Films coming up at HOME Manchester

Pop Stars on Film comes to HOME Manchester

HOME Manchester presents a series of new releases, old favourites, events and seasons throughout August and September including the Women Over Fifty Film Festival.

So, what’s coming up at HOME Manchester?

Whilst a full schedule is available over at the HOME Manchester website, here’s a sampling of what’s coming up.

POP STARS ON FILM (until 15 Aug) – The musical jukebox of cinematic treats, Pop Stars on Film, continues with films includingCome Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean starring Cher and preceded by a one-hour Intro event examining Cher’s varies film career (Sun 11 Aug).

IT’S A GREAT BIG WONDERFUL WORLD (until Sun 29 Sep) – As the FREE exhibition David Lynch: My Head is Disconnected continues in the gallery until end of September, the David Lynch film season continues in the cinemas with screenings of films directed by Lynch as well as a season of films Lynch has selected that have inspired him, including: The Straight Story (dir. David Lynch) + Introduction from Jason Wood, Creative Director: Film and Culture at HOME (Fri 23 Aug); Mulholland Drive (dir. David Lynch) + Introduction from Sarah Perks, curator of exhibition David Lynch: My Head is Disconnected (Sat 24 Aug); The Wizard of Oz (Dir. Victor Fleming) + Introduction by Dr Kirsty Fairclough, University of Salford (Fri 13 Sep); and In Cold Blood (Dir. Richard Brooks, Wed 25 Sep).



WOMEN OVER FIFTY FILM FESTIVAL (Wed 7 + Mon 12 Aug) – HOME screens two Best of the Fest programmes from the festival that celebrates and champions older women on both sides of the camera. Each programme showcases short films directed by/starring older women, including Francis Lee’s (God’s Own Country) early short The Farmer’s Wife starring Geraldine James (Wed 7 Aug).

PRIDE (Mon 26 – Thu 29 Aug) – Alongside the new releases Pain and Glory and The Shiny Shrimps, HOME Manchester screens a specially curated selection of films to celebrate Pride and to mark 50 years since the Stonewall riots.

NOT JUST BOLLYWOOD (Wed 11 Sep – Wed 2 Oct) – Third annual celebration of independent Indian cinema, with this year’s programme devoted to recent work from women directors, to reflect HOME’s ongoing Celebrating Women in Global Cinema programme.

APERTURE: ASIA & PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL (Wed 4 – Sat 14 Sep) – UK film festival dedicated to screening some of the boldest, most daring, challenging and striking films from the Asian and Pacific regions, including a screening of Malaysian filmmaker Yihwen Chen’s documentary Eye on the Ball (Sat 14 Sep) – about a group of blind footballers aiming to become professional players.

New releases:

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Columbia Pictures’ “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood”

Amongst the new releases coming to HOME Manchester are Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood (from Wed 14 Aug), Blinded by the Light (from Fri 9 Aug); Mrs Lowry & Son (from Fri 30 Aug); Downton Abbey (from Fri 13 Sep); and The Goldfinch (from Fri 27 Sep).

One-off events and screenings include:

‘Pay what you can’ screening of Peterloo followed by a Q&A with director Mike Leigh, to mark the 200-year anniversary of the Peterloo massacre (Sun 18 Aug)

Manchester cinema - Animals at Home Manchester
Manchester cinema – Animals at Home Manchester

Q&A preview screenings include: Animals with director Sophie Hyde (Thu 1 Aug); The Souvenir with Director Joanna Hogg (Thu 29 Aug); Bait with director Mark Jenkin (Sat 24 Aug); The Last Tree with director Shola Amoo (Thu 5 Sep); The Shiny Shrimps with co-director and Shiny Shrimp Cedric Le Gallo (Sat 7 Sep)

The Aesthetica Award-Winning Film Tour (Wed 21 Aug) – A selection of powerful short films featuring BAFTA-nominated and Oscar-nominated works

National Lottery Cinema Day (Sun 25 Aug) – A chance to see a FREE film on Sun 25 Aug with your ticket from Sat 24 Aug Lotto Double Prize Event draw

HarmonieBand presents Berlin Symphony of a Great City With live musical accompaniment (Sun 22 Sep) – screening of influential silent era documentary with live soundtrack from Paul Robinson’s Harmonieband

Talking Headz with Goldie and Dave Haslam (Fri 27 Sep) – A special evening in conversation with the legendary UK drum and bass pioneer Goldie

NT Live Broadcasts include: Fleabag (Thu 12 Sep) starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge; and One Man, Two Guv’nors (Thu 26 Sep) starring James Corden.



Further Celebrating Women in Global Cinema events:

Girls on Film (Tue 3 Sep) – The fourth live recording of the popular Girls on Film podcast, presented by Anna Smith and with a panel including BBC Asian Network’s Ashanti Omkar and film academic and pop culture expert Dr Kirsty Fairclough – the audience will be encouraged to join in the feminist fun and conversation!

Reclaim the Frame presents Dance with a Stranger (Mon 5 Aug) – A screening of Mike Newell’s Dance with a Stranger, written by Salford-born writer Shelagh Delaney and based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, and presented by Reclaim the Frame alongside a post-screening panel hosted by Birds’ Eye View’s Mia Bays with Delaney’s daughter, the writer Charlotte Delaney, plus a criminologist specialising in women’s imprisonment

Special screening of Jane Campion’s debut feature Sweetie (Mon 16 Sep) introduced by Jackie Stacey, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at The University of Manchester

Chinese Film Forum UK presents Still Human + Introduction (Thu 24 Sep) – screening of Hong Kong filmmaker Oliver Siu Kuen Chan’s Hong Kong box office hit, with Introduction from Fraser Elliott, Chinese Film Forum UK

HOME’s Engagement and Industry programmes will continue foreground women’s voices: an Introduction to the Female Gothic day course (Sat 14 Sep) will explore how Gothic novels from the 1790s and mid-Victorian period travelled to the screen to address women’s issues while an eight-week Women in Film comedy course (from Tue 8 October) will explore the roles and representations of women in Anglo-American cinematic comedy.



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Author: Michelle Swift