We’ve taken part in the annual Scalarama festival every September since we started Tufnell Park Film Club in 2012.
Previously we’ve shown Orson Welles’ sweaty Mexican noir Touch of Evil, Mike Leigh’s indelible portrait of 90s London Naked and last year, our first animated film, Jan Svankmeyer’s stop-motion Alice.
This year Scalarama is partnering with Directed by Women, a global initiative, that celebrates female directors.
We will be part of it by screening two films from our ever-growing list of ‘also rans’. First, on Tuesday 6 September, we’re showing The Virgin Suicides. Sofia’s Coppola’s debut is a stunning adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides novel starring Kirsten Dunst, James Woods and Kathleen Turner.
Then, on Tuesday 20 September, we are changing tone with Sally Potter’s Orlando. Tilda Swinton is characteristically brilliant as the young 16th-century nobleman who Queen Elizabeth I (Quentin Crisp - unforgettable) commands should stay forever young - and does just that.
We hope you can join us for both of these additional screenings.