GFT in April: Director’s Cut of The Handmaiden; new releases Free Fire, Neruda, and I Am Not Your Negro; plus CineMasters: David Lynch


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The Handmaiden

GFT bring a number of exciting new releases to its cinema screens in April, including: a special one-off preview screening of the Director's Cut of Park Chan-wook's critically lauded thriller The Handmaiden, containing 22 minutes of never-seen-before footage; Xavier Dolan’s assured sixth feature It’s Only the End of the World starring Marion Cotillard and Vincent Cassell; Russian social critique with soaring cinematography The Student; Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling in the profound The Sense of an Ending, based on the award-winning bestseller from Julian Barnes; fascinating documentary Letters from Baghdad exploring pioneering English writer, archaeologist, diplomat and spy Gertrude Bell, and the winner of Best International Feature at the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival, Greek drama Suntan.

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending

It's Only the End of the World

It's Only the End of the World

Suntan

Suntan

A number of 2017 Glasgow Film Festival titles return to GFT including: Ben Wheatley’s blackly comic shoot-‘em-up Free Fire starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy and Michael Smiley; Jackie director Pablo Larrain’s latest release, the politically charged thriller Neruda following the hunt for the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda; Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated I Am Not Your Negro; GFF17 Surprise Film The Lost City of Z, based on the true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett; Cannes Critics’ Week prize winner Raw; Terence Davies’ elegant portrait of Emily Dickinson starring Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion; Juho Kousmanen’s feel-good, award-winning debut film The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki; An Education director Lone Scherfig’s bittersweet drama from the home front, Their Finest, starring Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy; GFF17 Opening Gala, the touching coming-of-age Irish film Handsome Devil; Clash, an intense state-of-the-nation drama; Heal the Living from director Katell Quillévéré (Love Like Poison, Suzanne) and stunning period drama Lady Macbeth.


Watch GFF17 Q&A with Ben Wheatley and Jack Reynor below:

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Free Fire

Free Fire

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth

GFT Season


CineMasters: David Lynch (Sunday 9 April – Tuesday 16 May)

A singular and daring outsider artist who is preoccupied with the dark absurdities of the American psyche, David Lynch has blazed a truly unique trail through cinema in the past four decades. Mostly silent for over a decade, Lynch will soon return to the small screen with a revival of his celebrated TV series Twin Peaks. This season of his work includes: affecting drama based on a true story, The Elephant Man, starring John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins; the rarely-screened Lost Highway on 35mm; recently voted top in a BBC Critics Poll ‘Best Film of the 21st Century’, Mulholland Drive; Laura Dern and Nicolas Cage as lovers on the run in Wild at Heart also on 35mm, and the compellingly unconventional Eraserhead. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (on 35mm) and Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces screen at GFT in May to complement the season. Season ticket for all 7 films: £56 (£45.50 conc) / £49 CineCard (£38.50 conc).

View the CineMasters: David Lynch listings here.

Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive

Lost Highway on 35mm

Lost Highway on 35mm

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me on 35mm

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me on 35mm

Regular Seasons

Sound & Vision
Following a successful screening in March as part of BBC 6 Music Festival Fringe, Christine Franz’s official documentary feature Sleaford Mods: Bunch of Kunst, telling the story of three guys taking on the music business on their own terms, returns to GFT.
More information on this screening can be viewed here.

Crossing the Line
In April, Crossing the Line presents a screening of Farbrizio Terranova’s Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival, a documentary following the life of Haraway and her approach to science, gender and trans-species relationships; and Jennifer following the unique character of Carmelite nun Jennifer and the enclosed monastery she resides in.
More information about these screenings can be viewed here.

Cult Classic
To coincide with CineMasters: David Lynch, our April Cult Classic screening is his rarely screened, surreal black-and-white debut feature, Eraserhead.  Frequently remembered as one of the most seminal works in American cinema, Eraserhead taught generations of filmmakers that it was possible to push the boundaries and potential of cinema.
More information on this screening can be viewed here.

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Access Film Club: The Eagle Huntress

Access Film Club
Recently becoming the first UK cinema to be awarded the Autism Friendly Award, GFT, together with The National Autistic Society Scotland and Scottish Autism is delighted to present Access Film Club: monthly screenings and post-film discussions in a friendly and welcoming environment. With narration from Daisy Ridley, Otto Bell’s empowering documentary The Eagle Huntress follows 13-year-old Aisholpan, who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Screening Tuesday 11 April (18.00), all tickets £5.50.
More information on this event can be viewed here.
More information on GFT’s Autism Friendly Award can be viewed here.

Visible Cinema
This month’s Visible Cinema presents the unique directorial debut of Sightseers’ Alice Lowe: a one-of-a-kind darkly comic story of a pregnant woman driven to murderous extremes at the behest of her unborn child, Prevenge. Visible Cinema is a monthly film programme open to everyone and enhanced for Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences: a captioned or subtitled screening followed by a post-film discussion with integrated BSL and Speech to Text Service. Screening Wednesday 19 April (17.50), all tickets £5.50.
More information on this event can be viewed here.

Event Cinema          
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity, NT Live: Twelfth Night, and Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in a new production of Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situational comedy, NT Live: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Newly announced: NT Live: Obsession starring Jude Law directed by Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London, and James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, NT Live: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London, are on sale now.
See all Event Cinema listings here.

Access Film Club: The Eagle Huntress

Access Film Club: The Eagle Huntress

Visible Cinema: Prevenge

Visible Cinema: Prevenge

Other Highlights

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival, documentary Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? celebrates the triumph of love over hate, and of understanding over ignorance. The screening on Sunday 2 April will be  followed by a satellite Q&A with the film’s directors hosted by Julian Clary, plus a performance by the London Gay Men’s Chorus, live from The Barbican.

The screening of Free Fire on Monday 3 April will be introduced by Alistair Harkness as part of the Contemporary Cinema Course.

Fabrizio Terranova’s fascinating filmic fable Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival screens followed by a director Q&A on Sunday 23 April.

On 4 April 2017, GFT unites with cinemas across the USA and will jointly screen the highly praised adaptation of George Orwell’s seminal novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, commemorating the great John Hurt and recognising the threat that USA free speech faces as liberal voices are silenced.

The screening of Jennifer on Sunday 30 April will be followed by a Q&A with director Nina Danino. 

One of the few films to win the ‘big five’ Oscars, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest screens at GFT on Sunday 30 April and Monday 1 May to celebrate the 80th birthday of screen icon Jack Nicholson.

For a full list of screenings with Q&A view here.


All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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