Declarations for Cinema from the Scala Beyond network
Days Are Numbers officially began life sometime in 2008, but the seeds for this cult/colt (cos it’s wild like a horse) blog were first sown way back in the mid-90s, in the West Midlands town of Lichfield. It was here that a young Aneet first got her hands on a copy of the Virgin Encyclopaedia of Rock, and suitably inspired, began a quest to unearth as much mindbending and memorable music as possible. Unbeknownst to her at the time, across the Irish Sea a young Alan was making a similar withdrawal from a library in a mid-Antrim town in the shape of the 1995 edition of the Time Out Film Guide. This had much the same effect, and to this day Alan is still tracking down as many far-out and fantastic films as he can expose his eyes to.
These two fearless young scholars would eventually join forces in London, creating Days Are Numbers as a platform for their passions and peccadilloes. If this blog is about anything, it’s about creating a bit of noise for something that’s been unfairly ignored or underrated. It could be an astoundingly crazy Soviet film from the 50s, an Italian shocker that you can still only buy on dodgy VHS or a Hollywood turkey that’s actually worth another look – whatever it is, Days Are Numbers write about it because they want you to know about it. And if you already know about, they would like you to think about it again. Please.
Days Are Numbers regularly screen the films they like and would like you to like; on the last Thursday of every month at the Montpelier pub in Peckham, in fact. We’ve had Finnish rock ‘n’ roll road movies, mischievously morbid Czech horror/comedy, the most mental musical ever made and a downright disturbing Spanish slasher (you could read all about these, and more, at www.daysarenumbers.net). We’d love it if you could drop by and see what we’ve got up our sleeves for next time.
For Scala Beyond, Days Are Numbers presents a double bill of 90s Retro Rebels: Small Faces and The Butcher Boy, and a screening of Roman Coppola’s CQ at the Montpelier in Peckham.