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Scalarama Nottingham 2018

7 September 18 words: Ashley Carter

It's September, which can only mean one thing... Scalarama! 

Scalarama, the annual celebration of cinema, is back for another month of eclectic film screenings. Now in its eight year, the nationwide event that encourages everyone to 'fill the land with cinemas' has inspired five screenings in Nottingham. Here's a run down of what you can see this month...

Bridesmaids (2011)

I'm glad he's single because I'm going to climb that like a tree.

When? Friday 7 September, 8pm (doors open at 7.15pm)

Where? Screen on the Green, Haywood Road Green Space, Mapperley, NG3 6AB

Who? Sunset Cinema Club

How much? £11.00

Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a single woman whose own life is a mess, but when she learns that her lifelong best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), is engaged, she has no choice but to serve as the maid of honor. Though lovelorn and almost penniless, Annie, nevertheless, winds her way through the strange and expensive rituals associated with her job as the bride's go-to gal. Determined to make things perfect, she gamely leads Lillian and the other bridesmaids down the wild road to the wedding.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.

When? Saturday 8 September, 8pm (doors open at 7.15pm)

Where? Screen on the Green, Haywood Road Green Space, Mapperley, NG3 6AB

Who? Sunset Cinema Club

How much? £11.00

The film adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents' mysterious deaths.

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Brain Damage (1988)

This is the start of your new life Brian, a life full of colors, music, light and euphoria. A life without pain, or hurt or suffering.

When? Monday 10 September, 8.30pm

Where? Savoy Cinema

Who? The Loft Movie Theatre & Mayhem Film Festival

How much? £6.60

Frank Henenlotter directs Rick Hearst, Jennifer Lowry and Gordon MacDonald in the story of an unwary teenager that falls into a deadly relationship with a centuries-old parasite that thrives on human brains.

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Dirty Dancing (1987)

Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

When? Saturday 15 September, 7.40pm (doors open at 6.40pm)

Where? Bestwood Winding Engine House, NG6 8TQ

Who? Sunset Cinema Club

How much? £11.50

Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she's disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns around, however, when the resort's dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby's father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she's determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer.

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Paprika (2006)

Time for the greatest show on earth!

When? Monday 24 September, 8.40pm

Where? Savoy Cinema

Who? Porlock Press

How much? £6.60

Dr. Atsuko Chiba works as a scientist by day and, under the code name "Paprika", is a dream detective at night. Atsuko and her colleagues are working on a device called the DC Mini, which is intended to help psychiatric patients, but in the wrong hands it could destroy people's minds. When a prototype is stolen, Atsuko/Paprika springs into action to recover it before damage is done.

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