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Scalarama Nottingham 2019

7 September 19

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 from around the city. Now in its ninth year, the nationwide event that encourages everyone to 'fill the land with cinemas' has inspired a bunch of screenings in Nottingham. Here's a run down of what you can see this month...

Scalarama Opening Party

When? Sunday 1 September, 6-10pm 

Where? The Chameleon, Newcastle Chambers, 17A Angel Row, Nottingham NG1 6HL

How much? Free

Scalarama will be hosting an opening party, and all are welcome to come down and have a chat about movies, drink a drink, listen to some bangers played by our fave, Larry Crywater and guests.

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The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973)

In these matters, beware of petty mindedness, priggishness, and dumb, literal meanings

When? Monday 2 September, 8.30pm 

Where? Savoy Cinema, Derby Rd, Nottingham NG7 1QN

Who? Porlock Press 

How much? £5 - £6.95

A young man named Jozef travels to a remote institution to visit his dying father. Discovering the facility in ruin he meets a doctor who makes a strange pronouncement, that within the sanatorium walls time does not behave quite as it normally should and therefore Jozef's father resides in a place somewhere between life and death.

Jozef delves deeper into the inner world of the sanatorium, reliving fragments and fictions from his childhood and Jewish culture through a phantasmagoria of shifting realities.

Adapting a collection of short stories by author Bruno Schultz, absurdist vignettes loaded with symbolism drawn from Jewish life in Poland between the wars, director Wojciech Has crafts an immersive and beautifully surreal world that avoids traditional narrative in favour of a free-flowing melange of scenes that blurs the lines between fantasy, reality, memory and dreams.

Despite being banned from entry by Polish authorities, The Hourglass Sanatorium was awarded the Jury Prize at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival (after Has managed to smuggle prints of the film abroad to be screened) and it has since become regarded as a landmark of Polish cinema. 

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Enter the Dragon (1973) - Food & Film Night

You have offended my family and you have offended the Shaolin Temple

When? Sunday 8 September, 7pm 

Where? Rough Trade, 5 Broad St, Nottingham NG1 3AJ

Who? The Loft Movie Theatre & Chef-Jugz

How much? £18

A screening of the 1973 martial arts action film Enter the Dragon, starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon and Jim Kelly, and a three course meal lovingly prepared by Chef Jugz. Your three courses will be served to you during the film, and the bar will be open for you to purchase drinks. Ticket price includes the film ticket and food. 

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Frida (2002) - Mexican Film & Food Night

If you're a real painter, you'll paint because you can't live without painting. You'll paint till you die

When? Wednesday 11 September, 6pm 

Where? Nonsuch Studios, 92 Lower Parliament St, Nottingham NG1 1EH

Who? Nonsuch Studios

How much? £15

Join Nonsuch Studios for a Mexican feast of tacos and screening of Frida – the biographical drama film depicting the professional and private life of the surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Ticket price includes film ticket and food.

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Office Space (1999)

Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays

When? Thursday 12 September, 6pm 

Where? Works Social, 16 Commerce Square, Nottingham NG1 1HS

Who? Works Social

How much? £6

An after-work screening celebrating the 20th anniversary of Office Space, the cult 90s classic enough to inspire a #workspacerevolutionLimited £6 tickets available including a free beer, wine or soft drink and a selection of office themed snacks.

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Piranha 3D (2010)

There are thousands of them and they are pissed!

When? Saturday 14 September, 7pm 

Where? City Arts Nottingham, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FH

Who? Fortune & Glory Film Club

How much? £8

Are you ready to experience the “tits-and-ass splatter apocalypse” of Pirahna 3DFortune & Glory Film Club are bringing you something extra special for Scalarama 2019: a full scale attack on all of your senses! This monstrous B-movie is being screened in glorious anaglyph 3D (that’s old school red and blue), with a unique goody bag packed with surprises to put you right in the middle of the action. 

After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.

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Lost in Translation (2003)

The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you

When? Saturday 21 September, 7.30pm 

Where? Kings Walk Kitchen, 10 King's Walk, Nottingham NG1 2AE

Who? Based On a True Story Cinema

How much? £15

Based On a True Story Cinema will be teaming up once again with Kings Walk Kitchen to host another film and food evening, this time with a twist: their screening of Lost In Translation comes complete with a  mini Sushi making school beforehand.

Cafe chef Yuki will lead an ‘Introduction to Temaki Sushi Class' teaching you how to create the perfect vegetarian sushi roll. There will be a selection of different veggie fillings to choose from, so you can be as creative as you like.

