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Glasgow Film Festival 2016

gff 2016.jpg 17 – 28 February, 2016 Tickets go on sale 12 noon Monday 18 January at glasgowfilm.org/festival

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Hail, Caesar! UK Premiere at Glasgow Film Festival 2016 – review Pat Byrne

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You can see Hail, Caesar! 4 – 17 March, 2016 at GFT The Coen Brother’s latest film Hail, Caesar! will have its UK Premiere at this year’s Glasgow Film Festival – it seems all set to get the festival off to an excellent start The ultimate in offbeat, it has masses of humour and just […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2016 Comes to a Close

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As the 2016 Glasgow Film Festival comes to a close with the UK premiere of Anomalisa, the Oscar-nominated animation by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, organisers are delighted to announce that this year has been their most successful to date. While final numbers are still being confirmed, the festival, which is supported by Glasgow City […]

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Peace Officer GFT 28 February, 2016

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Winner of the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Award at SXSW. GFT / Sun 28 Feb, 2016 (16.00) Winner of the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Award at SXSW, Peace Officer couldn’t be a more timely documentary. Despite countless deadly shootings, America remains committed to the right to bear arms and local police […]

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Mustang Glasgow Film Festival Sunday 27 February, 2016

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Mustang (N/C 15+) Golden Globe-nominated drama from a fierce new voice in Turkish cinema. GFT / Sat 27 (20.30) (SOLD OUT) & Sun 28 Feb (11.00) Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s extraordinary multi-award-winning debut, co-written with writer and director of Disorder Alice Winocour, depicts the way female sexuality becomes a challenge in a strict society. Five orphan […]

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Fright Fest Glasgow Film Festival 2016

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FrightFest Passes are £70 and cover all 12 films on Friday 26 & Saturday 27 Feb 2016 ONLY. Tickets for The Forest, Thursday 25 February,  and individual tickets for the Fri/Sat films   Prices: £9.50 / £7.50 concessions. To book tickets: +44 (0)141 332 6535 / Buy tickets online Box Office at GFT 12 Rose Street, […]

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Glasgow Film Festival, Crossing the Line, 17 – 28 February, 2016

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Crossing the Line Part of Glasgow Film Festival February 17 – February 28 Crossing the Line seeks to redefine our expectations, experimenting with form and content to create new ways of understanding and experiencing the moving image. Collaboration between GFF and Glasgow-based organisations MAP, Tramway, and LUX Scotland to showcase the work of artists and […]

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Glasgow Film Festival at Kinning Park Complex, Celebrating Roald Dahl’s Centenary Sat 27 February, 2016

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Celebrate Roald Dahl’s centenary with us at special screenings of Fantastic Mr. Fox and Matilda. Children are invited to help transform into Dahl-world through artist workshops with Sally Hackett and Mariella Verkerk, and enjoy food inspired by Dahl’s books, created by The Project Cafe. Fantastic Mr. Fox Bring the cubs on an underground adventure with […]

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Traders, GFT, 26 and 27 February, 2016

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Traders Set in recession-hit Ireland, this acerbic social satire keeps the audience guessing to the very end. GFT / Fri 26 Feb (18.00) | CCA / Sat 27 Feb, 2916 (15.45) This violent and blackly humorous film deals with ‘econocide’: the act of committing suicide as a result of bad economic conditions. When Vernon (Game […]

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I Am Belfast, Glasgow Film Festival Dunday 28 February, 2015

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  I Am Belfast GFT 28 February, 2016 As a director, Mark Cousins has captured everything from the history of film to the desires of  D H Lawrence. Now he ventures back home with a portrait of his native Belfast, depicted here as a copper-haired woman (Helena Bereen) who has survived times of violence, despair […]

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Truth, Glasgow Film Festival, 25 February, 2016

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Truth A tense political drama with bittersweet echoes of Redford’s All the President’s Men. GFT / Thu 25 Feb, 2016 (18.15) Running time: 2h5m Cate Blanchett is on terrific form in this gripping account of the scandal that caused the downfall of veteran broadcaster Dan Rather (beautifully played by Robert Redford). 60 Minutes had an […]

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Departure, Glasgow Film Festival , 25 and 26 February, 2016 CCA

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Departure A sensitively-handled coming-of-age tale. CCA / Thu 25 (18.00) & Fri 26 Feb (13.00) running time: 1h49m Andrew Steggall’s assured first feature is a sensitively-handled coming-of-age tale set in the Languedoc region of France. English teenager Elliot (Alex Lawther, The Imitation Game) and his mother Beatrice (Juliet Stevenson) arrive to clear their summerhouse in […]

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Home Care Glasgow Film Festival 25 February, 2016

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Home Care Czech Republic’s warm-hearted Oscar candidate. Thu 25 Feb, 2016(16.00) GFT Running time: 1h32m Inspired by stories of his mother’s life, Slávek Horák’s debut feature marks him as a filmmaker with the humour and humanity of a Milo š Forman or Jirí Menzel. Vlasta (Alena Mihulová) is the life and soul of her community […]

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Glasgow Film Festival – Weepah Way For Now CCA Thursday 25 February, 2015

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Weepah Way For Now   CCA A touching and warm film with two outstanding lead performances. Thu 25 February 2016 1:30pm, £9.50 (£7.50 concessions), CinemaAges: 15+Book online / 0141 332 6535Glasgow Film Festival 2016Wed 17 February — Sun 28 February 2016 Stephen Ringer’s debut feature is a dreamy and hilarious journey following two sisters, Elle and […]

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Louder Than Bombs, GFT 21 and 22 February, 2016.

