EXT – THE BARREN WASTES – DAY
The shocking cry of a vulture shatters the silence.
Paracinema emerges from the unforgiving desert, silhouetted in the blazing sun brandishing cinematic gifts in its blistered fingers! Paracinema’s feet drag along the ground as the sand turns to stone and the township shimmers into view.
Dragging its cargo into town, Paracinema makes for the nearest saloon. As the saloon door close, the bartender speaks.
“Hey Stranger, we have no time for folks like you in this town!”
Paracinema peers through the brim of the hat perched on its head. They empty out the cinematic treasures onto the floor of the saloon. The light blinds the drowsy inhabitants.
“My God! It’s full of stars!” cries a wonderstruck booze hound.
Acid Westerns, Horrors, Science Fiction, Fantasy, VHS Retro, 80s spoof cop comedies, Erotica, Ugandan Martial Arts, Synthwave…. All twinkle like a spilled universe.
Paracinema looks around the room at the hungry townsfolk.
“Go ahead… get your fill.”
Adam J. Marsh
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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.