Jane Giles

Jane Giles

Jane Giles is a film exhibitor and distributor, and is the author of books The Cinema of Jean Genet, Criminal Desires and The Crying Game (BFI Modern Classics) in addition to writing for The Guardian, Time Out, Sight & Sound and others. 


Santa Sangre
Posted on Tue 18 June 2019 by Jane Giles
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The only UK cinema to take on the American phenomenon of Midnight Movies, The Scala brought daylight hours, Alejandro Jodorowsky and the Cinema of the Bizarre together for the very first time. When Santa Sangre screened it was billed as "Outrageous and brilliant... Fellini meets Monty Python", former Scala programmer Jane Giles reflects.
It's Alive
Posted on Tue 18 June 2019 by Jane Giles
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Never one to shy away from a marginalised filmmaker whose work generally received more poor reviews than plaudits, the Scala’s allegiance to maverick B-movie auteur Larry Cohen was consistent as his films ranged across the genres closest to the Scala’s heart: queer cinema, Blaxploitation, sci-fi and horror.