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March 2017

Scalarama 2017 // It’s happening again

Mon 6th March 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wharf Chambers, Ground Floor, 23 - 25 Wharf Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ United Kingdom

Hi everyone! This September, Scalarama will return to Leeds, which means that anyone, anywhere can be a cinema. There are no restrictions to who can take part and there's no cost to being involved. It's a great opportunity to put on that film screening you've been thinking about, but didn't know how! We organise the programme ourselves and we meet regularly to share our ideas. This is the first meeting, it's open to all and you don't have to reply,…

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April 2017

I want to be a cinema – Friday night social and screening!

Fri 21st April 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Headingley HEART, Heart, Bennett Road, Headingley,
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 3HN United Kingdom

Scalarama is an annual festival of independent cinema that takes place for the whole month of September. People from across the city come together to put all kinds of films on in venues of all shapes and sizes. Would you like to know more? Come along to one of our meetings and get involved! This month we're holding a special screening at Heart as part of their ongoing film and music programme, with a Scalarama meeting beforehand startnig 6pm -…

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May 2017

Informal Scalarama Leeds catch-up!

Tue 30th May 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Reliance, 76-78 North Street
Leeds, LS2 7PN United Kingdom

This will be a drop in session for people who want to keep in touch, have a drink and a chat, maybe to update the rest of the group on their plans. We have no agenda or talks this time, but Leeds co-ordinators Laura and Alice will be there for a couple of hours between 6 and 8pm, planning our screenings for September, and we'd love to see you there!

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August 2017

Jobriath A.D + live music // Scalarama Leeds 2017 programme launch

Wed 23rd August 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Left Bank Leeds, Cardigan Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1LJ United Kingdom
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Jobriath A.D. // Scalarama Leeds programme launch The film Jobriath A.D (2012) is Kieran Turner's fascinating documentary about 70s glam rock musician Jobriath. Jobraith is considered to be "the first openly gay rock star" and was dubbed "the American Bowie". He was also, tragically, one of the first rock stars to die of AIDS. He is an intriguing 20th century figure; his short career was preceded by incredible hype, with much of the publicity focused on his homosexuality rather than…

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September 2017

Scalarama – Dementia (1955), Bands and Psychedelic Disco

Fri 1st September 2017 @ 7:00 pm - Sat 2nd September 2017 @ 4:00 am
Wharf Chambers, Ground Floor, 23 - 25 Wharf Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ United Kingdom
£5

Dementia came out in 1955 and it’s the first and only film directed by John Parker. It’s a bit like the ’50s Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with female sexual paranoia. It was banned in the UK for 13 years. It’s Boyd Rice’s favourite film and it plays like a proto-David Lynch film! There will be a short intermission between the film and the bands to do a quick soundcheck Then some rockin’ bands will play Nervous Twitch City Yelps Horowitz…

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Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Groβtadt)

Sun 3rd September 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Hyde Park Picture House Leeds, 73 Brudenell Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1JD United Kingdom
£5.50 – £8.00

As part of the 2017 Scalarama programme we have banded together with Left Bank Leeds and the Hebden Bridge Picture House to present three stunning examples of the City Symphony genre; Man with a Movie Camera (23rd September at Hebden Bridge), Alex Barrett’s brand new London Symphony (28th September at Left Bank) and for our part we couldn’t resist Walter Ruttmann’s glorious ode to Berlin. Preceding The Man With A Movie Camera by two years Vertoz and Ruttman were actually…

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Freightened – The Real Price of Shipping

Tue 5th September 2017 @ 6:20 pm - 8:30 pm
The Hyde Park Picture House Leeds, 73 Brudenell Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1JD United Kingdom
£5.50 – £7.50

90% of the goods we consume in the West are manufactured abroad and brought to us by ship. The cargo shipping industry is a key player in the world economy and forms the basis of our model of modern civilisation. Yet, the functioning and regulation of this business remain largely obscure to many, and its hidden costs affect us all. Due to their size, freight ships no longer fit in traditional city harbours; they have moved out of the public’s…

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RESILIENCE – THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS AND THE SCIENCE OF HOPE

Thu 7th September 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Slung Low’s HUB, 67-71 Bath Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 9UA United Kingdom
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Free

Presented by Basis Yorkshire with support from Slung Low “The child may not remember but the body remembers.” The original research was controversial, but the findings revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer…

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Otley Film Society Opening Night: Moonlight

Thu 7th September 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street
Otley, West Yorkshire LS21 3AN United Kingdom
£4

The first film in Otley Film Society's 19th season is the chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighbourhood in Miami.

