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- 22 MayGFT in June: Martin Scorsese presents, plus Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence, and new digital print of Fellini’s 8 1/2GFT’s June programme features new releases, much-loved classics, and carefully curated seasons.
- 22 MayGlasgow Film Annual Review 2014-2015 published as submissions open for Glasgow Film Festival 2016Glasgow Film celebrates a hugely successful year as the call for film submissions for the 2016 Festival opens.
- 29 AprGlasgow Film Theatre publishes free For All e-book featuring new writing from Janice Galloway, Ewan Morrison and moreWe're excited to announce the publication of For All, a free e-book exploring equality.
- 21 MayProgramme Note: A Girl Walks Home Alone At NightBorn in England, and with both American and Iranian heritage, Amirpour pours a confluence of cultural ideas into her debut feature.
- 21 MayReinventing the Genre: Our Favourite Genre MashupsWith Ana Lily Amirpour's Iranian Vampire Western A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night opening at GFT tomorrow, we discuss our films which reinvent, or subvert genres.
- 14 MayProgramme Note: Clouds of Sils MariaIf upon watching Clouds of Sils Maria, the character of Maria Enders seems like a thinly-veiled representation of Juliette Binoche, the actor who plays her, then there’s a good reason for that.
- Reinventing the Genre: Our Favourite Genre MashupsOne of the more gloriously mad mashups that nestles fondly in my withered old heart would be Cristophe Gans 2001 'Brotherhood of the Wolf', which manages to (to my mind) successfully blend a period drama, a monster movie, a detective mystery with a sinister cult pulling stings and a martial arts movie with a sprinkling of native american mysticism sprinkled on top. One could argue the love it or hate it recent Wachowski outing 'Cloud Atlas' does more genres overall, but its method of cutting between distinct storlyines qualifies as cheating in this case, I feel.
- Reinventing the Genre: Our Favourite Genre MashupsI’d have to plump for Michael Crichton’s ‘Westworld’ (1973), a superb mashup of Science Fiction and Western. My Dad put it on one evening when I was in my early teens, and it’s remained a firm favourite since then. Set in the near future, Westworld is a kind of holiday resort/theme park where you can live out your fantasies of being a good ol’ fashioned cowboy. Most of the inhabitants of the resort are androids (and we are afforded occasional glimpses of them being repaired behind the scenes), but for the visitor Westworld is a totally authentic trip back to the wild west with all the ‘yee-haws!!’ and whisky fuelled card games you could wish for. The other classic western set pieces are all here - the saloon bar brawl, the jailbreak, the horseback chase through the canyon - but placed within this futuristic context they are automatically refreshed and offered an intriguing extra layer. As viewers, we’re made more than aware that the set pieces are artificial and the victims are not human, yet I still find myself feeling some remorse for the androids as they’re gunned down, and also slightly unnerved by the enjoyment the humans get from partaking in these hyper-realistic acts of cruelty. Of course, it’s not long before the tables turn.... Similar to a number of films produced in this period, Westworld also contains an interesting study of masculinity, with Benjamin’s nervous and almost childlike character forced into a showdown with Brynner’s ice cold revenge seeking android killing machine. I’m happy to say he does exactly what I would have done - run like the clappers! In short: I think Westworld is a great example of a mash up, as it combines the best aspects of two very different genres in order to create something fresh and intriguing.
- Reinventing the Genre: Our Favourite Genre MashupsHas to be'The Long Goodbye', a gloriously indefinable movie directed by Robert Altman. A Marlow detective film? A gangster movie, comedy, drug fuelled surrealism, a whodunnit, car chases, Arnold Schwarzenegger stripping to his underpants, alcoholic suicide, acid loving yoga practising hippy chicks, a couple of enexpectedley brutal moments. Follow chain smoking cat lover Elliot Gould on a madcap rollercoaster. Fabulous acting by Gould, Sterling Hayden and Henry Gibson in particular. So difficult to market to cinema audiences they had to redesign all the movie posters!
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- Margaret Tait AwardGlasgow-based Artist Duncan Marquiss Announced as Winner of 2015 Margaret Tait Award
- June Programme On SaleJune's selection of cinema is now on sale now, including the Mr Holmes, The Look of Silence, a series of Polish masterpieces curated by Martin Scorsese and much more.
- Sound & VisionThe very best of sonic cinema, along with live performances that showcase the most exciting blend of music and movie-going. April & May
- Clouds of Sils MariaOlivier Assayas returns with this ingenious, multi-layered drama, starring a luminous Juliette Binoche. Fri 15 - Thu 28 May
- A Girl Walks Home Alone at NightAna Lily Amirpour’s stunning debut brings a fatalistic, feminist perspective to this sly, stylish exercise in genre subversion. Fri 22 - Thu 28 May
- The ConnectionThe gallic flipside of The French Connection. Jean Dujardin is the charismatic magistrate at the centre of this true-crime epic. Fri 29 May - Thu 11 Jun.
- TimbuktuA stunningly realised condemnation of intolerance and the refusal to acknowledge diversity. Fri 29 May - Thu 4 Jun.