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Paracinema - Derby's new festival of non-mainstream cinema

02 February 2018

Over the May Bank Holiday weekend, QUAD launches the first edition of Paracinema, a festival dedicated to films and genres outside of the mainstream. Expect a steady diet of horror, sci-fi and fantasy but in addition to this Paracinema will be exploring other genres outside the mainstream with special guests, previews and talks on a whole range of unusual genres and subgenres.

Confirmed Guests and Previews

Toyah Willcox. It is hard to imagine a more perfect guest for the eclectic nature of Paracinema than Toyah. After gaining positive notices in her television debut in the television play Glitter in 1976, Toyah then played the anarchic role of Mad in Derek Jarman’s seminal punk film Jubilee. From there she went on to appear alongside Katherine Hepburn in the TV movie The Corn Is Green, in the mod classic Quadrophenia as Monkey and reteamed with Jarman in his Shakespeare adaptation The Tempest.

A preview of horror thriller Attack Of The Adult Babies with Special Guests Director Dominic Brunt and Screenwriter/Star Joanne Mitchell. Q&A hosted by Director Jake West (DoghouseEvil AliensRazor Blade Smile).

Jake West and Marc Morris from Nucleus Films present an talk on Blu-Ray restoration before a rare cinema screening of Giullio Questi’s Death Laid An Egg.

Plus, more events and screenings to be announced soon. Follow Paracinema on Facebook to be kept up to date.

A pass to the festival is just £50 and allows entry to all events over the four days. Book yours at this page.