Glasgow Film Festival: Stranger Than Fiction

Enjoy a fantastic selection of world-class documentaries at the Glasgow Film Festival's Stranger Than Fiction events!

Glasgow Film Festival: Stranger Than Fiction

About Glasgow Film Festival: Stranger Than Fiction

Documentaries have never felt more needed as we struggle to discern what’s real and what’s fake.

Documentaries can show the bigger picture or focus on a tiny detail, they are more authentic than a soap-opera, more thorough than your average whodunnit and often more involving than any work of fiction.

This year’s crop is no exception as Another News Story turns the camera on the journalists reporting the current refugee crisis across the world, whilst The Black Power Mix Tape 1967-1975 director Göran Hugo Olsson takes us back to 1972 with That Summer, a time capsule treasure trove of moments in the lives of Grey Gardens duo Big Edie and Little Edie.

We also offer the chance to get up close and personal with two movie icons in Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches and Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.

27 February: Access Film Club: Brimstone & Glory (N/C 12+) + short
Autism Friendly screening

2-3 March: All the Wild Horses (N/C 12+)
​The Mongol Derby is the longest, toughest horse race in the world

25-26 February: Another News Story (N/C 15+)
A unique approach to capturing the narrative of the refugee crisis. Director Orban Wallace and producer Verity Wislocki will attend the screening on Sun 25 Feb.

26-27 February: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (N/C 12+)
Bombshell tells the extraordinary true story of a brilliant mind

28 February: Brimstone & Glory (N/C 12+)
Stunning documentary exploring the ritual, danger and absolute beauty of fireworks

24-25 February: Did You Wonder Who Fired The Gun? (N/C 15+)
One family’s incendiary history assumes the dimensions of a James Ellroy novel in this hypnotic documentary

27-28 February: Filmworker (N/C 12+)
Stanley Kubrick's right-hand man is the focus of this insightful documentary

2-3 March: Haiku on a Plum Tree (N/C 12+)
Director Mujah Maraini-Melehi and writer Deborah Belford de Furia will attend the screening on Fri 2 Mar.

23-24 February: Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (N/C 12+)
A charming and often hilarious portrait of eccentric Spanish matriarch and her family

25-26 February: Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches (N/C 12+)
A movie-buff must! Director Robert de Young and producer Stephan Wellink will attend the screening on Sun 25 Feb.

22-25 February: Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (N/C 12+)
Forget everything you thought you knew about the clean-cut Golden Age of Hollywood

22-23 February: That Summer (N/C 12+)
Extraordinary footage reemerges to bring us back to Grey Gardens

25-26 February: This Is Congo (N/C 15+)
Eye-opening documentary provides insight into decades of violent conflict in the DRC

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Glasgow Film Festival: Stranger Than Fiction are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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