Digbeth’s celebrated Mockingbird Cinema, now the only truly independent cinema in the city, is proud to be hosting a new season of films that bring an eclectic variety of art to the screen.
The season, which will run for ten weeks from September 16 2021, will feature films from all around the world and will kick off with the classic anime AKIRA. There will be a range of Japanese drinks and snacks on offer to accompany the launch.
The rest of the line up will include AMELIE (France), MUSCLE (UK), STRAY (Turkey), THE INTOUCHABLES (France), PAN’S LABYRINTH (Mexico/Spain), PARASITE [B&W Version] (South Korea), CITY OF GOD (Brazil) and ANOTHER ROUND (Denmark).
With support from the British Film Institute, The National Lottery and Film Hub Midlands, this mix of films has been carefully curated to not only present some of the best modern cinema from around the world, but also introduce potential new audiences to them. And what better way to first discover them (or rediscover them) than on the big screen of one of the second city’s most beloved cinemas?
In an effort to enter the fall season with a unique perspective, screenings will take place each Thursday evening from September 16th, running through to November 26th.
Since the forced government closure of cinemas in March 2020, The Mockingbird has been working tirelessly to find a feasible way to bring great cinema back to audiences. Additionally, the shortage of new film releases has meant more innovative programming ideas have had to come into play, which subsequently made way for the perfect opportunity to reintroduce audiences to films they may never have seen before on the big screen.
Specially curated screenings such as this have proven to be successes for the cinema in the past, with the likes of Mexican cult classics EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN providing a near sell out double bill screening back in January 2020. Global Nights is expected to be as big, if not a bigger, hit, and can’t wait to welcome film fans of all kinds from next month.
Global Nights has been made possible with support from Film Hub Midlands through funds from the National Lottery. Film Hub Midlands support people to watch, show, and make films in the Midlands.