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Cinema in the City

A new cinematic experience by FACT that brings the best in new, independent film to extraordinary places across Liverpool.

About Cinema in The City

Set at the historic Lewis's Building, Cinema in The City returns this Autumn, with a weekend of contemporary films about community activism alongside shorts from local filmmakers.

Cinema fans will enjoy the unique opportunity to experience screenings in the centre of Liverpool, inside one of the cities most iconic Grade II listed buildings with food provided by Squash, a community organisation, rooted and home-grown on Windsor Street in Toxteth.

Cinema in The City at Lewis's Building runs from Fri 12 - Sun 14 Nov. Entrance via Renshaw St, L3 5SB. Screenings will take place on the 3rd Floor which is accessible via lift.

Seating is unreserved. Each attendee will have their own individual seat. Feel free to bring your own cushion.

Doors at 18:00. Short Film at 19:15. Feature Film at 19:30.

About the films

GAGARINE

FRI 12 NOV, 19:00, BOOK TICKETS

Yuri, 16, has lived all his life in Gagarin Towers, a vast red-brick housing project on the outskirts of Paris. He dreams of becoming an astronaut. When plans to demolish Gagarin Towers leak out, Yuri joins the resistance. With his friends Diana and Houssam, he embarks on a mission to save their home, which has become his “starship.”

Language: French (English Subtitles). Age Certificate: 12A.

This film will be preceded by Black Boys Can Swim, directed by Khaleb Brooks.

ALMOST LIVERPOOL 8

SAT 13 NOV, 19:00, BOOK TICKETS

In the early 1970s, photojournalist Don McCullin photographed the area of Toxteth, capturing the community during an era of transition and decline. 50-years on, a group of filmmakers paint a contemporary portrait of the postcode. Join us and the filmmakers for a Q&A after the screening, led by Bea Freeman.

Language: English (Plus subtitles) Age Certificate: 12

This film will be preceded by Same BUT Different, directed by Anniwaa Buachi.

ULTRAVIOLENCE

SUN 14 NOV, 19:00, BOOK TICKETS

Twenty years in the making, Ken Fero’s Ultraviolence is the follow-up to Injustice from 2001, a documentary that is the most important British non-fiction film: a radical, passionate work about the ongoing scandal and tragedy of deaths in UK police custody, largely of black men.

Language: English (Plus subtitles) Age Certificate: 15

This film will be preceded by Hey Joe, directed by Eleanor Lybeck.

About Squash

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Squash is a bold and ambitious community organisation, rooted and home-grown on Windsor Street in Toxteth, Liverpool since 2010. Embracing an arts, food and environmental focus, they are a diverse group of local people with a broad range of skills, committed to affecting creative, participatory, positive social change in our neighbourhood.

They work alongside local residents, embracing food and art as essential tools to improve health and well-being. They promote food growing, cooking, craft skills and enterprise, provide meaningful training, work & volunteering, create special, seasonal events, rituals & festivals, and explore new ways for our neighbourhood to flourish.

Click here to find out more about Squash.

Cinema in the City gives film fans a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience critically-acclaimed and award-winning films in hidden locations across the city. Recognising Liverpool's local talent and rich film history, discover shorts by up-and-coming local filmmakers before the premiere and enjoy food and drink served by the city's much-loved independents.

We are unable to accept refunds for this event. However, if you unable to attend due to Covid-19, please request a refund no later than 48 hours before the event is due to start. Your refund will be processed within 3 working days.

FACT presents

Cinema in The City: Gagarine [12A]

FACT presents Cinema in The City, a weekend of films about community activism alongside shorts from local filmmakers at Lewis's Building.

  • Running time: 97 mins
  • Genre: Drama
  • Fri, 12 Nov
  • 19:00

FACT presents

Cinema in The City: Almost Liverpool 8 [12]

FACT presents Cinema in The City, a weekend of films about community activism alongside shorts from local filmmakers at Lewis's Building.

  • Running time: 89 mins
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Sat, 13 Nov
  • 19:00

FACT presents

Cinema in The City: Ultraviolence [15]

FACT presents Cinema in The City, a weekend of films about community activism alongside shorts from local filmmakers at Lewis's Building.

  • Running time: 75 mins
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Sun, 14 Nov
  • 19:00

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