Get Ready! The Opening Gala is here! (Sat 18th Nov 2017 7-11pm)

It’s Sat the 18th November and it’s time for our opening night at the Odeon Great Northern Cinema (formally AMC Cinema). The activities kick of at 7pm with a drinks reception with live music from Greater Manchester singer-songwriter James Holt. Meet the stars and have your photos taken on our red carpet – make it a night to remember. Special guests include Denise Welch, Ewan Macintosh and Jack Deam. Following your complimentary drink and live music you should make your way upstairs to our cinema for the opening show including six specially selected short films, many by and including local talent. The show starts at 8.00pm and there will be a short Q&A with the stars after the films. After the show follow us back down to our reception area for our after show party and networking session.

Tickets for the event are just £10 available in advance here or purchase from the Odeon Box Office – but be early to be sure of your seat. The screening programme as follows:

BOB’S SOUL (Wri / Dir / Prod: Harry Roth, Prod: Alex Swinfen, Star: Ewen Macintosh, UK, 2016, 6 min 12 sec)
When a bungled attempt at auto-erotic asphyxia goes awry, the recently deceased Bob pleads with his departing Soul for another chance to live a more meaningful existence.

RABBIT PUNCH (Dir: Keith Farrell, Wri: Hannah Salt, Prod: Philip Meachem, Leah Blackaby, Star: Wil Johnson, Ciaran Griffiths, UK, 2017, 15 min)
Brutalised at home and bullied at school, Job’s only answer is to lash out at the world around him. But when a chance encounter leads him to his local boxing club, his life takes an unexpected turn for the better.

THE SPIRIT OF ’58 (Wri / Dir / Prod: Patrick Nicholls, Star: Jody Latham, UK, 2016, 13 min 56 sec)
A heartfelt look at hope, football, the father-son bond, and pre-millennial working-class Manchester.

HIT & RUN (Wri / Dir / Prod: Hannah Pike, Star: Jack Deam, Katie West, Max Beesley Sr, UK, 2016, 19 min 52 sec)
If Tennant’s Super did Pretty Woman. In the North of England…. An alcoholic desperate to end his life encounters a prostitute desperate to start hers

INFINITE (Dir: Connor O’Hara, Prod: Jamie Gamache, Cast: George Mackay, Elliot James Langridge, UK, 2017, 16 min 22 sec)
In his last months alive, a young man calls upon his four closest friends to make his existence infinite, through the assembly of five key elements from his life.

BLACK-EYED SUSAN (Wri / Dir: Nick Rowntree, Co-Prod: Suzy Mottram, Prod / Star: Denise Welch, UK, 2017, 15 min 32 sec). A woman is terrified by the return of a sinister teenage boy into her life.


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