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The Stuart Hall Project (12A)

The Stuart Hall Project

Stuart Hall is one of the UK’s leading cultural theorists. John Akromfrah’s documentary looks back on his life and explores the work that – like Noam Chomsky’s career at Massachusetts Institute of Technology – has had a significant impact on our world view. As diverse in its approach to Hall as the theorist’s own body of work, and driven along by the music of Hall’s favourite musician Miles Davis, this is a fascinating portrait of a key British thinker.


Cast: Stuart Hall, Catherine Hall

Director: John Akomfrah


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Monday 21 Oct 201918:30 Book Now

Here to Be Heard: Story of the Slits (15)

Here to Be Heard: Story of the Slits

Here to Be Heard tells the story of The Slits, the world’s first all girl punk rock group,
from their original formation during the pioneering days of punk rock in mid 70s London, through their individual stories of struggle, to the reformation of the band in 2005… a time period that ends in 2010 when singer Ari Up died of cancer while trying to make this film.


This story; a mix of archival footage, never before seen images, and interviews with the Slits along with Punk Rock royalty, extraordinary producers, scholars and those
influenced by The Slits, can be best described by a quote from Ari Up herself: “I’m not here to be loved, I’m here to be heard”.


Director: William E. Badgley



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Tuesday 22 Oct 201918:30 Book Now

Lost Lives (12A)

Lost Lives

Based on the book 'Lost Lives', which records every single death and its circumstances since the beginning of the modern conflict known as the Troubles in Northern Ireland, this heartfelt documentary is a cinematic homage to those, from all sides, who lost their lives. Powerfully narrated by famous Irish and Northern Irish actors, including Kenneth Branagh, Brendan Gleeson, Roma Downey, Liam Neeson, Bríd Brennan and Stephen Rea, the film weaves archive footage with recordings of family and friends responding to the devastating news of the death of loved ones. A score performed by the Ulster Orchestra and striking cinematography complete this elegiac piece. The last entry in the book is Lyra McKee, a journalist who was fatally shot in 2019 – an essential reminder that peace can be a fragile process.


Director: Dermot Lavery, Michael Hewitt


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Wednesday 23 Oct 201918:30 Book Now

Ladyworld (15)

Ladyworld

After a catastrophic event, eight girls find themselves stranded in a house without electricity. As they run out of food and water, their sanity begins to crumble, and soon they regress to their baser instincts.


Cast: Annalise Basso, Ariela Barer, Atheena Frizzell, Maya Hawke, Noel David Taylor, Odessa Adlon, Ryan Simpkins, Tatsumi Romano, Zora Casebere

Director: Amanda Kramer


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Thursday 24 Oct 201918:30 Book Now

Inna De Yard (12A)

Inna De Yard

While Bob Marley may be most closely associated with the heyday of reggae music, there are others who did not achieve international stardom but remain popular in Jamaica and among reggae fans; singers and songwriters who maintain the spiritual and social values reflected in their music. Now they will once again sing about those values on an international tour. Inna de Yard captures the musicians—among them Ken Boothe, Winston McAnuff, Kiddus I, and Cedric Myton—as they reacquaint, swap stories, and talk of their lives as they rehearse in a studio adorned with hundreds of old LPs and 45s.


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Thursday 24 Oct 201920:30 Book Now

Tubby Hayes: A Man in a Hurry (12A)

Tubby Hayes: A Man in a Hurry

Tubby Hayes: A Man in a Hurry charts the life and times of professional jazz musician Edward Brian ‘Tubby’ Hayes who recorded some of the most iconic pieces of the 50s and 60s. Tubby’s credits include soundtracks to Alfie and The Italian Job, and live performances and recordings for Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones and Dizzy Gillespie.


Director: Lee Cogswell


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Friday 25 Oct 201918:30 Book Now

The Beach Bum (18)

The Beach Bum

Moondog is a fun-loving, pot-smoking, beer-drinking writer who lives life on his own terms in Florida. If he can put down the drugs for just one minute, he may finally be able to put his talent to good use and finish the next great American novel.


Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher,Jimmy Buffett, Zac Efron, Martin Lawrence, Jonah Hill

Director: Harmony Korine


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Creature from the Black Lagoon (PG)

Creature from the Black Lagoon

A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.


Cast: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning

Director: Jack Arnold


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Saturday 26 Oct 201913:00 Book Now

The Wolf Man (PG)

The Wolf Man

A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.


Cast: Claude Rains, Warren William, Lon Chaney Jr

Director: George Waggner


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Saturday 26 Oct 201915:00 Book Now

Young Frankenstein (15)

Young Frankenstein

An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.


