What we're about

A group primarily for watching non mainstream films. Anything that falls outside of the multiplex distribution network. Contemporary independent, classics, arthouse, cult, documentary, short films, avant-garde, world cinema. However you wish to define it! - Pick a film, watch it, discuss it over drinks. Manchester's got the excellent venue of Home / Cornerhouse, as well as lots of smaller film events that crop up over the year, so an ideal group to meet other cinema enthusiasts ...

Upcoming events (4+)

The Last Metro

HOME

Part of a Francois Truffaut season at HOME. This was one of Truffaut's last movies before dying at the sadly young age of 52. Gerard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve, two of France's greatest performers, play husband and wife in this gripping, WW2 set drama. In Nazi occupied Paris, Marion and her Jewish husband decide to conceal him inside the theatre that they own. As he hides, she must continue her job as lead actor, and his as director, in order to keep up the facade. 131 minutes running time.

Please note you will need to book your own ticket for this event.

We usually go to the bar afterwards to discuss the film.

Bamako (2006) a film by Abderrahmane Sissako

Altrincham Little Theatre

£7.00

This intimate personal story of an African couple This film continues our ongoing Francophone/African season. For details of the other films, please visit www.manchesterfilmweekender.org.uk

The Room

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Oft called 'the Citizen Kane of bad movies', Tommy Wiseau's egocentric 'The Room' is a semi autobiographical effort about a bizarre love triangle, filled with risible dialogue and hammy, overwrought acting. Most people know of this oddity due to James Franco's 'The Disaster Artist', which captured the tortured gestation of Wiseau's heartfelt but inept original. That film ended with the opening night audience laughing uncontrollably as Wiseau's character endured an emotional meltdown, screaming out loud 'why is this happening to me?!' Watch 'The Room' alone and you might be baffled. But all the greatest bad movies have to be seen with an audience. This is possibly one of the funniest things you'll ever see.

Please note, you will have to book your own ticket for this event.

We usually go to the bar afterwards to discuss the film.

The Edge of Heaven (Germany) 2006 A film by Fatih Akin

Altrincham Little Theatre

£7.00

Germany's submission to the best foreign language film category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards. The destinies of six characters are bound by fate in this award winning film by acclaimed director Fatih Akin.

Past events (485)

The Woman in Black

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