Manchester Film Festival 2019 Official Announcement

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The Manchester Film Festival announced the official selection for the 5th edition of the festival this evening in the grand surroundings of the boutique screening room at the King Street Townhouse hotel.

Over 150 films in a line-up made up of narrative and documentary features, narrative and documentary shorts, experimental films, music videos, animations and VR will screen at the Odeon in Manchester’s historic Great Northern Warehouse over the week 2nd-10th March.

For the first time the festival will take place over a week, testament to the events growth over its short history and the strength of films submitted. After five years the festival has developed a reputation amongst the independent filmmaking community as a warm, welcoming festival with a personal touch and party vibes. This year will be no different, with events taking place across the week and with many filmmakers from around the world set to attend they will be hosted by City Suites during their stay.

MANIFF2019 will see the festival continue its policy of not branding and stranding its official selection, allowing films to stand side by side, free from genre barriers.

Highlights include the world premiere of the James Purefoy starring LIMBO (United States), about a murderer who find himself on trial in hell. AND world premiere of British film THE RUNAWAYS, which stars The Full Monty’s Mark Addy and up and comer Molly Windsor in the story of three young siblings travelling across the country trying to avoid social services.

World premiere of FAR FROM THE APPLE TREE (United Kingdom), a film that sees Netflix’s The Innocents star Sorcha Groundsell as a struggling artist who lands her dream job working for a renowned and sinister visual artist.

UK Premieres include THE PRINCESS OF THE ROW (United States), which tells the story of a young girl who has escaped the foster care system to live on L. A’s infamous skid row. The film stars Hollywood legend Martin Sheen in a late career highlight.

The Abbie Cornish starring PARIS SONG (Kazakhstan, Latvia, United States), a true story about a Kazakh singer who befriends George Gershwin in 1925 Paris, will also have its UK premiere. As will RUST CREEK (United States), which stars Hermione Corfield in a survival thriller.

Horror film ISABELLE (United States) which sees Hollywood star Adam Brody haunted by an evil presence will have its Manchester premiere and the Radha Mitchell starring drama, CELESTE (Australia) will also play Manchester for the first time.

Documentary feature highlights include UK Premiere of UNRAVELING ATHENA, which chronicles the journey women’s tennis champions must take from small child to number one in the world. With contributions from tennis legends Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King.

Sports fans have further reason to be happy with the International Premiere of CRADLE OF CHAMPIONS, which follows three young people as they battle to change their lives through the three-month odyssey of the New York Daily News Golden Gloves tournament.

Also having its UK premiere is PUBLIC FIGURE (United States), with contributions from Denzel Washington, an exploration of our society’s increasing obsession with social media. The film follows the lives of established Instagram influencers around the globe as they question their addiction to the medium.

Other feature documentary highlights include LEONARD BERNSTEIN - A GENIUS DIVIDED having its UK premiere, BALLAD OF A RIGHTEOUS MERCHANT, a study of Werner Hertzog’s filmmaking process featuring Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe and Chloe Sevigny and the European premiere of THE PRETENDER, which tells the fly on the wall story of a professional Rocky impersonator whose obsession with Sylvester Stallone has taken over his life.

The documentary selection will conclude with the world premiere of DTF, a Manchester produced film, which chronicles an airline pilots’ worldwide efforts to find love through the dating app tinder.

With 14 short film sessions programmed there is no shortage of premiering films in competition including the legendary Joan Collins giving an astounding performance in GERRY, about an old woman who uncovers a long-buried secret, Melissa Leo starring in THE VIEW FROM UP HERE, Chris Messina in TOO LONG AT THE FAIR and Game of Thrones favourite Aiden Gillen in comedy I DIDN'T... I WASN'T... I AMN'T... (AN UN-ROMANTIC COMEDY). World Premiere of THE SEA, with Anna Friel and Russel Tovey and HOW A KITE FLIES, featuring the voice of Sir Ian McKellen as an alcoholic kite will screen as part of North West Shorts, a selection that celebrates the best of North West filmmaking talent.

