Past Screenings

Past ‘Pop up’ Screenings 2011-2018

Outside the annual festival we put on occasional film screenings and events in different Southside venues. Here are details of some of our past screenings:


Southside Filmmaker Screening 

We screened a retrospective screening of all Southside Filmmaker Award winning films 2011-2018 at Langside Halls as part of Doors Open Day 15 -16 September 2018.

The films screend on a loop 10am-4pm on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th so pop down anytime-film programme starts at 10am and programme is 87mins long, running in the order listed above. The films are not BBFC certified and age advise is PG but there is some swearing in one of the films -The Divided Self- so best to keep the little ones away from that one.

Southside Film Festival volunteers will be on hand to advise and answer any questions about the films.

List of films:

2011: Echoes of Cinema City (8 mins 20 secs, documentary)-Filmmakers Gordon Ballantyne & Antonia Bain

Glasgow once had over 23 fully working cinema organs, now there is only one-in the southside of Glasgow. Learn more about the mighty Wurlizer Cinema Organ at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall and the passion of the Scottish Cinema Organ Trust.

 2012: Fur & Loathing (13 mins, documentary) -Filmmaker Mark McLuskey

 This film takes us inside the lives and minds of the people who for a few hours a week live their lives as the mascots of the football teams they support- get under their skin and see life through the eye holes of a furry bear head!

 2013: A Bird in Hand (7 mins 22 secs, fiction) -Filmmaker David Brown

Alan is blessed with an unusual appearance and walk. He learns to confront his demons, accept himself, and find true love.

2015: Perfect Strangers (fiction, 27mins)- Filmmaker Ryan Hendrick

Two strangers stranded in the Scottish Highlands on Christmas eve team up to try and get home in time for Christmas.

 2017: The Divided Self (fiction, 6 mins 20 sec) -Filmmaker Ross Woodhead

David is under pressure at work, he is dissatified with, and trying to find meaning to, his life. Please note that this film contains swearing.

2018: Slap (fiction, 15mins )-Filmmaker Simone Smith

An unsettling and surreal story of a nine year old girl feeling the pressure to fit at school.

Southside Film Bad Movie Night – Super Mario Bros (1993)

Wednesday 16 May 2018 (part of Southside Fringe

The Glad Cafe | 8pm |

Tickets will be available from shortly.

Southside Film, in association with the Glasgow University Bad Movie Society, presents the classic video game movie, Super Mario Bros. (1993) as part of the 2018 Southside Fringe Festival a film that combines both intense 90’s visuals with a plot that goes against everything you knew about the Super Mario universe. Mario Mario and Luigi Mario travel to an alternate dimension where the dinosaurs survived and thrived. Will they be able to stop the evil King Koopa merging dimensions and taking over the world? Join us to find out. IMDB 4/10, Rotten Tomatoes 15%


Scrooged (Cert 12, 1 hr 41mins, 1988)

Tues 5 Dec | The Glad Cafe, 8pm (doors 7.30pm), £8/£6

In this modern take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Bill Murray stars as Frank Cross, a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen).

But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.

Directed by Richard Donner who also directed The Goonies.
Also starring Carol Kane and Robert Mitchum.

Watch the trailer here:

The End of the Game (Cert 18, 70mins, 2017)
Wed 22 November | The Glad Cafe, 8pm (doors 7.30pm), £8/£6

A bizarre journey to Africa with a vegan filmmaker and a big game hunter.

Committed vegan, David Graham Scott, follows old colonial relic Guy Wallace as he prepares to go on his last big game hunt and fulfil his ambition to bag a fearsome cape buffalo. It’s Guy’s last chance to relive his glory days in the African bush and finally lay down his guns.

The oddball relationship of Scott and Wallace is the central drive of the film as the director explores the ethics of big game hunting and even questions his own animal rights stance when lured in by the thrill of the hunt.

Guy Wallace lives in a ramshackle caravan on a barren moor in the northern highlands of Scotland. He sits surrounded by memories of the past: a past that includes going patrols with the King’s African Rifles, periods as a mercenary in the turbulent post-colonial phase and as a tracker for big game hunters in Kenya and Tanzania.

Filmmaker David Graham Scott lives near the old eccentric in the Caithness moors. He’s built a solid relationship with the man he often refers to as ‘Sir’ Guy and that will be fully explored within both the badlands of Caithness and the South African bush.

