Cornerhouse Manchester is participating in the BFI UK-wide science fiction season, so with oddities aplenty prepare for an extra chill this winter. The programme focusses on a number of genre classics including screenings of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (starring Peter Sellers and released in 1964), plus the highly influential 1953 film, The War of the Worlds.  Kubrick was a filmmaker who challenged convention; sometimes reality and most importantly, artistic boundaries, making him one of histories most compelling storytellers. Noted for it’s historical, cultural and aesthetic significance, A Space Odyssey can be recognised as the film that helped mould the genre we know and love today. Senior Film Lecturer at the University of East Anglia, Peter Krämer, will be introducing a screening of this on Tuesday 2 December. There’s also an all-nighter (Sat 15 Nov) ft The Terminator, Godzilla, Flash Gordon and more.

Until Wed 17 Dec, Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, M1 5NH, times vary, £8,

Sat 11 Oct - Wed 17 Dec
Daniel Seddon
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Wed 10 Dec 2014