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August 2018

Scalarama Sussex 2018 Launch Night

Thu 9th August 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom
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What is Scalarama? A month of film: 30 days in which cinemas across the world celebrate watching motion pictures together; where cities, towns and villages are transformed with screenings popping up in unexpected places; and where classic, rare or locally made films get an annual showing. Since 2011, every September, cinemas, film clubs and film festivals plus various organisations and individuals who have a passion for movies, have united to celebrate cinema together. For 2018, Scalarama Sussex includes over thirty…

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John Waters’ Polyester in Odorama! | Scalarama Scotland 2018 Launch

Sat 11th August 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Seamore Community Cinema, 304 Maryhill Road
Glasgow, Lanarkshire G20 7YE United Kingdom
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Join us for the launch of the Scalarama Scotland 2018 programme, and a rare screening of John Waters' Polyester (1981) as it was intended - in original scratch 'n' sniff Odorama! Meet Francine Fishpaw, tortured suburban housewife. With a pornographer husband, a pregnant teenage daughter, and a son with a foot-stomping fetish, Francine smells trouble around every corner. That is, until she meets and falls madly in love with Todd Tomorrow. Polyester screens with Michael Baig Clifford's Scala Cinema documentary…

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My Winnipeg: Scalarama Leeds 2018 Programme Launch

Wed 15th August 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Left Bank Leeds, Cardigan Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1LJ United Kingdom
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We celebrate the launch of the Scalarama Leeds 2018 programme, with a special screening of My Winnipeg at Left Bank, Leeds. Homeless people on rooftops, a sleepwalking epidemic, Spanky the dog, a Nazi invasion and horses frozen in the Red River... A documentary like no other, My Winnipeg was created to be both a heartfelt homage and critique of director Guy Maddin's home town in Manitoba. With his trademark mischievous unreliability and exotic myth-making, Maddin gleefully combines archive and re-created scenes of civic tragedy and  strange local traditions, to present…

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Feel Scala : Scalarama Liverpool 2018 Programme Launch

Wed 29th August 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Baltic Social, 27 Parliament St
Liverpool, L8 5RN United Kingdom
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We are up for cinema partying in Liverpool !  Join us in THE launch  of Scalarama Liverpool  2018 programme where everyone is invited and you can not missed! No etiquette, no ticket, no nada.. only your presence is needed. Embrace the Scalarama spirit in one of the most upbeat bars in town, The Baltic Social, be the first one to watch our brand new 2018 Scalarama Liverpool season trailer and the screening of Michael Baig Clifford’s short documentary on the original inspiration…

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September 2018

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2018 Launch Party

Sat 1st September 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The 8th Edinburgh Short Film Festival launches on Friday Oct 26th 2018 and as a preview, we’re delighted to be holding our official launch party as part of Scalarama Edinburgh 2018! We’re holding a free, open air cinema event at our Garden Cinema at the top of Middle Meadow Walk-Saturday Sept 1st. Beginning at 7pm, featuring a mix of some of our favourite shorts, from Swiss Stop Motion to award winning 2D animation including the Oscar nominated Fox & The Whale as…

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Scala Cinema Book Launch Party

Wed 26th September 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Scala Music Venue Kings Cross London, N1 9 United Kingdom

It was the legendary cinema that banned Shane McGowan for his exploits during an All-Nighter, fought the ‘Video Nasties’ bill and was prosecuted for showing A Clockwork Orange… 25 years later the Scala Cinema is back for one night only to launch a new book featuring the complete collection of its iconic monthly programmes from 1978-1993. Author and former Scala programmer Jane Giles reveals the highs, lows, thrills and spills of this notorious and influential rep cinema, whose audience then…

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August 2019

Sing-along SAW | Scalarama Scotland programme launch

Sun 18th August 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free – £12
Grey background, with musical notation and red text "Sing-along SAW"

Dare you sing SAW? Witness James Wan's horror classic spliced with live drag performances inspired by its goriest scenes, all to celebrate the launch of Scalarama's 2019 programme! Matchbox Cineclub and Pity Party Film Club present SAW as you've never seen it before - ripped to shreds and reassembled, as local drag terrorisers slice up the screening with brand-new musical performances inspired by the film. Drag artist Puke is the monster of ceremonies for this very special event, featuring guest…

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Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records at Brudenell Social Club

Fri 23rd August 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Brudenell Social Club, 33 Queens Road
Leeds, LS6 1NY United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £7

Scalarama Leeds Programme launch at the Brudenell Social Club The first screening in Leeds of a brand new doumentary that traces the history of the world's most iconic ska, reggae and rock-steady record label, Trojan Records. Trojan Records started in Jamaica in 1968 with Duke Reid’s Trojan Sound System. Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records explains how music and immigration made connections between between Jamaican and British working-class youth cultures in the 1960s and 70s, starting a cultural revolution that…

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B-movie Double Bill: Gun Crazy & Detour

Sat 31st August 2019 @ 10:30 pm - Sun 1st September 2019 @ 1:00 am
The Hyde Park Picture House Leeds, 73 Brudenell Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1JD United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £7.80

Commencing Scalarama Leeds 2019 is a deadly double bill of B-movies. Taking us into the early hours of September 1st is a film noir pairing featuring two of cinema’s most iconic and unforgettable femme fatales, anti-heroines played with delicious deviance by Ann Savage (Detour) and Peggy Cummings (Gun Crazy). Both films transcended the boundaries of the B-picture to become cult masterpieces. With an intro by Alice Miller (She’s A Rebel), Detour is presented in a new digital restoration and Gun…

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September 2019

Under The Influence Premiere and Wrap Party

Thu 19th September 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street
Glasgow, G4 0AN United Kingdom
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Filmed entirely in the Southside of Glasgow with zero budget, Under The Influence is a short film by Writer/Director Amanda Johnston that explores our relationship with social networking, Influencer culture, and the potential pitfalls of modern, digital technology on our mental health. . . . . . Under The Influence (2019) 17 mins During the final week of her PHD, Alex is sucked into the candy coloured world of social media influencers and yoga fanatics. Following an unfortunate incident with…

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Rainbow Road/Seamore Cinema: Drop Dead Gorgeous (+ Live Drag Pageant)

Fri 20th September 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Seamore Neighbourhood Cinema, CCH, 304 Maryhill Road, G20 7YE
Glasgow, City of Glasgow G20 7YE United Kingdom
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Free – £8

Come along to the launch of Rainbow Road Film Club as we present DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, a mockumentary that follows the contestants of a Minnesota Beauty Pageant as the contestants begin to die is suspicious circumstances... The evening also gives you the chance to choose your own pageant winner as Glasgow's drag acts attempt to charm their way to success!

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Gateway Film Festival 2019 Programme Launch + Free Film Screening of THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932)

Tue 24th September 2019 @ 7:00 pm
New England Project, Occupation Road
Peterborough, PE1 2LJ United Kingdom
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The Gateway Film Festival is a brand new film festival coming to Peterborough in November 2019. Gateway aims to celebrate local history, community as well as being Peterborough's gateway to film culture from the past and around the world. From black and white classics to Bollywood and the oldest animated feature film to an internationally celebrated Kenyan film we've got something for everyone to enjoy. Taking place over 5 core days (13th-17th November) there will be plenty to see and…

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