004: Now Showing Club - Documentary Only Cinema

You may have heard of other incredible projects happening at The Old Bank Residency.

For us, we’re proud to announce the next phase brought to you by the team responsible for The Old Bank Residency and giving us our residency within this space.

Standard Practice


Standard Practice take a DIY approach to the built environment. They aim to keep places engaging and a true reflection of people and culture. This is a new studio model, operating in the overlap of design, fabrication, performance and architecture and works in fond association with Planit-IE. Standard Practice consult on public spaces, throw neighbourhood parties, and operate urban fabrication facilities.

Standard Practice are a D+AD award winning placemaking studio named as one of Creative Review’s top 50 Creative Leaders in 2018. The studio was formed in 2016 around a shared belief that places work better when everybody is involved in building them.

The project here at The Old Bank Residency is headed up by Project Manager, Neil Greenhalgh.

For any information regarding The Old Bank Residency & Now Showing Club: neil@standardpractice.studio 



‘Now Showing Club’.

Come down for the opening, we’ll be serving the usual array of coffee delights.

As well as popcorn and soft drinks to keep


Now Showing Club is Manchester's first dedicated documentary cinema and will be showcasing 50 films from Dogwoof's back catalogue in 2019.

Visitors can expect a curated selection of titles which have received 24 Oscar nominations, including Free Solo, Minding the Gap, RBG, The Act of Killing and Blackfish.

Showings will take place at 19:00 every Monday and Tuesday evening.



Started in 2003 by Andy Whittaker. Dogwoof is a London-based, documentary film company integrating production, world sales and UK distribution. Dogwoof has so far released 24 Oscar®-nominated documentaries, with four wins and an additional three BAFTA winners; notable titles include Oscar®-winning and BAFTA-winning Free Solo (the UK's highest grossing documentary of 2018), BAFTA-nominated Three Identical Strangers, Oscar®-nominated RBG, BAFTA-winning The Act of Killing and Blackfish. Dogwoof's TDog production investment fund has premiered two films in Sundance Film Festival - Westwood and Halston - with more in the production and post-production stage; the fund is focused on feature docs, docu-series, and remake rights, gearing up the company towards vertical integration. 

https://dogwoof.com | @dogwoof 




6th - 7th May 2019

Start Time: 19:00


A commercial diver is stranded on the seabed with 5 minutes of oxygen, but no chance of rescue for more than 30 minutes. With access to amazing archive, this is the true story of one man’s impossible fight for survival. 

Monday 6th May - Tuesday 7th May

Running Time: 1h 30m. 

Starting Time: 19:00


13th - 14th May 2019

Start Time: 19:00


Bing Liu's Academy Award®-nominated documentary Minding The Gap is a coming-of-age saga drawing on over 12 years of footage in his Rust Belt hometown hit hard by decades of recession. In his quest to understand why so many of his peers in the skateboarding community ran away from home when they were younger, Bing follows 23-year-old Zack as he becomes a father and 17-year-old Keire as he gets his first job. As the story unfolds, Bing is thrust into the middle of Zack's tumultuous relationship with his girlfriend and Keire's inner struggles with racial identity and his deceased father. As we watch the boys grow up before our eyes, we experience the joy, sacrifice, and hope in the gap between childhood and adulthood.

Monday 13 May - Tuesday 14 May

Running Time: 1h 33m. 

Starting Time: 19:00


20th - 21st May 2019

Start Time: 19:00

Maiden is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Tracy’s dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she re-mortgaged her home and bought a second-hand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. With the support of her remarkable crew she went on to shock the sport and prove that women are the equal of men.

Monday 20 May - Tuesday 21 May

Running Time: 1h 37m.

Starting Time: 19:00


27th - 28th May 2019

Start Time: 19:00


Twenty-three-year-old Nadia Murad’s life is a dizzying array of exhausting undertakings—from giving testimony before the U.N. to visiting refugee camps to soul-bearing media interviews and one-on-one meetings with top government officials. With deep compassion and a formal precision and elegance that matches Nadia’s calm and steely demeanor, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach follows this strong-willed young woman, who survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaped the hands of ISIS to become a relentless beacon of hope for her people, even when at times she longs to lay aside this monumental burden and simply have an ordinary life.

Monday 27 May - Tuesday 28 May

Running Time: 1h 35m.

Starting Time: 19:00