‘Scala Forever’ Film Season: Preview

Declarations of Hollywood’s severe decline may be well-founded (according to Nick James at Sight and Sound, the top performing films at the box office over the10-12 June weekend were all sequels), but never fear – the ‘Scala Forever’ film season is nearly here to wash away the mainstream doom and gloom.

Beginning on 13 August and running through to 2 October at various venues around London (including the Ritzy Brixton and Roxy), the ‘Scala Forever’ film season will bring back to the big screen some of cult cinema’s finest moments, including work from Martin Scorsese, Werner Herzog, Dario Argento and Stanley Kubrick.

Highlights include:

  • John Waters double-bill of Female Trouble and Desperate Living with a specially recorded introduction from John Waters himself (7:30pm, Sun 14th Aug, Roxy Bar & Screen, £6)
  • Filmbar70’s Zombie All-nighter (11pm, Sat 20th Aug, Roxy Bar & Screen, £15),
  • Jeanne Moreau double of Lift to the Scaffold and Jules et Jim (6:30pm, Sun 28th Aug, Riverside £8.50/£7.50),
  • Filmbar70’s American Monsters All-nighter (11pm, Sat 10th Sep, Roxy Bar & Screen, £15)
  • Phoenix Cinema and Contemporary Films presents Music Doc Double-Bill of Tonight Let’s All Make Love and Jazz on a Summer’s Day (2pm, Sun 11th Sep, Phoenix Cinema)
  • CLOSE-UP presents Kieślowski’s Dekalog (20th Sep – 18th Oct, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club)
  • Cigarette Burns Cinema presents The Female Convict Pinky Violence All-Night Triple-Bill (11pm, Sat 24th Sep, Rio Cinema)
  • Midnight Movies present ‘I Could Have Danced All-Nighter’ (11pm Sat 1st Oct, Roxy Bar & Screen, £15)
  • The Portobello Pop Up Cinema presents The Colour of Pomegranates (8:30pm, Sat 20th Aug, £4)
  • Electric Sheep and Strange Attractor present Thundercrack! (Tues 20th Sep, The Horse Hospital, £6)
  • Panel Discussions on Scala + the future of repertory cinema, followed by a double-bill of Pink Flamingoes and The Bride of Frankenstein (2pm, Sat 17th Sep, Cinema Museum)
  • Rio Cinema Triple-Bill of Glen or Glenda & Un Chant D’Amour & Kenneth Anger’s Magick Lantern Cycle (1:30pm, Sun 28th Aug, Rio Cinema, £9)

Below is the ‘Scala Forver’ official poster which gives a full listing of all screenings on offer (click to enlarge).

For more details and to buy tickets, go to ‘Scala Forever’s’ official site at  http://scalaforever.co.uk/.

You can also follow ‘Scala Forever’ on Facebook and Twitter.

Daniel Green