June according to 7 Inch Cinema

hello,

Welcome to a briefer-than-usual edition of our listings
mailout. Not because nothing’s going on, but because
we’re a bit busy. If you haven’t received it before, this
is a semi-regular roundup of things going on around
Birmingham with a vague emphasis on film.

Firstly, we have a film to give away. Lovely French
animation ELEANOR’S SECRET, which had a troubled
screening at Flatpack and then went down a treat at
the Book Bash last week, has just been released on
DVD. To win a copy write back and tell us which
French animation was up for an Oscar this year.
> http://www.sodapictures.com/dvd/197/

SO WHAT’S GOING ON?

4-8pm today at Stirchley Working Men’s Club
STIRCHLEY COMMUNITY MARKET
> http://stirchleycommunitymarket.wordpress.com/

Tonight at the Horse Hospital in London
ELECTRIC SHEEP BOOK LAUNCH
Celebrating the publication of a new anthology called
The End, including a piece by Ian Francis of this parish.
> http://www.thehorsehospital.com/
> http://strangeattractor.co.uk/books/the-end/

7/8 June at Fazeley Studios in Digbeth
MEDIA CIRCUS 2
Showcase of various digital screen technology.
> http://www.creativebirmingham.com

Weds 8 June, 6.30pm at Warwick Arts Centre nr Coventry
RAPID EYE MOVEMENT
Showcase of West Midlands shorts.
> http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/events/film

Weds 8 June, 6.30 at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS
Recently at Ikon and now at Spike Island in Bristol, curator
Helen Legg selects her favourite works of art.
> http://www.ikon-gallery.co.uk/programme/current

Thursday 9 June, 6pm at the Electric in Birmingham
THE POWER OF THREE
New film about a reunion party, followed by a Q&A with
lead actress Toyah Wilcox.
> http://www.theelectric.co.uk

Thursday 9 June at the Academy in Birmingham
YO LA TENGO
Hoboken’s finest, supporting themselves with a
Wheel of Fortune.
> http://www.o2academybirmingham.co.uk

Thursday 9 June at the Rainbow Warehouse in Digbeth
BASS FESTIVAL LAUNCH
Featuring hotly tipped Coventry-born MC Ghostpoet.
> http://punch-records.co.uk/2011/05/13/revolution-is-launched/

Friday 10 June, 8pm at Friction Arts
PAULINE BLACK
The Selecter vocalist talks about her new book and
plays a short acoustic set.
> http://sgt-creatives.blogspot.com/

Friday 10 June, from 8.30pm at the Hare and Hounds
SUGARFOOT STOMP
Hawaiian summer party.
> http://livebrum.com/41844

Saturday 11 June, 8pm at the Crypt, St Mary’s in Warwick
FATHER MURPHY
Italian trio who play toy instruments with a tinge of horror.
Supported by Quentin Dupieux’s Rubber.
> http://www.myspace.com/reverendmurphy

Thursday 16 June, 8pm at Birmingham Library Theatre
SWEETGRASS
Lovely-looking sheep-herding documentary.
Quentin Dupieux’s Rubber is also showing the following week.
> http://www.birmingham-film.org

Friday 17 June at PST in Digbeth
REBEL SPIRIT
A fundraiser for Brazilian fest Espirito Brum in September,
featuring Jota III, Aries and Madmax.
> http://pst-club.co.uk/

From 18 June at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
HOME OF METAL
Massive new exhibition celebrating the region’s metal legacy,
kicking off a whole summer of loud hairiness across Birmingham
and the Black Country. We are putting together a season of films
for early September – more on which in the next mailout.
> http://www.bmag.org.uk/events?id=893
> http://www.homeofmetal.com

Sunday 19 June , 2.30pm at mac in Edgbaston
THE STORY OF LOVER’S ROCK
New documentary, followed by Q&A with director Menelik Shabazz.
> http://www.macarts.co.uk/event/the-story-of-lovers-rock

Sunday 19 June, 7:30pm at the Bulls Head in Moseley
KINO 10
Another evening of short films including some locally made
sci-fi and some German low-fi animated madness.
£3 on the door.
> http://www.kino10.com

Saturday 25 June at PST in Digbeth
SOUL OF THE MOVEMENT
A night of revolutionary black music, featuring live dub from
Prince Jamo and King Beyond plus DJs, film screenings,
Beat13 visuables and tropical punch.
> http://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/soul-of-the-movement/10016388

