Flatpack Festival returns to Birmingham from 21-31 March 2013, spreading across two weekends for the first time. One of the more inventive events in the UK’s cultural and film calendar, Flatpack is set to provide an array of experiential cinematic treats.
Festival returns to Birmingham from 21-31 March 2013, spreading across two
weekends for the first time. One of the more inventive events in the UK’s
cultural and film calendar, Flatpack is set to provide an array of experiential
Mixing brand new talent with forgotten classics and the usual dose of
eccentricity expect live scores, parties and cycle-powered screenings across
Birmingham’s more unusual venues. This year will also see an extension of the
popular Film Bug programme, with
free screenings, events and installations in Birmingham city centre kicking off
the festival from March the 21st.
provides the backbone of the festival as a place to meet people and eat cake.
Previously held in a warehouse, a gallery space, and a disused dance studio, in
2013 it will be found in a Victorian building which started life as the
Deritend Free Library. Flatpack will be collaborating with students from
Birmingham School of Architecture to transform it into a screening space and
Programme highlights include Carl Theodor
Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc (Main Picture) starring Maria Falconetti,
a silent film that has recently been restored and will be screened at
Birmingham Cathedral with a new live score by pianist Paul Shallcross.
The programme of
feature films also includes Mondomanila, an unhinged, hilarious
and defiantly scuzzy voyage through the Philippino underground; Only
the Young, a documentary about two Christian skate-punks in the
Californian suburbs and Consuming Spirits, Chris Sullivan’s small-town
portrait combining a number of different animation style.
You can find the
full programme and booking details at the festival homepage HERE
The Flatpack Festival runs from the 21st to
the 31st of March.