September Programme at G.FT.
Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) has announced the line-up of films that audiences will be able to enjoy on the big screen throughout September. As one of only a few independent cinemas in Scotland to have re-opened – with enhanced safety measures – following five months of closure due to Covid-19 regulations, GFT offers film lovers the chance to once again watch the best international and local new releases, as well as cult classics and family favourites, all on the big screen.
GFT is operated by Glasgow Film, an educational charity which also runs the award-winning Glasgow Film Festival and Glasgow Youth Film Festival. GFT is the city’s original independent arthouse cinema and the home of film in Glasgow.
GFT is known for its carefully curated mix of new releases, classic films and international cinema, and the September programme is no different. Film fans who have managed to get their hands on the limited number of tickets available for Ladj Ly’s Les Misérables will relish the chance to see its perfect companion, modern classic La Haine, in a new 4K restoration. Other classics include three titles voted for by GFT customers in an online poll: Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner: The Final Cut and the big screen thrill-ride that is Jaws.
New releases include Real, an authentic love story from actor turned writer-director Aki Omoshaybi, girlhood film Rocks, sumptuous epic The Lady in the Portrait set in the 18th century imperial court of China, and Nocturnal, the story of a cynical schoolgirl who builds a secret friendship with an older man played by Cosmo Jarvis. Those who miss out on tickets for GFT’s special preview screening of Max Richter’s Sleep will have another chance to catch this meditative documentary from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 September.
The phenomenon that is Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite will return to the big screen in a reworked black and white version, which had its UK premiere at Glasgow Film Festival earlier this year, and audiences will also have the chance to enjoy the director’s haunting sophomore feature, Memories of a Murder, in a brand new 4K restoration.
A special screening of David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet on Monday 28 September will be followed by an exclusive cinema-only recorded Q&A with David Attenborough and Michael Palin.
Glasgow Film has also announced the programme for GYFF Presents, a miniature film festival taking place from 18 to 20 September in place of this year’s Glasgow Youth Film Festival. Curated by Glasgow Film’s Youth Board, the line-up includes a special preview screening of Miss Juneteenth, new release Rocks followed by a recorded Q&A with the cast, a late night screening of cult classic Donnie Darko, and a welcome chance to re-watch family classic Back to the Future on the big screen.
Tickets are on sale from glasgowfilm.org
Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace
GFT has also announced a one-off screening of Idiot Prayer – Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace on Thursday 5 November, which sees Nick Cave play his songs at the piano in a rarely-seen stripped back form, from early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, right through to the most recent Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds album, Ghosteen. Tickets for this screening will go on sale on Thursday 10 September at 10.00am from glasgowfilm.org.
Covid-19 Health and Safety
GFT is following all Scottish Government health and safety regulations relating to Covid-19. This means reduced seating capacity in the cinema with seats kept vacant to allow safe social distancing of customers, social distancing measures such as one-way systems throughout the building, and longer breaks between screenings to allow extra time for cleaning.
Allison Gardner, CEO of Glasgow Film, said: “We have been looking forward to re-opening ever since March when we took the decision to temporarily close. The past five months have been a hard time for many people and we know so many of our loyal customers can’t wait to return to GFT; every effort has been made to make sure they will have a safe and enjoyable visit when they do.
“We want to thank everyone who engaged with us online, made a donation or bought a CineCard membership while we were closed. As an educational charity, we need that support more than ever. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back and we’re delighted to be re-opening with such a strong programme of films.”
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Film Screening Schedule
Les Misérables Friday 4 – Thursday 10 September, 2020
Preview: Max Richter’s Sleep + Recorded Q&A Tuesday 8 September, 2020
La Haine Friday 11 – Thursday 17 September, 2020
Max Richter’s Sleep Friday 11 – Sunday 13 September, 2020
The Lady in the Portrait Monday 14 – Thursday 17 September, 2020
Nocturnal Friday 18 – Thursday 24 September, 2020
Memories of Murder Friday 18 — Thursday 24 September, 2020
Rocks Friday 18 – Thursday 24 September, 2020
Parasite – Black and White Version Sunday 20 – Wednesday 23 September
David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet + Recorded Q&A Mon 28 September , 2020 (20.00)
Lost in Translation Friday 11 – Thursday 17 September, 2020
Blade Runner: The Final Cut Sat 12 (14.00) & Mon 14 September, 2020 (20.00)
Jaws Sun 13 (15.15) & Tue 15 September, 2020 (17.20)
GFT, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G 6RB
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