Home Manchester is running a series of film and screen events until the end of November featuring hit movies, festivals and films from across the globe.
So what’s on?
Sun 23 September, 13:10 – Billy Liar
Few films tell a heart-breaking story as hilariously as Billy Liar, the tale of a young clerk whose daydreams in his Yorkshire home town were gleefully brought to life on screen by director John Schlesinger. Released into a Britain newly smitten with working class pop culture, it forever sealed the fame of Hull dockworker’s son Tom Courtenay. This screening will be introduced by Andy Willis, Senior Visiting Curator for Film at HOME.
Wed 26 September, 18:10 – Faces Places
Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: their passion for images in general and more particularly questioning the places where they are showed, how they are shared, exposed. Birds’ Eye View will host a post-screening discussion, as part of the Agnès Varda: Gleaning Truths season.
Tue 2 October, 20:00 – Mark Kermode – How Does It Feel?
Leading film critic Mark Kermode presents a night of music and talk as he recounts his utterly foolhardy attempts to fulfill his dreams of becoming a pop star. Mark will be signing copies of his new book, Mark Kermode: How Does it Feel? A Life of Musical Misadventures, after the show.
Sat 6 October, 18:20 – A Northern Soul
Following 2015’s Doc/Fest Grand Jury Winner A Syrian Love Story, Sean McAllister returns to his home city of Hull, as curator of its UK City of Culture opening for this tale of his friendship with struggling warehouse worker Steve Arnott. Sean and Steve will join for a post-screening Q&A.
From Mon 8 October – France on Screen, Now… and Then
This eight-week film course explores how films inform and illustrate what has happened to France and its people over 50 years, from les événements of May 1968 to today, with President Macron in the Élysée Palace.
In addition, Home is currently running it’s Not Just Bollywood season of classic and new titles from India’s independent film scene.
They will also host Black History Month (3-14 October), featuring a documentary about James Baldwin; the Asia Triennial Manchester 2018 (5-21 October); Home Manchester will also be home to the Film Fear season in association with Film 4 featuring around a dozen films (26-31 October); and in November the Jewish Film Festival and a short season of films from South Korea.
Author: Editorial Team
Live Manchester editorial team