Surreal Enigmas

23 Mar 2013

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BIAD Margaret Street

Birmingham, United Kingdom


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Screening to mark his recent centenary, Surreal Enigmas (dir: Silvano Levy, UK 1995, 15 mins) features an interview with Conroy Maddox (1912 — 2005) and a score in the style of Erik Satie by Katherine Jones (BBC Philharmonic in Manchester). The film is a rare chance to see Maddox and his work on film. Conroy Maddox, born 27 December,1912, was the internationally acclaimed Birmingham-based Surrealist, champion of the ‘Birmingham Surrealists' from the late 1930”²s to the mid '1950”²s, and known as ‘the Bohemian of Balsall Heath'. The film will be introduced by Birmingham film producer, Professor Roger Shannon (Edge Hill University) and Dr Stephen Forcer (Universityof Birmingham). With thanks to Silvano Levy and Lee Saunders, daughter of Conroy Maddox. Part of Film Bug (21-23 March 2013) Flatpack Festival has teamed up with Colmore Business District (CBD) to bring Film Bug, a mini festival of film to Birmingham's business district. From Thursday 21 March to Saturday 23 March Film Bug will take over venues across the Colmore Business District for a diverse programme of features, shorts and activities to coincide with the start of the seventh Flatpack Festival (21-31 March).

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