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Return of the Liberators

A convoy of ninety six London Black 
Cabs took 120 World War II veterans to The Netherlands to take part in commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. Lauris Morgan-Griffiths writes.

Miles Halliwell in the title role. BFI film, Winstanley

Winstanley

HOT’s Zelly Restorick has been speaking to Andrew Mollo, one of the directors – the other being Kevin Brownlow – of the film, Winstanley which is showing tonight (26 October) at the Electric Cinema in the High Street as part of the 5th Black Huts Festival. She has also read Kevin Brownlow’s book of the film, Winstanley, Warts and All and of course watched the film itself. Here she records her encounter – as if via time travel – with Gerrard Winstanley, a peaceful, caring and thoughtful gentle-man, who wanted to live on the Common Land of England – and formed a commune about 300 years ago.

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Lovers Harold and Edith reunited

Film maker Andrew Kötting and writer, pyscho-geographer and raconteur, Iain Sinclair have collaborated on a couple of films – Swandown, By Our Selves with Toby and Freddie Jones and now as part of Root 66, Edith. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talked to Kötting about his latest project.

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NT Live: New performances announced

Alice Krige

Ahead of the world public premiere of Shingetsu, a 90-minute drama which will be screened alongside a series of short films as part of the Film Fringe strand of the Hastings Fringe (Friday 9 September, The Sussex Exchange, 7pm, free), Miranda Gavin talks to director Paul Schoolman (Jail Caesar) and actor Alice Krige (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek: First Contact and Jail Caesar) about war, trauma and healing.

Jacques Brel double bill heading for Hastings

Fans of Jacques Brel are in for a treat on Thursday 7 July, as Dead Belgian will be playing live at the OB Theatre as part of a double bill of Brel worship, writes John Knowles.

Posted 16:30 Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 In: Film
Will Brooker dressed as Bowie in Labyrinth

Being Bowie film premiere in Hastings

“I spent a day filming on the beach in Hastings where Bowie shot ‘Ashes to Ashes’, and walked around the seafront wearing the full Pierrot make-up. I got some very funny looks but for the most part, people were very English and just didn’t say anything.” Hear more anecdotes from Professor Will Brooker when he launches The Electric Palace cinema’s annual Summer Music Season on 11 June with a very special WORLD EXCLUSIVE film premiere of his film, Being Bowie: Act 1 on Saturday 11 June, says Annie Waite.

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Film focus on equine therapy for autism

The Horse Boy is an extraordinary film about autism, screening this Thursday 19 May, with a live Q&A at 8pm, at the Electric Palace. Mongolia is the setting for this documentary, which chronicles the journey of the Isaacson family as they travel in search of a mysterious shaman who they believe can heal their autistic son, says Annie Waite.

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