Greta Gerwig Films at HOME

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
HOME

Greta Gerwig Films at HOME Manchester, Manchester 3 — 22 August 2023 Tickets from £11.15 — Book now

Greta Gerwig’s star has been in ascension for some time now. Earning plaudits as firstly as an actor, then writer and more recently as a director, the filmmaker has entered a new realm of recognition with the release of Barbie this summer.

In celebration of Gerwig’s continued success, HOME have laid on a retrospective of her films screening throughout August. Featuring collaborations with the likes of Wes Anderson in Isle of Dogs (Thu 3 Aug) and Whit Stillman in Damsels in Distress (Sat 12 Aug), the season offers a rounded account of her talents both in front of the camera and behind it.

Screenings of the charming Frances Ha (Tue 8 Aug & Tue 22 Aug) and Mistress America (Thu 17 Aug) showcase Gerwig’s best work alongside husband Noah Baumbach. As well as starring in both movies, Gerwig also co-wrote the scripts, which smartly interrogate the indie-film cliche of the creative-minded millennial in arrested development, with wit and empathy.

Gerwig had already established herself as a much-loved fixture within the world of American indies by the time she decided to focus on directing. In 2017 her debut solo directorial feature Lady Bird (Sat 5 Aug) – featuring Saoirse Ronan in an early-aughts set coming of age story – was widely celebrated. While her 2019 adaptation of Little Women (Mon 14 Aug) cemented her position as one of the most interesting directors working today.

There were eyebrows raised when Gerwig signed on to direct a Barbie movie. Written alongside Baumbach over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, the idea seemed a far cry from the work the filmmaker is known for. But Barbie has proven a runaway critical and commercial success, combining a sense of fun with targeted satire – it’s that rare kind of movie that plays in multiplexes and arthouses alike.

Greta Gerwig Films at HOME Manchester, Manchester 3 — 22 August 2023 Tickets from £11.15 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 Greta Gerwig Films at HOME

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

Culture Guides