Tag: film

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,…

King’s Heath 1960

Spotted by Craig FoTS, this cine-film is great. It was : “filmed by the son of the owner of W.H. Rhodes, Glass & China shop, at 160 High Street. The film was made available to the Kings Heath Local History…

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…

Flatpack Blog

Eleanor McKeown from Electric Sheep, a quarterly cinema magazine published from London, is blogging loads of Flatpack stuff. Seeing Brum from the outsider's point of view too, it's a really good read. She's even staying at the back-to-backs. [link]

No screws missing

The Flatpack festival properly launches this evening (Wednesday) with a Curzonora extravaganza at the Town Hall. I’ll let the programme explain: “Birmingham, 1901. Electric trams are making their debut on the Bristol Road, councillors are plotting to bring water all…

Age of Stupid – Birmingham Friends of the Earth

The Age of Stupid is coming to Birmingham. On 15th March the film is having its "People's Premiere" at 70 cinemas accross the UK and Birmingham's Vue at Star City is one of them. As well as a screening of…