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25 October - 5 December 2013


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Greengrass’s (THE BOURNE SUPREMACY) nerve-shredding new thriller is based on the true story of a container ship hijacked by Somali pirates, and boasts a truly great performance by Tom Hanks as the grizzled, courageous captain. Contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex references.

From 25 October

love, marilyn


Drawing on Monroe’s recently unearthed personal papers, interviews with those who knew her well, and of course footage of Monroe herself unburdening her insecurities with great candour, LOVE, MARILYN is a balanced and ultimately uplifting salute to a great if troubled talent. Contains moderate sex references and one use of strong language.

From 25 October

like father, like son


Director: Hirokazu Koreeda. Japan 2013. 121 mins. Japanese with English subtitles.

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Director: Paul Greengrass. Starring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, Barkhad Abdi. USA 2013. 134 mins.

Another characteristically sensitive, poetic and moving work from art-house favourite Koreeda (STILL WALKING, I WISH), this heartwarming drama follows a wealthy businessman who discovers that, through a misunderstanding, his biological son was switched at birth.


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Director: Liz Garbus. USA 2012. 105 mins. On our cinema screens, Stephen Frears directs outstanding performances from Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in Philomena, and Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman star in Thor: The Dark World. See how long you can hold your breath as George Clooney and Sandra Bullock battle for ‘space survival’ in Alfonso Cuaron’s superb Gravity. An all-star cast including Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt and Penelope Cruz feature in Ridley Scott’s The Counsellor. Jennifer Lawrence returns in Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star in biographical drama Saving Mr Banks.


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Alongside the artworks, we’re presenting iconic films from Werner Herzog and Dziga Vertov, plus an opportunity to create your own lo-fi hologram. For a different kind of Halloween experience, join us for Ryan Jordan’s immersive Possession Trance performance followed by Haxan, one of the weirdest films ever made. We’re also celebrating tenantspin, FACT’s longest running community project in a special exhibition.


Find­FACT By­bus The nearest bus stops are Berry St, Paradise St and Hardman St By­bike On-street bike parking is available five metres from the FACT entrance By­train A 12 minute walk from Lime St Station By­car There are car parks on Seel St, Paradise St and Hanover St

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Get ready for mind-bending events and screenings this Autumn to coincide with an exhibition of works by the artist and filmmaker Mark Boulos. Step inside Gallery 1 for a disembodying experience and head upstairs to Gallery 2 to see some of his previous film works.


Opening­Times Centre Seven days a week Box­Office 30mins before the first film of the day Bar 15mins before the first film of the day Cafe Mon – Fri: 9am – 9pm Sat: 10.30am – 9pm Sun: 11am – 9pm



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A Symphony of Horror


Director: F. W. Murnau. Starring: Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder. Germany 1922. 63 mins. Silent. When newlywed Hutter enters Count Orlok’s (Max Schreck) castle in Transylvania, he soon discovers its ghastly secrets. The unbelievably frightening Schreck scuttles and creeps through the Expressionist shadows in Murnau’s nightmarish vision of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

From 1 November

From 8 November


gravity 2d/3d



Director: Stephen Frears. Starring: Steve Coogan, Judi Dench, Michelle Fairley. UK/USA 2013. 98 mins.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón. Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney. USA/UK 2013. 91 mins.

An Oscar-worthy Judi Dench plays the titular character seeking out the illegitimate son taken from her whilst she served in one of Ireland’s notorious convents. In this she is aided by journalist Martin Sixsmith (Coogan), whose dogged tactics lead them to a series of superb plot twists. Stephen Frears (THE QUEEN) draws remarkable performances from this odd couple, whose earthy chemistry, coupled with a sharp and very funny script, make PHILOMENA a true delight. Contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex references.

A wisecracking veteran astronaut (Clooney) and a rookie scientist (Bullock) find themselves stranded in space after an accident. The two leads give emotionally compelling performances as their predicament steadily worsens, but above all it’s the stunning visual achievements of director Cuarón (CHILDREN OF MEN) and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki that will leave you reeling with amazement. Contains sustained moderate threat, disturbing images and strong language.

