It’s December and the cinemas and screening spaces of Manchester and the North have a sleigh-load of Christmassy programming to help you get in the spirit. Our picks include HOME’s A Very 80s Christmas season – which combines festive classics with some of the best blockbusters of the 80s – and Pilot Light TV Festival’s indulgent dollop of Christmas television episodes.
Away from Christmas, the world goes on. Sustained Theatre Up North present Fade to Black, a vital season of films, which could not be more timely. Meanwhile the team behind Screened/ Mcr present the cheekily titled Screened/ Silent Night at Texture.
Here are our top 5 picks
This December, HOME are celebrating some of the most adventurous, enduring films of the decade with a festive season entitled: A Very 80s Christmas. Packed full of endlessly watchable classics and cult favourites, these are films to relax into and, perhaps, to introduce to a new generation.
STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North) provide a series of politically engaged films which chronicle changing race relations. Presented in light of recent events, this season provides a vital opportunity to discuss and examine issues of race in the current political climate.
Screened/ MCR host a special, festive evening in celebration of silent cinema. There will be a screening of The Cabinet of Dr. Calgari, silent shorts, speakers and a live accompainment.
This December at Central Library, PLTV Fest invite you to gather your nearest and dearest for an evening composed of five back-to-back Christmas-episodes from some of the biggest sitcoms from the US of A.