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Empire Drive-In: Robocop (18)
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 9:30 PM (BST)
Manchester, United Kingdom
**PLEASE NOTE: Advanced tickets for this event are sold out. There will be a limited number of tickets avaliable at the door on the evening of the show from 9pm.**
Dir Paul Verhoeven / US 1987 / 102 mins
In a dystopic, crime ridden Detroit, a newly transfered police officer is remade into an indestructible cybernetic cop after being dismembered by a gang of thugs in an abandoned warehouse. Reborn as RoboCop, he is programmed to serve and protect the citizens of Detroit and eliminate the rampant crime in the city streets so that a massive citywide reconstruction project can get under way. But once he has completed his task, he sets his sights on the corruption inside Omni Consumer Products - the corporation that created him.
*Preceded by screening of the short film Detroit Lives and and special guest interventions from Tranachy. Estimated start time of feature 22:00.
** This is a classified 18 screening; people under the age of 18 will not be allowed entry.
Please note seating will be provied inside and outside cars and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis - please arrive early to avoid disappointment. In the event of rain, we will reimburse ticket holders who are sat in the outdoor seating area of the site.
Empire Drive-In is a large-scale, post-apocalyptic drive-in movie theatre made from wrecked cars and a 40-foot screen made of salvaged wood. Created by Brooklyn artists Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark in collaboration with a dozen other artists and craftspeople, it is symbolic of the once thriving drive-in industry in the United States. Today, only 381 drive-ins remain active in the US, killed off by strip malls and condos more profitable than the drive-in movie theatre experience. Originally built in San Jose over a two-week period, this manifestation of Empire Drive-In is the first time it has been seen in Europe.
During the day you will be able to move freely from car to car and experience the sonic environments featuring work from Roberto Carlos Lang (NY), Sxip Shirey (NY), Resonance104.4fm (London), and Susie Honeyman (Mekons, Echo City, Little Sparta, UK). The night sky will be lit by a specially programmed series of film screenings and live soundtracks.
When & Where
Abandon Normal Devices
Abandon Normal Devices
Across the Northwest Summer 2012
Manchester Festival 29 August - 02 September 2012
Abandon Normal Devices is a call to arms, a festival that questions the norm and champions a different approach.
A catalyst for production and experimentation, AND exists to create a space where artists and filmmakers can offer striking new perspectives, and visitors can enjoy, discuss and interact with ideas.
Every year we welcome audiences to experience the best in new cinema and digital culture, in an experience that spills from the screens and galleries into the streets and imaginations of the Northwest
For details of the full AND 2012 programme go to http://www.andfestival.org.uk
Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is an energetic regional festival of new cinema and digital culture. A unique partnership between FACT, Cornerhouse and folly, the festival was launched in Liverpool in 2009. In subsequent years it has alternated between Liverpool and Manchester with an extended regional programme across Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire.
Abandon Normal Devices is a 2012 inspired festival, funded by Legacy Trust UK and part of WE PLAY, the Northwest cultural legacy programme for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.