Movies: 4 classic film screenings in Liverpool this March
Catch a classic film on the big screen around Liverpool in March. There’s something for everyone as a host of old favourites are being shown.
Curated by Natasha Young
17 March | Bombed Out Church
How about marking St Patrick’s Day with a screen classic in one of Liverpool’s much-loved landmarks?
On 17 March the Bombed Out Church will show popular 1991 film ‘The Commitments’, which tells the story of the rise and fall of a Dublin soul band.
Blending music, comedy and drama, the 15-rated movie stars Robert Arkins in the role of Jimmy Rabbitte, who sets about assembling the group.
Tickets for the screening of the Irish hit – an adaptation of the book by Roddy Doyle – can be purchased online from the venue in advance, and a fully licenced bar will be on hand to serve audience members.
Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs
7 March | Bluecoat
With Beatles legend George Harrison as a producer and provider of incidental music, and John Hurt in the lead role, the 1974 film ‘Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs’ comes with plenty of star quality.
Meanwhile its story of art student Malcolm, who is expelled from Oldham Art School and at war with ‘the Eunarchy’ of social conformists and sexual timidity, is a fit for Bluecoat’s programme alongside its ‘The Art Schools of North West England’ exhibition.
Head to the historic Liverpool city centre arts centre, which has teamed up with Empty Spaces Cinema, to catch a screening of the 1974 Berlin Film Festival award-winning movie.
Tickets can be booked in advance.
8 March | Merseyside Maritime Museum
There’s a chance to see Glenn Close’s Oscar-nominated performance in ‘Albert Nobbs’ on International Women’s Day, as Merseyside Maritime Museum hosts a screening as part of its programme to mark the occasion.
The award-winning 2011 film is set in 19th Century Dublin and focuses on lonely hotel butler Albert, who is hiding a secret until he meets Hubert, who has secrets of his own.
Janet McTeer also stars in the film, which is free to watch at the Albert Dock museum from 2-4pm.
18 March | FACT
Directed by Hideo Nakata, Japanese horror film ‘Ring’ is credited with redefining the horror movie genre and inspiring a run of remakes and imitations.
The 1998 original masterpiece remains a firm favourite among fans of scary films though, and is being given a one-off big screen outing by Liverpool’s Picturehouse at FACT.
Catch the chilling 15-rated film, which mixes Japanese folklore with anxieties about the spread of technology, as it centres on a videotape with a supposed killer curse.