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Cornerhouse

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70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH
  • Box office 0161 200 1500
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  • Website www.cornerhouse.org
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Also Known as Jihadi

  • 2017
  • France
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7136528/
  • Directed by: Eric Baudelaire

Baudelaire's film traces the journey and trial of a young radicalized man in Paris' suburbs who made the journey to Syria to join al-Qaeda.

Fri 22 Jun

Annie

Annie
  • 1981
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • U
  • Directed by: John Huston
  • Cast: Albert Finney, Aileen Quinn, Carol Burnett, Tim Curry.

Feelgood musical schmaltz courtesy of the orphaned red-head (Quinn) who sings her way into the heart of hard-nosed businessman Daddy Warbucks (Finney). Burnett was born to play evil orphanage boss Miss Hannigan and Curry exudes just the right amount of slime as her money-grabbing brother.

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Arcadia

  • 2017
  • USA
  • 1h 18min
  • Directed by: Paul Wright

A provocative and poetic exploration of Britain’s relationship with its own land, Arcadia is crafted from BFI National Archive footage spanning 100 years and set to score from Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp).

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Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • 2017
  • USA
  • PG
  • Directed by: Sara Driver
  • Cast: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Documentary about the emergence in the late 70s of the young Jean-Michel Basquiat, with enough access to his contemporaries to make the narrow focus worthwhile. Driver pulls together a strong collection of anecdotal evidence and it’s a personal glimpse of an artist as a young man.

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The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner
  • 2017
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: Nora Twomey
  • Cast: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus

Parvana (Chaudry) is an 11-year-old girl living in Kabul, who when her father is arrested by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy so she can move around unimpeded. The animation is elegantly simple and it’s a valiant effort, but the script lacks clarity and it’s hard to see how children would take to such a politically-charged narrative.

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A Ciambra

A Ciambra
  • 2017
  • 1h 58min
  • Directed by: Jonas Carpignano
  • Written by: Jonas Carpignano
  • Cast: Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon, Damiano Amato

A coming-of-age drama, drawn from true stories of life among Italy’s Romani community.

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Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich
  • 2000
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
  • Written by: Susannah Grant
  • Cast: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart

Unemployed single mother Erin (Roberts) shoehorns her way into a filing clerk position with Finney's California law firm, where she accidentally uncovers a conspiracy leading to the largest direct action lawsuit in American history. Based on a true story and with Soderbergh and Roberts on faultless form, it proves that mainstream American cinema can be truly great.

Mon 25 Jun

Funny Cow

Funny Cow
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adrian Shergold
  • Cast: Maxine Peake, Stephen Graham, Paddy Considine

Funny Cow (Peake) is a northern woman who takes to stand-up comedy in the 70s and 80s. The film foregrounds the pain and suffering involved, from her abusive husband Bob (Pitts, also the screenwriter) and the grim reality of working men’s clubs. A fine supporting cast is largely wasted, but a great soundtrack and Peake’s fearless performance give it plenty of soul.

Wed 20 Jun
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The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince
  • 2018
  • Germany / Belgium / UK / Italy
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rupert Everett
  • Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson

The tale of the last days of Oscar Wilde (Everett), as he lives out his post-prison existence in France and Italy. If Firth and Watson are underused as pal Reggie Turner and wife Constance, they’re well-cast, and Everett himself, in his accomplished directorial debut, is sensational as the fallen star. A surprising and courageously unflattering portrait.

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Hereditary

Hereditary
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ari Aster
  • Cast: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro

Annie (Collette) is an artist who crafts a dollhouse depicting the traumas of her life, but then her family begins to feel they’re being haunted by her late mother. Unnervingly oppressive debut from Aster, exploring maternal guilt and family anxiety. Collette has one of her best roles in years.

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In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts)

In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts)
  • 2017
  • Germany/France
  • 1h 46min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Fatih Akin
  • Cast: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar

When Katja (Kruger)’s husband (Acar) and young son (Santana) are killed in a nail bomb attack, she is further traumatised by a police investigation which focuses on his criminal past rather than the evidence that it was racially motivated. Kruger won Best Actress at Cannes for her outstanding work as Katja.

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King of Hearts (Le Roi de Coeur)

Le Roi de Coeur (original French title)King of Hearts (United States)
  • 1966
  • France
  • 1h 42min
  • Directed by: Phillipe de Broca
  • Cast: Jacques Balutin, Alan Bates, Pierre Brasseur

WWI: as the Germans retreat from a small French Town, they booby-trap it with explosives as they leave. Residents flee, leaving the local asylum inmates to take over. A lone Scottish soldier, sent to defuse the bombs, tries to make sense of the situation.

Sun 24 Jun
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Lek and the Dogs

  • 2017
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andrew Kötting
  • Cast: Xavier Tchili

Crossover between narrative film and contemporary art, based on play by Hattie Naylor.

Wed 20 Jun
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McQueen

McQueen
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 51min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui
  • Cast: Alexander McQueen

Elegant documentary on the working-class London lad who became chief designer at Givenchy, combining behind-the-scenes footage with archive comments and fresh interviews, looking at the grief caused by the loss of close friend Isabella Blow and his beloved mother. Informative, engrossing but never maudlin.

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My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Marc Meyers
  • Cast: Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Anne Heche

Awkward teen Jeffrey Dahmer (Lynch) is befriended by an aspiring comic book artist, John (Wolff), but John learns that his new friend has … issues. Based on an award-winning graphic memoir; Lynch is uncanny as Dahmer and it’s a chilling and unsettling portrayal of the early life of a serial killer.

Wed 20 Jun
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Self Made

Faster
  • 2010
  • UK
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gillian Wearing

Debut feature documentary by Turner Prize-winner Gillian Wearing, in which members of the public explore the idea that we're all, always, playing a role.

Sun 24 Jun

Studio 54

Studio 54
  • 2018
  • USA
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matt Tyrnauer
  • Cast: Steve Rubell, Ian Schrager

Excellent documentary on the storied NYC nightclub, with the great benefit of Studio 54’s co-founder Ian Schrager who shares his own experiences for the first time. The film shows the club’s combination of exclusivity and free-spiritedness, and details how arrogance and entitlement can derail the most glittering career.

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Under the Volcano

  • 1984
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Wolfen

Wolfen
  • 1981
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Michael Wadleigh
  • Cast: Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Edward James Olmos

Based on an early novel by self-proclaimed alien abductee Whitley Strieber (Communion, The Hunger), this is the forgotten lupine horror of the early '80s, survived by An American Werewolf in London and The Howling.

Sat 23 Jun

Specialising in contemporary visual arts, Cornerhouse is a champion for independent film which it showcases over its three screens. Operating under the patronage of Danny Boyle, Damien Hirst and Helen Mirren, the complex is also home to three floors of contemporary art galleries, a bar, café and a bookshop. They welcome around 500,000 visitors each year, making for a buzzing international arts centre.

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