It’s getting cold outside and it’s getting festive in our cinemas. Over at HOME this month, why not take a break from the increasingly inclement weather and head indoors for some classic 80s fare — they’ve lined up Christmas movies for everybody, whether you want to watch a bearded man in a big red suit, Bruce Willis taking down some terrorists with an assault rifle, or Gremlins causing general havoc and mischief.
Of course, festive titles take all kind of forms, from the old Hollywood staples, to The Muppets’ take on Victorian literature. This month we’re recommending a trip to Liverpool to catch Sean Baker’s Tangerine — a Christmas Eve odyssey across Los Angeles that’ll blow the cobwebs away.
If you’re looking for something with a little less foul language, then Sheffield’s Showroom have sorted a mini-retrospective dedicated to Japanese master Yasujirō Ozu, that’s sure to delight cinephiles. Talking of retrospectives, we also look ahead to HOME’s complete season of Derek Jarman films. The provocative, pioneering polymath and gay rights activist is a true British original, and we can’t wait to rediscover his cinema early next year.
Here are our picks
Discover the work of Japanese master Yasujirō Ozu in Sheffield. Widely regarded as one of cinema’s great artists, these films probe themes of family, modernity and tradition in post-war Japan.
From alien beaches, to fantasy palaces and sites of superheroic feats, we look at the filming locations you can visit across the North.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film sees him back in his native San Fernando Valley for a tale of teenage yearning and misadventure. Jonny Greenwood provides the score, while HOME has 35mm previews.
To coincide with LGBT History Month, Heart of Glass launches Queer Treatment, a new animated short film by the amazing Amy Pennington. Queer Treatment is inspired by conversations with members of the LGBTQIA+ community and explores connection, identity, representation and celebrating queer icons past and present.
Why are the 1980s so important in contemporary cinematic culture? HOME’s course explores the historical, industrial and social underpinning of eighties cinema.