Magazine article Screen International

Glasgow Fest Unveils Three New Strands

Magazine article Screen International

Glasgow Fest Unveils Three New Strands

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The ninth Glasgow Film Festival is to introduce a strand looking at the big-screen appeal of video games; a retrospective on James Cagney; and a focus on new cinema from Brazil.

The 2013 event, which will run from Feb 14-24, will feature a gaming strand curated by Robert Florence, star of BBC sketch comedy Burniston.

It will explore whether computer games could challenge the cinema-going experience as they increase in their scope and includes a costume gala screening and a live review of new game Aliens: Colonial Marines before a screening of James Cameron's Aliens.

The New Brazilian Cinema strand will feature titles including Xingu [pictured], from director Cao Hamburger; Prime Time Soap (A novellas das 8), directed by Odilon Rocha; Neighbouring Sounds (O som ao redor), from director Kleber Mendonca Filho; and Southwest (Sudoeste), directed by Eduardo Nunes. …

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