The full programme for Glasgow Film Festival 2019 has been announced. From 20 February to 3 March, the city’s 15th annual celebration of cinema will host 337 individual screenings, talks and events – showcasing 7 world premieres, 102 UK premieres and 49 Scottish premieres from 54 countries. Guests including Sir Michael Palin, Carol Morley, Matt Bomer, Carlos Acosta, Alice Lowe, Simon Amstell and legendary music video director Lance Bangs will attend the 15th annual festival
The festival will be hosting the world premiere of 7 new features, including BAFTA-winning documentary Nae Pasaran, Do No Harm, and Automata, which is quoted as being ‘Downton Abbey meets The Evil Dead’. GFF will also host over 100 UK premieres including Stephen Merchant’s Fighting With My Family, Jonah Hill’s directorial debut Mid90s, and Bo Burnham’s eagerly awaited directorial debut Eighth Grade.
This year Darryl will be covering GFF for us and it’ll be our first time covering the festival (it most certainly won’t be our last!) so we will have lots of GFF content on the website during the festival.
The individual strands at this year’s festival, and just a taste of some of the films screening in them, are as follows:
- Opening Gala – Mid90s
- Closing Gala – Beats
- Special Screenings – Fight Club, The Matrix, Alien, The Blair Witch Project
- CineMasters – Out of the Blue, The Sisters Brothers, Happy As Lazzaro
- Local Heroes – Of Fish and Foe, Dead Good, Ray & Liz, The Aftermath
- Sound & Vision – Daydream Nation, Lost Map, Satan & Adam
- Modern Families – Tito and the Birds, Miniscule – Mandibles from Far Away
- Stranger Than Fiction – Netizens, Freedom Fields, The Ghost of Peter Sellers
- Future Cult – The Legend of the Stardust Brothers, The Hole in the Ground, Team America: World Police
- Pioneer – Metal Heart, The Man Who Surprised Everyone, Border
- FrightFest – Lords of Chaos, Dead Ant, Finale
- Window on the World – Buy Me a Gun, The River, Under the Silver Lake
- Crossing the Line – The Grand Bizarre, Dark Light, Tremor
- May Days: The Films of Elain May – A New Leaf, Ishtar, Mikey and Nicky
- Belgian Cinema: Both Sides Now – Girl, This Magnificent Cake!
- 1969: The End of Innocence – Easy Rider, Midnight Cowboy, True Grit
- Behind the Scenes – Anatomy of a Soundtrack, Stop Motion – Life Between Frames
Tickets for the full programme go on sale TODAY at 12 noon for GFF members, and on general sale on Monday 28 January at 10am.