This Sunday 16th March 2014 @4pm
Free Cult Film Night
This weeks Cult Film is Taxi Driver
Free Parking and Licensed bar
EMBRACE – MAGNETIC NORTH + A WITH BAND MEMBERS AT MOSTON SMALL CINEMA
EMBRACE, one of the biggest bands of the 2000’s are coming back after a 7 year hiatus with a brand new album called EMBRACE, scheduled for release in the UK on April 28th, 2014. After recently announcing their return, Yorkshire 5-piece Embrace, have produced the wonderful MAGNETIC NORTH – 50 minutes of exclusive footage of the band performing the new album in full during the recording sessions with the addition of an exclusive non-album track and three bonus acoustic tracks.
The Screening at Moston Small Cinema will be accompanied by a live Q&A with band MEMBERS.
With 3 number one albums, 6 top ten singles, sold out arena shows, over 2.5 million UK album sales and their last record achieving both #1 album and #2 single, Embrace were on the crest of a wave when they suddenly vanished without a trace. But now they are back with a new single and a fantastic new album conveying a more raw and darker sound whilst still keeping their signature anthems and huge choruses.
Embrace are brothers singer Danny McNamara and guitarist Richard McNamara, bassist Steve Firth, keyboardist Mickey Dale and drummer Mike Heaton and the band recorded the new record in their own studio in Halifax over the last three years.Last month, Embrace performed 4 intimate shows in Scotland and have recently announced a 10-date UK tour in May including two headline shows at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire with the tour kicking off in Liverpool on 9th May. The first London show sold out in minutes with a second night added straight away followed by further sell-outs in Manchester, Leeds & Liverpool.
An exhibition of 15 watercolours by Antonio Guerrero showing life in solitary confinement to mark 15 years imprisonment of the Cuban 5 is being held at the Moston Miners Community Arts and Music Centre from Saturday 17th May – 31st May 2014 9am – 5pm Monday – Saturday.
On opening night, Saturday 17th May at 6pm in Moston Small Cinema, there will be a series of speakers and a Free film showing of ‘The Cuban Wives’, a documentary by Alberto Antonio Dandolo.
Friday 5th, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th September 2014 @ 8.00pm
Friday tickets – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/282778
Saturday tickets – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/282779
Sunday tickets – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/282780
Magnolia Pictures, September Gurls Productions In Association with
Ardent Studios, The Group Entertainment & Omnivore Entertainment Group Present
A MAGNOLIA PICTURES RELEASE
BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME
A film by Drew DeNicola & Olivia Mori
2012 SXSW Film Festival
2012 BFI London Film Festival
2012 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
2012 DOC NYC
2012 Indie Memphis: Winner – Best Documentary Feature
2013 Full Frame Film Festival – Closing Night Film
2013 Seattle International Film Festival
2013 Glasgow Film Festival – Closing Night Film
2013 Canadian Music Week Festival – Winner: Best Film
BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME is a feature-length documentary about legendary Memphis band Big Star. While mainstream success eluded them, Big Star’s three albums have become critically lauded touchstones of the rock music canon. A seminal band in the history of alternative music, Big Star has been cited as an influence by artists including REM, The Replacements, Belle & Sebastian, Elliot Smith and Flaming Lips, to name just a few. With never-before-seen footage and photos of the band, in-depth interviews and a rousing musical tribute by the bands they inspired, BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME is a story of artistic and musical salvation.
ABOUT THE FILM
Among many ardent music fans and critics the band, Big Star, is widely regarded as one of the greatest bands in rock history. Never experiencing popular success in their time; even today their greatest notoriety is from their song, “In the Street” the title theme for the Fox sitcom, That 70s Show. But despite their unique distinction of being famous for not being famous, today Big Star’s influence can be heard in the music of artists as diverse as R.E.M., The Replacements, Wilco, Beck, Jeff Buckley and Elliot Smith, just to name a few.
BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME traces the origins and history of the legendary band from the late sixties with lead singer Alex Chilton sky-rocketing to stardom at the age of sixteen with The Box Tops and their #1 hit, “The Letter” to the serendipitous meeting of Chilton and local Memphis singer-songwriter-guitarist, Chris Bell; through the tumultuous recording of the group’s three landmark albums, #1 Record, Radio City and Third/Sister Lovers (Ardent Records); culminating with their implosion due to failed record sales, personal breakdowns and the tragic death of Chris Bell in 1978.
This film is a unique portrait of an incredibly talented group of musicians who crafted three albums now considered pop masterpieces (all of which charted on Rolling Stone’s Top 500 albums of all time). The group strived for stardom but fell victim to the corporate stranglehold of the major record labels and radio stations who dominated the music business at that time. BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME is seen as a cautionary tale of the growing corporatization in pop music in the 70’s as great American independent labels like Memphis-based STAX (Ardent’s distributor), were swallowed whole or marginalized by the music conglomerates. Artists whose musical vision and style were not deemed worthy of radio play were doomed to obscurity until many were discovered by a new breed of musical upstarts who arose from places like CBGB’s in New York and in college towns throughout America. Eventually aligning under the term “Punk Rock,” the movement by the late 1970’s sought to topple corporate control over the music industry and remind the world what rock and roll is all about. It was the leaders of this movement—bands such as REM, The dB’s, The Replacements–and the passion of many frustrated music writers at such publications as Rolling Stone, Creem, and Musician Magazine who brought about Big Star’s resurrection and eventually defined the term “alternative music,” articulating a genre lying outside of the mainstream and brimming with the vitality and soul on which rock and roll was built.
