February in Glasgow. Chances are it’ll be cold, wet and windy. It’s almost as if the Glasgow Film Festival was created specifically to offer discerning film-fans shelter from the storm. Running from 15th – 26th February, it’s a festival which has easily established itself as one of the very best.
Scots Whay Hae! will be bringing you exclusive interviews as well as the usual reviews, but before we do here is our preview. 2017’s programme has so much to recommend it we couldn’t possibly do anything other than make some considered suggestions here, but you can and should download the full brochure, settle back, and persuse at your leisure.
However, before you do here’s a taste of what’s on offer:
As ever, there are various categories to guide you as to what may be your cup of tea. This year they include Cinemasters, Crossing The Line, Modern Families, Dangerous Dames, Local Heroes, Sound & Vision, Pioneer, Stranger Than Fiction, Window On The World, and the always popular FrightFest.
Add to those some very special events at appropriate venues, a wide-selection of Gala events, a cinematic celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, a series of talks about the industry, the Glasgow Short Film Festival, the Glasgow Youth Film Festival, and many Special Guest appearances. You may fear you’ll have to break the bank to enjoy yourself, but there are free showings and events on offer, as well as a great selection which come under the Festival for a Fiver category.
You can keep updated throughout the festival on Facebook and on Twitter #GFF17 and you can sign up the the GFT Newsletter which is not only essential for the festival, but all year round.
To whet appetites even further, here are the trailers for 11 films to look forward to. They include David Tennant as R.D. Laing, a Bill Forsyth classic, Neneh Cherry, a celebration of a Japanese master, a John Byrne writing masterclass, at least one soundtrack to die for, and Faye Dunaway reminding us that few femmes are as fatale. Continue reading