Category Archives: 2013

April Film Club Kids Screening: Arrietty (U)

A Saturday matinee kids screening for the Easter holidays: Arrietty (U)

Arrietty is from Japan’s Studo Ghibli who brought us the beautiful animation of Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo amongst others.

Arrietty is an adaptation of the English novel The Borrowers by Mary Norten about a family of tiny people who live secretly in the walls and floors of a typical household, borrowing items from humans to survive.

Synopsis: Arrietty tells the story of the Clock family who are four-inch-tall people living anonymously in another family’s residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.

We will be screening the subtitled original 2010 version, not the 2012 American dubbed version but here is the English language trailer:

Cert U, 2010 (95 mins)
The Glad Cafe

1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands
Saturday 13 April, 4pm

The film will start at 4pm, doors at 3:30pm.

Tickets are £6 (£5 for concessions) and are available from The Glad Cafe and online from Ticket Scotland

April Film Club Screening: The Reader (15)

The Reader is one of 20 books chosen to celebrate World Book Night on 23 April, 2013 so we thought we would screen the film adaptation of the book, directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliott, The Hours) and starring Kate Winslet, David Kross and Ralph Fiennes. The fIlm is a senstive and moving adaptation of Bernard Schlink’s bestselling German novel of 1995 but if you haven’t read the book you can still enjoy the film.

Synopsis: Set in post World War Two Germany, nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.


The Reader
Cert 15, 2012 (124 mins)
The Glad Cafe

1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands

Tuesday 23 April, 8pm

The film will start at 8pm, doors at 7:30pm.
Tickets are £6 (£5 for concessions) and are available in advance from The Glad Cafe and online from Ticket Scotland

March Film Club Screening: Beasts of the Southern Wild (12A)

Beasts of the Southern Wild (12 A)

BAFTA and OSCAR nominated, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and the Caméra d’Or for Best First Feature Film at Cannes in 2012, Beasts of the Southern Wild is certainly a celebrated debut. A visually stunning, truly original piece of filmmaking, featuring amazing performances from non actors and the youngest ever Oscar nominee, 9 year old Quvenzhané Wallis.

Synopsis: Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in the Bathtub, a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack, temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.


Beasts of the Southern Wild
Cert 12A, 2012 (93 mins)
The Glad Cafe

1006a Pollokshaws Rd, Shawlands
Tuesday 19 March, 8pm

The film will start at 8pm, doors at 7:30pm.

Tickets are £6 (£5 for concessions) and are available in advance from The Glad Cafe and online from Ticket Scotland

Also screening in March for St Patrick’s Day weekend -a double bill of Irish documentaries on Friday 15th March at 7pm in The Glad Cafe

RESCHEDULED: Green Screen Double Bill for St Patrick’s Day Weekend

Green Screen: Irish Documentary Double Bill:
A Million Bricks (N/C 15) & Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey
(N/C 15)

Friday 15 March
The Glad Cafe
Doors 6.30pm
First Film- A Million Bricks  -Starts at 7pm

Co-Director Frank Martin will introduce A Million Bricks and will take part in a Q&A following the film
Second Film-Bernadette -Starts at 9.15pm
Price for both films – £6 full price £5 concession-and all box office will go directly to the filmmakers.  Tickets only available on the door.

A Million Bricks

In the optimism of the 1960’s people bought new homes in Springfield Park only to find themselves at the heart of a battle when the Troubles broke out. After a night of violence in 1971, six people were killed and Catholic and Protestant families left the last mixed street in West Belfast.

A Million Bricks is the story of a scattered community told by the people themselves and directed and produced by Frank Martin and Seamus Kelters, who lived there. 
They were ordinary people who saw their hopes realised, then dashed within the space of a decade. 

Where once stood a row of houses shared by Protestants and Catholics now stands Belfast’s biggest peace-line, a wall of a million bricks, separating them.

Co Director Frank Martin will travel from Belfast for this screening to introduce the film and take part in a Q&A after the film so don’t miss this!

Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey

Did you know that Bernadette Devlin was once described by an opponent as “Fidel Castro in a mini skirt”? That she punched the Home Secretary in the Houses of Parliament the day after Bloody Sunday? That she was elected MP at 21?

Bernadette Devlin McAliskey has certainly had a tumultuous political career and her political journey continues to this day. Lelia Doolan’s documentary allows her personal and political story to unfold in this atmospheric and evocative film. Using archive footage and a series of interviews with Bernadette herself over a number of years, a complex and intricate picture evolves of a formidable figure of recent Irish politics.

Thanks to Director Lelia Doolan for permission to screen this film.

Rescheduled from Southside Film Festival, May 2012, for St Patrick’s Day weekend.  

Southside Film Festival Award 2013

Submissions are now open for the 2013 Southside Film Festival’s Annual Filmmaker Award!

  • Are you a filmmaker based in the Southside?
  • Have you made a film about the Southside?
  • Have you shot a film in the Southside?

If so, Southside Film Festival wants to see your films! Past winners have been Antonia Bain and Gordon Ballanytine with their short documentary Echoes of Cinema City in 2011 and Mark Mcluskey with his film Fur and Loathing in 2012.

Previous prizes have been kindly donated by BAFTA Scotland, Screen Academy ScotlandGlasgow Film Theatre, GMAC and local businesses.

To submit your film please download the form, fill it out and email it to with the subject heading 2013 submissions.

The Deadline for submissions is Friday 1st March 2013.

Those films which are selected will be screened during the 2013 Festival which takes place from 17th to 19th May 2013.

Film Club is Back for Spring! Feb screening with Glasgow FIlm Festival

We’re pleased to announce that Southside Film Festival Film club is back for Spring 2013! 

On Tuesday 19 February we will be screening In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey as part of the Glasgow Film Festival and the first of our Spring Film Club in partnership with The Glad Cafe.

In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey (N/C 15)

Synopsis: The unique, guitar finger-picking sound of John Fahey influenced a range of musicians – from Pete Townshend (who calls him the folk equivalent of William Burroughs or Charles Bukowski) to Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Chris Funk of The Decemberists. This documentary recounts the dynamic life of the eccentric guitarist, who transcended blues traditions, melding them with both world and classical forms. Featuring talking heads along with archive footage of performances and interviews, this film creates a vivid portrait of a true guitar pioneer.

**Following the screening will be a short solo set from folk guitarist Alasdair Roberts and the director of the film James Cullingham will take part in a Q&A.**

In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey
Cert N/C 15+, 2012 (58 mins)
The Glad Cafe
Tuesday 19 February, 8pm

The film will start at 8pm, doors at 7:30pm.
Tickets are £8.50 (£6.50 for concessions) and are available from the Glasgow Film Festival.

All Film Club screenings are held at The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands (opposite the five-a-side football pitches) and are usually Tuesday evenings, apart from Saturday matinees for kids. 

Check out Spring Film Club screenings:
March 19 -Beasts of the Southern Wild (12A)

April 13 Sat matinee kids screening: Arrietty (U)
April 23-The Reader (15)

We have also added an additional screening for March -a rescheduled screening of the Irish documentary double bill for St Patrick’s Day weekend – at 7pm on Friday 15 March in The Glad Cafe