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First programme announcement for Glasgow Film Festival

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Classic Hollywood screen double acts such as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, plus a strand of films from Argentina, have been announced as key features in next year’s Glasgow Film Festival, which will take place in various venues around the city February 17-28.

The festival traditionally features a retrospective of films by a particular star but for 2016 they’ll be seeing double with Dream Teams on the Silver Screen. The programme has been designed for cross-generational audiences and films involving the likes of Doris Day and Rock Hudson, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers, and Robert Redford and Paul Newman are among those set to be included.

A second new strand, Roads to the South, will celebrate Argentinean cinema as a result of the country’s filmmaking renaissance in recent years following the New Argentine Cinema movement.

Other stands which will feature will include horror films in FrightFest, features and animation for all-ages in Modern Families, cult classics and all things geek in Nerdvana, weird and wonderful documentaries in Stranger The Fiction and a curated programme of screenings and live music for Sound and Vision.

The 12th Glasgow Film Festival will also include a film industry programme for the first time. GFF Industry Focus will bring together international filmmakers, funding bodies and industry insiders for a two-day seminar February 24-25.

The main programme will be announced on Wednesday January 20, with tickets on sale Monday January 25. There will also be tickets for the opening and closing galas available from Monday January 18, and the ever popular FrightFest passes will be on sale from Friday January 15.

Glasgow Film Festival, February 17-28.

See more film in Glasgow from Time Out.

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