As we head into 2022 we’re excited to see that the cinemas and screening spaces across Manchester and the North continue to provide the region’s filmgoers with a varied menu of thought-provoking cinema, beloved classics and brand new films.
At HOME we’re most excited to see a 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 work on the big screen. Similarly, the multifaceted Manchester arts org has also lined up dedications to French New Wave icon François Truffaut and legendary British screenwriter Nigel Kneale.
Over in Leeds, meanwhile, we’re shouting about Power, Corruption & Lies, a series of screenings organised by Hyde Park Picture House that surveys the ways in which artists and filmmakers have engaged with political discontent over the last four decades. From Thatcher to Occupy London, these three expertly curated evenings of short films feature world renowned figures alongside emerging and underground film artists.
Or, how about one of the greatest love stories ever committed to celluloid? Make it a Valentine’s to remember at Stockport Plaza as the Art Deco super cinema transports audiences to Casablanca, with an evening featuring dinner, drinks and a screening of the Hollywood classic.
Here are our picks
Each year HOME present a film season dedicated to a legend of British screenwriting. This year, they have lined up an expansive look at the work of celebrated science fiction writer and master of adaptations, Nigel Kneale.
From alien beaches, to fantasy palaces and sites of superheroic feats, we look at the filming locations you can visit across the North.
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.
Leeds Art Gallery present a free, special screening of BAFTA award winning, Emmy-nominated writer-director Susanna White’s The Colour of Dreams this February.
Set in the heart of the city centre, at LUSH Liverpool, Cinema in The City is back this February, with another weekend of contemporary feature films alongside shorts from emerging filmmakers plus food and drink from local traders
A special Valentine’s Day screening of classic romantic comedy Roman Holiday (1953), opening with an accordion set by Simon Wood.
Scottish composer Erland Cooper rescores the acclaimed silent film The Wind for 18 women of the Chorus of Opera North.