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Persepolis screens at Electric Palace on Wednesday 5 December

Young Electrics host ‘mystery’ screenings at Electric Palace

Meet the ‘Young Electrics’, a new group of 10 young people from around the Hastings area who convene at the Electric Palace cinema in Hastings Old Town to learn about film programming, explains Annie Waite.

The group will programme and promote a series of monthly movie events aimed at younger audiences in the town, starting with a screening on Wednesday 5 December at 7pm of the award-winning animation, Persepolis.

Meeting every Wednesday evening during term time, Young Electrics learn about cultural cinema, research film titles and plan cool film screenings aimed at 16 – 25 year olds.

Julia Andrews-Clifford, who co-hosts the group with Paul Homer, explains one of the aims of the group: “Young Electrics is a bit like youth cinema – it’s about giving young people a voice in the Electric Palace’s programme, and it aims to introduce more 16-25 year olds to World, British and Independent cinema.”

Look out for events by ‘Young Electrics Present…’ in the Electric Palace programme, which will flag the dates of the mystery screenings. The film titles will be announced two weeks beforehand via the Electric Palace website and social media.

You can support your local young film programmers by heading along to see Persepolis on Wednesday 5 December, 7pm (doors open 6.15pm). All tickets £5.

Book tickets for Persepolis.

About Persepolis: (PG) 96 Mins / 2007 / France, Iran / Subtitles

Persepolis is the award-winning animation in the black-and-white style of its original graphic novels. It tells the true story of a young girl, Marjane Satrapi, as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian revolution. The story traces her growth from child to rebellious, punk-loving teenager in Iran. A team of more than 100 animators worked on the film and on Satrapi’s direction, kept the drawings simple, avoiding high-tech techniques that could date it. The film went on to win awards across the world.

Get involved

If you know a young film enthusiast, they can apply to join this new group by contacting Julia Andrews-Clifford with a short reason why they want to join the Young Electrics, and why they think they would be a good member of the team! Email:

About the Electric Palace: An independent cinema in Hastings Old Town that aims to screen a wide range of films for the local community to share and enjoy. With a fully licensed bar, the cinema brings varied and challenging works to the big screen and received a Film Society of the Year Awards accolade in 2016 in the ‘Best Programming of the Year’ category.

Posted 05:45 Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 In: Film

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