Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Each of the films in this strand has a special event attached. The festival has a history of creating spectacular experiences based around cinema favourites.

View other Glasgow Film Festival Films by strand: 1969: the End of Innocence, Belgian Cinema: Both Sides Now, CineMasters, Crossing the Line, Frightfest, Future Cult, Gala, Galas, Local Heroes, May Days: The Films Of Elaine May, Modern Families, Pioneer, Sound & Vision, Stranger Than Fiction, Window on the World

Alien Alien
Alien and Fight Club
The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert (Country: Australia; Year: 1994; Director: Stephan Elliott; Writer: Stephan Elliott; Stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell, John Casey, June Marie Bennett, Murray Davies, Frank Cornelius, Bob Boyce, Leighton Picken)
Groundbreaking cult classic about a transsexual on a cross-country trip to Alice Springs. Scheduled to celebrate the film before the stage version opens in the West End.
Alien (The Eighth Passenger) (Country: UK; Year: 1979; Director: Ridley Scott; Writer: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett; Stars: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto, Veronica Cartwright)
Ridley Scott's fabulously frightening grimy spaceship classic.
The Blair Witch Project (Country: US; Year: 1998; Director: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez; Writer: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez; Stars: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffith, Jim King, Sandra Sanchez)
Handheld, hyped-up horror.
Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure (Country: US; Year: 1989; Director: Stephen Herek; Writer: Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon; Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri, Dan Shor, Tony Steedman, Hal Landon Jr., Amy Stock-Poynton), Official Site, Trailer
Two boadacious dudes totally travel in time, collecting historical personages to help them pass a most heinous examination.
Fight Club (Country: US; Year: 1999; Director: David Fincher; Writer: Jim Uhls based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk; Stars: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier, Richmond Arquette, David Andrews, George Maguire, Eugenie Bondurant, Christina Cabot, Jared Leto)
An insomniac hooks up with a man on a plane who will change his life forever.
Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure
Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure and Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters (Ghost Busters) (Country: US; Year: 1984; Director: Ivan Reitman; Writer: Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis; Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, William Atherton, Ernie Hudson, David Margulies, Steven Tash, Jennifer Runyon)
Who ya gonna call?
The Matrix (Country: USA; Year: 1999; Director: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski; Writer: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski; Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster, Joe Pantoliano, Marcus Chong, Julian Arahanga, Matt Doran, Belinda McClory, Anthony Ray Parker)
Visually dazzling sci-fi thriller.
News

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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