Brian W. Lavery talks to director Sean McAllister, the man behind a documentary revealing the flip side of his home town’s UK City of Culture year. A Northern Soul follows a factory worker’s struggle to pursue what seems like an impossible cultural dream.Read the full story..
The startling, powerful and often bleak Oldham-set debut film by Dan Kokotajlo, a Tameside-born director, explores the fall-out of renouncing a family religion and motherhood.Read the full story..
In recent years, the music documentary seems to have come into its own, germinating out between the paving stone formula of talking head hindsight and nostalgia, proliferating like weeds of unexpected empathy and wasteland beauty.Read the full story..
There’s trouble in the water for the residents of Amity Island as swimmers are picked apart by a great white shark.Read the full story..
Manchester was the birthplace of the women’s suffrage movement so it was fitting that, on International Women’s Day, in the centenary of the first women to be given the vote (but only those over 30, mind, and if they owned property), the Pankhurst Trust held a special showing of the 2015 film Suffragette.Read the full story..
There’s an old saying in China that ‘women hold up half the sky’.Read the full story..
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A press release arrives. "The big winner of the Brussels best prawn croquette contest has been determined." Astonishingly, this is not a spoof.