Tuesday, 30 June 2015


GFT looks forward to the holidays this July and August with Summer Daze, Studio Ghibli Forever, and music festival themed Sound & Vision

This July and August, GFT celebrates the arrival of summer with three seasons which embrace the holiday spirit. The Sound & Vision strand continues with a number of new releases and classics which will provide the soundtrack to your summer, Summer Daze proves that you don’t need to be outdoors to enjoy the warmer months, and Studio Ghibli Forever caters for all the family with a selection of Miyazaki’s classics. Big new releases in July and August include The Legend of Barney ThomsonAmyLove & Mercy, and 45 Years. A number of GFF15 titles also return over the summer, including Still the Water, P’tit QuinquinThe ChoirThe Salt of the Earth,The WondersEdenMarshlandTheeb52 Tuesdays, and The Treatment.

Summertime is festival time for music fans: the sun shines, the days are long and the music is loud. The same is true inside the cinema, as GFT gears up for the summer with the Sound & Vision programme. New releases include Asif Kapadia’s portrait of Amy Winehouse Amy, Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy, and The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson, which will include a Q&A with director Julien Temple. Martin Scorsese’s tribute to The Band’s final concert, The Last Waltz screens in July, and Rob Reiner’s brilliant directorial debut This Is Spinal Tap and nostalgic coming of age tale Almost Famous both screen on 35mm. Tickets are also now on sale for September’s Roger Waters The Wall, which will be followed by a live satellite Q&A with Roger Waters and Nick Mason.

In August, Summer Daze will feature a programme of films which visit the most summery times in cinema – from an idyllic American town on Amity Island to the lush Provençal countryside. Films include Grease Sing-a-Long, Jaws,The Virgin Suicides, a double bill of Jean de Florette and Manon des sources, and Die Hard with a Vengeance and Do the Right Thing on 35mm.

Although master filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki officially retired in 2013, his cinematic legacy will live on forever. To celebrate his enchanting and influential works, Studio Ghibli Forever will include such classics as Spirited Away,Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbour Totoro, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. To make these wonderful works accessible to audiences of all ages, GFT will screen two versions of the films – one with English dubbing, and the other in Japanese with subtitles.

Presented by LUX Scotland, July’s Crossing the Line is Over Our Dead Bodies, followed by a Q&A with London-based artist Conal McStravick and researchers Ed Webb-Ingall and Laura Guy, who will discuss the contemporary legacy of this material. August’s Crossing the Line includes two separate screenings of films by experimental filmmaker Josephine Decker: her debut feature Butter on the Latch, and Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, which will be followed by a Q&A with Josephine Decker.

Other highlights in July and August include a special preview screening of Song of the Sea, Tomm Moore’s first feature since his Oscar-nominated debut The Secret of Kells, with free tickets available through Eventbrite. The life and work of the late Christopher Lee is commemorated with The Wicker Man: The Final Cut, and in anticipation of Harper Lee’s sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, GFT screens the 1962 Oscar-winning adaptation starring Gregory Peck. 

July brings a new digital restoration of Le Grande Bouffe and, in August, the new digital restoration of Man with a Movie Camera will feature a new score by Alloy Orchestra. Summer late night cult classics include The Mist introduced by comedian Robert Florence, and The Fog, introduced by actor and comedian Greg Hemphill. GFT also celebrates the centenary of Orson Welles with new digital restorations of The Third ManTouch of Evil, as well as the new documentary from Academy Award-winning director Chuck Workman, Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles,

GFT continues to develop its equalities programme in July and August, with a number of accessible screenings.July’s Access Film Club is a screening of Adventureland and August’s is The Darjeeling Limited. Both screenings will be followed by a representative from Scottish Autism. July’s Visible Cinema is a captioned screening of Love & Mercy, and August’s is a subtitled screening of Marshland.

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