Flatpack Film Festival returns to Birmingham for eighth year
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From 20th-30th March, the Flatpack Film Festival will host a variety of events across several treasured sites throughout the city whilst highlighting gems from the UK film scene. Hailed by The Times as ‘an incredible mix of music and film for all ages’, Flatpack offers eleven days of fascinating documentaries and feature films in a wide variety disciplines, ranging from animation to sci-fi. Audiences will be lent a unique, historical perspective into the events of the Mississippi floods of 1927 in the very first UK screening of Bill Morrison’s new film, ‘The Great Flood’ (pictured.) With a number of new films coming to the festival, you can also look forward to a few classics including a screening of French classic ‘The King and the Mockingbird’ and cult phenomenon ‘Adventure Time’. Dakota Fanning and Jesse Eisenberg bring a touch of Hollywood to Birmingham, starring in ‘Night Moves’ – a film by Kelly Reichardt narrating the journey of three eco-centric hyper-environmentalists. In ‘The World Meets Itself’, performing arts meets animated cinema. LA-based artist and eclectic performer Miwa Matreyak combines the sublime music of Flying Lotus with intricate story-telling. Amongst several screenings, the Festival also offers a number of interactive talks, walks and archive exhibitions for the film connoisseurs. For those interested in the cinema as an art and social innovator, Café Neuro will satisfy the need for knowledge offering a series of talks highlighting recent technological developments in the field. For more information including a full programme of events or to purchase tickets, head to flatpackfestival.co.uk.