Documentary shorts include the powerful LIFEBOAT, which documents the crisis of refugees desperate enough to risk their lives in rubber boats leaving Libya in the middle of the night, THE FIREFIGHTER, which sees Ricky Nuttall performing his poem about what he experienced the night he went into Grenfell tower 3 times and THERE'S A HELL OF A RACKET COMING FROM YOUR HOUSE, MRS. WOOD, an in depth conversation with The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood about his contemporary art.

For the first time the festival will be hosting repertory screenings with a selection of films that celebrate 5 editions of MANIFF featuring prestigious alumni of past festivals, the selection includes 1984 starring Sir John Hurt, The Signal starring Oliva Cooke, Holes starring Shia LaBeouf, Animal House starring Karen Allen and Velvet Goldmine starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Still to be announced are the opening and closing night gala screenings which will bring special premier screenings to Manchester audiences for the first time.

Many of the films will be screened in the Odeon’s screen 5, which in celebration of the festivals fifth year will be sponsored by MANIFF’s hospitality partner, Rosso.

Head of Programming Al Bailey says, “this year’s line-up is the perfect example of what we set out to achieve five years ago – a showcase of the most eclectic independent films from around the world and the strength of the selection shows the reputation that the festival has and continues to gain.”

Screenings across the festival will end with Director Q&A’s, giving an audience the chance to quiz the filmmakers about their work.

Along with the films and post-screening Q&A’s in the run up to evening screenings will be filmmaker studios, in which those involved with the making of this year’s selection will discuss their work in-depth in front of an audience. These will take place at the famous Manchester Studios (Old Granada Studios), further cementing the festivals connection to Manchester’s rich creative and cultural history.

Make sure you listen to the breakfast show on Manchester XS radio station in the weeks leading up to MANIFF2019 as they will be giving away exclusive prize packages.

 

Full Line Up

 

Narrative Feature Films

Opening Night Gala Premiere     2nd March at 19:00                                    

Closing night Gala Premiere        10th March at 19:45      

Book Week         

3rd March at 13:00 and 10th March at 13:00

HEATH DAVIS / AUSTRALIA / 99 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring: Alan Dukes, Airlie Dodds, Susan Prior, Rhys Muldoon, Rose Riley

UK PREMIERE

When it looks like his novel is going to be published, high school English teacher and once famous novelist – Nicholas Cutler - thinks his luck has finally changed. But what promises to be the best week of his life professionally, spirals into seven days of hell personally. A pregnant girlfriend, a student in trouble with the law, a gravely ill brother in law and the prospects of living a life of unfilled dreams, force Mr Cutler to re-examine just what’s most important in his life.

Princess of the Row    

3rd March at 15:15 and 10th March at 11:00

MAX CARLSON / UNITED STATES / 90 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring: Edi Gathegi, Tayler Buck, Martin Sheen, Ana Ortiz, Jacob Vargas

UK PREMIERE

Bouncing around the sometimes abusive foster care system for most of her life, 12-year-old Alicia Willis ditches school to visit her military veteran father, Sgt. Beaumont 'Bo' Willis, who lives on the streets of Los Angeles' skid row and suffers from PTSD. In spite of the caring effort of her assigned family services worker, Alicia wants no part of being placed in yet another foster home, so decides to escape out of Los Angeles with her father.

Goliath      

3rd March at 17:30 and 10th March 13:00

DOMINIK LOCHER / SWITZERLAND / 85 MINUTES / GERMAN, SWISS GERMAN LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Starring: Sven Schelker, Jasna Fritzi Bauer

When Jessy gets pregnant, her partner David begins to panic. After having been beaten up on a train one day in front of Jessy, David turns to intense workouts and steroids. He overcomes his fears, but his aggressive behaviour becomes a threat to Jessy and the unborn baby. 

Beating Heart

3rd March at 19:45 9th March at 11:00

LAURENT CAUJAT / FRANCE / 85 MINUTES / FRENCH LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Starring: Pascal Mottier, David Martins, Cylia Malki         

Unemployed Julian spends his time caring for his daughter but has taken on debts he cannot hope to pay without telling his wife. To get out of it, he will improvise as an outlaw. 

