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VENUE: Birmingham Cathedral

A Flatpack regular, Birmingham Cathedral a rare example of English Baroque architecture with longstanding links to the arts in Birmingham; there’s a famous set of stained glass windows designed by Birmingham born pre-Raphaelite artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones. It also makes a pretty spectacular venue for a screening.



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Silent Night

December 14, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

  Following the huge success of Flatpack’s opening night earlier this year, we return to Birmingham Cathedral for another very special evening of silent film and live music.   Our feature presentation is The Cameraman, from 1928. Buster Keaton’s final silent feature, it’s a beautifully daft romantic comedy about a young man who takes a […]

The Cameraman + Christmas shorts (Birmingham)

December 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Dir. Buster Keaton USA 1928, 67 mins This Christmas the greatest silent comedian who ever graced the silver screen, Buster Keaton joins us* as we take his dazzling film The Cameraman on a three-stop tour through the Midlands. The film sees Buster fall for Sally, a secretary who works for MGM. In an attempt to […]

The Passion of Joan of Arc

March 23, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dir: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark 1928, 82 mins  Cert: PG This film was made in the late silent period, just before the dawn of talkies, but it feels like, as Jean Cocteau put it, ‘an historical document from an era in which the cinema didn’t exist.’ Carl Theodor Dreyer takes a familiar story – the […]