First Programme Announcements and Tickets On Sale For Glasgow Film Festival 2017
Exclusive live music performance to be simulcast across the UK following screening of Niall McCann's Lost In France - Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), Emma Pollock, Paul Savage (The Delgados) and RM Hubbert re-unite live on-stage for one night only
“Dangerous Dames” retrospective and “True North: New Canadian Cinema” strands announced as part of the thirteenth edition
Glasgow Film Festival 2017 has announced its first special event and programme strands for next year's festival.
On 21 February Glasgow's ABC will host a special screening of Niall McCann's acclaimed documentary Lost In France, exploring the rise of Scotland's independent music scene in the 90's, led by cult Glasgow label Chemikal Underground, The Delgados, Bis, Mogwai, Arab Strap and other seminal musicians and bands (including Alex Kapranos who would go on to form Franz Ferdinand).
Following the screening, GFF audience members will have the chance to see Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), Emma Pollock, Paul Savage (The Delgados) and RM Hubbert re-unite for an exclusive live performance. The film and performance will be screened live to cinemas across the UK on the 21 February, ahead of the film’s general release by Curzon Artificial Eye on 24 February 2017.
Tickets for the unique screening and performance will go on sale at 10.00am Wednesday 30 November priced £16 and £14 (concessions) via: glasgowfilm.org/festival.
Two strands for the 2017 programme have also been announced today (28 November, 2016) - Dangerous Dames and True North: New Canadian Cinema. Both will run at the newly restored Glasgow Film Theatre and venues across the city from 15 - 26 February.
The Dangerous Dames retrospective screenings are free to the public and will celebrate the big screen's sultriest femme fatales. Jane Greer disrupts the life of small-town gas station owner Robert Mitchum in Out Of The Past, Gene Tierney's obsessive socialite embarks on a whirlwind marriage in Leave Her To Heaven and Linda Fiorentino runs rings around everyone in the classic neo-noir The Last Seduction - this programme is the perfect excuse for audiences to reacquaint themselves with some women behaving (very) badly.
The festival marks 150 years of Canada’s confederation with a selection of strikingly original new and rediscovered voices in independent Canadian cinema. Sidney J. Furie’s long-thought-lost record of hipster Toronto in the 1950s A Cool Sound From Hell is an ageless gem, alongside hotly-tipped Quebec filmmaker Chloé Robichaud’s Boundaries, a dazzling satire on the exploitation of Canada's natural resources. Elsewhere in the programme, Philippe Lesage's The Demons offers an atmospheric take on childhood fears spilling into the real world and animated coming-of-age story Window Horses follows a young mixed-race woman attending a life-changing poetry festival in Iran.
The GFF 2017 Industry programme will run 22-24 February and will be announced in the coming weeks. Early Bird passes are now on sale
The Festival’s Opening and Closing Galas will be announced on 5 January, with tickets going on sale on 9 January. The main programme will be announced on 18 January, with tickets going on sale to GFF members on 19 January and on general sale 23 January. Fans of the festival are encouraged to become GFF Members this year; a one-off payment of £10 offers exclusive access to advance booking.
Allan Hunter, Festival Co-Director, said
“Dangerous Dames is a collection of some of the finest film noir thrillers ever made. Dark, twisted tales of murder and revenge built around complex starring roles for some of Hollywood’s most powerful women. The retrospective ranges from Mary Astor’s scheming Brigid in the classic The Maltese Falcon to Faye Dunaway’s enigmatic Evelyn at the heart of Roman Polanski’s Chinatown. A great chance to see classic, landmark films on the big screen and all for free. We’re making audiences an offer they can’t refuse.”
Allison Gardner, Festival Co-Director, said
“2017 is a big year for Canada as it commemorates the 150th anniversary of its confederation. We wanted the Glasgow Film Festival to be part of those celebrations and that’s why our country focus for this year is Canada. We want to reflect the bigger picture of all the exciting diversity in Canadian filmmaking from thrilling new talents to stunning animation. We have also delved into the archives for a vision of yesteryear hipsters from 1950s Toronto. I think audiences will love this window into a filmmaking nation that is often unsung in British cinemas.”
Directed by Irish talent Niall McCann Lost In France explores the rise of Scotland's independent music scene in the 90's, led by cult label Chemikal Underground, theDelgados, Bis, Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, Arab Strap and other seminal musicians and bands. An intimate film exploring creativity, friendship and music, Lost In France features an atmospheric re-staging of a legendary festival (in Mauron, Brittany), a concert that reconnects our main characters in life and on stage for the first time in many years.
Lost In France is co-produced by Ireland’s Still Films and Scotland's Edge City Films, with funding from Creative Scotland and the Irish Film Board.