Glasgow Film Festival 2015, Special Events

Love-Is-All_film_detailLove Is All: 100 Years of Love and Courtship on FilmN/C 12+

Friday 27 February, 2015 – 5.30 p.m.

Mackintosh Queen’s Cross

Showing at this unique venue – Love Is All, the celluloid story of love and courtship since the birth of the movie camera. Weaving together spell-binding archival footage and a stunning Richard Hawley soundtrack that elegantly takes us from the very first kisses caught on film, through youth culture, liberation and the fight for free love. Showcasing our flirting advances from tea dances to the cinema back row, join us for this fine romance in the architecture of one of Glasgow’s finest hidden gems, and we have a sweet little treat in store for you too.

Before the Event

Before the film screening you will be serenaded by the beautiful soprano voice of Layla Brown, who will be singing classic love songs to set the air aflutter.

Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, 553 Maryhill Rd, Glasgow G20 7UH

Tickets will be available to collect or buy from the Glasgow Film Festival Box Office at Glasgow Film Theatre:Tickets and information

What’s On Glasgow Film Festival 2015
Festival for a fiver

Murder-on-the-Orient-ExpressMurder on the Orient Express

Wednesday 25 February – Doors 7 p.m.  Film starts 8 p.m.

Trades Hall,  85 Glassford Street, Glasgow G1 1BQ

Sidney Lumet’s Oscar-winning classic is the finest Agatha Christie adaptation ever filmed. A brutal murder is committed on the luxurious Orient Express. Heavy snow stops the train in its tracks and means that the killer is still on board. Fortunately, dapper Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot (a wonderful Albert Finney) is also on board and prepared to put his famous little grey cells to use interrogating a star-studded list of suspects that includes Lauren Bacall, Sean Connery, Vanessa Redgrave and an Oscar-winning Ingrid Bergman. Join us in the investigation at the exquisite Trades Hall. Please dress for an evening of high glamour and intriguing mystery before the film screening. And do be on your guard – you never know who-in-the-room-dunnit…

Tickets for this event cost £12/£10


Please come dressed in the style of the movie, and test your detective skills with a murder mystery. From 7pm there will be actors working within the audience, and it will be up to you to identify the guilty suspect! Submit your guilty vote by ballot box before the film starts to be in with a chance of winning two tickets to a GFT Screening.

The doors open early in advance to ensure you have time to buy refreshments and interrogate the suspects!

Tickets will be available to collect or buy from the Glasgow Film Festival Box Office at Glasgow Film Theatre

Yes, there will be a licenced bar at the venue with a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

For any other information or assistance you should contact Box Office on 0141 332 6535.

sunken-ripplesSunken Ripples

World Premier

Wednesday 25 February – 6 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.

Imax Cinema, Glasgow Science Centre

Come and experience the exciting cutting edge technology of an interactive spherical display as part of a new kind of audiovisual performance.

For the first time ever, a spherical display will be joined with the IMAX screen to create an immersive and playful experience in an underwater landscape. Join us in the world of Sunken Ripples, where interaction and touch on the spherical display ripple into huge proportions.

Free tickets available from 4 p.m. at IMAX on the day.

Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA

Special Events

Wake_in_FrightWake in Fright

Mackintosh Queens Cross Church

Friday 27 February  – 9 p.m.

Dramatic, visually beautiful and psychologically terrifying, Wake in Fright is one of those incredible movies you just have to see. Shot in the expansive and brutal Australian outback, it charts the unnerving demise of a young schoolteacher stranded and plunging headfirst towards his own destruction with the help of forceful locals and their unconventional and violent rituals. Martin Scorsese dubbed it ‘a deeply – and I mean deeply – unsettling movie. It left me speechless’ while Nick Cave calls it ‘the best and most terrifying film about Australia’, and we would agree. Take solace in Mackintosh Queen’s Cross and watch this real unforgettable masterpiece.

For this film screening you will receive a complimentary beer courtesy of Brew Dog on arrival and won’t need anything else – well maybe just something to hide behind…


Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, 553 Maryhill Rd, Glasgow G20 7UH

Special Events

Various Successful Special Events Have Now Taken Place At the Film Festival

strictly-ballroom_film_detailStrictly Ballroom at Kelvin-Groove!PG

Friday 20 February – 6.30 p.m.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

The iconic Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum’s grand hall will be brought to life by the rhumba and glitz of Strictly Ballroom, the iconic debut film from extravagant Australian director Luhrmann. In perfect Baz Luhrmann style Strictly Ballroom tells the story of Scott Hastings (Mercurio), a classically trained ballroom dancer who, restricted by the formalities of ballroom, seeks to establish his personal style of dance; taking him on a whirl of Tango, sequins and all things not strictly ballroom. To get your toes tapping reigning Scottish Ballroom and Latin Dance Champions Tibor Poc and Hilary Mouat will be rhumb-ing past, so remember dress to impress and of course, a little musicality please!

Tickets cost £12 full price / £10 concession.

The doors will open at 6:30pm.
Strictly Ballroom will begin at 7:45pm.
Audience should take their seats approx.10mins prior to this.

In addition to the screening

The event will feature live improvisation from the Scottish Ballroom champions and also a pay bar will be open for refreshments. The doors open early in advance to ensure you have time to buy refreshments, see the dancers and also take in the museum surroundings. You are free to move and subtly groove in the museum, however please note there will be no dedicated dance floor during this event.

Where can I collect my tickets from?
Tickets will be available to collect or buy from the Glasgow Film Festival Box Office at Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street. 0141 332 6535.

Information and to book

Where is the event taking place?
The event will be taking place in the main hall at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG

Special Events GFF15

Cinema_City_CeilidhCinema City Ceilidh

Stravaig at St Andrew in the Square

Saturday 21 February, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.

There is no better way to celebrate our Scottish heritage than with a ceilidh! Don your best pressed tartans and join us to step right into Glasgow’s cinema history. Live band, Stravaig, to make sure you know all the steps, and a visual treat in store: a showcase of archival footage illustrating the diverse and beautiful cinemas, stars, and people within Glasgow, our Cinema City. You will be reeling and swinging amongst them all!

Tickets for this event cost £12/£10.

Tickets will be available to collect or buy from the Glasgow Film Festival Box Office at Glasgow Film Theatre:

Information and how to book

There will be a film screened during the entire evening.

For any other information or assistance you should contact Box Office on 0141 332 6535.

1 Saint Andrews Square, Calton, Glasgow G1 5PP

fall-of-houseThe Fall of the House of Usher with Live Score

Pollokshaws Burgh Hall         

Sunday 22 February – 8 p.m.
Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s jet-black short story, this 1928 film by French silent master Jean Epstein is the first true Gothic horror and an iconic visual masterpiece exploring the beauty and tension of life, love, and death. An ethereal new live score by composer Irene Buckley, featuring organ, electronics and live vocals, will be performed using the original Wurlitzer Cinema Organ in the historic, appropriate setting of Pollokshaws Burgh Hall. Buckley created the live soprano soundtrack to The Passion of Joan of Arc, which Glasgow Film Festival screened inside Glasgow Cathedral in 2013; the festival is delighted to welcome her back.

‘Some silent films hold you outside: You admire them, but are aware of them as a phenomenon. With The Fall of the House of Usher, I barely stirred. A tone, an atmosphere, was created that actually worked…less a fiction than the realization of some phantasmagoric alternative reality.’ – Roger Ebert

Tickets cost £12 full price / £10 concession

This film has been restored by La Cinémathèque Française.

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Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, 2025 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, Glasgow City G43 1NE


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