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December: In Bruges

On Tuesday 3 December we will be screening In Bruges as part of our Autumn Film Club in partnership with The Glad Cafe.

The film will start at 8pm, doors at 7:30pm. Tickets are £6 (£5 for concessions) and are available from The Glad Cafe and online from Tickets Scotland (booking fee applies)

All Film Club screenings are held at The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands (opposite the five-a-side football pitches).

Synopsis: Bruges, the most well-preserved medieval city in the whole of Belgium, is a welcoming destination for travellers from all over the world. But for hit men Ray and Ken, it could be their final destination; a difficult job has resulted in the pair being ordered by their London boss Harry to go and cool their heels in the storybook Flemish city for a couple of weeks. Very much out of place amidst the gothic architecture, canals, and cobbled streets, the two hit men fill their days living the lives of tourists. But the longer they stay waiting for Harry’s call, the more surreal their experience becomes, as they find themselves in weird encounters with locals, tourists, violent medieval art, a dwarf American actor shooting a European art film and Dutch prostitutes.

In Bruges
Cert 18, 2008 (104 mins)
The Glad Cafe
Tuesday 3 December, 8pm

November: Behind the Candelabra

On Tuesday 5 November we will be screening Behind the Candelabra as part of our Autumn Film Club in partnership with The Glad Cafe.

The film will start at 8pm, doors at 7:30pm. Tickets are £6 (£5 for concessions) and are available from The Glad Cafe and online from Tickets Scotland (booking fee applies).

All Film Club screenings are held at The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands (opposite the five-a-side football pitches).

Synopsis: Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace – infamous pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. Starring Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, Behind the Candelabra tells the fascinating true story of their glamorous life together and their tempestuous relationship – from the glitz and glamour of the early days in Las Vegas to their very bitter and public break-up.

Behind the Candelabra
Cert 15, 2013 (116 mins)
The Glad Cafe
Tuesday 5 November, 8pm

October: Let the Right One In

On Tuesday 8 October we will be screening Let the Right One In as part of our Autumn Film Club in partnership with The Glad Cafe.

The film will start at 8pm, doors at 7:30pm. Tickets are £6 (£5 for concessions) and are available from The Glad Cafe and online from Tickets Scotland (booking fee applies)

All Film Club screenings are held at The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands (opposite the five-a-side football pitches).

Synopsis: Swedish horror film Let The Right One In is based on the best-selling novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Twelve year old Oskar is an outsider; struggling to fit in at school and left alone to fend for himself at home while his mother works nights. One evening he meets the mysterious Eli. As a sweet romance blossoms between them, Oskar learns to overcome his tormentors and discovers Eli’s dark secret and the connections to gruesome events occurring across town. Together they must help Eli be gone and live, or stay and die.

Let The Right One In
Cert 15, 2009 (110 mins)
The Glad Cafe
Tuesday 8 October, 8pm

September: Heathers

On Tuesday 3 September we will be screening Heathers as part of our Autumn Film Club in partnership with The Glad Cafe.

The film will start at 8pm, doors at 7:30pm. Tickets are £6 (£5 for concessions) and are available from The Glad Cafe and online from Tickets Scotland (booking fee applies).

All Film Club screenings are held at The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands (opposite the five-a-side football pitches).

Synopsis: Cult 80s classic Heathers is a black comedy-coming of age film starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. At Westburg high, you’re either a Heather or a nobody. Life here is no game, it’s a full-scale war for popularity! When Jason Dean joins Westburgh High he offers Veronica the perfect solution to end the tyranny of the Heathers. Their meeting was destiny, their love has a body count…

Heathers
Cert 15, 1989 (101 mins)
The Glad Cafe
Tuesday 3 September, 8pm

October: Robot & Frank

On Tuesday 15 October we will be screening Robot & Frank in partnership with the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. This is an exciting additional screening to our other Autumn Film Club ones in partnership with The Glad Cafe.

We also hope to be screening a short film from a local filmmaker to tie in with the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival and the theme of dementia that is explored in Robot & Frank.

The film will start at 8pm, doors at 7:30pm. Tickets are £6 (£5 for concessions) and are now available from The Glad Cafe and online from Tickets Scotland (booking fee applies)

All Film Club screenings are held at The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands (opposite the five-a-side football pitches).

