Art Film Books Food drink Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep OCT NOV DEC www.cornerhouse.org Cornerhouse 70 Oxford Street Manchester M1 5NH Box Office 0161 200 1500 HIGHLIGHTS Information 0161 228 7621 Book online cornerhouse.org INFORMATION BOOKING Cornerhouse is Manchester’s centre for contemporary visual art and independent film. Book online cornerhouse.org (no booking fee) Cornerhouse also has a publications division – an international distribution service for visual arts books and catalogues. By phone 0161 200 1500 Booking line is open from Mon – Sun: 12:00 – 20:00 OPENING HOURS Galleries Mon: Closed Tue – Sat: 12:00 – 20:00 Sun: 12:00 – 18:00 Bookshop Mon – Sun: 12:00 – 20:00 Bar Mon – Thu: 10:00 – 23:00 Fri – Sat: 10:00 – 00:00 Sun: 11:00 – 22:30 Café Mon – Thu: 11:00 – 23:00 Fri – Sat: 11:00 – 00:00 Sun: 11:00 – 22:30 In person Our Box Office team is available to take bookings from Mon – Sun: 12:00 – 20:00 SUPPORT US As a registered charity we depend on the support and generosity of supporters and partners to deliver our unique programme of original contemporary visual art, independent film and engagement activities. To make a donation or find out how to support our work visit cornerhouse.org/support-us JOIN THE CONVERSATION Box Office Mon – Sun: 12:00 – 20:00 like our page Festive Opening The building will be closed from 23:00 on Tuesday 23 December until 09:00 Friday 2 January 2015 @CornerhouseMCR Cover image 2001: A Space Odyssey. Sign up to our e-newsletters at cornerhouse.org/sign-up All information is correct at the time of going to press. WELCOME Our final exhibition at Cornerhouse opens in November. Inspired by filmmaker Jacques Tati’s comedy masterpiece of the same name, Playtime will see nine artists use the Cornerhouse building like never before, presenting playful, participatory work and referencing comedy, space and sound to pay homage to the triangular, three storey brick structure we have called home since 1985. Find out more on p.6. We said it would happen again… and we meant it! In October we welcome back legendary drag superstar Peaches Christ for Bear-barella, a fully interactive performance and screening of 1968 Sci-Fi masterpiece Babarella. Peaches returns as part of this quarter’s Science Fiction season – turn to p.26 for the full programme, which includes the re-release of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The city-wide festival Asia Triennial Manchester 14 continues until November, and we're delighted to be presenting the official film programme. We’ll be screening a selection of contemporary and classic films from Hong Kong and mainland China, including Benny Chan’s action thriller The White Storm. Turn to p.24 for details. This quarter, we’re looking forward to new releases including David Fincher’s twisted tale Gone Girl and Mr. Turner, the moving biopic of great British painter J.M.W. Turner from Mike Leigh. Finally, December at Cornerhouse wouldn’t be the same without our annual screenings of It’s A Wonderful Life (p.29). You can also get in the spirit with Merry 80s Christmas, a season of films guaranteed to evoke the feeling of Christmas past. After all, nothing says ‘tis the season’ like Bruce Willis in a white vest. Turn to p.28 for details. CONTENTS 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 16 20 22 23 24 26 28 30 31 ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Qasim Riza Shaheen: Autoportraits in love-like conditions Sophia Al-Maria: Virgin with a Memory Playtime Art Events Cornerhouse Projects Creative Industries Digital Skills Workshops Projector: Schools and Colleges Books Food & Drink At a Glance New Releases Film Events Artist Film Matinee Classics Asia Triennial Manchester 14 Science Fiction Merry 80s Christmas Courses Information 04/05 Image Autoportraits in love-like conditions II, Singapore, 2014. Autoportraits in love-like conditions explores real and imagined connections between lovers, family members and strangers. In each piece of work, Qasim Riza Shaheen presents a relationship he has shared, while not always disclosing its backstory. As we survey each piece we subconsciously fill in the gaps, projecting our own narratives onto the subject’s lives. The exhibition spans film, photography, audio recordings, drawings, installation and mixed media. In a series of photographs and films that share the name of the exhibition, Shaheen imagines reunions between himself and long-lost childhood friends. In a gallery space dedicated to Shaheen’s father, we watch as father and son dance tenderly and listen in on an intimate, unscripted conversation. Live performance Misplaced Memoirs is a scenography of desire and unrequited love that explores the construction of our romantic See p.7 for related events imagination through a series of confessional self-portraits. It will be performed in the heightened setting of the Palace Hotel, Manchester, on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 November to three people at a time. Tickets are free but booking is essential, see p.7 for details. This body of work is presented in two halves, with a second, related exhibition showing at mac birmingham until Sunday 30 November. The last known pose brings together a number of new commissions and revisits work spanning Shaheen’s 20-year practice, exploring his persisting interest in the city, identity, relationships and moments of intimacy and awkwardness. Visit macbirmingham.co.uk/exhibition/qa simatmac for more information. Curated by Sarah Perks at Cornerhouse and Craig Ashley at mac birmingham. Exhibition supported by Farrow & Ball. SOPHIA AL-MARIA QASIM RIZA SHAHEEN Until Sun 2 Nov — Galleries 1 & 2 — FREE ART AUTOPORTRAITS IN LOVE-LIKE CONDITIONS Image Evil Eye, 2014. VIRGIN WITH A MEMORY Until Sun 2 Nov — Gallery 3 — FREE Virgin with a Memory is the first major solo exhibition from writer, artist and filmmaker Sophia AlMaria. It takes inspiration from her as yet unfinished film Beretta, a rape-revenge thriller set in Cairo, in which a mute woman murders her assailants. The film has stalled in pre-production for three years, having faced immense schedule, budget and legal complications. Virgin with a Memory uses Beretta to explore the male gaze in global popular culture, drawing on the hurdles Al-Maria has faced while making the film. Torture Trip, a blown up billboard poster for 1972 film Rehlat Azab, and Rape Gaze, a video compilation of Egyptian film posters from the 1960s to 1980s, emphasize the high pitched and violent depiction of women in Egyptian film posters of this era. Taster shows two early demos of Beretta side-by-side. The first is taken from an early draft of the script; the second is a producer’s cut made without Al-Maria’s knowledge to raise money for the project. Video installation The Watchers No.1 – 6 occupies a central space in the gallery, presenting a nightmarish cavalcade of hyper-masculinity. Other video works relating to the production of Beretta include Class A, an ode to a Beretta actress who was jailed before filming began, and Evil Eye, a digital talisman made to ward off bad energy. Two new publications are presented alongside the exhibition. Virgin with a Memory: The Exhibition Tie-in was created by Al-Maria to preserve her original intention for Beretta. It contains accounts written from the perspective of lead character Suad, alongside production research, sketches, storyboards, headshots and excerpts from the shooting script, illustrating what can happen when a young filmmaker’s creative process comes into contact with the crushing forces of politics and money. Jeddah Childhood circa 1994 is an accompanying novella by curator Omar Kholeif, which traces the coming-of-age of a teenage boy in the newly globalized Saudi Arabia of the 1990s. Both books are available to buy individually or as a limited edition two volume set at the bookshop or online at cornerhouse.org/books Curated by Omar Kholeif. See p.7 for related events 06/07 See opposite for events related to this exhibition Image Niklas Goldbach, HABITAT C3B, 2008. ART EVENTS Gallery Tour: Autoportraits in love-like conditions and Virgin with a Memory PLAYTIME Sat 25 Oct, 14:00 – 15:00 Free, booking recommended Get a unique insight into Qasim Riza Sheehan’s Autoportraits in love-like conditions and Sophia Al-Maria’s Virgin with a Memory on this gallery tour. Sat 22 Nov – Sun 15 Mar — Galleries 1, 2 & 3 — FREE For this momentous occasion, nine artists present playful, participatory work inspired by Cornerhouse’s iconic brick structure and director Jaques Tati’s 1967 comedy masterpiece Playtime. Tati’s film follows the adventures of Monsieur Hulot as he wanders, bemused, through a hysterically hyperbolic, modernist Paris. The film – which cemented Tati’s critical reputation but plagued him with financial difficulties – is famous for its subtle visual comedy and inventive sound design that upends many conventions of narrative cinema. Like Tati’s film, the artists in Playtime use comedy, space and sound to encourage exploration and play in the galleries. The exhibition features new commissions from Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Naomi Kashiwagi, Gabriel Lester and Jan St. Werner. Rosa Barba, Niklas Goldbach, Andy Graydon and Shannon Plumb present existing work that spans installation, video and sound art. Exhibition supported by Dbn, Tube UK and Absolut Playtime will culminate in The Storming, a performance devised by Humberto Vélez, which will close the exhibition, and Cornerhouse itself, in truly spectacular style. Manchester’s diverse social, cultural and artistic communities will descend on the building, filling it from the ground up, while DJs play music from the city’s past and present club scenes. The Storming takes place on Saturday 4 April 2015. For information about tickets, pick up our next guide, out in December 2014. Curated by Henriette Huldisch, Curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center and Sarah Perks, Artistic Director at Cornerhouse and HOME. Official media partner: The Skinny Curator and Artist Tour: Playtime Thu 20 Nov, 17:50 Dir Jacques Tati/FR IT 1967/ 125mins/ French, English and German with partial Eng ST Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden £8 full / £6 concs Sat 22 Nov, 13:00 – 14:00 Free, booking required Jacques Tati’s gloriously choreographed and almost wordless comedies reached their peak with Playtime, which follows American tourist Barbara and befuddled Frenchman Monsieur Hulot, as they attempt to negotiate a bafflingly modern Paris – with highly comic results. Crammed with visual gags and an unconventional use of sound, Playtime is a lasting testament to a modern era tiptoeing on the edge of oblivion. