DM16: Design City

DM16, Manchester’s fourth annual festival that celebrates design in all its forms, returns – with HOME hosting a season of films with design at their heart. Each is introduced by an expert, providing an insight into the creative process and the impact of design on the finished work. Writer Alice Rawsthorn (Frieze, New York Times) discusses Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, and Kubrick expert Sir Christopher Frayling outlines the “gleaming and sinister” production design of Dr. Strangelove.

Previously in this Festival

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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…

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Vertigo Intro

This screening will be introduced by design writer Alice Rawsthorn, who will talk about Saul Bass and his iconic title sequence for the film.

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Dr. Strangelove Intro

This screening will be introduced by Sir Christopher Frayling, one of the world’s foremost experts in film culture.

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Fight Club Intro

This screening will be introduced by the film’s celebrated production designer Alex McDowell.

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Hail The New Puritan Intro

This screening will be introduced by graphic designer Malcolm Garrett, who has worked with Michael Clark since 1987.

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Fight Club

Fincher’s adaptation of Palahniuk’s nihilist novel remains a high point of recent American cinema. The tale of a disaffected white-collar worker who finds an outlet…

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Hail The New Puritan

Exhuberant and witty, Hail the New Puritan is a simulated day-in-the-life "docufantasy" starring the British dance celebrity Michael Clark. Atlas' fictive portrait of the charismatic…

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