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BFI LOVE: special film screenings in Birmingham

Written by
Shaun Curnow

This autumn, the British Film Institute (BFI) is launching LOVE – a season of 600 bespoke film events taking place at 300 venues nationwide from October until December, with the Birmingham programme looking especially exciting.

BFI LOVE is a project that aims to rekindle audiences' passions for film and television's most enduring love stories. Birmingham has a host of special film events happening over the next few months - here are some highlights to watch out for.

My Beautiful Launderette – in a Moseley launderette


You can't get a more appropriate venue for a screening of 'My Beautiful Launderette' than the Moseley Washeteria. Shown on November 14, the story focuses on Omar, a British Asian trying to make it big, and his boyfriend Jonny, played by Daniel Day Lewis.

A Brief Encounter – at a special location


Plans are afoot for a very special pop-up screening of the classic British 1940s romance 'A Brief Encounter'. Details are yet to be confirmed as to where this might be but hopes are it will be an appropriately railway-related location where film fans might even meet their own stranger. 

Four Weddings and Funeral – in a church


Will you say 'I do' to the prospect of watching 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' in a church? Taking place October 24, cinema goers will be invited to get dressed up for the occasion and seat themselves with either the bride or the groom.

Love stories - at mac Birmingham 


The mac Birmingham will be the place to catch a number of both classic and unconventional love stories, including multiple Oscar winner 'Gone with the Wind' on December 13 and Tarantino's 'True Romance' on December 14.

There'll also be a special screening of David Lynch's 'Blue Velvet' on October 22, which will be presented by Birmingham DJ Jack Parker and accompanied by live music from indie band Honey Moon.

Some event details are yet to be confirmed, but the full programme for the West Midlands and rest of the UK is available here.  

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