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Near Dark

Thu 7th September 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Reliance, 76-78 North Street
Leeds, LS2 7PN United Kingdom
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£5

Film Fringe pay tribute to on-screen bad boy Bill Paxton with a 30th anniversary screening of Kathryn Bigelow's stylish and sexy horror Western Near Dark, one of the coolest vampire movies ever made. In what is now regarded as a classic of the vampire genre, a young man joins a traveling group of vampires. These misfits are more like redneck hillbillies than the decedent European vampires more frequently associated with the genre. Enjoy the film in the back room at…

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BROWN WILLY

Fri 8th September 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Slung Low’s HUB, 67-71 Bath Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 9UA United Kingdom
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Pay What You Decide

“Cornwall’s answer to Withnail & I” New Statesman “A voyage of existential contemplation and uproarious comedy” UK Film Review ★★★★ “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry…a midlife crisis has never been this much fun” – The West Briton “A budget-defying watch that is not only uproariously funny but has hidden emotional depths” The Film Sprites★★★★ “Thoughtful, funny, bleak and beautiful” – D&C Film WINNER The Golden Chough Award Cornwall Film Festival 2016 Shot in just 10 days on location on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, Brown Willy is a…

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The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

Sun 10th September 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wharf Chambers, Ground Floor, 23 - 25 Wharf Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ United Kingdom
£5

Rare screening of the 4K restoration of Karel Zeman's imaginative masterwork. Tickets are £5 on the door. It's very much a kid friendly film and it will be disappointing to not to have a few kids there. Kids get in free with a paying guardian. Often described as the ‘Czech Méliès’, visionary filmmaker Karel Zeman is treasured by generations of filmmakers worldwide, from Jan Švankmajer to Tim Burton, the Quay Brothers to Terry Gilliam, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Wes…

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BUGS the Film

Sun 10th September 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sheaf Street Cafeteria, 3 Sheaf Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 1HD United Kingdom
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Free

Will eating insects save our Earth? Insects as food is a hot topic. Particularly over the last few years, since the UN recommended edible insects as a resource to combat world hunger, they have been heralded for their taste by cooks and gastronomes, for their low ecological impact by environmentalists, and for their nutritional content by public health scientists. It would seem that insects are the new superfood that will fix all our problems of global food security. For the…

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Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast – (With filmmakers Q&A)

Sun 10th September 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Outlaws Yacht Club, 38 New York Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7DY United Kingdom
Free

A feature-length documentary about socialist, trade unionist and Labour politician Dennis Skinner by production company Shut Out The Light. Raised alongside nine siblings within a mining village, Dennis has fought for the rights of the working class for over 50-years. Uncompromising in his views and with a set of incorruptible principles, Dennis is respected and feared on both sides of the House of Commons. Nature of the Beast looks at what lies behind his passion and drive, and tracks his rise from a…

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I, Daniel Blake

Mon 11th September 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Seven Arts Centre, 31a Harrogate Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 3PD United Kingdom
£6

After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance. Dir: Ken Loach, 2016, UK, 1h 40min. R Stars: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy

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My Life as a Courgette

Tue 12th September 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Headingley HEART, Heart, Bennett Road, Headingley,
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 3HN United Kingdom
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£4 – £6

Switzerland/France // 2017 // 70 mins // subtitled //Dir Claude Barras Courgette is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother's disappearance, Courgette is befriended by a police officer Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange, at times, hostile environment. Yet with Raymond's help and his new-found friends, Courgette eventually learns to…

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OpenFilm

Wed 13th September 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hyde Park Book Club, 27-29 Headlingley Lane
Leeds, LS61BL United Kingdom

September 13th 6pm Free Entry

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Housekeeping

Wed 13th September 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Reliance, 76-78 North Street
Leeds, LS2 7PN United Kingdom
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£5

Director Bill Forsyth (That Sinking Feeling, Gregory’s Girl, Local Hero, Comfort and Joy) made his American film debut with this moving and offbeat adaptation of Marilynne Robinson’s acclaimed novel, about two young girls who are sent to live with their eccentric aunt (Christine Lahti). Part of a She's A Rebel mini-season for Scalarama, looking at the cinematic representation of female adolescence and girls who refuse to conform.

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Tall Shorts

Thu 14th September 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tall Boys Beer Market, 17 Thorntons Arcade
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6LQ United Kingdom
Free

A monthly evening of short films by local filmmakers.

