There aren't too many place to go and see foreign language films on the big screen in the West Midlands.
It might come as a pleasant surprise to find that there is a venue that is not only close to Birmingham but also has extremely good links to the motorway network giving access to people from around the West Midlands region.
Artrix Arts Centre in Bromsgrove has a varied cinema programme that includes plenty of foreign language films - at the time of writing "L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie" starring Catherine Deneuve was the big attraction. It also puts on a good selection of art house pictures, some big features that you missed at the multiplex, and in the holidays there are always some special shows for children..
I came across Atrix in a professional capacity when I was asked to do an online marketing assessment as part of a Business Link funded project. It's a modern building with a reasonable sized auditorium and good sound and projection facilities. It relies on volunteers to put on all of its performances and this gives a friendly feel, which sits well with its role as a community project.
Although it has strong roots in the community don't write it off as a small town backwater. Artrix has developed a role as a kick-off point for tours by people like Rory Bremner and Jack Dee, which means that it has got its act together (terrible pun) in terms of putting on performances.
It's "only half an hour's drive" for a substantial number of people in the Midlands: Its definitely worth checking out.