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Glasgow Film Festival 2021

By James Mellin

Glasgow Film Festival 2021

The film festival for audiences: Glasgow Film Festival will take place 24 February – 7 March 2021. Full listings here

Tickets for Glasgow Film Festival 2021 are on sale now! Be the first to see the best new films, with nine World premieres, three European premieres and a whopping 49 UK premieres screening online from 24 February - 7 March on Glasgow Film At Home. We take a look at a selection of some of the music films the festival has to offer this year


Director(s): Dan Lindsay, T. J Martin

Cast: Tina Turner, Angela Bassett, Erwin Bach

Available from 18.00 on Friday 5 March until 18.00 on Monday 8 March​ 

Made with the full cooperation of Tina Turner, Tina tells the extraordinary life story of one of rock’s greatest icons. A feast of archive footage captures the blazing talent and crowd-pleasing swagger of a singing sensation at her peak in hits from 'Proud Mary' to 'What’s Love Got To Do With It.' Tina discusses the highs and lows of a private life scarred by the violent abuse she suffered at the hands of husband Ike and her triumphant liberation to become a proud independent woman and bestselling global artist. An emotion-charged celebration of a star who remains simply the best

Creation Stories

Director(s): Nick Moran

Cast: Ewen Bremner, Suki Waterhouse, Rebecca Root

Available from 20.30 on Wednesday 24 February until 20.30 on Saturday 27 February

Written by Irvine Welsh and starring Ewen Bremner as the infamous Alan McGee, Creation Stories charts the rise of one young Glaswegian who went on to change the face of British culture, whilst navigating a sea of obstacles that would ultimately lead to his downfall. Scottish-born McGee, founder of Creation Records, helped launch the careers of influential bands such as Oasis, Primal Scream and My Bloody Valentine to name but a few. Charismatic with a reputation for living fast and partying hard, McGee’s ear for music and marketing genius was unmatched at the time, with only his lack of business acumen causing the label to burn out and fade away

Da Capo

Director(s): Shim Chanyang

Cast: Hong Isaac, Jang Haeun

Available from 13.15 on Saturday 27 February until 13.15 on Tuesday 2 March

Struggling musician Tae-il (Hong Isaac) returns to his hometown and reconnects with former bandmate, Ji-won (Jang Haeun) who now teaches at a music school. Tae-il lends an ear to help coach a rock band of her pupils competing in a local music contest. As he rediscovers his passion for music, an opportunity arises that may finally be his big break but that may mean saying goodbye to the ones who have truly helped him. For fans of Sing Street and School of Rock, Da Capo is a tale full of warmth and hope that music lovers of all kinds will connect with


Director(s): Stacey Lee

Available from 18.00 on Saturday 27 February until 18.00 on Tuesday 2 March

Shining a light on gender inequality in the electronic dance music scene is the main focus of director Stacey Lee’s uplifting documentary. Beautifully shot, Underplayed is an intimate and revealing look at the personal journeys of many talented and vibrant women making their mark within an industry that has long undervalued female musicians, technicians and producers. Filmed over the summer festival season, the film offers a look through the lens of these female pioneers who are championing change and providing a diverse pool of role models for generations to come

Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliche

Director(s): Celeste Bell, Paul Sng

Available from 15.30 on Saturday 27 February until 15.30 on Tuesday 2 March

Proclaimed by Billboard as ‘one of the least conventional front-persons in rock history’, Poly Styrene hit the headlines as founder of acclaimed punk band, X-Ray Spex. As a mixed race woman from a working-class background, Poly had to unfairly navigate intense scrutiny throughout her career. Poly’s fascinating story is brought to the big screen by her daughter Celeste, who sets out to explore her mother’s legacy and celebrate the life of a true pioneer of punk