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INTRODUCTION

We present to you - your Scalarama Merseyside 2019 programme! This year we’ve got a wonderfully varied mix of films from exhibitors and programmers old and new, all tied together under the theme of ‘Identity’ in some way or another. It’s been lovely to welcome our cinema community back and to meet new people who love screening boss films. As you’ll see in a minute, everyone has worked so hard to get all these events off the ground. As a new team, we’ve had loads of support and advice and learned so much from everyone involved. Thanks so much for that folks! We really hope you enjoy this year’s offerings and we’ll see you at the big screen (and at the little screens and medium screens too) Love Katie, Lucas and Monika xxx Scalarama Liverpool is supported by Film Hub North, distributing National Lottery funds on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network. Part of RISE, a season of extraordinary female artists, thinkers and leaders throughout Liverpool.

To book tickets and for accessibility information, please visit www.scalarama.com


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1 - 7 SEPTEMBER

MERSEYSIDE POLONIA presents

LPL RADICAL FILM FEST presents

SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY WITH PAUL HUDSPITH (PG)

AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (18)

Merseyside Polonia presents an event about cultural differences! We will have a chance to see his short movies from his journeys and understand why he identifies himself as a citizen of the world. Join us this evening to see short films and listen to amazing stories!

Liverpool Radical Film Festival presents Brazil’s first horror film At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (1964) as part of Cannibals and Carnivals: A brief history of Brazilian underground cinema: 19641971. A gravedigger prowls the city in search of a female to bear him a son.

Date: Sun 1 Sept Time: 5 PM - 7 PM Tickets: Free with donations Venue: Merseyside Polonia, 5 Covent Garden, L2 8UD

Date: Mon 2 Sept Time: 7 PM - 10 PM Tickets: Suggested donations £3 Venue: The Caledonia, 22 Caledonia Street, Liverpool, L7 7DX

INDIEFLICKS presents

INT. SLAVERY MUSEUM presents

INDIEFLICKS MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL “TAKE TWO” (PG)

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTIVISM! (PG)

Socialise with incredible people, discuss and vote for your favourite short film in our People’s choice selection. Join in on our Q and A’s with special guests involved in the world of film. Finish off the evening with our Director’s choice selected by our team at IndieFlicks!

Exploring themes of Identity and Activism, with short films making a big impact! Get a closer look at the museum collections too.

Date: Wed 4 Sept 7.30 PM - 10 PM Tickets: Suggested donations £1.65 Venue: The Vines Pub, 81 Lime Street, L1 1JQ

Date: Sat 7 Sept Time: 2 PM - 3 PM Tickets: Free. Venue: Anthony Walker Education Centre, International Slavery Museum, L3 4AQ


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THE RALLA ECOLOGICAL GARDEN and REEL MERSEYSIDE present

PROTEST! (12A)

8 - 10 SEPTEMBER

HARRISWORKS presents

SOME GIRLS WANDER (SOME MEN LEAVE)

At a time of intense public activism both at home and across the globe, explore the varied and fascinating history of public protest in the UK with the new Independent Cinema Office film programme: Britain on Film: Protest!

Some Girls Wander (Some Men Leave) is a two character production set in a single location a public park with two benches. This film will grip you with strength of dialogue and performance set to the backdrop of the great city of Liverpool.

Date: Sun 8 Sept Time: 2 PM - 5 PM Tickets: Pay as you feel. Venue: Old Griffin Antiques and Collectables, 52 Derby Road, Bootle, L20 8EA

Date: Mon 9 Sept 6.30 PM - 10.30 PM Tickets: Free Venue: Jacaranda Records Phase One, 40 Seel Street, L1 4BE

BLACKBURNE HOUSE presents

LPL RADICAL FILM FEST presents

THE HELP (12A)

MACUNAÍMA

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

The Radical Film Festival presents the comedy Macunaíma (1969) as part of their curated season Cannibals and Carnivals: A brief history of Brazilian underground cinema: 1964-1971.The film follows Macunaíma embarking on a quest to recover a magical stone from a rich city dweller.

