The upcoming film season is set to be an exciting one. There’s a whole host of new releases, riveting independent screenings, and wonderfully-weird Art House on offer, and you can catch them at cinemas and venues across Manchester in the upcoming.
Straight off the back of its success at the Golden Globes The Favourite from director Yorgos Lathimos, (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) is certainly not one to miss. Historically inspired, but thankfully, far from accurate, this outlandish, bitterly dark, but ultimately hilarious satire portrays a highly strung Queen Anne – played by Olivia Colman – in a twisted love triangle along with Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz in 18th Century England. It’s on until next week at HOME, so catch it while you can.
Two of Hollywood’s most notable names play father and son in this touching, dark, and inherently powerful drama. Beautiful Boy stars Timothée Chalamet (the incredible lead in Call Me By Your Name) as a young man challenged by addiction, portraying the battle him and his father (Steve Carell) and his family ensure through addiction, recovery and relapse. A dark coming of age story, but ultimately a message of love, hope and life. You’ll be able to catch it from Friday 18 January at HOME.
If Beale Street Could Talk is the follow up film from Moonlight director Barry Jenkins. Set in 1970s Harlem, and based on the acclaimed novel by James Baldwin, tells the story of a pregnant young woman trying to clear the father of her child’s name, from a crime he didn’t commit. The tender, poetic and political are in play here. Released on Friday 8 February, this is set to stun.
Steve Coogan and John C. Riley are utterly transformed in what is set to be a remarkable biopic portraying the lives of the landmark Hollywood comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. Stan and Ollie is set during the iconic duo’s farewell tour an is a touching and uplifting homage to two unforgotten favorites. It’s showing this week and next HOME on selected days – don’t miss it!
Plus don’t forget to support your local independent film event this month. Above the Line’s next screening is The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976) at YES – part of Bowie: Sound and Vision – on Saturday 12 January at 6pm. Their previous screening of A Killing of a Sacred Deer was a full house – keep your eyes peeled for many more provoking films and post-cinema discussions from the forward thinking film club.
All mentioned films are showing at HOME, and other venues across Manchester throughout January and February.
Published on: Fri 11 Jan 2019