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a weird evening (J1456-6843)

Thu 14th September 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wharf Chambers, Ground Floor, 23 - 25 Wharf Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ United Kingdom
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PAYF (Pay As You Feel)

A weird evening of live music, noise, short films and visuals. Sounds supplied by Sarah Statham (Esper Scout), Matt Bennett (Unwave) and several other brilliant people. Wharf Chambers (Middle Floor) Thursday 14th September 2017 Doors 20:00, show 20:30(ish) PAYF (Pay As You Feel) Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club is a members’ club, and you need to be a member, or a guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum…

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Linefork + director Q&A

Thu 14th September 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Hyde Park Picture House Leeds, 73 Brudenell Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1JD United Kingdom
£5.50 – £8.00

An immersive meditation on the passage of time and the persistent resonance of place, Linefork follows the daily rituals of an elderly couple living in Kentucky's Appalachian Mountains. Now well into his eighties, Lee Sexton is the last living link to the distant past of a regional American music viagra sin receta. A retired coal miner with black lung, Lee and his wife, Opal, continue to farm the land where he was born. Together they face encroaching health concerns and…

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The End of St. Petersburg (Konets Sankt-Peterburga) with live score by Harmonieband

Sat 16th September 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Hyde Park Picture House Leeds, 73 Brudenell Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1JD United Kingdom
£7.00 – £9.50

Commissioned to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution, The End of St Petersburg secured Vsevolod Pudovkin's place as one of the foremost Soviet film directors. His sophisticated analysis of the Revolution sits within a brilliant and dramatic reconstruction of the major events. Paul Robinson’s compelling score has overt Russian leanings with the shadow of Shostakovitch not far behind the surface, together with arrangements from Red Army Ensemble material and Russian folk song.

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Inherent Vice | Philosophy & Film

Sun 17th September 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Hyde Park Picture House Leeds, 73 Brudenell Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1JD United Kingdom
£5.50 – £8.00

A chance to revisit Paul Thomas Anderson’s delirious Californian stoner-romp, featuring some tip-top performances from the likes of Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin, alongside a superb soundtrack by regular Anderson collaborator Jonny Greenwood. For this special Scalarama screening, Dr. Joe Saunders (University of Leeds) will be joined by Dr. Alan O’Leary (University of Leeds). Alan will discuss the texture of the film — how its visual and sound tracks emphasise an experience rather than a story. Joe will discuss the text…

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Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi)

Sun 17th September 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wharf Chambers, Ground Floor, 23 - 25 Wharf Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ United Kingdom
£5

Sandrine Bonnaire won the Best Actress César for her portrayal of the defiant young drifter Mona in Agnès Varda's Vagabond. Found frozen to death in a ditch at the beginning of the film, Mona’s story is pieced together through flashbacks told by those who encountered her (played by a largely non-professional cast), producing a splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman. With its sparse, poetic imagery, Vagabond is a compelling watch, and won Varda the top prize at the 1985 Venice…

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Metropolis

Sun 17th September 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Square Chapel Arts Centre, 10 Square Road
Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 1QG United Kingdom
£10

One of the biggest film events of the century, a “Holy Grail” among film finds, Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi epic can finally be seen — for the first time in 83 years — as the director originally intended and as seen by German cinema-goers in 1927. Experience Metropolis with live piano accompaniment at Square Chapel. Age: PG

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Jackie

Mon 18th September 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Seven Arts Centre, 31a Harrogate Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 3PD United Kingdom
£6

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy. Dir: Pablo Larraín, 2016, USA, 1h 40min. R

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Peppermint Soda (Diabolo Menthe)

Tue 19th September 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Hyde Park Picture House Leeds, 73 Brudenell Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1JD United Kingdom
£5.50 – £8.00

Winner of the Louis Delluc Prize for France’s best film of the year in 1977, Peppermint Soda follows the lives of two teenage sisters: introverted Anne (Eléonore Klarwein) on the cusp of adolescence; and outgoing Frédérique (Odile Michel), making her first forays into love and politics. The debut feature from director Diane Kurys, Peppermint Soda gives an intricately detailed view of adolescence in 1960s France; an ode to teenage summers, first kisses and first losses. Peppermint Soda is part of…

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Good Vibrations

Wed 20th September 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jumbo Records, 1-3 Merrion Centre
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 8NG United Kingdom
£5.80

Good Vibrations is a 2013 biopic of Terri Hooley, and details one man’s passion for music. Hooley opened Good Vibrations record shop during the times of The Troubles in 1970s Belfast. Hooley faced a lot of highs and some lows and this film follows his adventures in music and shows how music can create a community. The purpose of Good Vibrations record shop was to promote peace through music, mostly reggae, but the direction of the shop changes when he…

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The Intruder

Wed 20th September 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wharf Chambers, Ground Floor, 23 - 25 Wharf Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ United Kingdom
£3

Trump won the election so why not revisit Roger Corman's searing condemnation of racism The Intruder. William Shatner plays a white suited charlatan who comes down to a southern town to stir up racial hatred when they decide to segregate the schools. £3 entry on the night You must be a member or guest of a member to attend. Joining costs £1. See wharfchambers.org/membership http://www.wharfchambers.org/safer-spaces

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Kes

Thu 21st September 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tall Boys Beer Market, 17 Thorntons Arcade
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6LQ United Kingdom
Free

With photography from Broth Tarn and a spoken word set from Sam Batley, Tall Boys invite you to our special screening of Ken Loach's British Classic, Kes.

