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Edgar Wright Curates: The Sentinel – A 35mm Presentation
September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
As a finale to Scalarama 2018 in London, Genesis Whitechapel and Elanfest are proud to present a weekend of non-stop exploding cinema. 18 fantastic films – many of which may be new to you – in the tradition of midnight movies and the Scala’s legendary all-nighters, selected for you by the films fans’ film fans: Kim Newman, Edgar Wright and Julia Marchese. There’ll be a Q+A on Friday with Kim and our special guest curator from the USA, Julia.
“Make no mistake: this is not a great movie. It’s frequently campy, nearly always in poor taste, laugh out loud weird in several scenes and YET… it has some memorably creepy moments that stick with you. I can’t write the film off as it has images that resonate and gets into a groove that produces some genuine creeps. A bonkers cast and a premise so good, they ripped it off wholesale in ‘Ghostbusters’. Please enjoy and remember: ‘Black and White Cat, Black and White Cake!’”
A New York City model with a troubled past, Alison Parker decides to make some changes in her life. Breaking up with her boyfriend, Michael, Alison relocates to an apartment in a brownstone building where the only other tenant is a withdrawn blind priest. After experiencing strange occurrences, Alison begins to realize why the holy man is present — the building has an evil presence that must be kept in check at all costs.
Tickets are £50 for a weekend pass, £24 for the Saturday ‘Edgar Wright’s stuff’ special, or £10 / £7.50 [students / concessions] for each film.