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Film Quiz

Film Quiz   – with quiz host maestros Barry Young and Noelle Carroll 

Thurs 16th May, 7.30pm – 11pm at The Bungo (Basement). Price: £3 per person, teams limited to 5 people per table, pay cash on door. Over 18s only

It’s not every night you can sit in the pub and get the answers to some of life’s great questions. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? What’s eating Gilbert Grape? Any developments, Pussycat? O Brother, Where Art Thou? Exactly how green was my valley?

Come down to The Bungo Bar on Thursday May 16th for the third Southside Film Festival Quiz and win yourself some prizes.

The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant

Sat 18th May,  4pm (doors 3.30pm) at The Glad Cafe. Price: £6/£5
Cert U – 87 mins – 1989

A huge, metal extra-terrestrial arrives on earth; people are wary, the government is paranoid, the army gets involved… But a wee nine year old boy called Hogarth can see the soul in the visitor and his gentleness and befriend the Iron Giant.

Directed by Brad Bird who has been responsible for animation on The Simpsons, Ratatouille and The Incredibles, Up, Toy Story 3, Brave to name just a few!

Stronger

Stronger

Sat 18th May, 8pm (doors 7.30pm) at The Bungo (Basement). Free
N/C – suitable for 18 years and over – 3mins – 2012

A woman walks into a bar on Christmas Eve. She strikes up a conversation with a woman sitting on her own. Three minutes later she is back on the street. Job done.

A short film by Berlin Golden Bear winning Director Peter Mackie Burns starring Kate Dickie (Red Road, Prometheus, Game of Thrones) and Kathleen Mc Dermott (Morven Caller, Milk) influenced by August Strindberg. Produced by Marie Olesen.

Director Peter Mackie Burns and Director of Photography George Geddes will take part in a Q&A following the screening.

Glad Academy: John McKay on Film

The Glad Academy & Southside Film Festival present: John McKay on Film

Sun 12th May, 4pm at   The Glad Cafe. Price: £5 – Tickets for sale in The Glad Cafe only

John McKay is Director of Crush with Andie Macdowell, We’ll take Manhattan with Karen Gillan, as well as Life on Mars, Reichenbach Falls, The Canterbury Tales and forthcoming Glasgow set indie feature Not Another Happy Ending, which has just been announced as the closing gala première of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Sunday Screening at the Burrell Collection

Sunday Screening: Cinema For Grown-ups
Sun 19th May, 2pm at the Burrell collection. Free – just drop in, no ticket required
Cert 15 – 91mins – 1975


This classic comedy sees a group of famous comedians searching for a legendary religious artefact, with many mis-adventures along the way. 

Can anyone smell elderberries yet?  

Please call 0141 287 2564 for more information.

December Film Club: Arthur Christmas

On Saturday 15 December the Southside Film Festival will be screening a kids film Arthur Christmas as part of our new Film Club in partnership with The Glad Cafe.

The film will start at 3pm, doors at 2:30pm. Tickets are £5 for children (or concessions*) and £6 for adults and are available on the day from the Glad Cafe and also online from Tickets Scotland (search by date or for Southside Film, with £1 booking fee).

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

Arthur Christmas is a 3-D computer animated Christmas fantasy comedy film from Aardman Animations.

Synopsis: Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child’s question: ‘So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?’ The answer: Santa’s exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the center of the film is a story about a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns.

Arthur Christmas
Cert U, 2011 (97 mins)
The Glad Cafe
Saturday 15 December, 3pm

*Concession rates apply to children (under 16), full-time students, over-60s, Jobseekers Allowance or Income Support recipients and registered disabled people. Please produce proof of eligibility when purchasing or collecting tickets.

October Film Club: Frankenstein

On Tuesday 30 October the Southside Film Festival will be screening Frankenstein as part of our new 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 on the night from the Glad Cafe and also online from Tickets Scotland (search by date or for Southside Film, with £1 booking fee).

Anyone who dresses up for the screening will be able to buy a ticket for the reduced rate of £5.

Frankenstein is James Whale’s 1931 horror classic regarded as the definitive film version of Mary Shelley’s tale of tragedy and horror.   According to Rotten Tomatoes “Frankenstein adroitly explores the fine line between genius and madness.”

Synopsis: Henry Frankenstein, a scientist, and his devoted assistant Fritz, a hunchback, piece together a human body and bring it to life.  Boris Karloff stars as the monster created by Frankenstein and the film focuses on his struggle in this ‘life after death’.

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

Frankenstein
Cert PG, 70 mins
The Glad Cafe
Tuesday 30 October, 8pm

*Concession rates apply to children (under 16), full-time students, over-60s, Jobseekers Allowance or Income Support recipients and registered disabled people. Please produce proof of eligibility when purchasing or collecting tickets.

Award winning short films, Southside!