Synopsis: Set in the near future, aging curmudgeon and retired jewel thief Frank is fighting a losing battle against dementia and lives a solitary life until his son installs a caretaker robot; against he and his daughter’s wishes. The robot upends Frank’s lonely life – filled only with books and a visit to his favourite librarian – with a strict regimen of exercise, diet and gardening. Stubborn at first, Frank soon realizes Robot has the ability to pull off the most calculated of heists. An unlikely friendship, and crime duo, is born.

Robot & Frank
Cert 12A, 2012 (85 mins)
The Glad Cafe
Tuesday 15 October, 8pm

October: Vampyr

On Sunday 27 October we are delighted to be screening screening Carl Th. Dreyer’s Vampyr with live Wurlitzer Cinema Organ as part of our Autumn Film Club in partnership with Pollokshaws Burgh Hall and the Scottish Cinema Organ Trust.

The film will start at 8pm, doors at 7:30pm. Tickets are £6 (£5 for concessions) and are available online from Tickets Scotland (booking fee applies) or on the door from Pollokshaws Burgh Hall.

This film will be shown at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, 2025 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1NE.

Synopsis: Young traveller Allan Grey arrives in a remote castle and starts seeing weird, inexplicable sights (a man whose shadow has a life of its own, a mysterious scythe-bearing figure tolling a bell, a terrifying dream of his own burial). Things come to a head when one of the daughters of the lord of the castle succumbs to anaemia – or is it something more sinister?

Vampyr
Cert PG, 1932 (75 mins)
Pollokshaws Burgh Hall
Sunday 27 October, 8pm

Archive Film Screening at Scotland St Museum

Archive Film Screening

Sat 18th May, 10am – 5pm (looped programme) at Scotland St Museum. Free
N/C suitable for all

Despite closing its doors as a functioning school in 1979 the sound of children can still be heard ringing through the corridors of Scotland Street, now home to the Scotland Street School museum.

As part of the Southside Film Festival the museum will give these children the chance to revisit the lives of Glasgow’s past children as they work, learn and play through specially selected archive footage.

Our volunteers have created a series of short films showcasing some of the unique venues that are taking part in this year’s festival. Watch the film below about Scotland St Museum:

Battleship Potemkin with live Wurlitzer Cinema Organ

Battleship Potemkin with live Wurlitzer Cinema Organ

Sun 19th May, 8pm, doors 7.30pm at the Pollokshaws Burgh Hall. Price: £6/£5
Cert PG, 66 mins, 1925

Battleship Potemkin is a dramatised version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their officers of the Tsarist regime. Sergei Eisenstein famously wrote Battleship Potemkin as revolutionist propaganda and to test his idea of montage, his new cinematic language, to produce a strong emotional response in the audience. The most celebrated, and parodied, sequence in the film is of the Odessa steps where a baby’s pram slowly bumps its way down the steps, intercut with harrowing images of the massacre.

A Soviet Cinema classic, Battleship Potemkin is considered to be one of the best films ever made-in 2011 Total Film said “…nearly 90 years on, Eisenstein’s masterpiece is still guaranteed to get the pulse racing.”

Don’t miss this screening with live Wurlitzer Cinema Organ by organist Gordon Cree. Thanks to Scottish Cinema Organ Trust(SCOT).

Up There

Closing Film: Up There

Sun 19th May, 8pm, doors 7.30pm at The Glad Cafe. Price: £6/£5
Cert 15, 80mins, 2012

Martin (deceased) is stuck in a dead-end job, welcoming the newly departed into the afterlife. All he dreams of is going ‘Up There’. But his plans are thrown into disarray when he has to team up with the relentlessly chirpy Rash and together they lose a new arrival.

The mismatched pair give chase and end up in a remote seaside town populated by cocky teenagers, sinister old women and the enigmatic Liz, who has ‘suicide written all over her’. Can they stop bickering long enough to find the lost soul? Will Rash be reunited with his brother Chunky? And can Martin get back in time to finally get Up There?

Southside based director Zam Salim and cast members Kirsty Strain and Paul McCole will be present for a Q&A after the screening.

