Explore 50 years of Chinese history through an extraordinary collection of rare travelogues, newsreels and home movies from the BFI archives.
Danish Documentary filmmaker Andreas Johnsen travels the world to investigate insects as an alternative food resource.
Dutch A-V artist Zeno van den Broek creates pulsating geometric shapes which collide perfectly with raw electronic textures.
Lynch reflects on his career while pottering around his studio engaged in his first love, painting.
Another chance to marvel at this Cliff Richard canal & burger themed oddity.
Brain-piercing silver balls, homicidal space midgets and a Tall Man who frequents the local graveyard.
An aquatic selection of moving image works tailored to the unique Roundhouse building.
Award-winning writer Alys Fowler sets out in an inflatable kayak to explore Birmingham's canal network.
The film where it all began for David Lynch, with a hypnotic reworking of the original score by French synth duo Cercueil.
A genuinely pioneering example of augmented reality mixing film, theatre, performance, and technological trickery.
A life-affirming and very funny feature about a young boy in a foster home.
A dreamy pastoral melodrama with lo-fi electronica by Scotland-based Polish musician Ela Orleans.
A rare showing of Matthew Barney's heavily symbolic five-film epic.
Deborah Pearson delves into her own family history to reflect on the way we continually reshape and censor the past.
Holorama is filmmaker Jeff Desom's answer to a modern day optical theatre.
An epic of melodramatic villainy in ten episodes, the story of a bitter love triangle accompanied by nimble-fingered pianist John Sweeney.
The debut feature from long-time Flatpack favourite Johannes Nyholm.
A one-day event exploring some of the latest innovations in cinema exhibition.
A pulsating journey across the far-flung corners of Africa from the creators of the Black Power Mixtape.
Mindhorn is a long-forgotten 80s detective drama about a private detective on the Isle of Man with a bionic eye-patch.
Flatpack and Ikon have teamed up with two of Birmingham’s most exciting musical forces to present this one-of-a-kind matinee performance.
Beatrix Kiddo awakens from a 4-year coma and sets out on a quest to murder Bill, her former lover and partner in crime.
“It’s crazy. How the **** did it get to this?” muses Jason Williamson, head under a towel after a festival-conquering Glastonbury set.
Forty-something Dr Kostis becomes obsessed with a young woman on a Greek island.
Welcome to the kingdom of quirkiness, the world of surreal animation.
The Cinema Travellers is a portrait of two contrasting touring operators in rural India.
A rare opportunity to venture inside one of Birmingham’s landmarks, and to rediscover a forgotten master of silent film.
We’re teaming up with Fierce to present a raucous wake for a dying medium: scheduled television.
The twisted parable of aspiring actress Betty Elms (Naomi Watts) as she becomes lost in a dangerous world, now in 4k.
Flatpack 11 took place in venues across Birmingham from 4-9 April 2017, with a particular focus on the city centre, Southside district and our lovely canals.
You can view a PDF of our lovely 2017 brochure here.