A Secret History of Birmingham
A glimpse into the attics of two keen 16mm collectors, including rare colour footage of post-war Birmingham.
Our film heritage is not only to be found in large archives and institutions. Time and again work which was presumed lost has surfaced somewhere unexpected; from a box of Betamax tapes in the corner of an attic, or a potting shed full of dusty film cans. This special 16mm matinee show is a chance to peek into the vaults of two keen collectors whose hoarding instincts have created a legacy of rare and eye-opening material.
The screening will include Miracles Take A Little Longer, a film about Birmingham’s reconstruction which includes brilliant colour footage from the post-war period and narration by Frank Bough. We'll also have some marvellous amateur cine footage of Bournville from the 1950s.
Running Time: 90mins
Recommended certificate: U