GFT in March 2019

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March at GFT brings a wealth of hotly anticipated new releases, including: Lee Cronin’s suspense filled supernatural thriller The Hole in the Ground, guaranteed to give you a new found fear of sinkholes; iconic sci-fi Alien, screening in 4K from a new restoration to celebrate its 40th anniversary; fresh from Glasgow Film Festival 2019, Ali Abbassi’s stunningly original love story Border; RaMell Ross’ intimate and critically acclaimed documentary Hale County This Morning, This Evening; Sara Colangelo’s hypnotic drama starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Kindergarten Teacher; semi-autobiographical love story Benjamin from writer/director Simon Amstell; Lukas Dhont’s beautifully realised award-winning debut Girl; stunning documentary exploring the iconic Ingmar Bergman, featuring previously unseen archive footage, Bergman: A Year in a Life; an outstanding performance from Willem Dafoe as Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity’s Gate; and visionary director Jordan Peele’s follow-up to his ground-breaking debut Get Out, Us, starring Lupita Nyong’o and Elisabeth Moss.

See What’s On at GFT here. 

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Upcoming special events at GFT include: a screening of The White Crow, starring critically acclaimed ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, followed by a live satellite broadcast Q&A with BAFTA award-winning actor-turned-director Ralph Fiennes; a preview screening of documentary Maiden, exploring the inspirational true story of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, followed by a live satellite Q&A with Tracy Edwards, the then 24-year-old captain; a special gala screening of The Great Escape on the 75th anniversary of the real events on which the film is based, hosted by Dan Snow, broadcast live from London; BAFTA award-winning director Samir Mehanovic, co-producer George Kerevan, and documentary subjects Neil Mitchell and Noel Edmonds will attend GFT for a Q&A following a screening of Spank the Banker, a new documentary telling the stories of small business owners who were financially ruined by the banks they put their trust in; and celebrate Mother’s Day at GFT this year with two special screenings – Calamity Jane Sing-a-long and Lady Bird.

See all Q&A screenings here.

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Andrea Arnold films are both intimate and epic. Consistently working with cinematographer Robbie Ryan, the beauty of Arnold’s visual compositions can be overwhelming. Arnold has a cinematic vision that sets her apart and makes her films essential big-screen experiences. GFT presents all four of her features in this CineMasters season.

See all CineMasters: Andrea Arnold listings here.

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Glasgow Short Film Festival’s 12th edition includes: art collective Soda_Jerk with the Scottish premiere of their revisionist satire on Australian history TERROR NULLIUS; a trawl through the archives of Scottish short film scheme First Reels; which marked the big breaks of Peter Mullan and David Mackenzie; the world premiere of Glasgow UNESCO City of Music artist-in-residence Richy Carey’s live film symphony Accentsand US producer Tara Razavi introducing a selection of the jaw-dropping promos she has created for the likes of Tyler, The Creator, SZA and Jay-Z.

See all Glasgow Short Film Festival listings here.


In the 2000s, a series of remarkable archival discoveries revealed a diverse treasure trove of pre-1945 Korean cinema. GFT is delighted to present two of these discoveries for their first and only Scottish screenings.

See all Early Korean Cinema listings here. 



This Mother’s Day, GFT brings Greta Gerwig’s Oscar-nominated debut Lady Bird back to the big screen, starring Laurie Metcalf and Saoirse Ronan as mother and daughter. Alternatively, GFT’s most popular sing-a-long, Calamity Jane, is back!

See Mother’s Day listings here.



An ideal beginner’s course for those wishing to broaden their critical understanding of contemporary cinema, Contemporary Cinema Course at GFT will take place over eight weeks, and is comprised of four film screenings and four seminars, engaging discussion around a range of topics. This course is led by Alistair Harkness, Film Critic and Feature Writer with The Scotsman, and regular contributor to BBC Radio Scotland’s Afternoon Show.

See more information on Contemporary Cinema Course

  The GFT March brochure is available to view here.

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