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Beautiful. Tender. Sensitive. Sincere. Tear-inducing. Smile-creating. Alike, a short animation film directed by Daniel Martínez Lara and Rafa Cano Méndez. For all you creatives out there, wherever you may be. Hang on to your colour with all your heart and soul. Discovered on the Collective Evolution website and posted by HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

Posted 21:14 Friday, Apr 28, 2017 In: Film Tags: Alike Collective Evolution Daniel Martínez Lara Rafa Cano Méndez

Hastings link to iconic 1916 Great War film

The Battle of the Somme

Posted 16:44 Monday, Mar 20, 2017 In: Film Tags: Derek Carden Geoffrey Mallins Hastings Sinfonia Laura Rossi The Battle of the Somme Toby Haggith
Tilda Swinton with John Berger

Derek Jarman Lab director, Bartek Dziadosz

Director of London’s Derek Jarman Film Lab, Bartek Dziadosz, and one of the directors of The Seasons in Quincy: Four portraits of John Berger, will be visiting the Electric Palace in Hastings Old Town this Thursday for a Q&A at 7.30pm, says Annie Waite.

Posted 20:49 Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 In: Film Tags: Annie Waite Bartek Dziadosz Christopher Roth Colin McCabe Derek Jarman electric palace cinema tilda swinton

Last chance to see T2

Writer Steve Griffiths urges us to get up and sit our backsides down at Kino-Teatr.

Posted 12:20 Friday, Feb 17, 2017 In: Film Tags: 2 Begbie cinema Ewan McGregor Ewen Bremner Film Irvine Welsh Kino-Teatr Mark Renton Robert Carlyle Spud st. leonards on sea Steve Griffiths T2 Trainspotting

Stories into Light film night

Glyn Carter from local film making company, Stories into Light, invites you to a screening of short films at The Palace Bar on 7 February. Glyn, who’s been making films for a couple of years now, mostly with local talent, aims to tell good stories with real characters. Deeper themes seem to emerge, he says, but accessible entertainment is the watchword. Mostly comedies, some were adapted for stage in the Hastings Fringe in August. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks Glyn some questions about his film experience.

Posted 18:04 Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 In: Film Tags: George Johnston Gladiator Gordon Kennedy Heather Cairns Pillow Talk Stories into Light Teddy Bears. Glyn Carter The Gun Man The Halcyon The Palace Bar This Way Madness William Nicholson
Sonita whispers to camera

Incredible true story of girl banned from singing

Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami set out to make a film about an Afghan refugee rapper – and ended up helping her escape, explains Annie Waite. Sonita Alizadeh, profiled in the film Sonita, on at the Electric Palace cinema this Friday and Saturday, narrowly avoided being sold into a forced marriage.

Posted 18:04 Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 In: Film Tags: Annie Waite Rhythmix Music Charity Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami Sonita Alizadeh Sundance Film Festival The Guardian

Trash Cannes on non-binary gender identity

Trash Cannes and Trash’d New Wave Festival present at the Electric Palace Cinema this coming Saturday (21 January) two documentary films that take a look at non-binary gender identity. HOT’s Zelly Restorick invited Keith Rodway, documentary maker, anthropologist and creative instigator of Trash Cannes, to say something about the two films being shown.

Posted 10:03 Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 In: Film Tags: Becoming Penny Being Penny electric palace cinema Hijira - India's Third Gender Keith Rodway LGBT Michael Yorke non-binary gender identity Out TV Penny Penagi Under The Sun
Image of two people in fancy dress as aliens

Sit back at the all-new Electric Blanket Club

Posted 22:44 Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 In: Film Tags: Annie Waite electric blanket club electric palace cinema Glenn Veness Liz Finch Nichola Bruce Oliva Spleen Rebecca E Marshall Riley+Elizey Sussex cinema
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