This weekend, the folks who brought you last year’s spectacular Scala Forever! film season return with Ken Russell Forever!, a tribute to the much-missed enfant terrible of British cinema, who died last year. The festival takes place in cinemas and film clubs across the city, peaking with a screening of a brand new print of Russell’s undisputed masterpiece, ‘The Devils’ (above). Kicking off with oddball poetic horror romp ‘Gothic’ at the Rio this Saturday March 10, the festival tracks Russell’s career from BBC documentary maker (‘Elgar’ screens at The Jackalope on March 20, with ‘Bartok’ accompanying ‘Altered States’ at the Roxy on the 13th) to his purple patch in the early ’70s (‘Women in Love’ plays at the Hackney Picturehouse on March 15, with ‘The Devils’ at the BFI on the 19th) to his later, weirder films including ‘Lisztomania’ (The Gate, March 17) and ‘Lair of the White Worm’ (The Horse Hospital, March 14).
For info, see Ken Russell Forever Facebook page.