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the artists involved in our Tati-inspired closing exhibition, led by curators Sarah Perks and Henriette Huldisch. Preview Fri 21 Nov, 18:00 – 21:00 Before our move to HOME in 2015, we present Playtime, the final exhibition at Cornerhouse that bids farewell to the building and pays homage to the place we have called home since 1985. Screening with Discussion: Playtime (U) Live Performance: Misplaced Memoirs Sat 1 Nov – Sun 2 Nov Various times, see below Free, booking essential Misplaced Memoirs is an intimate site-specific performance in which Qasim Riza Shaheen reveals stories of personal desire and past relationships through a series of confessional, poetic self-portraits. The piece will be performed to three people at a time in the Palace Hotel. In this hyper-real scenography, Shaheen will explore the construction of our romantic imagination. Take a guided tour of Playtime with curators Sarah Perks and Henriette Huldisch, and artists Andy Graydon, Gabriel Lester, Rosa Barba, Jan Werner, Niklas Goldbach, Humberto Velez, Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Naomi Kashiwagi. Live Performance: Lawrence Abu Hamdan Fri 21 Nov, 18:00 Cinema 1 Free, no advance booking In this new commission, artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan, whose latest body of research is dedicated to understanding the role of voice and testimony, will perform a live audio essay employing a series of sonic manipulations and pre-recorded samples designed to question the fundamental ways in which we speak, listen and are heard today. Playtime also screens on Sunday 23 November at 15:30. Live Performance: Pelican Crossing Carousel Exhibition Preview: Playtime Fri 21 Nov, 18:00 – 21:00 Free, drop in Join us for the preview of Playtime, our final exhibition at Cornerhouse. This playful group show takes its cue from Tati’s masterpiece and will use the Cornerhouse building like never before, inspired by the film’s use of physical comedy, set design and sound. The evening will premiere a new performance by artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan. For performance times please visit cornerhouse.org/misplaced-memoirs Look out for information on our closing event, The Storming, in our Jan-Mar guide. Sat 22 Nov, 12:00 – 12:30 Free, walk up The final scene in Tati’s Playtime sees a roundabout transformed into a moving carousel, accompanied by Francis Lemarque’s L'opéra des jours heureux (The Happy Days Opera). Inspired by this scene, Manchesterbased artist Naomi Kashiwagi has collaborated with choreographer Benji Reed to devise a playful sequence across the Pelican crossings at the traffic junction outside Cornerhouse. The resulting work will be performed by a mixture of knowing participants and everyday pedestrians, unaware that they have been cast in a larger, recurring circuit that responds to the rhythm and beat of the crossing. 08/09 CORNERHOUSE PROJECTS Cornerhouse Projects is an ongoing programme of exhibitions in our Café and Bar that prioritises affordable artwork, North West-based artists and emerging curators. Each exhibition opens on a Thursday night with an opportunity to meet the artist and toast the new show. All work is for sale. For more information visit cornerhouse.org/cornerhouse-projects CREATIVE INDUSTRIES Cornerhouse Projects is supported by Our Creative Industries programme offers a range of regular workshops, talks, and opportunities. These events, which are programmed in response to audience feedback, aim to help you develop your skills, widen your network and encourage innovative thinking. Shaunie Barton Thu 11 Sep – Tue 14 Oct Café and Bar Free Recent art graduate Shaunie Barton’s beautiful, intricate drawings are the product of a painstaking automaticdrawing technique that involves putting pencil to paper and allowing the images to flow directly from the subconscious mind. Drawn onto silk screen prints subtly embossed with geometric shapes, the patterns that emerge seemingly reference the ‘grey matter’ from which they are born, forming elaborate cellular arrangements that resemble human DNA, multiplying across the page in endless detail. The resulting works are presented as a series of images, tonally similar but as different as fingerprints. Join us in the bar for the informal launch of Shaunie Barton’s exhibition from 18:00 – 19:00 on Thursday 11 September. How to Build a Body Without Organs A Flourish. Ornithological Drawings by Fran Giffard Curated by Alessandro Bucci Thu 16 Oct – Tue 25 Nov Café and Bar Free Thu 27 Nov 2014 – Tue 6 Jan 2015 Café and Bar Free What’s in a body? We might say organs and bones, but French philosopher Deleuze rejects this answer. His theory Body Without Organs suggests that the body isn’t merely about the parts that make it work, but the fulfilment of potential to create something whole. In this selection of works curated by University of Edinburgh PhD candidate Alessandro Bucci – whose research spans art history, philosophy and fashion – artists have reflected upon the process of clothing the body, emphasising the role of dress in creating the whole ‘self’, or building a ‘body without organs’. The featured photographs and drawings from artists Hernan Chavar, Marco Rea, Fernanda Veron, Nicol Vizioli and Paulina WallenbergOlsson offer a visual anthology of the subjective relationship between fashion and who we are. Join us in the bar for the informal launch of How to Build a Body Without Organs from 18:00 – 19:00 on Thursday 16 October. London-based artist Fran Giffard has long been captivated by the beauty of natural illustrations, and has amassed an incredible body of ornithology-inspired artwork over the last five years. Working directly onto her personal Moleskine diaries using watercolour and gouache paints and graphite pencil, she captures the wonder of exotic and commonplace birds. The result is a vivid collection of work with an intriguing personal slant, and here she presents a selection inspired by her time spent in Hong Kong. Giffard was recently shortlisted for The Threadneedle Art Prize, BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year and David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year. Join us in the bar for the informal launch of Fran Giffard’s exhibition from 18:00 – 19:00 on Thursday 27 November. Playreading Show & Tell First Friday of every month 10:45 - 12:45 £3, refreshments provided Sat 1 Nov, 16:00 - 18:00 Free, booking recommended A fun, friendly and informal opportunity to read and discuss plays under the guidance of Manchester-based theatre practitioner Lucia Cox. The group meets on the first Friday of every month and new members are always welcome. This quarter will cover Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, David Hare’s The Judas Kiss and Caryl Churchill’s The Striker. Discover what’s happening inside Manchester’s creative community as we bring together artists, designers and makers for an afternoon of informal presentations about their current projects, experiments and sources of inspiration, held in our Annexe. Speakers include Creative Programmer Dan Hett and Designer and Lecturer Tash Willcocks, with plenty more to be announced. For more information visit cornerhouse.org/playreading For more information visit cornerhouse.org/show-and-tell Image Installation by Rafael Perez and Charma Force. Photo Daniel Hancox. Image by Jamie Simonds Filmed Up Fri 5 Dec, 18:30 – 20:30 £4.50 full / £3 concs Market Place Live Wed 3 Dec, 18:20 £4.50 full / £3 concs Have you ever wondered how to take a feature film project from idea to successful release? Market Place Live may just show you how! Join us on an entertaining journey following the life of a hypothetical film project from inception to exhibition, demonstrating how the film value chain really works. Rather than getting a panel of experts to give you advice, Film London & BAFTA, in partnership with Film Export UK, will put a panel of top industry professionals to the test and challenge them to take a hypothetical project on this journey, enabling you to see how they would deal with the twists and turns of the industry landscape. Market Place Live is presented by Film London and BAFTA, in partnership with Film Export UK, and supported by Creative Skillset. Every three months, a panel of Cornerhouse audience members select a programme of short films produced by the thriving North West filmmaking community. Join us for December’s instalment and discover the talent right on your doorstep. Expect a mix of styles, genres and a great evening of film. Want to submit your film for consideration? The deadline for submissions is 17:00 on Thursday 9 October. Find out more at cornerhouse.org/filmedup Image courtesy of Kilogramme. 