Mansfield Town Film Festival Presents... 'Working Class Voices'

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Join us for a curated screening highlighting the very best of working-class focused films from our inaugural programme!

Dive into a cinematic journey that celebrates the resilience, diversity, and authenticity of working-class stories. From heartfelt dramas to thought-provoking documentaries, these films offer a glimpse into the triumphs and struggles of everyday heroes. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the power of storytelling that resonates with audiences from all walks of life. Grab your popcorn and join us for an unforgettable evening at the movies!

The evening will consist of a 1.5 hour screening of amazing films, talks with filmmakers and a post screening Q&A session.

This event is suitable for an 18+ audience rating. All films are flagged for content warnings before each film starts.

Door open at 17:30 to give you time to grab a drink, films start at 6pm.

Here's what's showing:

These Streets - Directed By Tyler Richards

12.4%" (2018) The number of people who come from a working-class background working in Film, TV or Radio. These Streets follows a young woman as she navigates her working-class culture and dreams of a life in the arts. Using spoken word, visual and narrative storytelling, These Streets asks us to address class and the distribution of opportunity.

Do Not Touch - Directed By: James Newman, Harrison Newman

Content warnings - scenes of a sexual nature, strong language. 

An adulterer who discovers his one-night stand is now the subject of an art exhibition to which his girlfriend has tickets. He must destroy the artwork before it destroys his relationship.

Heel Drop - Directed By: Harry Tomlin

Tap dancer Bobby grew up and thrived in London, his single mother respected in her job. But now they must grapple with moving after suffering the towering cost of living. He navigates his final farewells with friends and his home.

Magic Carpet Ride - By Gazelle - Directed By: Christopher Bevan

Danielle Watson (This Is England) stars in the energetic music video for Northern Soul inspired track ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ from rock 'n' roll band Gazelle. Filmed on location in Belper, Derbyshire.

Boy In The Back Seat - Directed By: Scott Pickup

Content warnings - strong language, death.

1986. A young boy is left unattended in the car while his volatile dad takes care of some 'business' in a dodgy local pub. What could possibly go wrong? A bold, edgy and urgent film about toxic masculinity and the damage we pass on to the next generation.

Spooky Bastard - Michael Bird, Rafe Bird

Content warnings - horror scenes, strong language.

A loud crash in the middle of the night, a cloaked figure in the garden, one thing's for certain... Jamie has found himself in a horror movie - and boy does he hate it when that happens! The ethereal cloaked figure has just one purpose... to spook. But what happens when that isn't working? Well, things gotta get real spooky…

The Champ Of Champs - Directed By: Brian Johnston

The story of how Triple Guinness World Record boxing champion Steve Ward became the oldest professional boxer in the world. From a man who emulates the saying 'Quitters never win and winners never quit'. Through the eyes of the iconic roadside cafe dedicated to Steve and interviews with family, friends and faces from the boxing world. An unmissable journey of hope.The miraculous man, who became 'The Champ of Champs'.

Date: 2nd May 2024.

Location: Mansfield Palace Theatre Leeming Street, Mansfield NG18 1NG

Cost: £10.00

Time: 18:00 - 20:15