Blood Cells @ Moston Small Cinema
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Blood Cells @ Moston Small Cinema | Manchester | United Kingdom

BLOOD CELLS follows the perilous journey home of ADAM (Ward), a young man whose life fell apart when the Foot and Mouth epidemic of 2001 decimated his family’s farm.


The only British project ever to be selected by Biennale College: Cinema. Widely praised at its Venice International premiere, the film was shot on the fringes of England and Wales, melding established performers including: Barry Ward, Chloe Pirrie (Paulo Sorrentino Cannes’ 2015 Youth; Shell; Black Mirror) Francis Magee (Brighton Rock; Cemetery Junction) and lauded young playwright, theatre and film actress Hayley Squires (Vera, Vera, Vera Royal Court; As Good A Time as Any – Peter Gill, Call The Midwife), with local people and performers in both scripted and partially improvised scenes.

BLOOD CELLS by Joseph Bull & Luke Seomore:

UK/Italy 2015 / Cert 15

86 minutes.

Cert: 15

Starring: Barry Ward, Hayley Squires, Jimmy Akingbola, Keith McErlean, Chloe Pirrie, Francis Magee.

Produced by Samm Haillay and Ben Young at Third Films.

Licensed Bar, Food and Secure Parking available.

The Fourth Estate @ Moston Small Cinema
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Fourth Estate @ Moston Small Cinema | Manchester | United Kingdom

The Fourth Estate is a feature documentary about the media business; the history, the practices, and the people who run it.

Produced in the UK on a zero-budget, the filmmakers spent two years contacting and interviewing journalists, organisers and critics of the corrupt industrial practices highlighted by, but not limited to, the Leveson Inquiry in 2011. While the phone hacking scandal illuminated the depth and breadth of the cavalier flouting of legality and integrity in British journalism, there are larger implications and connections to ideology, entertainment, and political economy at work in this crisis. The Fourth Estate is the result of an examination of these connections at work.

In the wake of the Leveson report the media’s focus has quickly diverted from a brief period of self-examination to business as usual. This opportunity for serious consideration of the true, entrenched causes and effects of the UK’s inadequate media must not go unexplored, and the recent press scandals must not be framed in terms of the “bad apple” soundbites we’re so often fed.

Examining the people and practices of the media industries, The Fourth Estate illuminates not only specific incidences of corruption by press groups, but how the wider business as a whole, including the film and entertainment industries, has a huge amount to answer for in the state of the political economy of the west. There’s no business like show business…

This will be followed with a Q&A with The Director Lee Salter.

Licensed Bar, Food and Secure Parking available.

Homeless Film Festival @ Moston Small Cinema
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 7:30 pm
Homeless Film Festival @ Moston Small Cinema | Manchester | United Kingdom

We will be screening 5 selected films as part of this Event throughout the day.

All screenings are free.

Films to be screened are as follows.

11.30am – LOVE AND HATE – 94 mins
1.30pm – ARISE, YOU GALLANT SWEENIES – 67 mins
3pm – POISON FLOWER – 60 mins
4.30pm – ACTING ON IMPULSE – THE BOX – 60 mins
6pm – NAKED – 126 mins

Get free tickets here

Licensed Bar, Food and Secure Parking available.

Justice for Mineworkers @ Miners Community Arts and Music Centre
Nov 14 all-day
Justice for Mineworkers @ Miners Community Arts and Music Centre | Manchester | United Kingdom

Justice for Mineworkers Saturday 14th November 2015 11am – 11pm

NUM Lancashire Area & Moston Miners
in support of Justice for Mineworkers


“The Struggle Continues…”

Saturday 14th November 2015.

Moston Miners Community Arts & Music
Teddington Road Manchester M40 0DJ
Tel: 0161 682 6253

11am – 5.30pm Cinema Session

11am – 1pm ‘Still the Enemy Within’ followed by Q & A session with guest speakers.

1pm – 2pm Break

2pm – 5.30pm ‘Pride’ followed by Q & A session with guest speakers.

Tickets to the Cinema session £6 & £3 Concessions.

Available from Moston Miners or NUM 2 Hilden Street Leigh WN7 4LG
Tel: 01942 262218

Late Afternoon/Evening Session

5.30pm – 7.30pm DJ in main room and Poetry session in a side room.

7.30pm – Late Live Bands.

Free Entry – Donations welcome

Licensed bar open 11am -11pm and Food available throughout the day

Justice for Mineworkers Merchandise Stall.

Bouncy Castles in the day for the kids.

Join us for a day of hope and inspiration.

Also, courtesy of Oldham Coliseum, there will be a free raffle on the day to win 2 tickets to go and watch The Pitmen Painters in 2016.

Licensed Bar, Food and Secure Parking available.

One Love – Hate Crime Event @ Moston Small Cinema
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
One Love - Hate Crime Event @ Moston Small Cinema | United Kingdom

Friday 12th February 2016, 7pm, Hate Crime Films in Moston Small Cinema, Free Entry​

This is a night to bring awareness to Hate Crime, we are showing 2 films, ‘One love ‘ 4 short stories on Homophobia in Lebanon and the film ‘And She Cried’ based on the story of Sophie Lancaster.

