Independent Cinema in the UK - 2016

Update, August 17 

Update: August 9th, 2016 

Reasons Julia Loves England, Video One 

Trailer for my film Out of Print 

Hallo! My name is Julia Marchese and I am a filmmaker currently living in LA. 

I recently completed my first film, a documentary feature called Out of Print,  about the importance of independent cinemas & 35mm to culture. In the film I focused on The New Beverly Cinema in LA, my former employer, as well as The Prince Charles Cinema in London as two exemplifications of how special and different every cinema is and how each one cultivates their own unique, quirky community. 

Spreading awareness of how essential independent cinemas are is my life's work, and I am ready to begin my next chapter. 

Out of Print was just chosen as one of the carefully selected titles included in Scalarama  , an annual celebration of film each September in the UK in which a network of cinemas band together to share a touring program.

I am so honored to have Out of Print play 5 dates during Scalarama - premiering at the Prince Charles! - and the theaters that are playing the film would love for me to tour with it, but the funds aren't there on their side or mine.  That's why I need your help. 

By donating, you are not only permitting me to tour with Out of Print during Scalarama, but also allowing me kick off my next project - a series of mini documentaries focusing on independent cinema around the globe. 

I will be shooting short videos at each cinema during this trip, focusing on that particular theater and allowing the patrons and employees of that cinema - the people who cherish it most - to speak for themselves and explain why that particular cinema is so important to them.

Historically, it will be a time capsule of specific time and specific place, and will continue to spread awareness of what makes each cinema significant and precious. I will be bringing equipment with me and will record at as many cinemas in the UK as I can above the five at which Out of Print is playing during Scalarama. 

Specific travel dates and budget breakdown are below. Whatever you can donate will go toward my spartan travel expenses and production costs.

If you love and support independent cinema as much as I do, please assist me in chronicling UK cinema in 2016, and increase understanding of just how neccesary and extraordinary each and every cinema is. 

Screening Dates:

September 1st - Prince Charles Cinema, London
September 6th - Genesis, London
September 11th - Duke of York's, Brighton
September 14th - CCA, Glasgow  
September 18th - Curzon Cinema & Arts, Clevedon

Travel Details: 

Aug 30 - Sept 7 - Travel to/stay in London

Sept 8 - Sept 12 - Travel to/stay in Brighton

Sept 13 -15 - Travel To/stay in Glasgow

Sept 16 -20 - Travel to/stay in Clevendon 

Sept 21 -25 - Travel to/depart London 

Budget Breakdown: 

Airfare: $1000

Car Rental: $350

Petrol: $300

Underground Pass, London: $50 

Lodging: $2000

Food: $855

Film Equipment: (including memory cards, hard drives, tripod, sound, light) :$1000

Total: $5,555

Scalarama begins September 1st, so I am hoping to reach my goal by August 19.

Thank you so very much for helping to spread the word and for your support.


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