Southside Film Festival
Be prepared for an exciting weekend of film south of the river, when the Southside Film Festival returns between the 1st and 3rd June 2018!
About Southside Film Festival
1st Jun 2018 to 3rd Jun 2018
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Glasgow South Side
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The festival will again be a packed programme with a diverse range of films - documentary, animation, feature films and short films as well as artists film and video work – along with talks and events around the films so be prepared for an exciting weekend of film in the Southside!
Friday 1st June
Wild Style (Cert 15, 82 mins, 1983)
Kinning Park Complex | 8pm | £8/£6 | Buy tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/436998
Set in the South Bronx in the early 80s, Wild Style has been called the best hip hop film of all time. Filled with some of the most legendary pioneers of early hip hop culture, from Fab Five Freddy to Grandmaster Flash, the film shines a light on the fledgling movement that was to become a global phenomenon. Join street artist Zorro and his crew on a journey across New York that takes in turntabling, graffiti, MCing and breakdancing.
The screening will be preceded by a live graffiti performance and followed with a DJ set of old-school hip hop classics.
Paid bar available (subject to license).
Atomic-Living in Dread & Promise (71 mins, Cert 12A, 2016)/ Benchmark 6 (8mins, NC, 2018)
The Glad Café | 8pm | £8/£6 | Buy tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/437001
Over 70 years ago the bombing of Hiroshima showed the appalling destructive power of the atomic bomb. This documentary, directed by Mark Cousins with a soundtrack by Mogwai uses only archive film to look at the atomic age -from protest marches, Cold War sabre rattling to Chernobyl and Fukushima. It also looks at the sublime beauty of the atomic world and how X Rays and MRI scans have improved human lives. The nuclear age has been a nightmare but dreamlike too.
Saturday 2nd June
Sing (U, 108 mins, 2016)- PJs screening
Langside Church Hall | 9.30am | All tickets £4 (under 3s go free!)
Buy tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/437173
Roll out of bed and come for a lazy morning screening in your PJs!
Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.
In partnership with Langside Kids.
Fantastic Mr Fox (Cert PG, 87 mins, 2009)
12pm | Cinemor77 Yurt at New Victoria Gardens
All tickets £4 (under 3s go free!) | Cash sales only on the door
Wes Anderson’s beguiling take on the Roald Dahl classic. Mr Fox has theoretically renounced his chicken-thieving ways on becoming a father but is tempted into one last job against three neighbouring farms. Come and watch this charming stop-motion animation in the magical Cinemor77 Cinema Yurt at the beautiful New Victoria Gardens as part of their annual Spring Open Day.
Meet Me in St. Louis (Cert U, 113 mins, 1944) – dementia friendly screening
Langside Church Hall | 1.30pm | Tickets £7/£5 (fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Scotland)
Buy tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/437166
In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. Watch the trailer here
Relaxed dementia friendly screening. Refreshments are available before and during the film for £1. Audience members have access to a break out space in reception and a small garden. The lights will remain on dimly throughout the film, the volume of the audio will be lower than usual and the audience will be free to move about, eat and make noise/sing! There are a limited number of accessible car parking spaces. Free on street parking is available outside the venue.
This screening is a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Scotland and takes place during Dementia Awareness week.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Cert 12A, 97 mins, 2016)
Cinemor77 Yurt at New Victoria Gardens | 2.30pm | All tickets £4 | Cash sales only on the door
Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky (Julian Dennison) gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside with his new foster family -loving Aunt Bella and cantankerous Uncle Hec (Sam Neil), and dog Tupac. When tragedy strikes, Ricky and Hec go on the run and a national manhunt ensues. Described as a big, warm hug of a film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a hilarious and touching film. The Cinemor77 Cinema Yurt pitched at New Victoria Gardens makes a fantastic setting for this film and will provide part of the entertainment at the garden’s annual Spring Open Day.