The Runaways

4th March at 20:15 and 10th March at 10:45

RICHARD HEAP / UNITED KINGDOM / 111 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring: Molly Windsor, Mark Addy, Tara Fitzgerald, Lee Boardman, Sean Ward, Steve Huison, Rhys Connah, Macy Shackleton

WORLD PREMIERE

The Runaways follows three young siblings in Yorkshire who journey across the country in an attempt to evade their uncle and social services after the death of their father. 

Far From The Apple Tree     

4th March at 22:30 and 9th March at 17:30

GRANT MCPHEE / UNITED KINGDOM / 90 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring: Sorcha Groundsell

WORLD PREMIERE

Far From the Apple Tree stars Sorcha Groundsell (Netflix's The Innocents) as Judith, a struggling artist who lands her dream job of working for a renowned and sinister visual artist. Judith's new job allows her the opportunity to view and catalogue Roberta's work archiving but learning her alchemical techniques as she delves deeper and deeper into her past. A Dark, Pop-Art Fairytale. Filmed on a variety of formats including 35mm, 16mm, Home Processed film and Betamax.

 

Veneno: The First Fall 

5th March at 20:15 and 9th March at 11:00

TABA BLANCHARD / DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 96 MINUTES / SPANISH LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Starring: Manny Perez, Pepe Sierra, Richard Douglas, Ovandy CamiloThe origin and rise of the most famous wrestler of all time in the Dominican Republic, Rafael Sánchez aka Jack Veneno. In 1966 Jack Veneno moves to NYC leaving his best friend Josema in a country submerged in crisis and social revolution. When he comes back three years later he finds a very different country, and a very different friend…   

PARIS SONG

5th March at 22:30 and 9th March at 15:15

JEFF VESPA / KAZAKHSTAN,LATVIA,USA / 90 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring: Abbie Cornish, Sanzhar Madiyev, Ben Aldridge, Christian Hillborg, Philip Brodie, Miha Rodman, Toms Liepanjiks

UK PREMIERE

Based on a true story. A small-town Kazakh singer, Amre Kashaubayev, journeys to Paris to compete in an international singing competition at the 1925 Paris Expo. He meets American songwriter George Gershwin forming a beautiful and unlikely friendship. While Amre’s talent for singing opens up an exciting new world outside Kazakhstan, he is forced to choose between following his singing career and remaining loyal to his home country. 

Stray

6th March at 20:15 and 9th March at 11:00

DUSTIN FENELEY / NEW ZEALAND / 104 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring: Kieran Charnock, Arta Dobroshi

UK PREMIERE

In a cold and remote landscape, two strangers struggle to repair their broken pasts. A young man is on parole after serving time for attempting to murder the man who killed his girlfriend in a hit and run. A woman is released from a psychiatric facility far from her homeland. These two damaged strangers cross paths in the mountains in winter and fall into a complex intimate relationship, putting to the test their capacity to trust and heal.

LIMBO       

6th March at 22:30 and 10th March at 17:30

MARK YOUNG / UNITED STATES / 90 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring: Scottie Thompson, James Purefoy, Veronica Cartwright

WORLD PREMIERE         

A murderer finds himself on trial in Hell, caught between a bitter prosecutor and an inexperienced defense attorney. The trial spins out of control when a powerful demon, Lucifer and people from the killer’s past become involved.               

Celeste      

7th March at 18:00 and 10th March at 11:00

BEN HACKWORTH / AUSTRALIA / 106 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring: Radha Mitchell, Thomas Cocquerel, Odessa Young, Nadine Garner

Hidden from the world at a crumbling estate in lush tropical Far North Queensland, Celeste anxiously reaches out to Jack, her late husband’s son, inviting him to return to the languid, sprawling family home for her much-anticipated recital. Jack’s reappearance after a long absence stirs up unsettling memories, pulling them both into a mutually precarious orbit. 

The Last Berliner

7th March at 22:30 and 9th March at 19:45

GREGOR ERLER / GERMANY / 97 MINUTES / GERMAN LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Starring: Matthias Ziesing, Pegah Ferydoni, Moritz Heidelbach, Conrad F. Geier

UK PREMIERE

The last un-renovated building in a trendy Berlin neighborhood is being vacated. The former tenants are moving out, but Dietmar refuses to budge. His son Tobias tries to convince him to move into social housing. However, his father resists and the situation between Tobias, his father, and the buildings realtor, who seems to be there by chance, escalates and gets completely out of hand.