Date: Tue 10 Sept 6.30 PM - 8.30 PM Tickets: Free with donation Venue: The Bistro, Blackburne House, Blackburne Place, L8 7PE

Date: Tue 10 Sept 7 PM - 9.30 PM Tickets: Suggested donations £3 Venue: Kazimier Stockroom, 32 Seel Street, L1 4BE (next to Kaz Garden)


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HUMANISE GROUP

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The Humanise Community Film Club is a Picton-based group representing the diversity of people living and working near our venue, Metal. The group meet regularly, share some food and conversation and talk about how we can humanise one another. The films are like the fireside we gather around; they give us ideas and help us get under the surface of our first impressions. The group is in the process of choosing the films for the Scalarama season so all of our listings are TBC, but we can tell you that they will uplift you, give you something to think about and, if we have done our job right, make you more hopeful about the future. Each screening ticket gets you free popcorn, soft drinks and a warm-hearted welcome from the team. Screenings are pay what you can (£0-£10) and there is the option to pay a ticket forward. If you can pay, we use all of that money to provide travel costs to our members who can’t afford to attend without it and to help us fund the food offer at our events and meetings, because it’s hard to think when you’re hungry! Let’s Humanise each other.


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TRANSITION LIVERPOOL and CINEMA NATION present

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11 - 13 SEPTEMBER

SAE LIVERPOOL presents

SAE LIVERPOOL’S FRESHERS FAIR 2019

Transition Liverpool’s monthly cafe hosts this documentary on permaculture. Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions but what if we could meet human needs while increasing the health and wellbeing of our planet? Discussion + food.

Once again Scalarama Liverpool is taking part in one of the most exciting fairs in Liverpool, the SAE’S freshers fair, a promotional platform for local services and businesses, celebrating the creative industries and some great local independents in Liverpool.

Date: Wed 11 Sept 6.30 PM - 8.30 PM Tickets: By donation. Venue: The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT

Date: Thu 12 Sept Time: 12 PM- 2 PM Tickets: Free Venue: SAE Institute UK, 38 Pall Mall, Liverpool, L3 6AL

LEIGH FILM SOCIETY presents

HUMANISE FILM CLUB presents

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (15)

HUMANISE FILM CLUB SCREENING - TITLE TBC

Part of Leigh Film Society’s ‘Inspired by Film’ programme in collaboration with Cross Street Arts. A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

The community group is spending August choosing new films to screen in September. Each screening will be accompanied by conversation and a little food. We will also be bringing relevant guest speakers who can offer some context for each film.

Date: Thu 12 Sept 7.30 PM - 10 PM Tickets: £3 - £5 Venue: The Old Courts, Gerrard Winstanley House, Crawford Street, Wigan WN1 1NA

Date: Fri 13 Sept Time: 7 PM - 10 PM Tickets: Up to £10 (pay what you can) Venue: Metal Liverpool, Edge Hill station, Tunnel Road, Liverpool, L7 6ND


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14 - 19 SEPTEMBER

METAL LIVERPOOL presents

HEDY SHOULDERS KNEES AND TOES presents

WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (U)

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY (12A)

Come to Edge Hill Station to experience a unique screening of this 1971 classic featuring Gene Wilder as the legendary candyman. Based on Roald Dahl’s classic story about Charlie’s search for the golden ticket to visit the mysterious chocolate factory.

This excellent 2018 documentary by Alexandra Dean on acclaimed Austrian actor Hedy Lamarr. Her iconic look and talent onscreen made her one of the leading ladies of 1940s Hollywood but her intelligence and talent as an inventor has been overlooked.

Date: Sat 14 Sept Time: 1 PM - 4 PM Tickets: £6 - £8 Venue: Metal Liverpool, Edge Hill Station, Tunnel Road, Liverpool, L7 6ND

Date: Mon 16 Sept Time: 7 PM - 10 PM Tickets: £4 Venue: Kazimier Stockroom, 32 Seel Street, L1 4BE (next to Kaz Garden)

THE RALLA ECOL.GARDEN presents

PARTIAL FACSIMILE presents

HITS LIKE A GIRL + REAL STEEL (12A)

MEDIA OS 5.1 + RICHARD NORRIS LIVE AMBIENT SET

The Ralla Ecological Garden and Kirkdale Boxing Club have teamed up to screen futuristic boxing flick Real Steel by director Shawn Levy (2011). The event will begin with Liverpool based short film Hits Like a Girl (2014) by director Harry Sheriff.

