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The Manchester Modernist Society, the North West Film Archive and Manchester Metropolitan University Geography are pleased to bring to Manchester Art Gallery a curated programme of archive films charting the transformation of the North West landscape through the aspirations of 20th Century dreamers, citizens and planners.
Every third Thursday of the month we will present a film screening from 6pm in the City Art Gallery Lecture Theatre on Mosley Street, central Manchester. A specialist presenter will introduce each screening, followed by informal questions and answers.
Each event is free, but pre-registration is essential as places are strictly limited. Refreshments will be available for purchase in the cafe.
A City Speaks
Paul Rotha’s film, commissioned in 1943 and released in 1947, gives a unique insight into the City at that time, and how the City Fathers perceived the immediate and longer-term future for the people of Manchester – the Manchester Plan. "What is a City but the People?"
Introduced by Professor (emeritus) Alan Kidd, Manchester Centre for Regional History at Manchester Metropolitan University – research focus on the development of modern Manchester and its region.
Upcoming Programme Below
The Changing Face of Salford
Mike Goodger's trilogy of films capturing the clearance and reconstruction of Ordsall in the late 1960s
Introduced by Mike Goodger, former Sociology lecturer at University of Salford
introduced by Professor Steve Hawley, Manchester School of Art
Modernity, municipalism and light: 100 years of Blackpool Illuminations
Introduced by Dr Steve Millington, Manchester Metropolitan University