Phoenix Fringe choose two films a month to be shown at the Phoenix Cinema. These include screenings of independent, foreign language and classic films, documentaries and art house cinema, giving an opportunity to see a selection of these high quality movies on the big screen. It’s not a club – screenings are open to the public and everyone is welcome. You can suggest films you would like to see at Phoenix Fringe and keep up to date with screenings through their facebook page.
See below for the upcoming Phoenix Fringe films:
PETERLOO 151 mins Cert. 12A
Thurs 10 January: 1pm & 8pm
An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history.
The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.
The new film from Mike Leigh, starring Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peak and Neil Bell.
UTØYA – JULY 22 97 mins Cert. 15
Thurs 24 January: 1pm & 8:30pm
Norwegian dramatisation of the real-life terrorist attack on the student summer camp island of Utøya in 2011. This extremely powerful film follows student Kaja in real time as she tries to find her younger sister as the events unfold.
Please note – there are often no adverts shown before Fringe screenings, particularly before the evening shows, so please make sure you are seated by the advertised start time of each film.
For information on forthcoming National Theatre Live, opera and ballet shows click here.