Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Hey folks, not seen often these days, That Sinking Feeling is perhaps the only real Scottish heist movie. I can't think of another. It also contains a suggestion that a certain east coast town may be a holday destination.
So if you can, cut along and see a real classic on the big screen this coming Sunday in Glasgow. Chosen by the one and only Dep Downie and in addition a man has come in all the way fro Carracas for the screening... or has he?



We'd like to bring your attention to a very special Monorail Film Club presentation this Sunday.

Bill Forsyth's iconic first feature film, set in a fictitious town called Glasgow, lays down a winning, slightly awkward style which paved the way, only one year later for the much better known Gregory's Girl. That Sinking Feeling, which has a very similar cast to Gregory's Girl, is perhaps slightly clunkier, but is still a brilliant document of a late 70s / early 80s Glasgow which already looks very different to the city we now know. But it's still raining and the character types are familiar enough - Ronnie (Robert Buchanan) and his pals are on the lookout for a brilliant scam to get rich quick, only to hit upon the idea of stealing 90 stainless steel sinks. It sounds slightly unplotted and gauche, and really it is, but somehow it totters forward with brilliant performances and excellent dialogue, into something completely life-affirming and magical.

That Sinking Feeling was selected by Dep Downie from Monorail Music and will be followed by a conversation between actor, Robert Buchanan and Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian.

Sunday 12 October 2008, 8.15pm.

We recommend booking tickets in advance. GFT, Rose Street, Glasgow. 0141 332 8128.

Hope to see you there.


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