Cast: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman

Director: Mel Brooks


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Saturday 26 Oct 201919:00 Book Now

Hocus Pocus (PG)

Hocus Pocus

A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.


Cast: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy

Director: Kenny Ortega


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Sunday 27 Oct 201913:00 Book Now

The Thing (18)

The Thing

A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.


Cast: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimely, Keith David

Director: John Carpenter


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Sunday 27 Oct 201915:00 Book Now

Little Shop of Horrors (PG)

Little Shop of Horrors

A singing plant, a daring hero, a sweet girl and a demented dentist. This comedy musical about a nerdy florist who finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.


Cast: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Steve Martin

Director: Frank Oz


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Sunday 27 Oct 201919:00 Book Now

Amy (15)

Amy

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.


Director: Asif Kapadia


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Monday 28 Oct 201918:00 Book Now

Western Stars (PG)

Western Stars

Live concert performance of Bruce Springsteen singing songs from his album 'Western Stars'.


Cast: Bruce Springsteen

Directors: Bruce Springsteen, Thom Zimny


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Monday 28 Oct 201920:30 Book Now

Hale County This Morning, This Evening (15)

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, Hale County This Morning, This Evening allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South – trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming – despite the odds. An incredibly lyrical work, photographer and filmmaker RaMell Ross boldly ruptures racist aesthetic frameworks that have historically constricted the expression of African American men on film.


Director: RaMell Ross


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Tuesday 29 Oct 201920:00 Book Now

The Shining (15)

The Shining

Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King remains a formidable and unsettling viewing experience. Jack Nicholson is superb as Jack Torrance, the newly appointed winter caretaker of the menacing Overlook hotel. A visual tour de force for its use of Steadicam and featuring illuminating references to the work of Diane Arbus, it’s one you won’t want to see alone…


Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Director: Stanley Kubrick


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Wednesday 30 Oct 201920:00 Book Now

Reclaim the Frame Presents: The Nightingale (15)

Reclaim the Frame Presents: The Nightingale

This screening is part of the RECLAIM THE FRAME project and will feature an introduction by Mia Bays, the Oscar-winning producer who runs Birds’ Eye View Films.


Reclaim The Frame is a mission to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women to widen and enrich cinema’s perspective of the world, run by acclaimed gender-equality-in-film charity Birds’ Eye View, and backed by the British Film Institute’s Audience Fund.


About the Nightingale

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.


Cast: Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr

Director: Jennifer Kent




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Thursday 31 Oct 201918:00 Book Now

Hoop Dreams (12A)

Hoop Dreams

Winner of the prestigious Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, this documentary follows two African-American high school students in Chicago as they follow their dreams of becoming professional NBA basketball players. Director Steve James filmed teenagers Arthur Agee and William Gates over five years as they struggled to overcome obstacles including parental drug addiction and inner-city violence, with the resulting film perfectly summed up by legendary film critic Roger Ebert, who proclaimed: “A film like Hoop Dreams is what the movies are for. … It is one of the great movie-going experiences of my lifetime.”


Cast: Arthur Agee, William Gates

Director: Steve James


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Friday 1 Nov 201917:00 Book Now

Make a Scene Presents: Knife + Heart (18)

Make a Scene Presents: Knife + Heart

Yann Gonzalez’s horror thriller Knife + Heart is a gay gaello which queers up the slasher film.and soaks in the camp and neon of 1970s classics like Susperia.


It's a glorious looking and sounding (score by M83) queer cinema experience perfect for Halloween. Set in the summer of 1979, Paris-based filmmaker Anne (Vanessa Paradis) is a producer of third-rate gay porn (which stars Sauvage actor  Félix Maritaud  ).


After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet but when one of her actors is brutally murdered by a masked killer targeting gay porn stars, Anne gets dragged into a hypnotic investigation.



MAKE A SCENE:

Make A Scene have made a name for themselves in Manchester as a big queer film party “for friends of Dorothy and their friends” bringing camp cinema, queer film and LGBT TV to the big screen. Make A Scene specialize in “way-too-interactive” immersive screenings of films that don’t normally get the live cinema treatment. Rather than Ghostbusters, Jurrasic Park and Star Wars they bring Death Becomes Her, John Waters and Ab Fab to life. As well as crazy film parties Make A Scene have hosted screenings of new LGBT documentaries and narrative features including 120 BPM and A Fantastic Woman and are a real queer film club bound together by online discussion, community, a weekly newsletter and upcoming podcast.


And now they’re coming to Cultureplex with the mission to get weirder and queerer! Join Make A Scene every month for a residency that swings from high art to bad taste, from the greatest queer films ever made to films so bad only gay men could love them.


