Flatpack 3

11-15 March 2009


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...