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. Highlights include the UK premiere of THE JOURNEY IS THE DESTINATION starring Ben Schnetzer, CREEDMORIA starring Stef Dawson, UK micro budget feature ACROSS THE RIVER by Warren Malone and HUNTER GATHERER by first time director Joshua Locy starring Andre Royo.
The festival’s second strand BE WHO YOU ARE SAY WHAT YOU FEEL which is inspired by the Dr Seuss quote of “…because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind” will champion films that portray themes of acceptance and freedom. Highlights include Brazilian feature PUBLIC INTIMACY, the UK premiere THE BLACK PRINCE starring Jason Flemyng, STANLEY A MAN OF VARIETY starring Timothy Spall and documentary feature DAS WASSUP.
The popular WOMEN IN FILM strand also makes a welcome return with a selection of 30 plus films by female directors, including Hollywood legend KAREN ALLEN’s debut A TREE, A ROCK, A CLOUD, the world premiere of ALFIE BOE – ON THE WHEELS OF A DREAM by Lisa Edwards and IN SEARCH OF PERFECT CONSONANCE by Oscar winner and MANIFF15 Alumni Ruby Yang.
he 2017 Manchester Film Festival will take place from 2 to 5 March at Odeon Printworks Manchester. Check out the full official selection here and let us know what films you’re looking forward to seeing by tweeting us at @FranklyMyDearUK.