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How well can we really know those closest to us? GFT / Sun 21 (17.35) & Mon 22 Feb, 2016 (15.30) Joachim Trier’s English-language debut is an intelligent, well-acted and elegantly crafted exploration of family ties and the way we never entirely know the people we consider our nearest and dearest. Three years after her […]

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Land of Mine, Glasgow Film Festival Sunday 21 and Monday 22 February, 2016

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A tense, powerful dramatisation of true events from the summer of 1945. GFT / Sun 21 (15.30) & Mon 22 Feb, 2016 (10.45) The residue of war is anger and bitter resentment in Land of Mine , a tense, powerful dramatisation of true events from the summer of 1945. Following the German surrender, Sergeant Rasmussen […]

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Guest cancellation at Glasgow Film Festival, 2016. Peter Greenaway won’t make 19 and 20th

GUEST CANCELLATION Glasgow Film Festival regrets to announce that, due to illness, Peter Greenaway will no longer be attending the festival in support of the UK premiere of Eisenstein in Guanajuato on 20/02/16, or to take part in an In Person event on 19/0 A spokesman for Axiom Films, the film’s UK distributor, said: “Peter sends his […]

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Ziggy Stardust and Spiders from Mars, GFT 20 Februar, 2016

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  Ziggy Stardust and Spiders from Mars D A Pennebaker’s concert film is regularly recognised as one of the greatest ever. GFT / Sat 20 Feb, 2016 (23.15) Festival for a Fiver Running time:1h28m An immortal document of one of the most enigmatic, striking and excessive periods in music, D A Pennebaker’s concert film is regularly […]

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Urban Hymn, GFT 19 and 23 February, 2016

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 Urban Hymn   A heartrending, human story about the bond between two damaged individuals. GFT / Fri 19 (20.20) & Tue 23 Feb, 2016 (10.45)  Win tickets to the Friday Night Screening and Q and A Michael Caton-Jones makes a hugely welcome return with this poignant drama set in the aftermath of the London riots […]

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Zootropolis 20 February, 2016 GFT

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  Zootropolis The modern mammal metropolis of Zootropolis is a city like no other. GFT / Sat 20 Feb, 2016 (13.00) Running time: 2h The modern mammal metropolis of Zootropolis is a city like no other. Comprised of neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment […]

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This Is Now: Film and Video After Punk 1979 – 1985, Tramway, 25 – 28 February, 2016

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Thursday 25 February – Sunday 28 February, 2016 Tramway Free – Drop-in – no ticket required Glasgow Film Festival presents a very rare chance to see this programme of key underground films from London’s post-punk era, which are newly available for the first time in a generation. The early 1980s saw an explosion in alternative […]

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Voice of an Eagle, GFF16, The Glad Cafe 20 February 2016

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Voice of an Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho, ft. Bards of Caledon & Other Lands The Glad Cafe Saturday 20 February, 2016 7.30 p.m.  Glasgow Film Festival & The Glad Cafe present: Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho ft. Bards of Caledon & Other Lands with live performance by Bards of […]

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Miles Ahead, GFT 20 and 21 February, 2016

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    Scottish Premiere    A layered, impressionistic portrait of jazz legend Miles Davis. GFT / Sat 20 (21.00) & Sun 21 Feb, 2016 (12.45) Running time: 1h40m  A passion project for multi-talented actor/director Don Cheadle, Miles Ahead strays from conventional ‘biopic’ territory to compose a layered, impressionistic portrait of jazz legend Miles Davis. Cheadle […]

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Guests Attending Glasgow Film Festival 2016

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Shirley Henderson And Kate Dickie To Attend Glasgow Film Festival Glasgow Film Festival is delighted to announce additional guests attending the festival: multi-award-winning Scottish actors Shirley Henderson and Kate Dickie will walk the red carpet and attend post-screening discussions in support of the films Urban Hymn and Couple In A Hole respectively. OTHER GUESTS ATTENDING […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2016 – festival choices. What a difficult task.

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17 – 28 February, 2016 After hours spent perusing the brochure, selecting in excess of forty possibilities, reading the reviews and checking my diary, I’ve got the list down to around twenty films.  At least ten are ‘must sees’.  We’ve all got our own criteria – I tend to go for uplifting, heartwarming family/relationship type […]

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Special Events at Glasgow Film Festival 2016

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Tickets for Special Events at Glasgow Film Festival 2016 go on sale 17 December, 2015. Have you ever wanted to recreate Indiana Jones’ boulder chase scene in the grand hall of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum? Or wondered what a film screening at Glasgow’s legendary gig venue Barrowland Ballroom would be like? Glasgow Film Festival […]

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GFF Film: Scoring with Malcolm Lindsay Thur 18 February, 2016, CCA

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]Malcolm Lindsay (Photo by David Gillanders) www.davidgillanders.com Thursday 18 February 2016 6:30pm, Free, Clubroom Ages: 12+ Book online / 0141 352 4900 CCA Malcolm Lindsay is one of the UK’s premier film and TV composers, working for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Discovery and others, including award-winning projects ‘Unforgiven’, ‘One Night’ and ‘Palin on Art’, and […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2016 – News of Opening and Closing Galas

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Hail, Caesar!  UK premiere opens the festival Anomalisa,winner of the Grand Special Jury Prize 2015 at Venice Film Festival closes the festival. Glasgow Film Festival is delighted to announce its choice of films for the 2016 Opening and Closing Galas. The festival, which is supported by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Creative Scotland, the BFI and […]

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