From 15 November

the counselLor

From 1 November


the dark world 2d/3d

Director: Ridley Scott. Starring: Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt. USA/UK 2013. TBC mins. Cormac McCarthy, the Pulitzer-winning author of No Country for Old Men and The Road, has now written his first original screenplay. The titular counsellor (Fassbender) is
a smart, ambitious and morally flexible lawyer who begins to work for the drug-trafficking industry and finds his world unravelling in violent fashion. McCarthy’s script, Scott’s directing and the magnificent cast should put THE COUNSELLOR at the top of everyone’s must-see list.

(Cert TBC)

Director: Alan Taylor. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christopher Eccleston. USA 2013. TBC mins. In this sequel to both 2011’s THOR and 2012’s AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, Chris Hemsworth (RUSH) reprises his role as the god with the troubled backstory. This time Thor battles to defend the universe against a primeval enemy led by the vengeful Malekith (Eccleston). Reunited with earthling astrophysicist Jane Foster (Portman) and his adoptive brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Thor embarks upon a journey fraught with danger and darkness.

From 1 November

muscle shoals


(Cert TBC)

From 22 November

THE hunger games: catching fire (Cert TBC)

Director: Greg Camalier. Featuring: Rick Hall, Keith Richards, Aretha Franklin. USA 2013. 111 mins.

Director: Francis Lawrence. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland. USA 2013. TBC mins.

Since the 1950s Alabama’s Fame Studios has become legendary for its unique ‘Muscle Shoals sound’. This documentary charts its story primarily through interviews with its founder, Rick Hall, and many of the musicians who’ve used it, including Gregg Allman, Etta James, the Rolling Stones, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Cliff and Aretha Franklin. Hall talks candidly about his life, and rousing archive performances add to the film’s immense likeability.

The second part of the thrilling sci-fi trilogy revisits Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Hutcherson), victors of the 74th annual Hunger Games, which President Snow (Sutherland) uses to keep the population distracted and terrified. Snow now decrees that the 75th event will expose the young heroes to a potentially deadly fate – but Katniss and Peeta are beginning to realise that mutiny is fomenting in their homeland.

From 22 November

don jon

8 Discover stunning cinema. Whether it’s a cult classic, an art-house gem or a riveting

Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julianne Moore, Scarlett Johansson. USA 2013. 90 mins.

documentary, there will always be a chance to see something different and brilliant in our weekly slot.

Gordon-Levitt plays Jon, a man addicted to bedding as many women as possible, but not as addicted as he is to sex websites. When he meets the more mature Esther (Moore), she offers insights into his behaviour whilst also indulging it, and his transformation begins.

blue is the warmest colour


Director: Abdellatif Kechiche. Starring: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Léa Seydoux. France 2013. 180 mins. French with English subtitles.

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR tells the story of Adèle (Exarchopoulos), a schoolgirl who finds herself captivated by a pretty, punky, blue-haired stranger. This is Emma (Seydoux), a confidentart student who is wholly comfortable with her sexuality. The pair’s relationship deepens as Adèle becomes Emma’s friend, lover, flatmate and muse in this fearlessly brilliant film.

Director: Fernando Trueba. Starring: Jean Rochefort, Aida Folch, Claudia Cardinale. France/Spain 2012. 105 mins. French with English subtitles. The arrival of a mysterious young woman gives an elderly artist (Rochefort, THE HAIRDRESSER’S HUSBAND) a new lease of life in this sumptuous drama set in Occupied France. Contains natural nudity.

Tuesday 5 November



(Cert TBC)

Director: Zachary Heinzerling. USA 2013. TBC mins. This charming, quirky documentary profiles acclaimed New York painter Ushio Shinohara and his long-suffering wife Noriko. In part an examination of their complex relationship, in part a meditation on ageing and the artistic process, the film pays homage to their lifelong partnership.

From 29 November


Tuesday 12 November

Director: François Ozon. Starring: Marine Vacth, Fantin Ravat. France 2013. 94 mins. French with English subtitles.


