Our April 2023 Programme

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Glasgow Film Theatre are thrilled to announce their forthcoming programme, featuring a vibrant and varied selection of new releases, special events and some cult favourites. On Sunday 9 April we’ll be screening Rudolph Valentino’s classic The Eagle accompanied by a live piano score. We’ll also be marking Easter Sunday by welcoming Monty Python’s anarchic Life of Brian back to the big screen. On Thursday 13 April Blue Bag Life co-directors Lisa Selby and Rebecca Lloyd-Evans will be joining us for a Q&A following a screening of their deeply moving documentary which won the Audience Award at BFI London Film Festival. Then, on Saturday 15 April, Dr Clive Chijioke Nwonka, Associate Professor of Film, Culture and Society at UCL, will be chairing a Q&A following a rare screening of cult favourite Storm Damage. Big band era musical New York, New York, our forthcoming Scorsese of the Month on Monday 17 April, has been selected and will be introduced by Justin Currie of Del Amitri.

National Theatre Live returns to GFT on Thursday 20 April, complete with a starring performance from David Tennant in a blistering reimagining of one of Britain’s most powerful political plays, Good. Tickets are also on sale for June’s NT Live Encore screening of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s iconic, scathingly funny one woman play, Fleabag.

Documentary fans are spoiled for choice this month at GFT. On Saturday 29 April director Luke McManus will be joining us for a special Q&A screening of his latest feature, North Circular, a venture along one of Dublin’s most historic, beloved — and sometimes infamous — streets. The darkly comic In the Court of the Crimson King pulls back the curtain on prog-rock giants King Crimson, while Lisa Cortés’ eye-opening Little Richard: I am Everything explodes the whitewashed canon of American pop music. Loving Highsmith takes a look at the unique life of Patricia Highsmith, author of Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr Ripley and Carol. Never Forget Tibet tells the secret story of the Dalai Lama’s journey into exile, told in his own words for the first time; and our Helena Solberg Retrospective celebrates the work of the pioneering Brazilian documentary maker.

This month boasts some incredible seasons. Dive into the dark world of David Fincher through the big screen in our latest Cinemasters series. What Are You Eating? The Power of Food in East Asian Cinema celebrates the influence of food in East Asian Cinema. We’re also thrilled to welcome Krzysztof Kieślowski's award-winning Three Colours Trilogy, exploring the French Revolutionary ideals of freedom, equality and brotherhood, now remastered in stunning 4K, to GFT from 21 to 27 April.

Of course, we have a whole host of the best new releases in store too, including the whip-smart black comedy Sick of Myself; Tarik Saleh’s acclaimed thriller Cairo Conspiracy; Hlynur Pálmason’s stunning exploration of humanity and the natural world Godland; Jon Sanders and Anna Mottram’s uplifting family drama A Clever Woman; and Emmanuelle Nicot’s extraordinary debut feature Love According to Dalva. Rodeo, another directorial debut, this time from Lola Quivoron, infuses a rites-of-passage drama with a suspenseful crime thriller. Suzume, the latest adventure from Makoto Shinkai, will also be screening alongside two older favourites from the director’s back catalogue: Your Name and Weathering With You.

We’re also thrilled to give audiences another chance to catch some Glasgow Film Festival favourites, including a preview of the explosive climate change thriller How to Blow Up a Pipeline on Tuesday 18 April ahead of its standard screenings from Friday 21 April. One Fine Morning, featuring a luminous Léa Seydoux; Pierre Foldes’ elegant animated adaptation of short stories by the great Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow Sleeping Woman; and our wickedly funny, action-packed closing gala hit Polite Society, will also be making a welcome return.

Forty-five years after its original release, Superman is back this Spring, now in 4K. It joins the 4K restoration of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro’s classic Raging Bull, and the 35mm edition of Park Chan-wook’s dizzying thriller Decision to Leave.

Next month’s Access Film Club will feature a screening of the hilarious slacker comedy classic Wayne’s World, on Monday 10 April. Together with The National Autistic Society Scotland, we are delighted to provide the Access Film Club screenings with post-film discussions in a friendly and welcoming environment. Movie Memories, GFT's dementia friendly film programme will continue with Passport to Pimlico on Thursday 20 April.

Our Pay What You Decide initiative also continues next month with One Fine Morning on 17 April. Designed to encourage customers to take a chance on new indie films, the Pay What You Decide screenings allow audiences to watch a film on the big screen before deciding how much they would like to pay.

Tickets for our forthcoming programme are on sale now.

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