Gosford Park (movie & a meal)

Gosford Park

Sun 19th May, doors 5.30pm, film 6.15pm, dinner served 8.30pm Pollok House. Price: £25 for meal and movie, tickets only available in advance
Cert 15, 137 mins, 2001

Join us for a unique cinematic and culinary experience in the beautiful surroundings of Pollok House, one of Scotland’s grandest Edwardian country houses.

Southside Film Festival, in partnership with National Trust Scotland, are delighted to present Gosford Park a 1930’s ‘whodunit’ starring Stephen Fry, Maggie Smith and Glasgow’s own Kelly MacDonald. We follow the upstairs guests and their downstairs servants at a country house weekend shooting party where a series of illicit trysts and dodgy business deals culminate in murder. Scandalous secrets and gossip will keep you guessing to the end as everyone is a suspect in this Academy Award winning film.

From 5.30pm onwards enjoy a pre film drink in the opulence of the Pavilion Library overlooking the gardens of the house, you will then be led through to the Dining Room for the screening at 6.15pm surrounded by the artwork and portraits of the Maxwell family. After the credits roll follow the double sweeping staircase downstairs to the servants’ quarters for a two course meal and glass of wine in the kitchen restaurant.

Please note: Tickets price includes a two course meal (main and desert) with a glass of wine and the film screening. The bar in the library is a paid bar. Dinner menu will be available on our website. If you have dietary or access requirements then please email us in advance of the screening to let us know at southsidefilmfest@gmail.com

Menu
Main course: 
Poached fillet of Scottish salmon with lemon and tarragon sauce 
Beef Bourguignon- tender beef, shallots, bacon lardons and mushrooms in a rich red wine sauce 
Baked mushroom, spinach and pine nut roulade 
*All served with fresh seasonal vegetables 
Dessert: 
Fresh fruit pavloa 
If you have dietary or access requirements then please email us in advance of the screening to let us know in advance by email southsidefilmfest@gmail.com

Many thanks to Cameron Presentations who are supporting this screening.



Our volunteers have created a series of short films showcasing some of the unique venues that are taking part in this year’s festival.

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Sun 19th May, 3.45pm, doors, 3.15pm at The Glad Cafe. Price: £6/£5
Cert U, Duration 177 mins, 1998 

Southside Film Festival goes Bollywood! Translated into English as “Something is Happening,” this Hindi-language Bollywood film was partly shot in Glasgow and the Highlands so we thought is was perfect choice for our first Bollywood screening.

Kuch Kuch Hot Hai tells the story of two close friends at college, male Rahul (Shahrukh Khan) and tomboy-ish female Anjali (Kajol). Seemingly proving the age old theory that men and women can never be platonic friends without complications, Anjali falls in love with Rahul, without his knowledge. Rahul then tells the poor girl that he’s fallen for Tina (Rani Mukherji), and Anjali flees the college…

Please note: the bar at The Glad Cafe does not open until 5pm on a Sunday.

The Wallpaper Trilogy & Replica

Plantation Productions Presents: The Wallpaper Trilogy (Premiere)
Jump Cut Presents: Replica (Premiere) 

Sun 19th May, 2pm at Kinning Park Complex. Free
N/C Suitable for all ages, duration 1 hour, 2012

 – The Wallpaper Trilogy
As part of their “Redstone TV” project Plantation Productions are proud to present the premiere screening of “The Wallpaper Trilogy” – three short contrasting dramas exploring the eternal themes of Life, Loss and Death.

The “Redstone TV” project offers up-and-coming directors, writers, actors, documentary filmmakers and crew the opportunity to collaborate and showcase their talents.

The filmmakers will be at the screening for a Q&A and an exciting new project will be launched at the screening – come along and find out how YOU can get involved.

 – Replica

Followed by a premiere screening of Replica, a 2 min short film that has been developed and produced by the young people of Jump Cut innovative based at Film City, Govan.

Living Memory at Hidden Gardens

Living Memory at Hidden Gardens

Sun 19th May, 1pm and 3pm at the Boiler House, Hidden Gardens (Tramway). Free – just drop in, no ticket required
N/C suitable for all ages, screening 20mins in duration

Celebrating 10 years of the Hidden Gardens, Living Memory is an inter-generational creative project exploring the moving personal stories of visitors to the Hidden Gardens from diverse cultural backgrounds. The result is a captivating series of short films filmed and edited by local young people.

