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Austerity Fight

Austerity Fight

Having premiered at the launch of the East End Film Festival, Austerity Fight, a feature length documentary by Phil Maxwell and Hazuan Hashim, is making its way through the UK. Don’t miss your chance to see this film here in Hastings and meet the directors. Rossanna Leal writes.

Posted 14:26 Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 In: Film Tags: , , ,
Still from the film, Alike.

Alike

Beautiful. Tender. Sensitive. Sincere. Tear-inducing. Smile-creating. Alike, a short animation film directed by Daniel Martínez Lara and Rafa Cano Méndez. For all you creatives out there, wherever you may be. Hang on to your colour with all your heart and soul. Discovered on the Collective Evolution website and posted by HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

Posted 21:14 Friday, Apr 28, 2017 In: Film Tags: , , ,
Somme_tif piggy back

Hastings link to iconic 1916 Great War film

The Battle of the Somme

Tilda Swinton with John Berger

Derek Jarman Lab director, Bartek Dziadosz

Director of London’s Derek Jarman Film Lab, Bartek Dziadosz, and one of the directors of The Seasons in Quincy: Four portraits of John Berger, will be visiting the Electric Palace in Hastings Old Town this Thursday for a Q&A at 7.30pm, says Annie Waite.

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.

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