Taking place over the next four weeks is Rogue Artists Film Festival celebrating independent film and takin in premieres, screenings of archive works, digital experiments and live soundscapes. All these events are free and take place at Rogue Artists’ Studios in Piccadilly in its pop up, Rogue Cinema. Coming up this weekend is a screening of works by George Kuchar, which brings together a collection of films under the moniker the Weather Diaries. It’s the first time this has been screened in the UK and comes courtesy of Chris Dymond (one of the organisers of Levenshulme’s artists and experimental home cinema, Cinema 25 – click here to read our story). Screening times: Fri 24 Feb, 7pm: Weather Diaries 1-3; Sat 25 Feb, 6pm, Weather Diaries 4-6 & Greetings from Boulder. The films include Kuchar’s attempts to become a ‘storm chaser’ – hunting tornadoes in the American Midwest. Early next month, there is a night of new works by the locally-based Film Material Collective and emerging artists from across the UK. Artists Mary Stark and David Chatton Barker present an inventive performance utilising 16mm projectors, scorched film stock, and lens-based light play. There is also be a chance for up-and-coming filmmakers improve their skills, at an informal show-and-tell style group where they can get feedback on their work. The full calendar of events can be found on the website below. Spaces are limited, so book early.

Thu 23 Feb – Sat 18 Mar, Rogue Artists’ Studios, 1st Floor Project Space, 72 Chapeltown Street, Manchester, M1 2WH, times vary, FREE, roguecinema.screeningfilm.com

Thu 23 Feb - Sat 18 Mar
A. James Simpkin
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Mon 6 Mar 2017