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Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

Fri 22nd September 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Headingley HEART, Heart, Bennett Road, Headingley,
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 3HN United Kingdom
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£5 – £6

A documentary on the music and career of the influential musician Scott Walker. Scott Walker first became famous in the 1960s, as lead singer of the pop trio The Walker Brothers. The film follows his musical and personal journey into his later career as solo artist, avant garde composer and more recently, record producer. Artists he has worked with include Pulp, Ute Lemper, Sunn O))) and Bat for Lashes and many of his fellow musicians, including David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker, Brian Eno,…

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Bronco Billy’s Present: ‘A Fistful of Dollars’

Sat 23rd September 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tall Boys Beer Market, 17 Thorntons Arcade
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6LQ United Kingdom
Free

Bringing back Westerns to your Sunday viewing! Bronco Billy's present the first instalment of Sergio Leone's classic Dollar's Trilogy.

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Man With A Movie Camera (1929): classic Russian city symphony with live music

Sat 23rd September 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hebden Bridge Picture House, New Road
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 8AD United Kingdom
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£5 – £9

Join us in Hebden Bridge's 1921 Picture House for a rare screening of this classic city symphony, with performance of new live score for marimba, percussion, piano and electronics by several musicians. Man with a Movie Camera is an experimental 1929 Soviet silent documentary film, directed by Dziga Vertov and edited by Elizaveta Svilova presenting urban life in the Soviet cities of Kiev, Kharkov, Moscow and Odessa. Tickets are available at https://www.wegottickets.com/hbpicturehouse, in advance from the cinema during opening hours and on the…

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Sully

Mon 25th September 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Seven Arts Centre, 31a Harrogate Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 3PD United Kingdom
£6

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew. Dir: Clint Eastwood, 2016, USA, 1h 36min. PG-13 Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney  

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Do the Right Thing

Wed 27th September 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wharf Chambers, Ground Floor, 23 - 25 Wharf Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ United Kingdom
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£3

The event is the launch of Leeds Cineforum, previously The Arts PGR Film Club.   Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama film by Spike Lee. The Oscar nominated film centers around the racial tension in a Brooklyn neighbourhood, bubbling just beneath the surface, which finally explodes on the hottest day of the year. Suitable for ages 15 and above. (Contains instances of racism and violence, scenes of a sexual nature, and strong language including racial slurs.)

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Left Bank Cinema: London Symphony

Thu 28th September 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Left Bank Leeds, Cardigan Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1LJ United Kingdom
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£4 – £5

Could it be that the city symphony film genre is making a comeback? City symphonies originally became popular in the silent era, when the ‘rules’ of filmmaking were still being discovered. Films like Études sur Paris (1928) and Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927) offer fascinating glimpses of the times and fashions in Europe’s great cities, while the experimental documentary Man With a Movie Camera (1929) regularly tops lists of people’s favourite films of all time. This is why…

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Stefan Sagmeister’s ‘A Happy Film’

Fri 29th September 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
TBA Leeds, United Kingdom
£100

Sun 29th September // 19:00 // Free popcorn Join us for an evening screening of Stefan Sagmeister’s new documentary 'The Happy Film’. This event is brought to you by Scalarama. About The Happy Film // Austrian graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister is doing well. He lives in New York, the city of his dreams, and he has success in his work, designing album covers for the Rolling Stones, Jay-Z and the Talking Heads. But in the back of his mind he suspects there must…

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Hidden Figures (PG) with intro by Professor Monica Grady!

Sat 30th September 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Oakwood Cinema, 5 Fitzroy Drive
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 4AB United Kingdom
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£4 – £5

Oakwood Cinema presents the uplifting true story of a group of African American woman  working on the early stages of the NASA space programme. With strong messages about race and gender equality during the early stages of the NASA space programme, the film captures the spirit of the age without ever feeling overly polemic or heavy handed. We are very excited to announce that Hidden Figures will be introduced by our very special guest for the night, Monica Grady, Professor…

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December 2017

Jingle Bell Rocks!