During the course of a single year, 17-year-old Isabelle (Vacth) is transformed from a sexually curious ingénue into something altogether darker. Writer-director Ozon (POTICHE, SWIMMING POOL) delivers a beguilingly scripted, gorgeous-looking and sensitively performed little masterpiece.

Director: René Clément. Starring: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt. France 1960. 119 mins. French with English subtitles. The first film version of Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Talented Mr Ripley, this achingly cool example of early-1960s French chic stars the incomparable Alain Delon as master manipulator Tom Ripley, intent on stealing the life of his closest friend. Presented here in a stunning new restoration.

From 29 November

saving mr banks



From 22 November

young and beautiful

Tuesday 19 November

Tuesday 29 October

(Cert TBC)

Director: John Lee Hancock. Starring: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Paul Giamatti. USA/UK 2013. TBC mins. The story of Walt Disney’s battle of wills with British author P.L. Travers over the rights to her novel, Mary Poppins, makes for an entertaining yet gently nerve-wracking film and the perfect vehicle for a brace of two-time Oscar winners, Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson.

Directors: Joe Lawlor, Christine Molloy. Starring: Aiden Gillen, Claire Keelan. Ireland/Singapore/UK 2013. 95 mins. This haunting character study follows a middle-aged man (Gillen) on a trip to Singapore to settle the estate of his recently deceased brother. Minimal, poetic and striking, MISTER JOHN is a powerful slice of new British art house.

Tuesday 26 November

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON P Director: Hirokazu Koreeda. Starring: Masaharu Fukuyama, Yoko Maki. Japan 2013. 121 mins. Japanese with English subtitles. Another characteristically sensitive, poetic and moving work from art-house favourite Koreeda (STILL WALKING, I WISH), this heartwarming drama follows a wealthy businessman who discovers that, through a misunderstanding, his biological son was switched at birth.

Tuesday 3 December

METRO MANILA 5 Director: Sean Ellis. Starring: Jake Macapagal, Althea Vega, John Arcilla. UK/Philippines 2013. 115 mins. Tagalog with English subtitles. British writer-director Ellis’s (CASHBACK) Philippines-set third feature begins as a poignant account of a young rural couple, Oscar and Mai, who are obliged by poverty to chance their luck in the teeming chaos of Manila. They soon fall prey to unscrupulous lowlifes, but when Oscar gets hired as an armoured car driver, the story unexpectedly turns into a gritty, compelling and sporadically violent crime drama.

gothic sundays Here at Picturehouse @ FACT we are extremely excited to be taking part in the BFI’s Gothic project celebrating cinema’s love affair with the dark side.

Sunday 17 November

Sunday 24 November

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night of the demoN P

Whale followed up 1931’s tragic FRANKENSTEIN with this hilariously camp comedy horror, in which a rival mad scientist persuades Henry Frankenstein to create a mate – in the iconic form of Elsa Lanchester – for the long-suffering Monster.

When an academic attempts to debunk a cult leader’s claims to paranormal powers, he finds himself the object of a satanic curse. Based on an M. R. James story, Tourneur’s brilliantly paced film builds up the atmosphere to unbearably creepy heights.

Director: James Whale. Starring: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Ernest Thesiger. USA 1935. 75 mins.

Gothic will unleash a pandemonium of devils, vampires, witches and dark romance. This brochure continues with the theme MONSTROUS and introduces THE DARK ARTS:

Director: Jacques Tourneur. Starring: Dana Andrews. UK 1957. 91 mins.

Sunday 1 December

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Sunday 27 October

Director: William Friedkin. Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Jason Miller, Linda Blair. USA 1973. 132 mins.


This is still one of the scariest films ever made, with Blair as the apparently normal 12-year-old girl whose body is possessed by the Devil, and Miller as the troubled priest who must confront the demon within and without.

