Paisley Film Society is very much looking forward to kicking of another great year at the fantastic Paisley Arts Centre. 2010 was a cracking year, with 2011 lining up to be just as good.

To see us off to a flying start, we have been invited to attend a very special screening of Sweet Sixteen. Hosted by Radio 4, we will be in the comany of director Ken Loach, and writer Paul Laverty. It is also anticipated cast members will be in attendance for a question and answer session and a good old chat with the audience. It will take place on Monday 17th January at the Pearch Institute, 840 Govan Road, Govan, 1900 (doors open 1830). It is free but ticketed, with tickets strictly limited to 2 per person. For your chance to be a part of the audience, please reply by Friday 7th January with your details (name, email address noted, contact telephone number) and we’ll get it organised. Just a reminder that this film is a Certificate 18, and sadly we can’t have tickets issued for under 18’s.

Also coming up this year, other than a fantastic selection of films, is our quiz night. Think you know your De Niros from your DeCaprios? Your Laurel from your Hardy? Then get your team* together and head to the Paisley Arts Centre Bar for The Film Quiz on the last Thursday of the month (February – June). The Film Quiz start at 7.30pm.
(*team to be a maximum of 4 people).
Thursdays: February 24th, March 24th, April 21st, May 19th and June 23rd.

Our first screening of 2011 at the Paisley Arts Centre will be Breakfast at Tiffanys on Tuesday 15th February. Check our website for more details (


Just a quick note to say a HUGE thanks to everyone who has supported the Paisley Film Society. It’s been a great year so far, and as we near the end of our first season at the Paisley Arts Centre, its time to look back over whats been a great few months. And it wouldn’t have happened without you! So thank you!!

At the start of June we applied for funding from Regional Screen Scotland to help us run a February Film Fiesta, but unfortunately we have not been lucky with that funding bid. However . . . fear not! Our next port of call shall be the Lottery, and hopefully we will be able to get enough money to run a fantastic week long programme of films and workshops for all.

Our final two films are Persepolis (screening tonight, as part of Refugee Week) and Dirty Dancing (Tuesay 29th June).

We will be taking a break over the summer, but looking ahead to Autumn Winter, our schedule of films has been confirmed. Basic details are on our the front page of website ( Do go and have a look (scroll down to the bottom of the home page).

Thanks again for all your support so far – do continue to support your local film club and we’ll take it from strength to strength.

All the best


Zatoichi is the epic tale of a blind masseur, gambler and swordmaster (what a combo) who wanders around the country, making his living by gambling, singing and giving massages. In Japan, giving massages was a traditional occupation for the blind. Blind persons and masseurs were on the lowest social level, no better than beggars. Unbeknown to those around him though, Zatoichi is also highly-skilled in swordsmanship and is equally talented in Sumo wrestling.

This is a fantastic film, garnering cult status quickly. It doesn’t get much screen time when up against the Hollywood blockbusters, so grab this chance to see it on the big screen.

Please note this film is Certificate 18.

Zatoichi screens on Tuesday 1st June at 7.30pm
£3 Members, £5/4 Non Members
All Welcome!


Eight films. Two major awards. One Bafta. In a single evening? In Paisley?!


We are good!

Yes, in a break from the norm, Paisley Film Society is delighted to be screening an evening of Short Films. A selection box – if you will – of what short films can offer. From the zesty fruity fun of The Finger Trap (animation) to the chewy caramel of Saltmark and back again via the hazelnutty centred Xtreme Luggaging. And that is only the first layer! For full programme listings check our website:

We’ve got a brilliant selection including I Love Luci (winner of the Prix de Mediatheque at Clermon Ferrand Short Film Festival, which is the biggest film festival in Europe dedicated to Shorts) and Bafta winning Eyes on the Streets.

As if that was not enough for one evening, the screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the Writer (Gordon McLean) and the Director (David Newbigging) of Eyes on the Streets.

Perfect for trying out new cinematic flavours, and no knobbly knees in sight . . .

Screening starts 7.30pm Tuesday 18th May
Members £3 £5/£4 Non Members
All Welcome!


Yes, in the blink of an eye, Paisley Film Society has reached the grand old age of one! We couldn’t have done it without your support and enthusiasm – thank you! To celebrate our first year come join us at our next screening (Moon – see below for more details). As well as getting a great presentation from John Pressley of Renfrewshire Libraries, there will be cake . . .
Its been a long three years, alone, on the moon. With his stint almost over Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is on the count down to head home, back to his wife and family. Satellite links are down, he is utterly on his own. But all that time in solitude can start to play tricks with your mind.

Harvesting helium isotopes isn’t all its cracked up to be. With only the onboard computer Gerty (brilliantly voiced by Kevin Spacey) for company, Sam soon thinks he is losing it after he sees someone else whilst out on a routine maintenance drive in the moon buggy. Keen to investigate more, Sam quickly realises all may not be as straightforward as he thought.

This is the feature debute for Director, Duncan Jones (the son of David Bowie) and received incredible praise when first released. Though paying homage to 2001: A Space Odessey, Solaris, Silent Running and other vintage sci-fi movies, it has carved out a place in modern sci-fi movie history as being a classic in its own right.
Not a member of Paisley’s very own Film Society yet? Click here: go to the Contact Us tab, fill in the contacts box telling us you want to be a member and we’ll get everything sorted out for you. Autumn / Winter dates are soon to be announced so do keep checking back to our website.

Moon screens Tuesday May 4th at 7.30pm
Tickets at the door £5/£4 £3 for Members.
Hope to see you there!


Video From Paisley Film Maker David Baker.

Mission X (Paisley Arts Centre Tuesday 16th March 2010)

Poor Grant. He’s only trying to make it as a documentary film maker, when he gets a break – an interview with a real tough guy – a mercenary, gun for hire, bona fide bad guy. All is going well for Grant. He can hear the compliments, see the awards and is mentally rehearsing his interview on Newsnight with Kirsty Wark. Then things start to unravel and Grant is pulled into a situation he never imagined and he’d sooner forget.

Mission X . . . marks the spot for local film maker David Baker. Come see this locally filmed flick, with plenty of opportunity to ask the man himself after the screening.

Mission X screens on Tuesday 16th March at 7.30pm
(Note: Strong language used throughout.)
Members £3 Non Members £5/£4
And . . . the chance to vote for your Buddies Choice is coming to a close. It’s been a tough fight between The Usual Suspects and Passport to Pimlico. Voting closes tomorrow! Vote here:


Tuesday 2 March
Paisley Arts Centre 7.30pm
£5 (£4 conc) £3 Paisley Film Society members

This award winning film is a must-see. A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.

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“Mission X” feature film by local filmmaker screens at the Paisley Arts Centre. For more information please click here.

Video Trailer:

For more information on the Paisley Film Society please click here.

Mission X Blog here


Just a reminder that at the Arts Centre this week is our first matinee. Starting at 2pm sharp, get your legwarmers looked out, limber up and come see Step Up 2 The Streets.

Next Tuesday is our second week-day screening. Is Anybody There? starring Michael Caine. For more information on this, and the other screenings we have coming up, visit our webpage; . Click here too to keep up to date with whats going on behind the scenes via our blog.

Members £3 entry, non members £5 (£4 conc).


Paisley Film Society Takes To The Airwaves

BBC Radio Scotland’s Janice Forsyth has invited Paisley Film Society onto her popular Movie Cafe show.  Janice will be finding out more about the Society and what can be expected from their forthcoming Spring/Summer programme.  The live interview will take place on Thursday 19th November from 1pm.  Buddies can listen in on 92-95 FM & 810 MW, or tune in via the internet:

More information about the Society is on their website: