Weird Weekend

Matchbox Cineclub presents a whole weekend of strange and unseen cinema from around the world. WEIRD WEEKEND brings orphans, outcasts and outliers from across time and space, and a host of special guests, Q&As and events, to the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.

We scour the world to bring you some of the wildest, weirdest WTF movies ever made, almost all entirely unavailable in the UK – not on Netflix, DVD or VOD – including many never-before-screened in Scotland. We have icons of cult cinema and future favourites, plus incredible shorts and plenty of bonus content, all guaranteed to blow your mind…

Tickets/merch only available via our online shop, here.

WEIRD WEEKEND WILL RETURN on 03/09, 04/09, 05/09, 06/09/2020


The second Weird Weekend took place on 30th, 31st August and 1st September 2019 at Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.

Nothing Lasts Forever (Tom Schiller, 1984)

There’s never been an official release for this true lost classic, which features Bill Murray and Zach Galligan the same year as Ghostbusters and Gremlins, so we’re thrilled to present this extremely rare outing on 35mm.

30/08 | 20:00 | CCA Cinema

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I Was A Teenage Serial Killer + Mary Jane’s Not A Virgin Anymore (Sarah Jacobson, 1993/97)

The “Queen of the Underground” smashes together B-movie aesthetics with Riot Grrrl feminism. We’re screening AGFA’s 2K restorations, in association with Pity Party Film Club.

31/08 | 12:00 | CCA Theatre

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Teknolust (Lynn Hershman Leeson, 2002)

Tilda Swinton plays four roles in this ground-breaking, cyber-feminist sci-fi oddity, which also finds space for Karen Black as a private eye named Dirty Dick.

31/08 | 14:30 | CCA Theatre

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Weird World of Deepfakes (panel discussion)

We’re joined by prominent Deepfake creator Ctrl Shift Face and a panel of special expert guests to discuss the strange possibilities of the Deepfake, for film history and the future of cinema.

31/08 | 16:00 | CCA Theatre

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Arrow Video Cult Film Quiz

Think you know cult film? With the kind assistance of Arrow Video, we’re giving you the chance to test your mettle. Prizes include Arrow Video blu rays, merch + lots more.

31/08 | 17:30 | Saramago

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Freak Orlando (Ulrike Ottinger, 1981)

This mutant offspring of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and Tod Browning’s Freaks is a thrillingly cinematic masterpiece. A very rare screening, in association with Scottish Queer International Film Festival.

31/08 | 18:45 | CCA Theatre

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Vibrations (Michael Paseornek, 1996)

James from Twin Peaks stars as a thwarted rocker who joins the techno music underground after he gains programmable robotic replacements for his amputated hands. 

31/08 | 21:00 | CCA Theatre

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The Neon Slime Mixtape (Joe Ziemba, 2019)

A hallucinogenic compilation that celebrates gore-soaked, gloop-drenched, direct-to-video genre anarchy from the 1980s and ’90s. A UK premiere, from Bleeding Skull! and AGFA.

31/08 | 22:45 | CCA Theatre

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Anti-Clock (Jane Arden & Jack Bond, 1979)

A 40th anniversary screenings for this provocative, rarely-screened artwork, based on Arden’s writings on the limitations of rational thought. A densely-woven, dream-like narrative exploring personal identity and social conformity.

01/09 | 12:00 | CCA Theatre

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Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel (Grigori Kromanov, 1979)

A sci-fi murder-mystery, masking a more abstract critique of gender, identity, Soviet Communism and humans in the face of the unknown. Presented in association with The Reptile House.

01/09 | 14:30 | CCA Theatre

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Wolf’s Hole (Věra Chytilová, 1987)

A late classic from the director of Daisies, and a rare horror, as yet unreleased in the UK. A snowy counterpoint to the optimism of Chytilová’s early work, Wolf’s Hole holds many surprises.

01/09 | 16:15 | CCA Theatre

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The ‘Burbs (Joe Dante, 1989)

Join us from 6pm for our ‘Burbs Pizza Party, or from 7pm when we’ll be screening the workprint cut, with extended scenes and alternative ending. Joe Dante joins us via Skype afterwards.

01/09 | 18:00/19:00 | CCA Theatre

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Split (Chris Shaw, 1989)

Starker is the one person in a dystopian future who can liberate mankind from transdimensional fascists. UK premiere for this 2K restoration extended cut of an ahead-of-its-time gem.

01/09 | 21:30 | CCA Theatre

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The inaugural Weird Weekend took place on 2nd and 3rd June 2018 at Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. The programme featured Freaked (Alex Winter, 1993) (with Alex Winter Q&A), Anatomical Gunk: Bryan M Ferguson Shorts, The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb (Dave Borthwick, 1993) with Frank Passingham Q&A, The Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973), Top Knot Detective (Aaron McCann, Dominic Pearce, 2017) with Aaron McCann and Dominic Pearce Q&A, Crime Wave (John Paizs, 1986) with Eva Kovacs Q&A, The Crazy Family (Sogo Ishii, 1984) and The Astrologer (Craig Denney, 1975)