Film Review: Michael

Article published: Thursday, April 12th 2012

Markus Schleinzer’s debut film Michael depicts the dull and monotonous daily routine of an insurance broker, Michael, who has a 10-year-old boy locked in the basement of his house.

The first ever Afflecks Fringe Festival

Article published: Thursday, April 5th 2012

This Sunday saw the launch of the very first Afflecks Fringe Festival. Hosted mainly by the purpose-built Three Minute Theatre, the extensive programme of events also covers Matt and Phreds, The Frog and Bucket and Nexus Art Café.

Film Review: El Premio and Tambien la Iluva at the Cornerhouse’s Spanish and Latin American film festival

Article published: Tuesday, March 27th 2012

The Cornerhouse’s annual Spanish and Latin American film festival has returned with a selection of films, documentaries, art, and live events aimed at showcasing the interesting work being produced by Spanish and Latin American filmmakers. Oli Rahman reviews El Premio and Tambien la IIuva.

Call for submissions for the next Video Jam

Article published: Tuesday, March 27th 2012

After the success of the last Video Jam, its organisers are looking for submissions for the next, which will be held at Antwerp Mansion on 22 April.

New film threads together Burnley’s social history

Article published: Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

Weave a Future, a new documentary celebrating Burnley’s cotton heritage and put together by young people of the former mill town and community media company REELmcr, will premiere next Sunday at the Burnley Mechanics.

Video Jam launches its first night

Article published: Wednesday, February 1st 2012

It is not uncommon in Manchester to find different kinds of performers side by side on the same night. You might see a performance poet followed by a singer-songwriter at Fuel in Withington, or a burlesque dancer upstaged by a six-piece blues band at Islington Mill. Rarely, though, does a night come along that aims to fuse different media and with such interesting and successful results as Video Jam at Antwerp Mansions.

Film preview: The Great Estate

Article published: Monday, October 17th 2011

This Thursday sees the premiere of the Great Estate, a “top time travel drama” starring young people from Fallowfield and celebrating the heritage of one of the first ever council estates built in Manchester.