Category: film

You don’t have to be posh to see Privilege

The Flatpack Festival draws out another gem with a screening of Privilege —  on 16mm at Ikon Eastside on Sunday 15 March. The film is a 1967 exploration of the power of fame, and has depth and darkness not quite…

And you thought Midlands Today was exciting

More video gold, in monochrome, from MACE. From 1957, entitled simply “Lord Mayor sees biggest tyre in the country”: Get the Flash Player to see this content. It’s a whopper, and Lord Mayor Ernest William Apps is rightly impressed. They…

Flatpack Three

Early, I know, but the news that 7inch cinema have announced the dates of the third Flatpack Film Festival — 11th to the 15th March 2009 — is too exciting to keep in. “Over five days in March you can discover…

ATV Nostalgia

Following on from yesterday’s Central TV nostalgia, let’s look a franchise back and see some stuff about ATV. First and best place to go is ATLland.net, where alongside normal things like Tiswas and Crossroads they’ve managed to archive things like…

More Telly Savalas than you can shake a lolipop at

We’ve got our edit, the Beeb have a 5 min version, but are you ready for 7 minutes of Telly Savalas Looks at Birmingham? Richard Jeffs (who you may have heard in the Radio 4 doc) has started to put…

Brutal, man

Brummie Architect John Madin designed the Central Library, the Post and Mail building, and a number of garage extensions in Yardley. In 1965 the BBC made a documentary about him as part of a series called Six Men, it’s now…