Edge @TheBlackLion

Kinofilm are screening the North West Premier of Carol Morley’s fiction feature debut “EDGE”

By Lee Isherwood | Last updated 29 May 2012

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a Carol Morley film – EDGE @ The Black Lion
Wed 25th April, 7.30 pm
65 Chapel Street, Salford, Gtr. Manchester. M3 5HW

Kinofilm are screening the Manchester and North West Premier of Carol Morley’s fiction feature debut “EDGE”, starring Maxine Peake and Paul Hilton, at Kino’s exclusive cinema lounge, upstairs at The Black Lion, Salford’s independent creative pub on Chapel Street.

Film Synopsis:
A washed-up pop star (PAUL HILTON) arrives at the Cliff Edge Hotel looking for inspiration and meets a guilt-ridden woman (MAXINE PEAKE), who is desperate to recover her past. An older woman (MARJORIE YATES) checks into a room with dark intent, but encounters a chambermaid (ANIA WENDZIKOWSKA) who just won’t let her die. A blind date set up on the Internet between two teenagers (JOE DEMPSIE, NICHOLA BURLEY) fails to turn out like either of them expected.

Meanwhile, receptionist Linda (JULIE T. WALLACE) is absorbed in completing a jigsaw puzzle, while waitress Deb (KEELEY FORSYTH) can’t get enough of her self-help book. Over the course of two days and one night, the hotel guests, frozen into the snowy landscape, begin to thaw- and to find a purpose that connects them all.

The Evening
The screening will be supported by a retrospective of the earlier short films of Carol Morley; Everyday Something (2001) and Stalin My Neighbour (2004).

Carol will do a Skype interview with our very own media commentator and punk rock musician John Robb, following the screening. Star of the film Maxine Peake will be present at the screening and John Robb will do a live Q&A with Maxine following Carol’s interview.

“… a group of disparate lost souls gravitate to a rundown desolate seaside town in search of new horizons. Over the course of two days, now frozen into the bleak landscape, they begin to find a purpose that unites them all..”

Doors open at 7.30 and the programme will commence at 7.45. Following the two shorts there will be a short drinks intermission then the feature and Q&A will following, finishing at 10.30 pm.