Birmingham on Film

Month-long season of archive events and screenings, exploring the changing face of the city (16 September - 15 October). More info.


Vivid Archive

September 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - September 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
As part of Birmingham Heritage Week, Vivid Projects is cracking open their archive for a special preview

Millions Like Us

October 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Touching home-front drama following a group of women as they get to grips with working in a munitions factory

I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle

September 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Cult classic featuring a young man who buys a motorbike only to discover that it’s possessed by an evil spirit

Paradise Lost

September 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BOM
Filmmaker and wanderer Andy Howlett presents a work-in-progress investigation into the untimely demise of John Madin’s Central Library

Gangsters

October 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Opening episode of season one of Birmingham-shot TV series Gangsters

Handsworth Songs

October 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This collage essay was pieced together by the Black Audio Film Collective from their own footage, news reports and archive material

Take Me High 2016

October 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Join us canalside for this once-in-a-lifetime al fresco screening featuring special guests, the Original Pattymen.

Limelight #5

October 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Project Birmingham’s fifth edition of Limelight

Tales from the Cut

September 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am - September 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
A rare opportunity to take a peek inside the Roundhouse, a beautiful horseshoe-shaped building that was built as a coal wharf in the 1840s.

Brum on Film: Family Edition

October 8, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
One of the West Midlands’ most successful cultural exports is undoubtedly Stratford-based Ragdoll Productions, a titan of kids ...

Bhaji on the Beach

October 10, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
A gentle comedy following a multi-generational group of Asian women from their Birmingham community centre to Blackpool

A Private Enterprise

October 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Dir: Peter K. Smith UK 1974, 78 mins Cert: U Shiv Verma is a recent graduate fending off marriage offers, bogus spiritualism and ...

Looking for Kline

September 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
BOM
Walking tour of locations featured in cult 70s drama Gangsters

Privilege

September 28, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
First feature by maverick director Peter Watkins, including a range of distinctive local locations

The Colony

October 4, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dir. Philip Donnellan UK 1964, 57 mins Cert: PG* This one-hour documentary was unusual at the time in giving recent arrivals to ...

The Blue Lamp

October 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A rare chance to revisit the golden era of cinema with an introduction by Professor Roger Shannon.