A new cinematic experience by FACT will bring the best in new, independent film to extraordinary places across Liverpool.
Launching in August 2021 and supported by Film Hub North, Cinema in the City gives film fans a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience critically-acclaimed and award-winning films against the backdrop of the city’s iconic architecture. Recognising Liverpool’s local talent and rich film history, discover shorts by up-and-coming local filmmakers before the premiere and enjoy food and drink served by the city’s much-loved independents.
FACT presents Cinema in the City at Cotton Exchange Rooftop Garden. Watch 3 recently released critically-acclaimed indie films in an open-air environment. This month’s food and drink partner is Maray who will be serving up their renowned and well-loved Middle Eastern-inspired menu.
BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKETS
Friday 13 August, 18:00
In the semi-constructed circumstances of the compellingly ambiguous Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets, director brothers Bill and Turner Ross tap into the community spirit that local bars engender and the real connections people make in unexpected places. It’s the last night ever at the Roaring 20s cocktail lounge, and all’s fair in boozy truths and wavy fictions.
Saturday 14 August, 18:00
Francis Lee follows up God’s Own Country with Ammonite, a film that is every bit as immersive, tactile and emotionally powerful, aided by the devastatingly good Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan. In this fictionalised account of the life of 19th century palaeontologist Mary Anning, Winslet plays the pioneering scientist with Ronan as the gentlewoman who falls in love with her while staying in Mary’s beloved Lyme Regis.
Sunday 15 August, 18:00
Could it be that we are the things we don’t forget? In director Christos Nikou’s Apples, Aris, a solitary man in his late thirties, becomes a victim of an unexplained surge of memory loss disorders in his city and is forced to confront his severe amnesia through an experimental new treatment.