Saturday 3 June


(full weekend programme here)

SITA SINGS THE BLUES (NC-PG, some adult scenes, 82 mins, 2008) 12.00 | YURT, NEW VICTORIA GARDENS  | FREE & UNTICKETED 

Sita Sings the Blues is an animated film by American artist Nina Paley featuring episodes from the Ramayana and scenes from her own life with vocals from 1920s jazz singer Annette Hanshaw. Film critic Roger Ebert was “enchanted” and “swept away” by this film and called it one of the year’s best films in 2009. Don’t miss the chance to watch this enchanting film in the unique surroundings of a yurt in New Victoria Gardens.

This screening is presented in partnership with Pollywood Community Cinema

Please note: this screening is free and unticketed and capacity if limited in the yurt so entry is first come, first served. Please arrive no more than 15mins before the start time.


Based on the Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, ERNEST & CELESTINE  is the story of an unlikely friendship between a mouse and bear that has already earned a string of honors, including the Los Angeles Film Critics Association award in the animation category, France’s Cesar Award for best animated film and the Cristal Award for best picture at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.  Come and watch this lovely children’s film in a yurt in New Victoria Gardens. This screening is presented in partnership with Pollywood Community Cinema and is part of the New Victoria Gardens Spring Open Day which will take place 2-4pm.

Please note this event is cash sales only on the day and there is limited capacity in the yurt so entry is first come, first served. Please arrive no more than 15mins before the start time.

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LAST DAY OF THE TRAMS (N/C- suitable for all, 28 mins, 1962)  WITH LIVE MUSIC FROM MACHINES IN HEAVEN |15:00 -DOORS 14:30 |TRAMWAY 4 |£8/£6

In September 1962 over 250,000 people came out to say goodbye as the last trams passed through the Glasgow streets. This event will present rarely screened archive material shot in 1962 by the Scottish Association of Amateur Cinematographers* with a specially composed live score by Govanhill based band, Machines In Heaven – ‘with a fearlessly experimental approach, the band bring together widescreen electro, sunshine-textured shoegaze, majestic post-rock and devastatingly melodic synth-pop influences.’

This screening and performance will be followed by a discussion about memories of the trams and oral histories from the community and composing music for archive from the band.

We are asking people to send us their memories of the trams in Glasgow for a special screening and event Last Day of the Trams at Tramway on Saturday 3 June. More info here or email us on by Monday 15 May. 

This event is presented in partnership with Tramway.  

*The SAAC is the forerunner of The Scottish Association of Moviemakers, a charity based organisation dedicated to all aspects of amateur filmmaking.



MOONRISE KINGDOM  (Cert PG 13, 94 mins, 2012) |18:00 |YURT, NEW VICTORIA GARDENS |£8/£6

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore, and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

Come and watch this typically eccentric and witty film from director Wes Anderson in a lovely yurt in New Victoria Gardens. Please arrive 15mins prior to screening start time.

This screening is presented in partnership with Pollywood Community Cinema.

Watch the trailer here:

MAVIS! (Cert PG, 81 mins, 2015) |20:00 -doors 19:30 | THE GLAD CAFE | £8/£6

MAVIS! is the first documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. From the freedom songs of the ’60s and hits like “I’ll Take You There” in the ’70s, to funked-up collaborations with Prince and her recent albums with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Mavis has entertained and inspired millions along the way. Featuring powerful live performances and rare archival footage of Bob Dylan, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Levon Helm, Jeff Tweedy, Chuck D, and more.

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IT FOLLOWS (Cert 15, 100 mins, 2015)  | 22:00 DOORS 22:15 FILM |MAIN SWIMMING POOL, GOVANHILL BATHS |£8/£6

A seemingly innocent sexual encounter leads to a living nightmare for 19-year-old Jay when she begins to experience supernatural visions and the unshakable feeling that she is being followed. Lauded as one of the most original horror films of recent years, IT FOLLOWS is a smart, stylish and culturally relevant thriller that will stay with you long after the credits roll.

Join us in the deep end of the main pool at Govanhill Baths for a truly creepy and atmospheric late night viewing experience.

Please note: Dress for the outdoors as Govanhill Baths is an old, unheated building and the swimming pool can get cold, even in June!

Watch the trailer here: