24 April – Invisible Circus & Exit Through the Gift Shop

MFC-Apr13Manchester Film Co-operative – in association with Antwerp Mansion – would like to invite you to a special double-bill film screening, with live musical entertainment from Richard Barry and the Chaps.

6:30pm – 8pm: Invisible Circus [FILM]

Meet the ring master of this invisible circus Doug Francis as he leads Bristol’s anarchist circus from margins to mainstream with the motto: ‘If it’s not impossible, we’re not interested’

The film’s 3 year span takes them from chaotic squat crew to licensed building managers with huge show budgets – via rotting garages, crumbling cathedrals and a takeover of Bristol’s ex-police HQ.

8pm – 8:30pm: Richard Barry and the Chaps

Local folk group Richard Barry and the Chaps will play a short musical set during the intermission. Richard is one of the most fondly revered performers on the UK folk circuit and has supported the likes of Bob Geldof, Kiki Dee, Midge Ure, Fairport Convention and Dr Feelgood. He is also a much-demanded voice-over artist, narrator and actor.

8:30pm – 10pm: Exit Through the Gift Shop [FILM]

Street artist Banksy that tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art.

The film charts Guetta’s constant documenting of his every waking moment on film, from a chance encounter with his cousin, the artist Invader, to his introduction to a host of street artists with a focus on Shepard Fairey and Banksy, whose anonymity is preserved by obscuring his face and altering his voice, to Guetta’s eventual fame as a street artist himself.

10pm – 10:30pm: Richard Barry and the Chaps

A second set from Richard will follow our film screenings. The bar will remain open until 11pm.

Date: Wednesday, 24th of April.

Time: Doors open at 6pm, the event will finish by 11pm.

Admission: £5 waged, £4 unwaged for the double bill (or £3 waged, £2 unwaged for single film).

Venue: Antwerp Mansion, Rusholme.

Optional RSVP: Facebook.

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