Category Archives: Music and Film

Glasgow I Love You, But You’re Freakin’ Me Out!

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/

Followed by:

– iBop – Sat 18 May – Pollock Ex Servicemans Club – £5 on the door or £4 with your ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’ ticket stub.

Don’t forget to follow us & tag us in photos of your night on Instagram – @SouthsideFilmFestival and let us know what you think of the film on Twitter – #southsidefilm

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

South x Southside – Forest of Black Music Videos

South x Southside: Forest of Black Music Videos
Friday 13 May, 20.30-22:00 (£5)
The Shed (The Loft)

This screening and Q and A has been specially commissioned by the Southside Film Festival. The Forest of Black is a Glasgow based video production company run by director Blair Young and producer Beth Allan. The company produces creative video content for music related projects.
The Forest Of Black have spent the last decade quietly becoming the most productive music video company working out of Scotland. It’s not been an easy ride though, battling the London centric workings of the record industry and the inevitable creative compromises of a promotional format.

As well as producing music promos for Biffy Clyro, Franz Ferdinand and Belle and Sebastian (to name only a few), they have also provided for television documentaries, commercial and corporate advertising campaigns.

For this unique screening, rather than a straightforward retrospective, producer Beth Allan and director Blair Young have instead woven the pick of their own work, and some of the worst, into an entertaining quasi-documentary, illustrating both the company’s story, and its voyages through the murky waters of the record industry. Questions will be taken and answered honestly.

South x Southside: Composing Music for Film Seminar

Seminar – Composing Music for Film with Malcolm Lindsay, Eleanor Yule and Mick Cooke
Friday 13 May, 18:30-20:00 (donations only)
The Shed (The Loft)
A seminar discussing the art of composing music for film featuring the following great panellists:

  • Eleanor Yule is an award winning writer and director, whose credits include an acclaimed profile on R.D.Laing, BBC Series Ghost stories for Christmas, feature film Blinded, and she has collaborated with many fine film composers including the late Geoffrey Burgon (Life of Brian, Brideshead Revisited) and Scottish born composer Malcolm Lindsey (Blinded, Michael Palin and the Mystery of Hammershoi).

Festival highlights

Details for many events are still to be confirmed but we wanted to flag up some of the highlights you can look forward to over the weekend.

South x Southside, a seminar on composing music for film with contributions from Mick Cooke of Belle and Sebastian followed by screenings of music videos from celebrated Forest of Black.

For young kids there will be a selection of films from Dundee’s Discovery Film Festival.

A special screening of ‘Save Our Pool’ in Govanhill Baths to mark the 10th anniversary of the Govanhill Baths sit in and forced closure, held as a fundraiser for the Govanhill Baths Trust.
{image of baths from Shannow}
Lots more to be announced at the end of April so keep coming back!