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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 so don’t worry if you can’t stay for the duration.
This event is presented by Flatpack Festival in partnership with Cultural Engagement as part of Arts & Science Festival 2014, a week-long celebration of ideas, research and collaboration across campus. For details of the full programme, visit: www.birmingham.ac.uk/artsandsciencefestival.