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Thu 5 Jan // Thu 5 Jan // Fri 6 Jan // 11:00 /20:00 /

Julieta

Julieta

15 / 99mins / Pedro Almódovar / 2016 / Spain

When recently widowed Julieta discovers that her 18-year-old daughter Antía has run away, she vows to put aside her grief for her late husband and do everything she can to find her daughter. The more she searches, however, the more Julieta realises she doesn’t know Antía very well at all.

“This tender melodrama is Almodóvar’s best film in a decade" – Mark Kermode, The Guardian

 

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Sat 7 Jan // 20:00 /

The Electric Blanket Club

Hastings' finest filmmakers have a party!

The Electric Blanket Club

Unrated / 80mins approx. plus interval / Various / 2017 /

Welcome in the New Year with an anti-party to lift the spirits in these dark times. Come and immerse in the reveries of your human fellows with films and live performances, featuring work by Glenn Veness, Nichola Bruce, Toby Tatum, Liz Finch, Rebecca E Marshall, Oliva Spleen, Riley+Elizey plus Mauricio Vincenzi and the SLIFF Celluloid Archive. Bar serving special seasonal drinks after the screenings. All tickets £5.

 

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Sun 8 Jan // 20:00 /

Julieta

Julieta

15 / 99mins / Pedro Almódovar / 2016 / Spain

When recently widowed Julieta discovers that her 18-year-old daughter Antía has run away, she vows to put aside her grief for her late husband and do everything she can to find her daughter. The more she searches, however, the more Julieta realises she doesn’t know Antía very well at all.

“This tender melodrama is Almodóvar’s best film in a decade" – Mark Kermode, The Guardian

 

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Thu 12 Jan // Thu 12 Jan // Fri 13 Jan // Sat 14 Jan // Sun 15 Jan // 11:00 /20:00 /

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake

15 / 100 mins / Ken Loach / 2016 / UK

Please note: the Thursday 8pm screening is completely SOLD OUT.

"Intensely moving"
"A moving experience that deserved its standing ovation"
"Immediate classic"
"Brilliant, unflinching and heartfelt"
"A masterpiece"

Quite simply, don't miss I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach's drama that touches the soul. It's one of 2016's most important films. That's why we've put it on all week. Tell everyone.

To mark the screenings, if you'd like to donate non-perishable food items or a cash donation to help feed local people in crisis, we will be collecting items at the cinema before the screenings and will deliver them to a local food bank on your behalf.

Thank you.

About the film: A hymn to human dignity confronted by inhumane officialdom. When doctors tell Newcastle joiner Daniel not to return to work after his heart attack, he applies for support, but encounters only impenetrable Kafkaesque bureaucracy. The script initially derives humour from Daniel’s spirited response to jobsworths and jargon, but turns steadily darker as the harsh realities take their toll. Frighteningly timely in its diagnosis of contemporary ills, this profoundly moving film is essential viewing.

See I, Daniel Blake as part of our new Thursday night special dinner and film offer: Enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine at Café Maroc, followed by a movie treat. 

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Please note, Thursday 8pm screening is now completely SOLD OUT. Friday, Saturday and Sunday will still have 20 tickets available on the door from 7.15pm each night, on a first come first served basis.

Wed 18 Jan // 19:30 /

First Heard Theatre - Toby Belch is Unwell

Live Theatre: reading with professional actors

First Heard Theatre - Toby Belch is Unwell

It's the most devastating moment in a young man’s life when he says to himself, "I shall never play The Dane!" It is at that moment that all ambition ceases to exist. Toby Belch reflects upon Twelfth Night, his role in the downfall of Malvolio and how being endlessly cast in the back story of Shakespeare's plays takes its toll.

'First Heard' is a monthly play reading event featuring new works by local playwrights, performed by professional actors. At the end of every play there is an honest Q&A with the writer and all moneys raised from ticket sales, go towards the actors’ time. All tickets £5. If you are a playwright or actor looking to get involved with First Heard, contact John on 07813 03 55 14.
 

