As we wait out Lockdown No. 2 and Storyhouse Cinema has temporarily closed (we’ll be back on Thursday 3 December!), we’ve teamed up again with some of our friends in the independent film world to keep you entertained this November. Bring excellent film into your home this November.
Curzon Home Cinema
Storyhouse audiences can get 15% off all new releases on the Curzon Home Cinema platform – you can find them in Curzon Home Cinema’s In Cinemas area here. To access the discount, use the code LOCKDOWN2 – it’s valid until Wednesday 2 December.
Former Storyhouse favourites Hope Gap and Memories of Murder, plus new released that were scheduled to screen in November at Storyhouse: Summer of ’85 and Shirley.
Modern Films are a UK-based, female-led film production, distribution and event cinema company, working with rising and established talent from around the world and bringing innovative stories to global audiences, with a particular emphasis on pressing social issues of our time through the power of cinema and cultural expression.
We’ve teamed up with them to set up Virtual Cinema Screenings. If you watch any of the films below, Storyhouse will benefit from the ticket sales.
A Perfectly Normal Family – available until 16 November.
Directed by Malou Reymann. In this Danish drama, Emma has a perfectly normal family until one day it turns out her dad, Thomas, is transgender. As Thomas becomes Agnete, both father and daughter struggle to hold on to what they had while accepting that everything has changed. IFFR 2020 – World Premiere & VPRO Big Screen Award.
Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klimt – available until 7 December
A documentary about a pioneering female artist. In her Stockholm studio, Hilma af Klint created 193 breathtaking abstract paintings long before Kandinsky (the supposed pioneer of abstract art) ever dreamed of it.
Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins – available until 7 December
With razor-sharp wit, outspoken journalist and firecracker Molly Ivins took on the good-ole-boy corruption in the political establishment. This six-foot, red-haired Texan found joy in reporting as one of the lone liberals in her deep-red state.
Luxor – available until 3 January
When British aid worker Hana (Andrea Riseborough) returns to the ancient city of Luxor, she meets former lover Sultan. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the present.
Amplify Online Film Festival
Storyhouse are also partnering with AMPLIFY! A 17-day online film festival co-curated by Bath, Brighton (Cinecity), Cambridge, and Cornwall film festivals. Running from 6-22 November, the programme includes more than 40 films – over 50% of which are directed by women. It includes previews, UK premieres, archive classics, shorts and documentaries, many accompanied by Q&A’s, as well as masterclasses and industry events.
A 10% discount on tickets is available with the code STORYYS (and Storyhouse will receive a 10% commission on every ticket sold too!)