Glasgow Film Theatre provides programme notes for a selection of their programming. These are 1,000-word essays written by local film journalists, academics and post-graduates and come in handy print-outs, available at screenings. Their stated purpose is to offer general audiences an opportunity to engage with quality interpretative material around films. Rather than providing technical details, credits or reviews, GFT programme notes ‘provide audiences with balanced and informed comment and may contain incisive textual analysis to enhance the film viewing experience and to encourage discussion around film.’
I’ve been lucky enough to write several of these for GFT, and host one of their regular screen salons (for Martha Marcy May Marlene). The ones I’ve written to date can be found here. NB Notes written before GFT updated their website in late 2016 are no longer available from their website.