30 October – The Fourth Estate

The Fourth Estate PRINTManchester Film Co-op invites you to join us for a screening of Lee Salter’s new documentary film, The Fourth Estate.

In the wake of the Leveson report the media’s focus has quickly diverted from a brief period of self-examination to business as usual. This opportunity for serious consideration of the true, entrenched causes and effects of the UK’s inadequate media must not go unexplored, and the recent press scandals must not be framed in terms of the “bad apple” soundbites we’re so often fed.

Examining the people and practices of the media industries, The Fourth Estate illuminates not only specific incidences of corruption by press groups, but how the wider business as a whole, including the film and entertainment industries, has a huge amount to answer for in the state of the political economy of the west. There’s no business like show business…

Date: Friday the 30th of October.

Doors: Doors at 19:00.

Entry: Solidarity (optional) £7, Regular £5, Cyclist, £4. Student/low wage £3, Unwaged: donation.

Venue: Yard Theatre, 41 Old Birley Street, Hulme, Manchester. M15 5RF.

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