Special events and big musical guests announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2018

Special events and big musical guests announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2018

Oscar nominated Mica Levi's The Unfilmables plus a Clueless vs Gregory's Girl School Disco light up Glasgow Film Festival 2018!

Glasgow Film Festival 2018 delivered an early Christmas present as it announced two major live music events and the return of its wildly popular special event screenings.

The Oscar-nominated composer Mica Levi (Under The Skin and Jackie original soundtracks), video artist Francesca Levi and electronic pioneers Wrangler (featuring ex-Cabaret Voltaire Stephen Mallinder) perform live in the Scottish premiere of The Unfilmables - a celebration of music, imagination and the greatest movies never made. Sisters Mica and Francesca collaborate on The Colour of Chips, a re-imagining of Sergei Parajanov’s most famous work, The Colour of Pomegranates, which transports the story from Armenia to the north of England, resulting in a lost British-classic-that-never-was.

Wrangler also take cinema to the next level with The Tourist – based upon Claire Noto’s script from the 1970s, long-regarded as one of the greatest sci-fi films never to make it to the big screen, despite the best efforts of Franc Roddam and Francis Ford Coppola. Wrangler have resurrected the script and, along with filmmaker Tash Tung and live visual manipulator Daniel Conway, bring it back to life in provocative and inventive fashion.

2017 Scottish Album of the Year winners Sacred Paws make their soundtracking debut on Glasgow-based artist and filmmaker Margaret Salmon’s Mm. Shot on location on 35mm film with the all-male speedway motorcycle team the Berwick Bandits, Mm is an exploration of language, masculinity and racing incorporating the explosive sounds of speedway alongside live music and voice from the post-punk band. To coincide with event, co-produced by Tramway and LUX Scotland, an exhibition of Margaret Salmon’s acclaimed work will run in Tramway’s main gallery from 16 February to 18 March 2018.

Glasgow Film Festival 2018 will also see the return of the hugely popular special event screenings. Previous years have seen audiences escorted by vampire motorcycle cavalcade to a theme park showing of Lost Boys and donning orange jumpsuits to experience cult action movie Con Air in an aircraft hanger outside the city.

For 2018, GFF will turn top club venue SWG3 into the ultimate 80s v 90s school disco. Audiences can iron their best prom dress or dust off that old football kit and choose to watch one of the greatest high school movies of all time - either the much-loved Scottish gem Gregory's Girl or Alicia Silverstone in the endlessly quotable Clueless. Post-film, both sides will come together for a massive school disco-themed party with top DJs spinning favourite dance floor fillers and heartbreakers from across the decades. More special events will be announced along with the full festival programme on 24th January.

Tickets to The Unfilmables and Mm go on sale Thursday 14 December and GFF School Disco: Gregory’s Girl and Clueless go on sale Wednesday 20 December from glasgowfilm.org/festival.

Last Updated: 14 December 2017 20:38

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