Glasgow Film Festival 20th February - 2 March 2014
25th February 2014
Glasgow Film Festival runs from 20 February - 2 March 2014 with a packed programme including pop-up cinema and special events in unique Glasgow venues ensuring that the Festival presence is felt in every corner of the city.
The Festival embraces cinema without prejudice or boundaries to create an event that has something for everyone at affordable prices that will be appreciated by all.
We are 10 this year! Join us in Glasgow and help us celebrate!
For full details go to http://www.glasgowfilm.org/festival
Now into its 10th year, the Festival, which is supported by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, EventScotland and Creative Scotland, has a packed programme which includes pop-up cinema and special events in unique Glasgow venues ensuring that the Festival presence is felt in every corner of the city. From cutting edge experimentation in Crossing The Line to the outer limits of horror in FrightFest, the Festival embraces cinema without prejudice or boundaries to create an event that has something for everyone at affordable prices that will be appreciated by all.
The Festival opens with the UK premiere of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel starring Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton and Jude Law. The film tells of the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
Closing the festival and receiving its Scottish premiere is Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin starring Scarlett Johannson. This visually stunning film tells the story of an alien seductress who preys upon hitchhikers in Scotland.
The 2014 programme features six World premieres, 60 UK premieres and 57 Scottish premieres, including the adaptation of Orange Prize for Fiction winner Half of a Yellow Sun starring Chiwitel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton, BAFTA Scotland winner David Mackenzie's Starred Up and a profile on Kathleen Hanna entitled The Punk Singer, with an introduction from Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES.
Glasgow itself is the biggest star of the Festival. This year, look out for special events in unusual venues across the whole city; Kelvingrove Museum and Gallery will host a fancy dress gala ball with a screening of Young Frankenstein and the warehouse-turned-nightclub The Glue Factory will be transformed into a retro-futurist gaming arcade for a special screening of the 1980s classic, in Tron: Off The Grid.
Margaret Tait Award Winner, Rachel Maclean's film A Whole New World will have its world premiere at the Festival and Rachel will lead a symposium of artists on Scottish identity.
You can also eat along with the action on-screen in classics such as When Harry Met Sally, Goodfellas and Rataouille, where GFF team up with the Street Food Cartel for Street Food Cinema at The Briggait, Glasgow's former fishmarket.
Also, in a special GFF commission, Scottish indie-folk band Admiral Fallow will perform a new score to landmark documentary Glasgow, No Mean City, and collaborate with emerging filmmakers, at the Old Fruitmarket.