Category Archives: South x Southside

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

The Light kicks off the Festival!




With less than a week to go until the festival kick off, programmes are being handed out all over the Southside, venues are setting out their chairs and volunteers are making sure everything’s ready to go. This Friday, the 17th May, it’s only fitting that the 2013 Southside Festival kicks off with a screening of ‘We Are Northern Lights’ at The Glad Cafe on Pollokshaws Road.

It’s fitting because the Southside Festival is ran by the public, for the public, much like the Northern Lights documentary. It’s a film made up of footage from over 100 members of the public of bonnie Scotland. It covers everything from the beautiful scenery of the Highlands to the hustle and bustle of T In The Park.

In 2012, people from across the country were encouraged to take personal videos of Scotland’s past, present and future and the result was thousands of submissions that have been edited down into this fantastic piece of cinema that will leave you goosebumps and smiling by the end.

I saw the trailer for the film a couple of months ago when I went to see a Hollywood blockbuster and in truth, when I left the screening, all I could think about was ‘We Are Northern Lights’ I wanted to see this film about our wonderful country.
So this Friday, I hope you’ll come along and help us kick off the festival with a film made by the people of Scotland, for the people of Scotland!

South X Southside: Ballads of the Book

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: FRIDAY 18 MAY 



SOUTH X SOUTHSIDE: BALLADS OF THE BOOK
7.30pm-10pm
The Shed, Loft
£6/£5
N/C15+
Buy tickets to Ballads of the Book here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands

Ballads of the Book directed by Claire McCluskey, Margaret Shankland and Julie McCrone, 
is a documentary following the creation of an innovative and critically-acclaimed album of the same name, curated by Roddy Woomble. 

It features collaborations between Scottish musicians and Scottish writers, including Ian Rankin, A.L Kennedy, Sons & Daughters, King Creosote, James Yorkston, Vashti Bunyan, Malcolm Middleton, Rodge Glass, Aidan Moffat, Alan Bissett, Edwin Morgan and Alasdair Gray. 

It was nominated in the Best New Work and Best Director categories in the Scottish New Talent Bafta Awards.

JUST ANNOUNCED: The film will be introduced by the directors who will also do a Q&A after the film with contributor to the project Hal Duncan 


South x Southside – iBop

South x Southside: iBop
Friday 13 May, 22:00-01:00 (£5)
Pollok Ex Servicemens Club

Pollok Ex Servicemens Club is home to iBop a monthly pre-club night for the southside. As part of the film festival and scheduled to run after the Forest of Black screening (free to those with tickets for that screening) you can“dance, drink and hear music worthy of your ears.”
Music: Alternative / Electronica / Pop.

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).