Weekly arts roundup, January 7-13

PICK OF THE WEEK

Talk Film
Mac, from Thursday January 7

A ten-week course in film appreciation, led by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Michael Clifford.  Centring on the work and influence of Alfred Hitchcock, you’ll become well versed in genre, plot, characterisation and cinematography.

ALSO THIS WEEK

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

Doctor Zhivago
Mac, Friday January 8-Tuesday January 12

Screenings of David Lean’s epic 1965 romance starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie and Tom Courtenay.

THREE MINUTE HEROES

Three Minute Heroes
Warwick Arts Centre, Saturday January 9

Michael Custance’s film depicting early-80s youth culture in Coventry, originally created for the BBC’s Play For Today strand, featuring music from The Specials and The Selector.

WHATISITTOBEHUMAN

WhatIsItToBeHuman?
Centrala, from Tuesday January 12

A range of artists provide responses to that million-dollar question in the form of music, text and visual art.

THE LOVER

The Lover
Old Joint Stock, from Tuesday January 12

The award-winning Tamworth company Misnomer Theatre present Harold Pinter’s one-act play in which a bourgeois couple seek to spice up their relationship.

STILL RUNNING

SLAWA

Sława Harasymowicz
Centrala, until Saturday January 9

An exhibition from the Polish-born artist exploring the underreported World War II torpedoing of three ships by the RAF which mostly contained Polish and Russian prisoners of war.

SENTIMENT

Diane Wiltshire’s Sentiment
BOM, until Saturday January 23

Seven speakers transmit audio responses from a wide range of people to a list of 40 questions, with visitors fitted with devices emulating the interviewees’ emotional responses.

SOUND MATTERS

Sound Matters
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, until Saturday February 6

A touring show from the Crafts Council showcasing the sonic properties of a range of traditional craft techniques.

DATE FOR THE DIARY

NEW ART WEST MIDLANDS

New Art West Midlands 2016
Various venues, from Friday February 12

The unmissable annual roundup of new visual-art talent, with 43 recent graduates exhibited across four galleries.

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