Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Mitchell and Kenyon in Birmingham

Sunday 27th October, 2013

Library of Birmingham | 12:00

Local films were an important attraction in the 1900s, before proper cinemas arrived and moving pictures were screened at fairgrounds or public halls. Blackburn filmmakers Mitchell and Kenyon were commissioned by showmen to capture special events and huge crowds, and this half-hour programme offers a rich variety of Birmingham subjects: from athletics in Edgbaston to a 1904 Aston Villa game; from Joseph Chamberlain at Highbury to factory-workers in Smethwick. Total running time: 25 minutes approx.

Please note that this screening takes place on Sunday 27th, not Saturday 26th as stated in the Box of Light leaflet.

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