Once again, the Department of Film and Television Studies are collaborating with Ego Performance Company on a community-based film season of screenings, presentations, discussion, and film's accompanied by live performance.
The season, 'Lost in Music' begins on Wednesday 4 September at 8 pm with a fantastic double bill:
- Made in Birmingham (2010, 65 mins): Birmingham’s reggae, punk and bhangra musicians (including local legends UB40, Steel Pulse, Au Pairs, The Prefects, Nightingales, The Beat, Dexys Midnight Runners, Musical Youth) discuss their distinctive musical styles and reflect on the role of music in creating a sense of identity in the city. The musicians’ recollections are juxtaposed with some rare gems from the archives to shed new light on Birmingham’s rich but largely ignored musical history. The film will be introduced by Executive Producer Jez Collins.
- Dance Craze (1981, 85 mins) British documentary film about the 2 Tone music scene, directed by Joe Massot. The film, shot in 1980, focuses on performance footage of Madness, The Specials, The Selecter, The Bodysnatchers, The Beat and Bad Manners on tour throughout the United Kingdom.
Visit the Ego website for directions. The films all start at 8pm (doors open at 7pm) at the Ego Performance Building, Coventry (behind the Transport Museum).
Ticket price is £4.
As per usual, we will be running a text bar service for our very reasonably priced (and delicious!) drinks, cocktails, and snacks. Get there early to snag a comfy sofa at the front.
Please contact Dr Helen Wheatley if you have any questions.