Art and Film Highlights in June

As we head into summer, we’ve got a great selection of films, exhibitions and events to keep you amused whatever the weather. Here are some of the highlights…

New releases to look out for this month include; David Cronenburg’s Cosmopolis, an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s seminal novel of the same name which follows a 28-year-old Manhattan millionaire, whose world crumbles around him in the course of a day;  A Royal Affair, a period drama which explores a scandal in late 18th century Denmark royalty; and Polisse, an award winning French drama set in the Paris Child Protection Unit. Plus fans of Woody Allen should make sure they see Woody Allen: A Documentary, screening from Fri 8 June. This amusing access-all-areas biography celebrates the career of the prolific director, actor and writer, and features interviews with such luminaries as Martin Scorsese, Larry David and Diane Keaton.

If you’ve been waiting for The Turin Horse, from the great Hungarian auteur Bela Tarr, then you’ll be pleased to hear it’s screening from Fri 8 June. This beautiful and poetic film, which Tarr has declared will be his last, is a masterpiece of minimalist drama. In a series of long takes the film follows the bleak, day-to-day existence of a farmer, his daughter and their horse.

We’ve got a great selection of classic films on offer in June as well. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Anthony Burgess’s novel A Clockwork Orange we’ve teamed up with the Anthony Burgess foundation to bring you a season of films relating to his work throughout the month. Don’t miss such cinematic classics such as A Clockwork Orange and Warhol’s Vinyl (also based on Burgess’s seminal novel). And, two of Hitchcock’s best loved works, North by Northwest and Psycho come to our screens this month, to accompany our current course Hitchcock and cinema (early booking for these is recommended).

You can get a taster of what to except from 2012’s Abandon Normal Devices Festival, with a special preview at the end of the month timed to coincide with the Manchester leg of the Olympic Torch Relay. Look out for premieres of Andrew Kötting’s Swandown, and AL & AL’s tribute to Alan Turing, The Creator.  And join us on Fri 22 June between 18:00 – 21:00 for a drink in our galleries as we launch our new exhibition from American artist Stanya Kahn. It’s Cool, I’m Good  is Kahn’s first major European solo show, and includes several of her poignant and darkly humourous videos, alongside a selection of her drawings.

Also look out for our new Cornerhouse Project in the café and bar; HOME brings together work by designers, illustrators, designastrators, photographers and typographers who call, or have once called Manchester their home. The limited edition prints featured in the show, are all for sale and priced below £50, so if you’re looking for an artwork for your home, this is the perfect opportunity. 

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