Image: Keeping Time, Amber Films
After re-opening to the public, the Side Gallery and Cinema is back in full swing with a full programme asking us to think more deeply about what it’s like to be young. Current exhibition Childhoods is showing off the best in humanist photography from across the world, exploring children’s experiences and the changing face of childhood.
To complement the exhibition, Side Cinema will be screening a variety of films which include cult classics as well as works by Amber, the cinema’s own filmmakers. Highlights include Miroslav Janek’s The Unseen, which asks the audience to place themselves in the shoes of the blind (Thurs 10th November); Marjane Satrapi’s animated tale Persepolis (Thursday 17th November); Wang Bing presents an emotional look at living and working in southwest China in Three Sisters (Thursday 24th November) and Amber’s Keeping Time blends drama and photography as it follows a young dancer in North Shields (Sunday 1st December).
The cinema also look more deeply into some of the film’s issues, with both Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant (Sunday 1st December) and Wendy McEvoy’s Woodbine Place (Thursday 10th November) followed by Q&As with the directors.