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Manchester Crime and Justice Film Festival: Twelve Angry Men (1957)

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Manchester Crime and Justice Film Festival:

Date: Wednesday 6th May 2020

Time: 17.30pm - 20.00pm

Location: LB01, Number 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH

Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite

Manchester charity Back on Track's catering social enterprise - Swan Kitchen – are providing a POP-UP CAFÉ staffed by disadvantaged people getting the skills and experience they need to build a better future. Come along early and show your support by relaxing with a coffee and a delicious bite to eat before the screening.


Twelve Angry Men – Weds 6th May 17.30 Free

Certificate: United Kingdom:PG

The classic American courtroom drama (1957), directed by Sidney Lumet, scripted by Reginald Rose and starring Henry Fonda, Lee J Cobb and Ed Begley. 12 men deliberate the conviction or acquittal of an 18-year old defendant on the basis of reasonable doubt, forcing them to question their own morals and values.

Voted the 2019 festival-goer’s audience choice. By happy coincidence this film was also chosen by Shadd Maruna Professor at Queen’s University Belfast. The author of the seminal Making good – how ex-convicts reform and rebuild their lives, Shadd will introduce and host the Q & A.


The Manchester CRIME and JUSTICE Film Festival 2020

Welcome to this year’s festival sponsored by the Department of Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University and curated by staff from the university’s Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU).

Building on last year’s success - we’ve gone larger – while keeping true to our mission – screening great films which provoke debate and provide an alternative take on crime, justice and punishment in the 21st century.

In this year’s programme we’ve brought you an eclectic mix of crime classics and lesser known gems chosen by crime experts and film enthusiasts. They will be on hand to introduce their movie choice and answer your questions at the Q and A sessions after each screening.

This year we’re pleased to be working with an equally eclectic mix of enthusiastic and committed partners. We are grateful for their support and help.

See you at the movies - your festival team:

Kevin Wong, Gavin Bailey and Lucy Simpson


Check out all the other events in the Manchester Crime and Justice Film Festival 2020!

Crime and Justice Learning Fair

Date: Wednesday 18th March 2020

Time: 1pm – 5pm

Location: Geoffrey Manton Building

Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite

Doing what ‘it says on the tin’ the Fair will provide opportunities for criminal justice professionals, volunteers and service users to find out more about what we all do in an informal and relaxed environment.

I Believe in You (1952)

Date: Wednesday 18th March 2020

Time: 5pm - 7.30pm

Location: LB01, Number 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH

Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite

Our opening movie is a forgotten 1952 Ealing Classic with a title that captures the essence of the lead character - the sympathetic probation officer played by Cecil Parker, looking out for a troubled young man and woman played by Harry Fowler and Joan Collins.

American Psycho (2000)

Date: Wednesday 25h March 2020

Time: 5.30pm - 8pm

Location: LB01, Number 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH

Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite

Based on the 1991 Brett Easton-Ellis novel, this cult movie charts the life of wall street banker and serial killer Patrick Bateman and has been described as a neo-noir satirical psychological horror film.

Student Choice: Shoplifters (2018)

Date: Wednesday 1st April 2020

Time: 5.30pm - 8pm

Location: LB01, Number 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH

Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite

Chosen by PhD student Charlotte Gislam. Shoplifters (2018) gives audiences a different perspective on crime families. The Shibatas, living in the outskirts of Toyko, gain no status through their crimes, which are motivated by desperation. The film examines right and wrong, found family, and which crimes are worse than others.

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Date: Saturday 25th April 2020

Time: 11.30am - 3.30pm OR 1.45pm - 5.30pm

Location: Greater Manchester Police Museum

Tickets: £3 - Available on the Online Shop

In partnership with the Greater Manchester Police Museum. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost play police officers attempting to solve a series of mysterious deaths in a West Country village. Includes tour of Greater Manchester Police Museum.


Fan’s Choice: Twelve Angry Men (1957)

Date: Wednesday 6th May 2020

Time: 17.30pm - 20.00pm

Location: LB01, Number 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH

Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite

Chosen by fans from last year’s festival. In this classic American courtroom drama, twelve men deliberate the conviction or acquittal of an 18-year old defendant on the basis of reasonable doubt, forcing them to question their own morals and values.


La Isla Minima (Marshland) (2014)

Date: Wednesday 20th May 2020

Time: 17.30pm - 20.00pm

Location: Instituto Cervantes

Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite

In 1980, Madrid homicide detectives Pedro Suarez and Juan Robles are sent to a 'backwater' town on the Guadalquivir Marshes in Spain's 'Deep South' to investigate the disappearance of two teenage sisters during the town's festivities.

Prisoner’s Choice: In the Name of the Father (1993)

Date: Thursday 21st May 2020

Time: 17.30pm - 20.00pm

Location: No 70 Oxford Street

Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite

In partnership with education organisation Novus and HMP/YOI Thorncross, In the Name of the Father was chosen by learners at HMP/YOI Thorncross. A man's coerced confession to an I.R.A. bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.

Closing Event: Rex Bloomstein Documentaries

Date: Thursday 4th June 2020

Time:
15.00 - Crime and the camera

17.00 - A Second Chance

Location: No 70 Oxford Street

Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite

We are very pleased to announce that acclaimed documentary film-maker Rex Bloomstein will be closing this year’s festival with two special events. In Crime and the Camera, Rex will show excerpts from his considerable body of work, explain the motivations behind his features and the recount challenges of filming difficult subjects. In A Second Chance, Rex will explore the transformative power of work for those who genuinely want to change. The film tells the heart-breaking and uplifting stories of both serving and ex-prisoners struggling to turn their lives around.


Check out the full festival program here: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/artshumanities/rah/events/detail/index.php?id=12941

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