Flatpack 7




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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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?

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 ...

Celluloid Nights

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

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.

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 ...

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).

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Short and Swede

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

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.

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!

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Natural Habitats

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

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.

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?

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...