Now in its 5th season, The Whitaker Cinémathéque ‘Film Club’ returns this September bigger and better than ever. Every 3rd Thursday of the month we bring you a cinematic feast, showcasing 10 ‘must-see’ films throughout the season. Viewers get to indulge in the most recent award winners alongside independently produced art house movies on limited release. This really is an eclectic mix of cinema for all film lovers to enjoy.
We’re excited to be closing this years Rossendale Film Festival with a screening of ‘The Salt of the Earth’. A documentary of Sebastião Salgado's life and work, revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.
As part of this years Rossendale Film Festival we’re delighted to announce the screening of ‘Leave No Trace’, a 2018 American drama film directed by Debra Granik and written by Granik and Anne Rosellini, based on the novel My Abandonment by Peter Rock.
Get a break from the house for some light relief and come and watch our matinee screening of ‘The Greatest Showman’ on the big screen.
This academy award nominee film is a great watch for all the family. Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum,
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.