Ursula Mayer: Medea and Other Films

Tramway / Wed 24 Feb (19.30)
Tickets £5 book online

A programme of films from artist filmmaker and 2014 Jarman Award-winner Ursula Mayer. Medea (2013) is influenced by the late Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini’s film of the same name, while Gonda (2012) responds to the play Ideal by Ayn Rand. They are shown alongside the shorter works Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight (2010) and Cinesexual (2013). Mayer uses film, performance and photography to create cinematic works that are rich in historical resonance. She employs texts and images from film, philosophy, politics and culture, while creating complex and autonomous speculations, on the contemporary human condition.

Programmed by Tramway this event is presented in association with the ICA with support from The Foyle Foundation. (www.ica.org.uk)
Crossing the Line / Director Ursula Mayer, UK 2010/12/13, 1h, N/C 15+

Presented as part of Glasgow Film Festival 2016 http://visitgff.glasgowfilm.org/

Summertime (La belle saison)

GFT / Thu 18 Feb (18.00) & Fri 19 Feb (12.45)
Tickets £9.50 (£7.50) book online

Sweeping social change is reflected in intense personal experiences in this exuberant autobiographical drama from writer/director Catherine Corsini. In 1971 Delphine (Izïa Higelin) leaves the family farm for the freedom of the big city. In Paris, she meets Spanish teacher Carole (Cécile De France) and a group of militant activists in the feminist movement. Delphine finds their passion for change irresistible, and is drawn into a deeper relationship with Carole. But inevitably, Delphine cannot escape her roots, and when she is obliged to return home, Carole follows. A poignant, bittersweet remembrance of love.

CineMasters / Director Catherine Corsini Cast Cécile De France, Izïa Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky
France/Belgium 2015, 1h45m, French with English subtitles, N/C 15+ Thanks to Curzon

Presented as part of Glasgow Film Festival 2016 http://visitgff.glasgowfilm.org/

From Afar (Desde allá)

GFT / Thu 18 Feb (20.35) & Fri 19 Feb (15.45)
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Lorenzo Vigas’ striking debut feature won the Golden Lion at Venice and offers a poised, acutely-observed account of the way intimate bonds can be forged from the strangest of circumstances. Middle-aged Armando (Castro) cruises the streets of Caracas in search of young men who might warm his lonely life if the price is right. Whilst macho homophobic teenager Elder (Silva) initially rejects his advances their encounter sparks a connection that slowly deepens, seesawing between acts of kindness and violent retaliation as both men discover a need to be cared for. Complex, rigorously unsentimental and affecting.

Pioneer / Director Lorenzo Vigas Cast Alfredo Castro, Luis Silva, Jericó Montilla
Venezuela/Mexico 2015, 1h33m, Spanish with English subtitles, N/C 15+ Thanks to Celluloid Dreams/Pascale Ramonda

Presented as part of Glasgow Film Festival 2016 http://visitgff.glasgowfilm.org/

Eisenstein In Guanajuato

GFT / Fri 19 Feb (18.15) & Sat 20 Feb (10.45)
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Peter Greenaway subverts the stodgy conventions of the biopic with swashbuckling irreverence in this restless, inventive reflection on filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s life-changing visit to Mexico in 1931. We encounter the director of Battleship Potemkin as he travels south to start work on his ill-fated epic Que Viva Mexico, having spent two long, frustrating years in Hollywood. He is instantly smitten by the country, and by his handsome Mexican guide Palomino Cañedo (Luis Alberti). Eisenstein’s sexual awakening becomes the focus of an exuberant, multifaceted production that celebrates the intertwining of creative energies and carnal desires.

CineMasters / Director Peter Greenaway Cast Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, Maya Zapata
Netherlands/Mexico/Finland

Presented as part of Glasgow Film Festival 2016 http://visitgff.glasgowfilm.org/

Departure

Departure
CCA / Thu 25 Feb (18.00) & Fri 26 Feb (13.00)
Tickets £9.50 (£7.50) book online

Andrew Steggall’s assured first feature is a sensitively-handled coming-of-age tale set in the Languedoc region of France. English teenager Elliot (Alex Lawther, The Imitation Game) and his mother Beatrice (Juliet Stevenson) arrive to clear their summerhouse in preparation for its sale. An aspiring writer, Elliot is attracted to local lad Clément (Phénix Brossard) and initiates a friendship marked by a painful sense of longing and desire. As Elliot struggles to define his future, an embittered Beatrice cannot let go of the past. Their emotional journeys are at the heart of a confidently composed, beautifully photographed family drama.

