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Film Discussion Group

Dates Showing:
Wednesday 8 October
Show Times:
18:30 [ see showings ]
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Free showing
This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month in GFT's Learning Room to discuss both blockbusters and arthouse movies. Led by film writer Eddie Harrison. Come along to chat about recent releases with other film lovers.


September's meeting will discuss Guy Peace and Robert Pattison in The Rover, Glasgow-set God Help the Girl, Scarlett Johannsen in Luc Besson's outrageous thriller Lucy, and a new film from the Dardenne Brothers, Two Days, One Night


Free

Illustration by Helen Macdonald

Comments (86)

  • 11 January 2011, 18:09
    Mark

    I'm new to Glasgow, but interested in the discussion group.
    Given you meet once a month, do you pick a film each month to go see? (like book groups reading a chosen book each month).
    Tomorrow is second wed, so its too short notice for me to make that meting.
    Can you tell me What is the film to go see and/or be discussed at feb's meeting?
    BW,
    mark

  • 11 January 2011, 22:59
    Jen Davies

    Hi Mark,

    I'll get in touch with Eddie Harrison who runs the group and let you know.

    Best wishes,
    Jen

  • 12 January 2011, 00:44
    Sian

    Hi = what film is being discussed Wed 12th Jan?

  • 13 January 2011, 13:15
    Michael Richardson

    Mark,

    We emailed Eddie Harrison who leads the group. The films discussed next month will be Black Swan and NEDS. Hope you can make it!

    All the best,
    Michael Richardson

  • 09 February 2011, 19:23
    Scott

    Hi

    I could not come to this evenings meeting, but I am interested in coming along to your next one on the 9th of March. Which films are you going to discussing then and do you have a online discussion group?

    Cheers
    Scott

  • 09 March 2011, 13:07
    Vaboroloopy

    Hi, Just found this forum, I'm not sure if "/theatre/whats_on/1938_film_discussion_group" is the right section to post this, I am Tom from Australia.

  • 13 April 2011, 12:22
    JustinBeersonm

    Hi - I am really delighted to discover this. Good job!

  • 14 April 2011, 10:13
    Alex

    Hi - I would love to come to the next meeting. Can you give me the date and the film you will be discussing? Thanks alex

  • 14 April 2011, 11:43
    AlmelasJaamon

    Hi, a little OT but is anyone able to inform me if they are seeing a timeout error when they first come to this sites index page?
    thanks

  • 15 April 2011, 11:02
    Vilmante Kirvelaite

    Hi Alex,

    to answer to your question the next Film Discussion Group at GFT will take place Wednesday 11 May at 18.30 and the movies that will be discussed are: Little White Lies, How I Ended The Summer and Fast Five.

    I hope you can make it :)

    Vilmante

  • 11 May 2011, 19:55
    Cædè Baerone

    I came along this evening, first of all to meet the people that make up the group and also to access the group dynamic. To see of course, if it is something that I would like to be a part of.

    It is.

    I will see you all next month.

    Cædè (Kay-Dah)

  • 18 May 2011, 18:08
    TLSubmit

    Hey im new here.

    Im sam, how is everyone?

    I look forwards to being a active memeber

  • 25 July 2011, 09:32
    Scott

    Hi,
    I'm thinking of coming to the next group on 10th August, does anyone know what films will be discussed?

    Thanks in advance
    Scott

  • 09 August 2011, 16:48
    Carolyn Mills

    Hi Scott,

    Sorry for the late response! Tomorrow's films for discussion are Arrietty, The Tree of Life and Beginners.

    All the best,

    Carolyn

  • 09 August 2011, 17:06
    Alan Stuart

    Why is this meeting at the same time as the contemporary film course? Seems a shame we'll be discussing a better life upstairs at 6.30. We discussed tree of life a fortnight ago. Perhaps future courses should run on a different night?

  • 10 August 2011, 11:02
    Carolyn Mills

    Hi Alan,

    I appreciate that this may be frustrating. The Film Discussion Group and the Contemp Cinema Course are quite different animals - the group is really an informal chat, guided by film critic Eddie Harrison, whereas the course is much more academic. Wednesday is the best day for Eddie to host the group which he does on a voluntary basis. It does meet all year round so you could always come along once the Contemp Cinema Course has finished.

    All the best,

    Carolyn

  • 01 September 2011, 00:24
    Rach

    Hi,
    Would like to come along to next discussion group on 14th September. What film will we be discussing?

    Thanks

    Rach

  • 08 September 2011, 16:11
    Carolyn Mills

    Hi Rach,

    The films for discussion on 14 Sept are The Skin I Live In, Project Nim and Sarah's Key. Hope you enjoy it!

    All the best,

    Carolyn

  • 06 October 2011, 13:56
    Alan Paterson

    Any thoughts on the films up for discussion on 12th October.