Fri 15th December 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Hyde Park Picture House Leeds, 73 Brudenell Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1JD United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £8.00

Jingle Bell Rocks! ...searching for the Soul of Christmas Music. A festive film event in conjunction with The Culture Vultures & Scalarama Leeds. 5.00pm - 6.00pm Before the screening, join us at the Hyde Park Picture House as local authors Clare Fisher & Chris Nickson present some of their favourite Christmas stories.   6.00pm - 8.00pm Jingle Bell Rocks! A FILM BY Mitchell Kezin, with introduction. Hilarious & heartfelt, Jingle Bell Rocks! is an Award-Winning Canadian documentary which showcases an…

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February 2018

Scalarama Leeds meeting: who wants to be a cinema?

Tue 27th February 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Baines Wing Seminar Room (3.06), University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Scalarama is an annual festival of independent cinema that takes place for the whole month of September. People from across the city come together to put all kinds of films on in venues of all shapes and sizes. Would you like to know more? Come along to one of our meetings and get involved! All welcome.

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June 2018

Scalarama Leeds June planning meeting

Wed 13th June 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Outlaws Yacht Club, 38 New York Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7DY United Kingdom
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Join us for the next Scalarama Leeds planning meeting at Outlaws Yacht Club. Scalarama's celebration of cinema is fast approaching, less than 100 days away! It's time to get your screenings confirmed and start filling up our calender with some amazing film events! 

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August 2018

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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Pay as you feel.

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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September 2018

Scalarama Leeds 1968 Opening Night Party!

Sat 1st September 2018 @ 7:30 pm
The Brudenell Social Club, 33 Queen's Road
Leeds, LS6 1NYhttp://www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk/ United Kingdom
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FREE

Why 1968? 1968 was a year that practically ripped up American culture - Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated within days of each other, Andy Warhol was shot by a radical feminist and Star Trek shocked the world with American television's first interracial kiss. Young men forcibly recruited for the Vietnam war burned their draft cards in public protests and people rioted in the streets over King's murder. Columbia University was occupied by students angry at corruption and…

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Flicker+Pulse

Sun 2nd September 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chapel FM Arts Centre, Old Seacroft Chapel, York Road
Leeds, LS14 6JB United Kingdom
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Pay-What-You-Can

Come and see an amazing time-lapse film of a beautiful English walled garden and then join us for home-grown food and drink on the Chapel FM allotment. Using real-time and time-lapse footage, the film explores the relationship between the seasons and the plants and people who work within the walls of the garden. Locked into the clock of the solar system, the garden performs its annual display, guided by the ritualistic human intervention of those passionately engaged with its soil.…

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Frankenstein

Tue 4th September 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Square Chapel Arts Centre, 10 Square Road
Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 1QG United Kingdom
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£5 – £7

This cult classic horror film from James Whale follows the obsessed scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein as he attempts to create life by assembling a creature from body parts of the deceased. Aided by his loyal assistant, Fritz, Frankenstein succeeds in animating his monster (played wonderfully by Boris Karloff), but, confused and traumatized, it escapes into the countryside and begins to wreak havoc. Frankenstein searches for the elusive being, and eventually must confront his tormented creation. Part of our duo of…

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She’s A Rebel presents: The Loveless (1981)

Thu 6th September 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Reliance, 76-78 North Street
Leeds, LS2 7PN United Kingdom
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£5

The year is 1959. The location: a small southern town. Against this backdrop, five bikers and a 16-year-old girl leave the town with a memory the residents will never forget. Kathryn Bigelow's low-budget directorial debut, co-directed with Monty Montgomery, and starring Willem Dafoe in his first big-screen role. Screening as part of Beginnings, a season of three remarkable debut features. Other films in the season include Agnès Varda's La Pointe Courte (1955) and Vera Chytilová’s Something Different (1963).

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Some Like It Hot

Sat 8th September 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Square Chapel Arts Centre, 10 Square Road
Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 1QG United Kingdom
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£5 – £7

Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis star in this classic film as two musicians who witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Afraid for their lives and on the run where better to hide than in a traveling all-girl band? A superb, riotous comedy, a career high for director Billy Wilder, and a captivating performance from Marilyn Monroe.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Sat 8th September 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Square Chapel Arts Centre, 10 Square Road
Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 1QG United Kingdom
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£5 – £7

It’s 1993, Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect high school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy center that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction.” At the facility, Cameron is subjected to outlandish discipline, dubious “de-gaying” methods, and earnest Christian rock songs—but this unusual setting also provides her with an unlikely gay community. For the…

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Ida Lupino at 100: The Trouble with Angels (1966)

Sun 9th September 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Hyde Park Picture House Leeds, 73 Brudenell Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1JD United Kingdom
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£3.30 – £6

Hayley Mills plays rebellious teenager Mary Clancy, causing mischief in an all-girls Catholic boarding school and coming into frequent conflict with Mother Superior, played by the superb Rosalind Russell. Ida Lupino’s last theatrical directorial effort shows her ease and skill with comedy, melodrama, and pop culture. This film screens as part of an ongoing season celebrating the centenary of Ida Lupino, a trailblazer both sides of the camera.

