Scala!!! 18

Fri 15 – Sun 17 Mar



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Director: Jane Giles, Ali Catterall

Year: 2023

Duration: 96 mins

Certificate: 18

"★★★★ – heartfelt tribute to an icon of independent cinema" – Guardian

★★★★ – Financial Times

In Britain’s post-punk Thatcher years, the infamous and legendary Scala cinema showed an incredible range of films – from high art to cult classics, sexploitation, horror, Kung-Fu and LGBTQIA+.

Nudging boundaries of convention, it became an inspiration for future famous creatives.

With interviews from nearly 50 contributors including Adam Buxton, Stewart Lee and John Waters, previously unseen archive footage and film clips, this anarchic, uproarious documentary tells the riotous inside story of the cinema, with an original soundtrack by celebrated musician Barry Adamson.

We are delighted that directors Jane Giles (who was the Scala programme manager from 1988-1992!) and Ali Catterall will join us for a post-screening Q&A on Fri 15 Mar, hosted by Ulrike Kubatta - documentary filmmaker and creative director of The DocHub.