Cinema Listings Glasgow

Glasgow loves cinema and offers a wide selection of entertainment to film goers and movie buffs alike. You can see all the latest big releases or catch an art house movie, participate in film quiz nights and enjoy special screenings.

Leto GFT


16 – 22 August, 2019 Rock’n’roll has always been an act of rebellion but never more so than in the Russia of the 1980s. Kirill Serebennikov’s vivid, playful evocation of the period revolves around the musical rivalry between Leningrad rocker Mike (Roma Zver) and newcomer Viktor (Teo Yoo), who clash over politics, influences and the love of Mike’s wife […]

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Friday, August 16, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood GFT

once upon a time in hollywood

16 – 20 August, 2019 Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his long-time stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble […]

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Boogie at the Botanics, Open Air Cinema

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  15 – 18 August, 2019 Dirty Dancing,  Rocky Horror Picture Show, Saturday Night Fever & Singin’ in the Rain Open air cinema screenings return to the Botanic Gardens. Dirty Dancing (1987) Thursday 15 August, 2019 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Friday 16 August, 2019 Saturday Night Fever Saturday 17 August, 2019 Singin’ in the […]

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema

Inside Man GFT

Inside Man GFT

18 – 20 August, 2019 Lee’s fourth and most recent collaboration with Denzel Washington also remains his biggest box office hit to date. Lee’s energetic directing style works perfectly for this story of a Manhattan bank heist where nothing is what it seems. Underneath the slick and entertaining surface this is a story of corrupted […]

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Gaza GFT


29 August, 2019 at 4.20 p.m. It’s hard to imagine anybody living a normal life in the Gaza Strip. Frequently labelled as the world’s largest open-air prison, it makes an appearance on news reports every time a confrontation erupts between Israel and Hamas. From TV sets thousands of miles away, this tiny piece of land […]

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Preview: For Sama GFT plus Q & A

preview for sama

4 September, 2019 at 6.10 p.m. For Sama is an intimate, urgent documentary about the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives […]

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema

Matchbox Cineclub Weird Weekend at CCA Glasgow

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Friday 30 August — Sun 1 September 2019 producers of Cage-a-rama and KeanuCon host a weekend of strange and unseen cinema from around the world, showcasing orphans, outcasts and outliers, old and brand-new. Expect premieres, guests and plenty of bonus content at Glasgow’s cult film festival.Matchbox Cineclub have scoured the world to bring you some of the […]

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Canada Now, GFT

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Canada Now 2019 is a touring showcase of New Canadian Cinema in the UK & Ireland, featuring a bold and diverse selection of the finest fiction and documentary features coming out of the Great White North. Featuring four titles through August at GFT, this year’s festival showcases more than ever the sheer depth and range […]

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Take One Action, GFT

midnight traveler

September, 2019 The UK’s leading global change film festival returns for its 12th edition, with a diverse line-up celebrating our common humanity and our power – individual and collective – to bring about a kinder, fairer, more sustainable world. This year’s programme is brimming with stories of solidarity, perseverance and defiance. Take a seat. Take […]

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Transit GFT


16 – 22 August, 2019 Christian Petzold’s adaptation of the Anna Seghers novel is both historical and strikingly contemporary. The setting may be the Marseilles of the Vichy era but by eschewing period detail Petzold underlines the timeless nature of a story about the plight of refugees. Georg (Franz Rogowski) has fled Paris for Marseilles, […]

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Preview: Hoop Dreams, GFT

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Sunday 18 August, 2019 1.15 p.m. Steve James’ landmark documentary Hoop Dreams, now restored, tells the story of two African-American dreamers determined to one day play professional basketball. Originally intended as a short film and seven-and-a-half years in the making, this intimate reflection of contemporary American inner-city culture follows William Gates and Arthur Agee on […]

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Kaleidoscope Realms, Matchbox Cine Club

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14 September, 2019  7 – 8.30 p.m. CCA Kaleidoscopic Realms: Japanese experimental shorts of the ’70s & ’80s A programme of short films by directors Naoto Yamakawa, Nobuhiro Aihara and Toshio Matsumoto. The films, spanning from 1975 up until the mid ‘80s, range from abstract experimentalism to more recognisable narrative structures, but all distort and […]

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema

The Farewell Opening Gala GYFF 2019

the farewell

13 September, 2019 8.30 p.m. Preview Screening – Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2019 Opening Gala Chinese-born Billi (a heart-felt performance from Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians) lives in New York City with her parents. When her beloved grandmother, matriarch Nai Nai, is diagnosed with terminal cancer, the family decide not to tell her. To spend time with […]

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Drag Kids, GFT Glasgow Youth Film Festival

drag kids

14 September, 2019 8.30 p.m. UK Premiere Screening part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2019 Four young drag queens, Queen Lactatia, Laddy GaGa, Suzan Bee Anthony and Bracken Hanke, meet and perform together for the first time in Montreal. This uplifting documentary looks at the world of pre-teen drag and highlights how important this meet-up […]

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Careers in Film – Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Finding your feet in film

Saturday, 14 September, 2019 – 12 Noon. Interested in a career in film? Not how to get started or what role would suit you best? Scotland’s young filmmakers share their experience and advice on finding your feet in the film industry. Places are free but must be booked in advance 0141 332 6535 Details of […]

