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Winds of Change: Cinema in '62

As we welcome audiences back into cinemas for Glasgow Film Festival 2022, we're thrilled to bring back longstanding festival favourite, the FREE Retrospective programme. This time we're taking you back to 1962: the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Nelson Mandela's imprisonment, widespread political paranoia and simmering civil unrest.

Winds of Change: Cinema in '62 showcases some of the very best films this eventful year has to offer. From David Lean’s immense epic Lawrence of Arabia to Agnès Varda’s Parisian real-time chronicle Cléo from 5 to 7, and even contemporary western Lonely Are the Brave, you will be spoiled for choice.

For a sense of the anxieties and frustrations keenly felt at the time, the famously prescient The Manchurian Candidate and To Kill a Mockingbird (based on Harper Lee's beloved novel) both offer a unique look at the political landscape and growing calls for racial justice. For a dose of escapism, join Sean Connery as 007 on his first mission in Dr. No.

What better way to start your festival morning than with a free screening of a modern masterpiece or classic slice of cinema, each of which will have a special introduction from Glasgow Film Festival Co-Director, Allan Hunter.

Tickets for each film in the Retrospective programme will be available on the morning of the screening from the GFT Box Office.

Films in this Festival Strand

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Cape Fear (15)

The original white-knuckle thriller featuring cinema greats, Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck

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Cléo from 5 to 7 (PG)

Agnès Varda’s Parisian real-time chronicle

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Days of Wine and Roses (PG)

Poignant portrait of alcoholism starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick

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Dr. No (PG)

The first thrilling mission of cinema's greatest superspy, starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress

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Lawrence of Arabia (PG)

David Lean's eternal epic starring a show-stopping Peter O'Toole

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Lonely Are the Brave (PG)

A taut, melancholy salute to rugged individualism featuring one of Kirk Douglas's finest performances

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (U)

John Ford's western stars John Wayne, James Stewart and Lee Marvin

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The Manchurian Candidate (12A)

Political paranoia to the highest degree, starring Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury

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The Miracle Worker (PG)

The story of Helen Keller, based on true events and directed by Arthur Penn, with an Oscar winning performance from Anne Bancroft

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To Kill a Mockingbird (PG)

The screen adaptation of Harper Lee's beloved novel, featuring a career-defining performance by Gregory Peck

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