This past weekend (10-12 Feb) Southside Film Festival teamed up with Glasgow Short Film Festival to screen over thirty Scottish short films. 125 people came through the doors of The Shed which was temporarily transformed into a cinema. If you missed it this are just some of the award winning shorts you missed…

Tumult, written and directed by Johnny Barrington and produced by Rhianna Andrews, which screened on Friday night, part of Scottish Competition 1, was also screening in the International Competition and it won the International Audience Award, 2012.

The Making of Longbird, an animation directed by Will Anderson, which screened in Scottish Competition 3 on Saturday evening, was the winner of the Scottish Short Film Award, 2012. The jury said: “we unanimously selected a film that not only demonstrated superb technical skill and great storytelling but also had real heart and passion for the genre and its subject.” The jury also gave Special Mentions to Joern Utkilen’s Asylum,  “for its innovative and subtle way of portraying an uncomfortable aspect of today’s society” and to Ruth Reid’s Night Shift “for illustrating the short film genre as a brilliant way of telling those hidden stories that might not otherwise get told.” Both films also screened in Comp 4 on Sunday. 


And the winners of the Audience Award for Scottish Short Film competition were Kirkcaldy Man, a documentary directed by Julian Schwanitz which also screened in Comp 4, and Phillipa & Nancy, a 48 Film Project directed by Paul White, Ciara Barry, Claire McInnes & Nora Smyth, which screened in Comp 3 on Saturday night.  
These five filmmakers win a commission to create next year’s festival trailer. 

Another success story from the festival programme this weekend was Pitch Black Heist, written and directed by John MacLean, starring Liam Cunningham and Michael Fassbinder, which screened in Comp 5 on Sunday afternoon. It won the BAFTA award for Best Short Film last night

Congratulations to everyone involved in the making of these award winning films!

Don’t forget Southside Film Festival will be teaming up with Glasgow Film Festival again to bring you Phantom of the Opera, the 1925 Lon Chaney silent classic with live Wurlitzer Cinema Organ accompaniment by David Gray. Tickets are available in advance online or on the door of the venue on the day. 


See you there!



February: In Search of Blind Joe Death

On Tuesday 19 February the Southside Film Festival 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.

**The Director of Blind Joe Death will be attending the screening and taking part in a Q&A with Karen.**

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.

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

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.**

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

April: Arrietty

On Saturday 13 April the Southside Film Festival will be screening the children’s film Arrietty as part of our Spring Film Club in partnership with The Glad Cafe

The film will start at 4pm, doors at 3:30pm. Tickets are £6 (£5 for concessions) and are available from The Glad Cafe and online from Ticket Scotland.

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

Synopsis: Arrietty is a Japanese animated film from Studio Ghibli based on The Borrowers novel by Mary Norton, about a family of tiny people who live secretly in the walls and floors of a typical household, borrowing items from humans to survive. It tells the story of the Clock family who are four-inch-tall people living anonymously in another family’s residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.

Arrietty
Cert U, 2010 (95 mins)
The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Rd, Shawlands
Saturday 13 April, 4pm

April: The Reader

On Tuesday 23 April the Southside Film Festival will be screening The Reader as part of our Spring 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 Ticket Scotland.

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

The Reader is one of 20 books chosen to celebrate World Book Night.

Synopsis: Set in post World War Two Germany, nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

The Reader
Cert 15, 2012 (124 mins)
The Glad Cafe
Tuesday 23 April, 8pm

March: Beasts of the Southern Wild

On Tuesday 19 March the Southside Film Festival will be screening Beasts of the Southern Wild as part of our Spring 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 Ticket Scotland.

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

Synopsis: Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in the Bathtub, a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack, temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Cert 12A, 2012 (93 mins)
The Glad Cafe
Tuesday 19 March, 8pm

December Film Club: Harvey

On Tuesday 18 December the Southside Film Festival will be screening Harvey as part of our new 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 on the night from the Glad Cafe and also online from Tickets Scotland (search by date or for Southside Film, with £1 booking fee).

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

Harvey is a 1950 feel-good classic starring James Stewart.

Synopsis: Elwood P. Dowd is a mild-mannered, pleasant man whose best friend is a pooka named Harvey – in the form of a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall invisible rabbit.

Harvey
Cert U, 1950 (100 mins)
The Glad Cafe
Tuesday 18 December, 8pm

*Concession rates apply to children (under 16), full-time students, over-60s, Jobseekers Allowance or Income Support recipients and registered disabled people. Please produce proof of eligibility when purchasing or collecting tickets.

November Film Club: Headhunters

On Tuesday 27 November the Southside Film Festival will be screening Headhunters as part of our new 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 on the night from the Glad Cafe and also online from Tickets Scotland (search by date or for Southside Film, with £1 booking fee).

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

Headhunters is a 2011 Norwegian-German film based on Jo Nesbø’s novel Hodejegerne (The Headhunters).  It was critically acclaimed, described by the Guardian as “a cool, brutal, deeply Scandinavian thriller” and follows in the recent success of others in the ‘Scandi crime’ genre.