Monday 27 June at the Institute in Digbeth
BATTLES
Now a trio, and touring new LP Gloss Drop.
Support by Young Montana?
> http://www.capsule.org.uk/event/battles-guests

Weds 29 June, 7pm at VIVID in Digbeth
THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
New open mic film night. Submissions info below.
> http://theneighbourhooduk.wordpress.com/

1-3 July at the Electric in Birmingham
SHOCK AND GORE
New festival of horror, including classics like Dead of Night
and Witchfinder General alongside previews of The Dead
and Hobo with a Shotgun. Plus an allnighter with Braindead
and Tenebrae, and the return of Bad Film Club.
> http://www.shockandgore.co.uk

1-3 July in Moseley Park
MOSTLY JAZZ
Featuring Cinematic Orchestra, Booker T, & Matthew Herbert.
> http://mostlyjazz.co.uk/

SEE ALSO:

A roundup of art shows in the West Mids this summer:
> http://www.d-log.info/?p=14039

An article on three independent features made in Birmingham:
> http://tinyurl.com/birminghamfilms

Both links via Created in Birmingham
> http://www.createdinbirmingham.com

SOME FILMS SHOWING

SENNA (dir: Asif Kapadia)
Acclaimed new doc on the Brazilian driver.
On general release.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrbJPsPtTyU

ATTACK THE BLOCK (dir: Joe Cornish)
The trailer is a bit rubbish, but the film is brilliant.
At mac until 9 June, and also at AMC, Vue, etc.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD0gm7dHKKc

MY DOG TULIP (dir: Paul & Sandra Fierlinger)
Animated film based on JR Ackerley’s book.
Wolverhampton Light House until 9 June, and mac 10-16 June.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-CEDsZstdI
(Mac also have Battleship Potemkin later in the month)

KABOOM (dir: Gregg Araki)
“Bisexual apocalyptic sci-fi relationship drama, wth jokes.”
At the Electric, 17-21 June.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzmQUQdgGi8

SOME IMMINENT SUBMISSION DEADLINES

THE CUT 2011
A series of screenings at the Prince of Wales in Moseley as
part of this year’s Moseley Festival. The organisers are
seeking films under 30 minutes made in the last couple of
years, and they’ve just extended their deadline until
Thursday 9th June.
> http://www.thecut2011.blogspot.com

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
A new series of monthly ‘open mic’ filmnights, beginning on
29th June at VIVID. Films must be under 5 minutes, and fairly
recent. All eligible submissions will be screened. Submit via
email by 22 June.
> http://www.theneighbourhooduk.wordpress.com

ARTSFEST 2011
Once again KINO 10 are putting together the film programme
for this year’s Artsfest, and they’re inviting West Mids-related
submissions of any length. Deadline is 26th June, and playable
DVDs should be sent to:
KINO 10 (ArtsFest), 129 Northfield Rd, Kings Norton, Birmingham B30 1EA

Other imminent deadlines beyond Birmingham include:

ANIMATE OPEN (online, 2011)
Deadline: 20 June
> http://www.animate-projects.org/opportunities

LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (London, November)
Deadline: 24 June (features: 8 July)
> http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/news/1271

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN
(Berlin, November)
Deadline: 25 June
> http://www.interfilm.de

GREAT NORTH RUN MOVING IMAGE COMMISSION
(Gateshead, 2012)
Deadline: 27 June
> http://www.greatnorthrunculture.org

ONEDOTZERO (London, November)
Deadline: 30 June
> http://www.onedotzero.com/submissions

ENCOUNTERS (Bristol, November)
Deadline: 30 June
> http://www.encounters-festival.org.uk

L’ALTERNATIVA (Barcelona, November)
Deadline: 1 July
> http://www.alternativa.cccb.org

If you want to be kept abreast of this sort of thing,
we recommend you sign up to the Lux Newswire:
> http://www.lux.org.uk/subscribe
or keep an eye on the Flicker calendar for
experimental film deadlines:
> http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/ann.pl

That’s all folks – see you soon.

What is 7 Inch Cinema?
A Birmingham-based outfit which produces all manner of
film events and projects, including the Flatpack Festival.
> http://www.flatpackfestival.org.uk

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