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.

Senna (Asif Kapadia, 2010)
The Tree Of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold, 2011)
Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin, 2011)
Barbara (Christian Petzold, 2012)
McCullin (David Morris, Jacqui Morris, 2012)
The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)
The Place Beyond The Pines (Derek Cianfrance, 2012)
The Selfish Giant (Clio Barnard, 2013)
The Double (Richard Ayoade, 2014)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
Jauja (Lisandro Alonso, 2014)
Going Clear (Alex Gibney, 2015)
Pasolini mini-season (2015)
Hail, Caesar! (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 2016)
Shakespeare on Film season (2016)
Dheepan (Jacques Audiard, 2015)
Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015)
Tale of Tales (Matteo Garrone, 2015)
The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016)
Chevalier (Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2015)
Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross, 2016)
Hunt For The Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi, 2016)
Chi-Raq (Spike Lee, 2015)