Partial Facsimile invite you onboard an hour-long journey through the eyes of a commuter on the London tube and discusses the impacts of infobesity; the over-stimulation of digital information plus Richard Norris LIVE Ambient Set to the Visuals of Blue Carbon.

Date: Thu 19 Sept Time: 6 PM - 9 PM Tickets: £3 Venue: Kirkdale ABC, Old St Lawrence School, Westminster Rd, Liverpool, L4 3TQ

Date: Thu 19 Sept Time: 8 PM - 12 AM Tickets: £7/£10 Venue: Constellations and the Observatory, 35 - 39 Greenland Street, Liverpool, L1 0BS


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SOUNDS AND SILENCE CINEMA by Neal Oade

The wildly popular Sounds and Silence Cinema is approaching its fourth event of 2019. Born from a combined love of cinema and appreciation of music, the event invites audiences into exclusive venues in Liverpool City Centre to experience a live ‘retelling’ of classic silent cinema. What Sounds and Silence Cinema, a new venture from event organiser Harrisworks, promises is something called an EventScape. Sounds and Silence promises a combination of ambient, specially composed music, with silent cinema classics. The maestro behind the events, pianist Tony Judge“I may be doing a disservice, but so many of the mainstream movies today feel like there’s something lacking. Depth of storyline, characterisation, nuance, cinematography. If you need a kind of medicine to what you often get now with the copy and paste movies, it’s worth looking back to the past, to the very beginning of it all. Here, you start to discover some of the artistic impulses that make the whole cinema experience. But I’ve also been lucky in that I have had the opportunity to look deeper into these classic films. If it’s part of your work, you start to look at it with a new perspective. The music in film has always been a part of the spark of creativity for me.”


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20 - 24 SEPTEMBER

BLOOM BUILDING and HEADS presents

LIVERPOOL HORROR CLUB presents

MOONRISE KINGDOM (12A)

TETSUO: THE IRON MAN (18)

A night of all things Wes. Spoken Word, Wes inspired Shorts, Music, Food and chilling out in a Wes Wonderland (beanbags and picnic blankets) all followed by a screening organised by Heads of the offbeat, eccentric and whimsical Wes classic Moonrise Kingdom.

A screening of the 1989 cyberpunk cult classic. There will also be a special pre recorded introduction by director Shin’ya Tsukamoto himself. The event will have a number of short films and animations linked to the theme of Identity and some of the ideas explored in Tetsuo.

Date: Fri 20 Sept 7 PM- 10.30 PM Tickets: £5 Venue: Bloom Building, 3 Abbey Close, Birkenhead, CH41 5FQ

Date: Sat 21 Sept Time: 7 PM- 11 PM Tickets: £7 Venue: No Face Tattoo, 68-76 Kempston St, Liverpool, L3 8HL

SOUND & SILENT CINEMA presents

ASLYUM LINK MERSEYSIDE presents

BLACKMAIL (PG)

HAIRSPRAY (2007) (PG)

Sound And Silent Cinema present Blackmail, Alfred Hitchcock’s triumphant return to murder and mayhem is both his final silent film and his first talkie. Anny Ondra plays a nice kid who stabbed a guy to death in his bed. These things happen.

Asylum Link is an organisation dedicated to assisting Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Liverpool and to raising public awareness around refugee issues. They have chosen Hairspray, the 2007 musical set in the 60s about a dance obsessed teenager who takes on racial segregation.

Date: Sun 22 Sept 7 PM - 10.30 PM Tickets: £10 Venue: Jacaranda Records Phase One, 40 Seel Street, L1 4BE

Date: Tue 24 Sept Time: 4 PM £4 - Free For asylum seekers/refugees Venue: Asylum LInk, St. Anne’s, 7 Overbury Street, Liverpool L7 3HJ


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LIVERPOOL LEFT FILM CLUB: ROSA LUXEMBERG by Mark O’Brien

