Matchbox Cineclub is an independent exhibitor for cineoutcasts, orphans and outliers. We programme, curate and promote film events – including Cage-a-rama (Scotland’s first Nicolas Cage film festival), Weird Weekend (a festival devoted to strange and unseen cinema), The World’s Greatest 3D Film Club and KeanuCon – and exclusive screenings (including Joe Dante’s The Movie Orgy, Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes and Double Take In Outer Space). In 2017, we commissioned our first live score, Ela Orleans’ reinterpretation of Guy Maddin’s Cowards Bend The Knee.
We’ve toured film programmes (including Turkish Star Wars 2K and John Paizs’ Crime Wave) across the UK and hosted events in the Glasgow Film Theatre, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Kinning Park Complex, Nice N Sleazy, The Old Hairdressers, The Banshee Labyrinth, Sofi’s Bar & Doune The Rabbit Hole. From January 2015 to October 2017, we hosted a residency on the third Thursday of every month, first at the Old Hairdressers then at CCA, Glasgow. We’re always open to collaboration and we’ve worked with Africa In Motion Film Festival, Alliance Française, Document Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Physical Impossibility, Pilot Light TV Festival, Pity Party Film Club, Remakesploitation, She’s En Scene Women’s Community Cinema and Scalarama.