GFT in September

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The Night of the Hunter

This September, GFT welcome back two visiting film festivals: Take One Action for their tenth anniversary programme, and Scottish Queer International Film Festival. The September brochure also features a number of curated short seasons: in association with the Frank Quitely, The Art of Comics exhibition currently at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, GFT is delighted to screen The Night of the Hunter and Superman III introduced by the artist; presenting a slice of teenage American life, John Hughes: Teenage Heaven and Hell presents two double bill screenings, Sixteen Candles / Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club / Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; before the remake of It hits the big screens, GFT bring back two seminal Stephen King adaptations in Happy Birthday: Stephen King, The Running Man and The Shawshank Redemption, and Glasgow Short Film Festival team up with Scalarama to present a selection of hilarious, bizarre and un-categorisable works in Borscht Diez at the Rum Shack Dance Hall.

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New releases include: Kathryn Bigelow’s hugely anticipated Detroit, starring John Boyega and Will Poulter; Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017’s Opening Gala, writer/director Francis Lee’s captivating debut feature God’s Own Country; hip-hop drama Patti Cake$; Borg vs McEnroe; British road-trip comedy Moon Dogs; The Villainess; atmospheric thriller directed by screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Hell or High Water) Wind River and Stephen Frears’ heart-warming drama based on an extraordinary true story, Victoria and Abdul, starring Dame Judi Dench.  

GFT present some well-loved classic films on the big screen in September, including: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Director’s Cut), preceded by a short about the making of the film which includes an all new interview with Steven Spielberg; a key film in Gene Wilder’s cinematic legacy, the wonderful Young Frankenstein, preceded by a recorded introduction from Mel Brooks, and an extremely rare chance to see the ten-hour entirety of Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski’s powerful Dekalog.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Glasgow Youth Film Festival returns in a new slot this September, opening with winner of the 2017 audience award at Edinburgh International Film Festival, Just Charlie. The programme, curated by 15-19 year olds, includes: a late night screening of Luc Besson’s 1994 New York revenge tale Léon; an exclusive screening of the first three episodes of the wildly popular series The Ancient Magus’ Bride; Rachel Perkins’ adaptation of Craig Silvey’s bestselling novel of the same name, Jasper Jones, starring Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving and Levi Miller; the debut feature from local director Pete Mackie Burns, Daphne, followed by a Q&A, and much more. The festival will close with a spectacular pop-up screening of Wes Anderson’s Academy Award nominated Moonrise Kingdom, transforming Mackintosh Queens Cross into Camp Ivanhoe for one night only.

View all Glasgow Youth Film Festival listings here  

CineMasters this September celebrates pioneering French New Wave director Jean-Pierre Melville, with two titles screening on stunning 35mm prints. Primarily remembered for his poised, tragic and minimalist crime films, Melville had a varied career encompassing wartime dramas, psychosexual character studies and a unique collaboration with Jean Cocteau. Titles screening: Le Doulos (digital restoration), Les Enfants Terribles on 35mm, Le Samouraï on 35mm and Bob le Flambeur. This season is presented in partnership with The Skinny.

View CineMasters: Jean-Pierre Melville here  

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