It seems to be festival season in the cinemas of the North right now — and there’s something for everybody. HOME have kicked things off with their fabulous ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival, which this year features a host of new and classic films alongside cutting edge art and theatre.
Over in Yorkshire, there’s a Silent Film Festival to discover. Starting in Leeds with an appearance from comedian and silent movie aficionado Paul Merton, film buffs will find plenty of favourites and obscurities all accompanied by live music.
Back at HOME meanwhile, May sees the launch of Pilot Light TV Festival Season 3. Going from strength to strength, Manchester’s big screen celebration of the small screen is back with more previews, special guests and industry events.
Here are our picks
Yorkshire Silent Film Festival, 8–27 May 2018, from £8.50 - Find Out More
Comedian and film buff Paul Merton opens this year’s Yorkshire Silent Film Festival. We look at some of the highlights, from unsettling horror flicks, to swooning romances and the UK theatrical premiere of an iconic Andy Warhol work.
Manchester’s very own television festival is back. The highlights of this year’s Pilot Light TV Festival include the Season 2 premiere of Westworld and visits from Walter Iuzzolino and Christopher Eccleston.
Murnau’s sublime Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans gets a big screen outing at the RNCM Concert Hall with a live accompaniment. Featuring swooping camerawork and swooning melodrama, this silent powerhouse comfortably sits alongside the greatest films ever made — unmissable.
Stockport Plaza go back to the beginnings of Alfred Hitchcock’s career for a double-bill of early works. Despite lesser-known status, these films nevertheless feature all of the sex, murder and dark intrigue you’d expect from the master of suspense.
Picnic Cinema are back with a series of cult and classic films screened in extraordinary locations. Think werewolves in Hamsterly Forest or The Dude in the grounds of Muncaster Castle. Book while you can as tickets for Picnic Cinema’s blockbuster events always go quickly.
Leeds International Festival, the UK’s leading metropolitan festival of new ideas and innovation, is back for its second year, this time featuring more than 50 events and 40 speakers over 15 days.
A feel-good buddy movie, about three men in mid-life crisis who rekindle their youthful rock-and-roll dreams in an attempt to save themselves and each other. Gabriel Nesci arrives in Manchester for a Q&A following the screening on Fri 27 Apr.
Cherishing both the epic scenery and traditional activities, this is a beautiful ode to Galicia and a call to arms to better protect our planet. Screened with a director Q&A.
Picnic Cinema provide film fans with the opportunity to see cult comedy Sightseers in its natural habitat.
Be prepared to showcase the very best Drag in your wardrobe with glam dresses, feathers and frills, heels, flip-flops and all as Picnic Cinema present The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Picnic Cinema present a special screening of Neil Marshall’s cult Dog Soldiers in the spooky grounds of Hamsterley Forest…