News Event Movies | Written by Martin Unsworth 22/04/2021

Manchester’s HOME Plans REVERSE GAZE Season

As we eagerly await the return to physical cinema screenings, HOME, the Manchester culture venue, has announced a season that includes several films that will be of interest to STARBURST readers.

The Reverse Gaze: Filmmaking on Screen is a 13-film collection that focuses on the art of making movies, ‘from the power struggles and self-doubt via dark secrets and chaos to artistic triumph’.

Titles that stand out as must-sees for us are Mank, a rare chance to see David Fincher’s film of development of the screenplay for Citizan Kane on the big screen; Michael Powell’s fabulous Peeping Tom, which caused outrage when it was released in 1960 and essentially ended the famous director’s career. Still chilling to this day, it’s a masterpiece of voyeuristic cinema. François Truffaut’s classic Day for Night stars the director himself, having trouble with his cast while filming a melodrama. Eddie Murphy plays cult star Rudy Ray Moore in Dolemite is My Name, another movie we can’t wait to see again in a cinema setting. Hugely successful on the festival circuit, Shinichiró Ueda’s One Cut of the Dead is destined to wow audiences once more.

The climax of the season sees a preview screening of Prano Bailey-Bond’s highly anticipated Censor, which is set in 1985, during the ‘video nasty’ scare. Prano will in attendance and will be taking part in a Q&A following the film.

For more information of the season and booking tickets, head over to homemcr.org.