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Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2019

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13 – 15 September 2019 Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2019 Full Programme Announced: preview screening of The Farewell, late night Heathers, immersive pop-up screening of Scott Pilgrim vs The World and more One of the most innovative youth film festivals in Europe, Glasgow Youth Film Festival (GYFF) returns from 13 – 15 September 2019, plus […]

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Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf at GFT

five seasons the gardens of piet goudolf

9 – 11 August, 2019 Journey through the seasons in stunning gardens around the world with this immersive documentary, exploring the fascinating work of revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf. Filmmaker Thomas Piper takes us inside the creative process, from Oudolf’s abstract sketches, to his theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas. Intimate […]

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Friday, August 9, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema

Africa in Motion Film Club: Kuxa Kanema CCA

africa in motion kanema

Monday 12 August 2019 7pm – 8:45pm, Free (unticketed), Cinema Screening and Discussion 12+ Book tickets / 0141 352 4900 Kuxa Kanema: The Birth of Cinema (2003) is a documentary by Margarida Cardoso, which explores the power of moving image in 1970s Socialist movements in Mozambique. The screening will be followed by an informal discussion, with additional […]

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Apocalypse Now: Final Cut plus recorded Q and A GFT

apocalypse now- the inal cut plusrecorded q and a

13 August, 2019 6.45 p.m. Forty years after its original release, audiences will get the chance to experience Apocalypse Now: Final Cut, a never-before-seen and newly restored cut of Coppola’s spectacular cinematic masterpiece in a way which the director believes “looks better than it has ever looked and sounds better than it has ever sounded”. In Joseph Conrad’s […]

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Thursday, August 8, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema

Adoption GFT


11 August, 2019 7.50 p.m. Celebrated as the first Berlinale Golden Bear awarded to a female director, Márta Mészáros’ Adoption is a powerful meditation on agency and womanhood in a world that waits to give permission. Kata, a 43-year-old factory worker, longs to have a child of her own, despite the negative reaction of her married lover. […]

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Edge of the Knife GFT

edge of the knife

Monday 12 August, 2019 6.10 p.m. A significant landmark in the short history of Canadian Indigenous film, First Nations filmmakers Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown’s film is set during the 19th century and performed entirely in the endangered Haida language. Inspired by the Gaagiixiid/Gaagiid wildman of Haida mythology, Edge of the Knife follows nobleman Adiits’ii as he […]

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Movie Memories: Jaws GFT


Thursday 15 August, 2019 11 a.m. Autism / Dementia Friendly Movie Memories is GFT’s dementia friendly film programme. Designed to enable people affected by dementia to socialise in a safe and social environment. Everyone is welcome. When peaceful Amity Island is terrorised by a great white shark, a brave team led by police chief Brody […]

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Monday, August 5, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema

Animals, GFT


2 – 15 August, 2019 Laura (Holliday Grainger) and Tyler (Alia Shawkat) are soulmates: 30-something best friends and revellers residing in Dublin, they are ingrained in the fabric of each other’s lives; dating, partying, drinking and living their life without limitations. When Laura meets Jim, a tee-total classical pianist, the girls’ hedonistic lifestyle finds itself […]

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Saturday, August 3, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema

Do The Right Thing CineMasters Spike Lee at GFT

do the right thing

Do the Right Thing (15) 2-4 August One of Spike Lee’s greatest works On the hottest day of the summer in the Bedford-Stuyvesant district of Brooklyn, Italian-American Sal Fragione opens his pizza parlour in the same way he has for the past 25 years. But on this day, the simmering racial tensions between Sal’s Italianate […]

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Thursday, August 1, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema

CineRoma at Govanhill International Festival – EVENT POSTPONED

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August, 2019 Queens Park Arena, Glasgow G42 9QL Southside Film Festival and Romano Lav present CineRoma, the UK’s first ever Roma film festival, featuring award-winning films from around the world along with UK premieres. The festival, over the weekend of 3-4 August at Queens Park Arena, focuses on Roma people’s […]

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Oldboy GFT

Oldboy GFT

2 and 4 August, 2019 Imprisoned in a cell for 15 years, Oh Dae-su has no knowledge of the identity of his captor or the motives behind his imprisonment. When he finds himself suddenly released from captivity, Oh sets off to find answers and ultimately seek retribution against those who robbed him of his freedom. […]

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Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese GFT

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6 – 8 August, 2019 We are delighted to present a limited run of screenings of this unique film. It captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975, and the joyous music that Bob Dylan performed that autumn. Master filmmaker Martin Scorsese creates a one-of-a-kind movie experience: part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream. […]

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The Current War GFT

the current war

26 July – 3 August, 2019 Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in The Current War, the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world. Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new […]

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Holiday, GFT

2 – 5 August, 2019 Young and beautiful Sascha discovers her dream life of luxury, recklessness and fun comes at a price when she is welcomed into the “family” of her drug lord boyfriend at his holiday villa in the port city of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera. Physical and psychological violence are a way […]

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Diego Maradona GFT


3 – 7 August, 2019 On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee, and for seven years all hell broke loose. The world’s most celebrated football genius and the most dysfunctional city in Europe were a perfect match for each other. Maradona was blessed on the field, and the charismatic […]

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