Each screening will be hosted by Make A Scene’s own Gary Williams and each month will be different, sometimes you’ll be joined by a drag queen picking her fave film, sometimes you’ll be treated to a double feature or a TV series but every month you’re invited to grab a cocktail and enjoy a slightly too relaxed cinema experience with likeminded queerdos then head to the bar after for indepth discussion (and bitching).

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Friday 1 Nov 201920:00 Book Now

Yves Saint Laurent: The Last Collections (PG)

Yves Saint Laurent: The Last Collections

Withheld from release for almost 20 years, Olivier Meyrou’s documentary observes the legendary Parisian haute-couture designer as he and his team prepare what would be his final collection before the esteemed fashion brand sold to Gucci in 1999. Shot in 16mm and filmed over two years with unprecedented access to one of the world’s most renowned fashion houses, Meyrou’s film offers glimpses of the tormented man behind the label and especially his complex relationship with the imperious Pierre Bergé, his partner and the driving force behind the fashion house, who successfully sued to have the film supressed for so many years.


Cast: Yves Saint-Laurent, Pierre Bergé, Laetitia Casta, Loulou De La Falaise, Catherine Deneuve

Director: Olivier Meyrou


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Saturday 2 Nov 201915:00 Book Now

First A Girl (U)

First A Girl

Part of our musicals mini-season, this 1935 British film is a delectable cross-dressing caper packed with risqué comedy and impressive song-and-dance numbers. An adaptation of 1933 German film Victor and Victoria - which was later remade as Victor/Victoria (1982) starring Julie Andrews and then reworked in Shakespeare in Love (1998) - Victor Saville’s film sees shop girl Elizabeth (played by 1920’s London stage star, Jessie Matthews) pretending to be a boy in order to perform onstage as a female impersonator, who is then forced to drop the disguise when she falls in love with a man. The perfect big screen musical fix.


Cast: Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Anna Lee

Director: Victor Saville


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Saturday 2 Nov 201918:00 Book Now

Singing Lovebirds (PG)

Singing Lovebirds

Part of our classic musicals weekender, this rarely screened Japanese musical comedy from 1939 is a joyous and unique treat. A Japanese courtesan is in love with a samurai but faces stiff competition from two other local admirers and is under pressure from her debt-ridden father to marry a Lord. Marvel at the singing samurai and revel in the culminating umbrella-yielding dance routine - who needs Strictly on a Saturday night?


Cast: Chiezō Kataoka, Takashi Shimura, Haruyo Ichikawa, Dick Mine, Tomiko Hattori, Fujiko Fukamizu

Director: Masahiro Makino


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Saturday 2 Nov 201920:00 Book Now

Guys and Dolls (U)

Guys and Dolls

Based on the Broadway show and filled to the brim with Frank Loesser tunes including Luck Be a Lady and Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat, this outrageously comic film features Marlon Brando’s bold musical debut. Veteran gambler Sky Masterson takes a bet from Nathan Detroit that he can win the affection of a soldier in the Salvation Army, setting himself up to lose both his money and his heart. Guys and Dolls consistently ranks amongst the most popular film musicals of all time, don’t miss it on the big screen.


Cast: Vivian Blaine, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons, Marlon Brando

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz



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Sunday 3 Nov 201915:00 Book Now

A Star Is Born (U)

A Star Is Born

In this 1954 version of the classic musical, Judy Garland and James Mason play the doomed lovers on opposing ends of fame, characters most recently portrayed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in last year’s awards-bait reboot. Widely considered one of the greatest musicals of all time, the 1954 film is directed by the legendary George Cukor, the man behind iconic Hollywood musicals My Fair Lady (1964) and The Philadelphia Story (1940). A Star is Born is playing at Mini Cini in conjunction with the BFI’s nationwide “Musicals” season.


Cast: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Director: George Cukor


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Sunday 3 Nov 201918:05 Book Now

Ama-San (PG)

Ama-San

For over 2,000 years, female shellfish divers, known as ama-san, have fished for abalone off the coast of Japan. Focusing on three women who have spent decades diving together near a small fishing village on the Shima peninsular, and shot between the silent, underwater world and rural life on land, Ama-San is a unique portrait of an ancient custom which is at risk of disappearing.


Director: Cláudia Varejão


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Monday 4 Nov 201918:00 Book Now

Corpus Christi (15)

Corpus Christi

A young offender who is drawn to religion but banned from the priesthood due to his criminal record, impersonates a priest in a small Polish town. Inspired by true events, this original and absorbing third feature from Polish director Jan Komasa (Warsaw ’44) has been an award-winning and critically-acclaimed hit on the international festival circuit since premiering at the 2019 Venice Film Festival and we’re delighted to host the film’s Manchester screening.


