So we’re all about 50 stone heavier having thrown ourselves while-heartedly into the apparent food festival that is Easter.
A blur of hot cross buns, simnel cake and chocolate, we’re tired and all need something a little more…stationary.
A little less feeding frenzy, a little more ‘feet up (oi metaphorically, not on the seats), lights down, eyes forward.
Both classic and contemporary, HOME Mcr has been bringing a whole raft of film seasons and screenings to audiences over the last month, and there’s still so much to come…
Apr/May film seasons to come include:
- Resistance and Protest (Sat 30 Apr – Mon 2 May): In celebration of International Workers’ Day HOME presents a season of films focused on the theme ‘Resistance and Protest’.
- Hollywood Blacklistees in Europe (Sat 14 – Tue 31 May): A season of films from directors and writers who were blaacklisted in Hollywood (and beyond), but who managed to continue making fantastic film against the odds. Season includes one of the greatest war films of all time The Bridge on the River Kwai (Sun 29 May) and classic British film Zulu (Sun 22 May), as well as a special One Hour Introduction (Sat 14 May) to the season
- Cult Films (Ongoing): Our Cult Films strand continues with screenings of taut plastic surgery thriller Eyes Without a Face (29 Apr) and Horror Express (Fri 27 May), starring genre icons Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.
One-off events and screenings:
- THIS MUCH I KNOW TO BE TRUE (Wed 11 May): Andrew Dominik’s new feature documentary captures Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ exceptional creative relationship as they bring to life the songs from their last two studio albums, Ghosteen and Carnage
- Firebird Q&A (Fri 22 Apr): Based on a true story, Sergey and Roman first meet in basic training for the Soviet Air Force, where homosexuality is illegal. The films screens on general release from Fri 22 Apr, with a Q&A on the opening evening with director-producer Peeter Rebane and lead actor Tom Prior
- Sexuality Summer School: Rebel Dykes + Q&A (Mon 23 May): University of Manchester’s annual Sexuality Summer School public events programme returns to HOME with a screening of Rebel Dykes, followed by a Q&A with producer Siobhan Fahey and directors Harri Shanahan and Siân A. Williams.
New release highlights:
- May new release highlights include: The Drover’s Wife (Thomas Daneskov, 6 May), The Quiet Girl (Colm Bairéad, 13 May), Benediction(Terence Davies, 20 May), A-ha: The Movie (Thomas Robsahm, 27 May)
- Relaxed (Autism Friendly) and Parent and Baby screenings:Relaxed (Autism Friendly) Coppelia screens Sat 9 Apr and Parent and Baby Phantom of the Open screens Thu 21 Apr. For these monthly screenings we make adjustments to our cinema, to ensure everyone can enjoy film at HOME
- Taiwan Films at HOME (Ongoing across 2022): We are working with the Taipei Representative Office in the UK and the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan) to bring a range of Taiwanese films to Manchester across 2022, starting with poignant drama Super Citizen Ko(30 Apr), exploring the history of martial law in Taiwan, and delightful off-beat rom-com My Missing Valentine + discussion (10 May).
To find the whole programme and to book tickets, visit https://homemcr.org/cinema/
Also, fine there’s snacks. They still have snacks.