HOME Manchester has a series of film screenings and events taking place over the next few weeks including Oscar and BAFTA nominees, climate-conscious events and special seasons.
What’s on at HOME Manchester?
Until Sunday 30 June
OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE EARLY CINEMA OF KIROKAZU KORE-EDA
Kore-eda’s latest film – the Oscar and BAFTA nominated Shoplifters – was a sell-out at HOME on release at the end of last year, and the season offers film fans the chance to revisit and/or acquaint themselves with the early work of this masterful, Palme d’Or winning director.
From 21 June
GREEN JUNE climate-conscious film screenings
As part of HOME Manchester’s Green JUNE initiative (HOME is celebrating 10 years of sustainability in 2019), they are screening the following: documentary Sharkwater: Extinction exposing illegal shark fin fishing; Five Seasons, an immersion into the ideas of landscape designer Piet Oudolf; Eating Animals, adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer’s book co-produced by and starring Natalie Portman; and The Hummingbird Project starring Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård.
Wednesday 26 – Saturday 29 June
SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL UP NORTH
Returning to HOME for its second year, the fest features an entertaining and thought-provoking line-up of independent films that offer a rare window into a billion South Asian lives in the sub-continent right now, including a special Q&A screening of Widow Silence with the director Praveen Morchhale.
From 28 June
MOON LANDING anniversary screenings
In anticipation of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing this July, HOME Manchester screens two new documentaries – Apollo 11 (from Friday 28 June) which is crafted from a newly discovered trove of 70mm footage and takes audiences straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission, and, Armstrong (from Friday 12 July) which tells the definitive life story of Neil Armstrong and is narrated by Harrison Ford
Saturday 6 July – Sunday 29 September
David Lynch at HOME
The legendary artist and filmmaker David Lynch takes over HOME as part of Manchester International Festival 2019. Alongside the first major UK exhibition of his visual art in the gallery – My Head is Disconnected – will be a series of music gigs, special events and a special film programme of Lynch’s films including a selection of films he has personally selected to screen.
Monday 15 July – Thursday 18 July
A mini season of three school-set films that have each earned cult following: Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging; Battle Royale; Clueless. The screening of Clueless will be followed by a ‘90s themed DJ set in the downstairs bar!
Wednesday 17 July 2019, 17:50
Preview: Blinded by the Light + Q&A
1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers Springsteen his world is turned upside down and his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet. Yearning to escape the rules of his traditional Pakistani household, Javed finds himself caught in between two worlds and must discover if he too is ‘Born to Run…’ Based on the memoir of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, this timely coming-of-age story proves that the right song has the capacity to transcend race, religion and place. Blinded by the Light will be released on Friday 9 Aug. This preview screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Gurinder Chadha and writer Sarfraz Manzoor.
Friday 19 July – Wednesday 15 August
POP STARS ON FILM
A visual jukebox of cinematic treats, our big summer season will open with a purple-themed celebration of Prince, and will showcase the on-screen performances of musical icons from Elvis to J-Lo!
Saturday 20 July – Wednesday 24 July
LINA WERTMÜLLER: THE DIRECTOR IN THE WHITE GLASSES
As part of our ongoing Celebrating Women in Global Cinema season, we’ll be screening four films from the provocative Italian director who started out as an assistant to Fellini and went on to be the first woman nominated for the Best Director Oscar for Seven Beauties (which will round off the season on 24 July).
Further Celebrating Women in Global Cinema events:
Sunday 30 June
TRANS CREATIVE AT THE MOVIES
Part of Trans Vegas 2019 and presented in partnership with BFI Flare, this special event celebrates transgender experiences on screen. Historically starved of cinematic content, transgender audiences have found inventive ways to discover themselves on-screen. Zorian Clayton of Trans Creative and BFI Flare will chair a panel discussion and introduce a selection of short films fresh from BFI Flare.
Tuesday 2 July
A one-off screening of this semi-autobiographical film from Filipino artist and filmmaker Shireen Seno.
Monday 8 July
VITA AND VIRGINIA
A screening of this new release directed by Chanya Button starring Elizabeth Debicki as literary icon Virginia Woolf and Gemma Arterton as socialite Vita Sackville-West, introduced by Dr Monica Pearl, Lecturer in 20th Century American Literature at The University of Manchester.
image of HOME Manchester courtesy Machteld Schoep
Author: Mark Kelly
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