The exhibition is now over, but we’ll be starting to publish all the memories that we have collected. People visiting have very kindly wrote out over 400 cards of their cinematic memories. We’ll be posting them all up, a few a week.
Friedrich was almost seen feet tall and openly gay, for anyone living in...– Monologue on Nosferatu Alan Preece
Last night, we attended the first birthday of 42 Open Mic Night and, just like our work on the Frankenstein event, created a background video to provide a bit of atmosphere. The night was themed on the 1922 film, Nosferatu. We were also asked to speak about the film and its’ director, F.W.Murnau. Alan wrote an interesting and concise monologue that I read out. Here is the video, I...
I couldn’t sleep one night and I was sitting in my office and I realized that I...– Darren Aronofsky
Nosferatu Celebration Event
On Wednesday, 28th March, we will be attending the 42 Open Mic Night birthday celebration and celebrating 90 years of Nosferatu, the wildly praised German expressionist film by F. W. Murnau. Just like the Frankenstein event, we will be providing some video atmosphere and readers will be telling their vampire influenced stories. It’s being held at the Lunar Bar in Worcester. Facebook...
Open Mic Night celebrates 1st birthday and...
It has been almost 12 months since 42, the Genre Open Mic Night, started in Worcestershire, and the founders have something special planned for their birthday bash in March. 42 was started by Glenn and Angela James in 2011, to provide a platform for writers, musicians, and performers interested in genre subjects to find their audience and a voice. It has grown significantly in the last year, and...
Splendid Cinema Showing Tyrannosaur
Just a reminder that this Sunday, 25th March, Splendid Cinema is proud to present Burton-on-Trent-born actor Paddy Considine’s directorial debut, Tyrannosaur . The film tells the contemporary story of an unemployed and alcoholic widower, Joseph (Peter Mullan), who seems to be his own worst enemy in life. He sees the opportunity for redemption in his burgeoning friendship with an unhappy...
Bruce Robinson in Conversation @ Borderlines
Worcestershire has a lot in common with Herefordshire including shared radio stations but for the last ten years Herefordshire has had one thing Worcestershire hasn’t had - a film festival – of course that will change this year. For those of you who may not have been, Borderlines is a yearly festival of film held around Hereford and the rural lands surrounding it. This year it has hosted...
Splendid Cinema Showing Portiche
Just a reminder that this Sunday, 11th March, Splendid Cinema is proud to present the French story of Potiche . Marvellous French farce starring the radiant Catherine Deneuve as the ‘trophy wife’ who takes over the umbrella factory her family started when her husband is taken ill. Putting down a strike at the factory with common sense and decency, Deneuve starts to rekindle her old flame with...
Birmingham Dreams Of Film
I wanted to write about this a few weeks ago, but things escaped me. The BBC recently reported Birmingham pushing itself as a destination for film and TV production. With London being occupied with the Olympics, Birmingham has seen a chance to move in. They have created a new Film Birmingham website that lists the benefits and locations available to potential film projects. This is a good...