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Glasgow film festival is box office hit
If Lon Chaney alone couldn't raise the hairs on the back of your neck, the resounding Wurtlizer organ accompaniment by David Gray certainly did.
And this was just one of a number of choices for discerning film fans on the closing day of the Glasgow Film Festival.
Also packed to the gunnels was a rare screening of Big Banana Feet at the GFT, the last remaining copy of the documentary about Billy Connolly's 1975 tour of Ireland, having been discovered in an American archive.
Or you could have dropped in to hear esteemed French film director Bertrand Tavernier talk about locating his sci-fi thriller Death Watch in Glasgow in 1980, preceded by a screening of the film.
And that's not forgetting the official closing gala - the premiere of the heart-warming film Le Havre, attended by its Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki.
That variety of choice - of both films and venue - must play some part in the ongoing success of the Glasgow Film Festival, which yesterday announced that this year's box office was up again, with close to 35,000 admissions across the eleven day festival.
That's a dramatic increase on the 6,000 who came along in 2005, the first year of the festival. It may be one of the newest film festivals - in a very crowded marketplace - but the GFF is clearly giving more established festivals a run for their money.
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