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GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL – 15-26 FEBRUARY, 2017

Glasgow Film Festival – one of the leading UK film festivals returns in February.
The programme has now been released and boasts 310 events, screenings of more than 180 films from 38 countries, including nine world or international premieres, three European premieres and 65 U.K. premieres.
This year’s packed programme of screenings and events highlight the best in cinema from around the world.
The opening night of the festival will feature the European premiere of John Butler’s Irish coming-of-age film Handsome Devil.
It will close with the world premiere of Mad To Be Normal, starring David Tennant celebrated Scottish psychiatrist R D Laing.
The festival will also showcase the world premiere of Benny, the story of local hero Benny Lynch, widely considered the greatest boxer Scotland has ever produced.

The festival will also showcase the world premiere of Benny, the story of local hero Benny Lynch, widely considered the greatest boxer Scotland has ever produced.
The festival has made a name for itself with its pop-up events and this year it has a screening of John Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi horror The Thing on the Snow Factor’s real snow slope.
The new Barras Art and Design centre will show steamy Cajun noir classic The Big Easy and Dirty Dancing at Òran Mór will include a dance workshop and performance by award-winning ballroom dancers Tibro Poc and Hilary Mouat.
http://glasgowfilm.org/glasgow-film-festival/whats-on/festival-strands