Stunt spectacular planned for GFF

A taste of what's coming up in Glasgow.

by Jennie Kermode

Indiana Jones gets ready to roll
Indiana Jones gets ready to roll

Everybody loves a great action movie, but have you ever wanted to be part of the action yourself? Next year's Glasgow Film Festival is offering the next best thing, with a live recreation of some of Indiana Jones' most thrilling escapades performed by legendary stuntman Vic Armstrong, who stood in for Harrison Ford when the films were made. The event will take place in Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery ahead of a screening of Raiders Of The Lost Ark, and it's just one of the exciting things the GFF has lined up.

He came from another world, so the city's Planetarium is the natural venue for The Man Who Fell To Earth, Nicolas Roeg's epic fable starring David Bowie, which will be celebrating its 40th birthday. Also celebrating a birthday will be The Silence Of The Lambs, which will enjoy a special screening with organ music and a nice chianti. Meanwhile, the famous Barrowland Ballroom, which has hosted many of the world's greatest bands, will make its debut as a cinema with a screening of Where You’re Meant To Be, which follows Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat on a tour of Scotland in search of folk songs.

Turner Prize venue Tramway will also participate in the festival, hosting a series of short archive films, This Is Now: Film And Video After Punk, which will be followed by a night of punk and new wave music in keeping with GFF's strong track record of running live music events.

The full festival programme will be released on January 20 and as usual we'll be bringing you full coverage here at Eye For Film.

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