We have just announced our next two screenings taking place in Birkenhead. Join us for two classic British films made by Michael Powell and Emergic Pressburger as part of the BFI’s Cinema Unbound season.

Wednesday 6 December 6.30pm
A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (Cert U / 104 mins / 1946)
Birkenhead Town Hall, Hamilton Square
Screening from a 35mm print from the BFI Archive, a magical romance starring David Niven as a pilot who cheats death and must argue for his life to save his fledgling romance with an American radio operator. This screening will be a rare chance to see the Town Hall, a truly beautiful building.

Tuesday 12 December 6.00pm
THE RED SHOES (Cert PG / 135 mins / 1948)
Future Yard, 75 Argyle St, Birkenhead
Plus Kate Bush Tribute featuring Sophie Bernice. Follow Victoria Page a rising star torn between the man she loves, a Russian impresario and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. After we will pay tribute to Kate Bush whose album of the same name was inspired by the film.

Tickets are pay-what-you-feel so that everyone can enjoy these films – ranging from free / £3 / £6. Booking links > > >

Our Adventures…

Collaboration & Community

A photo of an outdoor projection, a brick wall of a building on the left is Everton Library and an illustrated image of books and a computer is being projected onto it. A crowd of people are gathered to watch the projections. It is late evening and in a park with grass and trees in the background.
Projections on Everton Library, 9th October 2021

Our community work follows the Respect – Connect – Reflect – Direct process outlined by Tyson Yunkaporta. Our collaborative projects include:

Scalarama: an international initiative to create a collaborative cinema celebration every September, and supporting the BFI release of the new Scala!!! documentary in 2024.

Yore Lens on L8: hosting and advising on accessibility for Akoma Arts’ video film screening project

Community Cinema in Merseyside: with recent collaborations including Liverpool Tool Library, Unity Theatre & Everton Library’s 125th Birthday

Heritage & Archive Work

Young audience member talking after our Walton Wonders archive screening, December 2022

We offer consultancy for archives alongside screen heritage programmes for communities, highlighting issues of erasure, collective memory and decolonial approaches, which include:

Home Video Day: encouraging digitalisation of analogue materials from people’s video collections in close partnership with North West Film Archive.

Community Archive Commissions: working with community partners and cultural organisations with clients including Culture Liverpool, Yore Lens on L8 and Abandon Normal Devices.

Tag L8: devising a new digital platform for communities to upload, tag and interact with their own archive material

Research & Innovation

A screenshot of 8 people on a Zoom call, each holding up a copy of the book A Nazi Word for A Nazi Thing.
Radical Cinema Reading Collective, 16th December 2020

Our approach to creating best practice is to research into alternative, holistic methodologies, where well-being and the environment are prioritised.

UKRI – Community Research Networks: leading a consortium of partners including Culture Liverpool, Liverpool World Centre, Our House and Walton Youth & Community Project to create a community-lead research network.

Radical Cinema Reading Collective: creating safe online spaces to connect and be in solidarity with others through reading and discussing radical texts

58%: game-changing film programming at Liverpool Small Cinema foregrounding women, trans and non-binary filmmakers as well as cinema workers

Training & Consultancy

A photo of an outdoor cinema, a large LED screen showing the film Song of the Sea, with a group of people sitting on grass watching the screen. The image on the screen is of an animation, a small boy is talking is talking to a spirit looking into a swirl of blue water.
Song of the Sea at Bidston, Abandon Normal Devices Festival 2021. Photo: Chris Foster 16

Offering our support and expertise to other cinemas and festivals through innovative and bespoke training schemes and consultancy sessions.

Take One Action Film Festival: delivering a 5 year plan for Scotland’s global action cinema project including leadership structures, audience development and fundraising strategies

Come and Meet Another Me: Bradford’s National Science and Media Museum’s community programming scheme. Leading on training and facilitating community discussions

Consultancy and advice services: clients include BFI, Abandon Normal Devices, Metal Liverpool and Storyhouse


Call out for artists and cultural workers to collaborate with us

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We are based at Toxteth TV, 

37-45 Windsor St, Liverpool  L8 1XE

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Michael Pierce & Monika Rodriguez

cinemanationcic ( at ) gmail.com

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