After the cookery lesson, audience members will be treated to a plate of Japanese tapas, including karaage, gyoza and edamameto, to enjoy with the movie. There will also be a pop-up bar available on site serving drinks, including a speciality Bill Murray cocktail.

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Media OS.51 + Richard Norris (Group Mind)

When? Saturday 21 September, 7pm 

Where? Metronome, Marco Island, Huntingdon St, Nottingham NG1 1AP

Who? Partial Facsimile

How much? £7-£10

Media OS 5.1, concerns the over-stimulation of digital information and its effects on human behaviour. The live multi-media show in 5.1 surround sound takes the audience on an hour-long journey of a commuter on the London tube. Through their eyes, one can see films concerning global warming, fake news, social media consumption and surrealism to name a few.

The audience can interact with the films using their smartphones and QR-code reader app which links them to the scientific research behind the work.

10 Bespoke films were specifically developed for each song informed by the lyrical content. Each one of the films is unique, but collectively they tell a story. The filmmakers hail from various countries including Chile, Bulgaria, Hungary, Norway, Italy and the UK. The film styles in which they employ include; animation, digital coding, collage and motion acting.

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True Romance (1993)

On that TV there, since you been in the room, is a woman with her breasteses hangin' out, and you ain't even bothered to look

When? Tuesday 24 September, 8.30pm 

Where? Savoy Cinema, Derby Rd, Nottingham NG7 1QN

Who? The Loft Movie Theatre

How much? £5 - £6.95

"Not since Bonnie and Clyde have two people been so good at being bad!"

The Loft Movie Theatre is proud to present a one-night special screening of Tony Scott's 1993 off-beat crime drama road movie.

After a not-so chance meeting in the darkness of a Detroit grindhouse movie theatre, comic book store clerk Clarence Worley (Christian Slater) and kooky call girl Alabama (Patricia Arquette) fall head over heels in love and quickly tie the knot. But when Clarence kills Alabama's pimp Drexel (Gary Oldman) under instruction from the gold-lamé ghost of Elvis Presley (Val Kilmer), and the couple accidentally acquire a suitcase full of cocaine, they hit the road to California pursued by gangsters and cops.

With a script written by a young Quentin Tarantino, a perfectly curated soundtrack, an unforgettable score from Hans Zimmer, and a cast including James Gandolfini, Dennis Hopper, Brad Pitt, Tom Sizemore and Christopher Walken, True Romance is the pop culture thrill ride not to be missed on the big screen!

Please be aware that there are no trailers before the performance, but there will be a short introduction before the film.

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TRON (1982)

"Embezzling" is such an ugly word, Mr. Bradley.

When? Friday 27 September, 8pm 

Where? Quasar Elite Nottingham Laser Tag, 22 Cranbrook St, Nottingham NG1 1ER

Who? Neon Film Club

How much? £10

Join Neon Film Club for a showing of the classic Disney film TRON in the perfect surroundings of Quasar Elite in Nottingham city centre. Included in the ticket is one game of laser tag which they will run before showing the film. Will you fight for the users or will you submit to the Master Control Program?

When talented computer engineer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) finds out that Ed Dillinger (David Warner), an executive at his company, has been stealing his work, he tries to hack into the system. However, Flynn is transported into the digital world, where he has to face off against Dillinger's computerized likeness, Sark, and the imposing Master Control Program. Aided by Tron (Bruce Boxleitner) and Yori (Cindy Morgan), Flynn becomes a freedom fighter for the oppressed programs of the grid.

There will be a bar on-site selling a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

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Profondo Rosso (1975)

I can feel death in this room. I feel a presence, a twisted mind sending me thoughts.

When? Sunday 29 September, 6.30pm 

Where? The Chameleon, Newcastle Chambers, 17A Angel Row, Nottingham NG1 6HL

Who? The Lizard Lounge

How much? £5

A jazz pianist and a wisecracking journalist are pulled into a complex web of mystery after the former witnesses the brutal murder of a psychic.

This stylish horror movie has the usual gory death scenes and a genuinely surprising reveal of the murderer. It was also the first teaming of Argento and Goblin as well as actress Daria Nicolodi, who would go onto feature in numerous Argento films and help write Suspiria.

Followed by a Goblin/Argento inspired DJ set, cocktails and drinks downstairs after the screening.

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Closing Party + Film Quiz

When? Monday 30 September, 5-10pm 

Where? Works Social, 16 Commerce Square, Nottingham NG1 1HS

How much? Free

Scalarama Nottingham are rounding up the 2019 festival, a joyous month long celebration of cinema, on Monday 30 September, 6–10pm with the Scalarama Social and Film Quiz Closing Party.

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