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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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Bamboozled

Bamboozled
  • 2000
  • US
  • 135 min
  • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Cast: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith

A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.

Sat 29 Apr

The Birds

The Birds
  • 1963
  • US
  • 119 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Cast: Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren

Brilliant macabre idea from a Du Maurier tale to have our winged friends turned into malevolent killers. This is Hitch at his most mischevious. Oh and for the amateur psychologists among you, there is a glacial blonde leading lady and she is mistreated.

Wed 3 May

Bunch of Kunst

Bunch of Kunst
  • 2017
  • Germany
  • 103 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Christine Franz
  • Cast: Jason Williamson, Andrew Fearn

Documentary about minimalist rock duo Sleaford Mods, tracing their slow rise from obscurity to one of the most respected bands in the country.

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Mon 1 May

Clash

Clash
  • 2016
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mohamed Diab
  • Cast: Nelly Karim, Hani Adel, El Sebaii Mohamed

Egypt’s Oscar contender is a tense, state-of-the-nation drama. Set in 2013, during the mass protests that toppled the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, rival demonstrators and innocent bystanders are bundled into a police van.

Fri 28 Apr
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The Goonies

The Goonies
  • 1985
  • US
  • 112 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Richard Donner
  • Cast: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Jonathan Ke Quan, Anne Ramsey

Seven kids go in search of buried treasure and are hotly pursued by vicious villains vying for the loot.

Sat 29 Apr
Sun 30 Apr

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden
  • 2016
  • Korea
  • 144 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Park Chan-Wook
  • Cast: Kim Tae-Ri, Kim Min-Hee, Ha Jung-Woo, Jo Jin-Woong

Thief Sook-Hee (Tae-ri) is hired to pose as a maid to wealthy heiress Hideko (Min-hee) as part of a con trick, but then maid and heiress discover mutual passion. This loose adaptation of Sarah Waters's Fingersmith is bravura filmmaking, but while the emotion between the two women is vibrant, an extended sex scene is exploitative, and the plot is too convoluted.

Fri 28 Apr
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Heal the Living

Heal the Living
  • 2016
  • France / Belgium
  • 104 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Katell Quillévéré
  • Cast: Tahar Rahim, Bouli Lanners, Anne Dorval, Emmanuelle Seigner

Teenager Simon (Verdet) has no sense of his own mortality, but when he’s fatally injured in a car accident, his mother (Seigner) has to decide what to do with his organs. Wonderfully credible and humane, with intriguing stories, an impressive cast and a reverence for life which can be felt in every frame.

Fri 28 Apr
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Thu 4 May

I am Not Your Negro

I am Not Your Negro
  • 2016
  • US
  • 95 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Raoul Peck

Documentary examining race relations in America, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House, which is told through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Dr Martin Luther King. Director Raoul Peck makes use of Baldwin's writing over archive footage, news clippings and vintage photographs, excellently balancing Samuel L Jackson's narration with relevant imagery to produce a thought-provoking and affecting piece of work.

Sun 30 Apr

Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 89 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: William Oldroyd
  • Cast: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackie

Katherine (Pugh) is a young bride shackled to a middle-aged man; when left alone in the grand manor house she begins an affair with a stable-hand (Jarvis) and it all goes downhill. Restrained, compulsively watchable debut feature with a chilling, droll performance from Pugh as the wicked but compelling Katherine.

Fri 28 Apr
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The Levelling

The Levelling
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 83 min
  • Directed by: Hope Dickson Leach
  • Written by: Hope Dickson Leach
  • Cast: Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, Jack Holden

When her brother takes his own life, Clover Catto must return to her family's farm and see the father she hasn't spoken to in years.

Tue 2 May

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending
  • 2017
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ritesh Batra
  • Cast: Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer

Tony Webster (Broadbent) is a grumpy old git who’s on good terms with his ex wife (Walter); when he’s bequeathed the diary of an old friend, he is prompted to relive his schooldays. This adaptation of a Julian Barnes novel feels hokey and safe, although it has a nice cast and the scenes between Broadbent and Walter are among the few highlights.

Fri 28 Apr
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Special Screening

A special screening.

Sun 30 Apr

Suntan

Suntan
  • 2016
  • Greece
  • 106 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Argyris Papadimitropoulos
  • Cast: Makis Papadimitriou, Ellie Tringou, Dimi Hart

On a remote Greek island, a middle-aged doctor (Papadimitriou) has a fling with a young tourist (Tringou) and then becomes a bit too keen on her for her liking. A poignant mix of midlife meltdown and painful comedy is seriously flummoxed by an ending that’s as subtle as a sledgehammer.

Fri 28 Apr
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Their Finest

Their Finest
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 117 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lone Scherfig
  • Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy

London, 1940: fledgling screenwriter Catrin Cole (Arterton) joins the Ministry of Information’s Film Division and starts working on a propaganda movie. Scherfig wraps the war in a cosy cloak of nostalgia in a way that dulls moments of high anxiety, and despite a fine ensemble it’s all too muffled and mild-mannered.

Fri 28 Apr
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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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