Simon Pegg is Coming to Manchester Film Festival

Taking part in a Q&A of the screening of his new film with director Katharine O’Brien.

By Manchester's Finest | 6 March 2020

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LOST TRANSMISSIONS is screening at Manchester Film Festival 2020 on Sunday 8th March at 5:30pm at the Odeon, Great Northern.

The new feature film sees Pegg in a rare dramatic role, playing an acclaimed music producer who goes off his medication for schizophrenia. The film also stars Juno Temple as a friend who chases him through the L.A. music scene, trying to get him the help he needs.

Simon Pegg will be attending the screening of LOST TRANSMISSIONS and also be taking part in a Q&A alongside director Katharine O’Brien.

The film will be having its Manchester Premiere after having its World Premiere at Tribeca and UK Premiere at Glasgow and Pegg and director Katharine O’Brien will be on hand to take questions from the audience after the screening.

Pegg who is the star of the Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End), the Mission Impossible franchise and the Star Trek franchise has said that the film has helped him open up about his own struggles with mental health and that it represented a great opportunity to work with a female director.

Katharine O’Brien is making her directorial debut with the film after having previously written The Automatic Hate and worked on Virgin Suicides and Buffalo ʼ66.

O’Brien also wrote LOST TRANSMISSIONS and has said that the film is based on events she experienced when a close friend went off his medication.


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Where: Odeon, Great Northern, 235 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN
When: Sunday 8th March
Time: 5:30pm