Glasgow Film Festival 2010
A career to remember Miles Fielder talks to Glasgow Film Festival co-director Allan Hunter about a retrospective of the films of one of Hollywood’s true greats, Cary Grant
I f old movies are your thing – and they should be, because they rarely do make ‘em like they used to anymore – then the Glasgow Film Festival’s annual retrospective strand will be your highlight year’s programme. For its sixth edition, the GFF is continuing its tradition of celebrating golden age Hollywood talent with a very welcome look at one of the hands- down, all-time greats, Cary Grant. ‘We chose Cary Grant for the retrospective because he remains a potent symbol of Hollywood’s golden age and yet his films are as fresh and immediate as when they first appeared,’ says GFF co- director (with Allison Gardner) Allan Hunter. ‘There are a lot of very big male stars from the 1930s and 1940s, like Tyrone Power or Fredric March, whose renown has faded with time, and yet Grant remains a timeless classic celebrated for his wit, his impeccable attire and his sheer physical presence. You can tell he was
YOUTH Journey of the Childmen: The Mighty Boosh on Tour
(tbc) with the cast. GFT, Fri 12 Feb, 8.15pm.
CARY GRANT Bringing up Baby
Documentary look at the genius of the Boosh being screened with Julian Barratt’s short Curtains and a Q&A Howard Hawks directs Grant and Katharine Hepburn in this sublime screwball comedy involving a dinosaur bone, a barking dog
24 THE LIST 4–18 Feb 2010
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and a stray leopard. GFT, Thu 18 Feb, 1pm; Grosvenor, Sun 21, 6pm.
OPENING GALA Micmacs
‘This is Not a Boat’: The Improbable Story of the Court 13 Collective Yatterman
French filmmaker Jean- Pierre Jeunet (Delicatessen, Amélie) returns with this much- anticipated, visually stunning fantasy. GFT, Thu 18 Feb, 7.30pm & 8.15pm. Anthology of the work of the New York-based rule-breaking lo-fi filmmakers introduced by Ray Tintori (who’s about to make his Spike Jonze-produced feature-directing debut). CCA, Sat 20 Feb, 7pm.
Provocateur Michael Moore turns his attention to America’s continuing love affair with capitalism in a time of global economic crisis. GFT, Sun 21 Feb, 8.30pm.
GALA I Am Love
Japanese cult filmmaker Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi the Killer) directs this live- action adaptation of a hit 1970s TV anime. GFT, Sun 21 Feb, 5.45pm.
STRANGER THAN FICTION
Capitalism: A Love Story