It’s time for your week in Geek! with #GeekyGoingsOn, join us as we go through some Geek highlights across Brum and Beyond! Every week on our Brum Radio show we pick some of the highlights of the world of geek to share and you can find them all here!
Local Author, James Brogden will be at TWO events.
Foyles Bookshop Birmingham will be hosting the book launch on Saturday 17th March for James’s new book The Hollow Tree from Titan Books
Following the haunting success of Hekla’s Children, James is back with an equally frightful tale of phantoms and urban legends that is sure to scare even the most steadfast of horror fans.
James will discuss the inspirations for the book and will be available to sign books at the event.
If you cant catch Jame’s there he’ll be at Waterstones Gower Street #SciFiSessions with #ZoeGilbert author of Folk
Both books speak to the power of myth, folktale, legend, and the darker side of pastoral life and it should be a fascinating conversation with Gower Street’s Glyn Morgan.
The creators behind The Unwritten, Mike Carey and Peter Gross, invite you into The Highest House, the story of a slave boy named Moth, who makes friends with a powerful entity called Obsidian that promises advancement and happiness. Clearly, Obsidian has a hidden agenda, but Moth has ambitions and plans of his own vailable from IDW Publishing with cover art by Yuko Shimizu
In the first episode of The Onion and Onion Public Radio’s inaugural podcast “A Very Fatal Murder,” longtime OPR reporter David Pascall, who has searched tirelessly for the most resonant true-crime podcast that is also about middle America, heads to Bluff Springs, NE where the small town is reeling from the death of 17-year-old Hayley Price.
MCM Birmingham Comic Con starts next week with a fantastic range of special guests and events.
LIMITED tickets available at http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/birmingham/
The newest entry into the Blanc/Biehn production stable, a venture started by 80s icon Michael Biehn, She Rises is co-written by its lead actor Angus Macfadyen. Macfayden plays filmmaker Conor and Biehn’s wife Jennifer plays his ‘work partner’ Kat as they take up residence overnight in Daddy Longlegs’ (a makeup clad Biehn) woods based cabin, only to find themselves caught up in bizarre situations that may or may not be a figment of their imaginations.
She Rises is certainly not a straight up horror and those seeking a dosage of hearty scares or blood splattering should look elsewhere, as director Carrell takes us on a meta filled trip into the minds of madness, while taking more than a few swipes at the modern state of the movie making business, making She Rises anything but your stereotypical ‘horror in the woods’ genre entry.
On at Midlands Arts Centre (The MAC) is
Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal Fri 16th Mar
Bergman’s allegorical drama stars Max von Sydow as a knight trying to elude his own death. Vividly recreating a medieval world tormented by plague and superstition, Bergman’s allegorical drama – centred on a knight (von Sydow), returned from the Crusades, who challenges Death to a game of chess in order to postpone his demise – remains fascinating (and finally rather touching) as a study of faith in crisis. Packed with powerful images, it punctuates its bleakness with moments of pleasingly pawky humour.
japan foundation touring film programme 2018
Everybody has once told a lie or kept something hidden from others. Whether for good intentions or otherwise, it is a fundamental and intriguing aspect of human nature which has provided inspiration to countless storytellers and filmmakers.
With diverse cinematic voices, The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2018 features some of the best examples of cinema from Japan and will look at how the country’s filmmakers have been drawn to portraying the “(un)true” colours of human nature. The twists and turns of life portrayed in the programme are at times heart-rending, at other times hilarious, but always enthralling
The Dark Side of Oz and The Wall – Pink Floyd
Saturday 10th March 2018 [TONIGHT] The Mockingbird Cinema Presents a double-bill of psychedelia, visual satire, and surrealism with the wonderful soundscapes of the great Pink Floyd.
Firstly, the rarely seen The Dark Side of the Rainbow. Or the Dark Side of Oz. The very idea of real synchronicity between The Dark Side of the Moon and the classic film The Wizard of Oz is debatable but played alongside each other is a visual and sensory treat. If you know – you know. If you don’t – then you should!
“Some guy with too much time on his hands had this idea of combining Wizard of Oz with Dark Side of the Moon.” David Gilmour
We then follow up with the great Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982). Directed by Alan Parker and Gerald Scarfe and written by Roger Waters it’s an explosion of music and visuals that still resonates today as one of the greatest moments in film and music.
From 19:30 we’ll be playing all things Pink Floyd and a little more psyche rock in the bar before the curtains go up at 20:45.
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