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Cinema Essentials: Live Film Discussions

Cinema Essentials is a new Facebook Live series hosted by GFT Programme Manager, Paul Gallagher. In each episode, Paul and a few special guests explore the standout films within a particular theme or genre.

These events are part of Film Feels Connected, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk

Episode 1: Summer Movies

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Glasgow Film Festival Manager Debbie Aitken, screenwriter and director Raisah Ahmed and GFT Programme Manager Paul Gallagher discuss their favourite films set in summer time. Beginning with a discussion of Simon Bird’s debut film Days of the Bagnold Summer, the conversation then moves into personal Top Three Titles of the genre, as well as live contributions from online viewers.

After watching, please take a moment to fill in this survey from our funders BFI Film Feels Connected: https://broadway.typeform.com/to/HHWNSMaE?fbclid=IwAR2OayMdzKHXMtTICbM3FlTVxEy-J02HXhlnHWBdIG7yH0kYG1VTceKSNpI

Episode 2: Music Movies

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GFT Programme Manager Paul Gallagher is joined by film journalists Katie Goh (The Skinny) and Alistair Harkness (The Scotsman) to discuss Cinema Essentials: Music Movies. Beginning with a chat about the new film - and Glasgow Film Festival 2020 Closing Gala - How to Build a Girl, starring Beanie Feldstein and adapted from Caitlin Moran’s book about her life as a music critic, they then discuss the greatest music movies ever put on film (according to them). 

After watching, please take a moment to fill in this survey from our funders BFI Film Feels Connected: https://broadway.typeform.com/to/HHWNSMaE?fbclid=IwAR2OayMdzKHXMtTICbM3FlTVxEy-J02HXhlnHWBdIG7yH0kYG1VTceKSNpI

Episode 3: Films About Family

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GFT Programme Manager Paul Gallagher is joined by Glasgow Film Festival Co-Director Allan Hunter and Film Hub Scotland Programme and Marketing Coordinator Charlotte Ashcroft to discuss Cinema Essentials: Films About Family. They start with a discussion about the new film The Truth, Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s family drama starring Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche as mother and daughter, then face the challenge of sharing their top 3 Films about Families from the history of cinema.

After watching, please take a moment to fill in this survey from our funders BFI Film Feels Connected: https://broadway.typeform.com/to/HHWNSMaE?fbclid=IwAR2OayMdzKHXMtTICbM3FlTVxEy-J02HXhlnHWBdIG7yH0kYG1VTceKSNpI

Episode 4: Romantic Comedies

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In our final episode in this current series, Programme Manager Paul Gallagher is joined by Dublin International Film Festival Director Grainne Humphreys and Film Writer Iana Murray to discuss Cinema Essentials: Romantic Comedies, including a discussion about Elisabeth Sankey’s recent documentary called Romantic Comedy, available to watch on MUBI.

After watching, please take a moment to fill in this survey from our funders BFI Film Feels Connected: https://broadway.typeform.com/to/HHWNSMaE?fbclid=IwAR2OayMdzKHXMtTICbM3FlTVxEy-J02HXhlnHWBdIG7yH0kYG1VTceKSNpI

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