Rosa Luxemburg was a towering figure on the revolutionary left of the German and Polish socialist movements. By 1897 she moved to Germany and became deeply involved in the popular Social Democratic Party (SPD). Her brilliance brought her into prominence on the far left of the party. Luxemburg was vehemently opposed to achieving socialism through any type of collaboration with ‘progressive’ sections of capital, calling for the revolutionary overthrow of the capitalist state. She broke away from the SPD to form the anti-war Marxist Spartacus League. The Spartacus League promoted an internationalist socialist message through the dark years of the First World War . With Germany’s defeat in 1918 came revolutionary stirrings in the working-class districts. By 1919 things came to a head in an abortive rising that was violently suppressed. Rosa Luxemburg and her close collaborator Karl Leibnicht were arrested by soldiers of the Friekorps. Both were murdered on 15 January 1919. Von Trotta’s film covers the years of 1900-1919. She shows us Rosa Luxemburg, the woman: sometimes euphoric with the hope of socialism; sometimes in dark despair at the injustice of capitalism and horrors of war; in love and out of love; dealing with the infighting of the German SPD; and also dealing with the men in her life. Von Trotta’s film is a masterpiece of political and personal biography.


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25 - 27 SEPTEMBER

LPL RADICAL FILM FEST presents

HOW TASTY WAS MY LITTLE FRENCH MAN (15)

LIVERPOOL LEFT FILM CLUB presents

ROSA LUXEMBURG (12A)

The Radical Film Festival presents the comedy How Tasty Was My Little French Man (1971) as part of their curated season Cannibals and Carnivals. A Frenchman is held by a hostile tribe that assumes he is Portuguese.

The film is a biographical encounter of her life from 1900 - 1919 during which we see Rosa Luxemburg in and out of prison for her activities working tirelessly for international social revolution.

Date: Wed 25 Sept 7 PM- 9.30 PM Tickets: Suggested donation £3 Venue: The Caledonia (upstairs), 22 Caledonia Street, Liverpool, L7 7DX

Date: Thu 26 Sept Time: 7 PM- 10 PM Tickets: £4 (excl booking fee) Venue: Fly In The Loaf (upstairs), 13 Hardman street, Liverpool, L1 9AS

REEL MERSEYSIDE and KITTY’S LAUNDERETTE present

HUMANISE FILM CLUB presents

PEGGY SU!

HUMANISE FILM CLUB SCREENING - TITLE TBC

Reel Merseyside and Kitty’s Launderette present Peggy Su! A comedy set in Liverpool in 1962 it focuses on a Chinese community of Merseyside and 19-year-old Peggy who lives above a family laundry business with her brother and his wife.

The community group is spending August choosing new films to screen in September. Each screening will be accompanied by conversation and a little food. We will also be bringing relevant guest speakers who can offer some context for each film.

Date: Thu 26 Sept 2.30 PM + 6.30 PM Tickets: Free Venue: Kitty’s Launderette, 77 Grasmere St, Liverpool L5 6RH

Date: Fri 27 Sept Time: 7 PM- 10 PM Tickets: Up to £10 (pay what you can) Venue: Metal Liverpool, Edge Hill Station, Tunnel Road, Liverpool, L7 6ND


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27 - 30 SEPTEMBER

LEIGH FILM SOCIETY presents

GEEKS THAT DON’T WANT TO GROW UP presents

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (15)

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (12A)

Leigh Film Society present If Beale Street Could Talk. A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.

The cult horror comedy. Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals admit exists. There will also be a quiz on this movie.

Date: Fri 27 Sept 6 PM - 11.30 PM Tickets: £3 / £5 Venue: The Turnpike Centre, Civic Square, Leigh, WN7 1EB

Date: Sat 28 Sept 7.30 PM - 10 PM Tickets: £7.50 Venue: VideOdyssey, Toxteth TV, 3745 Windsor Street, Liverpool, L8 1XE

KITTY’S LAUNDERETTE presents

SCALARAMA LIVERPOOL presents

MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDERETTE (15)

#newrelease2019

HAIL SATAN? (15)

Kitty’s Launderette presents My Beautiful Laundrette. In a seedy corner of London a young Pakistani is attacked by a group of racist punks, but defuses the situation when he realizes their leader is his former lover.

An entertaining new documentary from director Penny Lane. As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? chronicles the extraordinary rise of one of the most colourful and controversial religious movements in American history, The Satanists.

