Glasgow Film Festival 2019.

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Glasgow Film Festival 2019 will run from 20 February until 3 March

One of the leading UK film festivals. Glasgow Film Festival places the audience at the centre of their programming and ethos, ensuring they experience the best of international cinema as well as local films. The varied programme contains premiers, mainstream crowd-pleasers, ground breaking art-house films, classics, cult gems, special strands and festivals within the festival including FrightFest.

The programme includes filmmaker guest appearances, interactive workshops and discussion panels.

All GFF Screenings 

Astro Black GSFF at CCA

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14 – 17 March, 2019 CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD Titled in tribute to cosmic jazz artist Sun Ra’s 1972 album, Astro Black is an ongoing multi-channel video cycle with the musician as its central figure. Comprised entirely of samples from film and music sources, Soda_Jerk’s work takes us on an alternate history tour of political resistance […]

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Friday, March 15, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Glasgow Short Film Festival 2019

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Thu 14 March — Sun 17 March 2019 Open 11am – 7pm, Free (unticketed), Intermedia All ages 0141 352 4900 Related CCA Events GSFF19 | Scottish Competition 1: Continuous Thunder Thu 14 March 2019 Glasgow Short Film Festival 2019 Thu 14 March — Sun 17 March 2019 GSFF19 | The EthnoFictions of Laura Huertas Millán Thu 14 March 2019 […]

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GSFF19 | Blueprint: Scottish Independent Shorts

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CCA 14 – 17 March, 2019 Celebrating the ingenuity and hard work of local indie filmmaking talent, Blueprint shines a bright light on the fringes of Scottish film culture. Blueprint returns to GSFF with a special focus on emerging cinematographer Alan McLaughlin, the first Scottish filmmaker nominated for the prestigious Debut Cinematographer Award at Camerimage, the International […]

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The Science of Ghosts, Glasgow Film Festival 2019 review by Pat Byrne

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The Science of Ghosts is a film directed by Niall McCann, who also directed Lost in France ( 2017).  This new movie has links to Lost in France, which focused on the Glasgow based record label Chemikal Underground; The Science of Ghosts is about Adrian Crowley, the much lauded Dublin based singer / composer,  the only […]

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Monday, March 4, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Film reviews, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Metal Heart Glasgow Film Festival

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Saturday 2 (12.30) & Sunday 3 March,2019 (14.40) Director Hugh O’Conor will attend the screening on Sat 2 Mar Actor turned director Hugh O’Conor has created the kind of cheering, warm-hearted teen comedy that would have made John Hughes proud. Emma (Jordanne Jones) and Chantal (Leah McNamara) are chalk-and-cheese sisters living in Dublin. Goth-loving Emma is the guiding spirit […]

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Friday, March 1, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Beats Closing Gala Glasgow Film Festival 2019

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3 March, 2019 The much-anticipated screen version of Kieran Hurley’s award-winning play is a gallus, bittersweet coming-of-age rollercoaster: imagine Fellini’s I Vitelloni set to a throbbing techno beat. It is 1994 and new legislation effectively outlaws raves or “public gatherings around amplified music characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats”. The party is well and […]

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Thursday, February 28, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Living the Light CCA

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Friday 1 (20.45) & Saturday 2 March, 2019 (12.45) Director Claire Pijman will attend the screening on Fri 1 Mar. One of the most inventive and influential cinematographers to ever put his eye to a viewfinder, Robby Müller shot Paris, Texas, Down by Law, Breaking the Waves, and countless other classics. His use of natural light and colour earned him […]

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Love Movie CCA

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CCA / Friday 1 (16.15) & Saturday 2 March, 2019 (20.45) Writer/director Emma Rosa Simon and actor Lana Cooper will attend the screening on Fri 1 Mar. Lenz (Eric Klotzsch) is a 30-something drifter, stumbling from party to party, unsure of his place in the world. After a chance meeting with the passionate and carefree Ira […]

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At Eternity’s Gate, Glasgow Film Festival

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Everyman / Friday 1 March (18.00) | CCA / Saturday 2 March, 2019 (16.05) An Oscar-nominated Willem Dafoe gives an outstanding performance as Vincent Van Gogh in Julian Schnabel’s bold, visceral portrait of the artist. Named after a Van Gogh painting, also known as Sorrowing Old Man, the film focuses on the painter’s productive final years in Arles. […]

