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- 31 OctAfrica in Motion CompetitionWin a pair of tickets to Four Corners.
- 30 OctStatement from Glasgow Film's CEO on Creative Scotland's Regular Funded OrganisationsGlasgow Film comprising of the GFT, Glasgow Film Festival and Glasgow Short Film Festival is pleased to announce that it is to be part of the new Creative Scotland portfolio of Regular Funded organisations.
- 20 OctLe jour se leve CompetitionWin a book about the film plus a pair of tickets!
- 26 NovWomen in Sci-Fi, the Teknowomen BlogTo coincide with our Teknowomen season, we decided to choose our favourite female sci-fi characters in film.
- 25 NovProgramme Note: Stations of the CrossStations of the Cross is formally divided into fourteen chapters, each consisting of one shot, following fourteen year old Maria (newcomer Lea van Acken) as she prepares for confirmation.
- 24 NovProgramme Note: 2001: A Space OdysseyIn 1968, when most people alive today – to steal Arthur C Clarke’s phrase – had not even been born, Stanley Kubrick made his acknowledged masterpiece. Experiencing it in 2014, perhaps for the first time and 42 years since the most recent manned Moon landi
- 2001: A Space Odyssey Hello everyone. Unfortunately I have had to delete some of the comments on this page due to bad/offensive language. Thanks for your understanding. Best wishes Gavin Crosby GFT
- 2001: A Space Odyssey It's a sad day when the GFT gets offensive posts.
- Women in Sci-Fi, the Teknowomen BlogI apologise in advance for the length of this comment! In terms of strong female characters in science fiction the two names that leapt to mind where Ellen Ripley and Sarah Connor. But they've already been taken. So I'm going with a character from Ronald D. Moore's and David Eick's remake of Battlestar Galactica. This is not as easy as you'd think; there are several strong female characters in this fine work There's Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, the boozy, risk-taking fighter pilot. Anastasia Dualla, petty officer for Battlestar Galactica. Sharon "Boomer" Valerii & Sharon "Athena" Agathon, the raptor pilot, cylon infiltrator and vengeful mother (both played by Grace Park). D'Anna Biers, the manipulative and death-obsessed cylon. Tory Foster, aide to the president and one of the final five cylons. Admiral Helena Cain, the tough and ultimately psychotic commander of the Battlestar Pegasus. Number Six & Caprica Six, a cylon who survived months of physical and sexual abuse and the cylon who dared to start a revolution among her own people (both played by Tricia Helfer). President Laura Roslin, the school teacher who discovers she has breast cancer and becomes the President on the same day...which is also the of armageddon. I can think of reasons to choose each one. But, the female character I'm choosing (and this will likely be an unpopular choice) is Ellen Tigh, the wife of First Officer and drunk, Saul Tigh. She herself is a heavy drinker, promiscuous, sarcastic, and a schemer of machiavellian proportions. She is also intuitive, open to the point of frailty, a woman with no military training, someone who perhaps relied too heavily on her looks and sexuality, possibly the most madly in love with her husband that any human has ever been with anyone, fearful and compassionate. She conspired with a murderer to carry out a military coup d'etat and slept with the architect of human genocide, betraying the human resistance in the process, but both times to save her husband. When finally exposed, she commits suicide only to return as the final cylon...oh, and she created the hybrid cylons in the first place. She was weak, afraid, she had addictions, made bad choices, she loved and that is what made her character the most human. Without fear, there is no courage, and Ellen Tigh embodied this maxim more than any other!
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- Blade Runner: The Final CutRidley Scott's science fiction masterpiece returns to the big screen in a special preview. Sun 14 Dec.
- The Imitation GameThe gripping true-life tale of Alan Turing, the genius British cryptologist who cracked the German Enigma Code during WWII. Fri 14 Nov - Thu 4 Dec
- Winter SleepWinner of the Palme d’Or at the 2014 Cannes, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest film is a grand examination of the significant divide between the rich and poor. Fri 21 - Sun 30 Nov.
- Stations of the CrossThis look at the life of a young 14-year-old girl growing up as part of a fundamentalist Catholic family is a moving study of faith today. Fri 28 Nov - Thu 4 Dec.
- I Am AliA new documentary looking at the life and relationships of the legendary fighter with never seen before footage and interviews. Fri 28 Nov - Thu 4 Dec.
- The HomesmanThe latest directorial outing for veteran actor Tommy Lee Jones is a revisionist western in the model of Kelly Reichardt’s Meek’s Cutoff. Fri 5 - Thu 11 Dec.
- GFT CineCardThe perfect gift for the film-lover in the family.
- It's A Wonderful LifeFrank Capra's classic returns for the festive season. From Fri 12 Dec.
- HockneyA frank and invigorating visual portrait of a man who has never bowed to convention, capturing the magic and mystery of the artist. Mon 1 - Thu 4 Dec.
- Me, Myself and MumA cheerful and inventive comic confessional from director Guillaume Gallienne. Fri 5 - Thu 18 Dec
- Seasons at GFTSci-Fi: Days of Fear and WonderA three-month celebration of film and television’s original blockbuster genre.
- Seasons at GFTNordic Film FestivalSome of the most vibrant films from the Nordic region are on show. Mon 1 - Mon 22 Dec.
- Seasons at GFTWithnail & IBruce Robinson’s snapshot of the grimy end of the 1960s became one of the most iconic films in British cinema. Fri 5 - Sun 7 Dec