UK distributor Hamish McAlpine is refusing to let his fight with Larry Clark die down and has issued proceedings against the US director.

McAlpine is claiming damages for libel from statements and actions which Clark alleged McAlpine made after the two were involved in a restaurant brawl in London last November, when Clark was supporting Ken Park at the London Film Festival.

During dinner, the conversation heated up over the subject of violence in the Middle East - which led to Clark kicking over a table, jumping on McAlpine and putting his hands around his throat.

The brawl triggered a war of words in the UK and US press, along with Metro Tartan cancelling its UK release of Ken Park.