Category Archives: Kino Stuff

Abben Cine Club present “This Sporting Life”

In collaboration with the Lass O’Gowrie, on Monday 18th Nov, we are holding a screening of the 60’s British cult classic by director Lindsay Anderson, “This Sporting Life” starring William Hartnell as part of the Lass O’Gowrie’s Doctor Who Festival celebrating 50 years of the Doctor.

Those in the know will know well that Hartnell is most well-known for his role as the first incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, from 1963 to 1966. IT was following his role in This Sporting Life that the BBC noted his performance in the film and decided they wanted him and offerred him the title role as the very first Doctor Who.

See Hartnell in this early performance in the legendary now cult status movie which we are proud to show on 16mm film – YES! no DVD here, we screening a rare original 16mm print of the film and we’ll be dusting down the old projector getting ready for the show. We’ll even be adding a 1963 Pathe Newsreel for the screening as supporting programme – just like the good ole days.

Screening takes place at the Lass O’Gowrie at 8.00pm. It’s FREE Admission, just turn up after 7.30, get yours bears in and head up stairs ready for the screening at 8pm. For full details see the Facebook event page here.

Sporting Life

Kino’s Aaben Cult Cine Club is back.

Kino’s Aaben Cult Cine Club is back in action next week and has two cult movie screenings as part of the national Scalarama Festival taking place throughout September. The two screenings take place at the Black Lion, Chapel Street, Salford, 5 mins walk from Deansgate.

First up on WED 18th Sept is Jindrich Polák’s pioneering and much-imitated feature is one of the cornerstones of contemporary sci-fi cinema. Adapted from Stanislaw Lem’s 1955 novel The Magellanic Cloud, and predating Gene Rodenberry’s Star Trek and Kubrick’s 2001, Ikarie XB-1’s influence can be seen on both – and on almost every other science-fiction vehicle that followed.

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“Remains one of the most original and exciting science fiction films ever made… the film is packed with sublime moments unlike those of any film preceding it. A game-changing film that profoundly influenced the genre and showed that science-fiction movies weren’t only about special effects; they were also high art. Of the hardest and most admirable kind” – Alex Cox

This screening comes courtesy of SECOND RUN DVD. Full details of this event on the event page.

Next up on Sunday 22nd Sept is a fantastic classic horror double bill courtesy of BFI Flipside DVD label to celebrate the release of Flipside’s double-bill release of SLEEPWALKER / THE INSOMNIAC.

Sleepwalker (1984, Saxon Logan, UK, 49mins, colour); When wealthy couple Richard and Angela visit Marion and Alex in their decaying family home, an evening of drunkenness and sexual rivalry turns bloody as the guests fall victim to an unhinged attacker. Featuring a rare performance from director Bill Douglas (Bill Douglas Trilogy, Comrades), and starring Joanna David and Heather Page (both of whom would go on to work with Douglas in Comrades), this outrageous mix of biting satire and stylish horror recalls the work of otherwise unlikely bedfellows, Lindsay Anderson and Dario Argento. The stellar cast also includes Nikolas Grace, and features cameos by Fulton MacKay, Michael Medwin and Raymond Huntley.

Sleepwalker_22Perfectly double-billed with The Insomniac (Rodney Giesler, 1971, 45mins), in which a man experiences a night-time world that is part nightmare, part sexual fantasy.

Full details of this event can be found on the Facebook event page.

Kino Shorts 40

This Wed 11th Sept. Kino present Kino Shorts 40, Manchester and North West Short Film Showcase. The event takes place at the Three Minute Theatre on Oldham Street in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quanter. Great selection of films on offer including Jordan McGibney’s “Richard III: A Memoir of a King’s Love”, and Chris Hughe’s “Making Freinds”.

richard 11 posterFull details of the event here at our Facebook event page.

Kino Shorts

This page is everything about Kino Events.



We are now accepting entries for our Autumn season with a number of Kino Shorts  events sheduled for Sept and Oct. In Sept at the Three Minute Theatre we have two nights in Sepot (3rd and 11th). The first is a focus on Merseyside filmmakers. If you live in Merseyside and have a short film you want to show and can come to the event on 3rd of September, submit your flm to us now. We will also have a bunch of films presented by Merseyside Script Initiiative, focusing on their 0151 concept films of 2m31s durations. They will also presenting a pitch to encourage collaboration between Manchester and Merseyside filmmakers. This is gonna be an exciting event and if you want to be involved, now is the time to submit your flims.

On the 11th Sept at 3MT we are inviting filmmakers from the North/North West to contribute their new films to our first North West showcase of the Autumn.


And in October (16th) we will be back at The Black Lion, Chapel Street, with our 3rd Women in Shorts this year. Women filmmakers, come together for the North West’s premier night focusing on the talents of the region’s female filmmakers.

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To submit a film to any of these events download the form, and submit your film on DVD asap. Remember you should be able to attend the event to have your film screened so that you can participate in Q&A session after your film. For those based outside the North West we will still consider films if you are able to do a skype interview. Contact me for more info.

Kino Shorts 38 gallery (31/07/13)

Here’s some photos from Kino Shorts 38 at Three Minute Theatre, photographs during the Q&A sessions.