25 October (20.30)

A fantastically naughty, silly and enjoyable film. Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

On a Friday night after hanging out with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a club, alone and on the pull. Just before closing time he picks up Glen. And so begins a weekend – in bars and bedrooms, getting drunk and taking drugs, telling stories and having sex – that will resonate throughout their lives. From the director of the underground doc hit Greek Pete, Andrew Haigh’s tender unpeeling of the emotional and psychological layers of two young men coming into their own was the talk of the SXSW Film Festival.

This screening will be introduced by a special LUYD guest.

A deftly-played, beautifully-paced little romance. The Guardian

The sexy Parisian lesbian underworld of the 1960s is brought vividly to life in this star-studded thriller. The stylishly butch Gigola spends her days roaming chic Parisian cafes and her evenings in famous lesbian cabaret bar Chez Moune. It’s a life she enjoys, or so it seems, until an accidental overdose throws her into the path of a beautiful psychiatrist, who reminds Gigola of her first and only love, and she begins to question everything around her.

All welcome to join LUYD in Café Cosmo after the screening. Director Laure Charpentier Cast Lou Doillon, Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega France 2010, 1h42m, subtitles, N/C 15+

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Preceded by short film Spring by Hong Khaou, selected for Sundance Film Festival 2011. Director Andrew Haigh Cast Tom Cullen, Chris New UK 2011, 1h36m, N/C 15+

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We Were Here Tuesday 1 November (18.00) 2011 marks thirty years since AIDS descended like an unrelenting hurricane. We Were Here is the first documentary to take a deep, reflective look back at the arrival and impact in San Francisco of what was then called the ‘Gay Plague’. It opens a window of understanding to those who have only the vaguest notions of what transpired in those years: the political and sexual complexities, the emotional toll, the role of women – particularly lesbians – in caring and fighting for their gay brothers. Archival imagery conveys an unusually personal, elegiac sense of the city in the pre-AIDS years, and a visceral sense of the horrors of the disease itself. Extending beyond this, it speaks of our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and the power of a community coming together with love, compassion and determination. Officially selected for the 2011 Sundance and Berlinale Film Festivals. This screening is followed by a panel discussion on the legacy of AIDS in Glasgow.

Late Night Classic

Polyester Friday 11 November (23.00) Midnight Movies and Little Joe magazine present a 30th anniversary late night screening of John Waters’ cult classic Polyester, with a special scratch ‘n’ sniff card for everyone in attendance. This bad taste comedy stars trash icon Divine as put-upon housewife Francine, whose world falls apart when her husband admits his infidelity, her daughter gets pregnant and her son is accused of being the neighbourhood sex pest. Originally filmed in Odorama, we have created replicas of the cards for your olfactory delight and John Waters has filmed an introduction especially for the screening! £7 for students and £10 for everyone else. Plus free entry to NICE N SLEAZY bar with your ticket afterwards. Director John Waters / Cast Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey USA 1981, 1h26m, 15

Directors David Weissman, Bill Weber USA 2011, 1h30m, N/C 12+

Boys on Film: Bad Romance Sunday 30 October (15.00) Boys on Film explores the darker side of romance with a collection of controversial and innovative short films that have wowed film festival audiences the world over. Featured works include the acclaimed We Once Were Tide by wunderkind Jason Bradbury and the Oscar-winning The New Tenants. Directors Various / 2010, 1h30m, N/C 15+

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Learning at GFT

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

GFT Screen Salons Melancholia & The Mad, Bad World of Lars von Trier — Sunday 2 October, 19.00 (see p5) Tyrannosaur & British Cinema NOW! — Sunday 9 October, 19.30 (see p6) Arch manipulator, charlatan, best filmmaker of his generation? Danish enfant terrible Lars von Trier is back in cinemas this month with his apocalyptic fable Melancholia. At our first Screen Salon in October, we’ll look back over his work, from his early films and stunning Kingdom series, to Dogville, Dogme and beyond. At the next event we’ll use Paddy Considine’s new film Tyrannosaur as a springboard for discussion of the state of British cinema today. British filmmakers have been the toast of the latest round of international film festivals, and there have been whisperings of a renaissance (led by Sight & Sound editor, Nick James) – but what do we think? GFT Screen Salons are a new informal learning initiative, designed to give you the chance to engage with films that have shaped cinema and our relation to it. At each Salon, a 15-minute illustrated introduction sets the scene; our speaker then stays on to lead a discussion after the screening. GFT Screen Salons are included in the standard film ticket price.

School Screenings

Please note that these screenings are for schools only – members of the public will not be admitted. For more details and to book places, please visit www.glasgowfilm.org/theatre/schools. Glasgow Film Learning’s programme for children and young people is supported by The Robertson Trust and Glasgow City Council.

National Schools Film Week 2011 Monday 31 October – Friday 4 November

NSFW 2011 has an impressive line-up of films from around the world to inspire pupils. Featured titles include Senna, The 400 Blows, Arrietty with storyteller introduction, and a special autism-friendly screening of Jasper Penguin Explorer. Free to all schools. To book places, please visit www.nationalschoolsfilmweek.org.

