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Cinema Matinee: High-Rise, 9th April

Our next event is a cinema trip - we like to have these whenever there's a suitably interesting film, with the potential to spark some intellectual discussion in the pub afterwards - and this week's choice is very promising indeed.

The Logistics

  • What: High Rise
  • When: Saturday the 9th of April, 15:20 matinee.
  • Where: HOME Cinema, Manchester.

Arrive a bit earlier and join us for a chat and drinks in the cinema bar.

The idea is to have a matinee film so those who are busy later in the evening can still join us - and those who'd like to can stay out with us afterwards as well!

The Film

High-Rise is an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's "chilling and satirical dystopian vision of a society on the brink of collapse." Themes of class war, social insularity, and enforced social hierarchy. There are murmurings of an interesting soundtrack, too - Portishead's first release in years features in the film.

You may wish to book tickets in advance to avoid any risk of it selling out!

The Cinema

The result of a relatively recent merge between the well respected Cornerhouse cinema and the Library Theatre Company in Manchester, HOME has quite the pedigree, and is arguably the last of Manchester's proper indie cinemas.

HOME is located on Tony Wilson Place, First Street, just off Whitworth Street West.

They also do food, so feel free to turn up early and make it part of your lunch plans - several of our regulars are likely to be there a bit before the film.

* [Map link](https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/HOME/@53.4741163,-2.2541475,15z/data=!4m5!1m2!2m1!1sHome+Cinema+manchester!3m1!1s0x487bb1e93b1683d7:0xdb58372a9e72eded?hl=en-GB) * [HOME's Food menu](http://homemcr.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/HOME-Full-Menu.pdf)

Afterwards

After the film we will, of course, head to a nearby pub for a drink and to discuss the film. Later we'll head for a bite to eat somewhere central (and affordable) - no solid plans on that front yet, we'll be open to suggestions on the day.

Our previous two film events, where we saw Ex Machina and The Imitation Game were some of our most popular events, so we expect a good turnout to this one.

If you've not been to HOME before, come along a bit early - and if you get lost, text or call the robot on 0144 360 6367 - of course it also offers encouragement!

See you there!

Eugene Hopkinson

Eugene Hopkinson

Director of the VoxelStorm indie gamedev studio, C++ programmer, photographer, alumnus of philosophy at University of Edinburgh, regular at Young Mensa North pub events.

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