Above The Line – September at YES

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
Image courtesy of YES

Above The Line at YES, Manchester, 1–30 September 2020, free entry - Visit now

Above The Line are continuing their free socially distant cinema into September, with another line-up of indie faves and foreign language classics to see you through. With up to three films screening each day in the Pink Room at YES, there really is something to suit all tastes.

Brand new this year, film fans can check out Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith in Melina Matsoukas’ acclaimed Queen & Slim (Tue 1 – Wed 2 Sep). A road movie/lovers on the run tale that harkens back to the likes of Badlands, the film sees a first date interrupted by a racist traffic stop during which a policeman is shot. Also released in 2020, Joe Talbot’s The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Tue 15 – Wed 16 Sep) is a much-feted story of gentrification that is well worth a look.

Queen & Slim

There’s a focus on animation this month too. Much-loved Disney and Pixar fare such as Mulan (Sun 6 Sep), Moana (Sat 12 Sep), and Up (Sun 20 Sep) are joined by celebrated animation from around the world. Studio Ghibli’s delightful My Neighbour Totoro (Sat 19 Sep) is an absolute must-see, from France there is My Life As a Courgette (Sun 13 Sep), while 2017’s The Breadwinner (Sat 26 Sep) takes us to Afghanistan under the control of the Taliban.

Above The Line have also scheduled titles from some of your favourite auteur directors. Paul Thomas Anderson has a dedicated double bill featuring Phantom Thread and Magnolia on Sun 6 Sep. Fans of Christopher Nolan can catch his innovative neo-noir Memento (Thu 10 Sep), while the gentle, gorgeous films of Hirokazu Kore-eda are given an outing on Sun 20 Sep.

Follow the link below to see the full line up of films screening for free at YES this September.

Above The Line at YES, Manchester

1–30 September 2020
Free entry