2014 Screenings

Filming the Inevitable


Monday, 17 March 2014




Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Lecture Theatre

Since the pioneering days of cinema in the late 19th century, death, murder, and suicide have always been portrayed on film. Over a century later, these subjects are as prevalent as ever for filmmakers.

Flatpack Film Festival curates a programme of films that explore how contemporary short filmmakers and animators are dealing with the theme of death. The programme includes the award-winning Animals I Killed Last Summer, which touches on Freud’s psychoanalytic theory that there is evil within every one of us; Birmingham-based animator Louis Hudson’s festival hit Don’t Fear Death, a whimsical look at the positives of being dead, and I think this is the closest to how the footage looked, an experimental documentary in which a man with poor means recreates a lost memory of the last day with his mother.

This is a drop-in screening, don’t worry if you can’t stay for the duration.

Presented by Flatpack Festival in partnership with Cultural Engagement