Our April to June guide hit the shelves this week and is jam packed with details of screenings, events and exhibitions.
What happens after a revolution has taken place? This is the question raised by Anguish and Enthusiasm, our current exhibition exploring social contexts in the wake of a revolution. 12 international artists feature in the show including artist/activist collective Trust Your Struggle, whose mural Oscar Grant is the subject of this article.
Inspired by Billy Wilder’s classic film noir of the same name, our September exhibition Double Indemnity will explore the nature of desire, possession and complicity. Two new commissions will feature in the show: Ming Wong’s definitive edit of his new video work After Chinatown; and a unique fragrance developed by Anicka Yi that will evoke the essence of Double Indemnity’s iconic femme fatale, Phyllis Dietrichson. The programme also includes the film season My Noir, launching on Sat 14 Sep with a 24-hour noir-athon.
Manchester Pride returns in August and with it comes POUTFEST, Peccadillo Pictures’ annual touring season of LGTB cinema. This year’s line-up includes Travis Mathews’ debut feature film I Want Your Love, Cannes festival hit The Invisibles and Belgian gay romance Beyond the Walls. Keep an eye on our website for the release of this year’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner Blue is the Warmest Colour, too.
You may have seen that work has started on the foundations for HOME, our new venue opening in spring 2015 at First Street, just off Whitworth Street West. The official groundbreaking event is due to take place this summer. HOME’s Artistic Director for Theatre, Walter Meierjohann, has now joined us and he’s working with Sarah Perks (Artistic Director, Visual Arts and Film) on our fantastic opening programme. From next quarter we’ll be bringing you regular updates in the guide to let you know how we’re getting on.
For new releases added to our programme since our guide went to press visit our new film additions page for the latest confirmation. Feel free to share your comments and ideas on the guide by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
And of course feel free to view and download a PDF version of our July – September quarterly guide.