  • 08 October 2011, 11:20
    Carolyn Mills

    Hi Alan,

    The films up for discussion next week are Drive, Melancholia and Tinker, Tailer, Soldier, Spy.

    All the best,

    Carolyn
    Marketing Coordinator

  • 08 November 2011, 11:50
    Alastair Cooper

    What is up for discussion tomorrow (9th November)?

  • 09 November 2011, 10:14
    Carolyn Mills

    Hi Alastair,

    The films for discussion on 9 November (today - sorry for late reply) are Miss Bala, We Need to Talk About Kevin and Contagion.

    Hope you manage to get along!

    Best,

    Carolyn

  • 03 December 2011, 18:32
    John Martin

    Hi Carolyn

    Please advise films for discussion on 14th Dec.

    Many thanks!

    John

  • 05 January 2012, 11:37
    Jamie Wood

    Hey to all film buffs

    i volunteer and gft and been thinking of going to these group meetings for while now. i get its free but as for film topics is there way to know before hand what the films are as id hate to ask all the time as i am sure you get that alot.

    look forward to seeing all at the next one

  • 11 January 2012, 11:40
    Julie

    Hi,
    Is there a film group this evening? Is it open to anyone to come along and what are the films under discussion? Thanks Julie

  • 24 January 2012, 17:35
    Carolyn Mills

    To anyone who is interested in coming along on Wednesday 8 February, the films up for discussion are: Coriolanus, Martha Marcy May Marlene and The Descendants.

    Best,

    Carolyn

  • 08 April 2012, 17:17
    Mr Moo

    Hi, is there a discussion group this week?

    If so - what are the films that you are going to discuss?

    Thanks!

  • 08 June 2012, 15:39
    Billie

    Hi,

    Hoping to come to the next meeting on the 13th June. Never attended before and was wondering, what films will be discussed?

    Thanks.

  • 11 June 2012, 10:18
    Carolyn Mills

    Hi Billie,

    The films for discussion on 13 June are Even the Rain, Two Days in New York, Prometheus and Moonrise Kingdom. Hope you make it along!

    Best,

    Carolyn

  • 11 July 2012, 11:57
    russell ecob

    which films will be discussed tonight?

  • 23 August 2012, 15:29
    Siena

    Hello!
    I am moving to Glasgow, and I was wondering which films will be discussed at the next meeting in September, so I can watch them!
    Thanks!

  • 24 August 2012, 12:40
    Andi Denny

    Hi Siena,

    The films being discussed at September's FDG are Jackpot, Take This Waltz and The Imposter.

    Best of luck with the move and welcome to Glasgow,

    Andi

  • 25 September 2012, 23:20
    Cayley

    Hi there, what are the films that are going to be discussed in October?

  • 27 September 2012, 17:48
    Andi Denny

    Hi Cayley,

    At October's meeting, it'll be Looper, Untouchable and Holy Motors that are being discussed.

    Best,

    Andi

  • 06 November 2012, 15:57
    Tracey King

    Hi,

    I was thinking of coming along to the November 14th meeting and was wondering what films are being discussed?

    Regards,

    Tracey

  • 07 November 2012, 11:17
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi Tracey,

    Wednesday the 14th's films will be Ruby Sparks, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Skyfall.

    Best,

    Jane

  • 22 November 2012, 00:29
    Adriana

    Hi there,
    I would like to come along to the next group session, could you tell me what films are going to be discussed in December?

    Many thanks

    adriana

  • 23 November 2012, 14:16
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi Adriana,

    The films being discussed in December are The Master, Amour and The Silver Linings Playbook.

    Best,

    Jane

  • 06 December 2012, 11:02
    Paul

    Hi

    Just wanted to ask ,was there a decision on where we are going for the Christmas night out?

    Paul

  • 11 December 2012, 16:03
    Monty

    Heya. Thinking of coming along this Wed but I suspect I will only have been able to see one of the films - bad planning. Presume this won't be a problem?

    m

  • 11 December 2012, 16:55
    Jane Hartshorn

    Nope, not at all, that's completely fine!

    Best,

    Jane

  • 03 January 2013, 12:15
    Bob

    Hi,

    What films are going to be discussed this Wednesday?

    Thanks!

  • 02 February 2013, 20:26
    Gosia

    Hello , which films are going to be discussed on Feb?

  • 04 February 2013, 10:52
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi Gosia,

    The films being discussed at this month's meeting are;

    Les Miserables
    Django Unchained
    The Sessions
    McCullin

    Best,

    Jane

  • 03 March 2013, 21:55
    Kevin McLachlan

    Hi,

    After having a great time at the festival I was thinking of coming along to this months meeting. What films are going to be discussed?

