Cinema in Manchester and the North

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

There’s plenty for film lovers to look forward to as we head deeper into September. Alongside new releases such as Claire Denis’ Both Sides of the Blade and David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future, HOME have also lined up a thrilling tribute to 70s Japanese cinema and their annual celebration of alternative Indian film, Not Just Bollywood.

Fans of classic film will be delighted to have a chance to catch Steven Spielberg’s famous blockbuster Jaws back on the big screen, as the seaside thriller gets a 3D IMAX re-release. While those looking for a unique, boutique film-going experience should look towards Backyard Cinema, a new, immersive experience popping up at Mayfield Depot.

Speaking of unique big screen experiences, Widescreen Weekend is back this year with a cracking programme. Heading into October, it’s time to get excited for Grimmfest who kick off the season of spooky screenings at Odeon Printworks.

Here are our picks

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