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Remembrance Day with Poppyscotland

All Quiet on the Western Front Friday 11 November (10.15–12.30)

Eighty years after its release, All Quiet on the Western Front remains a moving tale of young German soldiers’ extreme physical and mental stress during the First World War. Poppyscotland will introduce the film and give away copies of Remarque’s classic novel to commemorate Remembrance Day 2011. Free to Glasgow Local Authority schools, £3 per pupil for all other schools – accompanying teachers go free. Recommended for Secondary 1–6 / [Expressive Arts/Literacy/History] / PG

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ALTERNATIVE CONTENT: LIVE BROADCASTS NT Live: The Kitchen

NT Live: Collaborators

Thursday 6 October (doors open 18.45, curtain up 19.00), 3h

Thursday 1 December (doors open 18.45, curtain up 19.00), 3h

1950s London. In the kitchen of an enormous West End restaurant, the orders are piling up: a post-war feast of soup, fish, cutlets, omelettes and fruit flans. The Kitchen puts the workplace centre stage in a blackly funny and furious examination of life lived at breakneck speed, when work threatens to define who we are. Arnold Wesker’s extraordinary play premiered at the Royal Court in 1959 and has since been performed in over thirty countries.

Collaborators is a new play by John Hodge (screenwriter of Trainspotting, Shallow Grave and The Beach), directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Nicholas Hytner. The play centres on an imaginary encounter between Joseph Stalin and the playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. Alex Jennings will play Bulgakov and Simon Russell Beale will play Stalin.

Tickets for NT Live screenings are £15 / £10 to CineCard holders

Leonardo Live from the National Gallery

The Bolshoi Ballet: Esmeralda

Tuesday 8 November (19.00), 1h20m

Sunday 9 October (doors open 15.45, curtain up 16.00), 3h10m

The opening of ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan’ at the National Gallery in London will be beamed live to cinemas across the UK on Tuesday 8 November. In a broadcasting first, Leonardo Live will give art lovers the opportunity to share in the excitement of viewing the exhibition before it opens to the general public. The exhibition brings together the largest ever number of da Vinci’s paintings, including some never before seen in the UK. The transmission, presented by Tim Marlow and Mariella Frostrup, will explore the exhibition on opening night and feature detailed examinations of the paintings and interviews with special guests and experts. Tickets: £8, £7 Concessions, £6 CineCards

This is a sumptuous ballet in three acts and five scenes, based on Victor Hugo’s Notre-Dame de Paris (made famous on film as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). The poet Gringoire, sentenced to be hanged, is saved in extremis by beautiful Esmeralda who agrees to marry him. Archdeacon Frollo, torn between his love for God and his obsession with the gypsy girl, sends his henchman Quasimodo to capture her. Esmeralda is rescued by Phoebus, the captain of the guard, who gives her his scarf as a souvenir. Later, alone, Esmeralda starts dreaming about the handsome captain… Tickets: £15 / £10 to CineCard holders

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

Free Family Films Rio U

Saturday 1 October 11.00 (1h35m) Learn all about birds from across the world in a special presentation from RSPB! Followed by a screening of Rio at 11.30. Audio described and captioned at 11.30 GFT screening only.

Arrietty U

Saturday 8 October 11.30 (1h34m), English version The latest masterpiece from Studio Ghibli based on classic children’s novel, The Borrowers. See pages 15–17 for details on Scotland Loves Anime.

Kung Fu Panda 2 PG

Saturday 15 October 11.30 (1h30m) Po joins forces with a group of new kung-fu masters to take on an old enemy.

The Secret of Kells PG

Saturday 22 October 11.30 (1h15m) Young Brendan must protect the magical Book of Kells.

The Little Vampire U

Saturday 29 October 11.00 (1h34m) Come dressed in a Halloween costume and the best dressed will win prizes! Followed by a screening of The Little Vampire at 11.30.

Access Take 2: Autism-Friendly Screenings

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

Next Access Take 2 Screenings:

Rio PG

Sat 1 October, 12.30 (1h35m)

Labyrinth U

Sat 5 November, 12.30 (1h37m)

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

BOX OFFICE 0141 332 6535


Regulars

Horror/Cult Cinema Discussion Group

Wednesday 5 October (18.30), GFT’s Balcony Bar, Free Meet on the first Wed of each month to discuss horror and cult cinema.

Film Discussion Group

Wednesday 12 October (18.30), GFT’s Balcony Bar, Free Meet on the second Wed of each month to discuss blockbusters and arthouse movies.

The GFT Film Quiz

Tuesday 25 October (20.45), Café Cosmo, all tickets are £1.50 Test your knowledge of film trivia against our ‘experts’.