Cast: Bartosz Bielenia, Eliza Rycembel, Aleksandra Konieczna, Tomasz Ziętek

Director: Jan Komasa

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Monday 4 Nov 201920:00 Book Now

Home (12A)

Home

Filmed over 4 years, Home is the fascinating account of 34-year old UK adventurer Sarah Outen’s 20,000 mile journey across the globe, powered entirely by her own steam - on bike, foot and rowing boat. Like Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild, Outen also confronts her own mental health issues and discusses her grief for her late father as the film explores the redemptive and healing power of travel. With footage from Alaska to Kazakhstan, from China to the Pacific Ocean, this inspiring documentary demands to be seen on the big screen.


Directors: Jen Randall, Sarah Outen


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Tuesday 5 Nov 201918:00 Book Now

Island of the Hungry Ghosts (12A)

Island of the Hungry Ghosts

Island of the Hungry Ghosts takes place on the remote and extraordinary Christmas Island. Home to few human inhabitants, it’s famous for one of the world’s largest land migrations – that of 50 million crabs making their voyage to the ocean’s edge – but has a more troubling relationship with human migration, with its jungle hiding Australia’s biggest offshore refugee detention centre. The only connection to the outside world for these asylum seekers is counsellor Poh Lin Lee.


Winner of the Best Documentary award at Tribeca, the first feature documentary from Gabrielle Brady is an all-encompassing, lyrical and deeply moving tribunal on inhumanity.


Director: Gabrielle Brady


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Tuesday 5 Nov 201920:00 Book Now

One Child Nation (15)

One Child Nation

Winner of Sundance Film Festival’s top doc prize, and hailed by Variety as “one of the year’s most important documentaries, One Child Nation is a powerful and chilling account of China’s  “One Child Policy” - the country’s extreme population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one child and that lasted from 1979-2015. This critically acclaimed film explores the draconian measures taken to enforce the policy, which included forced sterilisation, full-term abortions, and child trafficking, revealing nothing short of a human rights atrocity, and the long-lasting ramifications of this extreme state control over women’s bodies.


Cast: Jiaoming Pang, Brian Stuy, Longlan Stuy, Peng Wang

Director: Zhang Lynn,Nanfu Wang


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Wednesday 6 Nov 201918:00 Book Now

For Sama (18)

For Sama

For Sama is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.


Directors: Edward Watts, Waad Al-Kateab


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Wednesday 6 Nov 201920:00 Book Now

Connect (15)

Connect

Scottish filmmaker Marilyn Edmond tackles the subject of suicide among young men - a major issue in Scotland and the leading cause of death for men under 45 in the UK - in this ambitious, heartfelt drama. A young man contemplates suicide after losing someone close to him. He never feels that it’s possible to share his feelings until care home owner Jeff becomes a source of support while a flirtation with single mother Sam presents a reason to choose life.


Cast: Kevin Guthrie, Siobhan Reilly, Stephen McCole

Director: Marilyn Edmond


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Thursday 7 Nov 201918:00 Book Now

Cielo (PG)

Cielo

Take a trip to remote Chile with this visual feast of a documentary about the night sky above the Atacama desert – a treasured site for stargazers, where the lack of pollution provides striking sights of the heavens. Canadian filmmaker Alison McAlpine takes viewers on a spellbinding trip that weaves stunning footage of constellations, the Milky Way, and shooting stars, with interviews with those who dwell below this sky - from the astronomers working in the Atacama’s observatories to the local desert inhabitants whose mystic stories and folklore endow a sense of wonder and contemplation that will stay with viewers well beyond the film’s 78 minutes.


Director: Alison McAlpine


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Thursday 7 Nov 201920:00 Book Now

Gaza (15)

Gaza

This elegantly shot and masterfully crafted portrait of Palestinian life offers a rare chance to be immersed in the heart of Gaza, as we glimpse behind the walls to get to know real people who inhabit it. Like its people, Gaza’s landscape feels kaleidoscopic: colourful yet pained, fragile yet resilient, ancient while looking to the future. In spite of everything, joy and humanity can be found in every corner of this mosaic of life.


Director: Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell


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Friday 8 Nov 201918:00 Book Now

Sea of Shadows (12A)

Sea of Shadows

Winner of the 2019 Sundance audience award, this riveting documentary set in the Gulf of California has the intensity of a Hollywood thriller, filled with gunfire, cartels and corruption. Directed by Richard Ladkani, who co-directed Netflix’s urgent anti-poaching doc The Ivory Game, and exec-produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, the subject of this documentary eco-thriller is the vaquita, the world's smallest whale, which is near extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese mafia who poach the rare totoaba fish - the "cocaine of the sea."


