Things might be hotting up outside, but with the return of Cinema in the City this summer is about to get hotter. And the Liverpool film festival has quite the film programme. If you’re looking for a change of scenery from your usual cinema screen indoors, then this event which takes place in unique Liverpool locations and presented by FACT Liverpool has quite the treat in store.
Taking place at Carnival Brewery and Scale during June and July, Cinema in the City presents a programme showcasing the best contemporary film, as well as putting a spotlight on emerging talent from local filmmakers. Cinema in The City returns to Liverpool with its biggest programme yet complete with more award winners, foreign features and recent releases including a Liverpool Pride collaboration and a special Disney family favourite with all tickets just £3.
June screenings will take place at the tasting room at Carnival Brewing Company, the local brewery based in front of the Princes Dock and cinemagoers can enjoy a range of carefully crafted beers including IPA, barrel aged ale, lager and stout. Wolf & Cub Tacos (Thursday and Friday) and The Gluten Free Pie Company (Saturday) will be onsite serving up delicious meals to tuck into, making sure nobody goes hungry whilst watching some of the best contemporary films.
Thursday night (June 23) sees Julia Garner of Inventing Anna and Ozark star alongside Matthew Macfadyen of Succession in The Assistant, a film inspired by the real life stories shared during #MeToo. Friday’s feature is the recently released Casablanca Beats, an exhilarating portrait of aspiring hip-hop artists which played in competition at Cannes.
On Saturday (June 25), Cinema in the City will be hosting a busy double bill, kicking off with a matinee screening of the award winning and beautifully understated feature The Quiet Girl, followed by the unmissable French language film Paris, 13th District, a modern story of love and life, in the evening. The final screening at Carnival Brewery on June 26 will be 1960s French musical and romantic film The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
July screenings will take place at Scale, a unique location situated in the the up and coming Fabric District. Film fans will be kept well fed by Fig and the Wild, who put together tasty, innovative and creative happenings, telling stories through food and fun.
Thursday night (July 14) sees the critically acclaimed Everything Went Fine take over the big screen, directed by one of the most important directors in French cinema, François Ozon. Friday’s feature is a special collaboration with Liverpool Pride who will be screening Rurangi, an authentic and emotional tale of gender, racial and sexual identity in modern day New Zealand.
Saturday’s (July 16) matinee brings family film to the programme for the first time with Disney favourite Pete’s Dragon and tickets for the screening are just £3 each for all. The final feature of the weekend is the French language film Playground, a remarkable child’s-eye view of bullying that has earned rave reviews.
For the full programme and to book tickets head to the FACT Liverpool website here.