Part of a new wave of realist Palestinian cinema, a thrumming soundtrack from Palestinian hip-hop artists DAM provides a heady backdrop to the alternative city lifestyle as we see the three young flatsharers caught in between modern life in the city and their traditional values.
Alan Parker’s 1991 much-loved Dublin-based, musical comedy-drama about a group of working-class youths who form a soul band. Shown as part of the inaugural Solstices Film Festival, in association with The Whitaker. Complemented by live music in the courtyard.
2002’s British comedy-drama about the Manchester music scene, starring Steve Coogan and featuring iconic Manchester music from the late 70s to the early 90s. Shown as part of the inaugural Solstices Film Festival, in association with The Whitaker. Complemented by live music and performance in the courtyard.
A selection of short films made by local students, shown as part of the inaugural Solstices Film Festival, in association with The Whitaker. Complemented by live music in the courtyard.
A sensational new dance event for cinemas from the internationally acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne and his Dance Company New Adventures, The Car Man is loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera (CARMEN) and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in classical music, brilliantly arranged by Terry Davies.
Manchester International Short Film Festival presents an excellent programme of UK and International shirt films that scooped the awards at this years Festival. A real treat for film fans at the Whitaker as these quality award winning shorts will have very limited national exposure.
Brought to you in conjunction with The Boo, we are delighted to host the first of our Film Festivals dedicated to rare and often under distributed Art House Cinema. We launch our 2017 programme celebrating the theme of 'migration' in cinema and bring you films that are both thought provoking and fascinating.