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Josie Long to entertain the Electric Palace

Funny person, book lover, and all round joy creator, Josie Long, brings her Let’s Go Adventure Screening Tour to Hastings on Saturday 30 November, at 2pm writes Annie Waite.

Let’s Go Swimming and Romance & Adventure are two short comedy films written by comedian Josie Long (pictured above) and directed by Douglas King about one young woman’s awkward rite of passage into modern adulthood. Josie will perform a short stand up set at the screening, and both Doug & Josie will take part in an audience Q&A after the films.

Camper van tour arrives in Hastings

Doug and Josie will wind their way to the Electric Palace on their UK-wide camper van tour of their favourite independent cinemas. Recently described as London’s answer to Lena Dunham, Josie wrote and stars in both films  and was funded through a lot of goodwill and a Sponsume crowdfunding campaign.
Says Josie: “Making these films was the best time of my life ever. I’m so proud that we now get to show them to audiences. At every stage from chatting about ideas, to writing, to rehearsing, planning and realising them onscreen, we’ve been powered by massive enthusiasm and excitement. We’ve had the same talented crew for both films and we’re just at the beginning of our working life together. Hopefully we will next make a brilliant feature that will take us on the gravy train to Hollywood. Then bad luck arseholes, you will never see us again. I’m kidding! We can’t wait to see you all on the tour.”
Doug and Josie are now working on the script for a full length feature film which will be script edited by Jesse Armstrong, writer for Peep Show and The Thick of It.

About Let’s Go Swimming

Josie has left her life in London for a better one in Glasgow, the indie band theme park where she will finally be happy and accepted. But sitting in cafes and going to gigs on your own isn’t as fulfilling as she’d hoped. Let’s Go Swimming features cameos from Stuart Murdoch, Aidan John Moffat and Jojo Sutherland.

About Romance and Adventure

Darren is Josie’s best friend. Josie is Darren’s flatmate. Approaching 30, Josie is desperate to travel, to escape, to do something big. Darren is happy having his meals cooked by someone other than his mum. Together they drink Buckfast and wander the streets, wondering why their friends are becoming old and boring, with houses and marriages and kitchens to retile. Together they make fun of squares and make up games, it’s them against the world, or so Josie hopes. How much can you rely on a friend who doesn’t want to grow up?
Romance & Adventure features cameos from Alison Peebles and Jo Neary.
Check out Josie’s wonderful documentary series Short Cuts on Radio 4.
Let’s Go Adventure Screening Tour, Saturday 30 November, at 2pm at the Electric Palace Cinema, 39a High Street, Hastings, TN34 3ER

Posted 23:36 Friday, Nov 15, 2013 In: Film

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