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The return of Trainspotting – Steve Griffiths gives it a big thumbs up

Last chance to see T2

Writer Steve Griffiths urges us to get up and sit our backsides down at Kino-Teatr.

Gordon Kennedy and Hayley-Marie Axe in The Gun Man

Stories into Light film night

Glyn Carter from local film making company, Stories into Light, invites you to a screening of short films at The Palace Bar on 7 February. Glyn, who’s been making films for a couple of years now, mostly with local talent, aims to tell good stories with real characters. Deeper themes seem to emerge, he says, but accessible entertainment is the watchword. Mostly comedies, some were adapted for stage in the Hastings Fringe in August. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks Glyn some questions about his film experience.

Sonita whispers to camera

Incredible true story of girl banned from singing

Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami set out to make a film about an Afghan refugee rapper – and ended up helping her escape, explains Annie Waite. Sonita Alizadeh, profiled in the film Sonita, on at the Electric Palace cinema this Friday and Saturday, narrowly avoided being sold into a forced marriage.

Penny Panagi

Trash Cannes on non-binary gender identity

Trash Cannes and Trash’d New Wave Festival present at the Electric Palace Cinema this coming Saturday (21 January) two documentary films that take a look at non-binary gender identity. HOT’s Zelly Restorick invited Keith Rodway, documentary maker, anthropologist and creative instigator of Trash Cannes, to say something about the two films being shown.

Image of two people in fancy dress as aliens

Sit back at the all-new Electric Blanket Club

Film Poster Sale at the Electric Palace Sunday 4 December at 3pm

Auction of Leigh Dyer-sculpted seat plaques in local cinema

Snaffle yourself one of the most inventive and original Christmas gifts around at the Electric Palace’s lively fundraising auction this Sunday 4 December, hosted by the inimitable Glenn Veness, says Annie Waite.

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Amber’s Speed Sisters raises funds for Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign(HPSC) is delighted to bring the film Speed Sisters to Hastings.  It is a free event at the White Rock Hotel at 7pm on Wednesday 30 November. Gill Knight of HPSC tells us why they wanted to screen this surprising film.

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The Leigh Dyer Award for Best Film

Trash Cannes 5 Day Film Challenge

A real highlight this month is Trash’d New Wave Festival’s event coming up at Kino-Teatr: The Trash Cannes 5 Day Film Challenge Gala Award Show. Adrienne Hunter writes.

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