Directors: Sean Bogle,Richard Ladkani,Matthew Podolsky

Cast: Romel Eduardo Ledezma Abaroa, Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Hector Capetillo, Andrea Crosta, Marc Davis, Carlos Loret de Mola


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Friday 8 Nov 201920:00 Book Now

Diego Maradona (12A)

Diego Maradona

The third film from the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning team behind Senna and Amy, Kapadia’s Diego Maradona is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive.


Director: Asif Kapadia


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Saturday 9 Nov 201915:00 Book Now

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (15)

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

Manchester native Chris Sievey dreamed of pop-music stardom but belated recognition only came incognito, through his loveably anarchic creation. Working from Sievey’s own exhaustive self-documentation (old cassettes, degraded video) and deftly incorporating interviews with loved ones and admirers (including former band members DJ Mark Radcliffe and Frank’s co-screenwriter Jon Ronson), director Steve Sullivan assembles a compelling portrait of a mercurial, often tortured artist with a chequered private life.


Cast: Frank Sidebottom, Johnny Vegas, Ross Noble

Director: Steve Sullivan


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Saturday 9 Nov 201918:00 Book Now

Frank (15)

Frank

A surreal comedy inspired by co-writer Jon Ronson’s time as a keyboard player alongside renowned Mancunian comic and musician Chris Sievey - better known as the papier mache head-wearing, Frank Sidebottom. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Oscar nominated in 2015 for Room) and starring a concealed Michael Fassbender in the title role alongside Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the film follows indie band The Soronprfbs as they try to record an album, before ultimately securing a gig at the lauded SXSW festival in Texas.


Cast: Michael Fassbender, Domnhall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy

Director: Lenny Abrahamson


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Saturday 9 Nov 201920:00 Book Now

Make a Scene Presents: Sauvage (18)

Make a Scene Presents: Sauvage

Twenty-two-year-old Leo (Maritaud, 120 BPM) lives on the streets. He wanders around aimlessly and sells his body for sex, but still believing in the possibility of love. With the help of its raw and natural-looking form, first-time director Camille Vidal-Naquet creates a romantic and moving ode to freedom and love that has earned comparisons to Varda’s Vagabond.


Cast: Félix Maritaud,Eric Bernard, Nicolas Dibla

Director: Camille Vidal-Naquet



MAKE A SCENE:

Make A Scene have made a name for themselves in Manchester as a big queer film party “for friends of Dorothy and their friends” bringing camp cinema, queer film and LGBT TV to the big screen. Make A Scene specialize in “way-too-interactive” immersive screenings of films that don’t normally get the live cinema treatment. Rather than Ghostbusters, Jurrasic Park and Star Wars they bring Death Becomes Her, John Waters and Ab Fab to life. As well as crazy film parties Make A Scene have hosted screenings of new LGBT documentaries and narrative features including 120 BPM and A Fantastic Woman and are a real queer film club bound together by online discussion, community, a weekly newsletter and upcoming podcast.


And now they’re coming to Cultureplex with the mission to get weirder and queerer! Join Make A Scene every month for a residency that swings from high art to bad taste, from the greatest queer films ever made to films so bad only gay men could love them.


Each screening will be hosted by Make A Scene’s own Gary Williams and each month will be different, sometimes you’ll be joined by a drag queen picking her fave film, sometimes you’ll be treated to a double feature or a TV series but every month you’re invited to grab a cocktail and enjoy a slightly too relaxed cinema experience with likeminded queerdos then head to the bar after for indepth discussion (and bitching).


This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time.


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Sunday 10 Nov 201914:00 Book Now

Make a Scene Presents: Showgirls (18)

Make a Scene Presents: Showgirls

Nomi, an attractive drifter, arrives in Las Vegas with plans to become a dancer. Soon she gets a job stripping at one of the lesser joints on the strip, but eventually catches the eye of talent scouts who hire the performers for a big revue at a casino. She works her way into the cast, and eventually sets her sights on taking the starring role.


Cast: Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon

Director: Paul Verhoeven



MAKE A SCENE:

Make A Scene have made a name for themselves in Manchester as a big queer film party “for friends of Dorothy and their friends” bringing camp cinema, queer film and LGBT TV to the big screen. Make A Scene specialize in “way-too-interactive” immersive screenings of films that don’t normally get the live cinema treatment. Rather than Ghostbusters, Jurrasic Park and Star Wars they bring Death Becomes Her, John Waters and Ab Fab to life. As well as crazy film parties Make A Scene have hosted screenings of new LGBT documentaries and narrative features including 120 BPM and A Fantastic Woman and are a real queer film club bound together by online discussion, community, a weekly newsletter and upcoming podcast.


And now they’re coming to Cultureplex with the mission to get weirder and queerer! Join Make A Scene every month for a residency that swings from high art to bad taste, from the greatest queer films ever made to films so bad only gay men could love them.


