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TAKASHI ITO: OTHER ROOMS Takashi Ito is an experimental filmmaker with a talent for creating bizarre, innovative short films that establish their own warped, interior logic visions Ito himself refers to as ‘fascinating nightmares’. A selection of his work will be screened in 16mm at this event as part of the Glasgow Short Film Festival, along with a sample of short films by his antecedents and successors, providing some contextual insight into what influenced Ito and who he inspired in return an essential event for fans of short, experimental and Japanese cinema. CCA, Glasgow, Sat 15 Feb.

Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival A festival of films featuring adventure of all kinds: climbing, mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding and many more. Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Fri 14–Sun 16 Feb, An Entrepreneur’s Journey (tbc) An in-depth look at the life and times of an entrepreneur in contemporary Scotland today. Cineworld Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Mon 3 Feb. Fame High (tbc) (Scott Hamilton Kennedy, US, 2012) Brittany Hayes, Ruby McCollister, Zak Astor. 101min. Documentary capturing the heartbreak and triumph over one year at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Fri 7 Feb. Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival. Felix (tbc) (Roberta Durrant, South Africa, 2013) Okwethu Banisi, Andrea Dondolo, Nicholas Ellenbogen. 97min. A 13 year old dreams of being a saxophonist like his dear old pa. Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Mon 10 Feb. Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival. Free Birds (PG) ●●●●● (Jimmy Hayward, US, 2013) Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler. 91min. Poor comedy with a lack of humour, pathos and narrative skill. Vue Glasgow Fort, Glasgow, Sun 26 Jan; Vue Ocean, Edinburgh, Sun 26 Jan; Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh, Sun 26 Jan. Funny Face (U) (Stanley Donen, US, 1957) Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson. 103min. Design is to the fore in Donen’s visually brilliant musical fairytale that follows a vaguely Pygmalion structure. Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Fri 14 Feb. Glasgow Short Film Festival Screenings, talks and workshops celebrating a diverse range of local, international and upcoming talent. This year the festival explores the relationship between sound and image. See preview above and on pages 67, 68 and 86. Various venues, Glasgow, Thu 13–Sun Feb. GMAC Film Academy: Reimagining Gregory’s Girl (12+) (2013) 90min. Participants in GMAC’s BFI Film Academy present their interpretations of a classic scene from Gregory’s Girl. Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Sun 9 Feb. GRAMNet: Here We Stay and Portraits from Cameroon (tbc) A double bill of documentaries. CCA, Glasgow, Wed 12 Feb. GYFF Shorts: Growing Pains (15+) 90min. A teenager’s life as seen entirely through his computer screen. Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Sat 8 Feb. Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival. The Harry Hill Movie (PG) (Steve Bendelack, UK, 2013) Harry Hill, Julie Walters, Simon Bird. 88min. Surreal big screen outing for the big-collared one. Showcase Cinema Glasgow, Glasgow, Thu 23 Jan. Good Vibrations (15) ●●●●● (Lisa Barros D’Sa/Glenn Leyburn, UK, 2012) Richard Dormer, Jodie Whittaker, Dylan Moran. 103min. Biopic of Terri Hooley (Dormer), whose Belfast-based record label Good Vibrations was a platform for Northern Irish punks. Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Sat 1 Feb.

Hubble (U) (Toni Myers, Canada, 2010) Andrew J Feustel, Michael T Good, John M Grunsfeld. 44min. Leonardo Di Caprio narrates the latest 3D IMAX space adventure. Cineworld Fountainpark, Edinburgh, Thu 23 Jan; Cineworld IMAX, Glasgow, Thu 23– Thu 30 Jan. I Feel Like Disco (Ich fühl mich Disco) (tbc) (Axel Ranisch, Germany, 2013) Frithjof Gawenda, Heiko Pinkowski, Christina Große. 98min. Tragi-comedy about a German teenager obsessed with crooner Christian Steiffen. Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Wed 12 Feb. Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival. It Felt Like Love (tbc) (Eliza Hittman, US, 2013) Jesse Cordasco, Richie Folio, Andrew McCord. 82min. Drama about an adolescent’s sexual awakening. Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Thu 6 Feb. Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival. Jack Nicholson A season of films starring the 12-time Oscar nominee (and three-time winner). Featuring The Border and The Pledge. Filmhouse, Edinburgh, until Thu 30 Jan. Josh (15+) (Iram Parveen Bilal, US/Pakistan, 2012) Khalid Ahmed, Parveen Akber, Faizan Haqquee. 104min. A Karachi schoolteacher is devastated when her nanny disappears. Odeon at the Quay, Glasgow, Sat 25– Sun 26 Jan. Karle Pyaar Karle (tbc) (Rajesh Pandey, India, 2014) Shiv Darshan, Hasleen Kaur, Aham Sharma. 143min. Hindi romance. Odeon at the Quay, Glasgow, Thu 23 Jan.

Kirikou and the Men and Women (Kirikou et les hommes et les femmes) (U) (Michel Ocelot, France, 2012) Romann Berrux, Awa Sene Sarr. 88min. Traditional animation about a boy who saves his fellow villagers from assorted mishaps. Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Sat 8 Feb. Leave to Remain (tbc) (Bruce Goodison, UK, 2013) Jake Davies, Alex Harvey, Toby Jones. Drama about three teenagers battling the harsh reality of the British immigration system. Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Sat 8 Feb. Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival. The Lion King (PG) ●●●●● (Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff, US, 1994) Voices of Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, Robert Guillaume. 89min. Disney’s classic fable. Interesting fact: it’s the biggest selling VHS of all time. Burrell Collection, Glasgow, Sun 9 Feb. Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine (15) (Marion Cajori, Amei Wallach, US, 2008) Louise Bourgeois, Pandora Tabatabai Asbaghi, Jean-Louis Bourgeois. 99min. A journey inside the world of a legend of modern art and an icon of feminism. Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Thu 20 Feb. Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival The annual festival includes a programme of films alongside its live performances. Featuring Tilt Your Thinking: A Murder of Shorts Studying Fun, Mortality and Roosters, It’s Such a Beautiful Day and Tito on Ice. Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Fri 31 Jan–Sat 8 Feb. 23 Jan–20 Feb 2014 THE LIST 63