Category Archives: Manchester

Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…..Spyship (DVD).Based on the true story of the disappearance of the Hull based deep sea fishing boat Gaul which sank in the Barents sea, near Norway, in 1974. No trace of the ship was found for many years and 36 … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…Under the Rainbow…a new film by two of my favourite filmmakers Agnes Jaoui and Jean Pierre Bacri. They make films for grownups. Under the Rainbow uses the storyline of several fairy tales to point out our weaknesses when it comes … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…. Will And Testament…a new documentary celebrating the life of Tony Benn (3 April 1925 – 14 March 2014). He was one of the longest serving Labour MP’s and a Labour Minister but I don’t think most people on the … Continue reading

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Political Women: Betty Tebbs

Betty Tebbs…peace, women’s rights and trade unionism Betty is like many of the people whom I have come across over the years, people who have spent their lives working for all kinds of campaigns and who have a truly internationalist … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch..Who Pays the Ferryman (DVD) It was made in 1977, and much of it was filmed in Crete. This is 1970s BBC TV drama at its best. Alan Haldane (Jack Hedley) returns to Greece and the village where he fought … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…Sapphire (DVD,1959) At the beginning of the film a young woman is found murdered on Hampstead Heath. She is a music student and has a boyfriend who is training to be an architect. But it is not as simple as … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…Jimmy’s Hall (Cornerhouse) Set in Ireland in 1932 the theme of the film is the end of the dream of a republican Ireland. Based on the real story of communist and republican Jimmy Gralton who fought against the British in … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch..Flame on the Streets, a film made in 1961 and based on a play written by Ted Willis( ex-Communist Party) called Hot Summer Night. Set in London, and influenced by the Notting Hill Riots of 1958, the film takes on … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch.. Blood In The Mobile screened this week by the Manchester Film Co-operative. The film was made by Frank Poulsen, Winner of Berlin’s Cinema for Peace Award for Justice in 2011. The north west has had a Congolese community for … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…Tracks (AMC)..based on the book by self taught explorer Robyn Davidson who in 1977 set off across the Australian desert with a dog and four camels. It was a walk of 1,700 miles. Robyn was, and is, particularly interested in … Continue reading

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