Isabelle

8th March at 13:00 and 10th March at 13:00

ROB HEYDON / CANADA / 80 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring: Adam Brody, Amanda Crew

A young couple's dream of starting a family shatters as they descend into the depths of paranoia and must struggle to survive an evil presence that wants nothing more than their very own lives

 

Rust Creek

8th March at 22:15 and 10th March at 15:15

JEN MCGOWAN / UNITED STATES / 104 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring: Hermione Corfield, Jay Paulson, Sean O'Bryan, Micah Hauptman, John Marshall Jones

UK PREMIERE

Sawyer Scott is a smart and ambitious college senior who seems to have the world on a string. When a detour on the way to a job interview takes Sawyer through the frozen Appalachian Mountains, a series of calamities land her in a life or death struggle. Wounded, lost, and hunted by dangerous criminals, Sawyer confronts her own mortality for the first time.Pushed to exhaustion by the elements, Sawyer finds an unlikely ally in Lowell Pritchert, a mysterious recluse whose motives for helping her are suspect.         

 

Documentaries  

DONS OF DISCO

3rd March at 19:45

JONATHAN SUTAK / UNITED STATES / 86 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

UK PREMIERE

A 1980s lip-syncing scandal escalates into a bitter war between an American singer and an Italian male model. Who is the 'true' artist behind Den Harrow: the face, or the voice?   

BOOM

4th March at 20:15

JORDAN ALBERTSEN / UNITED STATES / 84 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring: The Sonics, Pearl Jam, The Sex Pistols, Heart, Mudhoney

Boom' tells the untold story of one of rock 'n' roll's wildest and most influential bands, The Sonics. For the first time ever, all five original members of the band tell the true story of how it all went down, beginning to end. 'Boom' takes a deep dive, exploring how a relatively unknown band from the Pacific Northwest became a worldwide phenomenon 50-years after their heyday, and in doing so, shaped music for decades to come. 

How They Got Over    

5th March at 20:15

ROBERT CLEM / UNITED STATES / 87 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring: Ira Tucker, Isaac Freeman, Clarence Fountain, Otis Clay, JoJo Wallace, Dennis Edwards, Willie Rogers, Sky Lakota Lynch, Kortnee Simmonds

The story of how African American gospel quartets like the Soul Stirrers, Dixie Hummingbirds and the Blind Boys developed a spirit and style that were hugely influential on early rock and roll. 

Dennis and Lois 

6th March at 20:15

CHRIS CASSIDY / UNITED STATES / 88 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

UK PREMIERE

A love story about punk rocks most dedicated couple and their 40-year devotion to the music and the musicians they love. These two road warriors live for the communal and unpredictable experience of a live concert.  Their journey began in the mid-70’s at a gritty little club in New York City called CBGB’s where Dennis and Lois befriended an up-and-coming band, the Ramones. They quickly became part of the Ramones inner circle, selling merchandise and assisting the future punk legends on tours around the world.

 

DTF  

7th March at 20:15

A filmmaker follows his friend and widowed airline pilot east and west around the world, as he searches to find new love via the dating app Tinder.

The Pretender

7th March at 20:15        

JIM TOSCANO / UNITED STATES / 53 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring: Mike Kunda

UK PREMIERE

Mike Kunda is the world's #1 Rocky fan, he has spent the last 40 years of his life focusing on every aspect of the Rocky films and on his fictional hero Rocky Balboa. This film documents Mike's life as he struggles to find meaning in his Rocky obsession and become the person he really wants to be. Includes short documentaries LITTLE MISS SUMO, HANDMADE FILM, THE TRAFFIC SEPARATING DEVICE

Cradle of Champions  

8th March at 20:30        

BARTLE BULL / UNITED STATES / 100 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Three young people battle to change their lives through the three-month odyssey of the New York Daily News Golden Gloves-the biggest and oldest amateur boxing tournament in the world. Titus Williams and James Wilkins, two of New York’s top young amateur boxers, try to escape tough backgrounds, fight their way through complex personal lives and a three-month, 500-fighter tournament to meet each other in an epic final bout at the Barclays Center.   

