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PAST ISSUES OF FILMWIRE

Deaffest 2024 panel

Filmwire May

This month we turn our attention to the return of Deaffest in Wolverhampton. Founders Nikki Stratton and Marilyn Willrich chat about the festival’s recent challenges. Look out for the UK Asian Film Festival and the perennially eclectic Flatpack

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Mogu and Perol

Filmwire April

Spring has sprung and independent cinemas have another clutch of first class titles for you. This month we also look at the long overdue work being done to increase accessibility in different Midlands venues across both East and West.

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Lizzie Banks Oska Bright

Filmwire March

We have a chat with Carousel artistic director Lizzie Banks about the amazing Oska Bright Film Festival (which branches out across the Midlands this month) and there are plenty of IWD inspired screenings

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Filmwire February

The red carpets are currently being hoovered in time for various awards ceremonies, which means the wealth of films on offer are particularly salivating for the discerning cinephile.

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Moiz Siddiqi

Filmwire January

Be still, our cinephile hearts. The first Filmwire of the year is here. We take time this month to talk to somebody making their first film ever – Derby creative and budding astronaut Moiz Siddiqi

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Filmwire December

Santa is on his way and he’s bringing all kinds of filmic treats to those who’ve been nice this year (a season of Rob Schneider movies for the naughty ones).

We’ve also made sure to highlight a number of alternative films for those uninterested

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Cassiah Joski Jethi

Filmwire November

There’s a female focus to this month’s Filmwire, four of the month’s new releases coming from Justine Triet, Emerald Fennell, Mary Harron and Molly Manning Walker. Plus our November Spotlight is on talented Midlands filmmaker, Cassiah Joski-Jethi.

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Film Wire October

Filmwire October

This month cinema in the Midlands gets seriously diverse. Covering a range of genre's cinema is a broad church welcoming all. Look out for a specially curated programme of narratives and connections across the African and African Caribbean Diaspora.

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A Touch of Eastern Promise and Bombay Superstar

Filmwire September

September is starting the autumn strong with a brand new anime festival for the people of Birmingham, we look back at the transgressive works of Lars von Trier and we a have a tête-à-tête with the brains behind a new documentary about DJ Tony De Vit

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Filmwire August

In this months edition of Filmwire we are stepping outside the Barbie box, sharing with you new independent cinematic gems. We also leap into the summer sun with a round up of the best outdoor cinema offers.

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Filmwire July

There are a whole load of epic cinema smackdowns headed your way this month, but for those who love to live on the edge - July's Filmwire sees us rounding up some hotly anticipated underground film screenings and film festivals.

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Filmwire June

Cinema has long been a space for the LGBTQ+ community to express their hopes and desires - whether overtly or through subtext - so June's Filmwire sees us round up all the films screening across this month (aka Pride Month) that tell LGBTQ+ stories.

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sick of myself

Filmwire May

Spring has sprung (sort of), and the world of independent cinema is flourishing with green shoots. Irish micro budget sci-fi, Norwegian dark comedy, British martial arts comedy-drama - you name it and Midlands cinemas have it for you.

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God's Creatures

Filmwire April

God and the devil seem to be recurring themes in this month’s edition, whether that be our film of the month God’s Creatures, or Léa Mysius’ witchy delight The Five Devils amongst others.

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joyland

Filmwire March

In this month's edition delve into a wealth of acclaimed international cinema (Joyland, Close, Broker), a litany of superb documentaries (Meet Me in the Bathroom, Lyra) and plenty of festival delights, including the return of Borderlines.

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eo

Filmwire February

This month's edition is packed with top tier films doing the rounds in Midlands cinemas, with the likes of Mark Jenkin (Enys Men) and Georgia Oakley (Blue Jean) alongside special events and Nadine Marsh-Edwards in the Spotlight.

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Filmwire January

2023 is already whispering sweet nothings in our ears about a barrage of exciting new independent films, so alongside the usual monthly round-up we’ve highlighted a number of tantalising new features to expect in the next 365 days or so.

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