This week you can revisit the past in two wholly different ways. In Manchester, Andrew Kötting’s Edith Walks bridges centuries as with a shambling psychogeographic pilgrimage that conceptually reunites King Harold with his handfast wife Edith Swan. Over in Liverpool, FACT revisit L.A. circa 1995 with a restored edition of Michael Mann’s sensuous bank heist epic, Heat.
On the small screen, we’re loving the return of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks – but the legendary American director is back on Manchester’s big screens this month too. At HOME, you can watch the filmmaker behind Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive explore his beginnings in x’s documentary David Lynch: The Art Life. Whilst the folk at Screened/MCR also get in on the act with a special screening of Lynch’s haunting Los Angeles noir Lost Highway.
It’s officially summer, and sometimes the air conditioned darkness of the cinema is exactly what you need on a hot evening. But for those of you who’d rather sit under the stars, Picnic Cinema provide the opportunity to do so whilst watching a great movie.
Here are our picks
Screened/ Mcr host their own celebration of legendary purveyor of the cinematic surreal, David Lynch, with guest speaker Mary Wild introducing a screening of the director’s beguiling L.A. psycho-thriller Lost Highway.
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.
Picnics, dancing, shenanigans, capers, discos, tomfoolery and great, classic, cult and horror films in extraordinary locations. This year’s selection of films includes Pulp Fiction, The Wicker Man and Boogie Nights.