Leonard Bernstein - A Genius Divided   

9th March at 13:00

THOMAS VON STEINAECKER / GERMANY / 54 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring: Leonard Bernstein

UK PREMIERE

As one of the first US born conductors to receive worldwide fame, Leonard Bernstein is an exceptional composer, not only due to 'The West Side Story'. This documentary focuses on the American’s lesser known works: 'Mass', the musical '1600 Pennsylvania Avenue' and the great final opera 'A Quiet Place'.  A vivid picture of the multi talented Bernstein, struggling with his role as composer and conductor, tackling the tension between successes and flops, between the politics of his time and his own liberal humanitarian claim. Includes the short documentaries LIFEBOAT and DON'T CALL ME BEAUTIFUL

 

Public Figure      

9th March at 15:15

BRIAN CORSO / CANADA,SOUTH AFRICA,USA / 70 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring: Gregory O'Gallagher, Donterio Hundon, Emmett Sparling

UK PREMIERE

Public Figure is an exploration of our society’s increasing obsession with social media. The film follows the lives of our established Instagram influencers around the globe - beginning in New York all the way to Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver and Johannesburg, South Africa. Throughout our travels, our influencers show us how they’ve turned their lives into enterprises, while voicing their personal concerns about the addiction. Includes short documentaries CHILD OF THE EARTH, DROP THE CLICK, IN THE BLOOD   

Ballad of a Righteous Merchant   

9th March at 17:30

HERBERT GOLDER / UNITED STATES / 62 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring:  Werner Herzog, Michael Shannon, Chloe Sevigny, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier

A fresh and candid glimpse of one of the great masters of cinema, Werner Herzog, at work  by his long time friend and collaborator Herbert Golder. BALLAD OF A RIGHTEOUS MERCHANT chronicles Herzog’s making of the film, MY SON, MY SON, WHAT HAVE YE DONE (co-written by Golder), which was nominated for a GOLDEN LION and for Best Screenplay at the 2009 Venice Film Festival, and which stars Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe, and Chloe Sevigny. Includes the short documentaries THE MESS and RECLAMATION: THE RISE AT STANDING ROCK

Sidelined   

9th March at 19:45

GALEN SUMMER / UNITED STATES / 40 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

UK PREMIERE

In the 1970s, NFL cheerleaders became a sensation and a constant feature of media coverage. As the number of squads grew, it wasn't long before all the skin on display caught the attention of Playboy and team management jumped at the chance for greater publicity. But when some of the women agreed to pose nude, the pictures ignited a media firestorm. In a move of hypocrisy, cheerleaders from teams were abruptly fired. SIDELINED is the untold story of the women at the heart of this controversy. Includes Short Documentaries GEREZA (HUSTLER), DANCING WHEELS, COME AND TAKE IT

 

 

 

                            

Accidental Climber

9th March at 13:00

STEVEN ORITT / UNITED STATES / 67 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

EUROPEAN PREMIERE

The story of Jim Geiger, a retired forest-ranger and amateur mountaineer from Sacramento, who at 68 years old attempts to become the oldest American and first great-grandfather to summit Mt. Everest.

A Great Day In Paris    

10th March at 15:15

MICHKA SAAL / CANADA / 76 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring: Ricky Ford, John Betsch, Sangoma Everett, Bobby Few, Kirk Lightsey, Steve Potts

UK PREMIERE

A Great Day in Paris is a 10-year project documenting Ricky Ford’s gathering of 75 respected American jazz musicians living in France. It centres around the recreation of a celebrated photo by Art Kane but on the steps of Montmartre. The film gives an insight into what influenced these musicians with stories of their past as well their own reasons as to why they moved to France. Discussing racial issues, what it was like working as a musician 50 years ago and exploring the question of artistic exile. A Great Day in Paris showcases these peoples’ passion for music and their bonds of friendship cemented over the transmission of ancient knowledge. Includes the short documentaries FIELD TO SMOKE and THERE'S A HELL OF A RACKET COMING FROM YOUR HOUSE, MRS WOOD                    