Director: F. W. Murnau. Starring: Max Schreck. Germany 1922. 63 mins. Silent. Don’t let that PG certificate fool you: cinema’s first-ever vampire is still by far the most terrifying. Murnau’s Expressionism collides with Max Schreck’s horrifying performance to produce a film of strange, unearthly beauty.

Sunday 3 November

THE ELEPHANT MAN P Director: David Lynch. Starring: John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins. USA 1980. 123 mins.

In nightmarishly monochrome 1880s London, the seriously deformed John Merrick (Hurt) is rescued from fairground exploitation, cruelty and abuse by an eminent surgeon (Hopkins), the first person to treat him like a man rather than a monster.

Sunday 10 November

Frankenstein P

Director: James Whale. Starring: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive. USA 1931. 70 mins. In Whale’s stark, stylish masterpiece, our sympathy with the Monster – a childlike, unwittingly murderous victim – is crucial to the story’s emotional power. Karloff’s famous screen debut is one of the greatest performances in film history.

The Exorcist

picturehouse docs Saturday 26 October, 11.00am

Kids’ Club: Frankenweenie (PG) 87 mins

Sunday 27 October, 11.30am

Autism-Friendly: Frankenweenie (PG) 87 mins

Sunday 27 October

Nosferatu: a symphony of Horror (PG)

Sunday 27 October, 4.00

Sunday 1 December, 4.00

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how to survive a plague

Director: David Bond. UK 2013. 83 mins. Documentarian David Bond feared that, like the majority of their generation, his young children spent far too much time glued to their digital screens and almost none in the great outdoors. As selfappointed ‘Marketing Director for Nature’, he resolved to try to redress the balance. In his inspirational film, the resolute and contagiously enthusiastic Bond creates an ingenious campaign, using websites, pledge cards, shopping mall posters, mobile phone apps and handson awaydays.

Director: F. W. Murnau. Starring: Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder. Germany 1922. 63 mins. Silent.

(Cert TBC) Director: David France. Featuring: Larry Kramer, Peter Staley, Bob Rafsky. USA 2012. TBC mins. The appalling indifference and hostility towards people living with HIV in the 1980s and the efforts of New York-based campaigners to combat this are the subject of France’s inspiring, instructive film. Recent interviews and archive footage shot by ACT UP record the gay community coming together and lobbying to overcome prejudice and, more importantly, obtain the drugs which would stop people dying.

When newlywed Hutter enters Count Orlok’s (Schreck) castle in Transylvania, he soon discovers its ghastly secrets. The unbelievably frightening Schreck scuttles and creeps through the Expressionist shadows in Murnau’s nightmarish vision of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Wednesday 30 October, 6.30

Culture shock: Braindead (18)

Monday 18 November, 8.30

Thursday 5 December, 6.00

Director: Peter Jackson. Starring: Timonthy Blame, Diana Pañalver, Elizabeth Moddy, Ian Watkin. New Zealand 1992. 101 mins.


dirty wars 5

All hell breaks loose when a mutant rat escapes in 1950s suburban New Zealand in THE LORD OF THE RINGS director Peter Jackson’s gloriously gross zombie flick. Anarchic, inventive and frequently hilarious!

Thursday 31 October, 8.30

NT Encore: Frankenstein - Benedict Cumberbatch as Creature Oscar winner Danny Boyle (TRAINSPOTTING, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) directed this sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. The two leads won the Best Actor Olivier for their performances.

Saturday 2 November, 11.00am

Kids’ Club: Hotel Transylvania (U) 91 mins Sunday 3 November, 11.30am

Autism-Friendly: Hotel Transylvania (U) 91 mins

(Cert TBC)

plus satellite Q&A with john pilger

Director: John Pilger. Australia/UK 2013. TBC mins. Directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker and journalist John Pilger, this is an extraordinary film about Utopia, a vast region in northern Australia that is home to the oldest human presence on earth. One of the world’s best kept secrets is revealed against a background of the greatest boom in mineral wealth. Has the ‘lucky country’ inherited South African apartheid?

plus panel discussion

Director: Richard Rowley. USA/Afghanistan/Iraq/Kenya/Somalia/Yemen 2013. 86 mins. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill stumbles upon a US military night raid gone badly wrong in a remote corner of Afghanistan. Intent on exposing the truth, he is drawn into a disquieting world of black ops, kill lists and drone strikes underpinning the ‘War on Terror’.

