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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

20th Century Women

20th Century Women
  • 2016
  • US
  • 119 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mike Mills
  • Cast: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig

In late 70s California, teenager Jamie (Zunmann) grows up among three women: his chain-smoking mother Dorothea (Bening), punky photographer Abbie (Gerwig) and best friend Julie (Fanning). A poignant, witty and well-observed coming of age story.

Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Best (George Best: All By Himself)

Best
  • 2016
  • 92 min
  • Directed by: Daniel Gordon
  • Cast: George Best

A documentary about the great footballer, adroitly framing his rise to fame in the context of the 1958 Munich air disaster and Manchester manager Matt Busby’s European Cup ambitions. However, too many talking heads say too little, and Gordon fails to get enough relevant or frank interviews for it to constitute a definitive guide to the turmoil of Best’s life.

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Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Dancer

Dancer
  • 2016
  • 85 min
  • Directed by: Steven Cantor
  • Cast: Jade Hale-Christofi, Sergei Polunin

A portrait of extraordinary dancer Sergei Polunin, the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal who walked away from dance age just 25.

Thu 2 Mar

Fences

Fences
  • 2016
  • US
  • 139 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denzel Washington
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson

Troy ( Washington) is a proud, tight-fisted, ageing working stiff in 50s Pittsburgh, full of bitterness that God, poverty and segregation ruined his youthful dreams of sporting success. Beautifully shot family drama, superbly acted (especially by Washington and Davis), but it suffers a bit from heavy self-importance and a long running time.

Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Thu 2 Mar

The Fits

The Fits
  • 2016
  • US
  • 73 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anna Rose Holmer
  • Cast: Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Da’Sean Minor, Lauren Gibson, Makyla Burnam, Inayah Rodgers, Antonio A.B. Grant Jr., The Q-Kidz Dance Team

Toni (Hightower) is an 11-year-old African-American girl who becomes fascinated with a dance troupe at her brother’s boxing club; but the dancers then start having mysterious seizures. Beautifully rendered, gloriously imaginative coming of age story about the process of forming friendships; Hightower is superb.

Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

It's Only the End of the World

It's Only the End of the World
  • 2016
  • Canada, France
  • Directed by: Xavier Dolan
  • Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Nathalie Baye, Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel

After 12 years away from his family, Louis (Ulliel) heads home to tell them that he's terminally ill, but his family is highly argumentative. Claustrophobic, laboured and uncomfortable to the point of unbearable; director Dolan describes it as his 'first film as a man' but it's not nearly as good as 2014's masterful Mommy.

Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Jackie

Jackie
  • 2016
  • USA
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pablo Larrain
  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt

Impressionistic, non-linear portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy, with an agonising, in-depth performance by Portman, who is gripping either while giving a shy television tour of the White House, or going to pieces in a bathroom. A mesmerising, technically virtuosic and remarkable reflection on celebrity, memory and the determined individual crafting history.

Thu 2 Mar

La La Land

La La Land
  • 2016
  • US
  • 126 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons

In Los Angeles, aspiring actress Mia (Stone) falls for jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). Audaciously inventive homage to classic movie musicals, technically wonderful and joyously emotional, with Gosling as a goofy idealistic charmer and Stone showing the versatility, vulnerability and talent of a young Shirley MacLaine. Irresistible.

Thu 2 Mar

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester By The Sea
  • 2016
  • US
  • 135 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
  • Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol

Lee (Affleck) is a carefree small-town guy who, when his brother dies, is given the job of raising his nephew (Hedges). A masterful blend of high drama, quirky characterisations and incidental detail, with a soulful, heartbreaking turn by Affleck at its core.

Wed 1 Mar

Moonlight

Moonlight
  • 2016
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris

The story of a young black man growing up, struggling with his sexuality and neglected by his drug-addicted mother. Astutely judged and beautifully humane sophomore feature from Jenkins, with sublime work from the three actors playing the main character (Hibbert, Sanders, Rhodes) and fine support from Ali, Harris and Monáe. Terrific.

Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Odd Obsession

Wed 1 Mar

Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann
  • 2017
  • Germany, Austria
  • 162 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Maren Ade
  • Cast: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wittenborn

When Winfried (Simonischek) visits his adult daughter Ines (Hüller) in Romania, he thinks that she takes life too seriously, and decides to play pranks on her. Superlative third feature from German writer-director Ade, ranging from flamboyantly lunatic comedy to a wonderfully natural, textured portrait of the parent-child relationship. Inimitable and unforgettable.

Wed 1 Mar

T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 117 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly MacDonald, James Cosmo, Shirley Henderson, Irvine Welsh

Renton (McGregor) returns to Edinburgh from Amsterdam, two decades on. Hodge's blood-pumping script builds on the original with characters that are older, sadder and definitely not wiser, and resentment and guilt festering like an open sore; but is it Archie-Gemmill-scoring-against Holland good? Yes, it is.

Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House
  • 2017
  • UK / India
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
  • Cast: Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi

Lord Louis Mountbatten (Bonneville) is to oversee Britain’s withdrawal from India and the ensuing partition, but he and his wife Edwina (Anderson) witness the violence erupting through the country. A below-stairs romance between Dayal and Qureshi is frustratingly insipid and the Indian characters are all unforgivably poorly drawn. Despite some good acting, timid and inert.

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Tue 28 Feb

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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