Flatpack 7




Colour Box: Flying Colours

March 29, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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Taking the aerial route, these shorts take us on a trip high up into the clouds with animals, people, and even books taking to the air.

Sol Cinema

March 22, 2013 @ 11:00 am - March 23, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
A caravan converted into a solar-powered picturehouse - easily the smallest cinema at this year's festival, and one of the snazziest.

Only The Young

March 30, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A beautifully composed snapshot of two teenage Christian skaters in Suburban California played out to old soul tunes.

Unpacked

March 28, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
**Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. All advance ticket holders will be refunded in full.** After a brief hiatus, UNPACKED ...

Grey Gardens

March 22, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
One-of-a-kind documentary by the Maysles Brothers, selected and introduced by Alice Lowe (Sightseers).

Kabaddi

March 31, 2013 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Before Shipwrecked and Popworld, way back before Football Italia, Channel 4’s Sunday morning ‘hangover slot’ was ...

Moomins and the Comet Chase

March 29, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Those delightful little hippo-like creatures are back and in delightful puppet-form.

Dissimilated Visions

March 21, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - March 23, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
Located in the Film Bug Hub, Dissimilated Visions is a single screen installation of some of the finest contemporary experimental works ...

Safety Last!

March 21, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Great Western Arcade becomes a cinema for the evening, playing host to a rip-roaring Harold Lloyd comedy famous for one particular moment.

Edgeless Shapes

March 27, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The first of our animation programmes concentrates on the more hypnotic side of the art with an assortment of playful, surreal, and ...

Eyes on the Prize

March 31, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
As Flatpack 7 slips through our fingers, we gather in the Palais once more to bid farewell to the whole shooting-match. This time ...

Wadjda

March 31, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Wadjda arrives weighed down not just with festival plaudits but plenty of history too, as the first film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia ...

Natural Habitats

March 29, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 7:50 pm
Our second animation programme promises both joyous and sombre takes on life.

The Name’s not Bond

March 23, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
NBCQ presents a panel celebrating a new era in our rich British film culture whilst asking - how do we sustain homegrown talent?

Tilted Axis (Repeat)

March 31, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Exploring their subjects with somewhat of a shifted perspective, things aren’t always as they seem in this selection of works from some ...

Vanishing Waves

March 30, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This distinctive Lithuanian sci-fi follows a scientist through neural transfer into the consciousness of a young coma victim, a world ...

Ernest and Celestine

March 31, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Charming, funny animated tale about a forbidden friendship between a bear and a mouse, by the duo behind A Town Called Panic.

Renga

March 28, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
**This event has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. Apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment this may ...

8mm Cine Club

March 23, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Set up last year at Wednesfield Community Centre, 8mm Cine Club is a place to screen old film reels amongst friends. Having unearthed ...

Tilted Axis

March 29, 2013 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Exploring their subjects with somewhat of a shifted perspective, things aren’t always as they seem in this selection of works from some ...

Back to the Lab

March 29, 2013 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Barring a Wikipedia entry you can barely find a trace of Birmingham Arts Lab online, but its influence on the city’s cultural landscape ...

Short and Swede

March 23, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Lo-fi, crass and genuinely funny truncated versions of popular feature films.

Lars Laumann works

March 29, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grand Union and Flatpack present a brief introduction to Lars Laumann’s moving image work. Morrissey Foretelling the Death of Diana ...

The Phantom Tollbooth

March 30, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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The late, great Chuck Jones' only full-length feature comes in the form of this charming oddity.

Animation Station: Make Some Movies

March 29, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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HAND-DRAWN ANIMATION WORKSHOPS A chance to make your very own animated film with Peter Millard and Ben Cady who will be delivering ...

The Quiet Pioneer

March 30, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An insight into the life and work of the founder of Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Sir Barry Jackson.

Secret Screenings

March 22, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Behind the hidden door you’ll find a delightful little cinema, but how to find it?

Out of the Inkwell

March 31, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hailed as the master of Chinese animation, Te Wei (1915–2010) was a pioneering animator and cartoonist. He developed a brushstroke ...

The King

March 30, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 10:10 pm
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A familiar story is told in an unfamiliar way in this Italian film about Jesus' last days.

Celluloid Nights

March 27, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
An evening of analogue film antics at Thinktank, in the birthplace of celluloid.

A Hijacking

March 31, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 10:20 pm
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A high quality Scandinavian drama with a woolly jumper nowhere to be seen? Surely not!

Eastern Lo-Fi

March 28, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dir: Various, 80 mins There are some trailers which make viewing the complete film a new life-priority. When we saw the teaser for ...

The Mind of Evil

March 30, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Doctor (Jon Pertwee) and his companion Jo Grant (Katy Manning) visit Stangmoor prison to see the Keller Machine, a device designed ...

Flatpack Palais Opening

March 28, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
After a week of exciting events in equally exciting places Flatpack is coming home to the Flatpack Palais, and this year we even have ...