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Sam Spiegel: Conquering Hollywood GFT

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Sunday 3 March, 2019 (13.30) Producer Sam Spiegel was the epitome of the larger than life, cigar-chomping movie tycoon. His Oscar-winning career included classics from The African Queen to On the Waterfront and Lawrence of Arabia. The makers of Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches (GFF18) bring us the first documentary on his colourful life, telling an irresistible rags-to-riches story, profusely illustrated with clips from his finest […]

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Zombieland, GFT

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Friday 1 March, 2019 (23.15) Be sure to stock up on Twinkies and remember to follow the rules for survival to make it to our special screening of Zombieland, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Join Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Tallahasee (Woody Harrelson), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) as they navigate the undead in a bid to […]

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Special Guests at Glasgow Film Festival 2019

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We host some stellar guests for Q&A sessions throughout the festival, giving you the chance to find out more about their inspiration, process and future projects. Bring your finest questions! Thu 21 February, 2019 18.00 – Director James Cullingham will attend Jim Galloway – A Journey in Jazz 18.00 – Director John Butler and actors Matt Bomer and […]

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Arctic, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

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Cineworld / Wednesday 27 (18.15) & Thursday 28 February, 2019 (15.30) Director Joe Penna will attend the screening on Wednesday 27 February, 2019 Stranded in a bleak, unforgiving frozen wilderness would you have what it takes to survive? Joe Penna’s intense, slow-burning adventure yarn tells of endurance against impossible odds and is all the more chilling for virtually dispensing […]

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Dirty God, GFT

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Saturday 2 March (18.00) & Sunday 3 March, 2019 (10.45) Director Sacha Polak and actor Vicky Knight will attend the screening on Saturday 2 March. Fresh from its world premiere at Sundance, Dutch writer-director Sacha Polak’s English language debut emerges as a powerful, haunting tale of the vast divide between surface beauty and internal worthiness. A vicious acid […]

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Belgian Cinema ‘Both Sides Now’, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

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Belgium is a small country with an immense cinematic heritage. National treasures range from Chantal Akerman, Yolanda Moreau, the Dardenne Brothers and Felix van Groeningen to Man Bites Dog’s Benoît Poelvoorde, and Hergé’s eternally rousing adventures of Tintin. This year’s country focus celebrates the best of contemporary Belgian cinema in an outstanding year that has brought […]

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Glasgow Film Festival Launch 2019 + announcement Scottish Premiere Wild Rose

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Glasgow Film Festival announce the Scottish Premiere of Wild Rose, starring Jessie Buckley, plus a special performance after the screening  The 15th annual film festival opens Wednesday 20 February, 2019 with Jonah Hill’s Mid90s and runs until 3 March, 2019 Tom Harper’s film Wild Rose, which was filmed in Glasgow, will have its Scottish premiere […]

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FrightFest Week-End 1 and 2 March, 2019

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1 and 2 March, 2019 It’s full scream ahead as FrightFest returns to Glasgow Film Festival for a 14thfearful year! Currently at its most vibrant and popular, the horror fantasy genre is constantly garnering critical acclaim, topping charts and even winning Oscars: not simply through cheap scares or graphic gore but by pushing boundaries, reflecting […]

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The Science of Ghosts, Glasgow Film Festival

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CCA / Mon 25 (20.30) & Tue 26 Feb (15.00) Director Niall McCann and musician Adrian Crowley will attend the screening on Mon 25 February, 2019 A portrait of an artist, and an artist’s musings on life, Niall McCann’s (Lost In France, GFF17) latest film spans the divide between truth and fiction, creating an experimental documentary that […]

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Sunday, February 24, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Julia Blue, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

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CCA / Sunday 24  (20.45) & Monday 25 February, 2019 (13.15) Director Roxy Toporowych will attend the screening on Sun 24 Feb. Director Roxy Toporowych’s second feature film is charming, subtle and ultimately bittersweet. Julia (Polina Snisarenko), a photojournalism student living in war-torn Ukraine, finds her path towards independence and a brighter future challenged after falling for English […]

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Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Buchanan Galleries

