Thu 4 Feb // Thu 4 Feb // 11:00 /20:00 /
Under Milk Wood
15 / 87mins / Kevin Allen / 2014 / UK
Isn’t life a terrible thing? Thank God. Rhys Ifans and Charlotte Church star in Allen's adaptation of Dylan Thomas's brilliant and haunting radio play. Visceral and funny, we follow Captain Cat as he visits the dreams and innermost thoughts of the inhabitants of a fictional small Welsh fishing village, Llareggub ("Bugger all" backwards!).
Fri 5 Feb // Sat 6 Feb // 20:00 /
Diary of a Teenage Girl
18 / 102mins / Marielle Heller / 2014 / USA
Minnie Goetze is a San Francisco teenager growing up in the haze of the 1970s. Heller renders a hybrid of live-action and animation, offering a subtle, detailed window into the psyche of a bright, young woman brimming with wit and intelligence. This film is boldly unconventional and refreshingly honest, sharp and funny. “Entertaining, insightful and ferociously confident” – The Observer
Sun 7 Feb // 20:00 /
Hastings Triratna Buddhist Group will introduce the film
12 / 129mins / Martin Scorsese / 1997 / USA
In 1937 a monk roaming in Tibet proclaims that the two-year-old son of a rural family near the Chinese border is 'Kundun' - the reincarnation of the Buddha of Compassion, and next in line as Dalai Lama. However, after being invested on his 18th birthday, the Lama is forced to reject a claim by China on Tibet. When China invades, the Lama retreats to a monastery, but the Communists still pose a threat to both him and his country.
Thu 11 Feb // Thu 11 Feb // 11:00 /20:00 /
15 / 106mins / Nanni Moretti / 2015 / Italy, subtitles
An exploration of thought-provoking themes with Moretti's reliably skillful blend of comedy and pathos. Margherita is a director shooting a film with the famous American actor, Barry Huggins, who is quite a headache on set. Away from the shoot, Margherita tries to hold her life together, despite her mother's illness and her daughter's adolescence. “Warm, witty and seductive” – The Guardian.
Fri 12 Feb // Sat 13 Feb // 20:00 /
PG / 123mins / Robert Zemeckis / 2015 / USA
Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has ever, or will ever, walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. “Breathtaking!” – The Telegraph
Sun 14 Feb // 20:00 /
PG / 102mins / Michael Curtiz / 1942 / USA
An unmissable treat for Valentine’s Day! A masterful tale of sacrifice and romance in a chaotic world as two men vie for the same woman's love against the backdrop of wartime conflict. With a rich and smoky atmosphere, unforgettable characters and memorable dialogue, it is an undisputed masterpiece. Casablanca has only improved with age.
Thu 18 Feb // Thu 18 Feb // Fri 19 Feb // Sat 20 Feb // 11:00 /20:00 /
15 / 113mins / Justin Kurzel / 2015 / USA
Faithful to the source material without sacrificing its own cinematic flair, Kurzel's Macbeth rises on the strength of a mesmerizing performance by Michael Fassbender to join the upper echelon of big-screen Shakespeare adaptations. Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation.
Sun 21 Feb // 20:00 /
The Cinematologists Night with Dario Llinares
Unrated / 44mins plus Q&A / Mark Jenkin / 2015 / UK
A young man strives to fulfil his sense of responsibility: the provision of a home for him, his pregnant girlfriend and their unborn child within their own community. This is an aesthetic meditation on property, power and the future. Shot on a clockwork camera using 16mm black & white film, and hand processed through an instant coffee based developer, tonight we have the chance to both view this extraordinary film and meet the director. See full details of all the forthcoming The Cinematologists events.
Thu 25 Feb // Thu 25 Feb // Fri 26 Feb // Sat 27 Feb // 11:00 /20:00 /
15 / 112mins / Yorgos Lanthimos / 2015 / Ireland/UK/Greece/France/Netherlands/USA
A darkly funny love story set in a near future where finding love is a matter of life or death. According to the rules of The City, single people are arrested and then transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into the woods. A desperate man escapes from The Hotel to the woods where the loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules. "A genuine one-off, cool, smart and dizzyingly funny” - The Daily Telegraph
Sun 28 Feb // 16:00 /
Village of the Damned
B Movie Fan Club
12 / 74mins / Wolf Rilla / 1960 / USA
When the village of Midwich awakes from a strange enforced sleep, it heralds the arrival of blond-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity with frightening powers.
Sun 28 Feb // 20:00 /
Wondering Out of Time
Artist Short Film Programme
Unrated / 65mins plus Q&A / Various / 2015 / UK
A programme of artists’ films that speculate upon the origins and nature of existence, taking us from history to predication. Often pushing the boundaries of traditional filmmaking the artists use essay, documentary and fiction to explore how human activity and technology make sense of the past and impress on the world tomorrow.
Titles include: Sitting in Darkness, Graeme Arnfield / Limulus, Karen Kramer / Object Interviews (Part I and II), Patrick Hough / Tattered Gods, Abigail Sidebotham / Immortality, Home and Elsewhere, Sasha Litvintseva.
Tickets are available in advance online from this website, or on the door.
Doors and the bar open at 7.15pm, screenings start at 8pm.
Hire the Electric Palace for all kinds of events, including private film screenings, parties, meetings, gigs, festivals and rehearsals.
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