Dispossession-The Great Social Housing Swindle (Cert. PG, 82 mins, 2017) / Let Glasgow Flourish (NC- PG advised, 12 mins, 1952/1956)
The Glad Cafe | 4.30pm | £8/£6 | Buy tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/437003
For some people, a housing crisis means not getting planning permission for a loft conversion. For others it means, quite simply, losing their home. Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle is a feature documentary directed by Paul Sng (Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain) and narrated by Maxine Peake, exploring the catastrophic failures that have led to a chronic shortage of social housing in Britain. The film focuses on the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates across the UK and investigates how the state works with the private sector to demolish council estates to build on the land they stand on, making properties that are unaffordable to the majority of people. Dispossession is the story of people fighting for their communities, of people who know the difference between a house and a home, and who believe that housing is a human right, not an expensive luxury.
Get Out (102 mins, Cert 15, 2017)
Cinemor77 Yurt at New Victoria Gardens | 6pm | £8/£6
When a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.
Get Out was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, Daniel Kaluuya was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his performance and director Jordan Peele was also nominated and won an Oscar for Best Screenplay-the first African American to do so.
What better way to experience the most talked about horror film of 2017 than the intimate setting of the Cinemor77 Cinema Yurt pitched in the heart of New Victoria Gardens?
Silent experimental shorts with a live soundtrack by Richard Youngs (60 mins approx., Cert. 15)
The Glad Cafe | 8pm | £10/£8 | Buy tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/437023
Emak Bakia (Man Ray, 1926)
Ghosts Before Breakfast (Hans Richter, 1927)
Un Chien Andalou (Luis Buñuel,1929)
Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren and Alexander Hamid, 1943)
A selection of four silent shorts from the experimental margins of early 20th century cinema, featuring key works by some of the most distinctive filmmakers of the Surrealist movement and experimental avant-garde. Ranging from the strange and humorous to the dreamlike and disturbing, these pioneering films remain invigorating in their inventiveness and speak to the possibilities of the medium of cinema some 80 years later.
We are delighted to welcome celebrated musician Richard Youngs to provide a soundtrack to this programme. With a career spanning thirty years and a prolific output, Youngs’ restless creativity has meant never getting stuck in one genre or sound; noise, free improv, psychedelic folk mantras, avant-disco and all manner of song deconstructions have peppered his rich and varied discography, and his fearless and exploratory attitude to music will make for a fittingly unique accompaniment.
The Fog (Cert 15, 86 mins, 1980)
Govanhill Baths| 10pm | £8/£6 | Buy tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/437025
Bolt your doors, lock your windows, there’s something in the fog… An ominous, glowing fog envelops the coastal town of Antonio Bay, California, bringing with it the ghosts of seafarers killed in a shipwreck 100 years earlier. But the shipwreck was deliberate, and the ghosts come seeking vengeance on the descendants of those who wronged them. Come and see John Carpenter’s horror classic in the uniquely atmospheric setting of the main pool at Govanhill Baths at night. Watch the trailer here
We advise dressing for the outdoors as Govanhill Baths is an old building and the swimming pool can get very cold, even in June!
Paid bar available (subject to license).
Sunday 3rd June
My Life as a Zucchini (Cert PG, 66 mins, 2016)
Cinemor77 Yurt at New Victoria Gardens | 12pm | All tickets £4 (under 3s go free!) | Cash sales on the door only
2017 Oscar nominee for best animated feature, this stop-motion masterpiece tells the story of nine-year-old ‘Courgette’ (Zucchini) as he moves from his dysfunctional family home into a children’s home. This is a story is filled with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart. The viewing experience will be made all the made all the more memorable by the fact it will take place with the Cinemor77 Cinema Yurt in the heart of New Victoria Gardens.
English Language version of the film will be shown.
Paddington 2 (Cert PG, 101 mins, 2017) – autism friendly screening
Loks Bar and Kitchen | 12pm | £7/£5 | Buy tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/437028
Presented by Southside Film in association with SupERkids charity for young people with additional support needs, PADDINGTON 2 is a comedy adventure sequel in which Paddington Bear gets into unexpected trouble when he attempts to buy a very special birthday present. Starring the voice of Ben Whishaw as Paddington bear and Jim Broadbent, Brendan Gleeson, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant and Julie Walters. The film was chosen by SupERkids.
