Electric Sheep is very proud to be involved in Scala Forever, the celebration of the legendary Scala cinema organised by the Roxy Bar and Screen taking place across a range of London venues from August 13 to October 2.
In collaboration with Strange Attractor Press, Electric Sheep will present an evening of film and talk on Tuesday 20 September at the Horse Hospital. The event will start with a discussion, hosted by Electric Sheep editor Virginie Sélavy, about the life and times of the Scala with Jane Giles, former Scala film programmer and currently Head of Content at the BFI, horror maestro Kim Newman and Mark Pilkington, publisher of Strange Attractor Press and a regular Scala visitor. This will be followed by a screening of demented horror porno-comedy Thundercrack! (1975, dir Curt Mcdowell, starring and written by George Kuchar).
Doors at 6:30pm, talk at 7pm, film at 8:30pm. Buy tickets
The very exciting Scala Forever programme includes John Waters, Dario Argento, Russ Meyer and Fassbinder nights, a Turkish Grindhouse evening, a Jack Smith programme, a screening of one of our favourite 60s Italian exploitation films The Frightened Woman, and much more! For full details, please go to the Scala Forever website, or find them on Facebook and Twitter.
To mark the Kosmos: A Soviet Space Odyssey season at BFI Southbank, Virginie Sélavy talks to Russian scholar Sergei Kapterev, from the Institute of Film Art in Moscow, about Soviet science fiction, including the first Russian SF film, Aelita Queen of Mars (1924), the connection between SF cinema and politics, the impact of the space race and the Cold War period, pioneering filmmaker Pavel Klushantsev, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris (1972) and Stalker (1979), and Roger Corman’s re-edits of popular Soviet sci-fi films.
This programme coincides with our exploration of Andrei Tarkovsky’s work throughout July.
As part of the launch of The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology at the Horse Hospital on Tuesday 7 June, DJ Robin the Fog performed a live rescore of Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated (2009), adding a new experimental electronic / musique concrète soundtrack to the animated version of George Romero’s classic zombie film. If you would like to listen to the score while watching the film, it will synch with either the original version of Night of the Living Dead (1968) or the Reanimated (2009) version.
You can also listen to the soundtrack in two parts as a higher quality stream from mixcloud, where there is additional information about the tracks featured in the recording – part 1 / part 2
Additionally, for your listening pleasure, Zoë Baxter has also uploaded the DJ session she performed at the launch party to mixcloud, which includes tracks by Augustus Pablo, Josephine Siao, The Jellybeans and Ella Fitzgerald.