The Manchester Crime and Justice Film Festival: Mona Lisa
Venue: Number 70 Oxford Road
Thu 9 May 2019
A festival of crime films chosen by crime experts to give an alternative take on the contemporary problem of crime, justice and punishment in the 21st Century.
This month-long festival brings together crime fiction to illuminate crime fact.
Eighties neo-noir crime classic starring Bob Hoskins Cathy Tyson and Michael Caine written and directed by Neil Jordan
George is a small-time crook just out of prison who discovers his tough-guy image is out of date. Reduced to working as a minder/driver for high class call girl Simone, he has to agree when she asks him to find a young colleague from her King's Cross days. That's when George's troubles just start.
Introduction and Q&A
Going straight…it aint easy– In an introduction to the film and Q and A afterwards PERU's Kevin Wong will expose the obstacles faced by prisoners leaving prison, why two out of three short term prisoners reoffend and what could be done to help prisoners go straight.