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She’s A Rebel presents: Something Different (1963)

Mon 10th September 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Reliance, 76-78 North Street
Leeds, LS2 7PN United Kingdom
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£5

Following the lives of two women – a gymnast in gruelling training, and a dissatisfied housewife – Chytilová’s 1963 feature debut Something Different explores the expectations and strictures of female gender roles. Screening as part of Beginnings, a season of three remarkable debut features. Other films in the season include Agnès Varda's La Pointe Courte (1955) and Kathryn Bigelow & Monty Montgomery's The Loveless (1981).

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Screen Seven Sense of an Ending

Mon 10th September 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Seven Arts Centre, 31a Harrogate Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 3PD United Kingdom
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£6

Tony Webster, divorced and retired, leads a reclusive and relatively quiet life. One day, he learns that the mother of his university girlfriend, Veronica, left in her will a diary kept by his best friend who dated Veronica after she and Tony parted ways. Tony’s quest to recover the diary, now in Veronica’s possession, forces him to revisit his flawed recollections of his friends and of his younger self. As he digs deeper into his past, it all starts to…

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The Invisible Man

Tue 11th September 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Square Chapel Arts Centre, 10 Square Road
Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 1QG United Kingdom
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£5 – £7

While researching a new drug, Dr. Jack Griffin stumbles on a potion that can make him invisible. When he reveals his new ability to his old mentor and his fiancée, it’s clear that a side effect of the potion is insanity. Jack goes on a violent rampage, and the police struggle to hunt him down, unable to see their target, while his mentor and his former partner desperately try to devise a plan to capture him.

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The Florida Project

Tue 11th September 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Headingley HEART, Heart, Bennett Road, Headingley,
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 3HN United Kingdom
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£4 – £10

Dir Sean Baker//2017//USA//115 mins Willem Dafoe stars in a career-defining performance as a reluctant father figure to the residents of a motel set against the backdrop of a Disneyland resort.  The Florida Project is a wonderful film about the innocence of childhood and the social divide that often touches all sides of humanity. See the trailer HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwQ-NH1rRT4

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas | Dinner and a movie

Wed 12th September 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Reliance, 76-78 North Street
Leeds, LS2 7PN United Kingdom
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£13

A Dinner & Cinema experience at the Little Reliance Cinema! FILM STARTS AT 7:30PM WITH DINNER FROM 6PM TICKETS ARE  £13    AVAILABLE FROM THE BAR OR OVER THE PHONE. 0113 295 6060

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Secret Cinema Scalarama Special

Thu 13th September 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Inkwell Arts, 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton
Leeds, LS7 3LW United Kingdom
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£10

The Secret Cinema has been one of Inkwell Art’s huge success stories and has been running for over six years bringing communities together using the magic of cinema and the power of good wholesome food. We are hosting a special evening offering a unique cinema and dining experience in our warm friendly gallery space in Chapel Allerton. The evening kicks off with a delicious home cooked three course veggie/ vegan meal followed by a free film for our diners to…

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Pressing On – The Letterpress Film

Thu 13th September 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Scott Hall Mills, Scott Hall Mills, Unit 3, Scott Hall Street
Leeds, LS7 2HT United Kingdom
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£5

’Pressing On: The Letterpress Film’, is the 4th film to be shown in Scott Hall Mills film series, which sets out to bring people together and inspire through creativity. This screening is in collaboration with the Scalarama film festival, a celebration of cinema, for everyone, by everyone, everywhere, taking place every September. ‘The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretakers age. From…

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers | Memory Matinees

Fri 14th September 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Headingley HEART, Heart, Bennett Road, Headingley,
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 3HN United Kingdom
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FREE

A free screening of the 1954 musical film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Set in the 1850s, Adam goes into town seeking a wife to run the household. He finds Milly, a waitress, and persudes her to come home with him to his ranch in Oregon. There, she discovers that Adam and his six brothers, Benjamin, Caleb, Daniel, Ephraim, Frank and Gideon are slobs! Unfamiliar with the ways of true love, the brothers think the best way to get hitched…

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Radio Atlas: The Double + experimental silent shorts

Fri 14th September 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Chapel FM Arts Centre, Old Seacroft Chapel, York Road
Leeds, LS14 6JB United Kingdom
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Pay-What-You-Can

