Category Archives: Q and A

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



    Come Closer

    SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: 


    SUNDAY 20 MAY -note change of date!!!



    COME CLOSER: INTRODUCTION & Q&A WITH DIRECTOR, PETER MACKIE BURNS
    2.15pm-3.30pm
    The Shed, Main Hall-note change of venue!!!
    £6/£5
    N/C 15+

    Tickets available on the door only

    Come Closer portrays the poetry in the people and places of Glasgow.

    Berlin Golden Bear-winning director Peter Mackie Burns allows the audience access to the private lives of disparate groups of characters who reside in the city of Glasgow. We are privy to their conversations, private moments and everyday occurrences in a piece that often makes for uncomfortable and even voyeuristic viewing.


    Accompanied by the ambient music of Sigur Ros the city takes on a character of its own as we follow their lives through an ever- changing landscape from cradle to grave.



    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.

    Opening Film – American Cousins

    American Cousins
    Friday 13 May, 20:00 (£5)
    Venue TBC
    The opening film of the festival will be the BAFTA nominated American Cousins with an intro and Q&A from writer (and southsider) Sergio Casci.
    {poster for American Cousins)
    The film tells the story of a mild-mannered Scots-Italian fish and chip shop owner who is alarmed when his two distant US cousins take refuge in his shop and start persuading a local loan shark not to reclaim his debt. Casci has written an article about Scots-Italians and their differences from their American cousins.

    Crying with Laughter

    Crying with Laughter
    Saturday 14 May, 19:30 (£5)
    The Shed

    The Southside Film Festival is delighted to be screening Crying with Laughter at The Shed with an introduction and post film Q& A session from star of the film, Stephen McCole!

    {still from Crying with Laughter}

    Crying with Laughter is a powerfully redemptive and darkly comedic revenge thriller, set against the vicious world of stand-up comedy. Find out more in the official press pack here.