  • 12 March 2013, 14:14
    Jane Hartshorn

    The film's being discussed at tomorrow's meeting are Cloud Atlas, Stoker and To the Wonder.

  • 30 March 2013, 14:19
    Alan

    Hey, was thinking of popping along. What films are being discussed on April 10th? Gives me time to see them and know what I'm talking about.

  • 02 April 2013, 16:05
    Carolyn Mills

    Hi Alan,

    The films up for discussion on Wed 10 April are Trance, In the House and Robot & Frank. We're screening In the House from now until 11 April and Robot & Frank from 8-10 April.

    Best,

    Carolyn

  • 25 April 2013, 00:22
    Alan

    I sadly missed the last, any chance you can tell me the films for the May meet? Please tell me you're doing The Place Beyond the Pines :P

  • 25 April 2013, 16:14
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi Alan,

    Yup May's meeting will focus on Place Beyond the Pine, I'm So Excited! and Bernie.

    Best,

    Jane

  • 22 May 2013, 11:32
    Lynsay

    Hi, i'm Lynsay and I am interested in coming along to a discussion group.

  • 23 May 2013, 12:40
    Carolyn Mills

    Hi Lynsay,

    That's great, the next Film Discussion Group meeting is on Wednesday 12 June (18.30) in GFT's Balcony Bar. Hope you are able to make it.

    Best,

    Carolyn
    Marketing Coordinator

  • 26 May 2013, 19:28
    lynsay green

    That's great, are there certain movies to watch for going to the meeting?

  • 28 May 2013, 12:12
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi Lynsay,

    The films being discussed at next month's meeting are Therese Desqueyroux, A Hijacking, Star Trek: Into Darkness and The Great Gatsby.

    Best,

    Jane

  • 21 June 2013, 23:17
    claire

    Hello,
    what are the films being discussed on wednesday 10 july? I am hoping to get along for the first time.

  • 24 June 2013, 13:35
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi Claire,

    Next month's films are:

    The East
    Before Midnight
    Much Ado About Nothing
    Behind the Candelabra

    Best,

    Jane

  • 08 August 2013, 21:46
    Matthew

    Hi,
    I was wondering what films will be discussed on Wednesday 14th August?

  • 07 September 2013, 15:33
    harriet

    hi,

    i was thinking about coming along to the discussion group on the 11th of september and was wondering what films are going to be discussed on that night?

    thank you

  • 07 September 2013, 23:03
    Sonali Shah

    Hi there. Just moved to the fab city for new job at Glasgow university so was looking for new exciting things to do. The film club seems like my kind of thing. I am free on Wednesday 11th if its ok to come along. I do have mobility requirements so wondered if you hold meetings in an accessible venue (ground floor or access with lift)

    Cheers
    Sonali

  • 09 September 2013, 15:44
    Carolyn Mills

    Hi Harriet,

    The films up for discussion on Wed 11 September are:

    > Elysium
    > Lovelace
    > Upstream Color
    > Call Girl
    > What Maisie Knew

    Five films in one night - phew!

    Best,

    Carolyn

  • 09 September 2013, 16:49
    Carolyn Mills

    Hi Sonali,

    Welcome to Glasgow! I'm afraid that the Film Discussion Group meets in our Learning Room which is upstairs and does not currently have lift access. We're in the middle of a building redevelopment and our plans are to put in a lift in the future to make this area accessible. However, this will be part of the second stage of development which will take place in 2015.

    I'm very sorry about this. I do hope you will come along and watch films at GFT instead. Our Screen 2 is on the ground floor and from the beginning of November we will also have a new Screen 3 on the ground floor and our Screen 1 will be accessible by lift.

    All the best,

    Carolyn

  • 30 September 2013, 20:03
    Jenna Clayton

    Hi there,

    I'm interested in coming along for the first time on the 9th October; can you let me know what is up for discussion? Thanks!

  • 01 October 2013, 22:01
    Matt Wild

    Hi,

    I recently moved to Glasgow to go to attend college, and currently don't know many people, and I really enjoy films and discussing film, so I was thinking about coming along.

    Can you let me know which films are being discussed on the 9th of October.
    Thanks!

  • 02 October 2013, 14:29
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi guys,

    The films being discussed at October's meeting are:

    -Rush
    -The Great Beauty
    -Museum Hours
    -Blue Jasmine

    Hope to see you there,

    Jane

  • 10 November 2013, 18:27
    Lia

    Hello,
    can you let me know which films will be discussed at the next meeting on 13/11? Is it OK to just come to the discussion group even if I haven't seen them, since i really enjoy cinema?

  • 11 November 2013, 11:14
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi Lia,

    The film's being discussed at this month's meeting are:
    -Filth
    -Captain Phillips
    -The Fifth Estate
    -Enough Said

    Everyone is welcome to the group, so of course you can still attend, although it's probably advisable to have seen at least one of the films. Don't let it put you off if you haven't though!

