“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/
– iBop – Sat 18 May – Pollock Ex Servicemans Club – £5 on the door or £4 with your ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’ ticket stub.
Hello one and all, my name’s Kenny and I’m the newest volunteer to the Southside Film Festival for 2013. I deliberated on whether to start off with a bad movie quote or pun, but I’ve opted for the more sensible option (even though I’ve told you what I was planning anyway, DARN!)…..
My route into working as a volunteer at the festival has been a unique one. I studied Sociology at university, which by the end felt like I was watching Beverly Hills Cop 3 on repeat, which isn’t a good thing. I then did a postgraduate course in Broadcast Journalism and started a career in television which was a lot of fun. I worked on various TV shows from ‘The Hour’ on STV to quiz shows like BBC’s Eggheads, researching and helping out before coming to the realisation that film was my passion and that’s where I wanted to focus myself. After pleading with the lovely organisers of the Southside Festival to let me be involved, they have opened their arms and accepted me as one of their own. There’s a real community feel to the group of people that are working so hard and passionately to make the festival enjoyable for you guys and gals coming along as well as the staff that will be working throughout the weekend of the festival.
I’ve lived in the southside a few times throughout the years and I feel like this festival is one of a few times during the year where the southside can embrace and celebrate its community spirit. For one weekend, you don’t need to get the First Bus to Cineworld or hop on the Subway to The Grosvenor, instead you can experience great film in your own back garden. Not literally of course, but you get what I mean.
We’ll be updating the blog regularly between now and the festival so you can get all the inside scoops on what’s happening with the festival and maybe a sneak peek into what the volunteers are getting up to in the lead up to the big weekend.
Also, we’re starting to get the programme out into the community so keep an eye out for a copy and see what’s on – or you can just check it out from the comfort of your own sofa, online here.
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Happy New Year! Hope you have all recovered from the festive season and are surviving cold dark wet January. Never fear, as we have lots of cinematic entertainment to look forward to in February!
We are happy to announce that 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 Feb.
You can 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.
If you missed Nosferatu in May and Caligari at Halloween with the Wurtlizer, you will not want to miss Lon Chaney’s Phantom in Feb ’12 in the wonderfully atmospheric Pollokshaws Burgh Hall. Icecream available as usual!
See you all in front of all the Southside screens next month!