Help Julia Marchese tour the UK with her Scalarama film festival headliner Out of Print, a documentary feature about the importance of independent cinemas & 35mm to culture. She aims to create a series of short films in support of the feature as she tour’s it around the country.
Julia Marchese’s “Out of Print” has been selected to screen at September’s upcoming Scalarma film festival. The LA-based doc-maker’s film looks at the importance of independent cinema featuring contributions from Kevin Smith, Joe Dante, John Landis, Rian Johnson and Edgar Wright amongst others. Through GoFundMe, she’s appealing for help in the costs of travel to tour with the film across the UK.
Marchese says, “I recently completed my first film, a documentary feature called Out of Print. 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 five dates during Scalarama – premiering at the Prince Charles! – and the theatres 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.”
Marchese needs to raise $5,000 so she can visit the film festival – which starts on September 1 – and start creating a series of mini documentaries which will explore independent cinemas around the globe. She hopes to reach her goal by August 19.
Kelsea Little, spokesperson for GoFundMe.com, said: “Julia’s passion for independent cinemas shines through in her work, and we’re so excited that she has been given this opportunity. We hope she’s able to make it to Scalarama for her big moment!”
Scalarama calls itself the “DIY film season for everyone, by everyone, everywhere, every September.” Since 2011, Scalarama has helped people show films for the first time and/or discover new cinemas locally, guiding them through the process and bringing like-minded people closer together.
Find out more about Marchese’s film at https://www.gofundme.com/juliamarchese