The 14th annual Glasgow Film Festival, #GFF18, officially opens today, Wednesday 21 February. Now one of the largest film festivals in the UK, it will feature over 330 events and screenings, showcasing over 180 films from 51 countries including 6 world premieres, 7 European premieres, 77 UK premieres and 52 Scottish premieres.
The festival opens with the UK premiere of Wes Anderson’s animated adventure Isle of Dogs, the latest film from the director of The Grand Budapest Hotel, which had its UK premiere at Glasgow Film Festival in 2014. The film utilises the same stop-motion animation seen in Wes Anderson’s 2009 Roald Dahl adaptation of Fantastic Mr Fox and features a voice cast that includes Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, Tilda Swinton and Yoko Ono.
The festival’s much loved morning matinees return with a season dedicated to Hollywood’s broodiest anti heroes. Rebel heroes, from James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause, Sidney Poitier in The Defiant Ones, Steve McQueen in Bullitt and Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock, will be returning to the big screen in these free events that are the perfect way to kick start a day at the festival.
Highlights of the festival include:
- The world premiere of the directorial debut The Party’s Just Beginning from Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan.
- A visit to her hometown by Lynne Ramsay to introduce the Scottish premiere of her new film You Were Never Really Here.
- GFF’s School Disco, screening Bill Forsyth’s Gregory’s Girl and the classic 90s comedy Clueless with screenings taking place at SWG3 on Wednesday 28 February at 6.30pm, with Gregory’s Girl showing in the Warehouse and Clueless in Galvanisers.
- Working Girl: Another Day at the Office, an 80s night with themed cocktails, 80s hits and even a hair styling station. Mike Nichols’ classic rom-com, starring Melanie Griffith will be screened at the Former College of Building and Printing on Friday 23 February at 7pm.
- The Big Lebowski: A Night of Bowling – To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Coen brothers’ classic, GFF will be screening the film before an evening of bowling at Hollywood Bowl, screening at Odeon Pacific Quay and Hollywood Bowl, Springfield Quay on Tuesday 27 February at 6pm and 7.10pm.
Glasgow Film Festival 2018 will close on 4 March with the World Premiere of the eagerly awaited new Scottish documentary Nae Pasaran.
To download the full festival brochure visit the Glasgow Film Festival website or to buy tickets visit Glasgow Film Festival ticket sales.
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