10/11 PROJECTOR: SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES DIGITAL SKILLS WORKSHOPS Do you want to fine-tune your digital skills? Our Digital Skills Workshops are here to help you engage with online audiences and develop your digital skillset. These workshops always prove popular so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. You can also keep up with our latest digital skills events at cornerhouse.org/digiskills Explore Facebook Insights Tue 4 Nov, 18:00 – 20:00 £6 full/ £4.50 concs Do you manage a Facebook page? Want to tap into the useful information found in the Facebook Insights tool, but don't know where to start? Social media & digital marketing consultant Katie Moffat will demystify the popular platform's internal analytics system and advise you on the data you should be keeping an eye on. Image by birgerking (CC BY 2.0). Image Editing on a Shoestring Sun 30 Nov, 11:00 – 17:00 £30 full / £25 concs Photoshop is the tool of choice for many professional photographers, but there are a host of free alternatives that are more than suitable for most people’s needs. In this workshop, digital creative Sally Olding will teach you the basics of using the free image editing software GIMP, including simple image manipulation, painting and drawing tools, filters, selections and layers. This workshop is suitable for beginners, with no prior knowledge of GIMP required. Image GIMP screenshot (CC BY-SA 3.0). Projector is Cornerhouse’s education programme that uses film, moving image and theatre to enrich students’ learning. Events cover Modern Foreign Languages and Film & Media, and are aimed at the 14-19 age group studying GCSE, AS, A2 and equivalent. For more information about the programme, visit cornerhouse.org/projector Do you work with young people? Find out about our Youth Arts Professional Development Training on p.10 Film & Media Modern Foreign Languages Various dates Oct 2014 – Feb 2015 Various dates Oct 2014 – Mar 2015 Our Film & Media programme is scheduled with syllabus specifications in mind, concentrating on key concepts whilst providing students with a broad range of films to encourage personal study. Film screenings include Wadjda, Next Goal Wins and The Double. Events include a British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) Study Day and a Film Industry Teachers’ Event. Film is a useful language learning tool for MFL students, enabling them to experience the vocabulary, accents and colloquialisms of native speakers. Our MFL sessions are programmed to enrich the topics specified in the national syllabus, and all are led by experienced University language lecturers. Film screenings include Good Bye Lenin!, School of Babel and A Very Long Engagement. Image Still from The Double. Image Still from Good Bye Lenin!. YOUTH ARTS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING Using the Arts to Develop Leadership, Aspiration and Potential If you’re 14 –17 and into film and art then sign up for our FREE young people’s Membership scheme. Thu 23 October, 10:00 - 16:15 £110 – £150 Participation in cultural activities can have a significant impact on a young person’s growth, aiding the development of important life skills. This one day course, suitable for anybody who wishes to employ the arts in their work with young people, will examine relevant government policy and use a range of case studies to demonstrate how the arts can be used as a mechanism to develop young people’s leadership skills, aspiration and potential. At the end of this course, you will be able to identify the benefits of using the arts in this way, and will have a clear understanding of relevant funding sources and current national initiatives. Benefits include: For more information visit artswork.org.uk or to book contact Alice Wyatt on 0238 033 2491 or [email protected] Young people’s membership scheme Image Young people taking part in Ask a Teenager, 2012. – £3 cinema tickets any day, any time – 10% discount on books from our bookshop – Invitations to exhibition previews and one-off events – Special offers and art projects 12/13 BOOKS Cornerhouse Publications is our international distribution service for visual arts books and catalogues. You can download the current catalogue and buy books at cornerhouse.org/books You can also buy an incomparable range of cultural magazines, film books and postcards in our bookshop, as well as a selection of the bestselling titles from Cornerhouse Publications. The A – Z of Emotions: Emotional Learning Cards The Guerrilla Filmmaker’s Handbook (3rd Edition) £16.95, Iniva Creative Learning £34.99, Continuum The 26 cards in this boxed set were created by contemporary artists to signify an alphabet of emotion. The reverse of each card asks questions to aid thinking about feelings, identity and belonging, and are ideal for educators, therapists and parents to use to aid emotional learning with any age group. Coming soon to the bookshop and cornerhouse.org/books The most recent edition of this bestselling guide, which covers all aspects of independent and guerrilla filmmaking, has been expanded to include even more illustrations, interviews and information. It also includes a DVD – surely the only book an amateur filmmaker needs? Available in the bookshop. Sophia Al-Maria: Virgin with a Memory / Jeddah Childhood circa 1994: Omar Kholeif (2 volume set) £7.95, Cornerhouse / The Third Line This two volume set includes Sophia Al-Maria’s novelisation of the script for her unfinished feature film Beretta, plus Omar Kholeif’s mini-novella about a teenage boy growing up in Saudi Arabia. Both are published to accompany Al-Maria’s exhibiton Virgin with a Memory. See p.5 for more information. Art Book Sale Mon 1 Dec, 11:00 – 17:00 Cinema 1 Education Space Free, drop in Our ever popular art book sale returns in December. This year we’ve really cleared out our cupboards, so there are some fantastic titles available to purchase at very special prices. Our Autumn/Winter 2014/15 Publications Catalogue is now available. You can view it online as a PDF or flip book, or contact [email protected] for a hard copy. HOME MCR. ORG BOX OFFICE 0161 200 1500 DO YOU LOVE WHAT WE DO? WILL YOU HELP US CONTINUE? CAN YOU HELP US DO MORE OF IT? NOT SURE HOW? Here are a few options for you to consider: Legacies and In Memoriam Giving Dedicating a Cinema Seat We are taking part in Remember A Charity In Your Will – a national campaign designed to encourage more people to consider leaving a legacy gift to charities like ours. Individuals can commission a plaque on their favourite cinema seat to commemorate an event, remember someone or simply stake their claim! Donations start at £250. Leaving a legacy gift to Cornerhouse and HOME offers you a chance to make a real difference and help build and strengthen our foundations for the future. Even if you’re not in a position to offer financial support during your lifetime, a legacy gift of any size will make a real impact. To find out how to leave a legacy to us in your will, contact our development team (details below). Let’s talk! We’d love to tell you more. Please feel free to call Marla Cunningham on 0161 200 1546 or email [email protected] We are a charity (Reg Charity No: 514719). Please support generously. FOOD & DRINK Our Café and Bar are the perfect places to grab a drink with friends, hold your meeting or have a bite to eat before catching a film or checking out our latest exhibitions. We pride ourselves on offering quality homemade food inspired by cuisines from all over the world. Grab a drink from the downstairs Bar or visit our first floor Café for a fabulous menu, including our ever popular pizzas, gourmet sandwiches and hand-cut chips. Our dedicated patisserie chefs also ensure that we have a beautiful selection of pastries and cakes freshly baked throughout the day for you to enjoy. Party of six or more? Book a table by contacting the Café Bar on 0161 200 1508 or emailing [email protected] REGULAR EVENTS The Reel Deal Every Mon & Tue evening £15 full / £13.50 members Kick-start your week and treat yourself to a film, homemade pizza and glass of wine, or pint of Four for only £15 (£13.50 for Cornerhouse Members). Limited availability, early booking recommended. Monday Night Quiz Every Mon (except Bank Holidays), 20:30 Free, in the bar Test your knowledge of random bits and bobs with Mark at the weekly quiz. Every team wins a prize. Monthly Film Quiz Tue 7 Oct, Tue 4 Nov, Tue 2 Dec 20:00 – 22:30, £10 per team of four, booking required Join us on the first Tuesday of each month and test your movie knowledge to the limit with quizmaster Dave Murphy. Expect questions on anything from The Bicycle Thieves to Short Circuit 2, plus the Genius and Quotes rounds. VENUE HIRE Cornerhouse has a number of spaces available for hire, providing an ideal location for meetings, social events and private screenings in the heart of Manchester. Our spaces include three cinemas, the Annexe – a fully accessible event space with its own private balcony area, ideal for meetings, presentations or social events – and a smaller room suitable for meetings or more intimate presentations. For more details visit cornerhouse.org/venue-hire or contact Pat Raikes on 0161 200 1511 or [email protected] Tie the knot at Cornerhouse If you had your first date here and want to relive the romance for your wedding, or simply fancy getting hitched somewhere different, we are able to offer marriage and civil partnership ceremonies in our cinemas and galleries as well as our Annexe function space. In addition to the ceremony we can provide a complete reception package. For more details contact Keziah at [email protected] See our full menu at cornerhouse.org/ food-and-drink or contact the Café Bar on 0161 200 1508 Images All by Lucy Ridges. 14/15 OCTOBER ART HIGHLIGHTS AT A GLANCE Cornerhouse Projects/ How to Build a Body Without Organs Thu 16 Oct – Tue 25 Nov Live Performance: Misplaced Memoirs Sat 1 Nov – Sun 2 Nov Screening with discussion: Playtime Thu 20 Nov Live Performance: Lawrence Abu Hamdan Fri 21 Nov Live Performance: Pelican Crossing Carousel Sat 22 Nov Playtime Sat 22 Nov – Sun 15 Mar FILM HIGHLIGHTS AT A GLANCE October Asia Triennial Manchester 14 Peaches Christ’s Bear-barella ‘71 Jarman Awards + Q&A Mr. Turner November Drifters + Live Score Between Dog and Wolf + Q&A Insomniac Invasion: A Sci-Fi All-Nighter The Grandmaster 2001: A Space Odyssey December The Green Prince Merry 80’s Christmas NT Live: JOHN It’s A Wonderful Life AT A GLANCE OCTOBER— DECEMBER Here’s your overview of what’s on at Cornerhouse in October, November and December. For more information, updates and additions please visit cornerhouse.org To book tickets for events and screenings call Box Office on 0161 200 1500 or book online at cornerhouse.org (no booking fee). For latest dates and times or to book tickets visit cornerhouse.org or call 0161 200 1500 Wed 1 Oct Wed 1 Oct Fri 3 Oct Sat 4 Oct Sun 5 Oct Tue 7 Oct Wed 8 Oct Sat 11 Oct Mon 13 Oct Mon 13 Oct Tue 14 Oct Thu 16 Oct Sun 19 Oct Sun 19 Oct Wed 22 Oct Sat 25 Oct Sat 25 Oct Thu 23 Oct Thu 23 Oct Sun 26 Oct Tue 28 Oct Thu 30 Oct Fri 31 Oct 13:30 18:30 10:45 20:20 12:00 18:20 13:30 21:00 20:20 18:00 12:00 16:00 13:30 14:00 18:20 10:00 18:20 13:00 18:00 18:45 G Matinee Classics/ Spring in a Small Town G Guardian Reader Event: An Evening with David Nicholls G Playreading/ A Doll’s House G ATM14/ UK Premiere: The White Storm G Matinee Classics/ Branded to Kill G ATM14/ UK Premiere: May We Chat G Matinee Classics/ Branded to Kill plus post-screening discussion G Science Fiction/ Peaches Christ’s Bear-Barella starring Lady Bear and Peaches Christ G Film Event/ The Way He Looks plus Q&A G Course/ Introduction to Fashion Studies G Last chance to see Cornerhouse Projects/ Shaunie Barton G Launch of Cornerhouse Projects/ How To Build A Body Without Organs G Matinee Classics/ Withnail and I G ATM14/ Letters from the South G Matinee Classics/ Withnail and I plus post-screening discussion G Gallery Tour: Autoportraits in love-like