Above The Line at YES

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

Above The Line at YES, Manchester 12 — 30 August 2020 Entrance is free — Visit now

YES’ resident film curators Above The Line are occupying The Pink Room this August with a socially distanced cinema that’s absolutely free to attend. With up to three screenings a day to pick from, there’s plenty to keep Manchester’s movie buffs entertained.

The fun programme ranges from classics such as Sergio Leone’s epic Once Upon A Time in the West to contemporary queer cinema like Celine Sciamma’s Tomboy or John Trengove’s The Wound.  There are also screenings of recent indie success stories The Favourite and Sorry to Bother You, while kids (of all ages) are catered for with some early doors screenings of Pixar classics Wall-E and Inside Out.

Our picks are Robert Pattinson in Claire Denis’ taboo-busting sci-fi High Life (if you can handle the dystopia right now), and Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann — a cringe-comedy of the highest order. Double bills dedicated to Robert Eggers’ meticulous period horrors, and the lush melodramas of Pedro Almodóvar are also recommended.

Check out the full programme and start booking your free tickets now. The only request is that attendees help out by only watching with members of their own household or support bubbles.

Above The Line at YES, Manchester 12 — 30 August 2020 Entrance is free Visit now

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