Weird Weekend

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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, with a host of special guests, Q&As and events, to the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.

WEIRD WEEKEND 2019 takes place 30/08, 31/08 and 01/09/2019.

We’ve scoured 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…

The full programme for WEIRD WEEKEND 2019 will be announced in July, 2019.


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)

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