Oct – Dec Cornerhouse Guide

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.

We said it would happen again… and we meant it! In October we welcome back legendary drag superstar Peaches Christ for Bearbarella, a fully interactive performance and screening of 1968 Sci-Fi masterpiece Babarella. Peaches returns as part of this quarter’s Science Fiction season – 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.

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. 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.

Download a PDF of our October – December guide.