First Cow, Tina join Glasgow Film Festival line-up
James R | On 17, Feb 2021
Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow and new documentary Tina have joined the line-up for the 2021 Glasgow Film Festival.
Running from 24th February until 7th March, the online event already has an impressive programme of anticipated titles, opening with Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari, starring Steven Yeun, and closing with Suzanne Lindon’s debut feature Spring Blossom.
The festival will stream on Glasgow Film’s new streaming service, Glasgow Film at Home, with tickets costing £9.99 per film. With a week to go until the festival kicks off, a number of new premieres have been added.
On 5th March the festival will host the UK premiere of Tina – the ultimate celebration of a global superstar and an intimate portrait of a woman who overcame extreme adversity to define her career, her identity and her legacy on her own terms. Directed by Academy Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin (Undefeated, LA 92), and produced by Lightbox – the production company founded by Simon Chinn (Man on Wire, Whitney) and Jonathan Chinn (LA 92, Whitney), together with Diane Becker (The Final Year, Belushi) – Tina is the ultimate story of survival. Following its UK premiere, Tina will be released in the UK and Ireland in March.
The same day will also mark the UK premiere of First Cow, which follows loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) as he travels west and joins a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, but he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) also seeking his fortune. Soon, the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow. Co-starring Toby Jones, the film will be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland by MUBI on 28th May.
On 6th March the festival will host a free world premiere of Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In, a remarkably intimate and moving story about one of the greatest football managers of all time, directed by his son, Jason Ferguson.
Filmed while recovering from a traumatic brain haemorrhage and acutely aware that his memory might desert him, Sir Alex Ferguson recounts the most important stories of his life, both in and out of football, to his son Jason. Featuring exclusive and previously unseen archive footage, this is a film about the bond between a man and his family; an exploration of leadership and mental toughness and a celebration of one of football’s greatest careers.
Directed by his son, Jason, the film is screening at the festival on a first come, first served basis – with a limited number of free tickets available from 12pm on 18th February. Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In is coming to cinemas from 27th May and available on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Ireland from 29th May.
Sir Alex Ferguson and Jason Ferguson will take part in an exclusive digital Q&A for the festival, available to all ticket holders. Alongside them, GFF will be welcoming a host of other guests for exclusive digital Q&As playing alongside their premieres including Ewen Bremner and Nick Moran for Creation Stories (24th February); Lee Isaac Chung for Minari (24th February); Jodie Foster, Kevin Macdonald and Tahar Rahim for The Mauritanian (25th February); Celeste Bell and Paul Sng for Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliche (27th February); Lawrence Michael Levine for Black Bear (27th February); Ben Whishaw and Aneil Karia for Surge (5th March); Bryan Fogel for The Dissident (6th March); Viktor Kossakovsky for the Oscar-nominated Gunda (7th March); and Suzanne Lindon for Spring Blossom (7th March).
Tickets for Tina and First Cow are available from 12pm on Thursday 18th February at glasgowfilm.org/festival. Tickets for all other events are on sale now. For the full festival line-up, click here.