Thursday 14 November, 6.30

the zigzag kid (Cert TBC)

blumenthal (Cert TBC)

Director: Vincent Bal. Starring: Thomas Simon, Fedja van Huêt, Jessica Zeylmaker, Burghart Klaussner. Netherlands/Belgium 2012. TBC mins.

Director: Seth Fisher. Starring: Brian Cox, Bill Sage, Fred Melamed, Laila Robins. USA 2013. TBC mins

An action-packed family-friendly adaptation of the beloved book by renowned Israeli writer David Grossman. Nono wants to be like his father – the best police inspector in the world – but he constantly gets into trouble. He is sent away to his uncle Shmuel, who is supposed to get him back on track, but things don’t quite go to plan.

Saul’s brother Harold, the famous playwright (whom Saul believes plagiarised his life), has just passed away. His wife Cheryl fears she’s a has-been and considers cosmetic surgery. Meanwhile his nephew Ethan is on a two-pronged mission to find a soulmate and Harold’s lifetime achievement award. Welcome to the world of modern American Jewrosis!


Sunday 10 November, 3.00

By joining Big Scream parents can visit our cinema without having to find a babysitter or worry about their baby disturbing others. The screenings are on a Thursday at 11.00am. Doors open at 10.30am. Membership is £1, for two people per baby, valid until the baby’s first birthday. To join please ask for a form at Tickets & Information.

31 October

love, marilyn (12A) 7 November

captain philLips (12A)

14 November

philomena (12A)

21 November

thor: the dark world 2d (Cert TBC) 28 November

THE hunger games: catching fire (Cert TBC) 5 December

saving mr banks (Cert TBC)

Please note that Big Scream films may contain material intended for adults - please check with the cinema for more information..

Toddler Time is especially designed to introduce pre-school children to the big screen.

The Kids' Club film starts at 11.00am every Saturday, with games and activities beforehand from 10.30am. Annual membership is just £4. Tickets are only £1 for members and accompanying adults, £3 for non-members.

Showing every Tuesday at 11.00am. Admission is just £3 per child, accompanying adults free, when they become members of Toddler Time.

Please note: We are not providing any official childcare. If you leave your child in the cinema, please be there on time to collect them at the end of the film.

LIAF: Animated Shorts (U)110 mins


I am Divine

91 mins

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz. USA 2013. TBC mins. Outrageous, courageous, shocking, challenging, unique: many words can describe the larger-than-life persona crafted by Harris Glenn Milstead, but perhaps the stage name the notorious muse of John Waters took for himself is the best descriptor of all: Divine. He was a loud, brash voice that stood up for millions of gay men and women who couldn’t make themselves heard, just by being out there, visible and defiant in the face of normality. Jeffrey Schwarz’s enlightening documentary screens as part of Homotopia’s John Waters Weekend.


9/10 November


23/24 November


30 November /1 December THE LOVE BUG (U) 105 mins

88 mins

Every Sunday at 11.30am. These screenings are for people on the autism spectrum and their families, friends and carers. Tickets are £3 (no concessions or free tickets for support workers).

TIMMY TIME: halloween special 5 November


3 December


12 November

OLLY THE LITTLE WHITE VAN 3 19 November bagpuss TBC 26 November

Poppy Cat TBC

Timmy Time


All shows are approximately 30 minutes long.

