Category: film

FlixFixer — a new type of cinema at the Custard Factory

FlixFixer is Social Cinema at the Custard Factory Theatre. “It allows you to choose movies you love, find a venue to screen them and invite friends, family or other like-minded film-lovers to share in a screening where you set the…

What ‘culture’ do you do?

Brum is, as you’ll no doubt be aware, is bidding to be UK City of Culture 2013. The final bid has to be in in May and getting a full picture of what culture is for Birmingham is and important…

Flatpack – part of the furniture

Brum’s (perhaps the World’s) best film festival starts today — I’m off to the Stephen Duffy film on Sunday at least. But here’s some recommendations from other people Danny Smith (more here): “Down Terrace – Friday 26 march Normally I…

Get ready to shout!- some highlights.

Birmingham’s always been a place for stirring up a bit of trouble, a bit of controversy, enjoying a frisson of something a little bit special from Joseph Priestley defending the revolutionaries in France and having to flee the city to…

There is a better way

So says Simon Rattle and the whole hest of the eighties contingent. Central TV, the council, GKN (remember them?), and Horizon Travel PLC give you 11 minutes on why Birmingham isn’t as black as it’s painted and life is okay…

1Day

Trailer for a new film shot and set in Brum with “a cast entirely made up of people from the streets”. Looks gritty, looks a little glamorous, expect the local press to be up in arms. Nice opening shot of…

“Rapunzel on Smack” and Paul Murphy

Brendan O’Neill has just told me about yet another film from Stickleback Productions — he described it as “Rapunzel on smack”, which has sold me. I can’t wait to see it. But first they’ve got to raise the money. They,…

Birmingham Resilience Team

… are planning to let people throw cricket balls at their nadgers for hours on Saturday to prove their resilience. And after that they’re looking for people to be in a DVD about what to do in the event of…

BiNS Postbag

Couple of interesting emails to BiNS in the past day, both worth bringing to your attention — you may be able to help. First Jane who’s having comic-based film anxiety: “I went into London on the train aged 16 and…