There’s a whole host of one-off screenings and independent festivals worth your attention this month. Fledgling television fest Pilot Light returns for a second season with a line up that features everything from independent web-series to a screening of the pilot for cultural phenomenon Mad Men. If science fiction is more your thing, then look out for Supernova at the end of the April; this years one-day edition of the festival features classics from some real genre juggernauts.
Meanwhile at Waterside Arts Centre, Northern Noir look back at the films that were packing cinemas forty years ago. Not to be outdone, Liverpool plays host to a screening of all-female horror anthology XX presented by feminist horror collective The Final Girls and plucky new festival Hammer and Nail pops up in The Handyman Supermarket.
Here are our picks
This new indie vampire film from first time director Michael O’Shea offers a new take on well-worn horror tropes as it looks at violence and trauma in a depressed New York neighbourhood.
Hammer and Nail Pop Up Film Festival, 6–7 May 2017, from £4.00 - Book now
Empty Spaces Cinema presents a short pop-up film festival in The Handyman Supermarket. Inspired by their venues unique history as a cinema and DIY store, this not-for-profit event features three film screenings across the weekend.
The world premiere of Oscar-nominated Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson multimedia adaptation of apocalyptic sci-fi novel Last and First Men. Featuring the talents of Tilda Swinton and the BBC Philharmonic.
The good kind of fake news. Pilot Light TV Festival Season 2 presents a 20th Anniversary tribute to one of the most beloved of British television comedies.
Events company We Are Parable present a season of some of director Spike Lee’s very best work, starting with entertainment industry satire Bamboozled.
The Final Girls present a one-night-only nationwide screening of XX, the first and only all-female horror anthology. The film features four short films from talented female directors, including the debut film by St. Vincent.