Back once again for the renegade masters!! Paracinema is back!
After a year where we went online, we are now back in person and on the big screen! Lots to see this year, with special guests Stephen Volk talking about his career ahead of a rare cinema screening of Gothic. Sean Hogan (The Devil’s Business) will be joining us to talk British Horror and his new book England’s Screaming. And Paracinema’s favourite label Nucleus are joining us with a special re-release preview of Nothing Underneath.
Saturday we are turning the day over to the Video Nasties with screenings of Jake’s Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship and Videotapes and the World Premiere of Searching For Cannibal Holocaust with a Zoom Q&A with Cannibal Holocaust star Carl Yorke. Bringing the day together we will be having a panel discussion about the whole period with David Hyman of the BBFC and John Martin (author of Seduction Of The Gullible) joining Jake West and Mark Morris to explore the films and the period.
We turn Sunday over to the British with a look at some stellar films being made in the UK – we have two new features with Director Q&As as well as an excellent selection of UK shorts in our This Severed Isle programme. Joining us on Sunday is David Dent of the film blog Dark Eyes Of London whose project the New Wave Of British Fantastic Cinema is attempting to cover every new British fantastic film released. We are celebrating the year of British Fantastic Cinema with a talk and a screening of the lockdown British hit Host.
Kiss your loved one’s goodbye on Friday morning and join us for a Nasty Weekend of Film.
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First Special Guest announcement!
With the release of Prano Bailey-Bond’s Censor, the Video Nasties era is back in the spotlight once again. Here at Paracinema we thought it would be a good time to revisit the period of Moral Panic, Faux Public outrage and VHS.
We’re welcoming filmmaker Jake West and Producer Marc Morris, David Hyman from the BBFC and John Martin to get down to the nitty gritty over the whole period through a panel discussion.Video Nasties!
British Cinema Focus
Join the Paracinema Team and film writer David Dent (Dark Eyes Over London Film Blog) for a mini recap of the year in British Fantastic Cinema. David is continuing the sterling work started by MJ Simpson to cover every British Fantastic film released in the year.
In the first of yearly event, we take a look at the year and highlight some of the great work being done on a variety of budget levels in These Severed Isles!
Sunday 26th Lightships + Director Q&A
Zombies In The Sugar Cane Field
Some year’s patterns emerge as you start to pull the programme together… this year’s we have four films from Argentina! Obviously there is something in the water that is bring such great films to our attention.
Leading the charge is this excellent mockumentary. This wonderful film recreates a fictional life for a fictional film in astonishing detail that brings its audience along the for the ride in sharing in the despair of these characters and urging them on in their quest. This is a film nerd’s paradise.
Adam is QUAD’s Cinema Programmer and the Director of Derby Film Festival. He has been programming films in cinema for over ten years screening classic and quality cinema. He also screened Howard The Duck on 35mm film. He is the screenwriter of Devil’s Tower (2016) which starred Jason Mewes and Roxanne Pallet.
Peter Munford has been bringing East Asian cinema to Derby as the creator, programmer and host of QUAD’s monthly Satori Screen nights since 2012. He has also been involved in QUAD’s film festivals ever since volunteering at the very first idFest in 2010, working his way up to his current position as Film Festival Coordinator. Highlights in this time include arranging for everyone in the audience for a Terry Jones Q+A to receive a “wafer-thin mint” and forgetting to ask Sir John Hurt about working with Bong Joon-Ho on Snowpiercer.
After graduating with a First Class degree in Film Studies, Adam spent three years working with the New Zealand Studies Association producing papers on Kiwi Horror. He began working with QUAD in 2015 and is now involved full time. As well as contributing to Paracinema, Adam programmes QUAD’s horror strand Fright Club and is a film reviewer for The Top Floor on BBC Radio Derby. He has a love for horror, cult film and the more peculiar sides of cinema.
Alex Davis is QUAD’s Literature Officer and has always had a keen interest in film, being a regular reviewer at the popular UK horror site Ginger Nuts of Horror with his long-running column Film Gutter. He’s also interviewed directors including Uwe Boll, Jorg Buttgereit, Tom Six and many more.
You can check out Film Gutter at gingernutsofhorror.com
Darrell hosts QUAD’s monthly Fright Club horror slot and also regularly presents our fiendish Movie Quiz. An experienced guest interviewer, and editor of several books on cult cinema including The Shrieking Sixties and Unsung Horrors, Darrell also co-scripted the film Ouijageist – premiered at Paracinema 2018. He is currently collaborating on an exciting Sex Pistols- related project and two new screenplays.
“Anything goes!” So cries the motto of Paracinema, the festival dedicated to films and genres outside the mainstream.