Roll camera for Glasgow film fans

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DIM the lights and dig out the popcorn — Glasgow Film Festival returns for its 10th year with some cinematic treats to engross and amuse.

The festival celebrated its most successful season yet in 2013, with 39,000 bums in cinema seats and visits from a few big name stars, including Joss Whedon, John C Reilly and Gemma Arterton.

As for this year’s programme...where to begin?

The film fun opens with Wes Anderson’s star-studded affair, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and closes with Under the Skin — the Scarlett Johansson film which had half of Glasgow talking while being filmed here (as well as in the Highlands).

In between, there are films to suit every taste, from Nick Hornby adaptation A Long Way Down and bestseller-turned-blockbuster The Book Thief to screenings of The Steamie at Glasgow Green and horror classic The Fog aboard the Tall Ship.

There are celebrations of Hollywood’s golden era, and, for food fans out there, there are even dinner-and-a-show screenings, pairing classic foodie films (Goodfellas, Ratatouille, When Harry Met Sally, Withnail and I) with tasty treats, courtesy of Street Food Cartel.

On top of all that, there’s a bit of star-spotting on offer again this year, with Terry Gilliam, Richard Dreyfuss, Jason Priestley and Jonathan Glazer all walking the red carpet.

It seems that Glasgow’s where it’s at this month — all that’s left to do is to fill that diary full of film.

The Glasgow Film Festival runs Feb 20 - March 2.

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