Glasgow Film News: May

Film of the Month is This Is England.

Feature by Neil Whiting | 11 May 2007

For something a bit more 'arty', the CCA is hosting this month's Magic Lantern short film night (19.30, 9 May), showcasing a programme of shorts that explore the relationship between sound, music and image. Highlights include Lenka Clayton's re-edited version of Bush's 2002 State of the Union address, Qaeda Quality Question Quickly Quickly Quiet, 16mm prints of Len Lye's Colour Flight and local artist Matt Hulse's Harrachov. The pick of the bunch, however, is the nightmarish and hallucinatory experimental short film Rubber Johnny, directed by Chris Cunningham and featuring the dark beats of Aphex Twin.

Returning to all things film, the GFT is running a Screenwriter's Group, where aspiring writers can take their dream one step closer to the screen. On the first Tuesday of every month (1 May), this group meets to develop screenplays through workshops and discussion. Whether you're working on a two-line premise or a 200 page script, everyone is welcome.

Finally, for cinema-goers, the GFT and Cineworld's Film of the Month is This Is England, directed by Shane Meadows and starring Thomas Turgoose and Stephen Graham. Partly based on Meadows' own experiences as a skinhead in the Midlands backwater of Uttoxeter in the 1980s, This Is England is an often hilarious and ultimately very moving indictment of the times seen through the eyes of a young teenager. A cracking film by one of Britain's top directors.

For all information on programmes and events at the CCA, contact the box office at 0141 352 4900.

For listings and events at the Glasgow Film Theatre, go to