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Sun 1 May // 20:00 /

The Wicker Man

Jack in the Green Special

The Wicker Man

15 / 84mins / Robin Hardy / 1973 / UK

An annual must-see favourite as part the Jack in the Green celebrations! The cult horror classic in which a devout Christian policeman (Edward Woodward) is summoned to a remote Scottish island to investigate the disappearance of a child.

Tue 3 May // 20:00 /

‘United We Will Swim…Again’ and ‘The Navigators’

The Hastings Trades Union Festival 2016 Reclaim Mayday fundraiser

‘United We Will Swim…Again’ and ‘The Navigators’

Unrated / 15 / 25mins / 96mins / Fran Higson / Ken Loach / 2014 / 2001 / UK / UK

United We Will Swim...Again is a short film about an extraordinary community fighting to save their local swimming pool. Followed by Ken Loach's comedy drama about five Yorkshire men trying to survive after British Rail is bought out by a private company. Proceeds from this event will go to the Hastings Trades Unions Group. 

Thu 5 May // Thu 5 May // 11:00 /20:00 /

Sicario

Alan's Staff Pick

Sicario

15 / 121mins / Denis Villeneuve / 2015 / USA

When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team. A taut and tense thriller now nominated for three Academy Awards.

This film is in our series of Silver Screenings - weekly 11am films aimed at our visitors who prefer to enjoy screenings during the daytime.

Fri 6 May // 20:00 /

The Ambiguity of David Thomas Broughton

Hastings Folk Festival

The Ambiguity of David Thomas Broughton

Unrated / 59mins / Greg Butler / 2015 / UK

Screening as part of Hastings Folk Festival 2016, this musical documentary following the creative process of one of the UK’s most enigmatic musicians and performers.

David Thomas Broughton’s live shows are underlined with a raw unpredictability. His recorded material marries traditional folk with a surrealist edge. Off-stage, he’s an introvert with a passion for bird watching. Who is the real David Thomas Broughton? Filmmaker Greg Butler attempts to unravel this ambiguity.

Hastings Folk Festival banner

Sat 7 May // Sun 8 May // 20:00 /

Sicario

Alan's Staff Pick

Sicario

15 / 121mins / Denis Villeneuve / 2015 / USA

When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team. A taut and tense thriller now nominated for three Academy Awards.

This film is in our series of Silver Screenings - weekly 11am films aimed at our visitors who prefer to enjoy screenings during the daytime.

Thu 12 May // Thu 12 May // 11:00 /20:00 /

The Dressmaker

(replaces previously advertised Bone Tomahawk)

The Dressmaker

12 / 114mins / Jocelyn Moorhouse / 2015 / Australia

Based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, The Dressmaker is a bittersweet, comedy-drama set in early 1950s Australia. Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet), a beautiful and talented misfit, after many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, returns home to the tiny middle-of-nowhere town of Dungatar to right the wrongs of the past. Not only does she reconcile with her ailing, eccentric mother Molly and unexpectedly falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy, but armed with her sewing machine and incredible sense of style, she transforms the women of the town and in so doing gets sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.

Please note, this film replaces the previously advertised Bone Tomahawk (its release date has been postponed). 

You might also be interested in our Silver Screenings - weekly 11am Thursday morning films.

Fri 13 May // 20:00 /

Brooke Sharkey & Adam Beattie - SOLD OUT

Live music

Brooke Sharkey & Adam Beattie - SOLD OUT

Please note that due to high demand we have now made all tickets for this event available to book online in advance, so please book now to avoid disappointment.

Singer-songwriter Brooke Sharkey has lured a considerable audience with her intense and expressive style, drawing the listener into her ever more narrative songs with a spacious backdrop of chanson, blues, folk and Latin music.

Brooke will share the night with Adam Beattie on electric guitar and backing vocals

  • Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC - "Incredibly beautiful" -
  • The Observer  -  “Brooke has an incredible voice, amazing control and grace”
  • Time Out London – “It’s an aural treat!”
  • Folk Radio - “Irresistible music’ with ‘..a vocal performance that seems to switch effortlessly between lithely melodic and fiery.”

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

Sat 14 May // 20:00 /

K2 Touching The Sky

Q&A with Chris and Lindsay Tullis, protagonists in the film

K2 Touching The Sky

15 / 72mins / Eliza Kubarska / 2015 / Poland | UK | China | Pakistan

In 1986, several dozen mountain climbers from all over the world met at K2 the second highest mountain on the planet. This season came to be known as the 'Black Summer' with 13 alpinists left dead. Kubarska, together with a group of grown-up children of acclaimed climbers, set out on an expedition to understand the force that once seduced their parents and eventually killed them. An emotional journey set against breath-taking views of Karakorum.