The End of the Game is a POV director led narrative questioning the ethics of game hunting and built around the oddball coupling of a vegan and hunter.

Director David Graham Scott will join us for an introduction to the film and a Q&A after the film. Don’t miss it!

Watch the trailer here:

I, DANIEL BLAKE(15, 100mins) | WED 29 & THURS 30 MARCH |THE GLAD CAFE |  
FREE but donations to the local food bank -Glasgow South East Food Bank, Butterbiggins Rd, Govanhill- welcome They are always looking for Orange Squash, Tinned Fish and Tinned Tomatoes. Please read the shopping list of food donations required in the comments before donating.
Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away.
Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern-day Britain.
Winner – Palme d’Or – Cannes Film Festival 2016
Winner – Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Special Mention – Cannes Film Festival 2016
Winner – Audience Award – Locarno International Film Festival 2016
Winner – Audience Award – San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016
Watch the trailer here (U):


Clydebank Women’s Aid, Glasgow Women’s Aid & Southside Film presents
MURIEL’S WEDDING                       (Cert: 12, 105 mins, 1994)

Socially awkward Muriel Heslop (Toni Collette) wants nothing more than to get married. Unfortunately, due to her oppressive politician father (Bill Hunter), Muriel has never even been on a date. Ostracised by her friends in small town Australia, Muriel runs into fellow outcast Rhonda Epinstalk (Rachel Griffiths) and they decide to move to Sydney. In the big city, Muriel changes her name and begins to re-design her life to match her fantasies.

Nominated for Best Screenplay BAFTA and Best Performance Golden Globe for Toni Colette when it was first released in 1994, MURIEL’S WEDDING is a tragicomic classic that is about more than just weddings and ABBA songs. You may remember the as hilariously funny and it is, but this film will also make you cry with its realistic portrayal of domestic and emotional abuse in Muriel’s family and of women’s lives and friendships.

Watch the trailer here:

Preceded by a short film about Women’s Aid GETTING OVER THE FEAR made in 1986 by Scottish Women’s Aid and followed by a Q&A about the depiction of domestic abuse in MURIEL’S WEDDING.

Please note: This is a Women Only event to mark International Women’s Day and is open to all all women. This event is a fundraiser for Clydebank Women’s Aid and Glasgow Women’s Aid.

Tickets are available to book online in advance- buy tickets here:

A limited amount of tickets will also be available to buy on the door, cash sales only.

If you can’t make the screening and would still like to donate to Women’s Aid then you can donate to Clydbank Women’s Aid film crowdfunding campaign to allow them to update a film about the impact of domestic abuse from 1986. Donate here:

The CCA is fully wheelchair accessible but if you have any other accessible needs then get in touch with us in advance on



THE BISHOP’S WIFE  (U, 109mins) WITH CHRISTMAS DINNER |     POLLOK HOUSE, POLLOK PARK | FRIDAY 16 DECEMBER 2016 |     £40 for dinner and movie Buy tickets here


Heavenly bells are ringing, jubilant choirs are singing, and Christmas joy is blanketing the world like freshly fallen snow. But the Yuletide spirit has yet to warm Bishop Henry Brougham’s Victorian home. Struggling to raise funds for a new cathedral, the preoccupied young clergyman has neglected his loving wife, Julia, and now only divine intervention can save their marriage! But the powerful and handsome angel sent from above has a mind of his own..and teaching mortal Henry an immortal lesson in romance isn’t all he has planned!

Starring Cary Grant as the angel,  David Niven as the bishop and Loretta Young as Julia.  Watch the trailer from 1947 here

Before watching the film enjoy a beautiful three course Christmas meal from the Pollok House chef.


Roast parsnip and chestnut soup with bread roll and butter

Traditional turkey and trimmings or beef and root vegetables with red wine and puff pastry lid.

Clotted cream cheesecake with spiced cranberry and orange compote

Coffee/tea and mini Christmas pies

Veggie/vegan available on request. Please email dietary requirements and any allergies to

Dinner at 7.30pm, Film at 8.30pm

£40 for dinner and movie. Buy tickets here


 A funny wee film about music and death

Cult-pop raconteur Aidan Moffat, best known for his lyrics about sex, drugs and male anxiety, decides to rewrite and perform Scotland’s oldest songs. The only thing standing in his way is a 79-year-old force of nature and travelling balladeer called Sheila Stewart. He believes these songs are ripe for updating. She does not.

