Never ones to go down the obvious route when it comes to movie choices, the cineastes of RAD Screenings have chosen a double bill of destructive relationship films for a Valentine’s special. The classic tale of Romeo and Juliet may be a staple of school syllabi and romantic plagiarism but Baz Luhrman’s 1996 version is fast and frenetic and re-imagines the bard’s classic play as a gang land love story rather than its traditional staid setting. Late 1980s fare Heathers completes the one-two gut punch of doomed romances, an even more nihilistic Mean Girls that features a never better Christian Slater and Winona Ryder as high school sweethearts without the sweetness. A great way to evaluate your relationship on the most romantic night of the year with cocktails, food and some classic viewing.

Tue 14 Feb, Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 5WW. Tel: 0161 826 2998, 7pm, £6,

Tue 14 Feb
John Stansfield
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Tue 14 Feb 2017