Unravelling Athena

10th March at 17:30      

FRANCIS AMAT / UNITED STATES / 102 MINUTES / ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Starring: Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King

UK PREMIERE

Unravelling Athena chronicles the journey that Women Tennis Champions pass through – from small child with a large racket, to ranked player, and ultimately to WTA number one in the world, and beyond - her Journey after reaching the pinnacle.  The film explores the ingredients, the common themes and qualities, that account for the remarkable achievements of these women, from different generations, nationalities and personalities.     

 

 

 

 

 

Shorts        

Short Session 1  

3rd March at 13:00

A Scribbled Memory, The Years, In2ruders, Colony, HEARTLESS ANGLER, Run, 12 Point Kill, Ready or Not

Short Session 2  

3rd March at 15:15

Lost Sock Collection, One Man's Trash, Deep Clean, ARTHUR RAMBO, Stupid People, Mascarpone, A Stitch in Time

Short Session 3  

3rd March at 17:30

My Generation, Slow dance, The Heart and The Void - A House by the sea, Sardine, Tommy, Too Long at the Fair, The Scorpions Tale, May Day

Short Session 4  

4th March at 18:00

Flaneur, VOICE, The Shins "Half A Million", Dentures of Death, Cmd + Ctrl, The Visitor, I didn't... I wasn't... I amn't…, Rosa's Esperanza

Short Session 5  

5th March at 18:00

Double Portrait, For Your Sins, Miccoli - Ledge (Official Video), A Boy's Fear, St Bernie, Bridget and Iain, GERRY, Dockers

Short session 6  

6th March at 18:00        

Echo, You Can't Put Out This Fire, Behind Barres, GIRL ON A BUS, Human Sun, THE WORDS, Wake the Riderless Horse, Rising Water     

Short session 7  

7th March at 18:00

Codrina's Trace, GENERATIONS, Sami, REPO, Time Enforcer, How a Kite Flies, Knock at the Door, Trashbag

Short Session 8

8th March at 18:00

Invaders, The Last Line, Why Call the Police, Sketch, CC, Yuri, Prowler     

Short Session 9  

9th March at 13:00

Mermaids and Rhinos, Rooftops, Zingerle, The Firefighter, Beth's three o'clock with Dr. Harlow, A Stone's Throw, The View From up Here, Diversion      

Short Session 10

9th March at 15:15        

Six Month Chip, That Night We Met, The Last Miner, Ballerino, Super Comfort, Mad Rush, Shooter, Cherry.

Short Session 11

9th March at 17:30

ROSIE ROSE, Sombra City, Mt. Wolf - Soteria, RUBBISH, Skates, Sump, Room Tone, SOLUS     

Shorts Session 12

9th March at 19:45

Haud Close Tae Me,Broken Lullaby, Swans Signature, MEN of VISION, The Noise of the Light, These Things Take Time, Battered       6                          

Short Session 13

10th March at 15:15      

Atoms searching for immateriality, JUNIPER, Akrobat, Home, Keepsake, The Fish Out of Water, "A" My Name is the Film                      

Shorts Session 14  - North West Shorts

10th March at 17:30      

A collection of short films from the North West - Norteños, Seconds Out, Last Summer, The Sea, Being Keegan, Making a Meal of it, Everything Must Be In The Air


 

Alumni Screenings      

Holes

3rd March at 10:30

Andrew Davis / 117 mins / USA / English Language

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight

A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.                                       

Velvet Goldmine

4th March at 18:00        

Todd Haynes / UK / 118 minutes / English Language

Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale

In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.

1984

5th March at 18:00        

Michael Radford  / 113 mins / UK / English Language

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton

In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.                 

The Signal 

6th March at 18:00

William Eubank / 97 mins / USA / English Language

Starring: Olivia Cooke, Brenton Thwaites, Beau Knapp

On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.                       

Animal House    

8th March at 18:00        

John Landis / 109 mins  / USA / English Language

Starring: Karen Allen, John Belushi,  Tom Hulce

At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.             

 

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