Events, Screenings

LevFlix presents: “Boom for Real”

LevFlix is proud to present the documentary “Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat” (Certificate 15) on Sunday 28th April 2019 from 6 p.m. at Levenshulme Old Library, Cromwell Grove, M19 3QE. Find it on Google Maps.

This is a ticketed event. Full price tickets are £4.66, concessionary tickets £3.11 or you can help “pay it forward” with a solidarity ticket at £6.22 (all prices inc. booking fee). You can book tickets via Jumblebee here. 

LevFlix is a not-for-profit community cinema, run by volunteers. Any profit from this event will go directly to help fund future screenings. Tea and coffee will be available.

This is a certificate 15 film so there is strictly no admittance for anyone under the age of 15. Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.

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About the film:

Receiving its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, filmmaker Sara Driver’s exploration of the pre-fame years of the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, offers a window into his life and the City of New York, 1978-81, illustrating how the city, the times and the people around him informed the artist he became and shaped his vision.

A fresh perspective on the movements that touched and inspired him, as well as the influence a bankrupt, violent city had on this seminal artist, the film shows how Basquiat has become, over the years, the ultimate representation of this period, fed by its politics, the rise of both hip-hop and punk rock, race issues and the art scene itself.

In 1978, Jean-Michel was a teenager (18 years old), living on the street and sleeping on friends’ sofas in the East Village. He was shaped and formed by his friendships — those he influenced and those who influenced him. The crumbling City allowed them the freedom to discover and experiment with their work.

Events, Screenings

LevFlix presents: “Early Man”

LevFlix presents: “Early Man” (certificate PG, running time 88 minutes), a special matinee event for families during the school holidays.

The screening will take place on Friday 19th April 2019 from 11 a.m. at Levenshulme Old Library, Cromwell Grove, M19 3QE. Find it on Google Maps. 

This is a free event; donations are welcome to help cover the costs of the screening. No tickets or pre-booking required for this event.

Refreshments will be available and free fruit for children.

Children must be accompanied at all times by their parent or guardian.

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LevFlix and Chill – join us for a fundraising night on 22 March

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“LevFlix and Chill” at Levenshulme Old Library – join the LevFlix crew for a pie and a pint to raise money for the next stages of LevFlix community cinema. We’ll have music, a film quiz and a raffle with great prizes, as well as a cash bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.

Ticket includes entry into the quiz and your pie (vegetarian and vegan options available), and you can order your food when you book your ticket.
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Full price tickets are £7 plus booking fee, concessionary tickets are £5 plus booking fee or you can choose to “pay it forward” with a solidarity ticket at £8.50 plus booking fee.

Doors open at 7.30 p.m. Food served from 8.15 p.m. and the quiz will start at 9 p.m.  Strictly no admittance to under-18s. 

Food orders must be received by midday Wednesday 20th March, and there are only a limited number of tickets available, so we suggest booking early!

We’re looking forward to seeing you there and getting your ideas for the future of LevFlix.
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LevFlix on the radio

Did you hear us on the radio this week? It was lovely to be invited onto the very first show of Gigi & The Creatives on ALL FM . This show is a great opportunity for Manc creative types to come on and tell everyone about what they’re doing, spread the word! You can catch up with the show here and hear all about LevFlix’s next screening on 20th February.

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Britain on Film: South Asian Britain, a fascinating compilation of archive footage for Levflix’s February screening

Levflix’s February screening, “Britain on Film: South Asian Britain” is on Wednesday 20th February 2019 at Levenshulme Old Library, Cromwell Grove, Levenshulme, M19 3QE. Doors open at 7 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start. Entry is free, but please consider a donation towards the costs of this and future screenings. #communitycinema #nonprofit

Strictly no unaccompanied children. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available.

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“Britain on Film: South Asian Britain” (running time 90 minutes, certificate PG), is an amazing collection of archive footage exploring the history of Britain’s South Asian population during the 20th century.

In South Asian Britain you will:
See an unusually early study of London’s multiculturalism in 1924, as well as a festival at Britain’s first mosque and Indian regiments being mobilised for the Second World War.
Visit 1959 Indian Independence celebrations in Leicester, a beautiful Sikh wedding, and Asian fashion and jewellery workshops, with a discussion of the changing role of traditional dress.
Learn about the hostility faced by Bangladeshi migrants to ‘70s East End and the heartbreak of family estrangements due to immigration policies.
Watch as second generation youth in the 1980s explore the roots of their culture in music and dance, alongside deeper questions of what it means to be a young British Asian.

Showing life before and after British rule in South Asia, this compelling collection illustrates how the relationship between Britain and the region was made inextricable by Empire; its dissolution, and often painful legacy – and ultimately, how the South Asian diaspora in the United Kingdom has so gloriously and meaningfully enriched life in our country.

Watch the trailer here.

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Events, Screenings

Untouchable wins the vote for Levflix’s January comedy screening.

The winner of the vote for the January comedy screening is Untouchable, thank you to all who voted!

The screening is on Sunday 6th January 2019 at 5 p.m, at Levenshulme Old Library, Cromwell Grove, M19 3QE.

Tickets available on the door only and are £3 (£2 concessions). Refreshments provided. All proceeds go towards funding future screenings #nonprofit #communityled

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Stitching Palestine

Levflix’s November screening is “Stitching Palestine”, a documentary film by Carol Mansour.

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Twelve Palestinian women talk of their life before the Diaspora, their memories, lives and identity; all connected by the enduring thread of embroidery.

Resilient, determined and articulate women from disparate walks of life stitch together the story of their homeland, their dispossession, and their unwavering determination that justice will prevail. The individual weaves into the collective, yet remaining distinctly personal portraying a land whose position was fixed on the map of the world, and is now embroidered on its face.

Running time 78 minutes.

A free event, but please consider making a donation to help fund our screenings.

Friday 30th November 2018 7.30pm at Levenshulme Old Library, Cromwell Grove, M19 3QE.

Watch the trailer.

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Our thanks to Forward Film Production for their kind permission for us to screen this film.

This event is supported by Cinema for All, as part of their Launchpad Back to School support scheme.

 

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What do you want Levflix to screen?

People of Levenshulme (and beyond)! We want to know what matters to you about community cinema and what you want Levflix to screen in the future.

Please take 5 minutes to fill out our survey and let us know what you think. There is also a section to sign up for our newsletter and to get involved in the Levflix project (or you can contact us directly, if you prefer).

You can find the survey here.

Thank you!

Events, Screenings

Hotel Transylvania – Levflix Saturday Matinee

Our next event is a spooky(ish) Saturday matinee for families, “Hotel Transylvania” on Saturday 27th October 2018 from 11.30 am at Levenshulme Old Library, Cromwell Grove, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 3QE.

When monsters want to get away from it all, they go to Count Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) Hotel Transylvania, a lavish resort where they can be themselves without humans around to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula invites creatures like the Invisible Man, the Mummy and others to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez). However, an unforeseen complication unfolds when an ordinary human unwittingly crashes the party and falls in love with Mavis.

Certification: U        Running time: 91 mins

All children in fancy dress will receive a Halloween craft gift!

This is a free event but please consider making a donation if you can to help cover the costs of the screening. #nonprofit

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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