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Flatpack: Funeral Parade of Roses  

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Genre-hopping Cultural fixture Flatpack returns to Birmingham for its 12th edition, including a particular focus in 1968 as well as the usual stew of live scores, feature previews, walking tours and family film. 

Wed 18 April | 8.30pm | £9.50 / £8 | Cinema | 18 

Toshio Matsumoto’s debut feature uses Oedipus Rex as the thread for a delirious journey through the Tokyo underground, depicting the city’s queer and transvestite scene with a candour which was breathtaking at the time. Throw in sleazy gangsters, avant-garde stoners and anti-US protesters, and it’s clear that Japan too was infected with the late 60s bug: as drag queen anti-hero Eddy puts it, “I wish the whole country would sink under water.” This gorgeous new 4K restoration of the film will be preceded by a short introduction from Jose Arroyo (Warwick University).

18 | 104 mins 

Director: Toshio Matsumoto

Cast: Emiko Azuma, Shinno Ikehata, Osamu Ogasawaro

2006 | Japan