As part of Flatpack’s ongoing ‘Celluloid City’ season, this weekend there will be a programme of talks and screenings at mac birmingham that will explore the changing face of film as we shift from analogue to digital.
Events include a look behind the scenes of the wonderful Steenbeckett installation in the first floor gallery; a talk on the challenges of maintaining celluloid work in a digital world; Phil Fawkes, a projectionist from the late 1930s until only seven years ago reflects on the changes in film and a life in projection, and the University of Warwick’s Film and Television Department will be sharing their three year research project looking at the changing role of the projectionist (from fairground showmen to projection mapping). If you’d like to get a bit more hands on, you will be able to make your own animations by drawing directly onto 16mm film, and there will also be an opportunity to show your own film reels that may have been getting dusty in your loft.
The weekend will conclude with Wim Wender’s road-movie ‘Kings of the Road’ on a newly restored digital print.
The full Celluloid City Weekend programme can be found here.