The film night is free and there will be free nibbles for anyone watching the films.

​Licensed bar and free parking.

Cult Cinema Sunday @ Moston Small Cinema
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday 6th March from 1pm is Cult Cinema Sunday and to kick it off we are showing 2 cult classic gory horrors, My Dear Killer and Ratman. Both are 18 cert. So definitely no children. Entry is donation at the venue. These films are kindly loaned to us from Fopp Manchester.

Cult Cinema Sunday @ Moston Small Cinema
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This Sunday March 20th at 1pm, For Cult Cinema Sunday we are showing Planet Terror, Cert 18 so no children and entry is by donation at the venue.

Licensed Bar and free parking available

Mod Films and Music @ Moston Small Cinema
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Mod Films and Music @ Moston Small Cinema | Manchester | United Kingdom

This Event will take place in Moston Small Cinema

Martin Freeman plays Small Faces singer Steve Marriott

Watch Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Hobbit) inhabit the role of mod music icon Steve Marriott in a new short film.


‘Midnight of My Life’ is set in July 1985 and while Rock and Roll’s great and good are strutting their stuff at Wembley for Live Aid, Steve Marriott is propping up the bar of a dingy pub in Putney waiting to play to a small crowd of boozers. While he waits for the rest of his band, bitter and drunk, an encounter with a young revival Mod restores Steve’s faith.

Phil Davis, best known as a British character actor of over 40 films from Quadrophenia to Vera Drake made his return to directing after 12 years to direct Freeman alongside Theo Barklem-Biggs (Kingsman: The Secret Service/The Inbetweeners Movie), Jack Baggs (Pride) and newcomer Elliot Brown.

Phil was coaxed back to directing by a script from new writer Nina Gersteberger and her producer Hatty Hodgson who met at London Film School.

Nina says of the script “Midnight is a film about integrity, about passion, about regrets and ultimately realising why you are doing what you are doing.”

Phil Davis said, “Steve Marriott was a brilliant songwriter, mean guitarist and had one of the all time great rock and roll voices. This little film is a fitting tribute to him and all the other talents who fell from grace but carried on playing because they loved it.”

A lifelong Marriott fan himself, Martin Freeman comments “Marriott has been a huge figure in my life since my teens. I think he had a funny relationship with fame and being a pop star, which I totally understand. I do a pretty mean Steve impression on left-handed air guitar, but miming right-handed with the real thing was a bit of a challenge!”


For further information or press enquiries please contact Hatty Hodgson:

Hatty Hodgson, Producer
Very Nice Joe Ltd. | +44(0)7708 956 898

Nina Gerstenberger – biography

Nina graduated with an MA in Screenwriting from the prestigious London Film School in 2008. Her writing has received award nominations at film festivals including Encounters International Film Festival and Kicks ‘n Flicks Football Film Festival.

In 2015 her short film script Midnight Of My Life about legendary musician Steve Marriott was produced, starring Martin Freeman and directed by Phil Davis.The film was shortlisted for a BAFTA and is successfully playing at various national and international film festivals.

A devoted music fan and musician herself, Nina also produced and directed a documentary about the vibrant mod scene in London today called We Are The Mods. More recently she has made a name for herself performing all over Manchester and producing various music videos for exciting new artists. Her debut single Miss Naysmith was released in 2015 and has been played on ALL FM and Salford City Radio.

Before the screening of Midnight of my Life, we will be screening another of Nina’s films, ‘We Are The Mods’.

WE ARE THE MODS explores London’s vibrant and cross-generational mod scene by taking a closer look at mod fashion, scootering, music and mod art. The film focuses on why people choose to be Mods and what being a Mod means to the individual. The doc features music by The Universal and Connett and interviews with Comedian Ian Moore, Small Faces & Mod expert John Hellier and The New Untouchables’ Rob Bailey.

Following both screenings, Nina & Special Guests will play a gig in the Small Cinema.

Tickets (£10, £6 concessions) can be purchased here:
Tickets will also be available on the door.

Free parking and Licensed bar.

Stretchy @ Moston Small Cinema
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Stretchy @ Moston Small Cinema | Manchester | United Kingdom

Hannah Martin is your everyday girl. She has a normal job (checkout girl), a lovely boyfriend (Rocky) and a cool best friend (Laura). After Rocky is attacked one night by a gang that is terrorizing Manchester, she decides she’s had enough and transforms herself into STRETCHY. With the help of her loyal best friend (Laura/Puma) and boyfriend (Rocky/The Jewel) and friends (Earth Girl & Machine Girl), Stretchy vows to put a stop to the gang and their leader SHADOW.

Link to tickets: Stretchy – Film Premiere Screening

This will also be a fundraising event.

Free parking and Licensed Bar.

The Madding Crowd’s Ep Launch Night @ Miners Community Arts and Music Centre
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Madding Crowd's Ep Launch Night @ Miners Community Arts and Music Centre | Manchester | England | United Kingdom

Our new EP ‘The 78th Bridge on the Rochdale Canal’ is released 26th November on all platforms. The EP launch gig is at The Miners Community Arts & Music Centre in Moston, north Manchester on the same date.

Tickets at now.

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Free Parking and Licensed Bar.​