Here you'll find a round up of all the added extras we like to give you to support our year-round programme of great films and events. You can click to read interviews and articles ahead of upcoming events at GFT, programme notes written by local film journalists, academics and post-graduates which support our screenings and seasons and see video and photo coverage of our events. We'll also have staff recommendations and reviews.
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- 2 JulProgramme Note: AmyWhen asked what he wanted to achieve in the making of Amy, director Asif Kapadia explained he wanted to deliver a film that ‘shows the real Amy’. Read this blog post →
- 2 JulStealing the Spotlight: Our Favourite Musical BiopicsWith the release of Asif Kapadia’s Amy tomorrow, we discuss our favourite musical biopics. Join the discussion to win a pair of tickets to Amy. Competition closes Wednesday 8 July. Amy screens at GFT Friday 3 – Thursday 16 July. Read this blog post →
- 25 JunProgramme Note: Slow WestSlow West is the debut feature film of Scottish director, John Maclean. Merging both traditional and revised conventions of the Western genre with a striking visual style, Maclean graduates from his BAFTA winning short Pitch Black Heist to tackle an advenRead this blog post →
- 25 JunProgramme Note: Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of BeliefAlex Gibney’s adaptation of Jeffrey Wright’s book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & The Prison of Belief, on the rise of the most notorious of new religions, reaches us – by the skin of its teeth, seemingly – through a predictable fugue of potential Read this blog post →
- 25 JunLife on the Frontier: Our Favourite WesternsWith the release of Slow West (Fri 26 Jun - Thu 9 Jul) we discuss one of cinema's enduring genres: the Western. Add your opinion in the comments section for a chance to win tickets to Slow West. Competition closes Wednesday 1 July.Read this blog post →
- 19 JunSearching for Sleuths: Our Top 5 DetectivesWith the release of Mr Holmes (Friday 19 June – Thursday 2 July), we discuss our favourite detectives. Join in the discussion to win a pair of tickets to Mr Holmes.Read this blog post →
- 11 JunThe Truth of the Matter: Our Top 6 DocumentariesThe Look of Silence, Joshua Oppenheimer’s follow-up to his groundbreaking The Act of Killing, opens at GFT tomorrow, and we’ve been discussing our favourite documentaries to tie in with its release. Tell us about your own favourite documentary in the commRead this blog post →
- 4 JunBlack Coal, Thin Ice: Programme NoteInsofar as it’s possible to say that repetition is one of the primary drives of narrative cinema, it may seem banal to point it out in the context of film noir: the quintessential genre – movement – cycle – or critical construct of North American cinema.Read this blog post →
- 4 JunCities have Character: 8 films in which the city plays an integral partTo tie in with Robert Siodmak’s New York set film noir Cry of the City, we’ve been discussing films in which location plays a major role, and can even be described as a character within the film.Read this blog post →
- 28 MayOutlaws: Our Favourite Films Inspired by True CrimeThis week, we look at our favourite films which are based on true stories of lawlessness, espionage and abominations engineered by the greatest criminal minds. Read this blog post →