Sell-Off-webManchester Film Co-operative and Keep Our NHS Public Greater Manchester would like to invite you to a screening of the documentary film “Sell Off“, which tells the alarming story of how the health service as we know it has been quietly abolished. The screening will take place at the International Anthony Burgess Centre on the 8th of April at 7pm.

“Corporate interests rather than patient care is driving reform in today’s NHS and will divert money away from YOU. And the media are failing to tell you this. Almost without our noticing, it’s been replaced by a system modelled on the US in which care is delivered by profit-maximising companies that charge patients for treatment which is anyway to be restricted and reduced. One medical reporter the filmmaker knows claims that health reporting today is so poor because few journalists have real sources inside the NHS. Well, this film has a riot of medical sources – including one professor, two consultant radiologists, a cancer expert, a public interest lawyer, and several outspoken GPs. What they all say will be shocking, unusual and brave.”


There will also be a post-film discussion with speakers from the film: Dr Bob Gill (GP and candidate for National Health Action Party) and Lucy Reynolds (research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) in debate with prospective candidates from the Green Party, Labour Party and TUSC.


Time: Bar and Cafe open from 6pm. Screening begins at 7:00pm.

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

Location: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester.

Everything-is-possible-webIn conjunction with a ‘Sylvia Pankhurst Heritage Bike Tour’ (which starts from the Gallery of Costume in Platt Fields Park at 12.00pm) Manchester Film Co-op is hosting a premier screening of this 2011 feature length documentary, tracing Sylvia Pankhurst’s ideas, campaigns and political life, beginning at 2:30pm at the People’s History Museum.  It is packed with little known facts from primary sources, rare archive imagery, interviews with historians and compelling testimony from Sylvia’s son, Richard Pankhurst and his wife Rita.  The campaigns Sylvia led embraced far more than ‘votes for women’ as she uniquely understood the fight for democratic rights required a challenge to the system.  Part of Wonder Women Radical Manchester.

‘Sylvia Pankhurst: Everything is Possible is a rare breed of film in managing to be as spine tingling as it is educational.  At a time when the possibility of changing society for the better seems impossible, the story of Pankhurst is a much needed reminder of why trying to, no matter what the odds look like, is so important.’ – Suzy Dean, writer, journalist and BBC Radio 5 live forum panellist.

‘Brilliant film – I’ve read and seen a lot about Sylvia – this ranks way up there!  Many thanks for bringing my grandmother to life in this way – focussing on the important, i.e. the issues and not on the trivia!’ – Helen Pankhurst

Doors: 14:30 – 16:00 (Further event information on the PHM website.)

Tickets: must be booked in advance on the EventBrite page.

Venue: People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, M3 3ER.

10964842_10152837480013705_888940142_oManchester Film Co-op invites you to our screening of Inequality for All on Tuesday 3rd March at The Yard Theatre (Work for Change) in Hulme. Income Inequality is something (former US Labor Secretary) Reich, who appears in the film, has personal experience of, and these first hand experiences guide an emotively human way into an idea-driven film.

“We make the rules of the economy – and we have the power to change those rules.” – Robert Reich

The film will be followed by a Q & A with Kieran Turner-Dave, Green Party candidate for Central Manchester and Philip Duval of Equality North West.

Come and join us at The Yard Theatre for what we know to be a very engaging documentary and likely to be a very lively discussion.

Doors: 18:00 (Film begins 18:30, Q&A from 20:00).

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

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