With less than 24 hours until the festival kicks off, I’m pretty excited about taking part in my first Southside Film Festival! I just came from The Glad Cafe where people are absolutely buzzing the night before it all gets underway. So while quizzers are trying to determine Who played the voice of Jessica Rabbit, I thought I’d essentially steal an idea from the good folk at Top Ten Glasgow Guide and run down some of the things I’m looking forward to over the weekend!
– I love the movie Gosford Park. It’s fantastic. But somehow watching it in a swanky shiny Cineworld or shoving the DVD in my sturdy £9.99 Argos Basic DVD Player (Hey, i could either eat for the month or get a blu-ray player, don’t judge) just doesn’t fit. Now watching it in the picturesque victorian Pollok Park, and being served a two course meal fit for a king afterwards? That sounds right up my street!
– Up until last year, all I knew about Bollywood was the fact Shilpa Shetty from Big Brother used to do some films, until my friend sat me down and made me watch 3 Idiots with Aamir Khan and loved it! So the thought of, this weekend, getting to check out Kuch Kuch Hota Hoi, with some footage shot in the Southside is gonna be a real treat!
– Festivals tend to bring out a great sense of community from people, so I’m looking forward to chatting to new fellow film lovers whether if be over a beer after a film or at a screening before the film starts.
– I’m always a sucker for a good music documentary so I’m excited to see the doc on LCD Sound System from their last gig.
Anyway, What are you looking forward to? What are you going to see? Let us know in the comments! We’ll be blogging throughout the festival letting you know what’s happening. Enjoy!
With only a couple of days to go til the festival kicks off, I hope you’ve all had the chance to check out this year’s programme
and are excited as we are about everything that we’ve got going on over the coming weekend.
One I am personally extremely psyched about is our screening of ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’ – a documentary film charting the last 48 hours of generation defining band LCD Soundsystem.
Frontman James Murphy made the unusual decision to bring an end to the party right at the peak of the band’s popularity – they played their last ever gig to a sold out Madison Square Garden in NYC in April 2011, ensuring they would go out with a bang!
Party kids across the world wept as the cowbells stopped and LCD were no more, Daft Punk were no longer playing at your house, All Your Friends were away up the road…….’Shut Up and Play the Hits’ tells the story of the end of an era for music fans & for Murphy himself:
“Likeable, deadpan and refreshingly self-aware, the inner turmoil and obvious regret of the ageing hipster makes this not only a sad farewell to a great band, but to life as Murphy knows it.” – Total Film, 2012.
So, this coming Saturday – all you Southside music & film buffs (and we know there are LOADS of you) can all get a wee bit nostalgic for our fading youth with our screening of the film at The Glad Cafe (8pm – doors 7.30pm – tickets £6/5). The film seemed to have a pretty limited release when it was out last year so if – like me- you missed it – take this second chance to see it on the big screen!
If you want to make a night of it (Go on…!) – don’t forget that iBop – the Southside’s longest running indie night – will be hosting a wee after party for you all to get your dance on – keep a hold of your ticket stub for discounted entry. Hope to see you all throwing some shapes on the dancefloor – don’t forget your cowbells!
– ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’ – Sat 18 May – The Glad Cafe – 8pm (doors 7.30pm) – £6/5 – tickets on sale now at The Glad Cafe or online at http://www.tickets-scotland.com/
– iBop – Sat 18 May – Pollock Ex Servicemans Club – £5 on the door or £4 with your ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’ ticket stub.
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