Disreputable Trash

In honour of our final screening at The Old Hairdressers last Thursday, here’s a flashback to September when we showed House for Scalarama and showed everyone how we put our nights there together…

 

Physical Impossibility

Matchbox Cineclub, enjoying some disreputable trash.

Matchbox Cineclub‘s September screening was Nobuhiko Ôbayashi’s House (1977). It was part of the annual UK-wide Scalarama film festival which aims to celebrate independent cinema and DIY, pop-up cinema culture, often with a focus on what The Skinny called “the kind of disreputable trash the Scala specialised in”. We thought we’d take the opportunity to give everyone a little look behind the scenes of Matchbox Cineclub as we set up in our host venue, The Old Hairdressers.

Pre-production

Matchbox Cineclub #9: House poster by Julie Ritchie Matchbox Cineclub #9: House poster by Julie Ritchie

We sourced and secured a licence to screen the film from Eureka Entertainment, set up an Eventbrite page to sell tickets, commissioned a poster (see left) from one of our favourite local illustrators, Julie Ritchie, and arranged to rent a screen from Glasgow’s CCA. We put together a 30-minute supporting programme of vintage Japanese TV ads from 1977 and trailers –…

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