Flatpack 3

11-15 March 2009


Flatpack Installation Trail

March 5, 2009 @ 8:00 am - March 16, 2009 @ 7:00 am
Five shop-windows across Birmingham city centre. Launch at Urban Outfitters in Corporation St, 6pm on Thursday 5 March.

Touki Bouki

March 16, 2009 @ 3:30 am - 5:10 am
Mory and Anta are a young couple on the Senegalese coast, skint and dreaming of Europe. They cruise dusty roads on a moped, with ...

Channel 3

March 15, 2009 @ 10:30 pm - 11:50 pm
As with the last Flatpack, we close the lid on our shorts programmes with a round-up of some of the best animation we’ve come ...

Channel 2

March 14, 2009 @ 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
A series of short film postcards, with the filmmaker using their camera to get under the skin of a place and explore their own ...

Jesus Christ Saviour

March 13, 2009 @ 4:30 am - 6:00 am
In 1971, at the height of his international fame, Klaus Kinski took to the stage of a huge auditorium in Berlin to deliver his account ...

Channel 1

March 13, 2009 @ 2:45 am - 4:05 am
Our first shorts selection is roughly themed around ‘films-about-film’ - but it’s less navel-gazing than that might ...

Moomins and the Midsummer Madness

March 15, 2009 @ 8:30 pm - 9:20 pm
A volcano erupts in Moomin Valley and heavy floods force the Moomin family to leave their house. They hitch a ride on a mysterious ...

Curzonora

March 12, 2009 @ 2:30 am - 5:00 am
Birmingham, 1901. Electric trams are making their debut on the Bristol Road, councillors are plotting to bring water all the way from ...

Knitflicks

March 14, 2009 @ 9:00 pm - 10:40 pm
Last year 7 Inch Cinema were invited to come up with something crafty to complement the ‘Fabric of Myth’ exhibition at ...

Planning for Play

March 14, 2009 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Birmingham-based artists Simon & Tom Bloor have selected a series of films as a response to As long as it lasts, their largest solo ...

Style Wars

March 14, 2009 @ 8:00 pm - 10:20 pm
Time hasn’t been kind to all the early 80s hip hop films but Style Wars remains amazingly fresh and watchable after all these ...

The Juche Idea

March 15, 2009 @ 12:30 am - 2:00 am
Jim Finn's final piece in his propaganda trilogy is an introduction to the film theory of Kim Jong Il, from the perspective of a South ...

In A Dream

March 15, 2009 @ 2:00 am - 3:30 am
Turn the corner of certain streets in Philadelphia and you may have to pinch yourself. Plastered (literally) across thousands of feet ...

Helen

March 14, 2009 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Joy was last seen a few days ago, walking across the park towards the woods in a yellow coat. One of her class-mates at college, Helen, ...

Sita Sings The Blues

March 15, 2009 @ 4:00 am - 5:40 am
Here’s one way to get over a relationship. Dumped by her boyfriend after he met someone else on a business trip to India, ...

Antville Video Selecter

March 13, 2009 @ 4:00 am - 5:30 am
videos.antville is a collective music video blog which we’ve been plundering for some time in search of promo gold. As with many ...

Felicia’s Journey

March 15, 2009 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Disconcerting drama based on William Trevor's short story, shot in the Birmingham suburbs.

Komaneko

March 14, 2009 @ 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
After being given a camera, Komaneko discovers that animation can be really fun; and hard work too. Later on she takes her camera out ...

Mystics in Bali

March 15, 2009 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
Truly bizarre horror film about an American woman (Bastian) investigating Balinese black magic who ends up under the power of a ...

Alpha Film Productions: 60 Years On

March 15, 2009 @ 8:00 pm - 9:50 pm
In 1949 John Andrews was given a second-hand Pathe 9.5mm cine camera for his 15th birthday. He and a few other boys in the ...

Paper Cinema + The Red Balloon

March 14, 2009 @ 6:30 pm - 7:40 pm
A very special double-bill to launch our family programme. Firstly there’s a performance by The Paper Cinema, who use cut-out ...

Music Box

March 14, 2009 @ 10:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Films you can dance to! A selection of short films and TV clips which all feature great music, starting with a classic Bagpuss story. ...

Tropical Malady

March 13, 2009 @ 2:30 am - 4:30 am
This was the fourth feature by Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul and his first to receive significant attention internationally, ...

Privilege

March 15, 2009 @ 10:30 pm - 12:40 am
Privilege is a dystopian satire bankrolled by Universal Studios and directed by Peter Watkins (Culloden, The War Game), made in that ...

Negative Space + Out of the Past

March 13, 2009 @ 9:00 pm - 11:25 pm
The film critic and painter Manny Farber wrote jazzy, freestyle appreciations of cinema, more concerned with moments and gestures than ...

