The mornings are getting frostier and it is starting to feel a bit festive in the Flatpack office with the arrival of Miss Clara Bow in Christmas card form (see image above). Also contributing to the festive feels, Silent Night III took place in the beautiful surroundings of Birmingham Cathedral on Thursday. The evening was another huge success; Buster Keaton and co. had the audience in stitches, and the brilliant John Sweeney provided the perfect live soundtrack. We had lots of very warm feedback, with some guests commenting that Silent Night events now form part of their Christmas traditions.
There are more Flatpack events coming up in December, so you can still get your Flatpack fix in the run-up to Christmas.
La Jetee (+ Live Score) & Sci-Fi Shorts, Friday 5 December, Vivid Projects
As part of Digbeth First Friday we will be showing Chris Marker’s famed black and white science fiction “photo-roman”, La Jetée, at Vivid Projects. La Jetée is one the most influential and radical examples of sci-fi filmmaking as well as a milestone in the history of short film format.
The screening will be accompanied by a new score by Larva, featuring analog synths, glass instruments and guitar drones that echo the film’s themes of memory and circular time.
Preceding the screening at 7:30pm an hour long programme of accompanying Sci-Fi shorts will play through twice, from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
The BFG + Dream catcher Workshop, Sunday 21 December, Library of Birmingham
Film Club’s Roald Dahl season concludes on Sunday 21 December with a screening of the 1989 animated TV classic The BFG. Featuring the unmistakable voice of David Jason as The BFG, the film tells the story of young orphan Sophie, who happens to meet the friendliest giant in the world one sleepless night and soon finds herself whizzpopping through his magical world.
From 11am-2pm head to the Library’s Café Mezzanine for a children’s dream catcher making workshop.