Flatpack Film Festival have a great programme of events coming up over the summer. Here are a few picks:
To complement Rowland Emett’s fantabulous show at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (a must see!) there will be a screening of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as well as a walking tour, visiting some of the buildings associated with him in the city centre.
Flatpack put on some great silent cinema, and over the summer you won’t be disappointed. A Buster Keaton double-bill at the Library of Birmingham featuring Sherlock Jr and Cops will keep all ages amused. The screenings will also feature live piano accompaniment from Cyrus Gabrysch, one of the resident accompanists at the British Film Institute, South Bank.
The programme kicks off this Sunday with a true masterpiece, The Adventures of Prince Achmed. Made in 1926, it’s the earliest surviving animated feature; a breathtakingly beautiful silhouette film adapted from the 1001 Arabian Nights classic folk tales. It will be accompanied by a live score on piano written and performed by Paul Shallcross.