Freshers’ Screening: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

Freshers Screening: Hunt for the Wilderpeople at HOME Manchester, Manchester 22 September 2016 Entrance is free

If you are new in Manchester and in search of culture, then your first port of call should probably be arts hub, HOME. Located a short walk from Oxford Road, HOME boasts the best and broadest cinema offer in the city screened across its five screens. Newly opened last year, the modern building also includes an art gallery, two theatres, a pair of bars, a restaurant serving good-quality, affordable food and, top tip right here: a student-friendly roof terrace that’s perfect for enjoying the last of the summer sun.

As a special welcome to the city treat, HOME’s cinema team have lined up a free Freshers screening of New Zealand filmmaker, Taika Waititi’s Hunt For the Wilderpeople for Manchester’s 16/17 freshers on Thursday 22nd September at 11am.

Julian Dennison stars as hip-hop enthusiast Ricky, a boy settling into life with his new foster family: Aunt Bella (Rima Te Wiata), cantankerous Uncle Hec (Sam Neill), and dog Tupac, when tragedy strikes and he and Hec are forced to go on the run in the New Zealand countryside. The director’s last film – vampire mockumentary, What We Do in the Shadows – was hilarious and there’s been a steady buzz growing around ‘Wilderpeople all year.

Tickets are available at the Box Office, allocated on a first-come, first served basis and subject to availability – so grab them while you can.

Freshers Screening: Hunt for the Wilderpeople at HOME Manchester, Manchester 22 September 2016 Entrance is free

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Where to go near Freshers’ Screening: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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.

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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.

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