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Cinema Around the Corner: Our North Season

Tuesday, 7 August 2018 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - 7:30pm

 

Cinema Around the Corner Presents: Our North at The Continental

 

Our North is Film Hub North's annual season of film - a chance to celebrate 'Northern-ness', what it means to be Northern and how this is represented on screen.

 

For the inaugural edition, they are focusing on the writers that have been instrumental in bringing Northern voices to wider audiences and partnering with the Great Exhibition of the North to shine a spotlight on the region's cultural life.

 

You can see three of the brilliant titles from this season with Cinema Around the Corner at The Continental this summer.

 

We kick off on July 24th with The Arbor,  Clio Barnard’s ground-breaking study of Bradford Playwright Andrea Dunbar. In August we’ll be screening the raucous and controversial Rita, Sue and Bob Too (7th August) and closing the season on the 21st August with Mick Jackson’s post-nuclear masterpiece, Threads.

 

As a result of supporting this season there will be no vote system in place until the first screening in September.

 

Start time for all films is 7:30pm, doors will open at 7:00 and tickets are £3.50 each.

 

Please follow us on Twitter: @theyeatculture :@CinemaATC and like us on Facebook if you haven’t already: @cinemaaroundthecorner

 

THE ARBOR 

 
 
Tuesday 24th July 7:30pm Cert 15 1h 34min 
 
A mix of documentary and fictional elements tells the story of doomed playwright Andrea Dunbar, who wrote about the difficult life she endured growing up in England's Bradford housing projects. Archival footage featuring Dunbar is presented, along with interviews with family members, including her daughter, Lorraine, who led a similarly troubled life. Excerpts from Dunbar's most famous play, "The Arbor", are performed on the streets of her hometown and at Buttershaw Estates, where she lived.
Director: Clio Barnard 
 
“This groundbreaking study of the life of troubled playwright Andrea Dunbar merges documentary and performance to mesmerising effect” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
 

RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO

 
 
Tuesday 7th August 7:30pm  Cert 18 1h33m
 
Set in Bradford, impoverished teen baby sitters Rita (Siobhan Finneran) and Sue (Michelle Holmes) become involved in an affair with Bob (George Costigan), their employer, who lives with his family in a modern house on the wealthy side of town. After Bob's marriage falls apart, he begins to wonder if he is taking advantage of the girls, but they enjoy the odd relationship and use it to escape their troubled family lives. Written by Andrea Dunbar.
Director:  Alan Clarke
 
Rita, Sue and Bob Too was a delight, one of the best British films of the 1980s”
The Spectator
 

THREADS

 
 
Tuesday 21st August 7:30pm Threads Cert 15 1h52m
 
Written by Barry Hines (Kes) and winner of the BAFTA Single Drama in 1985, Threads is the film that shocked a nation. Young lovers Ruth (Karen Meagher) and Jimmy (Reece Dinsdale) decide to get married after Ruth unexpectedly gets pregnant. But their quiet lives in Sheffield, are threatened when the Soviet Union and United States go to war and a nuclear strike hits the North of England.
Director: Mick Jackson
 
“It is a remarkable film….I think Threads is the dark masterpiece” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

 

 
They Eat Culture present their fortnightly film club - a place for the film fanatics of Preston to share in the joyous experience of watching great cinema.
 
In response to the absence of a Preston Independent Cinema, Cinema Around the Corner Film Club is designed to a more diverse programme of cinema to its members. For a fraction of a multiplex cinema ticket price you can come along and enjoy a new film every other week. 
 
 
Upcoming screenings are announced at the previous screenings and are otherwise kept under wraps.
 
Keep an eye on the Twitter account @CinemaATC for weekly clues and hints about the next film to be screened. 
 
Cinema Around the Corner Film Club is about programming as well as screening fantastic films.
 
 
Each week the club vote for the next film and contribute their suggestions for future screenings.  
 
Run by They Eat Culture but driven by the members of the club, Cinema Around the Corner Film Club celebrates cinemagoing and films from across the globe; old and new.
 
Films screened so far have included Throne of BloodThe Lobster, The Tale of Princess KaguyaFrank, Wings of Desire, SuffragetteNightcrawlerMr Turner, 8 1/2, Wild Tales, Slow WestAlphavillePride, The Third Man, Northern Soul, The Wolfpack, Selma, Far from Heaven and The Selfish Giant
 
 
Email jackie@theyeatculture.org for further information and to book your place at the next event!
 
£3.50 (Club Subs)
Doors: 6:50pm
Film: 7:15pm

 
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