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7 items from 2014


Lost 'Star Wars' Short Film 'Black Angel' to Be Released Soon

6 March 2014 8:09 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While everyone eagerly awaits Star Wars: Episode VII, fans have a new reason to get excited. Roger Christian's long lost fantasy short film Black Angel will become available for the first time ever this year, possibly through iTunes or Netflix and may be part of a DVD re-release of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back.

What's so special about this particular short? While it doesn't tie directly into the Star Wars mythology, the 1980 film was shown in theaters with the original May 21, 1980 release of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back in select localations. It was the directorial debut of Star Wars art director Roger Christian and was thought to have disappeared forever, until the film was rediscovered in December 2011.

George Lucas himself commissioned the short as a companion piece, which served as an introduction to Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. »

- MovieWeb

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Glasgow hits 40,000 admissions

3 March 2014 3:15 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tenth anniversary of festival hits landmark for first time; Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin receives its Scottish premiere as the closing film.

Closing with the Scottish premiere of Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, Glasgow Film Festival has confirmed that its tenth edition saw it hit 40,000 admissions.

With final box office figures unavailable at the time of writing, the festival (which ran Feb 20-March 2) has hit the 40,000 mark for the first time with a programme of 369 screenings, panel discussions, live performances and pop-up cinema events.

Speaking at the closing gala, festival co-directors Allan Hunter and Allison Gardner thanked the festival’s sponsors - Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Event Scotland, Creative Scotland and the BFI. Gardner added: “We’ve had a truly wonderful time with the festival: great films, fabulous guests and the warmest audiences. Thank you very much for the support and a huge thanks to the massive team that’s worked so hard across a huge »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Star Wars companion short to screen again in UK after 34 years

7 February 2014 5:50 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Black Angel, commissioned by George Lucas and shown with The Empire Strikes Back, to feature at Glasgow film festival

A long-lost short that was screened ahead of the original run of Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back is to be shown in the UK for the first time in more than three decades, according to the BBC.

Fantasy story Black Angel was specially commissioned by Star Wars creator George Lucas to be screened with his 1980 blockbuster in European cinemas. Shot on location on the tidal island of Eilean Donan in the western Highlands of Scotland, it is described as an Arthurian tale of a knight who rescues a princess on his way home from the Crusades.

The original prints went missing after Empire's run in cinemas, but turned up in the archives of Universal Studios in the Us two years ago. Now the film, directed by Oscar-winning Star Wars »

- Ben Child

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Dreyfuss, Gilliam to attend Glasgow

5 February 2014 3:51 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tenth edition of Glasgow Film Festival, running Feb 20-March 2 announces guest lineup.

Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss and film-maker Terry Gilliam are among the guests set to attend the upcoming Glasgow Film Festival.

Dreyfuss will be attending the UK premiere of Cas & Dylan on Feb 22, where he will also be accompanied by the film’s director, Beverly Hills 90210’s Jason Priestley.

Gilliam will be in attendance at the screening of The Zero Theorem on Feb 27.

Other guests confirmed include Under the Skin director Jonathan Glazer and star Paul Brannigan for the festival’s closing gala on March 2; director David Mackenzie for Starred Up; magician Rickey Jay for the UK premiere of new documentary Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay; Mary Queen of Scots director Thomas Imbach; and Brontis Jodorowsky to talk about his father’s latest film The Dance of Reality.

Guests previously announced for this year’s tenth edition include The Double director [link=nm »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Glasgow Film Festival Checks into ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’

22 January 2014 3:10 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Scotland’s Glasgow Film Festival, which runs Feb. 20-March 2, will open with the U.K. premiere of Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and will close with the Scottish premiere of Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin,” which was partly filmed in the city.

The festival will also host the first U.K. public screening of “A Long Way Down,” which is based on Nick Hornby’s novel and stars Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette and Pierce Brosnan.

The fest has 60 U.K. premieres, including: “My Name is Hmmm…,” the feature film directorial debut from French fashion icon agnès b.; “Mr Morgan’s Last Love,” starring Michael Caine and Clemence Poesy; Michel Gondry’s “Mood Indigo,” starring Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou; Kristin Scott Thomas and Daniel Auteuil starrer “Before the Winter Chill”; Thomas Imbach’s “Mary Queen of Scots”; “The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out »

- Leo Barraclough

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Grand Budapest to open Glasgow

21 January 2014 11:01 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tenth edition of the Glasgow Film Festival to host a record 60 UK premieres; Under the Skin to receive Scottish premiere as closing film.

Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel will receive its UK premiere as the opening film of this year’s Glasgow Film Festival (Gff) on Feb 20.

With the festival celebrating its tenth edition this year, its opening gala recalls their first-ever closing gala, Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, which will also receive a screening during the festival on Glasgow’s Tall Ship.

Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, which was partly shot in Glasgow and stars Scarlett Johansson as a predatory alien seductress, will receive its Scottish premiere as the closing film on March 2.

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This year’s edition (supported by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, EventScotland and Creative Scotland) will feature a record 60 UK premieres, including Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo; Sandra Nettelbeck’s Mr. Morgan’s [link »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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10th Glasgow Film Festival launched

21 January 2014 10:59 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

The Grand Budapest Hotel

This year's Glasgow Film Festival was officially launched tonight with the news that Wes Anderson's latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel, will be its opening gala. Other UK premières screening there will include Mr Morgan's Last Love and agnès b's My Name is Hmmm…. The popular Frightfest weekender will return in all its gory glory and there's a new strand dedicated to the very best new cinema from Chile.

Guests at this year's festival will include George Sluizer, introducing his recently completed film Dark Blood, which stars River Phoenix. Richard Ayoade will present his new film, The Double, and there will be a chance to meet legendary set designer Roger Christian, who gave us Star Wars and Alien.

"In the decade since the Festival began, it’s grown almost beyond recognition," said co-director Allan Hunter. "One thing remains essential, though – Gff is and will always be an access-all-areas event, »

- Jennie Kermode

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