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December Spotlight - Invasion Planet Earth

4th December 2019

We talked to Simon about an epic twenty year journey to pay homage to the sci-fi films he loved as a child.

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November Spotlight - SHOUT Festival 2019

Birmingham’s festival of queer arts has always had a strong cinematic element, and this year’s collection of wonderfully eclectic events is no different.

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October Spotlight: Halloween Roundup

3rd October 2019

‘Tis the season for serial killers, poltergeists and creatures of the night, but how to sift through all of the frightful delights taking place across…

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September Spotlight - BAIT

4th September 2019

Mark Jenkin’s startling new film Bait tells the story of a Cornwall fisherman whose life has been disrupted and bought up by tourists. Filmed in…

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August Spotlight - 501 Not Out

13th August 2019

25 years ago, Warwickshire cricketer Brian Lara racked up the highest ever score in first class cricket at Edgbaston cricket ground, the fabled ‘501 not…

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July Spotlight - Stirchley Open Cinema

We talked to Suzanne Carter, one of the volunteers at Stirchley Open Cinema, about what challenges community cinemas face in reaching audiences.

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June Spotlight - BLAST! Festival

The borough of Sandwell is taken over this June by the Blast Photo Festival, a series of exhibitions, screenings and talks that largely highlights the…

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May Spotlight - Paracinema

A lifelong resident of Derbyshire, horror critic Darrell Buxton is one of the creative minds behind Derby QUAD’s Paracinema festival, as well as its regular…

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April Spotlight - Flatpack

As well as putting together Filmwire, Flatpack also produce a little annual jamboree called... Flatpack!

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