Travelling Bug House Archive
Here are some of the films we have screened in the past:
ET, 4:00pm, Sunday 31st October, Room Upstairs at TASCOS Social Club, Stirchley, B30 2PR.
ET is a rather slimy but lovable alien who gets stuck on this planet of ours when he would rather be at home. Using his huge brain and his extra-long fingers he manages to fashion scarcely believable communications devices out of a few household objects, such as an umbrella and some string. The Extra Terrestrial (for that is what the letters “ET” represent) is also magic and can make bikes fly. His best friend on earth, Elliot, gets a bit sick but all turns out for the best in the end. The music is utterly brilliant but Michael Jackson does not feature, despite the misleading image on the left.
Watching Frank Capra’s classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is something of an American tradition at Christmas, and one that’s catching on in the UK too. We had long fostered the idea of having a public screening so that everyone could see Jimmy Stewart getting enthusiastic, downbeat, happy, sad, happy, sad, angry, really sad, really happy in about that order. We’d like to say thanks to the people at the church for allowing us to use their brilliant hall for the screening – it helped a great event become even better.
Flicks, Infusions and Vintage Tunes, Friday 25th February 2011, arTea Room, 1474 Pershore Road.
This was a night of FREE tea, FREE cake, FREE tunes and FREE films from local filmakers, combined with FREE archive films from the areas surrounding Stirchville. It took place on a rainy night in February but that didn’t stop a dangerously large number of people trying to get into the venue. Many thanks to Hybrid and the Inhabit project for letting us use the premises.
Some Like It Hot, Friday 27th May 2011, Room Upstairs at TASCOS Social Club, Stirchley, B30 2PR.
This film is a total classic. Focusing on two struggling musicians (Curtis and Lemmon) who inadvertently encounter the St Valentine’s Day Massacre, the movie follows their journey as they try to escape from the mob, which results in them having to take hilarious and desperate measures in order to stay underground. Mix in a measure of Miss M Monroe, and you can’t go wrong.
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Thursday 21 July 2011, Balti Cottage