Local Heroes / Director Andrew Steggall

Cast Juliet Stevenson, Alex Lawther, Phénix Brossard
UK/France 2015, 1h49m, English and French with English subtitles, N/C 15+
Thanks to Peccadillo Pictures

Presented as part of Glasgow Film Festival 2016 http://visitgff.glasgowfilm.org/

Steve Orlando – The Midnighter

Outspoken Arts Scotland & Unthank Comics presents:
Steve OrlandoSTEVE ORLANDO (USA)
THE MIDNIGHTER
Saturday 19 March
Mitchell Library, Granville Street, Glasgow G3 7DN
13.30 – 14.30 |  £9 book online

Steve Orlando’s first book ever was poorly drawn, in a fifth-grade classroom, pencils on Xerox paper, and featured a doughboy with superpowers, and names changed for trademark purposes. He was a precocious child. Today he writes and produces comics, including VIRGIL, Undertow and stories in the Eisner Award Nominated Outlaw Territory at Image Comics. He recently published Midnighter as well as taking part in Batman and Robin Eternal and CMYK: Yellow at DC Entertainment

Steve will be talking and answering questions about his work and what the world of comics looks like for LGBT creators and characters.

Afterwards, Steve will join us for a panel discussion with local writers and illustrators.

ALSO MEET ORGANISERS AND LOCAL ARTISTS AT …

LGBT COMIC MART (12 – 5pm)
A unique opportunity to buy comics and chat with a host of comic writers and artists from throughout the UK about their work. We’ll also be offering live illustration opportunities for budding artists of all ages.

PART OF AYE WRITE, GLASGOW’S BOOK FESTIVAL http://www.ayewrite.com/

LGBT Comic Mart

LGBT COMIC MART

Saturday 19 March
Mitchell Library, Granville Street, Glasgow G3 7DN

(12 – 5pm)

A unique opportunity to buy comics and chat with a host of comic writers and artists from throughout the UK about their work.

We’ll also be offering live illustration opportunities for budding artists of all ages.

 

Andrew McMillan & David Kinloch

Outspoken Poetry

Sunday 20 March
Mitchell Library, Granville Street, Glasgow G3 7DN
18.00 – 19.00 £6 book online

Andrew McMillan’s Physical contains poems which are hymns to the male body – to male friendship and male love – muscular, sometimes shocking, but always deeply moving. Raw and urgent, this collection was shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards including the Guardian First Book Award and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Andrew will be reading with David Kinloch who teaches creative writing at the University of Strathclyde and is the author of five poetry collections. A recipient of the 2004 Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Award, he is a founder editor of the influential poetry magazine Verse.

presented in association with AYE WRITE, GLASGOW’S BOOK FESTIVAL http://www.ayewrite.com/

Lynne Featherstone – Equal Ever After

The fight for same-sex marriage

Sunday 20 March
Mitchell Library, Granville Street, Glasgow G3 7DN
19.30 -20.30  |  £9 book online

29 March 2014 was the day that same-sex marriage became legal in England, with Scotland following on 16th December 2014. After decades of campaigning, the day had finally arrived when two people of the same sex were able to get married and enjoy the same rights as heterosexual couples.

As Equalities Minister in the coalition government, Lynne Featherstone worked tirelessly with activists, lawyers, campaigners and civil servants to achieve a change in the law that would be of epochal importance to the gay community.

This event is presented in association with Aye Write, Glasgow’s Book Festival http://www.ayewrite.com/

COMMUNITY, CULTURE & CONSULTATION NIGHT!

We want to hear from artists, community practitioners, educators, policy makers and audiences what they expect from LGBTQI arts provision in the future.

If Equality is to be meaningful it must radiate throughout our country, work at many levels in many places and continue to challenge areas where lack of representation and institutional prejudice puts LGBTQI people at risk.  Come along and make a difference!

So join us for drinks and nibbles, challenges and chat.

WED 21 OCTOBER, 7.30PM
Rose & Grants Café
27 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5EZ
Tel 0141 552 7575

LIMITED PLACES – BOOK NOW.