The nights are fair drawin’ in here in Glasgow so if you’re feeling stuck for some Autumnal midweek activities in the Southside, look no further as we’re back for first in our October edition of the film club with Swedish romantic horror Let the Right One In.
The Vampire genre appears to be enjoying somewhat of cultural rebirth of late – so much so that it can be difficult to pull a diamond from the rough – but we think we’ve done just that with Tomas Alfredson’s 2009 adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s best selling novel.
Twelve year old Oskar is an outsider – viciously bullied at school in the day and left to fend for himself in the evening while his single mother works nights – the muted wintery backdrop of a small suburb of Stockholm only intensifies Oksar heartbreaking loneliness & isolation.
It’s during one of these bleak lonely nights that Oskar meets Eli. He has no friends, she has no friends and in their despair, the two misfits forge a beautifully tender bond.
But is Eli all that she seems…..or more?
Marrying the often only ‘too real’ realism of Swedish cinema with a new twist on the grotesquely fantastical nature of the vampire genre, Let the Right One In
is a magnetically atmospheric tale of loneliness & desperation, but most of all, a complexly delicate love story – the context may be grim but the sentiment is one that will ring true to us all….
What would you
look past or sacrifice for the sake of love & companionship?
Tues 8th Oct – 8pm (doors 7:30)
Southside Artists Outdoor Screening
Saturday 14 May, 22:00 (donations only)
A special outdoor screening of Artists Films, curated by the Southside Studios
JR Ewen and Olivia Gurtler founded new arts company Hang It Up Ltd which runs Digital Media workshops for school children.
The company also produces films, DVD authoring, contemporary painting, exhibition installation, and print design. The Southside Studios is managed by Hang It Up and provides studios as well as support for Glasgow based Artists.
Save Our Pool
Saturday 14 May, 21:00 for 21:30 start (donations only)
A special screening of ‘Save Our Pool’ in Govanhill Baths will be held as part of the Southside Film Festival to mark the 10th anniversary of the Govanhill Baths sit in and forced closure and to act as a fundraiser for the Govanhill Baths Trust.
The Govanhill Baths Community Trust’s goal is to reopen the baths as a Wellbeing Centre
while contributing to wider social, cultural and built regeneration in Govanhill through a range of activities. The campaign began on the day the baths were closed, March 17th 2001. After ten years of struggle, Govanhill Baths Community Trust will finally move into the building later this year.
The Trust will soon be beginning the Phase 1 redevelopment of the front section, creating offices, meeting and workshop areas and returning the historic building to community use. Staged restoration of the pools will follow.
United We Will Swim!
Sunday 15 May, 15:00 (£5)
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
The Southside Film Festival in association with Shawlands Sherlock Holmes Society will hold a screening of The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Dir. Billy Wilder,1970, cert: PG).
When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster.