Category Archives: Glasgow Film Festival

February Film Club SOLD OUT

Our first Spring Film Club screening is now SOLD OUT!

On Tuesday 19 February we are 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 (
doors at 7:30pm)

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. 

We have 3 other Spring Film Club screenings planned:

Plus on Friday 15 March there is a rescheduled Green Screen: Irish Documentary Double Bill screening of A Million Bricks (N/C 15) & Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey (N/C 15



    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.
    UPDATE: GFF HAVE SOLD OUT OF ONLINE TICKETS SO TICKETS NOW ONLY AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE IN PERSON FROM THE GLAD CAFE (or on the door on the night if we don’t sell out)

    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 http://southsidefilm.co.uk/?p=182

    Lovely new flyers for February Screenings



    We have created two flyers for the screenings being held in the Southside this month as part of the Glasgow Film Festival.

    The first is for the screening of The Phantom of the Opera at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall on Sunday 26 February.

    Download it here.

    The second is for the screening of five short films at The Shed over the weekend of the 10-12 February.

    Download it here.

    Happy New Year Southsiders! New year, new film festivals!

    Happy New Year! Hope you have all recovered from the festive season and are surviving cold dark wet January. Never fear, as we have lots of cinematic entertainment to look forward to in February!

    We are happy to announce that Southside Film Festival partners up with Glasgow Short Film Festival and Glasgow Film Festival so you will be spoilt for cinematic choice!

    First up is the Glasgow Short Film Festival and we will be hosting screening of the inaugural Scottish Short Film Competition with 5 screenings over the weekend at The Shed over the weekend of 10-12 Feb.

    You can find out more about the films and buy tickets here.  Download our flyer.

    You can vote for your favourite short at the screenings and the winner will be announced on Sunday evening at the CCA.

    If that isn’t enough, we have teamed up with the Glasgow Film Festival to bring you another silent film classic The Phantom of the Opera with live Wurtlizer accompaniment on Sunday 26th February at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall. Doors 7pm, film and music, 7.30pm.

    You can find out more and buy tickets here.  Download our flyer.

    If you missed Nosferatu in May and Caligari at Halloween with the Wurtlizer, you will not want to miss Lon Chaney’s Phantom in Feb ’12 in the wonderfully atmospheric Pollokshaws Burgh Hall. Icecream available as usual!

    See you all in front of all the Southside screens next month!