RAD Screenings: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World at Gorilla

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
Universal Pictures

Scott Pilgrim VS The World at Gorilla, Manchester 17 June 2018 Tickets from £6

Cult film specialists RAD Screenings return to Gorilla with one of their recent favourites: Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010). The British director made his name working alongside Simon Pegg and Nick Frost on amped-up genre-comedy hybrids such as Spaced (1999-2001), Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007) — and his first film made outside of the UK is along much the same lines.

Adapted from Bryan Lee O’Malley’s series of graphic novels, Scott Pilgrim stars Michael Cera as a twenty-something indie kid who must defeat his crush’s (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) seven evil exes in one-on-one combat in order to continue dating her. Praised for its bright, video-game inspired style and pop-energy, the film is bolstered by the reliably evocative emotional beats of young love. That so many of the films fledgling cast – including Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Schwartzman and Chris Evans – are genuine talents who went on to movie stardom, doesn’t hurt either.

This event is a genuine labour of love for the RAD team, who have put together a Scott Pilgrim quiz, playlist, and even a videogame setup for fans to enjoy. As has become the norm for RAD’s Gorilla events, guests can also expect themed food and drink to help the film go down.

Scott Pilgrim VS The World at Gorilla, Manchester 17 June 2018 Tickets from £6

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