conditions and Virgin with a Memory G Science Fiction/ Things to Come G Using the Arts to Develop Leadership, Aspiration and Potential G ATM14/ The Way We Dance GG ICA Artists Moving Image Network/ Ryan Trecartin GG Artist Film/ The 2014 Film London Jarman Award plus Q&A G NT Live: Frankenstein G Mr. Turner opens NOVEMBER Sat 1 Nov Sat 1 Nov Sun 2 Nov Sun 2 Nov Sun 2 Nov Mon 3 Nov Tue 4 Nov Tue 4 Nov Wed 5 Nov Fri 7 Nov Tue 11 Nov Wed 12 Nov Fri 14 Nov Sat 15 Nov Mon 17 Nov Wed 19 Nov Thu 20 Nov Fri 21 Nov Sat 22 Nov Sat 22 Nov Sat 22 Nov Sun 23 Nov Tue 25 Nov Tue 25 Nov Tue 25 Nov Thu 27 Nov Thu 27 Nov Fri 28 Nov Sun 30 Nov Sun 30 Nov 16:00 12:00 20:20 18:00 18:20 13:30 10:45 18:20 19:00 18:20 21:00 17:20 20:40 17:50 18:00 18:00 13:00 12:00 15:30 18:15 20:20 18:00 18:20 11:00 12:00 G Live Performance: Misplaced Memoirs G Show & Tell G Live Performance: Misplaced Memoirs G Last chance to see/ Autoportraits in love-like conditions and Virgin with a Memory G Matinee Classics/ Le jour se lève G ATM14/ Devils on the Doorstep G Digital Workshop / Explore Facebook Insights G Science Fiction/ When Worlds Collide G Matinee Classics/ Le jour se lève plus post-screening discussion G Playreading/ The Judas Kiss G ATM14/ UK Premiere: Two for the Night GG Film Event/ Drifters: Live score from Jason Singh plus Q&A G Film Event/ Between Dog and Wolf: The New Model Army Story G Insomniac Invasion: Sci-Fi All-Nighter GG ICA Artists Moving Image Network/ Loretta Fahrenholz G ATM14/ UK Premiere: Flowing Stories GG Screening with discussion: Playtime G Exhibition Preview: Playtime G Exhibition Launch: Playtime G Artist and Curator Tour: Playtime G Live Performance: Pelican Crossing Carousel G Film/ Playtime G Last chance to see Cornerhouse Projects/ How To Build A Body Without Organs G Film Event/ A Conversation with screenwriter Agnès de Sacy G Film Event/ A Castle in Italy G Launch of Cornerhouse Projects/ A Flourish. Ornithological Drawings by Fran Giffard G Film Event/ It’s Easier for a Camel… G Science Fiction/ 2001: A Space Odyssey opens G Digital Workshop / Image Editing on a Shoestring G Matinee Classics/ M DECEMBER ● ● ● ● ● Art Film Creative Industries Regular Events Courses Mon 1 Dec Mon 1 Dec Tue 2 Dec Wed 3 Dec Wed 3 Dec Thu 4 Dec Fri 5 Dec Fri 5 Dec Sat 6 Dec Sun 7 Dec Mon 8 Dec Tue 9 Dec Thu 11 Dec Fri 12 Dec Sat 13 Dec Sat 13 Dec Sun 14 Dec Mon 15 Dec Tue 16 Dec Wed 17 Dec Thu 18 Dec Sat 20 Dec Sun 21 Dec Mon 22 Dec Tue 13 Jan Thu 22 Jan 17:15 18:30 18:20 13:30 17:30 10:45 18:30 16:00 18:10 19:00 19:45 18:10 20:00 13:10 12:00 20:30 18:10 13:30 20:30 20:40 12:00 20:00 18:30 18:45 G Science Fiction Event/ Talk: 50 Years of Dr. Strangelove: Still Crazy After All These Years? G Science Fiction: Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb G Science Fiction/ 2001: A Space Odessey plus guest introduction G Marketplace Live G Matinee Classics/ M plus post-screening discussion G NT Live: Frankenstein G Playreading/ The Striker G Filmed Up G Merry 80s Christmas/ The Neverending Story G Merry 80s Christmas/ Planes, Trains and Automobiles GG ICA Artists Moving Image Network/ Continental Drift G NT Live: JOHN G Merry 80s Christmas/ Ghostbusters G Merry 80s Christmas/ Die Hard G It’s A Wonderful Life begins G Merry 80s Christmas/ Labyrinth G Matinee Classics/ War of the Worlds G Merry 80s Christmas/ Ghostbusters G Merry 80s Christmas/ Planes, Trains and Automobiles G Matinee Classics/ War of the Worlds plus post-screening discussion G Merry 80s Christmas/ Labyrinth G Merry 80s Christmas/ Big Trouble in Little China G Matinee Classics/ E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial G Merry 80s Christmas/ Die Hard G Course/ European Cinema Today: Local, National and Global Influences G NT Live: Treasure Island 16/17 CONTINUING NEW RELEASES Fri 31 Oct / Dir Mike Leigh / GB 2014 / 150 mins / 12A FILM MR. TURNER The biopic that Mike Leigh has longed to make may also be his masterpiece. This moving, evocative portrait of the great British painter J.M.W. Turner (played with a remarkable level of depth and intelligence by Timothy Spall), focuses on the later years of his life where his genius as an artist rubs up against his selfishness and irascibility as a man. It is a visually stunning, brilliantly imagined account of Turner’s life and loves. RELEASED IN OCTOBER TIMOTHY SPALL PAUL JESSON DOROTHY ATKINSON The new releases listed in this guide are the highlights of our film programme coming up over the next three months. Where we know we’ll be showing a film on the national release date, we have included dates; these films will screen for at least one week, or longer if they prove popular. All other films are listed by the month of their release – dates and times for these films will be confirmed on our website and in our e-newsletters nearer the time. We’ll also be adding more films to the programme during the quarter, so check the website, sign up to our weekly e-newsletters, or phone Box Office on 0161 200 1500 for the latest programme information. Film times are published in a weekly calendar on Tuesdays at 14:00, which you can pick up from our building or download from cornerhouse.org Ida (12A) Gone Girl (CTBA) Dir Pawel Pawlikowski/PL DK 2013/82 mins/Polish wEng ST Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Joanna Kulig Dir David Fincher/US 2014/ 145 mins Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris What happens when a piece of information not only threatens the fabric of your family structure, but shakes the very foundations of your faith? Pawel Pawlikowski’s drama, stunningly shot in crisp black and white, paints an evocative portrait of a young woman who discovers a family secret on the eve of her entrance into a convent in 1960s Poland. A subtle and nuanced film, it is also one of the year’s most sensitive. Based on the runaway best-seller by Gillian Flynn, who has purportedly written an exciting new ending for her screenplay adaptation, Gone Girl sees David Fincher (Se7en, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) return to the big screen after his success with House of Cards. The story is a riveting and ingenious exploration of marital life and the secrets we keep from each other, albeit on a truly twisted scale, with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike playing the battling couple. Maps to the Stars (18) ’71 (15) Dir David Cronenberg/CA US DE FR 2014/112 mins Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Robert Pattinson Dir Yann Demange/GB 2013/99 mins Jack O’Connell, Sean Harris, Sam Reid David Cronenberg takes on Hollywood with this caustic, often brilliant, satire. Mia Wasikowska arrives in Tinseltown with a desire to be a writer and finds herself employed as an assistant to a fading star and befriended by a chauffeur. However, as she moves between the various mansions, seeing how the rich and indulged live, it becomes clear that her motives for being in LA are more complex than she is letting on. One of the most accomplished feature debuts of the year, Yann Demange’s knife-edge thriller opens with new army recruits patrolling the streets of Belfast at the height of the Troubles, only for one young private to be separated from his unit and running for his life. Steering clear of politics, ’71 focuses on the young soldier’s fight for survival, as both sides of the divide fall prey to internal conflicts. 18/19 RELEASED IN NOVEMBER RELEASED IN DECEMBER Violette (15) Jimi: All Is By My Side (15) Winter Sleep (CTBA) Stations of the Cross (CTBA) Dir Martin Provost/FR BE 2013/139 mins/French wEng ST Emmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Olivier Gourmet Dir John Ridley/GB IE US 2013/ 118 mins André Benjamin, Imogen Poots, Haley Atwell, Burn Gorman Emmanuelle Devos excels in Martin Provost’s intense account of the life of writer Violette LeDuc. The film expounds the notion that art is not so much inspired by life, but is an accurate reflection of it, as LeDuc not only moulds herself through painful experience into the literary creature she wants to be but becomes a model of inspiration for other writers, particularly Simone de Beauvoir. Beautifully shot, Violette is articulate, intelligent cinema. Jimi Hendrix may be regarded as one of the great 20th century American icons, but it was in the UK that his true talent was discovered and nurtured. Fresh from his screenplay for 12 Years a Slave, John Ridley has written and directed this impressive biopic, which stars André Benjamin as Hendrix, absolutely nailing the rock star’s intensity, charm and an insouciance that can only come with the possession of great talent. (Kis uykusu) Dir Nuri Bilge Ceylan/TR DE FR 2014/196 mins/Turkish and English with partial Eng ST Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag (Kreuzweg) Dir Dietrich Brüggemann/DE FR 2014/107 mins/German and French wEng ST Lucie Aron, Anna Brüggemann, Michael Kamp Christopher Nolan follows up The Dark Knight Rises with this highly anticipated space-exploration drama. Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Cannes film festival Palme d’Or winner is bold and visually impressive. Set in an isolated mountain community in Central Anatolia, the film focuses on Aydin, a wealthy former actor who now runs a hotel. Aydin is feeling the pressure of trying to maintain his relationships with his younger wife and divorcee sister. His interactions with the locals are equally stormy and when a young boy damages Aydin’s car, the community hits breaking point. Stations of the Cross is a wholly engrossing exploration of religious devotion. 14-year-old Maria has been raised in a closely-knit fundamentalist Catholic community in rural Germany. At school Maria’s piety attracts ridicule, and at home she faces the constant disapproval of her over-bearing mother. When Maria meets a boy, her faith conflicts with her burgeoning adolescence. 