Cinema in Manchester and the North

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

From the tale of Manchester busking legends The Piccadilly Rats, to the story of how European filmmakers helped make Hollywood, there’s films from across the world in our latest cinema guide.

In Sheffield we’re impressed by the scope of Queerious, a programme of film that highlights stories of sexual awakenings and re-awakenings, and queer love through a feminist lens. Featuring titles from Britain, Canada, Sweden and India, this truly international programme is an opportunity for real cinematic discovery.

Over in Liverpool, there’s the chance to discover the film scores of Ennio Morricone. Perhaps one of the world’s most famous composers, the list of titles included in FACT’s extensive programme highlights Morricone’s talent and dexterity, while offering audiences a chance to catch some absolute classics — from Once Upon A Time in the West to The Thing — on the big screen.

Back in Manchester, we’re thrilled to see a day dedicated to David Cronenberg at Chapeltown Picture House. Returning with Crimes of the Future after an eight-year directorial hiatus, this is your opportunity to marathon the man’s distinctive horror films. Meanwhile, also at Chapeltown, our friends at Make A Scene return with a way-too-interactive, ABBA-a-long showing of Muriel’s Wedding— Hibiscous Island tropical couture is listed as the suggested dress code…

Here are our picks

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