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Roger Waters’ The Wall

When Pink Floyd recorded The Wall in 1979, Roger Waters was well on his way to being in total control of the group. The album was about his life and his growing sense of alienation and the other band members were increasingly being shut out. After the Floyd split, The Wall became seen as his project which he toured with various stellar line-ups. Now there is a film of the 2010–13 solo tour, co-directed by Waters and Sean Evans, and it’s on at Kino-Teatr this weekend. There is also a local connection as Oleg Poupko, a cameraman from St Petersburg long based in Hastings, was first assistant camera on the tour. Simon Charterton regresses to his Progressive Rock past…

Posted 13:17 Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 In: Film Tags: Kino-Teatr Roger Waters' The Wall

Rye International Film Festival

For one weekend in December, Rye is set to be the centre of attention for film buffs and film-makers across the South East. The Rye International Film Festival (RIFF) has picked the best short dramas, comedies, documentaries and animations submitted from all over the world. These will be shown alongside a programme of talks and workshops. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks festival director Hayley-Marie Axe some questions about this year’s event.

Posted 15:09 Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015 In: Film Tags: Film Kino Cinema Rye RIFF Rye Rye International Film Festival Zelly Restorick
Image of man in spacesuit

Caught on camera

Step inside the Electric Palace cinema for a projection of handmade 8mm cine films by local filmmaker Ben Barton. These short, nostalgic films reveal a world of Hollywood glamour, fairytales, undead brides, dancing insects and lost home movies from the British seaside, writes

Posted 22:56 Sunday, Nov 15, 2015 In: Film Tags: 8mm cinefilm Annie Waite Ben Barton Ben Barton Gibson Blackstar David Bowie Electric Palace Electric Palace cinema Hastings London Independent Film Festival NASA
claire hamill

Love is …

Get in the mood for love at the Electric Palace Cinema,

Posted 15:04 In: Film Tags: A Matter of Life and Death Annie Waite Claire Hamill Ed Boxall Electric Palace Hastings It Happened One Night Smiles of a Summer Night Steve Howe Sunday Bloody Sunday Wishbone Ash
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Help for refugees

See the uplifting, multi-award winning film Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars at the Electric Palace this weekend to help further the tireless work of the 900-strong Hastings Supports Refugees group, says Annie Waite.

Posted 22:32 Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015 In: Film Tags: Annie Waite Hastings Supports Refugees L'Auberge des Migrants Links Olivia Cavanagh Ross Andrews-Clifford Sam Graham Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars West Africa
Andrew and Eden Kötting

Music, poetry, reading and film as Black Huts Festival returns

The Black Huts Festival is back for its fourth year; a festival of music, poetry, reading and film at the Electric Palace and the Beacon. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to the Fundraiser to see what it was all about.

Posted 18:07 Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 In: Film Tags: Andrew Kotting Ben Rivers Brian Catling Eden Kotting Electric Palace Elle Osborne Glenn Whiting Iain Sinclair James Kelman Jessica Pujol John Healy Jonathan Coe Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Nichola Bruce Oudolin Pete Brown Shirley Collins The Beacon
Robins Artwork for Anti-Disney

Adult Animated Revolution

The Adult Animated Revolution is the brainchild of local film programmer, Robin Elliott-Knowles, the guy behind The B-movie Fan Club, now well into it’s second year at The Electric Palace Cinema in Hastings.

Posted 08:13 Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 In: Film Tags: animation Bakshi comics
Peter O Toole in Lawrence of Arabia

Peter and Omar restored to everlasting youth

Posted 21:08 Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 In: Film Tags: Annie Waite cinema David Lean Electric Palace Film Geoffrey Malins Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif Peter O'Toole Sussex cinema WW1
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