Our North on the Big Screen

14 venues across the North to showcase Northern films and writers inspired by Great Exhibition of the North 

This Summer, Film Hub North brings a season of film, entitled Our North, to the region to spotlight the writers, directors and films of the North of England. Part of the British Film Institute’s Film Audience Network, Film Hub North’s ambition is to ensure access to independent film is available across Northern England. Film Hub North is managed by three of the region’s leading independent cinemas: Showroom in Sheffield; Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle, and HOME in Manchester.

Sally Folkard, Our North Lead and Strategic Manager for Film Hub North said:

“In a year when the spotlight is on this part of the country, this is an exciting time to celebrate ‘northern-ness’ in our film clubs, indie cinemas, arts venues and community cinemas all across the North of England. It’s an opportunity for visitors to the North and local audiences to see films that explore, celebrate and foreground the region as a whole, as well as see films very specific to their own communities.”

Part of the Great Exhibition of the North “Inspired By” programme, the season runs all summer and includes films such as:

  • Rita, Sue & Bob Too, directed by Alan Clarke, and shown at They Eat Culture on 7th August at 7:30pm
  • The Gamekeeper, directed by Ken Loach, and shown at Showroom Cinema on 16th August at 6:10pm
  • Looks and Smiles, directed by Ken Loach, and shown at Square Chapel Arts on 25th August at 8pm
  • Red, White and Zero, directed by Lindsay Anderson, and shown at HOME on 29th August at 6:30pm
  • 24 Hour Party People, directed by Michael Winterbottom, and shown at Leigh Film Society on 31st August at 7:30pm

Film Programme Manager of They Eat Culture, Dan Thomas commented: 

“This is a great year for the North of England and we are very keen to make sure that the films of the North are represented and seen by as many visitors to the region as possible. Here at They Eat Culture we are excited to be showing Rita, Sue and Bob Too by Alan Clarke, which portrays working-class Yorkshire life realistically, boldly and, by turns, seriously and light-heartedly.”

Film-lovers are invited to celebrate Northern-ness on screen this summer, as part of Great Exhibition of the North’s “Inspired By” programme. For more details, please visit: https://filmhubnorth.org.uk