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Manchester Film Festival Announces Full Line-Up for 2017 Festival

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The Manchester Film Festival has announced the full line-up for its 2017 festival which will take place from 2 to 5 March at Odeon Printworks Manchester.

More than 90 films will be screened at the four day weekend festival, with confirmed special guest appearances from actor Timothy Spall, Karen Allen and Stef Dawson.

Three main strands form part of this year’s festival including a new RISING STARS strand which will showcase emerging talent from behind and in front of the independent camera...

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Interview: Director Steve Read Talks GARY NUMAN: ANDROID IN LA LA LAND

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Younger readers may not recongise Gary Numan by name but you’ll certainly know his music. The Godfather of electro pop, best known for his hits ARE ‘FRIENDS’ ELECTRIC? and CARS, is considered a pioneer in electronic pop music, influencing musicians like bands like Dave Grohl (of Foo Fighters and Nirvana) and Marilyn Manson as well as rock band Nine Inch Nails.

Director Steve Read admits that he knew little of Gary Numan before he went to see him perform at a music festival back in 2012...

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FDA Celebrates a Spectacular Summer of Cinema

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Spectacular line-up of feature films set to be released in UK cinemas this summer

Film fans are in for a treat this summer with a whopping 175 new films to be released between June and August.

From family favourites such as THE BFG, ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE and THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS to action-packed blockbusters such as STAR TREK BEYOND, JASON BOURNE and SUICIDE SQUAD, film fans will be spoilt for choice this summer when it comes to movies.

Summer typically marks a peak in cinemagoing by fam...

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Manchester Film Festival Opening Gala Night Switches Venue Due To Ticket Demand

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Venue changes from HOME to AMC Manchester due to pre-sale ticket demand

The Manchester Film Festival has been forced to change venues for its red carpet opening gala night due to pre-sale ticket demand.

The opening night gala was scheduled to take place at the new HOME venue on Thursday 3 March but demand for tickets has forced organisers to switch venues to the larger AMC Manchester at Great Northern.

“The response to pre ticket sales for Dennis Viollet – A United Man and also the presentati...

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DVD Release Date Confirmed For MACBETH

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STUDIOCANAL has confirmed the UK DVD release date for Justin Kurzel’s critically acclaimed adaptation of MACBETH.

Available from 1 February on DVD, Blu-Ray and Limited Edition Steelbook, MACBETH features the full feature length film as well as a host of DVD extras including an interview with Director Justin Kurzel, an exclusive ‘The Special Effects of ‘Macbeth feature and ‘re-imagining of a classic’, ‘Macbeth, Casualty of War’ and ‘Lady Macbeth’ featurettes.

Based on the famou...

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Manchester Film Festival Announce Venues for 2016

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HOME, Odeon Printworks, AMC, Great Northern Warehouse and Manchester Chambers of Commerce to host ManIFF 2016

Following the phenomenal success of its inaugural year, Manchester Film Festival (ManIFF) has announced the partnership venues for the 2016 Manchester Film Festival which will run from 3 – 6 March.

The newly opened HOME venue, along with the Odeon at the Printworks, AMC, Great Northern Warehouse and Manchester’s Chambers of Commerce will play host to ManIFF 2016, showcasing a huge ...

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Ben Wheatley In Talks For WAGES OF FEAR Remake

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British filmmaker Ben Wheatley is certainly hot property at the moment. With his film HIGH-RISE due to hit UK cinemas in February and his latest project FREE FIRE scoring a major international distribution deal, Wheatley is in demand. No surprise then that the director is in talks with producer David Lancaster to remake the classic thriller THE WAGES OF FEAR.

Wheatley is said to be in negotiations to co-write the project with his wife Amy Jump, as well as direct the feature for Rumble Films/TF1...

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Nominations Announced for Moët British Independent Film Awards 2015

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The nominations for the 2015 Moët British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) have been announced with THE LOBSTER, 45 YEARS, MACBETH, AMY, BROOKLYN, EX MACHINA, HIGH-RISE and SUFFRAGETTE all receiving nominations.

A total of 28 different British feature films have been nominated with the THE LOBSTER topping the list with 7 nominations for Best British Independent Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Producer of the Year. Colin Farrell is also nominated for Best Actor with nominations for Oliv...

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BFI #LFF 2015: Writer John Hodge talks THE PROGRAM

John Hodge attends the 'The Program' screening, during the BFI London Film Festival, at Vue Leicester Square on October 10, 2015. Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI.

John Hodge attends the ‘The Program’ screening, during the BFI London Film Festival, at Leicester Square on October 10, 2015. Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI.

Frankly My Dear talks to Writer John Hodge about THE PROGRAM

One film causing quite a stir at the 59th BFI London Film Festival is THE PROGRAM, a biographical drama about infamous pro cyclist Lance Armstrong who came back from testicular cancer to win the Tour de France seven times before finally confessing to using performance...

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BFI #LFF 2015: Danny Stack talks WHO KILLED NELSON NUTMEG?

Danny Stack (L) attends the 'Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?' red carpet during the BFI London Film Festival at Cineworld Haymarket on October 10, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for BFI)

Danny Stack (L) attends the ‘Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?’ red carpet during the BFI London Film Festival at Cineworld Haymarket on October 10, 2015. Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for BFI

Frankly My Dear caught up with writer/director Danny Stack at world premiere of WHO KILLED NELSON NUTMEG?

With 240 film screenings in 12 days, it takes a special kind of film to stand out from the crowd at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival...

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