4 films for music fans of all kinds at Storyhouse Cinema

1. A film for punks, rockers and rebels-at-heart: White Riot (15)

The untold story of a motley crew of punks who took a stand against racism is screening Saturday 19 September – Monday 21 September.

Britain, late-1970s. Punk is exploding. The country is deeply divided over immigration. The National Front is gaining strength. Outraged by a racist speech from Eric Clapton, music photographer Red Saunders writes a letter to the music press, calling for rock to be a force against racism…

Watch the trailer here:

2. A film for experimental music explorers: Max Richter’s Sleep (PG)

“A lullaby to a frenetic world” – Max Richter. Screening Wednesday 23 September – Thursday 24 September.

A meditative respite from the rush and chaos of the modern world, and a study of the universal experience of sleep that unites us all. This film follows acclaimed composer and musician Max Richter and artist and BAFTA winning filmmaker Yulia Mahr, as they navigate an ambitious performance of his celebrated 8-hour opus SLEEP at an open-air concert in Los Angeles.

★★★★ “Genuinely blissful” – Empire
★★★★ “A spellbinding tapestry of art, therapy and science” – Total Film
★★★★ “Beguiling” – The Guardian
★★★★ “Gorgeous” – The Times


3. A film for classic music and classic film fans:  Nosferatu with a Live Score (PG)

This cult horror classic will be screened in the Movie Theatre with a live solo musician accompanying the film.

Nosferatu (1922) is arguably the film that gave birth to the horror genre. Chris Green’s new score was commissioned by English Heritage for a live outdoor screening of the film at Dracula’s spiritual home of Whitby Abbey. The music is a haunting blend of electronic and acoustic instruments performed by the composer and combined with FW Murnau’s iconic images makes for a genuinely remarkable and unique cinematic experience.

Watch the trailer here:

Nosferatu: new score by Chris Green from GreenMatthews on Vimeo.


4. A film for Hollywood musical and dance lovers: The Red Shoes (U)

Matthew Bourne’s magical adaptation of the classic is set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann.

Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells especially for the big screen, Matthew Bourne’s ‘gorgeous take on the film classic’ (★★★★ The Times) comes to cinemas for the first time. Winner of two Olivier Awards, The Red Shoes is an ‘utterly enthralling’ (★★★★★ Daily Express) tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.

Watch the trailer here:

Find out more about what else is screening at Storyhouse Cinema here.