Last year we began curating film screenings at Leeds’ Gallery at Munro House, in partnership with the gallery, to compliment the diverse range work exhibited there each month. Initial screenings were a big success, with events selling out and audiences showing a keen appetite for the films being shown. So, here we are with even further screenings for the coming year.
In additional to our upcoming Nordic Season, we have four months of Cine164 film nights for your consideration and this year, as well as a programme inspired by planned exhibitions, we’ll be showcasing work by artists who have come to cinema from other disciplines such as photography, illustration and fashion design.
Screening alongside an exhibition of Sam Shendi & Sara Pope latest works, A Single Man details a day in the life of an English professor (Colin Firth) one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, unable to cope with his typical routine in 1960s Los Angeles.
Written for the screen and directed by fashion designer Tom Ford, A Single Man is a stylish portrait of loss, with memorable supporting performances from Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode.
Following the movements of football superstar Zinedine Zidane, considered by many to be the great player of all time, during the Real Madrid vs. Villareal from April 23, 2005, this art film gives a refreshing approach to the documentary form.
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait screens alongside an exhibition of Paul Digby’s portraits prior to a series for workshops led by the artist himself.
In April, to compliment Justin Slee’s latest exhibition, in collaboration with Northern Ballet, we screen First Position which follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.
An elegant, detailed study of food as avant-garde art, El Bulli: Cooking in Progress is fascinating documentary is a tasty peek at some of the world’s most innovative and exciting cooking; as Adrià himself puts it, “the more bewilderment, the better!”
Tickets for all the film screenings listed about are available now over at our online ticket office. For further details of upcoming exhibitions at Gallery at Munro House head over to their website now.
See you at a screening soon.