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MUBI FEST at Aviva Studios - A weekend of contemporary culture, with great cinema at the heart of it.


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MUBI FEST at Aviva Studios will be a weekend of contemporary culture, with great cinema at the heart of it.

 

A great opportunity to discover incredible art, food, and games. Meet good people. Hear interesting talks. Dance to DJs till late. And watch the best movies.

 

MUBI is a streaming platform and distributor that hand-picks and shares the very best movies with people in innovative new ways.

 

Book now for MUBI FEST Hall screenings with director Q&As.

 

OPENING NIGHT - CROSSING + Q&A WITH DIRECTOR LEVAN AKIN

12 JUL 2024

Experience the opening night of MUBI FEST with a preview of the award-winning Crossing, followed by a Q&A with director Levan Akin (And Then We Danced).

Crossing is a moving and tender tale of identity, acceptance and unlikely connection that transcends borders and generations. Lia, a retired school teacher living in Georgia, crosses the border to Turkey to reconnect with her estranged niece Tekla, who left Georgia after transitioning. Accompanied by a young neighbour Achi, the unlikely pair explore the hidden depths of Istanbul with the help of trans lawyer and activist Evrim.

Crossing premiered at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the prestigious Teddy Award, the top prize for an LGBT film, and received its UK premiere at BFI Flare 2024. The film releases in cinemas nationwide from July 19.

For ticketing and box office related enquiries, please contact tickets@factoryinternational.org or call 0333 322 8679 (phone lines are open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm).

The Hall, Aviva Studios, Water Street, Manchester, M3 4JG

Standard and Earlybird: £8

Suitable for ages 15+

Running time: Film: 1h 39 mins + Q&A: 30 mins

Accessibility features available for this event: Captioning Wheelchair Access

 



GASOLINE RAINBOW + DIRECTOR Q&A

13 JUL 2024

As part of MUBI FEST, a special screening of the joyous cinematic road trip Gasoline Rainbow, followed by a Q&A with directors Ross Brothers (Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets), flying in from New Orleans.

A wild and true coming-of-age story, Gasoline Rainbow centres on five teenagers from inland Oregon, who pile into a van, on a mission to reach the Pacific coast five hundred miles away. Through desert wilderness, industrial backwaters and city streets, they find community and discover their lives will be determined by the trails they blaze themselves.

The Hall, Aviva Studios, Water Street, Manchester, M3 4JG

TICKETS

Standard and Earlybird: £8

Suitable for ages 15+

Running time: Film: 1h 40 mins + Q&A: 30 mins

Accessibility features available for this event: Wheelchair Access

 



IN CAMERA + Q&A WITH DIRECTOR NAQQASH KHALID

13 JUL 2024

A preview of the playful and poignant In Camera, followed by a Q&A from the film’s writer-director, Manchester’s own Naqqash Khalid.

Shot in Manchester, In Camera stars Nabhaan Rizwan as Aden, a British-Asian twenty-something with dreams of becoming a successful actor. But the nightmarish grind of the audition process and an industry rife with prejudice and hypocrisy begins to take its toll.

Aden’s flatmate, junior doctor Bo (Rory Fleck Byrne) is also stressed to the point of burnout. But when confident newcomer Conrad (Amir El-Masry) moves in, his unusual world view inspires Aden to find a new part to play.

Candid and acidly funny, with an unsettling eye for the warped and bizarre, this striking debut satirises not just showbiz but also the absurdities of modern British life, with a supple central performance from rising star Rizwan, and music by Clark.

This is the debut feature from Manchester’s own Naqqash Khalid, who was a Factory International Creative Fellow 2019 and a Screen Star of Tomorrow 2020.

The Hall, Aviva Studios, Water Street, Manchester, M3 4JG

TICKETS

Standard and Earlybird: £8

Suitable for ages 15+

Running time: Film: 1h 36 mins + Q&A: 30 mins

Accessibility features available for this event: Wheelchair Access

 



To book access tickets and personal assistant tickets please call 0161 817 4531 (Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm) or email access@factoryinternational.org

 

Aviva Studios, Water Street, Manchester M3 4JQ

 

 

 

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