MUBI announces Manchester festival

Distributor to host two days of screenings as part of worldwide programme

by Amber Wilkinson

In Camera
In Camera Photo: Courtesy of KVIFF
MUBI has announced it will host a MUBI Fest at Manchester’s Aviva Studios on July 12 and 13

The programme will include features, shorts and talks and is part of a worldwide programme, with additional events to follow in Mexico City (July 12-14), São Paulo (July 26-28), Chicago (August 17-18), Bogotá (September 6-8), Buenos Aires (September 12-15), Santiago (October 3-6), Istanbul (November 7-10) and Milan (Dececember 13-15).

The features screening include Levan Akin's Crossing, which sees a woman go in search of her long-lost transgender niece and the Ross Brothers docufiction hybrid Gasoline Rainbow, which follows a group of Oregon teens on a road trip to the Pacific coast. There will also be a screening of Manchester-born filmmaker Naqqash Khalid’s debut In Camera, which examines the life of an actor struggling with roles both fictional and societal.

All three screenings will take place at Aviva Studios and will feature Q&As with the directors. Entrance to the festival talks, workshop and DJ sets is free, with tickets to the film screenings available for £8 per person.

Tsari Paxton, MUBI Director of Marketing for UK & Ireland said: “MUBI has always been about building community around our shared love of cinema and MUBI FEST is our way of celebrating the creativity and culture that comes with filmmaking.” –

Further details of the programme will be announced in due course.Screening tickets will go on sale at noon today, June 6, at Factory International

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