Like Dylan In The Movies.

Do you like how I just stole that title from that Belle & Sebastian song there?

I know I’m late with this but Glasgow’s GFT Cinema have a Bob Dylan Season!
They recently screened “I’m Not There” which I missed but there is NO WAY I am missing the chance to see “Don’t Look Back” on the big screen.
No way!

Here is a list of what’s on offer:

La Strada (1954).

The young Dylan spent hours in a Greenwich Village cinema devouring the cream of European cinema, including the films of Federico Fellini. La Strada is a bittersweet parable that made a star of Fellini’s wife and muse Giulietta Masina. Dylan would later cite the film as an influence for ‘Mr Tambourine Man’.

Introduced by season curator Dr Pasquale Ianonne.

Tuesday, 10th May.
Venue: GFT Cinema 2.
Show Time: 18:00.

Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid (1973).

Dylan’s music for Peckinpah’s elegiac masterpiece includes the enduringly popular ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ as well as other stunning pieces such as ‘Billy 4’. Dylan makes a cameo appearance as Alias, a newspaper reporter who follows the Kid (Kris Kristofferson) as he is hunted down by his old friend Pat Garrett (James Coburn).

Introduced by songwriter and performer Rab Noakes.

Tuesday, 17th May.
Venue: GFT Cinema 2.
Show Time: 18.00.

Don’t Look Back (1967).

Pennebaker’s chronicle of Dylan’s 1965 UK tour has become one of the most celebrated music documentaries. It is a fascinating, energetic snapshot of the singer-songwriter at the height of his powers, featuring famous performances from the Royal Albert Hall and encounters with fellow musicians.

Screening on Dylan’s birthday, the film will be introduced by musician and broadcaster John Cavanagh and followed by a panel discussion with special guests including Senior BBC Music producer Stewart Cruickshank.

Tuesday, 24th May.
Venue: GFT Cinema 2.
Show Time: 20.15.

Renaldo And Clara (1978).

Filmed during the Rolling Thunder Revue tour of 1975/76 and featuring many of his inner circle (Joan Baez, Allen Ginsberg, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott), Dylan’s rarely-seen second foray into film (after 1972’s Eat the Document) intersperses concert footage with improvised scenes in a playful, multilayered epic. Not to be missed!

Introduced by season curator Dr Pasquale Ianonne.

Sunday, 29th May.
Venue: GFT Cinema 1.
Show Time: 13.00.


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