pride at gft

Celebrate Pride at GFT

July brings two special event screenings.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

13 July, 2024 – 7.40 p.m.


Glasgow based musician, DJ and mutant Pink Pound will perform at the screening of Hedwig and the Angry Inchand you can join them for Bum Notes karaoke at CCA after the film.

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The Watermelon Woman

the watermelon woman

31 July, 2024 at 6 p.m.

Special screening of acclaimed 1990s comedy drama The Watermelon Woman 

The film will be introduced by Eilidh Akilade (Intersections Editor at The Skinny and arts writer).

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Queer Cinema Sundays

Last Sunday of every month dive into the wonderful catalogue of LGBTQ+ cinema.

Desert Hearts

desert hearts

Sunday 30 June, 7.30 p.m.

Donna Deitch’s luscious romantic drama follows the uptight professor Vivian (Helen Shaver) who arrives in Reno, Nevada in 1959 to legalise her divorce. There she meets the free-spirited Cay (Patricia Charbonneau) who works in the casinos where she fends off the advances of men and seduces women.

Based on the Jane Rule novel Desert of the Heart and drawing on campy tropes from mid-century lesbian pulp novels, Donna Deitch’s pioneering film was the first to grant its lesbians a happy ending. Nearly forty years later, Desert Hearts remains a beloved gem of queer filmmaking.

Shot beautifully by cinematographer Robert Elswit (There Will Be Blood) and accompanied by a nostalgic jukebox soundtrack, Desert Hearts is a must-see landmark in lesbian cinema.

This screening will be introduced by freelance programmer Rosie Beattie.

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Happy Together

happy together

Sunday 28 July, 7.40 p.m.

This screening will be introduced by writer and curator Xuanlin Tham.

Regarded as one of the best LGBT films in the New Queer Cinema movement, our Queer Cinema Sundays programme brings a rare opportunity to see Wong Kar wai’s empathetic and lonely love story on screen.

In 1992 film critic B. Ruby Rich coined the term “New Queer Cinema” which defined a decade in film history where a boom in DIY and independent filmmaking made fertile ground for filmmakers to tell stories which centred on queer themes. The July-September screenings of Queer Cinema Sundays showcases three of the finest films to come out of this movement.

Ho Po-Wing and Lai Yiu-Fai, a gay couple from Hong Kong, are visiting Argentina together. Their relationship is one of tug and war, marked by frequent uncouplings and occasional bursts of violence. Finally, one of their splits becomes permanent, but with no money Fai is unable to leave the city. He gets a job at a bar, only seeing Po-Wing from a distance until an almost-fatal incident forces the two together one final time. Wong Kar-wai wraps us up in the rich and fragile coloured world of Fai, Po-Wing and Buenos Aires.

Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish and English with English subtitles

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Soraida: A Woman of Palestine plus Discussion
The Great Gatsby plus Craig Armstrong Q & A

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