GFF 2021 add more films to the lineup

GFF will host UK premiere of Tina and First Cow, as well as a free screening of doc Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

Article by Jamie Dunn | 17 Feb 2021
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Some exciting new films have been added to the Glasgow Film Festival lineup: two UK premieres and a world premiere.

First, there's Kelly Reichardt’s hugely-anticipated First Cow. Set chiefly in 1820s Oregon, the film follows the tender friendship that forms between a taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) and a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) who's seeking his fortune in America. When a wealthy land-owner ships in the first dairy cow to the region, the two men realise they can put their individual skills – culinary and entrepreneurial – to good use if they can somehow just get hold of that cow's milk. Read our 5-star First Cow review.

Then there's Tina, a new doc about the music icon Tina Turner. GFF describe it as "the ultimate celebration of a global superstar and an intimate portrait of a woman who overcame extreme adversity to define her career, her identity and her legacy on her own terms." First Cow and Tina both have their UK premieres on 5 March.

Also announced this morning is the world premiere of Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In – a look at the life of the legendary manager. The film will be released 27 May, but GFF will be screening the film for free on 6 March, followed by a live Q&A with Alex Ferguson and his son Jason Ferguson, who directed the film.  

Tickets for Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In, First Cow and Tina are available from 12pm (noon) on Thursday 18 February at The Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In tickets are free and limited; they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

GFF Guests announced: Jodie Foster, Ben Whishaw, Ewen Bremner and more

This morning, GFF also announced some of the guests who'll be joining then for digital Q&As, which will screen after the premieres of their films. The lineup includes Ewen Bremner and Nick Moran for Creation Stories (24 Feb); Lee Isaac Chung for Minari (24 Feb); Jodie Foster, Kevin Macdonald and Tahar Rahim for The Mauritanian (25 Feb); Celeste Bell and Paul Sng for Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliche (27 Feb); Lawrence Michael Levine for Black Bear (27 Feb);  Ben Whishaw and Aneil Karia for Surge (5 Mar); Bryan Fogel for The Dissident (6 Mar); Viktor Kossakovsky for the Oscar-nominated Gunda (7 Mar); and Suzanne Lindon for closing film Spring Blossom (7 Mar).

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