29 October Frankenweenie

16/17 November

(PG) 87 mins 2/3 November

Sunday 10 November, 6.30

+ Ephemeral Nature

26/27 October

Met Opera Live: Saturday 26 October, 5.55 Encore: tuesday 29 October, 12.00

The Nose

d out Live: Satureday 9 November, 5.55 sol Encore: tuesday 12 November, 12.00

Tosca NT Encores Thursday 31 October, 8.30

Benedict Cumberbatch as Creature Thursday 14 November, 8.00

Jonny Lee Miller as Creature



join and enjoy Three­FREE­cinema­tickets­+ £2­off­when­you­buy­full­ priced­cinema­tickets­+ Discounts­at­The­Garden­by­Leaf­at­FACT,­ the­FACT­Bar­and­other­local­ restaurants­and­retailers. Full­price Single £33 Joint £60

Concession­Price Single £27 Joint £50

TUesday 5 November, 12.00

Hamlet thursday 7 november, 7.00

The Habit of Art Royal Opera House Live: Monday 4 November, 5.45

Les Vepres Siciliennes RSC Live

from Stratford-upon-Avon Live: Wednesday 13 November, 7.00 out Encore: tuesday 19 November, 12.00 sold Encore: tuesday 10 December, 7.30

Richard II Bolshoi Ballet Sunday 17 November, 12.00

Le Corsaire Booking and information: 0871 902 5737

£5.50 of your Membership goes towards our award-winning community and engagement programme. To become a FACT Member, and find out more information about discounts available with your Membership card, visit us at Box Office, go to or call 08717042063

Love FACT? Double­our­money­–­donate­now! Make a direct donation to the FACT charity and, for a limited time, your generosity will be DOUBLED through the Arts Council’s Catalyst match-funding scheme. Text FACT03 + your amount to 70070, or visit to find out more.


Mobile­Memories,­ Lost­Communities

Until 3 November – Image Mobile Memories

Communities from Vauxhall and Kirkdale have been working with artist Will Schrimshaw to create a special audio heritage work exploring the lost and hidden in North Liverpool through soundscapes and digital story-telling.

Other­Exhibitions FACT­&­Heritage­Centre at­Rotunda­on­Great Mersey­Street­/­FREE For more information please contact 0151­707­4407

tenantspin­Expo tenantspin was one of FACT’s key collaborative projects, which began life as a pilot series of online broadcasts in 1999 and continued as a model of community participation until 2012. Over its 13 years, the tenantspin project provided a platform for hundreds of Liverpool residents to produce creative digital content and debate about issues relating to their lives.

Schools­Screening:­ Man­with­a­Moviecamera

4 November Man­with­ a­Moviecamera

This film was selected by artist Mark Boulos and is introduced by Keith Marley from Liverpool Screen School and followed by a tour of the Mark Boulos exhibition.

Dziga Vertov / 1929 / 68 mins – For AS / A level film and media students – Image Still from Man with a Moviecamera

Schools­Screening:­ Women­on­the­Verge­ of­a­Nervous­Breakdown15

27 November Women­on­the Verge­of­a­Nervous Breakdown15

Almodovars' black comedy-drama will be introduced by Dr Tom Whittaker, Lecturer in Film and Hispanic Studies at the University of Liverpool.

Pedro Almoldovar / 1988 / 90 mins – For GCSE / A Level Modern Foreign Language students – Image Still from Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

10am­/­The­Box­/­£4­per student,­teachers­FREE Booking essential, contact anna.kronenburg@fact.

10am­/­The­Box­/­£4­per student,­teachers­FREE Booking essential, contact anna.kronenburg@fact.

This exhibition charts tenantspin’s history, and celebrates how it led the way for FACT’s community programme working with older people and technology.

24 October – 24 November

Atrium­/­FREE – Image tenantspin


Event:­Liverpool­Film­Night 2013

28 November

Our annual showcase of Liverpool-based artists is back! This year, Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey has curated the selection of short films submitted by Liverpool based filmmakers.

Family­Programme:­ Lo-fi­Effects­and­Illusions Inspired by the techniques used in Echo, you’ll have the chance to experiment with building lo-fi ‘Peppers Ghost’ prototypes for iPad!

26 October –

2 November –

9 November –

16 November

Exhibition­Related­Events 6.30pm­/­The­Box­/­£5­£4 (Members & concs) – Image Liverpool Film Night 2013

12pm­–­4pm­/­Café­/­FREE (drop in to take part) – Image Peppers Ghost Prototype

Project:­Headspace Take part in a photography experience with Alder Hey, designed to collect and establish a comprehensive database of human headshapes for use by surgeons practising lifeenhancing craniofacial surgery.

