This Friday (18th) Subtlemob comes to Birmingham and they need YOU!
Calling itself ‘invisible cinema’, it is a more restrained version of a flashmob. The participatory piece on Friday is entitled As if it were the last time. All you will need to do is sign up on their website and have a device that can play MP3s. Once signed up you will receive an MP3, and a location to be at a certain time on Friday. In their words:
‘When you put on the headphones you’ll find yourself immersed in the cinema of everyday life. As the soundtrack swells people in the crowd around you will begin to re-enact the England of today. Sometimes you’ll just be drifting and watching, but sometimes you’ll be following instructions or creating the scenes yourself.’
After hearing from the participants at one in London last month (see video above), it sounds like a truly uplifting experience. For more information and to sign up see the Subtlemob website.
However if you fancy a more conventional (but equally as entertaining) film experience, there are some great screenings happening over this festive month in a few of the city’s fine public houses:
At The Victoria from 6pm & free! :
Sunday 20th – Bad Santa (2003) + The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Sunday 27th – A screening of some of Fawlty Towers as part of a festival celebrating the legendary sitcom.
The Jekyll & Hyde 8pm – free entry & free popcorn!
Wednesday 30th December – A Matter of Life & Death (1946) – Classic David Niven!