Please note: space is limited to 30 so arrive in good time to secure your place

Sightseers

Sightseers

Sat 18th Maym 8pm, doors 7.30pm at the Scout Hall, Cathcart. Price: £6/£5
Cert 15, 88 mins, 2012

Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.

See this dark comedy about caravanning, love and death, in the surroundings of the 46th Glasgow Scout Group Hall.

Cinemas of the Southside Walking Tour

Cinemas of the Southside Walking Tour

Sun 19th May, 2pm and the starting point for the walk will be confirmed by email in advance of walk
Price: £5 payable in cash only on the day but pre booking essential
Suitable for all ages, 2 hours in duration

Cinema historians Gordon Barr and Gary Painter of the Scottish Cinemas will take you on a two-hour guided walk past a selection some of Glasgow’s historic south side cinema buildings (some of which are still standing!).

They will tell you the story of the full range of Glasgow’s unique and architecturally diverse cinema history, from converted warehouses, via the earliest purpose built halls, the peculiarly Scottish back-court theatres, to the finest thirties art deco super-cinemas, highlighting cinemas that were, cinemas that are, and cinemas that might have been.

Please note: numbers are limited, to reserve a place email walks@scottishcinemas.org

Superhero Animation Workshop with Red Kite Animation

Superhero Animation Workshop with Red Kite Animation

Sat 18th May, 10am – 12noon at the Scout Hall, Cathcart. Price: £4 per person
Suitable for 7-11 years only


Animation is all over the place. From games to apps, TV cartoons and huge 3D movies, it’s hard to avoid. Now’s your chance to make your own animated film with your own characters. In just 2 hours, design and build your own 2D super hero based on your favourite ones or be totally original.

Join a professional animator from Red Kite Animation Studios (Edinburgh) and learn all the special tips and tricks to make funny and stylish cartoons.

All the films will be available online via the Red Kite and Southside Film Festival websites to see or show your friends.

Please note: there is a maximum of 15 places so buy tickets in advance to confirm place.

Closing Reception

Closing  Reception

Sun 19th May, from 9.30pm at The Glad Cafe. Free

Join us for a drink and a chat to celebrate the closing of the third Southside Film Festival in The Glad Cafe and to hear the announcement of the Southside Filmmaker Award 2013.

Drinks courtesy of Chilli Marketing.

Our volunteers have created a series of short films showcasing some of the unique venues that are taking part in this year’s festival. Watch the film below about The Glad Cafe:

Southside Filmmaker Award Screening

Southside Filmmaker Award Screening

Sat 18th May, 6pm (doors 5.30pm) at The Bungo (Basement). Free
N/C – suitable for 18 years and over – 90mins

With so many talented people living or working in the Southside of Glasgow the Southside Filmmaker Award screening is an integral part of the film festival programme. Expect to see short films, documentaries, music videos and experimental work competing for the 3rd Southside Filmmaker Award, voted by you the audience so have your say on the best new moving image work in the Southside this year.

The Southside filmmakers will take part in a Q&A after the screening.

Followed by networking drinks. Drinks courtesy of Chilli Marketing.

Filmmaking Workshop for Teenagers

Filmmaking Workshop for Teenagers

Sat 18th May, 11am – 2pm at the Castlemilk Community Centre. Free
Suitable for 12-17 years old

A three hour taster workshop – “An Introduction to Filmmaking” where participants will devise and film a 3 minute story. Workshop participants will learn camera and sound recording skills, storyboarding and filming a short story devised, written and performed by the group.

This workshop has been sponsored by GMAC Film. Please note: This workshop is for teenagers in the Castlemilk area only and is already booked up.

Opening FIlm: We Are Northern Lights

OPENING FILM: We Are Northern Lights

Fri 17th May, 8pm (doors 7.30pm) at The Glad Cafe. Price: £6/£5
Cert U – 95 mins – 2012 

A film about Scotland made by people in Scotland, We Are Northern Lights is Scotland’s first ever crowd-sourced, mass- participation film. Over three months in 2012, 1500 submissions were received by We Are Northern Lights with over 300 hours of footage which took director Nick Higgins and editor Colin Monie five months to edit into the final 95 minute film.

Last year’s Southside Film Festival hosted a We Are Northern Lights workshop to encourage Southsiders to contribute to the project so we are particularly pleased to be able to open this year’s festival with the final results. Of the 121 final co-directors a couple were from the Southside and the film includes a great sequence in Govanhill Baths. 

We are Northern Lights was funded as part of the Year of Creative Scotland, 2012.

We Are Northern Lights and Southside Film Festival will donate a percentage of the box office from this screening to Govanhill Baths Community Trust.

There will be a Q&A from director Nick Higgins and editor Colin Monie and some of the Southside co-directors.

Corky Film Club at Scotland St Museum

Corky Film Club: Family Film Screening

Sun 19th May, 11am at Scotland St Museum. Free – just drop in, no ticket required
PG cert – 98mins – 1987

A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing.

Our volunteers have created a series of short films showcasing some of the unique venues that are taking part in this year’s festival. Watch the film below about Scotland St Museum

McCullin in Queen’s Park Camera Club

McCullin

Fri 17th May, 8pm (doors 7.30pm) at Queen’s Park Camera Club. Price: £6/£5
Cert 15 – 89 mins – 2012

A new documentary about the life and work of photographer Don McCullin in new film festival venue, Queen’s Park Camera Club, the oldest photographic club in Glasgow.

Celebrated photographer Don McCullin worked for The Sunday Times from 1966 to 1983, at a time when the newspaper was widely recognised as being at the cutting edge of international investigative photo-journalism. During that period he covered wars and humanitarian disasters on virtually every continent: from civil war in Cyprus, the war in Vietnam and the man-made famine in Biafra to the plight of the homeless in swinging sixties London.

The film includes a rich archive of McCullin’s work, an in-depth interview with McCullin as well as input from ex-colleagues, his former editor at the Sunday Times calls him a ‘conscience with a camera’.

Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Fri 17th May, from 6.30pm at The Glad Cafe. Free

Join us for a drink and a chat to celebrate the opening of the third Southside Film Festival in The Glad Cafe and if you can, stay on for our opening film, We Are Northern Lights.

Drinks courtesy of Chilli Marketing.

Our volunteers have created a series of short films showcasing some of the unique venues that are taking part in this year’s festival. Watch the film below about The Glad Cafe:

Shut Up and Play the Hits followed by iBop

South x Southside: Mixing Music and Film – Shut Up and Play the Hits followed by iBop

Shut Up and Play The Hits
Sat 18th May, 8pm (doors 7.30pm) at The Glad Cafe. Price: £6/£5
Cert 18 – 108 mins – 2012

On April 2nd, 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden, New York. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands.

Followed By… iBop
Sat 18th May, doors from 9.30pm at the Pollok Ex Servicemens’ Club. Price: £5 or £4 with Shut Up And Play The Hits ticket stub-pay cash on the door only.
Over 18s only, until 1am.

iBop is Southside’s longest running indie night. Expect to hear pop, indie, post punk, new wave and electronic.. bring yer dancin’ shoes!

Short Films at Govanhill Baths

Short Films: Why Poverty & Roma of Govanhill

Sat 18th May, 9.30pm at Govanhill Baths. Free
N/C – suitable for all ages

 – Why Poverty shorts programme (approx 40mins)
Why Poverty was a global project in 2012 where 70 different broadcasters commissioned established and new and emerging filmmakers to make films to get people thinking and talking about poverty. This selection of short films from Venezuela, Uganda via Scotland, Colombo, India, Russia, Afghanistan and Kenya responses to the subject in diverse, surprising and entertaining ways.

 – Roma of Govanhill (20mins)
Roma of Govanhill was made by Hungarian TV in 2008 about life in Govanhill today as experienced by the Roma and others in the diverse neighbourhood of Govanhill. Thanks to Document International Human Rights Film Festival for this film.

Please note: the screening will be in the swimming pool at Govanhill Baths so please wrap up warm! Our volunteers have created a series of short films showcasing some of the unique venues that are taking part in this year’s festival. Watch the film below about Govanhill Baths: