Our September 2022 programme

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We're delighted to announce our programme for the month of September. Highlights include some of the year’s biggest new releases, visits from filmmakers Nana Mensah and Peter Strickland, and a season devoted to classic Hollywood movies made before the 1930s Hays Code was enforced.

We'll welcome several special guests, giving Glaswegian movie-goers the chance to meet and hear from the talent behind the films. Rounding off the month of August, We Are Parable will present a special screening of Queen of Glory, a modern take on the classic immigrant’s tale, followed by an in-person Q&A with writer/director/actor Nana Mensah, and producers Kelley Robins Hicks and Jamund Washington. Director Martyn Robertson will participate in a Q&A after the screening of his heartfelt documentary Ride the Wave, which follows the story of young Scottish surfing champion Ben Larg, on Saturday 10 September. We will also welcome Duke of Burgundy and In Fabric director Peter Strickland for a Q&A after the preview screening of his new film, Flux Gourmet, on Saturday 17 September – a darkly comic satire that draws on Strickland’s own experiences as a member of an experimental band.

We will play host to the Pre-Code Hollywood: Rules Are Made to be Broken season from film writers and critics Pamela Hutchinson and Christina Newland. The season will present some of Hollywood’s most risqué films made before the 1930's Hays Code was enforced. We're screening brand new re-masters of five classic Pre-Codes: the sparkling Jewel Robbery (1932), classic crime caper Blonde Crazy (1931), the tale of a sensational love triangle A Free Soul (1931), the formerly banned Red-Headed Woman (1932) and the audacious Baby Face (1933), followed by a Q&A with season co-curator Pamela Hutchinson and Camilla Baier from Invisible Women.

Presented in partnership with Janus Films, September’s CineMasters season will focus on the work of Japanese director Kinuyo Tanaka, who began her career as an actor working with the likes of Yasujirô Ozu, Mikio Naruse and Kenji Mizoguchi. Conceived by Lili Hinstin and programmed by Kristy Matheson, the retrospective will showcase six of Tanaka’s films, which offer a unique perspective on a nation grappling with the scars of war, social upheaval, and modernisation, all seen through the lives of its female citizens.

Additional special events in September will include 25th Anniversary screenings of Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, 50th Anniversary screenings of Luis Buñuel’s Oscar-winning The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie in 4K and Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence in 4K, introduced by writer, editor and author Katie Goh. Star Trek fans will have the chance to see 4K Director’s Cut restorations of both Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, on the big screen. We'll also play host to a 25th anniversary screening of John Byrne’s beloved The Slab Boys, in partnership with the exhibition John Patrick Byrne, A Big Adventurer, on display at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museums until 18 September. Audiences will get free entry to the exhibition with their cinema ticket.

After its reintroduction to our programming in August, the Pay What You Decide initiative will continue with three new releases for adventurous audiences to take a chance on: Her Way, Bodies, Bodies, Bodies and After Yang. 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 and then decide how much they would like to pay.

Glasgow Youth Film Festival returns for its 14th edition from 16 - 18 September. Co-programmed by Glasgow Film and GYFF Young Programmers aged 15-19, the festival will open with a special screening of Tom George’s comedic murder mystery See How They Run and will close with a screening of Baz Luhrmann’s musical classic Moulin Rouge! The wider programme includes Paul Morris's micro budget gangland comedy Angry Young Men, and Kim Hopkins’ documentary on Britain’s longest-running amateur filmmaking club A Bunch Of Amateurs, along with a selection of modern classics such as Moonlight, Napoleon Dynamite and Corpse Bride. The festival’s Behind the Scenes industry programme for 15-25 year olds, funded by BFI Film Academy through National Lottery funding, will offer free-to-attend workshops and events across the weekend.

September also sees the return of Take One Action Film Festival to GFT with two powerful documentaries: Delikado and The Mushroom Speaks.

Film fans will be spoiled for choice with hotly anticipated, star-studded new releases hitting the big screen this Autumn. Our September line-up features numerous films likely to rank amongst the biggest and best of the year. Highlights include Mad Max director George Miller’s epic fantasy fairytale Three Thousand Years of Longing starring Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba; Olivia Wilde’s psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles; Tom George’s puzzling whodunit See How They Run; Andrew Dominik’s bold reimagining of the life of Marilyn Monroe in Blonde; and filmmaking satire Official Competition, starring Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martínez. Fans of David Cronenberg will be doubly delighted by our screenings of his newest film Crimes of the Future, coupled with a special Late Night showing of his 1983 cult classic Videodrome on 4K.

Other new releases showing on our big screens in September will include Her Way, Bodies, Bodies, Bodies, Funny Pages, After Yang, Mad God, Queen of Glory, Fadia’s Tree, Free Chol Soo Lee, Ride the Wave, Anaïs in Love, and Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song.

Tickets for our September 2022 Programme are on sale now from glasgowfilm.org.

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