Each screening will be hosted by Make A Scene’s own Gary Williams and each month will be different, sometimes you’ll be joined by a drag queen picking her fave film, sometimes you’ll be treated to a double feature or a TV series but every month you’re invited to grab a cocktail and enjoy a slightly too relaxed cinema experience with likeminded queerdos then head to the bar after for indepth discussion (and bitching).


This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time.

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Sunday 10 Nov 201916:30 Book Now

Make a Scene Presents: Velvet Goldmine (15)

Make a Scene Presents: Velvet Goldmine

1971. Glam Rock explodes onto the world scene in a blaze of glitter and guitars. At its centre the flamboyant Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). Together with outrageous American rocker Curt Wild (Ewan McGregor) they challenge conformity and take on the world!


1974. Suddenly, at the height of his career, Slade decides to fake his own death on stage. The stunt backfires and he is never seen again.


1984. It's the 10th anniversary of Slade's disappearance and journalist Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale) is sent out to expose the truth behind the myth.


Controversial and explicit, Velvet Goldmine takes you on a journey into rock'n'roll excess. Back to the Stardust 70s. Back to the sights and sounds of the Glam era to a time when anything goes.


Starring: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette, Eddie Izzard

Director: Todd Haynes



MAKE A SCENE:

Make A Scene have made a name for themselves in Manchester as a big queer film party “for friends of Dorothy and their friends” bringing camp cinema, queer film and LGBT TV to the big screen. Make A Scene specialize in “way-too-interactive” immersive screenings of films that don’t normally get the live cinema treatment. Rather than Ghostbusters, Jurrasic Park and Star Wars they bring Death Becomes Her, John Waters and Ab Fab to life. As well as crazy film parties Make A Scene have hosted screenings of new LGBT documentaries and narrative features including 120 BPM and A Fantastic Woman and are a real queer film club bound together by online discussion, community, a weekly newsletter and upcoming podcast.


And now they’re coming to Cultureplex with the mission to get weirder and queerer! Join Make A Scene every month for a residency that swings from high art to bad taste, from the greatest queer films ever made to films so bad only gay men could love them.


Each screening will be hosted by Make A Scene’s own Gary Williams and each month will be different, sometimes you’ll be joined by a drag queen picking her fave film, sometimes you’ll be treated to a double feature or a TV series but every month you’re invited to grab a cocktail and enjoy a slightly too relaxed cinema experience with likeminded queerdos then head to the bar after for indepth discussion (and bitching).

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Sunday 10 Nov 201919:00 Book Now

Goodbye First Love (15)

Goodbye First Love

Goodbye First Love is a sincere and heart-felt story of teenage love and loss from critically acclaimed French director Mia Hansen-Løve (The Father of My Children). Fifteen-year-old Camille and her boyfriend Sullivan enjoy an idyllic romantic summer, but when Sullivan heads off travelling alone Camille’s world comes crashing down. Based in part on her own life, Mia Hansen-Løve constructs an emotional portrait of the aftermath of Camille’s first taste of love.


Cast: Lola Créton, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Magne-Håvard Brekke, Valérie Bonneton, Serge Renko

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve


This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time.

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Monday 11 Nov 201918:00 Book Now

Things To Come (12A)

Things To Come

For her latest work, Director Mia Hansen-Løve inspects the unpredictable nature of life and the ways in which one woman navigates the death of her mother, loss of her job and the discovery of a cheating spouse.


Cast: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve


This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time.

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Monday 11 Nov 201920:00 Book Now

Archipelago (15)

Archipelago

The critically-acclaimed second feature from British director Joanna Hogg (The Souvenir, Unrelated) is a darkly comic portrayal of an angst-ridden middle-class family on holiday and in crisis and stars a young Tom Hiddleston in one of his breakthrough roles. As ever, Hogg fixes her gaze on the well-off middle classes whilst exploring universally relevant themes – here she delves into internal family stereotypes and how hard it can be to shake off or update those family “roles” we each play. Featuring Hogg’s signature style of long takes and improvised dialogue, and probably the most awkward restaurant scene in film.  


Cast: Christopher Baker, Kate Fahy, Tom Hiddleston

Director: Joanna Hogg


This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time.

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Tuesday 12 Nov 201918:00 Book Now

The Souvenir (15)

The Souvenir

The critically-acclaimed second feature from British director Joanna Hogg (The Souvenir, Unrelated) is a darkly comic portrayal of an angst-ridden middle-class family on holiday and in crisis and stars a young Tom Hiddleston in one of his breakthrough roles. As ever, Hogg fixes her gaze on the well-off middle classes whilst exploring universally relevant themes – here she delves into internal family stereotypes and how hard it can be to shake off or update those family “roles” we each play. Featuring Hogg’s signature style of long takes and improvised dialogue, and probably the most awkward restaurant scene in film.  


