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Genesis CInema Scalarama Weekender (28-29 September)


28 Sep - 1 October| Genesis Cinema

As part of the annual Scalarama month - a month of cult screenings celebration the ethos of the old Scala Cinema - the Genesis turn over their Screen 3 to a weekend of Scala-esque screenings programme by Kim Newman, Julia Marchese, and Edgar Wright! Check the press release below:


As a finale to Scalarama 2018 in London, Genesis is proud to present a weekend of non-stop exploding cinema. 9 fantastic films – many of which may be new to you – in the tradition of midnight movies and the Scala’s legendary marathons, selected for you by the films fans’ film fans: Kim NewmanEdgar Wright and Julia Marchese. There’ll be a Q+A on Friday with Kim and our special guest curator from the USA, Julia.

Rather than watch these films alone at home on digital devices, at Genesis Scalarama Weekender you can watch them in the way that the film-makers intended you to experience them: in an actual cinema, in the safety of an audience of like-minded strangers rather than as part of a claustrophobic ‘social network’ online, in elegant film spaces, in a city where you’re free to move at night, to dream your own dreams and think your own thoughts.

Films include Russ Meyer’s 1965 bathykolpian breakneck Beatnik babefest, ‘Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!’; Harry Kümel ‘s 1971 lesbian Gothic Euro-erotica ‘Daughters Of Darkness’; Brian De Palma’s rock horror musical comedy ‘Phantom Of The Paradise’; from the people who brought you ‘Airplane!’ Val Kilmer as an Elvis-clone turned super spy in ‘Top Secret!’; yuppie Griffin Dunne trapped in the bohemian nightmare of Rosanna Arquette’s West Village punk scene, in Scorsese’s 1985 ‘After Hours’; an Eighties paean to the faded glamour of Sixties TV dance-shows, ‘The In-Crowd‘; Terry Zwighoff’s ‘Crumb’, an uncomfortable portrait of the legendary underground comic book artist; and to round off an Autumnal Sunday evening, Max Ophüls’s sumptuous 1950 film ‘La Ronde’, in which Anton Walbrook and Simone Signoret lead a spectacular cast in a dance to the music of love and time, in ten Acts spanning every level of fin de siècle Viennese society. Because the Genesis Scalarama Weekender brings you not only the finest in killer go-go dancers, but in everything.

Please note that all the above screenings will take place in Screen 3 rather than the Bar.

Tickets are £50 for a weekend pass, £24 for the Saturday ‘Edgar Wright’s stuff’ special, or £10 / £7.50 [students / concessions] for each film.