FACT’s new Cinema In The City program hosts film screenings in hidden spots in Liverpool
The last tickets are now available for Cinema in The City, a brand new program of weekend film screenings in hidden spots of Liverpool.
The new program, presented by FACT, will bring together the best of independent filmmaking while showcasing the emerging talents of local filmmakers with food and drink from locally renowned restaurant, Maray.
Screenings summer kicks off Friday, August 13 in the beautiful and historic Cotton Exchange Rooftop Garden with outdoor screenings of Bloody nose, empty pockets, Ammonite, Apples, the murder of two lovers, rare and stray beasts.
The Grade II listed building on Ormond Street is a short walk from Liverpool One and Liverpool’s famous waterfront and this will be the first-ever movies to be shown on the building’s roof.
Film buffs will enjoy a unique and unique opportunity to experience an entire weekend of critically acclaimed films against the backdrop of the city’s iconic architecture. Middle Eastern-inspired dishes and drinks will be provided by the locally renowned restaurant, Maray, which will host its own pop-up food stall.
The inaugural weekend will give moviegoers across Liverpool the opportunity to rediscover cinema and see some of the best releases missed in 2020 due to the city’s extended cinemas shutdowns.
This will be one of the first times audiences will be able to see the highly anticipated and BAFTA nominated Ammonite, alongside Apple after its premiere at the 77th Venice International Film Festival last September and Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets which finally does. its appearance on the big screen after a streaming release last year.
The following weekend, the critically acclaimed The Killing of Two Lovers screened, Billie Piper’s directorial debut in her all-new anti-rom-com comedy Rare Beasts, and ended the weekend. in style, the award-winning Stray, who takes the audience on a journey through Istanbul through the eyes of three stray dogs.
FACT recognizes that Liverpool is an inherently cinematic city, serving as a filming location for many films and TV series, while also home to many artists and filmmakers who are making their debut in the industry. Supporting local cinema and talent is at the heart of FACT and Cinema in The City will offer future local filmmakers an exciting opportunity to present their own short films to an audience of passionate film lovers before each screening.
Film buffs will enjoy a selection of short films from the next generation of filmmakers with Hair Salons in Levenshulme by Kamran Ali & Martha Lineham, You make me weak in my knees by Joseph Wilson and Teddy bear by Milda Baginskaite screened throughout the first weekend. Size New by Mason McLeod and Ewan McVey, To live in by Maisie Aveston and Beyond the frame by Emilia Hargreaves will be screened throughout the second weekend.
Cinema in the City at the Cotton Exchange Rooftop Garden runs from Friday August 13 through Sunday August 15 and continues the following weekend from Friday August 20 through Sunday August 22 with screenings each day. Keep an eye out later in the year for more dates and announcements about new locations, exciting movies, and local food and drink traders.
Cinema in the City is presented by FACT and supported by Film Hub North with funding from the National Lottery on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network. This event is presented in partnership with Bruntwood.
FACT is funded by Arts Council England, Liverpool City Council and supported by Culture Liverpool.