Manual Cinema is an Emmy Award-winning performance collective, design studio, and film production company.

Upcoming Projects

Manual Cinema Presents: Leonardo! A Wonderful Show about A Terrible Monster
Premiers January 29, 2022 in Chicago,IL
Adapted from the beloved children’s books by Mo Willems, and realized through mind-bending projection, DIY cinema, music, and immersive sound by critically-acclaimed multimedia artists Manual Cinema, Leonardo & Sam tells the story of a monster who longs to be scary and the big decisions about identity and empathy that we all must make.
In Theatres August 27, 2021
Nia DaCosta directs this contemporary incarnation of the cult classic featuring shadow puppetry by Manual Cinema.
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Touring October, 2021
Love, loss, and creation merge in unexpected ways in this thrilling classic gothic tale conceived by Manual Cinema.
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