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Scala Beyond: The unstoppable rise of fringe cinema

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Scala Beyond

18 August – 29 September 2012, London

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audio After the success of Scala Forever last year, a season of events programmed by film clubs and independent film exhibitors to pay homage to the legendary London cinema, and the Ken Russell Forever tribute in March, season producer Michael Pierce and director Phil Wood return with the even bigger Scala Beyond, which, as its name indicates, intends to widen the scope beyond nostalgic celebration. They talk to Virginie Sélavy about the aims of the season, the unique filmic delights it will offer and the growth of alternative film screenings around the UK.

Scala Beyond is a 6-week nationwide film season dedicated to all forms of cinema exhibition that will run from 8 August to 29 September 2012. The full programme – including the details of the Electric Sheep/Strange Attractor event – will be revealed on 26 July. For more details, please go to the Scala Beyond website. Check their Facebook and Twitter for updates or subscribe to the mailing list by leaving your email in the box on the Scala Beyond website.

First broadcast on Resonance FM 104.4 on Friday 20 July 2012. For more info and formats to stream/download, visit www.archive.org.

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