Synopsis: Roger Brown is an accomplished headhunter living a life of luxury well beyond his means, and stealing art to subsidize his expensive lifestyle. When his beautiful gallery owner wife introduces him to a former mercenary in the possession of an extremely valuable painting, he decides to risk it all to get his hands on it, and in doing so discovers something which makes him a hunted man.

Headhunters (subtitled)
Cert 15, 2011 (100 mins)
The Glad Cafe
Tuesday 27 November, 8pm

*Concession rates apply to children (under 16), full-time students, over-60s, Jobseekers Allowance or Income Support recipients and registered disabled people. Please produce proof of eligibility when purchasing or collecting tickets.

Christmas

The Southside Film Festival is planning a festive screening this Christmas.  We will be showing the Muppet Christmas Carol at The Shed.  Its a wonderful Christmas treat for young and old, it has the Muppet characters tell Dicken’s classic tale with Michael Caine as Scrooge.

The Muppet Christmas Carol (U), 1992, 85 mins
The Shed
Sunday 18 December, 5:30pm

Doors will open at 4.45pm with the screening at 5.30pm.

Ticket Prices:

  • For kids (under 16s): £3 
  • For grown up kids (over 16s): £5

Tickets can be bought on the door or will be available in advance from Youngs’ Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands or online at Tickets Scotland.

Halloween

The Southside Film Festival screened two classic films for Halloween.

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari/Das Kabinet des Dr Caligari with live Wurltizer cinema organ (U) 1919, B&W, 71 mins
Pollokshaws Burgh Hall
Sunday 16 October, 8pm, doors 7pm

Cult Horror Classic: Night of the Living Dead (15), 1968, B&W, 96 mins
The Shed
Sunday 30 October, 8pm, doors 7pm 

There was a Zombie walk at 6:30 before the screening of Night of the Living Dead.  See the blog for pictures.

Both films started at 8pm, doors at 7pm. Tickets were £5 (£6 on the door) and were available in advance, on the night and also online from Tickets Scotland (search by date or for Southside Film, with £1 booking fee).

Advance film tickets were available from Young’s Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands, The Shed and at iBop on Fri 4 October at Pollok ExServicemens Club, Titwood Rd, Crossmyloof.

St Patrick’s Day Double Bill

Green Screen: Irish Documentary Double Bill
A Million Bricks & Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey

A Million Bricks (N/C 15) & Bernadette (N/C 15)
The Glad Cafe
1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands
Friday 15 March, 7pm Doors at 6.30pm 
 

A Million Bricks -starts at 7pm
Co-Director Frank Martin will introduce A Million Bricks and will take part in a Q&A following the film.


Price for both films – £6 full price £5 concession. All box office takings will go directly to the filmmakers.  Tickets only available on the door. 

A Million Bricks

Where once stood a row of houses shared by Protestants and Catholics now stands Belfast’s biggest peace-line, a wall of a million bricks, separating them.
A Million Bricks is the story of a scattered community told by the people themselves and directed and produced by Frank Martin and Seamus Kelters, who lived there. 
They were ordinary people who saw their hopes realised, then dashed within the space of a decade.


Co-Director Frank Martin will travel from Belfast for this screening to introduce the film and take part in a Q&A after the film so don’t miss this!


Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey

Bernadette Devlin McAliskey has certainly had a tumultuous political career and her political journey continues to this day. Lelia Doolan’s documentary allows her personal and political story to unfold in this atmospheric and evocative film. Using archive footage and a series of interviews with Bernadette herself over a number of years, a complex and intricate picture evolves of a formidable figure of recent Irish politics.


Thanks to Director Lelia Doolan for permission to screen this film.

Rescheduled from Southside Film Festival, May 2012, for St Patrick’s Day weekend.  


February

This February we are pleased to announce that the Southside Film Festival partners up with Glasgow Short Film Festival and Glasgow Film Festival so you will be spoilt for cinematic choice!

First up is the Glasgow Short Film Festival and we will be hosting screening of the inaugural Scottish Short Film Competition with 5 screenings over the weekend at The Shed over the weekend of 10-12 February.

You can find out more about the films and buy tickets here.  Download the flyer. The films being screened are:

You will be able to vote for your favourite short at the screenings and the winner will be announced on Sunday evening at the CCA.

If that isn’t enough, we have teamed up with the Glasgow Film Festival to bring you another silent film classic The Phantom of the Opera with live Wurtlizer accompaniment on Sunday 26th February at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall. Doors 7pm, film and music, 7.30pm.

You can find out more and buy tickets here.  Download our flyer.

The Phantom of the Opera
Wurtlizer Cinema Organ (PG) 1925, 80 mins
Pollokshaws Burgh Hall
Sunday 26th February 7:30pm, doors 7pm