Bigger Than Life and Research in Arts and Humanities at Manchester Met are presenting the first UK retrospective of the films of American independent film director Stephen Cone. Taking place every Thursday for the rest of the month at No.70, Oxford Road. Cone has been recently been dubbed “the best queer filmmaker ignored by the film world” by IndieWire, but his films have been praised by specialist critics for their nuance and humanism. Cone’s films traverse subjects of community and sexuality, friendship and spirituality and portrays sexuality in empathetic manner, devoid of cliche. The season is made up of features, with accompanying short films, all of which will be receiving their Manchester premiere, including 2013’s Black Box (14 Feb) which will screen as a UK premiere, and Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party (21 Feb). Stephen Cone himself joins the discussion live from Chicago for a streamed Q&A following the screening of Princess Cyd (28 Feb). All films start at 6.45pm and are free, but make sure you book your place.
Thu 14, Thu 21 & Thu 28 Feb, 70 Oxford St, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH, www.eventbrite.co.uk
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Published on: Mon 11 Feb 2019