Sun 15 May // 20:00 /

The Last Detail

The Cinematologists presents…

The Last Detail

18 / 104mins / Hal Ashby / 1973 / USA

Jack Nicholson is at his best in this dramatic comedy. Two hard-boiled petty officers, Buddusky and Mulhall, are detailed to take a young sailor, Meadows, to a Naval Prison to serve an eight-year sentence for a trivial offense, and they decide to show him a good time on the way. They narrowly escape a bar fight, tangle with some Marines, and visit a brothel for Meadows’ first sexual experience. After reluctantly turning him in, Buddusky and Mulhall realize they are as much prisoners of their own world as Meadows now is of his.

The Cinematologists events include a live podcast recording and Q&A.

Thu 19 May // Thu 19 May // 11:00 /20:00 /

The Horse Boy

Q&A with Victoria Richards from the UK Horse Boy Foundation

The Horse Boy

Unrated / 63mins / Michel Orion Scott / 2009 / USA

This extraordinary documentary chronicles the journey of the Isaacson family as they travel through Mongolia in search of a mysterious shaman who they believe can heal their autistic son. This film delves into the strange world of autism, horses, shamanism, and Mongolia while telling the story of a family that will go to the end of the earth to find a way into their son's life.

The evening screening includes Q&A with Victoria Richards from the UK Horse Boy Foundation.

Please note: Groups with a special interest in the film can get in touch for a group discount.

You might also be interested in our Silver Screenings - weekly 11am Thursday morning films

 

Fri 20 May // Sat 21 May // 20:00 /

Mommy

Mommy

15 / 139mins / Xavier Dolan / 2014 / Canada, some subtitles

In this wildly inventive black comedy, a peculiar neighbour offers hope to a recent widow struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and sometimes violent.

The film is tremendously acted and heartfelt, and “bursts through the screen with the rough vitality of real people, in an explosion of suffocating power and surprising warmth,” – Time magazine.

Sun 22 May // 20:00 /

Travellers and Magicians

Hosted by Hastings Triratna Buddhist Group

Travellers and Magicians

Unrated / 108mins / Khyentse Norbu / 2003 / Australia | Bhutan | UK, subtitles

Dondup yearns for a better life, and feels delayed by the timeless pace of his village. He is forced to hitchhike through the beautiful wild countryside of Bhutan to reach his goal. He shares the road with a monk, an apple seller, a papermaker and his daughter, Sonam. Throughout the journey, the mischievous monk relates a mystical fable of lust, jealousy and murder that holds up a mirror to the restless Dondup. The first film ever to be shot in Bhutan.

This event is hosted by Hastings Triratna Buddhist Group.

Thu 26 May // Thu 26 May // Fri 27 May // Sat 28 May // 11:00 /20:00 /

Life

Life

15 / 107mins / Anton Corbijn / 2015 / USA

The true story of the unique friendship forged between Magnum photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson) and actor James Dean (Dane DeHaan) when Stock is commissioned to photograph the actor for Life magazine in 1955, just weeks before Dean’s untimely death.

You might also be interested in our Silver Screenings - weekly 11am Thursday morning films

Sun 29 May // 16:00 /

The Screaming Skull

B Movie Fan Club

The Screaming Skull

Unrated / 68mins / Alex Nicol / 1958 / USA

A newly married couple arrives at the home of the husband's late wife, where the gardens have been maintained by a gardener faithful to the dead woman's memory. Soon, eerie events lead the new wife to think she's losing her mind.

Free space candy included with every ticket!

See more about our B Movie Fan Club.

 

Sun 29 May // 20:00 /

We Are Many (rescheduled from March)

We Are Many (rescheduled from March)

Unrated / 110mins / Amir Amirani / 2014 / UK

The story of the biggest demonstration in human history, on 15th February 2003, against the impending war on Iraq. We Are Many chronicles the struggle to shift power from the old establishment to the new superpower that is global public opinion, through the prism of one historic day. Featuring Ken Loach, Susan Sarandon, Damon Albarn, Noam Chomsky, Tony Benn, Brian Eno, and Jeremy Corbyn amongst many others.

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Doors and the bar open at 7.15pm, screenings start at 8pm.

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