Our March 2023 programme

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Alexander Skarsgård and Mia Goth star in Brandon Cronenberg's hedonistic and horrifying Infinity Pool

Glasgow Film Theatre are delighted to announce their forthcoming programme, featuring a whole host of new releases — including some of the most exciting picks from awards season — and special events. This is in addition to Glasgow Film Festival’s jam-packed programme which runs from 1-12 March.

On Sunday 19 March we’ll be welcoming Marie Lidén for a Q&A following the screening of her latest documentary Electric Malady. In it she speaks to William, a young man who suffers from a condition called electrosensitivity, from a foil-encased bedroom, beneath layers of copper-lined fabric, hidden from modern life. Catherine Haigh and Hannah Congdon will be joining us for a Q&A on Saturday 1 April following a screening of their new film Women Behind the Wheel. This celebration of feminism traces their 3000km journey along Central Asia's treacherous Pamir Highway — the second highest international road on Earth — which brings them to the doorsteps of women from all walks of life, who are igniting change from within their communities.

Puppetry, magic and storytelling combine in Life of Pi — a unique, Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel. On Thursday 30 March we’ll be giving audiences a chance to see it, filmed live from Wyndham's Theatre in London’s West End. We’ll also be screening Heathers: The Musical on Tuesday 28 March. Captured in its original London home, The Other Palace, this wickedly funny, award-winning production will be shown as a one-night special event.

Next month sees the introduction of two brand new seasons. The first, BFFs: The Radical Potential of Female Friendship is an inspired pair of screenings featuring Daughters of the Dust on Thursday 30 March and One Sings, the Other Doesn’t on Thursday 6 April. Both films are key works from female directors that have made a clear mark in cinema history. As well as having an avowed influence on Beyoncé’s acclaimed album Lemonade, Daughters of the Dust was recently included in Sight & Sound's 100 Greatest Films of All Time poll. Anahit Behrooz, author of forthcoming book BFFs, will join us to introduce both films, and take part in a discussion following One Sings, the Other Doesn’t.

With his new film The Killer, starring Michael Fassbender and Tilda Swinton, scheduled for release in late 2023, we are delighted to offer audiences a chance to dive into the dark world of David Fincher on the big screen through March and April. Our forthcoming David Fincher Cinemasters season is a celebration of one of the most sought-after and critically acclaimed (and occasionally divisive) filmmaker’s work. The season includes nine films, with several on 35mm, our first chance to screen Fincher’s Oscar-winning Covid-era release Mank, and a special discussion around one of his most enduringly beloved and controversial films entitled ‘Yes, We Are Going to Talk About Fight Club’.

And, of course, we’ll be screening some of the most unmissable new releases. Boasting a remarkable seven BAFTA wins — making it the most highly decorated non-English language film in the awards’ history — and nine Academy Award nominations, All Quiet on the Western Front tells the gripping story of a young German soldier stationed on the Western Front during World War One. We're also thrilled to have the opportunity to screen this in 35mm (selected screenings). From Academy Award-nominated and Palme d'Or winning filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters) comes Broker, the heartwarming tale of an unlikely family (and a GFT staff favourite!). On Monday 27th February and Thursday 23rd March we'll be screening the film plus a recorded Q&A with writer/director Hirokazu Kore-eda.

Subject, an exploration into the ethics of documenting other people’s trauma, is a must for documentary fans, as well as Fashion Reimagined which follows fashion designer Amy Powney on a journey of sustainable style. Venture into a murky Lynchian nightmare with viral horror sensation Skinamarink, delve into the riotous New York indie scene of the 2000s with Meet Me in the Bathroom, or explore the gorgeous cinematography of Bhutan’s first ever Academy Award nominee Lunana: Yak in the Classroom. They'll be screening alongside Cannes Grand Prix winner Close, Brandon Cronenberg's hedonistic and horrifying Infinity Pool, and Manuela Martelli’s sublime debut feature 1976 — as well as a special screening of Sidney Poitier’s classic Western Buck and the Preacher in 4K.

Next month’s Access Film Club will feature a screening of the hilarious sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest, starring Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver, on Monday 13 March. 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.

Our Pay What You Decide initiative also continues next month with Close on 20 March. Winner of the Grand Prix award at Cannes 2022 and nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 2023 Academy Awards, Close is an elegant, poetic and empathetic study of youth from acclaimed writer-director Lukas Dhont.

And on 3 April we will screen a special preview screening of the acclaimed Leoner Will Never Die, which blends pulpy action homages, playful comedy, and touching family drama in a stunning tribute to the art of filmmaking.

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 at glasgowfilm.org

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