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 an amazing venue in the 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 (5+)

Beau Travail (with Intro) at HOME

HOME Manchester

Me and my partner Imogen are going to see Beau Travail at Home, synopsis below, anyone who wants to attend we can meet up before and go in together. It is one of the few films in Sight and Sound Magazine's top 250 films directed by a woman - it is at 79/250. Hope to see some of you there! Synopsis: "To mark the release of Claire Denis’ High Life, Bigger Than Life present a 35mm screening of the director’s most acclaimed work. Loosely based on Herman Melville’s novella Billy Budd, Beau Travail stars Leos Carax regular Denis Lavant as a disgraced French Foreign Legion sergeant-major who recalls his time in the desert of Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa. Denis lingers on skin and salt, capturing the strange codes and rituals of the Legion, as the arrival of an enigmatic new recruit (Grégoire Colin) sparks intense feelings of resentment and jealousy in his superior. Claire Denis is widely hailed as one of the most distinctive and challenging voices in contemporary cinema. Known for prioritising texture, body and movement, her work is often concerned with key themes of colonialism and masculinity. Here she engages with both, contrasting scenes of the legionnaires engaged in punishing training – which the director (along with regular cinematographer Agnès Godard) films sensuously, almost as ballet – with their excursions to local towns and nightclubs. Beau Travail is also notable for containing one of the all-time great final shots; a rhapsodic grace note set to Corona’s club classic “Rhythm of the Night”. Screening from a 35mm print." https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209933/ https://homemcr.org/film/bigger-than-life-presents-beau-travail/

IndieFlicks Monthly Short Film Screening

YES

£6.00

IndieFlicks returns, offering the perfect balance of a social night out and blended with top drawer, festival quality short films from around the world! Our night now runs on the first Monday of the month, in multiple cities around the UK, creating one large national audience. You can expect a wonderfully varied selection of short films, of which you vote for your favourite. Have your questions asked by programmed filmmakers or our special guests*, all the while enjoying a wide selection of drinks from the bar (there's even pizza!). Then to round off, we will share our Director's Choice, a slightly longer short, selected by our judging panel. You can see the next lineup of films here: https://www.indieflicks.co.uk/the-grapevine/ We are the cure to your Monday woes! Please arrive at YES, Manchester for 19:30. Screening start time and last entry at 20:00 Website: www.indieflicks.co.uk

The Godfather Parts 1 & 2

Plaza Theatre, Stockport

Two of the greatest films of all time, and proof that some sequels are the equal of the original. Francis Coppola's bravura mafia soap opera was justly garlanded with Oscars - though moody Marlon Brando turned down his best actor prize for Part One. If you've never seen either film, the cast alone should persuade you to come along: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Robert De Niro, Talia Shire, plus method actor guru Lee Strasbourg. The moody photography of Gordon Willis is the reason these films need to be experienced on the big screen. Timings are Part 1 at 2.00pm and Part 2 at 6.00pm, so there is a break between. The perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon, this is an offer you can't refuse. Meet in the bar downstairs.

IndieFlicks Monthly Short Film Screening

YES

£6.00

IndieFlicks returns, offering the perfect balance of a social night out and blended with top drawer, festival quality short films from around the world! Our night now runs on the first Monday of the month, in multiple cities around the UK, creating one large national audience. You can expect a wonderfully varied selection of short films, of which you vote for your favourite. Have your questions asked by programmed filmmakers or our special guests*, all the while enjoying a wide selection of drinks from the bar (there's even pizza!). Then to round off, we will share our Director's Choice, a slightly longer short, selected by our judging panel. You can see the next lineup of films here: https://www.indieflicks.co.uk/the-grapevine/ We are the cure to your Monday woes! Please arrive at YES, Manchester for 19:30. Screening start time and last entry at 20:00 Website: www.indieflicks.co.uk

Past events (378)

Casque D’Or 1952 - A French Gem 11 May 19

Altrincham Little Theatre

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