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Playing with FIRE: the Birmingham movie premiere

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The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen

The Custard Factory

Gibb Street

Birmingham

B9 4AA

United Kingdom

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The long awaited documentary Playing with FIRE will have its Birmingham Premier this July.

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The Birmingham premiere of the Playing with FIRE movie will be held from 7pm on Friday 5th July.

This will be a unique occasion to meet other UK based FI enthusiasts.

Doors open: 6pm

Film starts: 7pm

Please arrive by 6.45pm at the latest.

This screening is a not-for-profit event and the cost of the ticket will cover the venue, admin and screening costs only.

About the Movie

Playing with FIRE follows 35 year old Scott Rieckens, his wife Taylor, and their toddler Jovie as they embark on a year-long odyssey to understand the rules of the F.I.R.E (“financially independent, retired early”) sub-culture and test their willingness to reject the standard narrative of adult life, which basically prescribes: “go to college, take out tons of student loans, buy a new car, take on a mortgage, buy another car and lots more stuff you don’t need, then work for 40+ years to pay for it all. If you’re lucky you might be able to retire at 65 and not have to live on beans.”

The F.I.R.E subculture is a stunning phenomena that has emerged in developed Western nations thanks to the Internet and simple, efficient ways to invest and grow money. Rooted in cultural traditions of simplicity and values-based appraisals of what makes life truly worth living, the FIRE sub-culture was born from the minds of engineers and computer programmers who favor life optimization and personal freedom over “stuff.”

Today their followers number in the millions, gobbling up every detail of advice on popular blogs and podcasts. These men and women have proven--through a series of simple life hacks and time-tested investing strategies--that it’s possible to buck the system and walk away from mandatory work decades before the standard narrative would suggest is possible. Once they reach “their number” (investments equalling 25x annual expenses), they are securely positioned to abandon mandatory work and pursue a life on their own terms. But getting to this place requires, a radical reappraisal of the role of money in our lives, and what truly brings happiness.

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The location of the venue is walking distance from Grand Central Station (New Street) and Digbeth Coach Station. There is parking at the Custard Factory on below - these are pay for parking

Trinity Street Car Park, Heathmill Lane, Birmingham B9 4AL

North Yard Car Park, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AU

Gallan Parking Ltd, Bordesley Street, Birmingham B5 5BL

For cyclists, bike parking can be found in the centre of Custard Factory.

What's the refund policy?

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER PURCHASE FOR ANY REASON.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes

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The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen

The Custard Factory

Gibb Street

Birmingham

B9 4AA

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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