Minnelli + Minnelli at HOME

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
New York, New York
HOME

Minnelli + Minnelli at HOME Manchester, Manchester Until 28 July 2024 Tickets from £5.95 — Book now

HOME presents a short four-film season celebrating father and daughter Vincente and Liza Minnelli’s contributions to the big screen. Across two generations, and two eras of cinema, the pair worked separately on some of the most iconic movies to come out of Hollywood.

As a director Vincente Minnelli is synonymous with the movie musical. He was responsible for classics such as An American in Paris, Brigadoon and Gigi, but HOME have chosen to highlight a pair of his melodramas as part of this summer film season.

The five Oscar-winning The Bad and the Beautiful (Sun 14 July) features Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner in a hard hitting inside-Hollywood satire about a megalomaniacal movie producer who comes undone. That film is followed by more stars in the grand and celebrated MGM melodrama Some Came Running (Sun 21 July) which sees Frank Sinatra joined by Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin, and Arthur Kennedy, who was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role.

Liza Minnelli is of course the daughter of Vincente Minnelli and celebrated movie star Judy Garland. She became a musical icon in her own right in the 1970s, and two of her most famous movie musicals bookend her father’s films in HOME’s season.

Opening the season is Bob Fosse’s glorious Cabaret (Sun 7 July), which won eight Academy Awards, including Minnelli’s Best Actress for playing Kit Kat Club entertainer Sally Bowles. The season concludes with Liza opposite Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s 1977 New York, New York. Unfairly dismissed for a long time, this undeniably bloated tale of post-war big band jazz is electrifying as it fuses the sweep of Old Hollywood and with the grime of New Hollywood.

Minnelli + Minnelli at HOME Manchester, Manchester Until 28 July 2024 Tickets from £5.95 Book now

What's on at HOME Manchester

Where to go near Minnelli + Minnelli 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
A still from the original Godzilla, showing the monster terrorising Tokyo.
Until
Cinema
KaiJuly at Showroom Cinema

Showroom present a celebration of all thing’s kaiju, of giant monsters, rubber suits, of nuclear horrors, mystical fantasy, and royal rumble free-for-alls. The Godzilla franchise is recognised as the longest continuously running film franchise in history, with 33 Japanese films to its name, and 5 US productions.

from £5.00

Culture Guides