J A N U A R Y
FILM JOJO RABBIT
Taika Waititi dips his directorial toes into weighty political satire with an excellent cast featuring Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson, Sam Rockwell, Alfie Allen and Stephen Merchant. Based on the Christine Leunens book Caging Skies, it revolves around a brainwashed Nazi Youth member who is appalled to discover that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Perhaps not obvious source material for a comedy movie, but it contains startling moments of hilarity and humanity. See review, page 96. General release from Fri 3 Jan.
MUSIC CELTIC CONNECTIONS
For 18 days, over 300 events will put the roots, world and Celtic focus upon Glasgow, with a strong line-up of international acts alongside homegrown talent such as Eddi Reader, Rachel Sermanni (pictured), RURA and Fergus McCreadie. See Big Picture, page 17, and First & Last, page 136. Various venues, Glasgow, Thu 16 Jan–Sun 2 Feb.
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COMEDY MAISIE ADAM
TV STAR TREK: PICARD
The 2017 So You Think You’re Funny champion takes her second solo show on tour, with Hang Fire asking people to calm down when it comes to online behaviour. See My Comedy Hero, page 89. Gilded Balloon Basement at Rose Theatre, Edinburgh, Tue 21 Jan; The Stand, Glasgow, Wed 22 Jan. The Starship Enterprise keeps on floating through space with Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard, the beloved captain having been enticed out of retirement for one last mission. See preview, page 129. Amazon Prime Video, Fri 24 Jan.
Julia Taudevin and Kieran Hurley have created a show delivered by five women about migration, loss and humanity, featuring multi-lingual storytelling, choral soundscape and Gaelic song. See feature, page 50. Various venues, Isle of Lewis, Mon 27–Fri 31 Jan.
10 THE LIST 1 Nov 2019–31 Jan 2020