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David Quantick

It’s c***s like you that are ruining this town!

A preview of The Summer Music Season as programmed by David Quantick.  By John Knowles

Posted 09:41 Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 In: Film Tags: , , , ,
Byzantium

Byzantium

We went down to the Odeon on Friday night. I must have had the seat with the stickiest patch of carpet in the entire cinema – at the end of the film my feet were superglued to the floor… another Battleaxe Blog.

Posted 14:39 Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 In: Film Tags: , ,
Local residents share their own red carpet moment outside the Odeon. Some of them were extras in Byzantium. Look out for them in the cafe scene!

Lobbying works! The Neil Jordan film,

Posted 14:53 Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 In: Film Tags: , , ,
Cannes Speilberg cartoon

Cannes, a very super market

Hastings and St Leonards are developing quite an affinity with the quaint and unpretentious town of Cannes: first St Leonards featured at the Straight 8 Film Festival there last July, then we hosted the Trash Cannes Festival in October. Now Christine Kimberley gives us an exclusive personal account of her recent visit to the festival

Posted 21:16 Monday, Jun 3, 2013 In: Film,Travel Tags: , ,
Still from Brian Yuzna's 'Society'

Film masterclass at St Mary-in-the-Castle

The prolific film producer/director Brian Yuzna has been invited by the University of Brighton’s Faculty of Arts, in collaboration with Cine-Excess International Film Festival, to be interviewed on stage at St Mary-in-the-Castle, writes HOT reporter Chris Cormack.

The Magnetic Monster Poster

Magnetic monster nears Hastings

B-movie madness continues at the Electric Palace cinema later this month with The Magnetic Monster, made in 1953. John Knowles reports.

Posted 18:50 Friday, May 17, 2013 In: Film Tags: , , ,
Hastings Film Makers Festival 2013

Doors open for home-grown film festival

UPDATE: CORRECTION TO STORY. The  Hastings Shorts series of short films, showing Saturday 27 April at 2.30pm at The Jerwood Gallery, is a new collection and not, as we originally reported, a repeat of last year’s Arrow In The Eye event.

Amerdamned Nouveaux Pictures / Cine-Excess.

Bringing horror Hollywood to Hastings

Hastings will soon have claim to international cult film fame when the Cult Film Archive moves here from London. It is the world’s only research centre that contains over 4,000 international movies which will be used as a resource for the new BA Honours degree in Digital Film launched by the Hastings arm of the University of Brighton in October. Linked to the archive and degree course is the annual Cine Excess Cult Film Festival which will be held in Hastings, St Leonards and Brighton in November.  HOT reporter Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to see the man behind this cult phenomenon, Dr Xavier Mendik.

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