Flatpack 9




Media/Culture

March 21, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BOM
Assist Dan Burwood in investigating the effect of bacteria on photographic prints, and take away your own edible cultures.

Shape Shifters

March 28, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Short films for all ages, with magical transformations including a mum who turns into an aeroplane and cakes that come to life.

Collage Party

March 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Celebrating the art of the cut-out and the cut-up, with a free-ranging lineup of music, film, art and food in spaces throughout Minerva ...

The Creeping Garden

March 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mesmerising voyage into the hidden world of slime moulds, with music by Jim O'Rourke.

DIY Sci-Fi (Sunday)

March 29, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Model-builders and filmmakers Trevor and Steven invite you into a hand-made universe created out of recycled junk.

Video Essays

March 29, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A sample of this burgeoning online form, which dissects everything from Bresson and Kubrick to Seinfeld and Transformers.

Drawn to be Wild

March 28, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free drop-in activities throughout our Colour Box day, where you can create your own cartoon character.

Sidewalk Stories

March 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
A modern silent, Sidewalk Stories is Charles Lane's 1980s New York homage to Chaplin's The Kid.

CineCafe 2

March 21, 2015 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
To complement the cupping, a selection of caffeine-scented short films.

Gone For A Soldier

March 22, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Donnellan's ambitious (and at the time controversial) two-parter exploring the history of the British military.

DIY Sci-Fi (Saturday)

March 28, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Model-builders and filmmakers Trevor and Steven invite you into a hand-made universe created out of recycled junk.

Girlhood

March 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Parisian coming-of-age tale about Marieme, who discovers a whole new world when she joins an all-girl gang.

Beethoven’s 5th

March 23, 2015 @ 10:00 am - March 27, 2015 @ 10:00 pm
Emily Wright’s single screen installation sees herself playing all the parts to the German composer’s masterwork.

Tomorrow Is Always Too Long

March 29, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
This new feature by Phil Collins is a kaleidoscopic vision of Glasgow starring its citizens and the songs of Cate Le Bon.

Heart Bypass

March 28, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Brilliantly Birmingham triple-bill. Features a 1963 public information film about the ringroad, an episode of Rex the Runt, and ...

Ink & Pixels

March 23, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
A sneak peek at Made You Look, a new documentary about the UK's graphic arts scene.

Family Portraits

March 28, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Selection of documentary, animation and drama, with each film offering a distinctive take on the modern family.

AVA exhibition opening

March 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Launch of an exhibition exploring the history of visual music and live cinema, complete with timeline and a Harmonograph.

Landmarks 4-6

March 21, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Final three episodes of Donnellan’s six-parter, mirroring the seven ages of man by tracing a line from birth to death.

Zarafa

March 28, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Our Colour Box day draws to a close with this beautiful animated feature from France.

Walk Cheerfully

March 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ozu's delicious, Tokyo spin on a classic gangster tale, with live benshi narration and musical accompaniment.

8Bit Lounge

March 20, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Try your hand at Pong, Duck Hunt, Space Invaders and many other classics at this gaming drop-in.

Cross City Walks

March 27, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - March 29, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Pete Ashton presents a treadmill installation which enables you to retrace his journeys across the city.

A Taste of Flatpack

March 20, 2015 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
A chance to sample selections from across the Flatpack shorts lineup, spanning comedy and non-fiction, animation and experimental.

The Tribe

March 22, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Ukrainian feature about a deaf mute teenager who struggles to fit in at a boarding school. Told through sign-language.

Cross Frequencies

March 26, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Eclectic shorts programme made up of innovative works by video artists from all over the world.

Landmarks 1-3

March 21, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The first three episodes of Donnellan’s six-part series, mirroring the seven ages of man by tracing a line from birth to death.

The Colony

March 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Donnellan's 1964 film on Caribbeans in north Birmingham, seen in a different light thanks to a rescore by Birmingham Jazz.

CineCafe 1

March 21, 2015 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
An hour of coffee-scented short films.

Video Strolls

March 29, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Video Strollers create and curate short films of an exploratory, ambulatory nature.

You, The Living

March 28, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:40 pm
The middle installment in Andersson's trilogy features an even wider, stranger cast of characters.