Saturday 11th October – Friday 17th October 2014, United We Fall ‘Exclusive Previews’
Screenings 3pm and 8pm Daily
Tickets £5.00 Matinees £8.00 Evening Don’t miss these Exclusive Previews!
Certificate (15) 85 minutes
‘Exclusive Preview’ of ‘United We Fall’ at Moston Small Cinema
Q&A with the Director on Saturday Evening after the screening plus Special Guests.
United We Fall is a mockumentary about 5 football mates who played for the biggest football club in Manchester – the team David Beckham played for – and had the incredible chance to become heroes and make history. All they had to do was win the last 3 games of the 2010 season. Olly Hunter is slightly more interested in his looks and brands than his football. Danny Keegan is a vehement socialist despite earning 150,000 pounds a week. Stevo Keegan is a cheeky c*** – in his own words. A practical joker from Sunderland, he has absolutely no boundaries. Kwasi “Modo” Amoako was brought in from Ghana to help the team win. He has a voracious sexual appetite. Until he converts to Islam just before the FA Cup Final. Kurtzie is a German goalkeeper who hates racism, loves extreme danger and has a 100% foolproof system for saving penalties.
Their story is helped along by the Prime Minister, a possibly corrupt FIFA official and a foxy PR assistant who all shed light on what exactly happened in those 2 weeks. Homophobia, racism, adultery and plain old stupidity still haunt “the beautiful game”.
Could these five “ordinary lads” make history? No they bloomin’ couldn’t. So they re-unite over a formal lunch with their partners to work out what went wrong – and some very surprising secrets spill out.
Starring Jack Donnelly (Atlantis), Robert Portal (The Kings Speech) and a troupe of rising British comic stars, United We Fall is devised, directed and produced by Gary Sinyor (Leon the Pig Farmer, Stiff Upper Lips, The Bachelor, Retreat).
Search for www.wegottickets.com and type in United We Fall and each screening will be displayed, select the one you want to attend.
Still The Enemy Within is a brand new Award-Winning documentary that gives a unique insight into one of history’s most dramatic events: the 1984-85 British Miners’ Strike. No experts. No politicians. Thirty years on, this is the raw emotional story of those who drove Britain’s longest strike.
The film weaves stunningly edited archive footage of the strike and never-before-seen interviews with the real key players of the strike: the miners themselves. Accompanied by a soulful, timely soundtrack, Still The Enemy Within brought audiences to tears with a two-minute standing ovation at the Sheffield Documentary Festival, where it won the festival’s prestigious Audience Award.
Still The Enemy Within is ultimately a universal tale of ordinary people standing up for what they believe in. It challenges us to look again at our past so that in the words of one miner, “we can still seek to do something about the future”.
‘One of the year’s best documentaries so far – Really stirring stuff’ The Quietus
‘*****Elegant and straightforward’ David James, We’ve Got This Covered
‘This was a moving tale, brought brilliantly to life by some incredible archive footage’. The Reel Deal
‘***** Thought-provoking and unforgettable’ ZOO
‘**** Eye-opening, often moving, sometimes funny…… This is a crucial, sober and surprisingly affirming film about then, and now’ The New Internationalist
The celebrated lyricist, Edwyn Collins could only say two phrases after waking up: ‘Grace Maxwell’ and ‘The Possibilities Are Endless’. This is the incredible story of Collins, a songwriter who had the contents of his mind effectively deleted after experiencing a stroke.
Placed inside Edwyn’s mind, we embark on a remarkable journey from the brink of death back to language, music, life and love.
With the help of his wife Grace, Edwyn submerges himself in a landscape of memories, as he tries to unlock the story of his past. More than a story of determination against all odds; it is an intimate and life-affirming tale of rediscovery.
The first the world heard of Edwyn Collins was in February 1980 with the release of ‘Falling And Laughing’, the debut single by his band, Orange Juice.
It would be another two decades before Edwyn and his band’s endeavours would be belatedly recognised as a key foundation stone for indie music, particularly in Scotland where Primal Scream, Belle And Sebastian and Franz Ferdinand would all follow, and acknowledge, Orange Juice’s trailblazing example.
In the interim, Edwyn took Orange Juice into the Top 10 with 1983’s Rip It Up, perhaps the epitome of their Velvets/Chic punk-funk hybrid, complete with Buzzcocks-homage guitar solo. Edwyn immediately embarked on a solo career, though it would be ten years before he found himself back on Top Of The Pops with 1995’s iconic ‘A Girl Like You’.
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.
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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.
Free parking and Licensed bar.
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.