Film Events at FACT

A little reminder that as well as showing the mainstream films, the Picturehouse Cinema at FACT plays host to loads of Independent film viewings, special film nights, Q & As with producers and other movie people etc.

Here’s a couple of interesting upcoming events…

Christmas Community Film Night with Chris Shepherd
Wednesday 08 Dec 2010 at 7:30pm

FACT and tenantspin have invited Liverpool-born, BAFTA-nominated filmmaker, Chris Shepherd to present the world premiere of his new short film, Bad Night For The Blues. The film is a poignant and humorous tale set in Liverpool that chronicles the thorny relationship between a young man and his raucous aunty, during a drink-fuelled evening
where bingo meets alcohol-induced excess. Based on the filmmaker’s own experiences,  Chris and members of the cast will be in attendance to talk about this autobiographical tale. The event will be accompanied by mince pies and a short film.

The event is free, but booking is essential.

Running Order:
Broken Jaw (1997)
World Championship Stare Out Final
Who I am and What I Want (co-directed with David Shrigley, 2005)
Bad Night for the Blues (Premiere, 2010)
Q&A – panel discussion with Anfield-born director Chris Shepherd, and two of the stars from is new film Bad Night for the Blues, legendary Liverpool-born actress Jean Boht who was made famous when she appeared in the role of Nellie Boswell in Carla Lane’s Bread series on the BBC (1986-1991), and the actor, Keiran Lynn.
The conversation will be chaired by Laura Yates, Omar Kholeif and members of tenantspin.


Classic Tuesday: Funny Games – Dual Experiment
Tuesday 14 Dec 2010 at 6:30pm

Come and see Michael Haneke’s Funny Games (1997) in a special split-screen format showcasing both the original film, and the American remake produced a decade later.

Michael Haneke’s classic psychological thriller about two young men who hold a family hostage, and torture them with sadistic games for their amusement. But instead of gory violence, this beautifully crafted masterpiece of German cinema, utilizes Brechtian devices to push the viewer to the limits.  For the first time, the German version of the film will be screened as part of a dual-screen screen projection, alongside the 2007 American remake, also directed by Haneke. Presenting double the thrills, and double the action, this screening is set to be an un-missable event.

The screening serves as the launch of a new book called The Cinema of Michael Haneke: Europe Utopia (Wallflower / Columbia University Press) by Ben McCann and David Sorfa (eds.). The event will be accompanied with a special discussion by David Sorfa, Senior Lecturer in Film at Liverpool John Moores University