Liam

24th Apr 2008 - 8:00pm

Edge Hill University

Short Cuts is the North West’s newest film society.

Throughout the year, the Studio Theatre in Edge Hill University’s Centre for the Performing Arts will screen a diverse body of carefully selected films at a highly affordable price.

Posthumously named in honour of Robert Altman’s film of the same name, Short Cuts was formed by the Rose Theatre, the University’s Film Studies department and members of the local community.

A Season of Liverpool is a celebration of Liverpool’s status as European Capital of Culture.

Set in 1930s Liverpool, Liam tells the story of a family’s struggle to keep things together amidst the ravages of the depression, vividly told from the viewpoint of a seven-year old boy. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stephen Frears and written by the prolific TV and feature film writer Jimmy McGovern, this is a hard hitting, powerful drama that manages to convey humour and affection.

The performance starts at 8pm. The Studio Theatre seats 140 and the film is projected onto a seven meter wide screen, accompanied by a Stereo Sound System. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis although tickets can be purchased in advance.

Membership is available, £12 per annual membership (£10 concessions) and then £2 on the door. The cost for non-members is £3.50 on the door. Contact the Box Office on 01695 584480 for further information or visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/shortcuts