The world-class Glasgow Film Festival kicks off this Wednesday so to celebrate we’ve rounded up our top picks for the fest.
Isle of Dogs
Wednesday 21st February, 10pm, GFT, 15+
Indie darling Wes Anderson is opening the GFF with his new film Isle of Dogs. Like Fantastic Mr. Fox, this is another stop-motion animation destined to win your heart. Voiced by the likes of Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, and Bill Murray, the film is about a group of dogs who live on Trash Island. You’re not going to want to miss this one.
The Party’s Just Beginning
Sunday 25th February, 1:15pm, GFT, 15+
Our favourite Doctor Who assistant and now mega movie star, Karen Gillian is bringing her first feature film home to Scotland. Set in Inverness, Gillian plays a woman coming to grips with her friend’s death and trying to get her life back on track. Gillian has also roped in her Guardians of the Galaxy co-star Lee Pace, so you know this is going to be good.
Wednesday 28th February, 6:30pm, SWG3 Galvanziers Yard, 18+
What’s that you’re saying? Mean Girls is the best high-school movie? Ugh, as if! Head to the ‘90s for a screening of Clueless, the OG mean-girl high-school drama based on Jane Austen classic, Emma. Don a plaid skirt, knee-high socks, and a Dionne hat and get to SWG3 for a screening of the ‘90s classic. After the movie finishes stick around because the GFF School Disco will be kicking off. Live out your ‘90s fantasy with paper garlands, balloons, and prizes for the best costumes. You’ll be rollin’ with the homies all night long.
Run Lola Run
Saturday 3rd March, 4pm, The Art School, 15+
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this cult classic at The Art School. When her boyfriend loses a bag of cash on the subway, Lola only has 20 minutes to come up with the cash and run through Berlin to save him. A fast-paced and visually exciting thriller, you’ll be on the edge of your seat, yelling “Run, Lola, run!” at the screen.
Bride & Prejudice
Saturday 3rd March 5pm, Kinning Park Complex, 12A
“Watch yourself, Darcy, he’s about to transform into the Indian MC Hammer!” Speaking of updated versions of Jane Austen classics, head to Kinning Park for an evening of Indian festivities before swooning over the vibrant romantic comedy. It’s the classic tale of star-crossed lovers, too proud to see that love is right in front of them. Try some Bollywood dancing before you see the movie pros doing it.
Rebel Without a Cause
Sunday 25th February, 10:30am, GFT, PG
Some of the best things at the GFF are the free screenings of old classics. Join dreamboat James Dean in the teen angst classic Rebel Without a Cause where he plays the ultimate bad boy, raging against the machine and falling for Natalie Wood. While the event is free, make sure you book your place online, you rebel.