Join a cult film screening
SCUM Cinema, a collective of three like-minded film buffs, specialises in the bizarre. Obscure, anti-mainstream titles – they range from Japanese pinku flicks to B-grade monster movies – are at the heart of SCUM, and it regularly holds free screenings of such twisted movies at venues like The Projector and The Arts House. Had enough of CGI extravaganzas replacing good storytelling and brain-melting visuals? Congrats, you can be SCUM, too.
Where words and cinema collide
At The Substation’s First Take, feast your eyes on the latest and coolest short films by up-and-coming Singapore-based directors. These are typically rough around the edges, and not all will blow you away, but it is pretty encouraging to see young local filmmakers – there’s also a Q&A session after each screening – stitch together something on a shoestring.
Every quarter of the year, next screening in Nov.
Don’t let their name fool you. The Blue Monks aren’t a posse of porn-peddling priests but a jazz band that plays regular nights at the gallery/café, Artistry. (The ‘blue’ refers to the musical note.)
The outfit takes the stage anywhere from once a week to once a month, so hit up their Facebook page for updates.