The MUBI Screen at YES

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
MUBI

The MUBI Screen at YES, Manchester 6 July — 31 August 2023 Tickets from £6.00 — Book now

For cinema lovers in the know, curated online streaming service and film distributor MUBI is an essential subscription. They’ve been curating classic, art-house and independent films for viewers at home for some years now, prioritising off-beat gems and championing bold new voices for subscribers.

By showcasing fresh, fearless talent with an edge, MUBI’s approach to cinema mirrors Manchester venue YES’ approach to music. So it’s no surprise really to see the two combine this summer for The MUBI Screen – a weekly pop-up cinema in YES’ Pink Room, complete with free pizza.

The summer residency runs from early July until the end of August and marks MUBI’s first screening series in Manchester. With a focus on music and youth culture, the programme features a raft of recent releases and platform highlights.

Screenings include Andrew Dominik’s This Much I Know to be True (Thu 20 Jul), a documentary about musicians Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. Ninja Tyberg’s debut feature Pleasure (Thu 17 Aug) is an impressively upfront drama about agency and ambition set in the adult film world, while Girlfriends and Girlfriends (Thu 31 Aug) from Zaida Carmon takes us to an electropop-soundtracked Barcelona for a lively tale of lesbian couple swapping.

For adventurous filmgoers looking for something new this summer, it’s hard to go wrong here.

The MUBI Screen at YES, Manchester 6 July — 31 August 2023 Tickets from £6.00 Book now

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