They may not call themselves an international film festival but the Glasgow Film Festival is growing in stature every year with 8th, 2012 film festival proving they are the fastest growing film festival in UK. The third biggest film festival will hold there 9th festival next February between 14 and 24th February 2013.
With 3 months to go until the next festival, the festival organizers have announced 3 of the strands. The films of James Cagney will take centre stage in the very popular retrospective strand. New cinema will focus on the films of Brazil and a brand new strand which has a big screen look at video games.
Robert Florence of BBC Scotland’s Burnistoun will join the GFF team to curate a gaming strand called Game Cats Go Miaow! The highlights of the strand is a live review of the new Aliens: Colonial Marines game with James Cameron’s Aliens been shown right after the review. Also a special costume Gala Cosplay Go Miaow! With a very special film been screened possibly anime or comic book film.
Brazil is fast becoming a leading light in cinema and in the Buena Onda: New Brazilian Cinema Strand Xingu (dir Cao Hamburger), Prime Time Soap (A novellas das 8) (dir Odilon Rocha), Neighbouring Sounds (O som ao redor) (dir Kleber Mendonca Filho) and Southwest (Sudoeste) (dir Eduardo Nunes), will all play showcasing the diversity and quality of the films from the country.
After very popular Gene Kelly Retrospective, the 2013 festival’s James Cagney will go down a treat with adoring film fans. The Public Enemy (1931), Angels With Dirty Faces (1938), The Roaring Twenties (1939), White Heat (1949) and Love Me Or Leave Me (1955) are all set to play and like every year the strand finishes with a bang Gene Kelly’s finished with The Gene Kelly ceilidh, this years I can guarantee will beat this, all will be revealed at press launch!
The official press launch will happen 16th January 2013 and we will be in attendance and nearer the time we will share you the programme details when we get them. Public tickets will go on sale the following day, 17th January 2013.
Official Press Release:
Glasgow Film Festival announces the addition of three innovative new programming strands to the 2013 festival.
Glasgow Film Festival’s growing popularity is anchored in the programme’s wide range of individual strands that target specific areas of interest, bringing together themed screenings, special guests and an outstanding programme of city-wide tie-in events to reach a huge spectrum of audiences. The Festival today announced three exciting new strands:
JAMES CAGNEY: TOP OF THE WORLD, MA! focuses on the extraordinary life and times of Hollywood’s Oscar-winning tough guy. As Brazil edges every-further into the global spotlight, BUENA ONDA takes a look at new cinema coming from the emerging superpower. Meanwhile, the star of BBC Scotland’s Burnistoun (and obsessive gamer) Robert Florence joins the GFF team to curate GAME CATS GO MIAOW!, which takes a star-studded big-screen look at video games – as they grow ever-more cinematic, could they begin to challenge the movie-going experience?
This month also saw the launch of the festival’s official trailer which was directed by Lesley Barnes in a collaboration with animator Bruce Cameron both members of Toads Caravan. Sound comes from members of Glasgow Indie pop band Belle & Sebastian