Ten events and classics not to miss at Glasgow Film Festival

From Groundhog Day on a loop to a Dawn of the Dead treasure hunt, these are the best special events at this year's Glasgow Film Festival

Article by Jamie Dunn | 12 Feb 2018
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Groundhog Day

GFF’s presentation of this existential comedy about a weatherman (Bill Murray) stuck in a mysterious time-loop purgatory is inspired! It’ll screen in its own kind of time-loop throughout the festival: every day, in the same venue, at the same time. 22 Feb-3 Mar, Flat 0/1, 6pm

Another Day at the Office

Two iconic office-set movies from 1988 – Die Hard and Working Girl – screen in the perfect venue: an office block. 23&24 Feb, Former College of Building & Printing, times vary

Mm + Sacred Paws

Margaret Salmon’s poetic documentary centred around Speedway motorcycling screens with a live score by SAY Award-winners Sacred Paws. 24 Feb, Tramway, 7.30pm


Image: Neil Jarvie

Larry Cohen Night

The great B movie director gets an unofficial double-bill in the middle of the festival with a screening of King Cohen, a doc celebrating the maverick New York filmmaker, and The Stuff, Cohen’s razor sharp consumerism satire that's thinly disguised as a sci-fi conspiracy thriller. 24 Feb, GFT, from 8.40pm

Dawn of the Dead + Treasure Hunt

George A Romero’s living dead masterpiece is screening somewhere in Glasgow tonight, and it’s your job to discover the location by tracking a zombie epidemic through the city by finding a series of hidden clues. 25 Feb, secret location, 5.30pm

Margaret Tait Award

Always a GFF highlight, last year’s Margaret Tait winner Sarah Forrest presents her mint fresh video piece while the baton is passed to the new recipient of the award named in honour of the great Orcadian filmmaker, who would have been 100 this year. 26 Feb, GFT, 6.15pm

School Disco: Gregory’s Girl v Clueless

Two of the greatest high school movies play simultaneously followed by a school disco, allowing you to choose your preferred tribe and then party to hits from both films’ respective eras. 28 Feb, SWG3, 6.30pm

The Unfilmables

This curious concept sees genius composer Mica Levi (Under the Skin, Jackie) and electro pioneers Wrangler imagine scores to films that were never actually made. 28 Feb, Saint Luke’s, 7pm

Run Lola Run

This breakneck tryptic shows us three versions of a flame-haired woman’s against-the-clock journey across Berlin to save her boyfriend’s skin. Tom Tykwer’s thriller remains as fast and thrilling as it did two decades ago. 3 Mar, The Art School, 4pm

Orphans

Peter Mullan’s debut feature, a wildly expressionistic and absurdly comic drama following four siblings as they each experience a dark night of the soul on the streets of Glasgow on the eve of their mother’s funeral, gets a most welcome 20th anniversary revival. 4 Mar, GFT, 4pm


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