Festival of (In)appropriation

March 27, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The latest touring programme from this annual Los Angeles event, celebrating shortform work that samples or repurposes in inventive ways.

Flatpack post-mortem

March 29, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
With the finish line in sight, it’s time to pick over the bones of the festival and imagine what it might be next year. Join ...

Standby for Tape Backup

March 25, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
“Two years ago, I found a videotape in my loft. On it: one and a half films, one quiz show and two sitcoms. Somehow it became the ...

The Colour of Pomegranates

March 29, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:10 pm
Parajanov's rhapsody on the life of Armenian poet and musican Sayat-Nova, restored to its original eye-popping glory.

Amusement Park

March 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am - March 28, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Showing in the UK for the first time, an interactive exhibition from a group of contemporary Finnish animators.

Tokyo Tribe

March 28, 2015 @ 10:30 pm - 12:30 am
Mind-blowing yakuza hip hop musical set in a near-future Tokyo on the verge of all-out gang war.

Sirens

March 22, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Audio visual work by Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa, which attempts to find a visual analogue for economic collapse.

Force Majeure

March 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An avalanche disrupts a Swedish family's skiing holiday in Ruben Ostlund's latest feature.

Ta-Co Workshop

March 25, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In advance of Usaginingen's performance tonight, a chance to create your own optomechanical device.

Richard Dawson

March 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Both tender and brutal, apparently ramshackle but completely on it, Richard Dawson's performances are an experience not be missed.

The Finnish Line

March 24, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
To complement new exhibition The Amusement Park, a selection of films by some of the animators whose work features in the show.

Riddles & Recitals

March 28, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
An eclectic mix of short films with everything from Oscar-nominated animations to locally made documentaries.

Interactive Filmmaking Workshop

March 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day-long session exploring Interlude’s Treehouse, an authoring app that gives you the tools to create your own interactive projects.

Coffee Cupping 1

March 21, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Follow the coffee journey all the way from farm to cup, with a chance to taste a range of varieties.

LOLGBT Shorts

March 21, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Surreal, reflective, and occasionally downright crude - a lucky dip of new shorts presented in association with Shout Festival.

Time + Motion

March 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
With Swipeside in full swing, immerse yourself in an evening of live animation and performance. Attractions include the first ever UK ...

The Collabradors Exhibition

March 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - March 29, 2015 @ 11:00 pm
The Collabradors is a collaborative collage project run by Ed Wakefield. Started in 2013, Ed has since collaborated with 44 artists, ...

The Magic Cinema

March 21, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Open-reel DIY film event, accepting any film up to 10 minutes long providing you come and introduce it.

iShorts

March 25, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
A selection from the first crop of Creative England's iShorts initiative, followed by a drinks reception.

Travelling for a Living

March 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Documentarist Derrick Knight presents two of his 1960s films, including a vivid portrait of the Waterson family.

Songs From the Second Floor

March 27, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
The first film in the 'Living' trilogy is a pre-millennial classic, with an entire city in meltdown to the strangely uplifting melodies ...

The Physarum Experiments

March 21, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
BOM
Artist Heather Barnett explores the role slime mould plays in the cultures of science and art.

Numbskull

March 20, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Two men find themselves touched by the curse of Shakespeare's skull, in John Humphreys' debut feature.

Where Do We Go From Here?

March 22, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Two of Donnellan’s later works, a portrait of different travelling families across the UK and an Irish music documentary.

Amusement Park opening

March 24, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Launch event for an exhibition of interactive works from Finland, alongside multi-projector installation Elemental.

Altered Yesterdays

March 28, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
An afternoon of people talking about archives, ranging from photography and film to sound art and music.

Citation City

March 28, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm
A time-travelling voyage through one city, assembled from hundreds of movie clips and inspired by the wanderings of Walter Benjamin.

Coffee Cupping 2

March 21, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Follow the coffee journey all the way from farm to cup, with a chance to taste a range of varieties.

Animation and Beyond

March 26, 2015 @ 9:45 am - 7:00 pm
Exploring the ever-growing parameters of animation through screenings, demonstrations and panel discussions, Birmingham City ...

Making Shadows

March 27, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
An insight into the development of the new show from Stan's Cafe, and a chance to see their unique spin on benshi narration.