Departure Lounge: Strings

March 26, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Rob Savage will join us for a screening of his much praised debut about the love -stumblings of four young people.

Colour Box: Bugs and Beasts

March 30, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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Cunning birds, wriggly insects, and singing monsters light up this selection of animated shorts.

Surreal Enigmas

March 23, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Screening to mark his recent centenary, Surreal Enigmas (dir: Silvano Levy, UK 1995, 15 mins) features an interview with Conroy Maddox ...

Gangs of Digbeth

March 29, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Later this year the BBC screen a new six-part drama by Steven Knight called Peaky Blinders, about the violent netherworld of ...

Oh To Be in England

March 22, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Launching a bricolage of sounds, documentary films and memorabilia, exploring the anarchic spirit of the late 60s and 70s.

Sarah Angliss

March 30, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An extraordinary performance from Sarah Angliss in the spirit of Bruce Lacey. Sarah will be performing with her theremin, laptop and ...

Consuming Spirits

March 24, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Beautifully detailed 16mm animation about a rust-belt town, fifteen years in the making.

Basha

March 29, 2013 @ 11:00 am - March 31, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Barbara ‘Basha’ Baranowska was part of the famed Polish Poster School that began in the late 1950s. Together with artists such as Jan ...

MondoManila

March 29, 2013 @ 10:45 pm
This delirious, trashy slum voyage has emerged from a wave of fresh, street-level filmmaking coming out of the Philippines.

Babeldom

March 24, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Using footage and visual data gathered from all over, Paul Bush constructs a vision of a future city that isn't so far removed from the ...

Spring Breakers

March 25, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Harmony Korine brings his particular vein of controversy to this tale of a quartet of restless college girls who resort to crime to ...

Screen-printing workshop

March 30, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
In the thirty years since the Arts Lab press closed down we’ve seen the rise of digital printing, and yet the art of silkscreen is ...

The Gatekeepers

March 23, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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A documentary like nothing else at this year's festival with insights into Israel's security agency from the people who used to run it.

KINO 10: ROFLOL

March 23, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Well, maybe not rolling on the floor, but there’s sure to be plenty of lolz in this selection of shorts curated by Birmingham short ...

A Taste of Flatpack

March 21, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
If you’re dipping your toes into the Flatpack bath for the first time then this is the screening for you. Cramming the best of ...

Kopf Kino

March 21, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - March 23, 2013 @ 10:00 pm
A converted shopping trolley that projects your face onto the nearest building.

Cyclomania

March 30, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
A celebration of the two-wheeled velocipede, featuring pedal-powered films, the Cyclotrope, bike polo and the world famous Bicycle ...

Pedal-powered cinema

March 21, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
If you’re seeking entertainment and exercise on your lunchbreak, here’s both in one handy package. With help from Bike ...

Flying Blind

March 23, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A post-9/11 take on the paranoid thrillers of the Cold War, with a dash of sexual drama.

Good Vibrations

March 22, 2013 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
This biopic of Terri Hooley sparkles with 70s fashion, oodles of charm and a brilliant soundtrack.

Nightlife

March 23, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
A selection of short films and archive gems celebrating the joys of a night on the tiles.

While it Lasts

March 22, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
David Raymond Conroy / Benedict Drew / Matthew Ferguson Joanne Masding / Hannah Perry / Matthew Noel-Tod This screening programme ...

Shynola: Collected Works

March 28, 2013 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
A chance to take stock of Shynola’s terrific back-catalogue, peek inside their sketch-books, and get a live director’s commentary.

One Mile Away

March 26, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
A fascinating documentary from Penny Woolcock on negotiations between rival gangs in Birmingham.

Chasing Ice

March 22, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Established in early 2010 The Birmingham Co-operative Film Society and The Co-operative Membership provide public screenings of ‘films ...

Birmingham Arts Lab Sessions

March 28, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - March 30, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
An atmospheric audio installation featuring rare interviews with key players from the Birmingham Arts Lab scene.

Invisible Architecture

March 23, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Birmingham is a city known for its stark public buildings, planning misadventures and fervent commercial revisionism. Yet it was once a ...

Picture Houses: exhibition opening

March 26, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Photographer John Fallon has spent a number of years tracking down former cinemas in varying degrees of disrepair, and capturing ...

Subterraneans

March 22, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Beneath our feet, the city is riddled with miles of underground roads, abandoned subways, service tunnels, bomb shelters, lost rivers, ...

Cartoon Rock

March 30, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Get Saturday started off on the right track, with free films and free cereal, as we turn the Palais into one big living room.

Animation Station: Make Some Noise

March 30, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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SOUND EFFECTS WORKSHOPS Laura Kloss and Adam Mendez (Foley Sound Recordist ‘Fantastic Mr Fox‘) present “MAKE SOME ...

Possession

March 29, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Zulawski's psycho sexual break-up melt-down movie mingles horror, tragedy and humour in an unprecedented way.