Date: Sat 28 Sept 7.30 PM - 10 PM Tickets: Free Venue: Kitty’s Launderette, 77 Grasmere St, Liverpool, L5 6RH

Date: Sun 29 Sept 6.30PM - 9PM Tickets: £3 / £5 Venue: VideOdyssey, Toxteth TV, 3745 Windsor Street, Liverpool, L8 1XE


#FILMWITHPRIDE

by Joan Burnett

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It’s always interesting to hear what people think of as queer film. The clichés of coming out and surviving prejudice are there because they are part of the queer collective experience, but there’s more to explore in every nook and cranny of cinema. This year, Caitlin Whittle has worked hard at Film With Pride to curate the Dirty Thoughts programme that expands our ideas about queerness in cinema by selecting local queer performers and writers to choose films that were formative for them when they were realising their gender or sexual identities. Dirty Thoughts has brought us children’s films, surreality, trashy fun and revenge comedy shot through with queerness in unexpected ways and I think points the way to seeing all film differently. For Scalarama, Producer and Performer Tammy Reynolds has chosen James & the Giant Peach which will take us on a decidedly macabre odyssey through the pains of growing up and leaving home. All our guests have brought unique wisdom to their evenings with provocation and inspiration in equal measure and created a chance for the audiences to leave the cinema with a fresh perspective and a queerer eye.

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FILM WITH PRIDE presents

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH (U)

Date: Mon 30 Sept 6.30 PM - 9 PM Tickets: £7.70 / £5.70 Venue: FACT, 88 Wood street, Liverpool, L1 4QD

James is an orphan, who lives with his two cruel aunts and finds a massive magical peach growing in the garden. Please Note: while the film itself is certificate U, the Q&A may explore themes of an adult nature.


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SCALARAMA MERSEYSIDE

01 Mon Searching for Identity

Merseyside Polonia

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02 Tue At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul

The Caledonia

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04 Wed Indieflicks Monthly Film Festival

The Vines Pub

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07 Sat

Int. Slavery Museum

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08 Sun Protest!

Old Griffin Antiques

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09 Mon Some Girls Wander

Jacaranda Phase 1

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10 Tue

The Help

Blackburne House

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10 Tue

Macunaíma

Kazimier Stockroom

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11 Wed

Inhabit

Quaker Meeting Hse

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12 Thu

SAE Liverpool’s Freshers 2019

SAE Liverpool

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12 Thu

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Old Courts, Wigan

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13 Fri

Humanise Film Club screening

Metal Liverpool

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14 Sat

Willy Wonka + Chocolate Factory

Metal Liverpool

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16 Mon Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Kazimier Stockroom

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19 Thu

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Lights, Camera, Activism

Hits Like a Girl + Real Steel

Kirkdale ABC


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2019 LISTINGS

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19 Thu

Media OS 5.1 + Live Ambient Set

Constellations

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20 Fri

Moonrise Kingdom

Bloom Building

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21 Sat

Tetsuo: The Iron Man

No Face Tattoo

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22 Sun

Blackmail

Jacaranda Phase 1

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24 Tue

Asylum Link Merseyside’s Film

Asylum Link

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25 Wed How Tasty Was My Little French Man The Caledonia

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26 Thu Rosa Luxemburg

Fly in the Loaf

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26 Thu

Peggy Su!

Kitty’s Launderette

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27 Fri

Humanise Film Club screening

Metal Liverpool

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27 Fri

If Beale Street Could Talk

The Turnpike Centre

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28 Sat

An American Werewolf in London VideOdyssey

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28 Sat

My Beautiful Launderette

Kitty’s Launderette

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29 Sun Hail Satan?

VideOdyssey

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30 Mon James and the Giant Peach

FACT

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CREDITS Scalarama Liverpool coordinators: Monika Rodriguez, Katie Moncaster, Lucas Ruggier. Booklet design: Michael Pierce. Scalarama is produced by Cinema Nation CIC. We thank the exhibitors : Merseyside Polonia, Liverpool Radical Film Festival, Indie Flicks, The Ralla Ecological Garden, HarrisWorks, Blackburne House, Transition Liverpool, SAE Institute Liverpool, Leigh Film Society, The Humanise Community Film Group, Metal Liverpool, Hedy Shoulders, Knees and Toes, Reel Merseyside, Kitty’s Launderette, Liverpool Left Film Club, Partial Facsimile, Geeks That Don’t Want To Grow Up, VideOdyssey, Asylum Link, Liverpool Horror Club, Bloom Building, Film With Pride, International Slavery Museum... and much more that will feature in our forthcoming poster.

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