Cast: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tilda Swinton, Richard Ayoade, Tom Hiddleston

Director: Joanna Hogg


This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time.

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Tuesday 12 Nov 201920:00 Book Now

Border (15)

Border

Blending fantasy, thriller, drama and horror, this genuinely surprising film is based on a story by John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of Let the Right One In. A customs official with a super-sensitive sense of smell is drawn into a conspiracy that turns out to have a bizarre folkloric twist. The film grows stranger and more unsettling with each twist, and it comes loaded with ideas and unforgettable imagery that would be unique in any genre.


Cast: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson

Director: Ali Abbasi


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Wednesday 13 Nov 201918:00 Book Now

Holiday (18)

Holiday

The trophy girlfriend of a Danish drug lord sets a dangerous game in motion when she seeks the attention of another man while away with her boyfriend on the Turkish Riviera. A dark and very subversive gangster tale with a twist, Holiday is the debut feature film from Isabella Ekloff, co-writer of Border.


Cast: Victoria Carmen Sonne, Lal Yde, Thijs Römer

Director: Isabella Eklöf


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Wednesday 13 Nov 201920:00 Book Now

Get Out (15)

Get Out

Making its debut at HOME is Jordan Peele’s Get Out, a provocative, timely look at a black man trapped in a white nightmare. A brilliant and entertaining synthesis of social commentary, comedy and horror, it saw lead actor Daniel Kaluuya crowned the Rising Star award at the recent BAFTA awards. Not to be missed.


Cast:Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford

Director: Jordan Peele


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Friday 15 Nov 201918:00 Book Now

Penny Slinger:Out Of The Shadows (18)

Penny Slinger:Out Of The Shadows

Penny Slinger – Out Of The Shadows is the incredible, untold story of the British artist Penny Slinger and the traumatic events that led to the creation of her masterpiece, the 1977 photo-romance, ‘An Exorcism’. Coming-of-age against a back drop of post-war austerity and the explosion of colour that characterised the 1960s counter-culture in London, Slinger embraced her generation’s quest for personal freedom and sexual liberation and channeled these desires into her ground-breaking collages and sculptures.


Director: Richard Kovitch


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Saturday 16 Nov 201915:00 Book Now

Tonite, Let's All Make Love in London (12A)

Tonite,  Let's All Make Love in London

Tonite, Let's All Make Love In London: A documentary featuring fascinating interviews with the doyens of the Swinging London scene, including Mick Jagger, Andrew Oldham, Julie Christie, Michael Caine, and David Hockney. Plus suitably modern camera callisthenics that capture the Biba lifestyle of the dolly girl on the street.


Director: Peter Whitehead


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Saturday 16 Nov 201918:00 Book Now

Andrei Rublev (15)

Andrei Rublev

Tarkovsky’s acclaimed epic about the life of 15th century icon painter Andrei Rublev. Rublev lives in a world consumed by feudal violence and human degradation, and the turmoil he sees all about him makes him lose the will to speak.


Cast: Anatoly Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Grinko

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky


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Monday 18 Nov 201918:30 Book Now

Solaris (PG)

Solaris

When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is dispatched to investigate to the Solaris space station to investigate strange goings on, he experiences the same strange phenomena that afflict the remaining crew, sending him on a voyage into the darkest recesses of his consciousness. Adapted from the novel by Stanislaw Lem, Tarkovsky’s Solaris is a hugely influential and brilliantly original piece of science fiction.


Cast:  Andrei Tarkovsky

Director: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet


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Tuesday 19 Nov 201920:00 Book Now

A Bigger Splash (15)

A Bigger Splash

Visual and Other Pleasures presents: A Bigger Splash (1974)


Jack Hazan’s intimate and innovative portrait of British artist David Hockney is a dreamlike narrative-nonfiction hybrid that captures the agonized end of the lingering affair between Hockney and his muse, Peter Schlesinger. Filmed over a three and a half year period, Hazan gained extraordinary access to Hockney as well as his circle of friends including Celia Birtwell and Ossie Clark. The result is at once a time capsule of hedonistic life in 1970s London, a tender depiction of gay male romance, and a record of artistic creation that is itself a work of art. Presented in a stunning new 4K restoration.


Visual and Other Pleasures is a new monthly queer film series screening rarities, obscurities, and classics of LGBTQ film history alongside contemporary discoveries. Programmed and hosted by Sam Ashby, editor of Little Joe, an occasional print publication mapping the subterranean canon of queer cinema, drawing together its many and varied histories through contributions from an array of notable writers, academics, and artists.


