Saturday 16th November 2019 at 12:45pm – Get Tickets
dir. Paul Schrader / Year: 1980 / Runtime: 117 minutes / Format: 35mm / Price: £7.50 / Tickets
One of the most stylish movies of the 1980s, Paul Schrader’s American Gigolo is known for its star-making turn from Richard Gere, Giorgio Armani tailoring and an iconic score by Giorgio Moroder — Blondie’s Call Me was written specifically for the film. We’re so happy to present this existentially-minded thriller with an introduction by film writer Christina Newland.
Friday 2nd August 2019 at 7:00pm – Get Tickets
dir. Graham L. Carter / Year: 2018 / Runtime: 73 minutes / Format: Digital / Price: £5.00 / Tickets
We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Now Showing Club to present the UK premiere of Brooklyn-based filmmaker Graham L. Carter’s Shoot the Moon Right Between the Eyes. Set in Texas, this unabashedly romantic musical comedy earned plaudits on the festival circuit and high praise in cinephile circles. The film is based on “Two Gallants” by James Joyce and the songs of John Prine. See it first, here.
Wednesday 3rd July 2019 at 8:35pm – Get Tickets
dir. Éric Rohmer / Year: 1996 / Runtime: 120 minutes / Certificate: U / Format: 35mm / Price: £5.00 – £9.00 / Tickets
For us, summertime and the films of Éric Rohmer go hand in hand. With that in mind, we’re bringing a little bit of sunshine to Manchester in the form of a rare 35mm screening of the director’s under-seen 1996 film, A Summer’s Tale.
Thursday 23rd May 2019 at 8:40pm – Get Tickets
dir. Claire Denis / Year: 1999 / Runtime: 92 minutes / Certificate: 15 / Format: 35mm / Price: £5.00 – £9.00 / Tickets
To mark the release of Claire Denis’ High Life (an extreme art-house sci-fi starring Robert Pattison that’s been gathering ecstatic reviews), we’ve lined up a 20th anniversary, 35mm screening of her most acclaimed film: Beau Travail.
Monday 4th March 2019 at 8:40pm – Get Tickets
dir. Mark Robson / Year: 1943 / Runtime: 71 minutes / Certificate: U / Format: 35mm / Price: £5.00 – £9.00 / Tickets
We’re heading back to HOME with a 35mm screening of radical Val Lewton joint, The Seventh Victim. Presented with an introduction by Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley from Manchester Met and Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies, this sinister New York horror stands out for its engagement with themes of societal repression and suicide.
Every Thursday, February 2019 at 6:45pm – Get Tickets
We’re excited to present the first UK retrospective of the films of American independent film director Stephen Cone, at No. 70, Oxford Road this February. Recently named “the best queer filmmaker ignored by the film world” by Indiewire, the retrospective encompasses four features, short films, and Q&As. Scheduled every Thursday, each film screens for the first time in Manchester, including 2013’s Black Box (Thursday 14th February) which will screen as a UK premiere.
Sunday 13th January 2019 at 6:15pm – Get Tickets
dir. Orson Welles / Year: 1942 / Runtime: 88 minutes / Certificate: U / Format: 35mm / Price: £5.00 – £9.00 / Tickets
Orson Welles’ follow up to Citizen Kane takes us to Indianapolis at the dawn of the twentieth century for a tale that charts the decline of a once grand, aristocratic family in the face of creeping industrialisation. Bigger Than Life makes a HOME debut with a 35mm screening of this ’40s masterpiece.
Sunday 7th October 2018 at 7pm
Twenty years after redefining the gritty, urban crime drama with Mean Streets, Martin Scorsese returned to his native New York City with this 1993 adaptation of Edith Wharton’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Age Of Innocence. Bigger Than Life presents a 35mm screening with an introduction by Edith Wharton expert, Professor Janet Beer of University of Liverpool.
Sunday 2nd September 2018 at 7pm
Bigger Than Life returns to the art deco surrounds of Stockport Plaza to present a 35mm screening of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s ravishing 1947 film, Black Narcissus with an introduction by film scholar, Andrew Moor.
Sunday 21st January 2018 at 7pm
Bigger Than Life launches with a one-off screening of director Michelangelo Antonioni’s famed swinging London thriller, Blow-Up at Stockport Plaza. Presented at the 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre from a 35mm print sourced from the British Film Institute, this event marks the beginning of a series dedicated to properly showcasing both celebrated and overlooked treasures from the history of cinema.