Glasgow Film Festival 2013

A selection of music themed films, many of them accompanied by special events.

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The Secret Disco Revolution The Secret Disco Revolution
The Secret Disco Revolution and The History Of Future Folk
Beware Of Mr Baker (Country: US, South Africa; Year: 2012; Director: Jay Bulger; Writer: Jay Bulger)
Documentary about the flamboyant drummer.
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Drew DeNicola; Stars: Chris Bell, Andy Hummel, Jody Stephens, Alex Chilton)
The story of the unsuccessful but hugely influential cult band.
Calamity Jane (Country: US; Year: 1953; Director: David Butler; Stars: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn McLerie)
The classic musical about a tough cowgirl whose world is turned upside down when she falls in love.
The City (Country: US; Year: 1939; Director: Ralph Steiner, Willard Van Dyke; Writer: Pare Lorentz, Henwar Rodakiewicz; Stars: Morris Carnovsky)
A journey around the city, questioning its development and purpose.
Dark Star (Country: US; Year: 1974; Director: John Carpenter; Writer: John Carpenter, Dan O'Bannon; Stars: Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm, Dre Pahich, Dan O'Bannon, Joe Saunders, Miles Watkins, A Beach Ball)
Parody of early sci-fi epics, especially 2001: A Space Odyssey
Dark Star Dark Star
Dark Star and In Search Of Blind Joe Death: The Saga Of John Fahey
Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes Of Sigríður Níelsdóttir (Amma Lo-fi, Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes Of Sigrídur Níelsdóttir) (Country: Denmark, Iceland; Year: 2011; Director: Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir, Orri Jónsson, Kristin Björk Kristjánsdóttir; Stars: Sigrídur Níelsdóttir), Official Site
The true story of the elderly woman who, by chance, started making experimental music with ordinary household objects, and became a cult star.
Greetings From Tim Buckley (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Daniel Algrant; Writer: Daniel Algrant, David Brendel; Stars: Penn Badgley, Imogen Poots, William Sadler)
A biopic chronicling the days leading up to Jeff Buckley's performance at his father's tribute concert.
The History Of Future Folk (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: John Mitchell, Jeremy Kipp Walker; Writer: John Mitchell; Stars: Nils d'Aulaire, Jay Klaitz, Julie Ann Emery)
An alien fails in his mission to wipe out humanity when he discovers music and starts a bluegrass band.
In Search Of Blind Joe Death: The Saga Of John Fahey (Country: Canada; Year: 2012; Director: James Cullingham)
A documentary about the iconic and hugely influential guitarist.
Nevada (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Ruth Paxton; Stars: Louis Paxton, Kim Chapman)
Two people whose love has died are united by their hatred for one another in this experimental work losely based on the breakdown of Marilyn Monroe's marriage to Arthur Miller.
Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes Of Sigríður Níelsdóttir Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes Of Sigríður Níelsdóttir
Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes Of Sigríður Níelsdóttir and Beware Of Mr Baker
The Passion Of Joan Of Arc (Country: France; Year: 1928; Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer; Stars: Renée Falconetti, Eugène Silvain, André Berley)
The imprisonment, trial and punishment of Joan of Arc.
The Secret Disco Revolution (Country: Canada; Year: 2012; Director: Jamie Kastner; Writer: Jamie Kastner)
A documentary about the progress of disco and its liberalising influence on popular culture.
Songs For Amy (Country: Ireland; Year: 2012; Director: Konrad Begg; Writer: Fiona Graham, Ford Kiernan; Stars: James Cosmo, Sean Maguire, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Ryan, Ford Kiernan, Alexandra Weaver, Gavin Mitchell, Lorna Anderson, Declan Kelly)
After scaring off his fiancee with debauched stag night antics, a musician tries to wn her back by creating the perfect album of songs.
Songs Of Serge (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Jane Birkin; Stars: Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin)
Jane Birkin charts her tempestuous 13 year relationship with Serge Gainsbourg, and the music he made.
Whatever Gets You Through The Night (Year: 2012; Director: Daniel Warren; Stars: Eugene Kelly, Emma Pollock)
Stories from the streets of Scotland, captured between midnight and 4am and told in song.
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