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SCALA!!!

United Kingdom | 2023 | Ali Catterall, Jane Giles

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Subtitled Or the Incredibly Strange Rise and Fall of the World's Wildest Cinema and How It Influenced a Mixed-up Generation of Weirdos and Misfits, Scala!!! is a tribute to London’s legendary Scala Cinema, which from 1978 to 1993 presented a changing-daily program of double-bills and all-nighters to more than a million moviegoers. Offering everything from high art to horror, sexploitation to kung fu, this seedy, notorious picture palace (where sex, drugs, and even deaths were not unknown) catered to a non-conformist audience that included many future filmmakers, musicians, writers, actors, activists, and artists. New interviews, archive material, movie clips, animation, graphics, and a score by Barry Adamson all add up to a hilarious and joyous celebration of cinema-going. Since there’s no documentary about the Cinematheque, this movie will have to suffice. “A very entertaining madeleine for movie-going of the analogue age.” –The Guardian. Cleveland premiere. DCP. 96 min.

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