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Buchanan Galleries / Wed 27 Feb, 2019 (Doors 20.30) Glasgow Film Festival  Bill S Preston ESQ. and Ted Theodore Logan are failing. In the small town of San Dimas two teenage boys have a dream – to start their own rock band, the Wyld Stallyns. But if they fail school, Ted’s father is sending him […]

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Friday, February 22, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Mid90s, Glasgow Film Festival 2019 review Pat Byrne

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Mid90s is Jonah Hill’s directorial debut – a coming of age film set in the 90s in Los Angeles. Stevie (Sunny Suljic) the main character is a thirteen year old, who lives in a lone parent household with his mum (Katherine Waterston) and older brother Ian (Lucas Hedges). Ian is a violent bully and young […]

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Film Reviews, Film reviews, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

GFF19 Jim Galloway – A Journey In Jazz CCA

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Thursday 21 February 2019 Director James Cullingham chronicles the life of Jim Galloway, the amazing Scotsman who emigrated to Canada as a young man and went on to carve out an international career as a saxophonist and jazz impresario. Jim collaborated with jazz stalwarts such as Buddy Tate and Jay McShann and was a co-founder […]

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Tell It To The Bees

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Fri 22 (20.30) & Sat 23 February, 2019 (12.45) Director Annabel Jankel, novelist Fiona Shaw, screenwriters The Ashworth Sisters, and cast members Gregor Selkirk, Emun Elliott, Kate Dickie and Lauren Lyle will attend the screening on Fri 22 Feb. The Scotland of 1952 is no place for the faint-hearted. When mill worker Lydia (Holliday Grainger) is abandoned by […]

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

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Grand Ole Opry, 2-4 Govan Rd, Glasgow G51 1HS Thursday 21 February, 2019 (Doors 19.00)  Glasgow Film Festival Three performers travel through the perils of outback Australia to find things they didn’t even know they were missing, like fabulous dresses. Join us for an evening of bingo debauchery hosted by glamorous Bingo Babes (Rujazzle and CJ […]

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Tickets on Sale Glasgow Film Festival 2019

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The fifteenth edition of Glasgow Film Festival kicks off on 20th February, 2019 and, if you haven’t already decided what to see check out these highlights: Special event screening of Fight Club and the International premiere of Niall McCann‘s The Science of Ghosts, which will be followed by a performance from Adrian Crowley. Guests welcomed from Hollywood include Matt […]

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The Hole in the Ground, Glasgow Film Festival

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21 and 22 February, 2019 Part of Glasgow Film Festival Future Cult Strand These screenings will take place at Cineworld In the process of rebuilding her life and looking to put her broken past behind her, Sarah O’Neill (Seána Kerslake) is forging ahead in a new home with her son Chris (James Quinn Markey). One night, […]

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Full Programme Announced Glasgow Film Festival

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GFF2019 Across 12 days, the city-wide celebration of cinema will host 7 world premieres, 102 UK premieres and 49 Scottish premieres Guests including Sir Michael Palin, Carol Morley, Matt Bomer, Carlos Acosta, Alice Lowe, Simon Amstell and legendary music video director Lance Bangs will attend the 15th annual festival Six out of the ten nominees […]

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Glasgow Film Festival: Mother’s Instinct

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GFT / Thu 21 (18.30) & Fri 22 Feb, 2019 (10.45) There are echoes of Hitchcock and Patricia Highsmith in this luscious, devilishly entertaining Belgian thriller. Suburban neighbours Alice (Veerle Baetens) and Celine (Anne Coesens) are the very best of friends. Their inseparable sons are more like brothers than chums. When tragedy strikes, they both […]

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Opening and Closing Galas announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2019

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The 15th annual festival will open on 20 February with UK premiere of Jonah Hill’s directorial debut Mid90s. Festival will close on 3 March with UK premiere of Brian Welsh’s Beats, the film adaptation of Scottish playwright Kieran Hurley’s hit stage show about 90s rave culture, exec produced by Steven Soderbergh. Opening Gala Mid90s 20 […]

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

First Events or Glasgow Film Festival 2019 Announced

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The return of the ever-popular special event screenings will celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Matrix and 40 years since Alien sprang onto the big screen GFF 19 will also toast the best and boldest in Belgian filmmaking Classic and rarely-seen US films from one seismic year to be screened in free retrospective 1969: End […]

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