GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL
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The List’s ﬁ lm editor Gail Tolley selects ten of the best events coming up at this year’s festival, one for each day
FRI 21 FEB SAT 22 FEB
STREET FOOD CINEMA: GOODFELLAS
Responding to the current enthusiasm for tasty,
quality street food, the Glasgow Film Festival has partnered up with Street Food Cartel to present four i lms (each with a strong food and drink element to them) that you can enjoy
while munching on scran from Scotland’s top vendors. The screenings will take place in The Briggait in Merchant City, a beautiful,
recently-restored, covered market. Our pick of the screenings is Goodfellas (where we imagine you can look forward to your own ‘prison feast’) but you can also head along to When Harry Met Sally (Sat 22 Feb), Ratatouille (Sun 22 Feb) and
Withnail and I (Sun 22 Feb).
Prolii c Scottish i lmmaker David Mackenzie has been receiving rave reviews for his eighth feature. Working with screenwriter Jonathan Asser, who spent time as a prison therapist, Starred Up is a gut-wrenching drama about
violent teen Eric Love (played by the undeniably talented Jack O’Connell) who’s moved to an adult prison which also houses his estranged father Neville (Ben Mendelsohn). In our review from last year’s London Film Festival, we called it ‘as dei antly compassionate as it is brutal and nerve-wracking’. Catch it now before it goes on
general release in the spring. GFT, Glasgow, Fri 21 Feb; Cineworld,
Glasgow, Sat 22 Feb.
FOR FANS OF: GANGSTERS FOR FANS OF: PRISON DRAMAS, BRITISH
AND GASTRONOMY FILM AND EXCELLENT PERFORMANCES
WED 26 FEB THU 27 FEB
FRI 28 FEB
TRACKS THE PUNK SINGER
Back in 2008, Israeli director Ari Folman astonished i lm-goers with his powerful Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver (aka Adam from Girls) star in this spectacular Australian
Kathleen Hanna, the musician behind inl uential bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, was one of
drama based on the true story of Robyn the key i gureheads of riot grrrl, the 90s DIY
Davidson. In 1977, she made a 1700km trek across the desert from Alice Springs to the country’s west coast accompanied by four camels and a dog. The journey took nine months and was intermittently documented by photographer Rick Smolan (played by Driver). Tracks is an elegant adaptation of Davidson’s
feminist punk movement which challenged the male-dominated, heteronormative music scene of the time. This inspiring new documentary by performance artist Sini Anderson celebrates the singer and activist’s life and career and
looks at what Hanna did next after stepping out of the public eye in 2005. It features interviews
memoir on the adventure, and features with Joan Jett, Kim Gordon and Carrie
breathtaking scenery of the Australian outback. It’s sure to provide a little warmth during these
Brownstein. At this screening, Lauren Mayberry of electro-pop band Chvrches and founder of feminist collective TYCI will introduce the i lm.
rotoscoped documentary Waltz with Bashir, based on his own experiences of serving in the 1982 Lebanon War. His latest feature turns
away from reality and towards fantasy. The Congress is a futuristic story about actress Robin Wright (playing herself) who, having struggled for years to get work, decides to sell her digital image to a Hollywood studio on condition that she never acts again. It’s an idiosyncratic work, part live action, part
animation with some thought-provoking ideas
on virtual reality. chilly months.
Cineworld, Glasgow, Tue 25 & Wed 26 Feb. Cineworld, Glasgow, Thu 27 & Fri 28 Feb.
GFT, Glasgow, Fri 28 Feb & Sat 1 Mar.
FOR FANS OF: PSYCHEDELIC ANIMATION AND FOR FANS OF: SPECTACULAR SCENERY AND
FOR FANS OF: PUNK, FEMINISM AND
INSPIRING TRUE STORIES REVEALING DOCUMENTARIES
24 THE LIST 23 Jan–20 Feb 2014