Wings of Desire at Paisley Abbey Sunday 1 November, 2015


Wings of Desire at Paisley Abbey15

Sunday 1 November, 2015

6.30 p.m.

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On All Saints’ Day Glasgow Film Festival presents a cinematic spectacular that will take you to another world.

Wim Wenders’ 1987 classic Wings of Desire is a hauntingly beautiful exploration of humanity and the desires that connect us to people, places and times. Set in the 1980s before the fall of the Berlin Wall, the film follows Bruno Ganz’s weary angel Damiel, who moves invisible through the city, listening to its inhabitants’ innermost thoughts and desires. However, when he falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion (Solveig Donmartin), he begins to contemplate a gesture of love that will transform his whole existence.

Screening Wings of Desire on a specially installed large screen in the celestial surroundings of Paisley Abbey, this one-off event will premier new live and site-specific commissions by experimental musicians Tut Vu Vu, artist Kathryn Elkin and aerial performers Spinal Chord. These multi-sensory live performances will create an immersive event truly inspired by the film, and will feature a selection of special guests including Paisley Abbey Choir, Hausfrau, Walk the Plank and Berlin-inspired Street Food.

“We can hear your desires – desire for love, desire to love”.

Part of BFI LOVE , in partnership with Plusnet. ‘Films to fall in love with – Films to break your heart.’

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£15 full price / £12 concession – Price includes bus travel back to GFT after event
Event FAQ’s

Paisley Abbey.
Abbey Close, Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 1JG


What time does the event start?
The outdoor parts of the event begin at 6:30pm.
Doors to the Abbey will open at 7:15pm
Performances start at 7:45pm (Audience seated)
*Times may be subject to change

What time will the film actually start?
Wings of Desire will start at 8:15pm.

Where is the event taking place?
The event will be taking place at Paisley Abbey.
Abbey Close, Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 1JG

What will happen at the event before the film?
This event is a real spectacular! On arrival at 6:30pm you will have access to the pedestrian area outside Paisley Abbey. Here you will be able to explore an incredible Fire Garden, and sample some German inspired food and drinks. From 7:15pm you will be able to access the Abbey. Once inside you will have a chance to explore this iconic building, and experience live performances by dancers, musicians and artists. All audience members should be seated in the pews by 7:45pm, as then the main performances will begin. You will then remain seated as the live performance will join directly with the feature presentation of Wings of Desire.

Will I be able to leave the Abbey during the evening?
Once inside the Abbey you will be able to move around as you please until you are seated at 7:45pm. We ask that once seated the audience remain in the Abbey until after the film. If you require to use the toilets you will be directed by a volunteer.

When will the film end?
Wings of Desire will end at approx.10:20pm

What happens after the film?
After the film there will be a final presentation by a selection of performers so please remain seated. You will then be directed to the exit.

When will I be required to vacate the venue?
The audience will be asked to leave at 10:30pm.

How will I get back to Glasgow?
As the event is in Paisley you will be able to reserve a place on bus transfers from Paisley Abbey back to Glasgow Film Theatre. The buses will leave at 10:45pm from outside the Abbey. Places on the bus can be booked by selecting the ‘bus travel’ price type. Places on the bus should be booked before 23 October.

Where can I collect my tickets from?
As the event is taking place in Paisley Abbey all audience are advised to collect or buy from Glasgow Film Theatre. Tickets should be collected from Glasgow Film Theatre before 4pm on Sunday 1st November.

Will you be selling tickets at the door?
If our event does not sell out, then yes tickets will be available to buy on the door. However, we have held similar events to this one before and they have sold out. We advise you to book your tickets as soon as possible.

Where can I find information about access to the venue?
Information about access to Paisley Abbey can be found here –

If you have any access requirements you must advise us prior to event date.

Are there any age restrictions for this event?
Wings of Desire is a certificate 15 (suitable only for persons of 15 years and over). Anyone under the age of 15 will not be admitted to the event.

Will there be food at the event?
Yes. Before entering the Abbey you will be able to sample some German inspired Street Food. This must be consumed prior to entering the Abbey.

Can I reserve a seat?
All seats are unreserved unless specified by the Event Manager. Please advise us if you require wheelchair access.

Are latecomers admitted?
Audience members will be able to access the Abbey until 7:40pm, and all audience members must be seated before the performance begins at 7:45pm. Due to the nature of the Abbey, it will be unlikely latecomers will be granted access, and the Event Manager reserves the right of admission and their decision is final.

What is your refund policy?
Refunds will only be made in the case of cancellation of the event.

Who am I best to contact if I have any further enquiries?
For any other information or assistance you should contact GFT Box Office on 0141 332 6535.

Audition GFT Saturday 31 October, 2015
Under Milk Wood GFT Friday 30 October – Thursday 5 November, 2015

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