Event:­The­Art­of­the­Surgeon As part of Headspace, award winning surgeon Christian Duncan will use prosthetic skulls to demonstrate the most advanced techniques currently being used in craniofacial surgery. Followed by Q&A session.

Tuesday - Sundays – Until 1 December

12pm­–­6pm­/­FACT­Atrium FREE­(drop in to take part) – Image Headspace photograph Developed by Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with FACT and the hospital’s associate artists.

20 November

2pm­–­4pm­/­The­Box­/ FREE Check out for more events – Image Craniofacial demonstration



30 October

A special Halloween performance of Ryan Jordan’s Possession Trance followed by a screening of silent Norwegian horror Haxan with live soundtrack by Bronnt Industries Kapital.



8pm­/­The­Box­/­£6­£5 (Members & concs) – Image Still from Haxan


FACT are proud to present the first major UK retrospective of the artist and filmmaker Mark Boulos. The exhibition includes Echo, an ambitious new work commissioned and produced by Forma in association with FACT, which allows you to encounter an uncanny video reflection of yourself.

Film:­The­Eleventh­YearU with­live­soundtrack One of Vertov’s montage-driven documentaries, The Eleventh Year displays the feats of Soviet technology and construction. Accompanied by an immersive live soundtrack by Barquentines.

Film:­Land­of­Silence­ and­DarknessU Herzog’s moving documentary explores the world of Fini Strabinger, a deaf and blind woman who dedicates her life to helping others with similar afflictions.

6 November The­Eleventh­YearU

6.30pm­/­The­Box­/­£6­£5 (Members & concs)

Dziga Vertov / 1928 / 52 mins

13 November Land­of­Silence and­Darkness­ Werner Herzog / 1971 / 83 mins

6.30pm­/­The­Box­/­£6­£5 (Members & concs) – Image Still from Land of Silence and Darkness

FREE­Entry Sun – Fri: 12pm – 6pm Sat: 11am – 6pm

This installation combines scientific research with innovative camera techniques, such as Hitchcock’s vertigo-inducing ‘contra zoom’, to produce a three-dimensional, disembodying effect, visible to the naked eye. Boulos has also chosen to show three of his earlier pieces which explore the possibilities, and limitations, of documentary filmmaking.

Image Still from The Eleventh Year

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Images­above All that Is Solid Melts into Air, Mark Boulos. 2008 – No Permanent Address, Mark Boulos, 2010 – Image­left Echo, installation at FACT, Mark Boulos, 2013

Echo is commissioned and produced by Forma in association with FACT. Supported by the Wellcome Trust, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, Pro Helvetia, Mondriaan Fund and Arts Council England. Presented as part of Abandon Normal Devices 2013.


Mark­Murphy Programme Technician What's­the­best­thing­about­FACT? The extremely diverse projects going on here! In my first month I've worked on a set of cross continental live streaming binoculars, an augmented 360 degree drawing workshop linked with Montreal and a hacked knitting machine.

Mental Manipulation

What's­making­you­excited­at­the moment? (at­FACT) I’m looking forward to our last exhibition of the year, Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life. It’s shaping up to be a huge exhibition that will make us rethink our relationship with work. Who­would­be­your­collaboration­dream­team? Probably someone like Robert Lepage and Bedwyr Williams. Robert created and directed one of the most spectacular pieces of theatre I've seen called Kà in it's own custom built venue in Las Vegas. Bedwyr is a performance artist who represented Wales in this year’s Venice Biennale. I think the combination would produce an incredible visual feast that I'd be first in the queue for. Tell­us....(a­fact,­a­secret­or­a­joke) The total weight of all the ants in the world is about the same, if not more than the weight of all the humans on the earth. Seriously. Thanks to Google for this.

Image: Echo, installation at FACT, Mark Boulos, 2013

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