A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy.
A 1960 French documentary film directed by François Reichenbach about his travels around the USA.
Richard Linklater's hangout classic Slacker turns 30 this year, and with it, the real-life parallels grow more curious. Conspiracy theorists often are those hiding in plain sight, finds Daniel Broadley
‘Growth comes from discomfort’— Director Kate Ryan Brewer Discusses ‘Knots: A Forced Marriage Story’
“I tend to think of myself as being connected to issues, and I care deeply about a range of issues, but I had no idea that forced and child marriage was still happening in the United States.”
As independent filmmaker Kate Ryan Brewer recalls what motivated her to make her debut feature documentary, I was reminded of a quote Kate used in her TED Talk from a US legislator as to why legal loopholes allowing child marriage should not be closed:
“If she’s old enough to have sex, she’s old enough t...
The Manchester International Film Festival always showcases a fine selection of international documentaries. This year, however, on my way into the screen to see Knots: A Forced Marriage Story, I was met by a friendly American woman handing out pieces of red thread. She was the mother of one of the filmmakers, she told me, and that each piece of thread had three knots in it, representing the three shocking journeys we were about to be taken on.
The forced marriage of children and women is not...
Of those who grew up in the late-1990s to early-2000s, many will remember Shia LaBeouf as the star of kids TV comedy Even Stevens and, later, the Transformers movies. In recent years, however, most will remember him for his off-screen antics, which includes a number of arrests for alcohol-induced public order offences and oddball performance art.
Best known for his roles in The Inbetweeners and Friday Night Dinner, Simon Bird has delivered a smashing feature debut that will leave you both laughing and crying.
Adapted from the graphic novel of the same name by Joff Winterhart, Days of the Bagnold Summer has somewhat flown under the radar since first screening at the BFI London Film Festival back in October.
The coming of age story focuses on the rocky relationship between 15-year-old heavy metal enthusiast Daniel (Earl Cave – that’s Ni...
Nick Rowland’s directorial feature debut takes us to rural Ireland, where a morally conflicted ex-boxer turned drug gang enforcer questions his loyalty when asked to make his first hit.
Produced by Michael Fassbender’s DMC Film and Film 4, Calm With Horses is an unwavering debut feature film from director Nick Rowlands.
Despite a number of cliches prevalent in an infinite number of crime dramas (namely, the morally conflicted tough guy with an ex-girlfriend and child who wants to ‘get out of ...
After 20 years in the business and sweeping the Oscars, Above The Line present two of Bong Joon-ho’s earlier films in The Pink Room at YES on Sunday 15th March.
Bong Joon-ho is the name still fresh in the minds of cinephiles across the world. He’s been in the business for over 20 years, but it was back in May last year when his magnum opus Parasite began making ripples at the Cannes Film Festival, ripples which would take him on a journey to take the world by storm and sweep this years’ Oscar...
Along with their selection of international premieres and new documentaries, the Manchester International Film Festival is bringing back this lot of golden oldies from the year 2000 to the big screen.
There have been some standout years in the history of cinema: 2007 brought us modern masterpieces in There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men, 1999 saw the releases of The Matrix, Being John Malkovich and Magnolia, and 1960 birthed such classics as Psycho, Spartacus and La Dolce Vida.