    Best,

    Jane

  • 26 November 2013, 13:18
    Angela

    Hi,
    I was hoping to attend the next meeting and was just wondering what the films up for discussion would be?

  • 27 November 2013, 15:04
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi Angela,

    Next month's meeting will discuss:

    Blue is the Warmest Colour
    The Counsellor
    The Butler
    Leviathan
    Saving Mr Banks

    Thanks,

    Jane

  • 01 December 2013, 11:06
    Barbara Smith

    Hello Jane
    I used to come to the Discussion Group, and would really like to come again. We only watched one film though. Do you have to have watched all of them? I'm not saying it would be a hardship, just potentially difficult to fit in!
    Barbara

  • 02 December 2013, 13:32
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi Barbara,

    Everyone is welcome to attend the discussion group, whether they have seen all the films or not! It is just down to personal preference whether you think you would get something out of the group having just seen one film.

    Best,

    Jane

  • 05 January 2014, 13:36
    Kat

    Happy new year everyone!

    I'm hoping to head back after really enjoying the couple of meetings I was able to get to last year, can someone let me know what films are on the agenda for Wednesdays meet up, thanks!

    Kat

  • 06 January 2014, 11:41
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi Kat,

    Happy new year to you too!

    This month's films are: American Hustle, All is Lost and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

    Hope to see you there,

    Jane

  • 06 January 2014, 19:43
    jackie

    Hi

    I'd love to come to the discussion group but would struggle to make the start, how long do they last and do you think you would mind someone creeping in at the back a bit late....

    Thanks

    Jackie

  • 14 January 2014, 17:41
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi Jackie,

    It normally lasts around 2 hours. It's fine to come in late as it's a fairly informal event, however, space is limited and, as it's first come, first served, you won't necessarily be guaranteed a place.

    Hope that helps,

    Jane

  • 21 January 2014, 12:25
    Matthew

    Hi guys,

    Just wondering what the films we are to watch for the next meeting on the 12/02/14? Missed the last meeting, cheers,

    Matthew

  • 21 January 2014, 15:56
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi Matthew,

    Next month's meeting will discuss:
    Wolf of Wall Street
    The Book Thief
    Inside Lewellyn Davis
    12 Years a Slave

    Best,

    Jane

  • 12 February 2014, 12:03
    Lola

    Hiya Jane

    I'm very interested in joining the Film Discussion Group. Was wondering what films do we need to watch for next month? Also, do we need to have any background in cinema/film industry? I'm just a film lover, really. Nothing profession at all. Can you also please give the date/time it will be at?

    Many thanks
    Lola

  • 10 March 2014, 11:19
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi Lola,

    The films being discussed at this month's group are Dallas Buyers Club, Her and The Invisible Woman.

    You don't need any background in film industry - just a love of cinema! The next meeting is this Wednesday (12th March) at 6.30pm.

    Best,

    Jane

  • 22 March 2014, 11:37
    Matth

    Hi,

    Was just wondering what films we are supposed to watch for the next meeting on the 9th April. Cheers,

    Matthew.

  • 24 March 2014, 12:25
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi Matth,

    The film's being discussed at April's meeting are Twenty Feet From Stardom, The Grand Hotel Budapest Hotel, Under The Skin and The Book Thief.

    Best,

    Jane

  • 01 April 2014, 16:34
    Aidan McLure

    Hi Jane or other film discussion comrades,

    I wondered if anyone could give me Eddie's email address, or pass my address on to him (aidanmclure@gmail.co.uk). I'm interested in writing a thing or two about the group in a project about cinema culture.

    All the best,
    Aidan

  • 01 April 2014, 17:36
    Aidan McLure

    I should also say that if anyone has any interesting memories, or opinions on what the group means to them, I would really appreciate you firing me a wee email (aidanmclure@gmail.co.uk)

    Thanks again,
    Aidan

  • 04 April 2014, 14:25
    Aidan Mclure

    apologies folks, I have left the wrong email address; aidanmclure@gmail.com (not .co.uk, oops) thanks again!

  • 10 June 2014, 10:32
    Angela

    I was just wondering which films will be the topic of discussion this month?

  • 06 August 2014, 16:08
    Matthew

    Hi,
    I was just wondering if the group is still on? I've been away for a couple of months, and I'm not sure. Is it on next Wednesday, the 13th of August? If so, what films will be discussed? Many thanks,

    Matthew.

  • 18 August 2014, 14:05
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hello,

    Apologies in the delay getting back to you - the next Film Discussion Group will be on Wednesday 10 September (18.30). I'll ask Eddie which films he will be discussing for you.

    Best,

    Jane

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