On a dark night, in a small Danish town, Thomas Andersen has a violent encounter with his double. A screening with a difference - Radio Atlas brings you incredible subtitled audio in languages other than English. The story of two young men who lived in Viborg, a small town in Denmark, both with the same name – Thomas Andersen.  They had never met until one night in October, thirteen years ago, when one Thomas Andersen ended up trying to run…

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The Firefighters’ Story: 100 years of the Fire Brigades Union

Sat 15th September 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach
Leeds, LS9 6NL United Kingdom
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£2

Filmed to commemorate its centenary this year, this new documentary film traces the history of the Fire Brigades Union since its inception at the end of the First World War, and the contribution the union has made over ten decades to improve public and firefighter safety through its campaigning work. It is being screened in The Old Fire Station in Gipton, a recently renovated 1930s building now operating as a community hub for East Leeds. The film will be shown…

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The Firefighters’ Story: 100 years of the Fire Brigades Union

Sat 15th September 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach
Leeds, LS9 6NL United Kingdom
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£2

Filmed to commemorate its centenary this year, this new documentary film traces the history of the Fire Brigades Union since its inception at the end of the First World War, and the contribution the union has made over ten decades to improve public and firefighter safety through its campaigning work. It is being screened in The Old Fire Station in Gipton, a recently renovated 1930s building now operating as a community hub for East Leeds. The film will be shown…

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Turkish Star Wars

Sat 15th September 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Square Chapel Arts Centre, 10 Square Road
Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 1QG United Kingdom
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FREE

Notorious for the ways in which director Çetin İnanç edited footage from Star Wars into his own film, along with music from Raiders of the Lost Ark and Flash Gordon, Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (1982) is the “holy grail” of remakesploitation cinema. The Man Who Saves the World revolves around two Turkish space pilots who crash-land on a desert planet enslaved by an evil wizard. Memorable sequences involve the heroes battling robots inspired by Battlestar Galactica and Forbidden Planet — plus…

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She’s A Rebel presents: La Pointe Courte (1955)

Sun 16th September 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Hyde Park Picture House Leeds, 73 Brudenell Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1JD United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £7.80

Agnès Varda’s discursive, gorgeously filmed debut—this graceful, penetrating study of a marriage on the rocks, set against the backdrop of a small Mediterranean fishing village—was radical enough to later be considered one of the progenitors of the coming French new wave. Screening as part of Beginnings, a season of three remarkable debut features. Other films in the season include Vera Chytilová’s Something Different (1963) and Kathryn Bigelow & Monty Montgomery's The Loveless (1981).

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Off the Beaten Path

Mon 17th September 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Reliance United Kingdom + Google Map
£6

For many of us from the first moment we enjoy the freedom that comes with riding a bike another thought occurs – where can I explore ? where will this bike take me ?  As riders have ventured further bikes have evolved to carry them on their journeys. “Off the Beaten Path” is an adventure cycling film celebrating the journeys we can take on bikes; and specifically focusing on how fatter tire bikes are allowing riders to venture to places cyclists have never…

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Screen Seven The Post

Mon 17th September 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Seven Arts Centre, 31a Harrogate Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 3PD United Kingdom
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£6

The Post is a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee, as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. In June 1971 The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation’s major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and…

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Lost in France

Wed 19th September 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jumbo Records, 1-3 Merrion Centre
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 8NG United Kingdom
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£5

The record label Chemikal Underground was created by members of The Delgados and was at the centre of the thriving music scene in Glasgow in the mid-90s. Lost in France goes on a journey with Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), R.M. Hubbert, Stewart Henderson, Emma Pollock and Paul Savage (The Delgados) as they re-stage a gig in the same place in France where they all played at a chaotic festival early on in their careers. The documentary features…

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Oxfam Scalarama Special Quiz Night

Wed 19th September 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Headingley HEART, Heart, Bennett Road, Headingley,
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 3HN United Kingdom
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£1

Our monthly Oxfam Quiz Night at Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre, Leeds is given over in September to a special Scalarama film & cinema themed quiz and prize raffle. Only £1 per team member. Maximum of 5 people per team. All proceeds go to Oxfam.

