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Birmingham Film Society Revisited

Dir: Various

Total running time: 75 minutes approx.

Birmingham Film Society had its inaugural screening on 18th January 1931 at the Hampton Cinema in Livery Street, offering Birmingham film-goers “the opportunity to see films of importance… which they ordinarily find difficult or impossible to see.” While the 21st century version lives on at the Library Theatre (see Until The Light Takes Us) this is a chance to sample some of the films which BFS members would have enjoyed back in the 30s; an eclectic stew including animation by Len Lye and Oskar Fischinger, pioneering documentary Housing Problems and Joris Ivens’ lyrical Rain (1929) with accompaniment by Nicholas Bullen.


Date :
March 24, 2010 @ 9:00 pm - 10:20 pm
Event Tags:
1930s, animation, birmingham, documentary, film-going, Len Lye, live score, shorts, silent cinema
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