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Obsession Double-Bill: Safe/To Die For + Discussion (15)

28 July

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


This double bill brings together two mid-90s arthouse classics that each centre on very different kinds of obsession, and connect with each other in fascinating ways. In Todd Haynes’ Safe, the main character Carol becomes obsessed with possible (and actual) infection from her surroundings, neighbours and family. Meanwhile in To Die For, Suzanne Stone will let nothing get in the way of her desire to be seen on TV.

This special event offers a chance for cinema lovers to dive into a pair of films rich with contemporary relevance, with opportunities to respond to the films throughout the day. We’ll have introductions to the screenings by critics Iana Murray and Katie Goh, then afterwards the audience is invited to the Project Café (1 min walk from GFT) to discuss the films, with complimentary tea, coffee and cake.

Tweet your thoughts about the films mentioning @glasgowfilm and #obsession.

Obsession Double-Bill Running Order (approximate timings)

13:45 – Adverts and GFT trailers

14:02 – Welcome from Paul Gallagher, GFT Programme Manager

14:04 – Intro to Safe by Iana Murray 

14:09 – SAFE

16:08 – Interval (30m)

16:38 – Intro to To Die For by Katie Goh 

16:43 – TO DIE FOR

18:30 – Go to Project Café to talk about the films (Free tea/coffee and cake served)

Tickets £14/£12 conc/£7 15-25 Card

This screening is part of Film Feels: Obsession, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.  Explore all films and events at 

  • Safe
  • Director Todd Haynes
  • Cast Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Dean Norris
  • Certificate 15
  • Running time 1h59m
  • Country UK/USA
  • Year of Production 1995
  • To Die For
  • Director Gus Van Sant
  • Cast Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon, Joaquin Phoenix
  • Certificate 15
  • Running time 1h47m
  • Country USA/UK/Canada
  • Year of Production 1995
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