2001: A Space Odyssey (U) Leviathan (CTBA) From Fri 28 Nov Dir Stanley Kubrick/US GB 1968/ 150 mins Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester Dir Andrey Zvyagintsev/RU 2014/141 mins/Russian wEng ST Alexey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovitchenkov, Roman Madyanov Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is a regular fixture on greatest films polls and is widely regarded as the touchstone for science fiction films since its original 1968 release. Co-written with Arthur C. Clarke, the chilling fable raises more questions than it answers, with its heady mix of apes, outer space, astronauts and computers. The predigital visuals are simply stunning, with Kubrick drawing on the expertise of NASA and the British film industry equally. Set in Russia, in a small, remote town near the Barents Sea, Leviathan is the story of one man’s struggle against the corrupt local officials who impose a compulsory purchase order on his land. Kolia defiantly refuses to give up his home and business, and enlists a childhood friend to help in his fight. Nightcrawler (CTBA) Dir Dan Gilroy/US 2014/117 mins Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed Jake Gyllenhaal’s penchant for lowkey, edgy psychological thrillers continues with Nightcrawler, the directorial debut of screenwriter Dan Gilroy. He plays Lou Bloom, who enters the lurid world of freelance crime journalism. Taking to the streets of LA with the philosophy ‘good things come to those who work their asses off’, he gets more than he bargained for as he becomes increasingly embroiled in this murky, nefarious world. The screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey on Tue 2 Dec includes an introduction from Peter Krämer. Turn to p.27 for details. Interstellar (CTBA) Dir Christopher Nolan/US GB 2014/105 mins Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain Eastern Boys (CTBA) Dir Robin Campillo/FR 2013/128 mins/French, English and Russian with partial Eng ST Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil Vorobyov The Eastern Boys are an antagonistic gang of young men from across Eastern Europe, who roam the streets of Paris and hustle for punters around the Gare du Nord. Muller is a lonely 50-something whose encounter with one of the young migrants kick starts a challenging and unusual relationship, which is life-changing for both men. The Grandmaster (CTBA) My Old Lady (CTBA) Dir Israel Horovitz/US FR 2014/TBC mins Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama that makes wonderful use of its Parisian setting and star-led cast. Mathias Gold is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a large and potentially lucrative apartment in Paris from his estranged father. Looking to sell the fiat, Mathias heads to Paris but finds it inhabited by long-term tenant Mathilde and her overly-protective daughter Chloé. Celebrated playwright Israel Horovitz has adapted his own hit play for his directorial debt. (Yi dai zong shi) Dir Wong Kar Wai/HK CN 2013/130 mins/Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese wEng ST Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Jin Zhang The Grandmaster is the highlyanticipated new film from Wong Kar Wai. Six years in the planning and three years in the making, The Grandmaster is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China’s last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. The Grandmaster is part of the ATM14 programme. Turn to p.24 for details. The Green Prince (CTBA) Dir Nadav Schirman/DE US GB IL 2014/95 mins/English and Hebrew with partial Eng ST This real life thriller tells the story of one of Israel’s prized intelligence sources, the son of a top Hamas leader. Under the code name ‘The Green Prince’, he is recruited to spy on his own people for over a decade. Focusing on his complex relationship with his handler, this is a gripping account of terror, betrayal, impossible choices – and of a friendship that defies all boundaries. 20/21 Guardian Reader Event: An Evening with David Nicholls FILM EVENTS Wed 1 Oct, 18:30 £12 full / £10 concs (buy ticket and book for £25/£23) Join bestselling novelist, David Nicholls, for a discussion of his new novel, Us. From the author of the much-loved novel One Day, Us is the story of Douglas Petersen, whose son, Albie, is about to leave for college, and whose wife of 21 Preview/ The Way He Looks (CTBA) (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho) The Way He Looks is the debut feature-length film from awardwinning filmmaker Daniel Ribeiro, who won the Iris Prize for the short film, I don’t want to go home. Event We are pleased to welcome director Daniel Ribeiro for a post-screening Q&A. In Conversation with Screenwriter Agnès de Sacy Nicholls will be in conversation with Guardian writer and critic Alex Clark. Supported by Manchester Metropolitan University’s Institute for Humanities and Social Science Research, and the Alliance française de Manchester, the Official Centre for French Language & Culture. Between Dog and Wolf: The New Model Army Story (CTBA) Fri 14 Nov, 18:20 Dir Matt Reid/GB 2013/92 mins £9 Full / £7 Concs Mon 13 Oct, 20:20 Dir Daniel Ribeiro/BR 2014/ 95 mins/Portuguese wEng ST Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim Leonardo is a blind teenager trying to live an independent life, whilst dealing with his overprotective mother. He plans to go on an exchange programme abroad, but his blossoming feelings for new student Gabriel make him question his plans to move away, much to the disappointment of his supportive best friend, Giovana. years, Connie, is planning to leave soon afterwards. But first there will be the summer holiday, during which Douglas plans to win back the love of his wife and repair his troubled relationship with his son. The novel, a bittersweet comedy about the demands of parenthood and living together, has been long listed for this year’s Man Booker Prize. Drifters: Live score from Jason Singh (U) Wed 12 Nov, 19:00 Dir John Grierson/GB 1929/ 40 mins plus post-screening Q&A Beatboxer, vocal sculptor and sound artist Jason Singh performs a live vocal score to accompany ‘father of British documentary’ John Grierson’s silent film, Drifters. The film follows the dramatic daily routine of a group of herring fisherman, as they endure the unpredictable and often deadly waters of the North Sea. New Model Army has been one of the biggest underground music artists for over quarter of a century. This documentary is the story of the band, and in particular, their charismatic and unconventional lead singer, songwriter and founder Justin Sullivan. His refusal to compromise his principles has meant that his audience has stayed loyal, and their support has helped the band endure some difficult moments. Event We are pleased to welcome director Matt Reid and New Model Army lead singer Justin Sullivan for a postscreening Q&A. Tue 25 Nov, 18:15 Free, booking required Prominent French screenwriter and director Agnès de Sacy joins Manchester Metropolitan University’s Isabelle Vanderschelden for an informal discussion on screenwriting in France and the unique nature of her work. In particular de Sacy will discuss her collaboration with well-known directors, including Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, with whom she wrote three films, It’s Easier for a Camel… (Il est plus facile pour un chameau), Actrices and A Castle in Italy (Château en Italie). The discussion will be in English and the event will be followed by a special screening of Bruni Tedeschi’s latest film, A Castle in Italy, with an introduction by de Sacy. A Castle in Italy (CTBA) (Un château en Italie) It’s Easier for a Camel... (12A) (Il est plus facile pour un chameau...) Thu 25 Nov, 20:20 Dir Valeria Bruni Tedeschi/FR 2013/104 mins/French, Italian and English with partial EngST Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Louis Garrel, Filippo Timi Thu 27 Nov, 18:20 Dir Valeria Bruni Tedeschi/FR IT 2003/110 mins/French and Italian wEng ST Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Chiara Mastroianni, Jean-Hugues Anglade Valeria Bruni Tedeschi writes, directs and stars in this engaging story of a family that is falling apart at the seams and a woman trying to keep it all together and find love. Louise is a former actress, struggling to keep her family intact as they face financial difficulty, ill health and an uncertain future. A Castle In Italy is a cinematic treat, with stunning shots of both Italy and France. Federica is a wealthy woman who finds little joy in her family’s money. Weighed down by her future inheritance, the tangled relationships of the people around her and her own sense of guilt, Federica tries to find comfort in her imagination and daydreams where reality becomes perfect and wonderful. Event This screening will be introduced by screenwriter Agnès de Sacy. THEATRE, BROADCAST LIVE Using techniques of pre-recorded vocal sequences, live vocal processing and sampling, Jason will create a sonic backdrop of ambient textures, experimental atmospheres and rhythms created solely by the use of the voice to accompany the film. Originally a Cornerhouse Micro Commission supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Playtime (U) Thu 20 Nov, 17:50 and Sun 23 Nov, 5:30 Dir Jacques Tati/FR IT 1967/ 125 mins/French, English and German with partial Eng ST Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden Jacques Tati’s gloriously choreographed and almost wordless comedies reached their peak with Playtime, which follows American tourist Barbara and befuddled NT Live: Frankenstein (Encore) (15) Frenchman Monsieur Hulot, as they attempt to negotiate a bafflingly modern Paris – with highly comic results. Crammed with visual gags and an unconventional use of sound, Playtime is a lasting testament to a modern era tiptoeing on the edge of oblivion. Thu 30 Oct, 18:45 Thu 4 Dec, 17:30 £15 full / £13 concs Event This annual favourite from Oscarwinner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. The screening on Thursday 20 November will be accompanied by a discussion with the artists involved in our Tati-inspired closing exhibition. Turn to p.7 for details. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Creature on Thursday 30 October. Jonny Lee Miller stars as Creature on Thursday 4 December. NT Live: JOHN (18) NT Live: Treasure Island (live) Tue 9 Dec 2014 Doors 19:45, Performance 20:00 £15 full / £13 concs Thu 22 Jan 2015 Doors 18:45, Performance 19:00 £15 full / £13 concs / £10 children under 16 Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre. The production authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense, moving theatrical experience. Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John... Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre. On a dark, stormy night, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, Jim, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins. 22/23 ICA ARTISTS’MOVINGIMAGENETWORK ARTIST FILM Watch new and rarely seen artist film and video in this series of screenings from the Institute of Contemporary Arts. All films in the ICA Artists’ Moving Image Network are priced at £6 full / £4.50 concs. M (PG) Sun 30 Nov & Wed 3 Dec Dir Fritz Lang/DE 1931/111 mins/ German wEng ST Peter Lorre, Otto Wernicke, Gustaf Gründgens MATINEE CLASSICS All films in this season will begin at the advertised time. Withnail & I (15) Presented in partnership with the ICA with support from The Foyle Foundation. For more information visit ica.org.uk Ryan Trecartin (CTBA) Loretta Fahrenholz (CTBA) Continental Drift (CTBA) Sun 26 Oct, 13:00 Mon 17 Nov, 17:20 Mon 8 Dec, 19:00 LA-based artist Ryan Trecartin began releasing his high-octane video work on YouTube in the mid2000s. Referencing popular television and feature film, Trecartin uses a range of surreal narratives to shine a spotlight on American youth culture and its contradictions and nuances. The resulting works are often heavy with irony and popculture motifs. Loretta Fahrenholz’s films are diverse in subject matter, often arising through close collaboration with her subjects. The act of revealing social conditions through the fictional interpretation of true events is at the heart of her filmmaking practice, and her juxtaposition of pop culture references with intense human interactions creates an uneasy presence on screen. This group screening explores our relationships with urban and rural spaces, focusing on the roles of location, time and memory in shaping the connections we make with places. Referencing sociality and nationality, the group reveal a variety of perspectives on territory, landscape and national borders, while others capture the universal languages of geological and manmade terrains. Our popular, ongoing programme brings cinema classics to the big screen every month – with each film showing on a Sunday at 12:00 and the following Wednesday at 13:30. There are informal postscreening discussions following the Wednesday screenings – see our website for details. If you’d like to enjoy breakfast or an early lunch in our Café before feasting your eyes, then please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Sun 19 & Wed 22 Oct Dir Bruce Robinson/GB 1987/ 107 mins Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown Two unemployed actors, the acerbic, elegantly wasted Withnail and the anxiety-ridden Marwood (the “I” of the title), drown their frustrations in booze, pills and lighter fluid. When Withnail’s Uncle Monty offers them his cottage, they escape the squalor of their London flat for a week in the country, but soon realise their mistake when their wits and friendship are sorely tested by violent downpours, less-thanhospitable locals and empty cupboards. The prototype of both the serial killer film and the police procedural drama, Fritz Lang’s first sound masterpiece tells the story of the hunt for a child murderer on the streets of Berlin, who is brilliantly played by Peter Lorre in one of his final performances. Caught between the last days of the Weimar Republic and the arrival of Nazi power, the director gives us a compelling and unvarnished portrait of the city's dark side. War of the Worlds (PG) Sun 14 & Wed 17 Dec Dir Byron Haskins/US 1953/86 mins/English and Spanish with partial Eng ST Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Turn to p.26 for details. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (U) Le jour se lève (PG) Branded to Kill (18) Sun 5 & Wed 8 Oct Dir Seijun Suzuki/JP 1967/93 mins/Japanese wEng ST Jô Shishido, Kôji Nanbara, Isao Tamagawa The 2014 Film London Jarman Award (CTBA) 150 mins Tue 28 Oct, 18:00 The 2014 Jarman Award Touring Programme presents a selection of films by the ten artists shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Jarman Award, including John Akomfrah, Steven Claydon, Redmond Entwistle and Jane Pollard, Rachel Reupke and Ursula Mayer. The programme brings together single screen works from each of the shortlisted artists and celebrates a rich and eclectic array of work, offering a comprehensive survey of the work and practice of UK-based moving image artists. The winner will be announced at a special event on Monday 8 December at the Whitechapel Gallery. Image Still from 20,000 Days on Earth by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard. The Film London Jarman Award is presented in partnership with Channel 4 and in association with the Whitechapel Gallery. The touring programme is supported by VET postproduction and training. For more information visit filmlondon.org.uk/jarmanaward Event We are pleased to welcome artist filmmaker Redmond Entwistle for a post-screening Q&A. Shot in cool monochrome with beguiling visuals, Branded to Kill is an effortlessly cool crime film with a jazzy score. It tells the story of laconic yakuza Hanada (aka ‘No. 3 Killer’), the third rated hit-man in Japan who takes an impossible job from the mysterious, death obsessed Misako. When Hanada bungles the hit, he finds himself the target of his employers, and a bullet ridden journey leads him to face the No.1 Killer. Sun 2 & Wed 5 Nov Dir Marcel Carné/FR 1939/92 mins/French wEng ST Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty Marcel Carné offers up a superlative example of French poetic realism. This doomed romantic melodrama stars the great Jean Gabin as François who, in the film’s opening scenes fatally shoots a man. Trapped in his room and surrounded by police, François looks back at the events that brought him to such a predicament, particularly his love for Françoise, an orphan like him. Sun 21 Dec Dir Steven Spielberg/US 1982/115 mins Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote Join us on a classic 80s childhood adventure in Spielberg’s much-loved family sci-fi and see lonely young Elliott make a friend for life in E.T. Also catch classic films Rebecca (Wed 29 Oct, 18:15) and The Elephant Man (Wed 19 Nov, 18:15) this quarter. 24/25 ASIA TRIENNIAL MANCHESTER 14 SAT 27 SEPT –SUN 23 NOV We are delighted to present the official film programme for Asia Triennial Manchester 14 (ATM14). This year’s selection includes a special focus on Hong Kong cinema alongside contemporary and classic Chinese mainland films. ATM14 is a festival of visual culture that features a series of exhibitions, films, events, talks and workshops by international and UK artists, at venues across the city. Curated by Cornerhouse and HOME Artistic Director, Sarah Perks, and Andy Willis, Reader in Film Studies at the University of Salford, as part of a city-wide ATM14 programme. For full programme details visit asiatriennialmanchester.com and cornerhouse.org/atm14 The ATM14 film programme is supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London, with additional support from Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester. Presented in association with Chinese Film Forum UK. UK Premiere/ The White Storm (CTBA) Sat 4 Oct, 20:20 Dir Benny Chan/CN HK 2013/140 mins/Cantonese, English and Thai with partial Eng ST Ching Wan Lau, Louis Koo, Nick Cheung ifva 20th Year Selection Screening (CTBA) UK Premiere/ Two for the Night (CTBA) Date TBC Tue 11 Nov, 18:20 Dir Ivy Ho/HK 2014/96 mins/Cantonese wEngST Derek Tsang, Ai Wai, Bonnie Xian, Shaun Tam This specially selected programme of short films celebrates 20 years of Hong Kong’s Incubator for Film & Visual Media (ifva), organised by the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Founded in 1995, ifva serves as a platform that actively promotes and encourages creative talents in Asia, making short films, videos, animation and interactive media. With a cuttingedge vision and highlighting independent spirit, ifva has evolved to promote different visual cultures while exploring the boundless potential of creative media. Event Preview/ Rigor Mortis (CTBA) (Geung si) Sat 27 Sep, 21:00 Dir Juno Mak/HK 2013/105 mins/ Cantonese wEng ST Anthony Chan, Chin Siu-Ho, Kara Hui A down-on-his-luck movie star moves into a rundown tower block inhabited by ghosts, spirits and vampires, in this highly stylised horror film that draws on Chinese traditions of the supernatural. Written and directed by rising star Juno Mak, Rigor Mortis has breathed new life into the Hong Kong horror film. With thanks to Metrodome. Spring in a Small Town (U) (Xiao cheng zhi chun) Sun 28 Sep, 12:30 Wed 1 Oct, 13:30 Dir Fei Mu/CN 1948/98 mins/ Mandarin wEng ST Wei Wei, Shi Yu, Li Wei, Zhang Hongmei Set in the aftermath of the SinoJapanese War (1937-45), Spring in a Small Town tells the story of the once prosperous Dai family. Having lost much of their wealth during the war, Liyan and Yuwen’s once-happy marriage has gradually fallen into disrepair, further complicated by Liyan’s mysterious illness. Lost in nostalgia for better times, Liyan becomes a shadow of his former self, and Yuwen finds herself slowly falling for the handsome doctor who arrives to help her husband. Benny Chan delivers an old-school style, star-driven, Hong Kong action movie that is clearly inspired by the greats of the 80s and 90s. Three boyhood friends, now in the narcotics squad and soon to be pitted against each other, are seeking to bring down ruthless drug lord Eight Faced Buddha. With a series of twists and turns, The White Storm is a muscular, high-octane thriller that really delivers. UK Premiere/ May We Chat (CTBA) (Mei Gaau Siu Nui) Tue 7 Oct, 18:20 Dir Philip Yung/HK 2014/100 mins/ Cantonese wEngST Irene Wan, Mak Tak-Wo, Rainky Wai, Kabby Hui, Heidi Lee Director Philip Yung’s second film is a tough, uncompromising and visually striking tale of contemporary Hong Kong youth. It revolves around three young women with very different lives who discover an unlikely connection through their use of social media. When one of them finds themself in extreme danger they have to draw on all their reserves to help. Yung’s film is driven by a trio of vibrant and energetic performances and creates a surprisingly hardedged view of young people’s lives in a modern city. Event This screening will be introduced by Andy Willis, Reader in Film Studies at the University of Salford. We hope to welcome Teresa Kwong (Hong Kong Arts Centre) to introduce the screening. The Way We Dance (CTBA) Thu 23 Oct, 18:20 Dir Adam Wong/HK 2013/110 mins/Cantonese wEng ST Singh Hartihan Bitto, Babyjohn Choi, Janice Fan How far will you go for dance? Aspiring street dancer Fleur will do almost anything to challenge the dominance of Hong Kong’s greatest crew The Rooftoppers, even if it means joining forces with ‘dickhead Alan’ – an unfashionable Tai Chi teacher. A street dance movie Hong Kong style that is corny as hell, but unbelievably good fun. Devils on the Doorstep (CTBA) (Guizi lai le) Preview/ Letters from the South (CTBA) (Nan fang lai xin) Sun 19 Oct, 16:00 Dirs Tsai Ming-Liang, Tan Chui Mui, Royston Tan, Midi Z, Sun Koh, and Aditya Assarat/MM SG TH MY CN 2013/105 mins/Mandarin wEng ST Lu Huang, Kang-sheng Lee Six Chinese-born filmmakers living in South-East Asia each made a short film to represent their feelings about their homeland. Among them, Aditya Assarat’s Now Now Now relates a Chinese-Thai schoolgirl’s meeting with her cousin from mainland China; Royston Tan’s Popiah explores Chinese culinary traditions, while Tsai Ming-Liang’s Walking on Water casts a contemplative reflection on the building where he grew up. As a collection, Letters from the South offers a series of poetic meditations on Chinese diaspora that present a broad perspective of Chinese cultural identities in Asia today. With thanks to Day for Night. Mon 3 Nov, 20:20 Dir Jiang Wen/CN 2000/139 mins/Mandarin, Japanese and English with partial Eng ST Jiang Wen, Kenya Sawada, Jiang Yihong Undoubtedly a landmark in contemporary Chinese cinema, Devils on the Doorstep centres on those living in the shadow of Japanese occupation. One dark night, the unexpected and unwanted arrival of two prisoners throws the villagers of the RackArmour Terrace into confusion. When extreme solutions are suggested, everyone involved has to reflect on their humanity. Winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes film festival, after having been smuggled out of China, Jiang’s celebrated jet black comedy is presented here in a new print. Award winning scriptwriter and director Ivy Ho returns with this Hong Kong crime story. A sexually motivated abduction leads to a car crash that brings together the lives of police officers, criminals and innocent members of the public on an eerily empty Hong Kong night. Rising star Derek Tsang leads an ensemble cast in a film that proves top-notch, noir tinged contemporary crime drama emanates from lands beyond Scandinavia. Event This screening will be introduced by Andy Willis, Reader in Film Studies at the University of Salford. With thanks to Radio Television Hong Kong. Closing Gala/UK Premiere/ Flowing Stories (CTBA) Wed 19 Nov, 20:40 Dir Jessey Tsang/HK 2014/97 mins/Cantonese wEng ST Big Blue Lake director Jessey Tsang returns from her Best New Director win at the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards with moving documentary, Flowing Stories. The film trots the globe to track the lives of descendants from Jessey Tsang’s home village in rural Hong Kong. Some have stayed in Ho Chung, while others have travelled in search of better opportunities. A once-adecade ancestral ritual, where the diaspora return to celebrate their roots, provides the point from which Jessey Tsang explores the villagers’ divergent paths. Event We are pleased to welcome director Jessey Tsang for a post-screening Q&A. 26/27 SCIENCE FICTION INSOMNIAC INVASION: A SCI-FI ALL-NIGHTER From October – December, Cornerhouse presents a specially curated programme of films and events to transport audiences into the weird and wonderful world of science fiction. This season is supported by Film Hub North West Central as part of the overall BFI UK-wide Sci-Fi season Days of Fear and Wonder. Sat 15 Nov - Sun 16 Nov, 21:00 – 09:00 Join us for Insomniac Invasion, twelve hours of classic and cult Sci-Fi. Settle into Cinema 1 for a night of cyborgs, monsters and post-apocalyptic worlds. Don’t miss the legendary Late August at the Hotel Ozone in this rare cinema screening, and who can resist Flash Gordon on the big screen? THE END OF THE WORLD NEWS: SCIENCE FICTION AND APOCALYPSE “We have had the end of the world with us ever since the world began.” Anthony Burgess, Apocalypse and After It’s a classic theme of science fiction: the end of the world as we know it. This selection of films and events explores some of the film and literature of the great science fiction age, from the 1930s to the end of the 1960s, and shows how the fears that drive them remain current, even today. Curated in collaboration with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. For more information on their work and for full details of accompanying events visit anthonyburgess.org Things to Come (PG) Sat 25 Oct, 18:20 Dir William Cameron Menzies/GB 1936/100 mins Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke, Edward Chapman As the acknowledged pioneer of science fiction in literature, H.G. Wells’s ideas and themes have been hugely influential. Based on Wells’s novel The Shape of Things to Come, this film is an eerily prescient, epic fantasy about the changes wrought on society by total war, and the uncertain future that new technology might offer. Selected by Anthony Burgess as one of his favourite films, its hopes and fears are still fascinatingly modern and relevant. Anglia and author of the BFI Film Classics study of Dr. Strangelove, will be in conversation with Andy Willis, Reader in Film Studies at the University of Salford. When Worlds Collide (U) Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (PG) Tue 4 Nov, 18:20 Dir Rudolph Maté/US 1951/83 mins Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen Mon 1 Dec, 18:30 Dir Stanley Kubrick/US GB 1964/95 mins Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden The dinosaurs were the last victims of a comet crashing into the Earth, but that hasn’t stopped us worrying about it happening again. This special effects-laden adaptation of the 1932 novel by Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer speculates how we might deal with a catastrophic impact. Anthony Burgess’s 1982 novel The End of the World News is in part based on his unused film treatment for a later remake of this film. Those meteors are hard to avoid! Dr. Strangelove is the classic, biting satire on the threat of total nuclear annihilation starring Peter Sellers. Based on the tense and earnest 1958 novel Red Alert by Peter Byrant, Stanley Kubrick’s film finds appalling comedy in the apocalyptic madness at the heart of the whole thing. You can’t fight in here: this is the War Room. Screening from a 16mm print. The War of the Worlds (PG) Talk/50 Years of Dr. Strangelove: Still Crazy After All these Years? Sun 14 & Wed 17 Dec Dir Byron Haskin/US 1953/86 mins/English and Spanish with partial EngST Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne Mon 1 Dec, 17:15 £4 full / £3 concs This discussion will explore the lasting impact of Dr. Strangelove as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of this Kubrick classic. Peter Krämer will examine the critical reception and audience reaction to the film while considering what it means to fans today. Particular areas of focus include: the film’s inception, Kubrick’s use of comedy and contemporary understanding of the film in relation to WWII and the Nazis. Peter Krämer, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of East Peaches Christ’s Bear-barella starring Lady Bear & Peaches Christ (18) Sat 11 Oct, 21:00 We said it would happen again… and we meant it! San Francisco drag superstar, filmmaker, and cult (movie) leader Peaches Christ returns to the UK following her infamous Cornerhouse debut in 2010, with an out-ofthis-world event celebrating the 1968 sci-fi masterpiece Barbarella, directed by Roger Vadim. But Peaches Christ isn’t merely screening the film; she’s inviting you to join her and her cast of drag aliens for a fully immersive and interactive experience in which she’ll present her stage-show parody Bear-barella. Starring San Francisco’s own Lady Bear in the title role, a larger than life queen who’s tasked with saving the Queerniverse from a wicked, knife wielding villainous The Great Tired, played by Peaches herself. This performance will be followed by a screening of the classic 1968 film Barbarella. Can’t get enough of Sci-Fi? Check out our Matinee Classics and Merry 80s Christmas seasons (p.23 and p.28/9) for E.T., Ghostbusters and more! The Terminator (15) Sat 15 Nov, 21:00 Dir James Cameron/US 1984/107 mins Godzilla (PG) (Gojira) Sat 15 Nov, 23:10 Dir Ishiro Honda/JP 1954/96 mins/Japanese wEng ST Late August at the the Hotel Ozone (CTBA) (Konec srpna v Hotelu Ozon) Sun 16 Nov, 01:10 Dir Jan Schmidt /CZ 1967/77 mins/Czech wEng ST The Tenth Victim (CTBA) (La decima vittima) Sun 16 Nov, 02:50 Dir Elio Petri/IT FR 1965/92 mins/Italian wEng ST 2001: A Space Odyssey (U) The War of the Worlds imagines human responses to a remorseless alien invasion. Providing the templates for many imitators, the classic adaptation of H.G. Wells's visionary novel is still as influential and relevant today, over fifty years since its release. Curated by Rachel Hayward, Cornerhouse Programme Manager (Film & Film Hub NWC) From Fri 28 Nov Dir Stanley Kubrick/US GB 1968/150 mins Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester Fantastic Voyage (U) Sun 16 Nov, 04:50 Dir Richard Fleischer/US 1966/100 mins Flash Gordon (PG) Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is a regular fixture on greatest films polls and is widely regarded as the touchstone for science fiction films since its original 1968 release. Co-written with Arthur C. Clarke, the chilling fable raises more questions than it answers, with its heady mix of apes, outer space, astronauts and computers. The pre-digital visuals are simply stunning, with Kubrick drawing on the expertise of NASA and the British film industry equally. Critic Roger Ebert described Kubrick’s masterpiece as ‘a stand-alone monument, a great visionary leap, unsurpassed in its vision of man and the universe’. Event The screening on Tuesday 2 December will be introduced by Peter Krämer, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of the BFI Film Classics study of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Sun 16 Nov, 07:00 Dir Mike Hodges/GB 1980/111 mins Tickets Six films for £30 full / £27 concs Cornerhouse Members: £27 full / £24 concs Tickets for individual films are available at regular prices (£8/6). Please note that tickets for Insomniac Invasion films must be bought and collected before Box Office closes at 21:30 on Sat 15 Nov. Late August at the Hotel Ozone and The Tenth Victim are part of a UK touring programme of cult and artists' Sci-Fi, curated by film-maker Ben Rivers and presented by CINECITY for Film Hub South East. MERRY 80s CHRISTMAS 28/29 This Christmas, go back in time with our extravaganza of fantasy, comedy, action and downright farcical films that evoke the spirit of Christmas in the 80s. Merry 80s