Followed by a Q&A with the director, Southsider filmmaker Paul Fegan.

NOW SOLD OUT -SORRY Buy tickets here:
Watch the trailer here:


Start off your Saturday night with a screening of early noughties classic ALMOST FAMOUS, directed by Cameron Crowe, starring Kate Hudson and featuring a brilliant performance from the late, great, Philip Seymour-Hoffman.

Flm Synopsis:
William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Film trailer:

“funny and touching in so many different ways” – Roger Ebert

Duration: 123mins
Cert: 15
£6 full price/ £5 concession
Advance tickets available here:

SUN 15 MAY | 10.30am | FREE  | LOKS BAR & KITCHEN                                                                                    
Southside Film Presents: an Autism friendly screening of Inside Out -with pillows! Come and join us for our extra comfy autism friendly screening of new Pixar classic Inside Out, with lots of extra pillows and comfy things for everyone to lie on at the front in Loks Bar & Kitchen, 16 Newlandsfield Road, Shawlands, G43 2XU.13161858_946823305416910_464526175007402359_o

Inside Out (102 mins, 2015, U)
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.
Watch the trailer here:

FREE ENTRY (donations welcome).

This screening has been programmed by the young people of the Superkids charity and funded by Cinema For All.

SAT 21 MAY | 12.30pm | £5/£4 | LOKS BAR & KITCHEN
Southside Film presents: an Autism friendly screening of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory with chocolate workshop!

Join Southside Film for an autism friendly screening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) with a spectacular chocolate making workshop before the show for all to enjoy in Loks Bar & Kitchen, 16 Newlandsfield Road, Shawlands, G43 2XU.

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (118 mins, 2005, PG)
A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world’s most unusual candy maker. With Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket. Watch the trailer here:

Workshop: 12.30pm-1.30pm
Film: 2pm

Tickets: £5/ £4 concession for both film and workshop- available in advance from or on the door on the day.

This screening has been programmed by the young people of the Superkids charity and funded by Cinema For All.

Glasgow Comedy Festival Screenings at Govanhill Baths, March 2016

Blazing Saddles | Sat 12 March  | 7.30 pm | £6/£5 conc


Saturday Matinee Double Bill:

Duck Soup & His Girl Friday | Sat 12 March |1.30pm |




  • Refugee Week Scotland Screening: Can’t Be Silent  with live music  | The Glad Cafe  | Tues 16 June  | £6/ £5 (free for refugees and asylum seekers) 


Bring your Own Archive @ Shawlands Arcade & The Glad Cafe | Sunday 10 May & Saturday 16 May, 2015- FREE

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Bring your Own Archive & Free Screening of Glasgow 1980 @ The Glad Cafe  | Sunday 10 May  |  5-7pm  | FREEglasgow 1980

Fundraising Film Quiz  | Tues 5 May, 2015  | The Glad Cafe  |  £3 per person 

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Late Night Comedy Screenings during Glasgow Comedy Festival at Govanhill Baths:
Best in Show  | 21 March, 2015
In The Loop  | 20 March, 2015
Withnail & I  | 14 March, 2015
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The Glad Cafe monthly screenings (Jan-April, 2015)

Glad Cafe screenings Jan-April 15

Monthly screenings at The Glad Cafe ( Feb- December, 2014):
Silent Film Screening with live Wurlitzer Cinema Organ, Pollokshaws Burgh Hall:
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog  | Sunday 4th November, 2014
Food and Film at  Pollok House:
Don’t Look Now with Italian dinner and glass of prosecco |
Friday 31st October, 2014 
Monthly screenings at The Glad Cafe ( Feb- December, 2013):
Silent Film Screening with live Wurlitzer Cinema Organ, Pollokshaws Burgh Hall:
Vampyr  | Sunday 24 October, 2013
Monthly screenings at The Glad Cafe ( October- December, 2012):
Silent Film Screening with live Wurlitzer Cinema Organ, Pollokshaws Burgh Hall:
Phantom of the Opera (in partnership with Glasgow Film Festival)  | Sunday 26 February, 2012
Scottish Shorts screening at The Shed during Glasgow Short Film Festival, 2012 (in partnership with Glasgow Short Film Festival).
Silent Film Screening with live Wurlitzer Cinema Organ, Pollokshaws Burgh Hall:
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari |  October, 2011
 The Cabinet of Dr Caligari flyer Oct 11