This screening will be an autism friendly screening, which means that to make the most welcoming and enjoyable cinematic atmosphere possible for people on the autistic spectrum and/or with sensory issues, the lights will remain on dimly throughout the film, the volume of the audio will be lower than usual and the audience will be free to move about, eat and make noise at will. We will also be providing big comfy cushions on a big blanket at the front of the screening room for people to lie and lounge on. View the trailer here
The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coup) (Cert PG, 99 mins, 1959)
Loks Bar and Kitchen | 2.30pm | £8/£6 | Buy tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/437031
Acclaimed French new wave director Francois Truffaut’s debut film, Les Quatre Cents Coup is a beautiful coming of age story of 13 year old Antoine Doinel in Paris defined the French New Wave cinema of 1960s. Based on Truffaut’s own adolescence, The 400 Blows sensitively and unsentimentally re-creates the trials of being 13-aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime….If you have not seen this film before then don’t miss what is widely to be considered to be one of the best French films in the history of cinema and was ranked no 39 in Sight and Sound’s 2012 critics poll of the greatest films ever made.
Thanks to Alliance Francaise Glasgow for their support for this screening.
The Story of the Weeping Camel (Cert U, 87 mins, 2003)
Cinemor77 Yurt at New Victoria Gardens | 2.30pm | All tickets £4 (under 3s go free!) | Cash sales only on the door
The Story of the Weeping Camel is a joyous movie that tells the story of a nomadic family living on the edge of the Gobi Desert. When their camel gives birth to a rare white calf and refuses to nurse it, the nomads send two boys (Enkhbulgan Ikhbayar, Uuganbaatar Ikhbayar) on a journey across the desert to find a musician in the village whose song may compel the camel to accept its calf. The hand-constructed Cinemor77 Cinema Yurt pitched in the heart of the New Victoria Gardens makes the perfect setting for this screening.
Southside Filmmaker Screening (N/C- over 18 advised, 90 mins approx, 2017)
Loks Bar and Kitchen | 5.30pm | Free & un-ticketed
Expect to see comedy, animation, drama and documentary in our selection of short films made by filmmakers living in the Southside of Glasgow or making films about the Southside. Come along to support local film talent and vote for your favourite film: the winner will receive the Southside Filmmaker Award. Full programme details for the nominated films will be announced on our website soon.
Please note: this screening is free and unticketed and capacity is limited so entry is first come, first served.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Cert PG, 107 mins, 1975)
Cinemor77 Yurt at New Victoria Gardens | 6pm | £8/£6 | Buy tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/437164
On a drowsy St. Valentine’s Day in 1900, a party of girls from a strict boarding school in Australia goes on a day’s outing to a geological outcropping called Hanging Rock, somehow a group of them vanish without a trace. Peter Weir’s beautifully shot atmospheric atmospheric film is based on actual events which have never been fully explained and is an exploration of repressed Victorian sexuality of European settlers against the backdrop of the ancient Australian landscape. Experience this haunting film surrounded by the beautiful New Victoria Gardens inside the unique Cinemor77 Cinema Yurt. We will be screening the original version of the film, not the director’s cut. View the trailer here
Starcache (N/C, over 18 advised, 83 mins, 2018)
Loks Bar and Kitchen | 8pm | £6/£8 | Buy tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/437039
Starcache’ is a zero budget Scottish comedy horror feature film written and directed by Douglas Sannachan – the window cleaner in ‘Gregory’s Girl’.
Starcache is based on the outdoors past time of geocaching where people search for hidden items, often in woods, using their phone’s GPS. Cachers on a weekend event are enjoying finding cleverly constructed hides but unknown to them a killer is picking them off one by one. Who is behind the killings? Is it the event organiser Brendan, who wants to spend time alone in the woods? Is it Justin the eccentric Bowie fan or maybe Moyra the escaped prisoner? Will anyone survive? The film moves along at a rapid pace and the Scottish humour is clearly in evidence, from toilet gags to hilarious deaths-don’t miss this world premiere of a locally produced film.
Followed by filmmaker and cast Q&A.
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