The Glasgow youth film festival surpassed itself this year; its energetic and electric 2013 programme is fantastic. In fact, unmissible.
And even if you did miss their preview of ‘Wreck it Ralph’ at their launched on 3 February, there’s still much more to discover. I’m looking forward to ‘Girl Walk All Day’– a feature length dance music video following three female dancers as they jump, leap and dance their way around New York City.
Dancers, DJs and Tigers – oh my
The final day of the GYFF ends with a bang with this amazing film on 13 February – but it’s no ordinary screening. For one, they’re taking it outside. At 6pm the River Clyde Embankment (by the tiger mural) will be transformed to an interactive extravaganza where dancers, DJ’s and projections of ‘Girl Walk All Day’ await you.
Something for every taste, every age
Anime fans will be thrilled by GYFF’s offering of films including the latest by Hayao Miyazaki ‘From Up On Poppy Hill’ and the premiere of a top-secret anime, still yet to be revealed.
And if anime isn’t your thing, there are heaps of other films to choose from – comedy classics like ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day off’ to the satirical Dutch film ‘The Deflowering of Eva Van End’. Or there’s still time check out some of the many shorts during the Glasgow Short Film Festival (7-10 February) covering heavy-hitting subjects like trafficking in Roadkill to the creativity of an inspirational 84-year-old graffiti artist.
And don’t forget to check out the Glasgow Film Festival’s extensive programme kicking off 14 February.
So much to see – so don’t miss out on this magical month of film.
If Mondays are blue, Tuesday must be drab, dishwater grey. But there’s no better place to shake off the dreary than Sloan’s Eat Film night in Glasgow.
As the name suggest, Tuesdays at Sloan’s offers a night of film coupled with hearty pub grub that won’t break the bank. It’s free entry for the film and then completely up to you as to how much you eat, drink and spend. Fill up on a scotch pie (£5.95), fish and chunky chips with tartar sauce (£8.95), rocky road brownie (£4.95) or there’s bags of pick & mix for a fiver for the more traditionalist film-goer.
Small circular tables are arranged mostly in two-seaters around the Grand Ball Room, which holds about 20 -25 people.
Orders are taken, candles lit and it all has a kind of cabaret feeling. Once we’ve devoured our meals, tables are cleared and the big (little) screen lights up.
Tuesday blahs banished
The Jungle Book leaps off the screen and I’m reunited with some of my childhood favourites Baloo and Mowgli; instantly the Tuesday haze is lifted. Eat Film is about the experience rather than gourmet nosh. And what a great experience.
But if a cartoon dancing bear and a fussing panther aren’t your thing, you might be enticed by one of Eat Film’s other eclectic choices. Upcoming film nights include Bambi, Boogie Nights and one of my all-time favourites Amelie!
So go on, do something different and shake up your Tuesday. Everything kicks off at 7pm but definitely call ahead (0141 221 8886) or book online to avoid disappointment – because seats are limited.
So much more than film…
As Glasgow oldest pub – and not to be outdone – Sloan’s boast a healthy events calendar, including one of the liveliest Ceilidhs in town, Thursday’s ‘bad boy’ pub quiz night and for all those still wondering where to celebrate the bard and address the haggis, look no further than here on the 25th .