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Thu 2 Apr // Thu 2 Apr // Fri 3 Apr // Sat 4 Apr // 11:00 /20:00 /

Mr Turner

Mr Turner

12a / 150mins / Mike Leigh / 2014 / UK

A boisterous dissertation on Britain’s greatest landscape artist J. M. W. Turner. Spall, as the muttering, opinionated eccentric whose eye is nonetheless always, quite literally, on his work, delivers a performance amply justifying his Best Actor award at Cannes. Turner’s run-ins with the Royal Academy and his sometimes peculiar techniques are handled with humour and admirable impartiality, this film is a joy to behold.

Sun 5 Apr // 20:00 /

Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Buddhist film night with intro from Hastings Triratna Buddhist Group

Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

12 / 89mins / Johanna Demetrakas / 2011 / USA, some subtitles

Trungpa has been called a genius, rascal, and social visionary. Raised in the rigorous Tibetan monastic tradition, he came to the West and shattered our preconceived notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave - he openly smoked, drank, and had intimate relations with students - yet his teachings are recognized as authentic, vast, and influential. Twenty years after his death, with exclusive archival material, Crazy Wisdom looks at the man and the myths, and attempts to set the record straight.

Thu 9 Apr // Thu 9 Apr // Fri 10 Apr // Sat 11 Apr // Sun 12 Apr // 11:00 /20:00 /

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

12 / 114mins / Morten Tyldum / 2014 / UK

A gripping thriller that tells the incredible true story of unsung war hero Alan Turing (who grew up in St Leonards), the British mathematician responsible for cracking the German Enigma code during World War II.  The film spans the key periods of Turing's life, from his unhappy teenage years at boarding school and the triumph of his secret wartime work to the tragedy of his post-war decline. Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley star alongside a top-notch cast.

Thu 16 Apr // 11:00 /

Effie Gray

Effie Gray

12 / 108mins / Richard Laxton / 2014 / UK

Nineteenth century art critic John Ruskin falls for beautiful 19-year-old Euphemia Gray (Dakota Fanning) in this visually stunning and emotionally involving period drama based on a scandalous true-life love triangle. After they are married, the couple depart for Venice. But the union is not a happy one, and Effie is left to her own devices while her husband conducts his studies. Things change when they visit Ruskin's Scottish homeland with his protege, the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. Effie and Millais fall in love, scandalising Victorian society.

Thu 16 Apr // 20:00 /

Live music event: Brooke Sharkey & Adam Beattie

Live music event: Brooke Sharkey & Adam Beattie

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.

London based singer-songwriter Brooke Sharkey was raised between France and England. At the age of 16, her musician father gave Brooke the best piece of advice, which was go out on the street and start busking the first few songs she’d written.

Since then Brooke has released 2 EPs and her debut album ‘One Dress’, released in December 2012, and toured the UK, France and Italy. She 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.”

Fri 17 Apr // 20:00 /

Effie Gray

Effie Gray

12 / 108mins / Richard Laxton / 2014 / UK

Nineteenth century art critic John Ruskin falls for beautiful 19-year-old Euphemia Gray (Dakota Fanning) in this visually stunning and emotionally involving period drama based on a scandalous true-life love triangle. After they are married, the couple depart for Venice. But the union is not a happy one, and Effie is left to her own devices while her husband conducts his studies. Things change when they visit Ruskin's Scottish homeland with his protege, the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. Effie and Millais fall in love, scandalising Victorian society.

Sat 18 Apr // 20:00 /

Before the Winter Chill

Before the Winter Chill

15 / 103mins / Philippe Claudel / 2013 / France, Subtitles

Paul (Daniel Auteuil), a successful surgeon in the autumn of his life, becomes torn between a loving wife, Lucie (Kristin Scott Thomas), and a dangerous attraction for a troubled, mysterious young woman, Lou. As Paul is drawn further to Lou, a cafe waitress claiming to be one of his former patients, Lucie begins to suspect her husband of having an affair, but the truth proves to be far darker and complex than she expected.

Sun 19 Apr // 20:00 /

Les Croix de Bois

WW1 Film Season – CINEMA PLUS

Les Croix de Bois

PG / 110mins / Raymond Bernard / 1932 / France, Subtitles

Shown in its restored version at Cannes 2014, this will be one of the first UK screenings of this restored classic. Described as one of the most powerful anti-war films ever made, it delineates the experiences of one regiment on the Western Front. An uncompromising film that rivals All Quiet on the Western Front.

Thu 23 Apr // Thu 23 Apr // Fri 24 Apr // 11:00 /20:00 /

God's Pocket

God's Pocket

15 / 89mins / John Slattery / 2014 / USA

A comedy drama starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, & Christina Hendricks. In the 1970s in the working-class town of God's Pocket, troubled 20-something Leon is killed on a building site. At the request of his mother Jeannie, who is convinced there was some foulplay, her husband, small-time criminal Mickey Scarpato investigates the death with the help of his friend Arthur 'Bird' Capezio. Meanwhile journalist Richard Shellburn is also searching for the truth behind the incident and gets close to Jeannie in the process.

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Sat 25 Apr // 20:00 /

Luna

Q&A with Dave McKean

Luna

15 / 106mins / Dave McKean / 2014 / UK

Grant and Christine visit a friend in his isolated and idyllic seaside house after losing their baby. Over a long weekend, secrets are revealed and the life of the dead child is lived out in a series of dreams. Luna is an extraordinary film that portrays the tangible and mundane alongside the fantastical and fleeting elements of life, combining live action with the unique animation and graphics of Dave McKean.

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Sun 26 Apr // 20:00 /

Galaxy Invader

B Movie Fan Club

Galaxy Invader

PG / 79mins / Don Dohler / 1985 / USA

Alien menace terrorizes trailer-trash rednecks. That sums it up. Bad acting abounds in this 1985 B-movie! All B-Movie tickets £5.

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Thu 30 Apr // 11:00 /

Leviathan

Leviathan

15 / 141mins / Andre Zvyagintsev / 2014 / Russia

Andre Zvyagintsev directs this critically-acclaimed Russian drama. Set in a small coastal town the film follows Nikolai, who together with his wife and son makes his living through his land and a small auto-repair shop. When his livelihood comes under threat from the town mayor, Nikolai recruits his old friend Dimitri, a respected lawyer, to help him fight back against the corrupt local government. A fascinating state of the nation portrait. Golden Globe Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Thu 30 Apr // 19:30 /

Trash’d New Wave Festival Pre-election Pop-up Special…

LIVE MUSIC and Q&A

Trash’d New Wave Festival Pre-election Pop-up Special…

Anticipate what promises to be an edge-of-the seat general election with Trash’d New Wave Festival’s Pre-Election Special. Multi award-winning British documentary filmmaker Marc Isaacs will show his film All White in Barking, which takes a wry, bitter-sweet look at attitudes to immigration, followed by a Q&A with the director.

"Isaacs has an astounding gift for getting people to open up to him and he uses film the way a skilled artist uses paint. The result is beautiful, heartbreaking and profoundly humane" – Times Online.

With support from punk troubadour Huffy and International Times publisher and former rocket scientist Mike Lesser. All a week before the general election. Brought to you in association with Trash Cannes Festival – informed irreverence since 2012.

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