Dir: Charles Crichton
(UK 1951, 85mins)
The folks at Stirchley Happenings have been very busy over the last 12 months, creating pop-up cinemas in balti houses, churches, and tea rooms in the B30 region. For Film Bug however, they’ll be vacating their usual territory and taking their appropriately named ‘Travellling Bug House’ down the Pershore Rd and into the depths of the financial district, bringing with them one of the finest Ealing comedies of the 50s, The Lavender Hill Mob produced by Birmingham-born Michael Balcon. You can catch the film upstairs in the Old Royal pub and meet all the members of the community arts group and find out what other ventures they’ll be getting up to in the next 12 months.
This screening is part of Film Bug, a festival within a festival which takes over venues across the Colmore district of the city centre from 14-16 March.