PICK OF THE WEEK
Goblin performs George Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead
Boxxed, Thursday October 29
There’s surely no finer way to celebrate Halloween than this, a screening of the legendary 1978 zombie horror with the soundtrack played live by Goblin, the Italian prog outfit who performed the film’s original music. A co-production between the Electric Cinema and Lunar Festival, the special performance is followed by DJs, spooky visuals and themed drinks.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Halloween Silent Movie Special: The Phantom Of The Opera
Town Hall, Saturday October 31
More ghoulish excellence, as organist Nigel Ogden improvises a live score to the 1925 silent classic – dressing up is very much encouraged.
He Had Hairy Hands
Mac, Monday November 2
A critically-acclaimed knockabout chiller from Kill The Beast, drawing influence from Twin Peaks, Scooby Doo and “your fluffiest nightmare”.
Lord Of The Flies
Rep, from Tuesday November 3
Regent’s Park Theatre’s fine adaptation of the dystopian William Golding novel arrives in Brum after wowing audiences in the capital.
Warwick Arts Centre, from Tuesday November 3
The annual round-up of new theatre from University of Warwick graduates – the special opening night, titled Warwick 2065, encompasses two performances, a sound installation and an exhibition, while there are two further performances on Wednesday night.
Mac, Wednesday November 4
Tying in with Atom Egoyan’s stunning Steenbeckett exhibition, in place at Mac until the end of November, is this screening of his 1994 strip-club drama.
Behind The Curtain
Various venues, until Saturday October 31
The Polish Expats Association’s magnificent festival of Central and Eastern European cinema concludes, with Romanian black comedy The Death Of Mr Lazarescu on Thursday, and a pulsating Halloween party on Saturday.
Ikon, until Sunday January 17
A career-spanning exhibition of the Young British Artist, extending across all of Ikon’s gallery spaces, which engages with themes of sex and the printed word.
DATE FOR THE DIARY
Celluloid City Weekend
Mac, from Saturday November 21
Flatpack Film Festival preside over two days of talks and screenings around the changing face of cinema, from analogue to digital.
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