Art & Film Highlights for November

We have lots to look forward to over the next month so thought we’d pick out a few programme highlights for you….

Let’s start with film. Andrea Arnold’s stunning adaptation of Wuthering Heights screens from Fri 11 November – check out the trailer here. It’s had rave reviews from press with The Guardian calling it “A brave, brooding and impressive piece of work”.

At the end of the month don’t miss Terence Davies The Deep Blue Sea, a visually impressive adaptation of Rattigan’s 1952 play starring Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz.

Also look out for our New British Cinema Quarterly screening of Junkhearts on Tue 22 November. This tense psychological thriller from BAFTA award-winner Tinge Krishnan, stars Eddie Marsan as Frank, a former soldier whose disturbing memories of an unspeakable past leaves him vulnerable to exploitation. The film also features a standout performance from Candese Reid, who picked up Best British Newcomer at the London Film Festival for her role as Lynette, a young runaway who forms an unlikely friendship with Frank.

The Asia Triennial Film Programme continues in November, with highlights including the UK premieres of Brillante Mendoza’s Kaleldo (Sun 13 Nov) and Manoro (Sat 19 Nov), and a screening of lovingly nostalgic kung-fu comedy feature Gallants, including a post screening Q&A with director Derek Kwok.

For you classic film fans Kes will be have limited showings from Sat 5 November. We recommend catching one of the limited screenings from a new, digitally restored print released to celebrate the work of Ken Loach – England’s most distinguished but still highly controversial director – who celebrated his 75th birthday earlier this year.

Finally on the film front, there’s still time to book tickets for Drifters this Sun 6 November. The 1925 silent classic from the godfather of British documentary John Grierson will get a whole new life as beatboxer and vocal artist Jason Singh adds his unique live soundtrack.

Now let’s move onto our visual art programme. We’ve got a new Cornerhouse Project from artist Paul Digby going up on the walls of our café bar from today. Leeds based artist Digby draws on a range of interest from comic images to computer games, creating works which convey a sense of the otherworldly, suggesting emotions of love and loss.

Make a note in your diary for Art Night taking place on Thu 24 November. A social shindig for anyone who loves art, likes art, hates art or makes art! We’ll also be launching Sketch-O-Matic, our live art photo booth and our next Cornerhouse Project which will feature a range of affordable prints and original artwork on the night. There’ll also be a screening of the vintage Tony Hancock comedy The Rebel.

And of course if you haven’t yet visited our current exhibition Everything Is Happening At Once it’s on all month across all 3 galleries. It’s the first major UK public solo show from Lahore-based artist Rashid Rana, who is widely considered to be the most prominent and original contemporary artist working in South Asia today – so well worth checking out.

Plenty to keep you busy and entertained over the next few weeks!