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Glasgow Film Festival proves to be top dog as it announces line-up

Over 330 events and screenings will put the spotlight on Glasgow next month – and The Big Issue will be there too

Wes Anderson’s eagerly anticipated stop-motion animation Isle of Dogs opens this year’s Glasgow Film Festival on 21 February, kicking off one of the UK’s biggest celebrations of cinema.

The red carpet will be laid out for 13 world and European premieres, which make up some of the 330+ events that will take place across the city.

Highlights from the programme, which was launched this evening, include local hero Karen Gillan presenting her directorial debut The Party’s Just Beginning and Hollywood star Bill Pullman taking part in a Q&A for his latest film, The Ballad of Lefty Brown.

The Big Issue is a media partner of the festival. Keep checking bigissue.com for more information of associated screenings.

Other must-see events at the 14th annual extravaganza include Lynne Ramsey’s You Were Never Really Here, Oscar contender A Fantastic Woman and documentary Nae Pasaran, which charts the incredible true story of the East Kilbride factory workers who managed to ground half of Chilean dictator Pinochet’s air force.

There are also a range of unique special events. A bar will be transformed into a B&B where Groundhog Day will be screened at the same time daily during the Festival, and Die Hard will be shown at the top of a very tall building to mark its 30th anniversary. And a specially converted bar will show Groundhog Day at the same time daily during the Festival.

The Big Issue has a pair of tickets the sold-out gala screening of Isle of Dogs. Buy next week’s magazine for details on how to enter!

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