Lighthouse August 2011 Highlights!

Posted on 27 July 2011

Join us at Light House this August for another varied selection of film screenings, music, live opera and exhibitions. Here are a few highlights or visit our website for the full programme.

The Tree of Life Fri 19 – Thu 25 Aug

The Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family
in the 1950s, which follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack
(Brad Pitt), through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned
adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with
his father.

“There is simply nothing like it out there: profound, idiosyncratic,
complex, sincere and magical; a confirmation that cinema can aspire to
art” Empire Magazine

Normal ticket prices apply. Book tickets online

Screen Forum: Alison & Me Tue 23 Aug, 7.30pm

August’s Screen Forum presents Alison & Me, a comedy documentary,
about a 49-year-old man called Tony Guthroyd, who falls in love with a
coat hanger from Topshop. Tony is a member of The National Federation
of Plastic Yoghurt Top Collectors, but when they get to hear about his
newfound love it leaves them in complete turmoil.

This film was written by Stuart Dorrance and filmed in Wolverhampton
and the surrounding area. Admission is free.

Beginners Fri 26 Aug – Thu 1 Sept

Oliver (Ewan McGregor) meets the unpredictable Anna (Melanie Laurent)
only months after his father Hal (Christopher Plummer) has passed
away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who,
following 44 years of marriage, came out of the closet at age 75 to
live a full and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. Now Oliver endeavours
to love Anna with all the bravery, humour and hope that his father
taught him.

Normal ticket prices apply. Book tickets online.

The Turn of the Screw Sun 21 Aug, 6pm

Benjamin Britten’s adaptation of Henry James’ novella, twists and
turns the themes of childish innocence and adult corruption to a
disturbing and ultimately devastating effect. Jonathan Kents 2006
Festival production of The Turn of the Screw returns, with
Glyndebourne on Tour Music Director Jakub Hr conducting all

Cost: £18 Adult / £12.50 under 15s. Book tickets online.

Black Country Stories Until Fri 30 Sept

Magnum Photographer, Martin Parr, has spent a year documenting life in
the Black Country. Exploring modern day society and the cultural
make-up of the region, Parr has painted a portrait of British life
from his own unique perspective, creating an archive for the future.
The work was commissioned by Multistory, a local community arts
organisation, and captures and celebrates everyday Black Country
living and working.

Admission free.

COMING SOON…Home of Metal: Metal on Film Thu 1 – Sun 4 Sept

Heavy Metal has had an up-and-down relationship with cinema over the
years, often exploited for spandex comedy or grisly horror
soundtracks. This eclectic programme will celebrate some of the
genres celluloid highlights, from rare television and live footage
to cult classics like ‘Heavy Metal Parking Lot’ and ‘Anvil!’
delving into the roots of the music, you can see beautiful footage of
the industries that helped shape Heavy Metal’s sound on the vintage
mobile cinema.

More info to be confirmed soon.


As you may already know we are currently carrying out a survey to help
us improve the services we offer. In the next stage of the project we
will also be looking for volunteers for focus groups which will take
place later in 2011.

Are you a regular visitor who would like to take part in a focus group
and share your opinions on what we could improve?We are also looking
for people who haven’t visited Light House before and would like to
ask our regular visitors to recommend a friend or family member who
would like to take part in a focus group to tell us why they haven’t
yet been to Light House. Everyone who takes part will receive a
complimentary cinema ticket and will be treated to tea and cake during
the focus group!

For more info, to volunteer to take part in a focus group, or to
suggest someone who could take part in a non-attender focus group
contact Lindsay or call 01902

NEW Privacy Policy

NEW Privacy Policy

Film Birmingham Privacy Policy * IntroductionFilm Birmingham, h...

NEW! Filming Request Form

NEW! Filming Request Form

We’re the first stop for filming requests…