GFT Picks in June


The Glasgow Film team talk about what they are most looking forward to on the big screen this month:

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Stalker 

Tuesday 5 – Thursday 7 Junr

It’s an over-used claim, but Tarkovsky’s Stalker only begins to make sense on the big screen. Part sci-fi adventure, part spiritual pilgrimage, it’s a film which demands a pilgrimage of sorts from its audience. Give yourself over to The Zone. 

- Matt Lloyd, GSFF Director

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In the Fade 

Friday 22 – Thursday 28 June

In the Fade provides an important commentary about the disturbing racial prejudice and xenophobia that has been emerging worldwide. Diane Kruger's powerful and award-worthy performance will leave you angry and emotional. 

- Alicja Tokarska, GFT Volunteer

The court room scenes are so tense and enthralling that I found myself perched on the edge of my seat the whole time. Very emotionally charged throughout with a powerhouse performance from Diane Kruger. 

- Chris Kumar, Programme Assistant 

Diane Kruger won the best actress award at Cannes 2017 for her performance in this film. I missed it at GFF, so I’m really glad it’s back at GFT. 

- Sarah Emery, Glasgow Youth Film Festival Coordinator

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Jason and the Argonauts + Q&A 

Friday 29 June (18.00)

Visual effects from Ray Harryhausen and a score from Bernard Herrmann: what’s not to like? Jason and the Argonauts is probably my favourite from the Harryhausen collection. Mostly because of the skeletons but there are loads of special creatures to marvel over. I have fond memories of watching it as a boy and wondering how everything could look so real. This is cinema spectacle in its heyday.

- Gavin Crosby, Design and Digital Coordinator

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Thoroughbreds 

Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 June

This dark comedy flew under the radar at this year’s GFF, so we’re bringing it back: it’s an eye-catching debut by writer/director Cory Finley. Featuring star turns from two of the best young actresses around – Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke – it’s one of 2018’s hidden gems. 

- Paul Gallagher, Marketing Manager

I’m so excited to watch this film - it looks like the perfect blend of black comedy and a coming of age story. The trailer says it’s Heathers meets American Psycho –  I’m not sure I could want anything more from a film.

- Georgia Stride, Film Hub Scotland Knowledge & Network Coordinator

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Hereditary

Thursday 14 – Thursday 28 June

This story of a harrowing family tragedy is a psychological drama that fills you with a real sense of dread - a remarkable debut film, with a cast that don’t put a foot wrong.

- Allison Gardner, Programme Director and GFF Co-director

I'm looking forward to watching most of this (I will probably be covering my eyes for some of it). Described as "the singularly most terrifying horror film in years", I can definitely sit in a dark cinema and watch this film. Yes, I can. Absolutely. 

- Margaret Smith, Marketing & Press Coordinator

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Grey Gardens 

Tuesday 19 – Thursday 21 June

This film is the very definition of truth being stranger than fiction. It’s a riveting and bittersweet look at a mother and daughter and their eccentric lifestyle. It’s a cult classic for a reason.

- Georgia Stride, Film Hub Scotland Knowledge & Network Coordinator

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