Home Mcr over pride
Home Mcr will be screening a short season of films to tie in with Pride, as follows: Are You Proud?, which charts the history of the LGBTQ+ movement (Mon 26 Aug, 18:20);
Before Stonewall, which traces the decade-by-decade history of homosexuality in America (Tue 27 Aug, 18:20); and Sea Without Shore, a Swedish film about a loving relationship between two women which is abruptly cut short (Wed 28 Aug, 20:40).
In addition, Pedro Almodóvar's new film, Pain and Glory, a meditative exploration about an ageing film director reminiscing about his early years, opens on Friday 23 August, and The Shiny Shrimps, about a French Olympic swimming champion who as punishment for making a homophobic remark on live TV is forced to coach a gay water polo team, opens on Friday 6 Sept.
Also, we’re hosting Penguin Pride on Wednesday 21 August, featuring authors and poets Andrew McMillan, whose new poetry collection Playtime explores the different ways we grow into our sexual selves and our adult identities; Manchester-born arts and culture writer Paul Flynn, whose Good As You: From Prejudice to Pride was praised as ‘one of the most important books about gay culture in recent times’ by The Quietus; Emma Morgan, whose debut novel A Love Story for Bewildered Girls has been described as ‘a story about women rescuing themselves and each other’ by Daisy Morgan, author of Daisy Buchanan, author of How to Be a Grown-Up; Kirsty Logan, a Glasgow-based author whose short story collection The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales features 20 tales of lust and loss, lascivious queens, paper men and island circuses, and was awarded the Polari First Book Prize; and roo, an LGBTQ+ writer from Yorkshire whose debut novel is told by a non-binary protagonist. The event is MC’d by writer and poet Toby Campion.
Finally, HOME is taking part in the Pride parade in Manchester on Saturday 24 August. We commissioned an artist to design our entry for Pride, and we are delighted to have selected actor, puppeteer, and theatre-maker Lane Paul Stewart, to design our contribution. He has incorporated both Pride parade themes into his proposal which are Deep Space Pride and 50 years since the Stonewall Riots with his proposal entitled ‘To Equality and Beyond’, which will also mark 50 years since man landed on the moon. He has appeared in a number of productions on the local stage, and was one of the puppeteers on ITV’s Newzoids.Read More