Cyrk_Points and Slashes

March 15, 2009 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
When not designing things like the Flatpack brochure Dave Gaskarth puts on events as part of the Cyrk collective, exploring the outer ...

Vashti Bunyan: From Here To Before

March 14, 2009 @ 1:30 am - 3:20 am
The tale of singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan has solidified into legend over the past couple of years: a brief flirtation with fame in ...

Sleep Furiously

March 15, 2009 @ 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm
A flock of sheep are slowly herded along a hillside. A bale of hay gets wrapped in black plastic. A dog watches a tractor disappear in ...

Megunica

March 15, 2009 @ 4:00 am - 5:40 am
You may have come across a mural by Blu, amorphous bald creatures spread across the side of a building in some European city. Or you ...

Unpacked

March 13, 2009 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
This is the part of the festival where you have to match the artist with their underwear. Oh no, we ditched that idea. OK, it’s a ...

BAFTA Animated Shorts nominees

March 15, 2009 @ 12:00 am - 1:15 am
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in partnership with ScreenWM is proud to present a screening of the nominated ...

Moon Dreams

March 14, 2009 @ 1:30 am - 3:50 am
We’ve been meaning to do a programme like this for ages, and the 400th anniversary of Galileo first pointing his telescope at the ...

Goth Cruise

March 14, 2009 @ 1:30 am - 3:05 am
If you’ve been to one of the sunnier All Tomorrow’s Parties and witnessed pale, black-clad festival-goers picking their ...

Let The Right One In

March 16, 2009 @ 4:30 am - 6:40 am
Pale 12-year old Oskar (Hedebrant) lives in the suburbs of Stockholm with his mother, and dreams of taking revenge on the bullies at ...

Installations at Floodgate Kino

March 13, 2009 @ 12:30 am - March 16, 2009 @ 2:00 am
This year Flatpack will be making itself at home in a warehouse on Floodgate St, Digbeth. Between Thursday and Sunday you can drop in ...

Shifty

March 16, 2009 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 am
Back in the suburbs where he grew up after a few years away, Chris (Mays) hooks up with school-friend Shifty (Ahmed) and spends the day ...

Shorts on Walls

March 15, 2009 @ 1:30 am - 3:00 am
A special Flatpack edition of Shorts on Walls, an occasional gathering convened by Animation Forum WM where animators from the region ...

John Madin: Architect

March 16, 2009 @ 1:30 am - 3:30 am
An evening of archive film and discussion devoted to Birmingham's ever-changing skyline, including a screening of the BBC's 1965 ...

Kinopixel: Exploding the Image

March 15, 2009 @ 12:00 am - 12:50 am
A programme of experimental film and new media art including work by Lis Rhodes and Guy Sherwin. Curated by Darryl Georgiou, and first ...

One Night in One City

March 14, 2009 @ 4:30 am - 6:05 am
Anyone who has stumbled around the back-alleys of Zizkov after dark will find plenty to recognise here - although you may not have come ...

Animal Magic

March 15, 2009 @ 6:30 pm - 7:40 pm
We’ve already had cats and mice, and now here’s a whole herd of animal films...

Sumatran Folk Cinema

March 14, 2009 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An hour of mesmerising musical footage filmed around Sumatra in Northern Indonesia by the folks who run Sublime Frequencies records, ...

Guy Sherwin: Man With Mirror

March 15, 2009 @ 2:00 am - 3:30 am
We’re very happy that filmmaker Guy Sherwin is here to introduce a selection of his work. Sherwin studied painting and then went ...

Close Down

March 16, 2009 @ 3:30 am - 6:30 am
The end! Watch the weekend gently slide away in the company of live guests July Skies and an unofficial 'best of the fest'. Presented ...

Tokyo!

March 15, 2009 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 am
Three very different half-hour films combine to create an enjoyably skewed portrait of contemporary Tokyo, more satisfying than many ...

Mystery Train

March 14, 2009 @ 4:30 am - 7:30 am
It’s Friday night. To mark this momentous occasion, Floodgate Kino will be opening its doors for an evening of performance, film ...

Picnic at the Edge

March 15, 2009 @ 11:00 pm - 1:30 am
Ingredients for this leisurely Sunday afternoon romp will include cheesy wotsits, archive film and Deritend folklore, as Friction Arts ...

Outer Sight

March 15, 2009 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am
Birmingham's irregular Psychedelic Speakeasy Cinema presents the (un)usual mix of resident and guest djs and a super secret programme ...

Beautiful Losers

March 16, 2009 @ 1:15 am - 2:55 am
In the early 90s Aaron Rose set up a New York shopfront gallery which became a lightning-rod for a loose collective of artists. They ...

A Cross The Universe

March 15, 2009 @ 2:00 am - 3:30 am
Justice like to whip their audiences into a frenzy, pummelling them with flashing lights and apocalyptic basslines until they’re ...