Following last year’s celebration of the Dangerous Dames of film noir, GFF18 will salute the big screen’s Rebel Heroes. These characters fought the system, challenged rank injustice, broke all the rules and refused to bow before the forces of implacable misguided authority. This is a collection of male mavericks and misfits who left an indelible impression on the movies. We promise to bring you a big screen classic every morning for absolutely no charge, from Henry Fonda’s resolute people’s champion in The Grapes of Wrath to Paul Newman’s unbreakable egg-chomping chain gang member in Cool Hand Luke, Sidney Poitier’s shackled convict in The Defiant Ones and Steve McQueen’s ice-cool San Francisco cop in Bullitt. Rise up and join us.

Please note: Tickets for all Rebel Heroes screenings are free and are only available in person at GFT on the day of the screening. Maximum 2 tickets per person.

Films in this Festival Strand

Image for Breathless (PG)
28 February

Breathless (PG)

Jean-Luc Godard's New Wave classic

Image for Bullitt (15)
2 March

Bullitt (15)

Steve McQueen stars in this San-Francisco-set classic cop drama

Image for Cool Hand Luke (PG)
1 March

Cool Hand Luke (PG)

Paul Newman in prison drama classic

Image for Dog Day Afternoon (15)
4 March

Dog Day Afternoon (15)

Classic crime drama by Sidney Lumet starring Al Pacino

Image for Jailhouse Rock (PG)
26 February

Jailhouse Rock (PG)

Rock'n'roll legend Elvis Presley in musical drama

Image for On the Waterfront (PG)
24 February

On the Waterfront (PG)

Marlon Brando's Oscar-winning performance in classic crime drama

Image for Rebel Without a Cause (PG)
25 February

Rebel Without a Cause (PG)

Classic teen drama starring James Dean and Natalie Wood

Image for The Defiant Ones (PG)
27 February

The Defiant Ones (PG)

Sidney Poitier in action-crime classic

Image for The Grapes of Wrath (PG)
23 February

The Grapes of Wrath (PG)

Henry Fonda in epic adaptation of Steinbeck classic

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