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Crumb at The Little Reliance Cinema | Thought Bubble festival

Thu 20th September 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Reliance, 76-78 North Street
Leeds, LS2 7PN United Kingdom
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£5

A special Scalarama + Thought Bubble screening of the 1994 documentary Crumb by Terry Zwigoff. The master of the misfit film, Zwigoff creates a fascinating and intimate portrait of one of America's most iconic, innovative and prolific underground cartoonists, Robert Crumb. Crumb's notorious career began in 1968 with the publication of the first issue of Zap comix in San Francisco. He is an iconoclastic figure, notorious curmudgeon and  self-confessed sexual deviant; his work has regularly provoked outrage from feminists but he claims…

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ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T (12A) at Hebden Bridge Picture House

Sat 22nd September 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hebden Bridge Picture House, New Road
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 8AD United Kingdom
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£5 – £7

ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T (12A) at Hebden Bridge Picture House Saturday 22 September 2018 at 4.30pm (doors open 4.15pm, film starts 5pm) Dir: Agnès Varda | France | 1977 | 104 mins | French with English Subtitles Cast | Thérèse Liotard, Valérie Mairesse, Robert Dadiès When Agnès Varda made the miraculous One Sings…, her folk-pop abortion musical, abortion was only two years legal in France – thanks to the Veil law, for which Varda herself had taken to the…

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Fictions of Every Kind: At the Movies

Mon 24th September 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wharf Chambers, Ground Floor, 23 - 25 Wharf Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ United Kingdom
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£3

Fictions of Every Kind is Leeds' longest running literary social. We aim to support anybody engaged in the lonely act of writing. Anybody is welcome at Fictions! This month, as part of Scalarama Leeds, we present Fictions of Every Kind: At the Movies. Bring your cinema-themed or screen-inspired stories to our writers open mic for your 5 minutes of fame (and yes, the five minutes is strictly enforced with our friendly bell). True stories, scripts, flash fiction, short fiction and…

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Screen Seven Dunkirk

Mon 24th September 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Seven Arts Centre, 31a Harrogate Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 3PD United Kingdom
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£6

Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan directs this World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold. In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission,…

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Women’s Animation From Near And Far

Tue 25th September 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Hyde Park Picture House Leeds, 73 Brudenell Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1JD United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £7.80

This 90-minute programme, presented by Leeds Animation Workshop, will include the premiere of a new short film made at the Workshop, as well as a couple of old and new favourites from the local women’s collective, set up 40 years ago.  Also showing: a selection of films by women animators from the UK, and around the world - including films  by indigenous artists, and emerging animators, never before seen in this country. Featured are powerful works about First Nation heritage by Inuit…

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La Belle Saison (Summertime)

Wed 26th September 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Brunswick, 82 North St
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PN United Kingdom
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Free

As part of Women Directors Awareness Month, we're bringing Catherine Corsini’s latest – and best – film, La Belle Saison (Summertime) to Leeds. Just arrived in Paris, country girl Delphine is swept up by a group of radical feminists led by a charismatic teacher, Carole. Delphine’s political beliefs soon merge with her personal desires as she becomes fascinated by Carole, and the two find themselves struggling for a more private cause. Join us to watch this engaging celebration of ‘la…

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birth; life; death; reflection. (J0835-4510)

Thu 27th September 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Left Bank Leeds, Cardigan Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1LJ United Kingdom
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£4 – £5

a live audio/visual reimagining of vivaldi's four seasons. more details : https://www.facebook.com/events/647078432335718/

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Open Mic Night: Scalarama Special

Fri 28th September 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Chapel FM Arts Centre, Old Seacroft Chapel, York Road
Leeds, LS14 6JB United Kingdom
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For one month only in September we are teaming up with the Scalarama film festival in Leeds and are asking people to out a bit of a film-twist on their performances—film music, dialogue, comedy…that kind of thing. And yes we can screen short films too…have fun! “What a brilliant, brilliant place to perform in.” In the last 12 months 1,255 musicians and 485 writers have performed live in the beautiful Chapel FM Radio Theatre. Every Friday night we hold a…

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Sat 29th September 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oakwood Cinema, 5 Fitzroy Drive
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 4AB United Kingdom
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£4 – £5

This was one of the sensations of 2017, and was the closing film of the Leeds International Film Festival. It also won the Oakwood Cinema ‘audience choice’ vote earlier this year! Three Billboards is an unusual film; it deals with murder, revenge, grief and loss, as well as police violence and racism, but it is also darkly comic. It contains some excellent performances, particular the three main protagonists: Frances McDormand as a woman who takes matters into her own hands…

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Leeds Palestinian Film Festival: Film + Food Fundraiser

Sun 30th September 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Woodhouse Community Centre, 197 Woodhouse Street
Leeds, LS6 2NY United Kingdom
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£10

Leeds Palestinian Film Festival Fundraiser We need to raise funds for this year's Film Festival in order to pay for some great films and travel expenses for speakers coming from other places. Please come and support us! Along with a tasty Middle eastern buffet we'll be showing one of our favourite Palestinian films, The Wanted 18 a tale of talking cows and Palestinian rebellion. The Wanted 18 recounts the true story of how the Palestinian neighbourhood of Beit Sahour near Bethlehem…

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