HOME Artist Film Weekender 2022

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
Image credit: Maryna Makarenko, Sun-Eaters, 2022
Image credit: Maryna Makarenko, Sun-Eaters, 2022

Artist Film Weekender at HOME Manchester, Manchester 1 — 4 December 2022 Tickets from £5 — Book now

HOME’s Artist Film Weekender has always been one of the understated gems of their annual programming. A chance to dive into the wild and wonderful world of artist film, hear directly from filmmakers and experience work rarely seen on the big screen. Each year the programmers pick a specific theme and invite audiences to explore together, through a selection of old and new films, talks and workshops.

For 2022 and the Weekender’s seventh edition, curators Jamie Allan and Alice Wilde have taken inspiration from the idea of worldbuilding, with a selection that highlights artists that “envision alternate futures, build speculative worlds, and expand our imagination of the possible.”

Amongst this year’s offering are the short films of Ukraine-born, Berlin-based Maryna Makarenjo, who takes us from the crumbling remains of Soviet nuclear dreams, to a liquid planet where gender is a fluid as the waters. Portuguese visual artist, filmmaker, and writer Pedro Neves Marques presents their new work, Becoming Male in the Middle Ages — a “science-fictionalised” narrative centred around gender and fertility — alongside an artist talk.

Destination: Other Worlds is a programme of short films featuring everything from ghosts to AI, mermaids to musicals, and digital animation to Super 8, from queer Southeast and East Asian filmmakers. Meanwhile, the “interweaved worlds of spirits and science” are the subject in the collaborative films of Chu-Li Shewring and Adam Gutch.

Running from Thursday 1 – Sunday 4 December, the Weekender starts with Cinema Paradiso — an evening of experimental film, expanded cinema and live performance at Paradise Works Artist Studios.

Artist Film Weekender at HOME Manchester, Manchester 1 — 4 December 2022 Tickets from £5 Book now

What's on at HOME Manchester

La Chimera
Until
CinemaManchester
La Chimera at HOME

Josh O’Connor leads a ramshackle band of grave robbers in Alice Rohrwacher’s stunning new film, La Chimera.

from £7.95
Horizons Festival 2024 at HOME
FestivalsManchester
Horizons Festival 2024 at HOME

As part of Refugee Week and in partnership with Community Arts North West, HOME present Horizons Festival 2024, a weekend-long celebration of theatre, film, art, performance, workshops and debate.

free entry

Where to go near HOME Artist Film Weekender 2022

Manchester
Restaurant
Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
Manchester
Music venue
The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Homeground
Manchester
Event venue
Homeground

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

Manchester
Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar
at IABF

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
Bar or Pub
Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

Manchester
Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

What's on: Cinema

Until
CinemaCheetham Hill
Jewish Culture Club

Meet new people, explore contemporary cultural works and learn about Jewish culture with Jewish Culture Club at Manchester Jewish Museum.

free entry
La Chimera
Until
CinemaManchester
La Chimera at HOME

Josh O’Connor leads a ramshackle band of grave robbers in Alice Rohrwacher’s stunning new film, La Chimera.

from £7.95
A still from Now, Voyager featuring Charlotte Vale played by Bette Davis.
CinemaLeeds
Now, Voyager at Cottage Road Cinema

Bette Davis stars as a wealthy young woman who escapes her domineering mother in this classic melodrama selected to show as part of Classics at the Cottage this June.

from £7.00

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