Glasgow Film Festival 2011

A chance to rediscover some cinematic classics on the big screen where they really belong. There's something for everyone in this year's diverse and intriguing collection, but one thing that stands out about all these films is stunning cinematography, really making the most of space. Expect to be blown away.

View other Glasgow Film Festival Films by strand: Best Of British, Beyond Bollywood, Ceol's Craic, European Cinema, Fashion In Film, FrightFest, Galas, Ginger Rogers Retrospective, Great Scots, It's a Wonderful World, Meryl Streep Retrospective, Music and Film, Short Film Festival, Stranger Than Fiction, Superheroes in Glasgow, The Stasi Are Among Us, The State Of Independents, Youth Film Festival

The African Queen The African Queen
The African Queen and West Side Story
The African Queen (Country: UK; Year: 1951; Director: John Huston; Writer: John Huston, James Agee, Peter Viertel, from the novel by C S Forester; Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel)
A prim missionary and boozy river trader sail a boat through Africa.
The Bridge On The River Kwai (Country: UK; Year: 1957; Director: David Lean; Writer: Michael Wilson, Carl Foreman, Calder Willingham, Pierre Boulle; Stars: Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa)
An exhausted group of prisoners of war are forced to build a bridge, yet keep their spirits high.
The Flying Scotsman (Country: UK; Year: 1929; Director: Castleton Knight; Writer: Victor Kendall, Garnett Weston; Stars: Dino Galvani, Gordon Harker, Alec Hurley)
A train driver on the verge of retirement has to contend with a resentful colleague determined to sabotage his last trip, but the young man who has fallen for his daughter steps in to save the day.
The Man Who Fell To Earth (Country: UK; Year: 1976; Director: Nicolas Roeg; Writer: Paul Mayersberg, based on the book by Walter Tevis.; Stars: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry, Bernie Casey, Jackson D. Kane)
The spectacular yet melancholy story of an alien from a dying planet who comes to Earth in search of water but indulges a little too much.
The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) (Country: Germany; Year: 1979; Director: Volker Schlöndorff; Writer: Jean-Claude Carrière, Günter Grass; Stars: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler)
A boy who stops growing at the age of three witnesses the horrors of the Nazi regime unfolding around him.
The Bridge On The River Kwai The Bridge On The River Kwai
The Bridge On The River Kwai and The Tingler
The Tingler (Country: US; Year: 1959; Director: William Castle; Writer: Robb White; Stars: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman)
A pathologist discovers a dangerous parasite that feeds on fear and can only be killed by screaming, but when a mute woman becomes infected, all Hell breaks loose. Famous for the pranks played on audiences at its original screenings.
West Side Story (Country: US; Year: 1961; Director: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise; Writer: Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Ernest Lehman, William Shakespeare; Stars: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Simon Oakland, Ned Glass, William Bramley, Tucker Smith, Tony Mordente)
Musical transposes the story of Romeo and Juliet to the gang-ridden streets of New York.

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