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A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night at Electric Palace on 29 July

Book to Film Club coming up at Electric Palace

See film adaptations of inspirational books and discuss your opinions in a friendly and open discussion forum after the screenings at Electric Palace cinema, says Annie Waite.

The Electric Palace cinema in Hastings Old Town invites you to join its revived Book to Film Club, starting with a screening of A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, on Thursday 29 July at 7.30pm.

The Club will begin with six screenings of film adaptations of inspirational books. Screenings will start at 7.30pm, and will be followed by a discussion of the book and its film adaptation, hosted by Natalia Christofoletti Barrenha, one of the Electric Palace cinema’s film programmers.

How to join in

Book a ticket to the Book to Film screening and turn up on the day to the cinema to join in, or email to request more information.

The cinema has copies available of the books in the series to loan from the cinema on a first come first served basis – just ask at the bar on your next visit.

Find out more about Book to Film Club at the Electric Palace cinema:

Upcoming films in the series

The first two screenings in the series, are:

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See A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night at the Electric Palace

Thursday 29 July, 7.30pm

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014, Iran/ US, 101mins

A skateboarding vampire preys on men who disrespect women in this one-of-a-kind debut ‘vampire western’. Based on the graphic novel A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night written by Amirpour, with illustrations by Michael DeWeese, the film is a delightful transfiguration of vampire horror according to the young and feminist restlessness of our current times.

Thursday 26 August, 7.30pm
Lucrecia Martel, 2017, Argentina/ Brazil/ Spain/ France/ Netherlands/ Mexico/ Portugal/ US, 115mins

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See Zama this August at Electric Palace cinema

Based on the homonymous novel Zama, by Antonio Di Benedetto, published for the first time in 1956. Zama takes place in the late-18th century. Don Diego de Zama, a white clerk born and bred in America serves at the whims of the Spanish crown while dreaming of leaving that ‘despicable end of the world’.

Latin American film expert: Natalia Christofoletti Barrenha

The monthly film screenings will be chaired and hosted by film expert, Natalia Christofoletti Barrenha, one of the Electric Palace’s new film programmers. Natalia is a film researcher and programmer who specialises in Latin American cinema. She moved to St Leonards in mid-2020 when the Covid pandemic slowed down for some months.

“As a film lover, when moving to a new place, one of the first things I do is take a look at the local cinema,” says Natalia. And then she discovered the Electric Palace. “The cinema was closed then, but I wrote to the director Rebecca who kindly showed me the lovely venue and we had an exciting talk.”

Natalia proposed to bring more films from Latin America into the Electric Palace programme. “I was thrilled by how the team welcomed my idea!” she says.

The Electric Palace hopes you will enjoy the eclectic series of films – more titles will be announced soon.

How to book

See A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night:

Book now for Zama:

Find out more about Book to Film Club:

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Posted 10:38 Monday, Jul 19, 2021 In: Film

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