Cast: David Hockney, Peter Schlesinger, Celia Birtwell

Director: Jack Hazan


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Wednesday 20 Nov 201919:30 Book Now

Stalker (PG)

Stalker

Another Tarkovsky fable about a futuristic journey to the outer limits of human knowledge, Stalker was justly celebrated in Geoff Dyer’s La Zona.


Cast: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky


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Saturday 23 Nov 201920:00 Book Now

Leviathan (15)

Leviathan

Set in Russia, in a small, remote town near the Barents Sea, Leviathan is the story of one man’s struggle against the corrupt local officials who impose a compulsory purchase order on his land. Kolia defiantly refuses to give up his home and business, and enlists a childhood friend to help in his fight.


Winning the Best Film award at the 58th BFI London Film Festival, the jury said “Its grandeur and themes moved all of us in the same way.”


Cast: Alexey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov, Vladimir Vdovitchenkov

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev


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Sunday 24 Nov 201915:00 Book Now

Nostalgia (15)

Nostalgia

At a spa in the Tuscan Hills, a Russian poet and musicologist, researching the life of an 18th century composer, meets a mysterious man who is convinced that the end of the world is nigh.


Cast: Oleg Yankovskiy, Erland Josephson, Domiziana Giordano

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky


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Sunday 24 Nov 201919:00 Book Now

The Sacrifice (12A)

The Sacrifice

In a typical visionary style, Tarkovsky’s depiction of the dawn of WWII and its effects on an isolated family group is awash with breathtaking cinematography and resounds with a deep, mythical profundity.


Cast: Allan Edwall, Guðrún Gísladóttir, Susan Fleetwood, Erland Josephson

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky


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Monday 25 Nov 201920:00 Book Now

Styx (12A)

Styx

From its opening scenes, German-Austrian drama Styx captivates the viewer with an overarching tension. An unusual and provocative allegory of personal responsibility in the face of the migrant crisis, the film concerns a doctor whose lone sailing trip takes a different direction when she encounters a damaged boat overloaded with desperate of refugees. Encompassing themes of racism and western privilege, it’s ultimately a tale about taking moral responsibility.


Cast: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Felicity Babao

Director: Wolfgang Fischer


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Tuesday 26 Nov 201918:00 Book Now

Woman at War (12A)

Woman at War

Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as an environmental activist. As she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything…. Director Benedikt Erlingsson’s follow-up to Of Horses and Men is an impassioned, environmentally conscious work.


Cast: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo, Roman Estrada

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson


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Tuesday 26 Nov 201920:00 Book Now

Animals (15)

Animals

After a decade partying, Laura and Tyler’s friendship is strained by Laura’s new love and her focus on her novel. A snapshot of a modern woman with competing desires, Animals also offers a celebration of female friendship. Brilliantly performed by Grainger and Shawkat, the whip-smart script is courtesy of Manchester author Emma Jane Unsworth.


Cast: Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fee

Director: Sophie Hyde


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Wednesday 27 Nov 201918:00 Book Now

Zama (15)

Zama

Tired of waiting for the King to transfer him to a more liberating location, a South American officer of the Spanish Crown embarks on a perilous journey towards freedom, in the latest from Argentinian filmmaker Lucrecia Martel (The Holy Girl, The Headless Woman). A perfect coupling of literary source material and a unique cinematic sensibility, Zama weaves a magical spell.


Director: Lucrecia Martel


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Thursday 28 Nov 201918:00 Book Now

The Chambermaid (15)

The Chambermaid

Eve (Cartol), a young chambermaid at a luxurious Mexico City hotel, confronts the monotony of long workdays with quiet examinations of forgotten belongings and budding friendships that nourish her newfound and determined dream for a better life. Avilés’ striking debut employs a quasi-documentary approach as it accompanies Eve on her daily routine to offer a microcosm of contemporary Mexican society.


Cast: Gabriela Cartol

Director: Lila Avilés


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Thursday 28 Nov 201920:00 Book Now

Singin' In The Rain (U)

Singin' In The Rain

A quintessential and best-loved MGM musical starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor. Set in Hollywood at the end of the silent era, Singin’ In The Rain tells the story of a newcomer actor as she meets the star of tinseltown, Don Lockwood, and makes good both on screen and in his arms in this sweet showbiz story. With its combination of endearing performances, a razor-sharp script by Adolph Green and Betty Comden, inspired direction from Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen and a dazzling array of show-stopping song and dance sequences, Singin’ in the Rain remains a triumphant and exhilarating cinema experience.


Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, Jean Hagen, Cyd Charisse, Gene Kelly

Directors: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen


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Saturday 30 Nov 201918:00 Book Now