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Thu 19 Jan // Thu 19 Jan // Fri 20 Jan // 11:00 /20:00 /

The Daughter

The Daughter

15 / 93mins / Simon Stone / 2016 / Australia

This contemporary adaptation of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck, stars Geoffrey Rush as a young man returning to his hometown to discover a dark family secret that could tear apart the lives of those he left behind. Simon Stone's debut feature brilliantly brings Ibsen's timeless classic to life in unexpected ways in this tension-riddled family drama.

This film is part of our new Thursday night special dinner and film offer: Enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine at Café Maroc, followed by a movie treat.  

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Sat 21 Jan // 20:00 /

TRASH CANNES FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS: ‘HIJRA - INDIA'S THIRD GENDER’ AND ‘BEING PENNY’

Q&A with filmmaker Michael Yorke

TRASH CANNES FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS:  ‘HIJRA - INDIA'S THIRD GENDER’ AND ‘BEING PENNY’

Unrated / 49mins/27mins plus talk / Michael Yorke / Keith Rodway / 1991 / 2016 / UK/UK

‘Hijra - India's Third Gender’ looks at eunuchs in India known as Hijra, castrated men who dress like women and consider themselves female. Their culture comes from the days when they were guards of the Rajah's palace and harem. The film contrasts the traditional lifestyles and attitudes of the rural hijras who are still regarded respectfully, and of the urban ones who have deteriorated into prostitutes flaunting themselves in an extrovert way. Followed by ‘Being Penny’, the continuing adventures of Penny Panagi.

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Sun 22 Jan // 20:00 /

My Scientology Movie

My Scientology Movie

15 / 99mins / John Dower / 2016 / USA

With a lifetime of experience dealing with eccentric and unexpected human behaviour, Louis Theroux won't take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church of Scientology headquarters is turned down. However, in a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that Louis is not the only one making a film... Suffused with humour and moments worthy of a Hollywood script, this documentary becomes as outlandish as it is revealing.

 

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Thu 26 Jan // Thu 26 Jan // 11:00 /20:00 /

Light Years

Light Years

Unrated / 90mins / Esther May Campbell / 2016 / UK

One hot summer’s day, Rose longs to see her ill mother but nobody will take her. Taking destiny into her own hands she sets off alone deep into England’s forgotten edge lands to reach her. Rose’s odyssey provokes her disconnected siblings and parents into a brief reunion on one sun-soaked countryside day. Campbell’s enticingly sensuous, heat-hazed drama demonstrates the meticulous command of composition that won her a short-film BAFTA in 2009.

This film is part of our new Thursday night special dinner and film offer: Enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine at Café Maroc, followed by a movie treat.  

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Fri 27 Jan // Sat 28 Jan // 19:30 /

Sonita

Q&A with Hastings Rhythmix Music Charity

Sonita

PG / 90mins / Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami / 2015 / Germany/Switzerland/Iran, Subtitles

Includes Q&A with Rhythmix Music Charity

Sonita is a feisty, spirited, young woman who dreams of being a famous rapper. But as an Afghan teen living in Tehran, her dreams are dangerous: the Iranian government doesn’t allow girls to sing, and at home, she is expected to become a teenage bride. With the help of filmmaker Ghaemmaghami, Sonita is offered a chance to turn a dream into a reality but a perilous journey lies ahead.

 “Afghan female rapper goes on unpredictable journey in triumphant documentary” – 5 stars, The Guardian

“An intimate portrait of creativity and womanhood.” – Sundance Film Festival.

 

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Sun 29 Jan // 20:00 /

QUATERMASS AND THE PIT

B Movie Fan Club

QUATERMASS AND THE PIT

12 / 97mins / Roy Ward Baker / 1967 / USA

When workman uncover a series of skulls in a pit work is stopped, but what lies below, is even more unearthly.

All B Movie tickets £5.

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