Christmas! Selected by Jennifer Hall, Cornerhouse Programme Administrator. The Neverending Story (U) (Die unendliche Geschichte) Sat 6 Dec, 16:00 Dir Wolfgang Petersen/DE US 1984/94 mins Barret Oliver, Gerald McRaney, Drum Garrett, Darryl Cooksey, Nicholas Gilbert When Bastian Bux, a quiet boy who loves to read, is chased by bullies on his way to school, he hides in a nearby bookstore. There he finds The Neverending Story, a mysterious volume that seems to have magical powers. As Bastian begins reading, he is transported to the land of Fantasia, a world in need of a hero. Ghostbusters (12A) Labyrinth (U) Willow (PG) Big Trouble in Little China (15) Thu 11 Dec, 18:10 and Mon 15 Dec, 20:30 Dir Ivan Reitman/US 1984/105 mins Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Annie Potts, Rick Moranis Sat 13 Dec, 13:10 and Thu 18 Dec, 20:30 Dir Jim Henson/GB US 1986/ 101 mins David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly Date TBC Dir Ron Howard/US 1988/125 mins Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis, Jean Marsh Sat 20 Dec, 20:40 Dir John Carpenter/US 1986/ 99 mins Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, spoilt teen Sarah accidentally transports her baby brother to the faraway realm of the Goblin King. Sarah must negotiate the riddles, traps and outlandish creatures that live within the labyrinth, in a race against time to get him back. This bewitching, deliciously terrifying world was created by the Jim Henson Creature Shop and was the last feature film to be directed by the legendary man himself. From legendary filmmakers George Lucas and Ron Howard comes one of the most beloved fantasy tales of all time. This ground-breaking film features stunning special effects, dazzling action and a classic battle between good and evil. When young Willow Ufgood finds an abandoned baby, he is thrust into an adventure filled with magic and danger, battling against the evil sorceress Queen Bavmorda and her forces of darkness, who believe the child is destined to destroy the Queen. When three professors of paranormal psychology lose their research grant, they decide to open their own business as ‘Ghostbusters’. This 80s classic comedy answers the age old question…“who ya gonna call?” Tough-talking, wisecracking truck driver Jack Burton is a reasonable guy who is about to experience some unreasonable things in San Francisco’s Chinatown. When his friend’s fiancée is kidnapped by Lo Pan, a 2000-year-old magician who rules an empire of evil spirits, Jack becomes embroiled in a centuriesold battle between good and evil. One of Carpenter’s most enjoyable and best loved films, Big Trouble in Little China brilliantly juggles delirious set-pieces, comedy and kung fu action with a razor sharp script of corking one-liners. As Jack would say “it’s all in the reflexes”. Die Hard (18) Planes, Trains and Automobiles (15) Sun 7 Dec, 18:10 and Tue 16 Dec, 18:10 Dir John Hughes/US 1987/92 mins Steve Martin, John Candy Neal Page is a highly-strung marketing executive, who is trying to get home for Thanksgiving. When his flight is cancelled due to bad weather, he meets Del Griffith, an obnoxious, clumsy salesman and blabbermouth. It turns out that they are travelling in the same direction, so Neal reluctantly ends up partnering up with Del to find a way to Chicago from New York City. Fri 12 Dec, 20:00 and Mon 22 Dec, 20:00 Dir John McTiernan/US 1988/ 132 mins Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia Bruce Willis is John McLane, a New York cop who flies to Los Angeles to join his estranged wife for Christmas. When she and her colleagues are taken hostage at the office by German terrorists, led by Alan Rickman’s scene-stealing Hans Gruber, John must find a way to save the day. Yippee ki-yay Merry Christmas! Enjoy 80s films? The Terminator and Flash Gordon screen in November and E.T screens in December. Turn to p.23 and p.27 for details. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE... Christmas wouldn’t be the same without our annual screenings of this classic. It’s A Wonderful Life (U) Sat 13 Dec – Mon 23 Dec Dir Frank Capra/US 1948/131 mins James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore This ultimate feel-good festive favourite, from Oscar-winning director Frank Capra, stars James Stewart as despairing businessmen George Bailey. One fateful Christmas Eve, George receives a visit from Clarence, a celestial messenger, who prevents him from jumping into a freezing river. The pair travel together through moments in George’s life to show him what the world would be like if he had never existed. A genuinely tender and enduring piece of yuletide cinema. 30/31 COURSES TICKET PRICES ACCESS CREDITS Concessions are available to students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and if you are unemployed. Proof will be required when purchasing or collecting tickets. These listings are available in large print and audio CD from Box Office. Cornerhouse is a registered charity and relies on the support of a range of funding bodies, business members and individuals to continue its work. If you need extra assistance or further venue access information, our Box Office staff will be happy to help. Please mention at the time of booking if you require headphones or a wheelchair space. Please call 0161 200 1500. Cornerhouse patrons Danny Boyle, Damien Hirst, Helen Mirren Films Film tickets are available up until 15 minutes after the advertised start time. Cornerhouse reserves the right to refuse admission. Our courses offer you the chance to explore the ideas and issues at the heart of our programme in a relaxed and sociable setting. Cornerhouse members receive a £5 discount on all prices. Introduction to Fashion Studies Starts Mon 13 Oct 18:30 - 20:30 £60 full / £45 concs, 7 weeks Recognising the growing significance of fashion studies in the critique of contemporary culture, this fascinating seven-week course will introduce you to the study of dress as a means of creating the ‘self’, making use of key theories in art history and philosophy to explore the essential nature of dress in displaying who we are. Throughout the course, you will become familiar with key concepts of the body, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and class, and will gain a broad understanding of fashion as a form of visual art, and of the culturally relevant issues that are of interest to this field. European Cinema Today: Local, National and Global Influences Starts Tue 13 Jan 2015 18:30 – 20:30 £70 full / £50 concs, 8 weeks This course will celebrate the recent evolution in identity of European cinema, focusing primarily on the last 5 years. It will consider how local, national and global influences have shaped recent production and its reception. It will also consider new transnational influences in terms of directors, stars and themes. The course will include in depth case studies from French, German, Spanish and Italian cinema. The course will include a screening of One Zero One, a 90-minute documentary that captures the unique friendship between two drag queens who light up the stages of the international party circuit with their boundless creativity and wellcalculated freakish-ness. The film celebrates the lifestyles of the two, whose individuality triumphs over standardised normalisation and societal expectations. Beginners’ level – no prior knowledge required. Matinees (before 17:00) Full £6 / Concs £4.50 Cornerhouse Members £4.50 / £3 Evenings (from 17:00) Full £8 / Concs £6 Cornerhouse Members £6.50 / £4.50 Customers with hearing difficulties can request information by text message on 07724 425 414. A member of staff will text a response as soon as possible. Cornerhouse is part of LiveWire Members (14 – 17 year olds) £3 any time. Group Offer Buy 10 tickets for the price of 9. Offer valid for same screening only. Proud to be a part of ST AD Subtitles where available Led by: Alessandro Bucci, University of Edinburgh PhD candidate in History of Art. The film programme is delivered in partnership with Curzon Cinemas, London’s leading independent cinema chain. curzoncinemas.com Course screening: One Zero One (Cert 18), Mon 27 Oct, 18:30. Cornerhouse and Cornerhouse Publications are trading names of Greater Manchester Arts Centre Ltd a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales No: 1681278. Registered office 70 Oxford Street Manchester M1 5NH. Charity No: 514719 Design Glorious Creative Led by: Carmen Herrero, Head of Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University; Maggie Hoffgen, Freelance Film Educator; Adalgisa Serio, Italian Associate Lecturer at CDLCI and author of Collana Cinema Italia; and Isabelle Vanderschelden, Head of French at Manchester Metropolitan University. Beginners' level – no prior knowledge required. CORNERHOUSE FUNDERS CORNERHOUSE SPONSORS AND PROJECT SUPPORTERS The Zochonis Charitable Trust What is Film Hub North West Central? What does the Film Hub do? Film Hub NWC was formed in 2013 as part of the UK-wide BFI Film Audience Network. The overall aim of the Hub is to enable audiences to experience and build knowledge of specialised film and independent British Film. Film Hub NWC has been awarded funds from the BFI to develop audiences, skills, knowledge and access to independent and specialised cinema in the region. Film Hub NWC is managed by Cornerhouse with support from a steering group made up of key organisations from across the region. Film Hub NWC membership is open to any organisation working in film exhibition, such as cinemas, festivals, film societies and arts centres, which demonstrate a commitment to enhancing film opportunities for audiences. You can also join the Hub if your organisation has a dedicated interest in film and wishes to develop film screening activity. The NWC central region is comprised of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Shropshire and Staffordshire. How do I join the Hub? Membership is free and enables access to: – – – – Grants for audience-focused film activity Professional training and mentoring Screening days and networking events Opportunities for collaboration and contribution to UK-wide projects – Travel bursaries for events, festivals and training To apply for membership or to contact the Hub please email: Sally Folkard Film Hub NWC Development Manager Email: [email protected] www.filmhubnwc.org @filmhubnwc Film Hub NWC is proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network.
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