June 18th, 2012 by Asha





COME TO THE CINEMA! The Black Lion pub in Salford is proud to announce the launch of its HD pub cinema. Inspired by some of the more special and one-off film theatres from across the world; from New York to Australia – we’re making our cinema independent, with cheaper tickets – and it’s in Salford.

Here’s the line up for July’s first set.


WE ARE POETS//80mins// Tuesday 3rd July// £5 per ticket

Brave New Voices, the most prestigious poetry slam competition in America, chooses a group of Leeds teenagers to represent the UK at their upcoming competition in Washington DC.

The Leeds Young Authors suddenly have to up their game, and  witty full-throated diatribes, voicing the concerns of a generation of multi-ethnic British teenagers.

Sheffield-based filmmakers Alex Ramseyer-Bache and Daniel Lucchesi follow the group as they get ready for the event that could change their lives forever.  Carefully crafted sequences illuminated by lyrics, mashed up with raw documentary, ‘We Are Poets’ challenges the stereotype of the apathetic young person.


 FILM 2: MARINA ABROMAVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT//106 mins// £5 per ticket

An inspiration to Lady Gaga, Tracey Emin, Blur and a MIF regular: watch a rare glimpse into the workings and intricate thought processes of the  workings and intricate thought processes of the world’s greatest – and oft-considered, first ever – conceptual artist.

As the film opens, we find Marina in the final throes of planning her exhibition. We see her flitting around the museum, consulting with curators, gallerists, and designers, cracking jokes and charming everyone who crosses her path. As longtime friend and MoMA curator Klaus Biesenbach puts it: “Marina is never not performing.” In a strategy meeting, she sets the stakes for what lies ahead: at 63, she has lost patience with being a fringe artist. What she wants now is for performance art to be legitimated. She is thinking of her legacy––and the MoMA show, as she well knows, can secure it once and for all. It is one thing to be “alternative” when you are 20 or 30 or 40, she says to camera. “But excuse me, I’m 63!  I don’t want to be alternative anymore!