Flatpack Festival is back this year from 23rd- 28th March. As always, we will be treated to a programme of weird and absolutely beautiful films, music and workshops that will take place in venues right across the city. For the fourth Flatpack Festival bus trips, art deco cinemas and optical illusions will be a few of the offerings. I can’t wait!
The festival will launch with a rare screening of FW Murnau’s 1927 Oscar-winning romance Sunrise, accompanied by a newly commissioned live score by jazz pianist Alcyona. Highlights at this year’s festival include a celebration of puppets in classic and contemporary film; an exploration of the 1930s from cinema design to Birmingham’s literati. Dublin collective Synth Eastwood present one of their legendary events in our fine city, and Ghost Box Records will also present a Sunday feast of haunted audio and creepy 70s television.
If you would like to volunteer at this year’s Flatpack Festival click here. I have helped out in various capacities for the last two festivals, and will be assisting them this year too. It really is a wonderful festival and a great experience. Go on, you know you want to!