Cost of entry:

Just £5.
Refreshments available (for a voluntary donation). There's plenty of free parking.

Doors open:

at 20.10 and the films start at 20.30

Films are shown:

Every third Thursday of every month

About CFI:

We are a version of a Guerrilla Cinema group aimed at making art house film accessible in and around Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester. No membership criteria means you just turn up and pay on the night. This is a not for profit venture and The Chorlton Film Institute is now a collective. All screenings are held at St Clement’s Church, on the corner of Edge Lane and St Clement's Road.

Pub talk:

When the film is over there is a chance to discus the film at The Horse and Jockey pub with rest of the audience.

Guerilla Cinema

Definition 1:

Cinema anywhere anytime – a (semi) spontaneous outdoor screening of films and works by youth and independent artists designed to stimulate dialogue among young people about the film’s content. These films arefollowed by a guided de-construction with the audience to build media literacy and provide a stimulus for discussion and content creation. Youth learn the power of storytelling and acquire media technology training. Works created are screened in the outdoor twilight Guerilla Cinema Series and at the Festival. Offered in the summer

Definition 2:

MANIFESTO: To show films wherever and whenever possible. On barns, on sheets, on walls, on anything. Always different - Always free. All are welcome. A few years ago a group of us at Polyester Prince Productions grew tired of screening films in the same venues for the same select group of film enthusiasts. After much discussion, we came up with a plan of bringing "film to the people". On a monthly basis and largely unannounced, we would perform Guerilla film screenings around town. So what does that entail? We would search for places where we could find electrical current and have a surface where we could project an image. We would then set up a projector, some music, lay down a few blankets, pass round the wine and let the magic begin. These spontaneous screenings have created a new outlet for guerilla cinema and found an entire new audience of people who previously had little or no experience with small format filmmaking.

Definition 3:

Even we're not old enough to remember the drive-in. According to legend, there was a huge drive-in cinema in Goodwood [where GrandWest is today] a couple of decades back. Zebras also used to roam free and chew grass where Mavericks is today. Blankets, Cortinas, beer and picnics were the order of the day along with heavy petting and not a great deal of movie watching. The idea might be set for a rerun however. California-based MobMov is a drive-in movie system built into a car, that pops up at different locations every week. MobMov, which is short for mobile movie, was founded last year by Bryan Kennedy, a 25 year old web developer who wanted to create a guerilla drive-in for his friends.