GFT in April: Wild Rose, The Sisters Brothers, Mid90s and more

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The GFT April brochure is available to view here.


April at GFT sees the return of a number of Glasgow Film Festival 2019 favourites, including: Alice Rohrwacher’s sublime Cannes prize-winner Happy as Lazzaro; gritty western The Sisters Brothers, that sees John C Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix blaze a trail of action; fascinating documentary on the ‘water of life’, Scotch: The Golden Dram; crowd-pleaser Wild Rose, featuring a standout performance from Jessie Buckley and a host of iconic Glasgow venues; Yuli, the dazzling rags-to-riches story of ballet superstar Carlos Acosta as captured by director Iciar Bollain; Glasgow Film Festival 2019’s Opening Gala, Jonah Hill’s brilliant directorial debut Mid90s; Toni Servillo stars as Silvio Berlusconi in Paolo Sorrentino’s sensational satire Loro; Romain Gavras’ swaggering but sweet-centred saga with a killer soundtrack The World Is Yours; plus the directorial debut from YouTube sensation Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade. Also screening at GFT this April is Shoplifters director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s previously unreleased early work, Maborosi; Pond Life, the debut feature from acclaimed theatre director Bill Buckhurst; insightful Iranian drama 3 Faces directed by and starring Jafar Panahi (Tehran Taxi); the first Kenyan film to be included in the Cannes Un Regard section, Rafiki; and The Fight, the directorial debut from actor Jessica Hynes.

See What’s On at GFT here. 

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story + Q&A

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story + Q&A

The Journey + Q&A

The Journey + Q&A

A Deal with the Universe + Q&A

A Deal with the Universe + Q&A


After garnering critical acclaim at Glasgow Film Festival 2019, Steve Sullivan’s revelatory documentary Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story returns to GFT, exploring the life of reclusive artist and comedian Chris Sievey and his papier-mâché headed alter-ego Frank Sidebottom; Sullivan will attend GFT on Monday 1 April for a Q&A. Following a sold out screening at Glasgow Film Festival 2019, GFT is delighted to host a preview screening of the edge-of-your-seat true story Last Breath, following the desperate attempts to rescue stranded diver Chris Lemons; the screening on Thursday 4 April will be followed by a Q&A with co-director Alex Parkinson and special guests. On Wednesday 10 April, Sabana Azmi, daughter of Kaifi Azmi, will attend a Q&A hosted by Churnjeet Mahn, Senior Lecturer and Chancellor’s Fellow in English at the University of Strathclyde, following a screening of Sumantra Ghosal’s moving documentary Kaifinama, part of UK Asian Film Festival. GFT welcomes writer/producer of emotional hostage drama The Journey, Isabelle Stead, for a Q&A following the screening on Thursday 11 April. The debut feature from transgender filmmaker Jason Barker, A Deal with the Universe documents the true story of a very different kind of pregnancy. Charting over 15 years of the highs and lows of Jason and his partner Tracey’s incredible story, this documentary offers intimate insights into gender identity and the quest for parenthood; director Barker will attend a Q&A following the screening on Tuesday 23 April. Hailed as “a much needed wake-up call for a world increasingly deadened to compassion” by Little White Lies Magazine, Wolfgang Fischer’s thought-provoking Styx screens at GFT this April and director Fischer will attend a Q&A following a preview screening on Thursday 25 April. A one-off screening of Beyond the River, telling the true story of two men determined to win gold in one of the world’s toughest races, the Dusi Canoe Marathon, will be followed by a special 20m documentary detailing the true story on Sunday 28 April.

See all Q&A screenings here.

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With a career spanning nearly 50 years, Stanley Kubrick left an enduring legacy upon cinema. A known perfectionist and notoriously difficult to work with, Kubrick is nevertheless regarded as one of the great film auteurs. His work is varied, uniquely styled and nothing short of brilliant. Celebrating his indelible mark on film, this season brings nine of his 13 features to GFT. The screening of Killer’s Kiss will feature an illustrated introduction by The Skinny’s Film Editor Jamie Dunn.

See all CineMasters: Stanley Kubrick listings here.

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¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Film Festival brings the best new cinema from Spain and Spanish-speaking Latin America to Manchester every year; at GFT we are delighted to host a selection of highlights from the main festival through April. From coming-of-age comedy through social commentary to tragic melodrama, each film in this selection offers a unique and rewarding cinematic experience, and exemplifies a vibrant filmmaking culture. See all Viva Spanish & Latin American Film Festival listings here.



Glasgow Film Festival, alongside Film Hub Scotland, is proud to bring some of the most exciting and groundbreaking films of this year’s festival to venues throughout Scotland. These three highlights from the 2019 edition celebrate the finest local filmmaking as well as championing world cinema at its most vibrant.
See all GFF on Tour at GFT listings here.



The central event in the Christian calendar has offered much for filmmakers to ponder over the years, from sorrowful reflection to satirical swiping at organised religion. This Easter weekend, GFT offer a cinematic selection from the sublime to the ridiculous.
See all Easter at GFT listings here

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