Illustration: Helen Macdonald

Silver Screen

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

West Side Story PG

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 15

Day for Night 12A

The Debt 15

Tuesday 4 October (12.45) - see page 9 Tuesday 11 October (12.45) - see page 9

Tuesday 25 October (12.45) - see page 27 Tuesday 1 November (12.45) - see page 28

Cane Toads: The Conquest 3D PG Tuesday 18 October (12.45) - see page 7

The Wee Curry Shop TM

For reservations please call

0141 339 1339

41 Byres Road, Glasgow, G11 5RG www.weecurryshopglasgow.co.uk


DID YOU MISS Sarah’s Key

Drive

Friday 30 September & Saturday 1 October

Monday 24 – Thursday 27 October

In modern-day Paris, journalist Julia finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup in 1942 when the Nazi-affiliated Vichy government arrested over 13,000 Jews.

Nicolas Winding Refn of Pusher and Bronson fame directs this violent but brilliant tale of a Hollywood stunt driver by day and getaway driver by night. A romance with Carey Mulligan looks to be the saving of him until he gets in too deep with the mafia.

Programme notes are available in the cinema and online at www.glasgowfilm.org Director Gilles Paquet-Brenner Cast Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance France 2010, 1h51m, subtitles, 12A: Contains emotionally intense scenes and a Holocaust theme

Director Nicolas Winding Refn Cast Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman USA 2011, 1h40m, 18

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Perfect Sense

Friday 21 – Thursday 27 October

Friday 28 (14.10/18.30) & Saturday 29 October (16.10)

In a critically acclaimed performance, Gary Oldman leads a striking ensemble cast in this gripping spy thriller based on John Le Carré’s novel. In 1970s London, retired veteran George Smiley returns to a world of espionage to uncover a Soviet agent from inside M16. Director Tomas Alfredson Cast Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy UK 2011, 2h7m, 15

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Scottish director David Mackenzie’s seventh feature is the story of a couple falling in love whilst everything around them falls apart, an apocalyptic love story exploring the world of the senses. Director David Mackenzie Cast Eva Green, Ewan McGregor, Connie Nielson UK 2011, 1h32m, 15

BOX OFFICE 0141 332 6535


The Debt Sunday 30 October – Tuesday 1 November This espionage thriller begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel and Stefan about their former colleague David. Floating to the surface comes a mission that they undertook back in 1966, when the trio tracked down Nazi war criminal Vogel in East Berlin. The suspense builds in and across two different time periods, with startling action and surprising revelations. Director John Madden Cast Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington USA 2010, 1h53m, 15

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

Mailing List

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

Free Enewsletter

Box Office Opening Hours

Ticket Prices

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

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

Café Cosmo

Unless otherwise stated: Full: £7 Concessions: £5.50 CineCard holders £1 off every ticket all tickets £4.00 free but ticketed events £1.50 on top of ticket prices

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

Concessions apply to children (under 16), full-time students, over-60s, Jobseekers Allowance or Income Support recipients, and registered disabled people. Please produce proof of eligibility when purchasing or collecting tickets.

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

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. Programme may be subject to change.

CineCard

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

Saver Tickets

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

Family Tickets

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

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

Gift Vouchers

Available from Box Office.

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Website

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

Certification

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

Events, Conferences & Private Hires

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

BOX OFFICE 0141 332 6535


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 dutymanager@glasgowfilm.org with your specific access enquiries.

GFT Accessible Programme

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

Forthcoming Accessible Screenings Take 2: Rio (U)

Saturday 1 October (11.30)

Midnight in Paris (12A)

Friday 14 – Saturday 22 October, all screenings Monday 17 (14.40) & Thursday 20 October (18.40)

The Debt (15)

Sunday 30 October – Tuesday 1 November, all screenings Tuesday 1 November (12.45)

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

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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 £1.50. There is limited on street metered parking. Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB FSC PURE POR Green Whiteout

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE ON SALE NOW! GFT is the place to be as we celebrate the festive season with It’s a Wonderful Life, the heart-warming and spirited Christmas tale that’s an all-time favourite. Book now as tickets sell out very quickly. Book online at www.glasgowfilm.org/theatre or phone GFT Box Office on 0141 332 6535. GFT’s November/December brochure (available Thursday 27 October) will have more Christmas treats.

It’s a Wonderful Life screenings: Friday 9 December 12.40 (£4.00) / 17.30

Tuesday 13 December 12.30 / 17.30

Saturday 17 December 14.30 / 17.30 / 20.20

Wednesday 21 December 14.30 / 17.30 / 20.20

Saturday 10 December 17.30

Wednesday 14 December 15.15 / 20.20

Sunday 18 December 12.30 / 17.30 / 20.20

Thursday 22 December 14.30 / 17.30 / 20.20

Sunday 11 December 12.30 / 18.00

Thursday 15 December 12.40 / 17.30

Monday 19 December 14.30 / 17.30 / 20.20

Friday 23 December 14.30 (£4.00) / 17.30 / 20.20

Monday 12 December 15.15 / 20.20

Friday 16 December 14.30 (£4.00) / 17.30 / 20.20

Tuesday 20 December 14.30 / 17.30 / 20.20

Saturday 24 December 13.30 / 16.00 / 16.30 / 19.00 / 19.30

GFT brochure October 2011  

Cinema listings for Glasgow Film Theatre, for October 2011