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Thu 3 Jul // Thu 3 Jul // Fri 4 Jul // Sat 5 Jul // 11:00 /20:00 /

DALLAS BUYERS’ CLUB

DALLAS BUYERS’ CLUB

18 / 116mins / Jean-Marc Vallée / 2013 / USA

Winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Matthew McConaughey). Real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof’s free-wheeling life was overturned when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. It’s 1985 and Ron, shunned by many of his friends, decides to track down alternative treatments.

The entrepreneurial Woodroof joins forces with an unlikely band of renegades and established a hugely successful “Buyers’ Club”. Their shared struggle for dignity and acceptance is a powerful story of the transformative power of resilience.

Sun 6 Jul // 20:00 /

LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN

LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN

U / 84mins / Max Ophüls / 1948 / USA

Set in Vienna in 1900, Joan Fontaine stars as
Lisa Berndl, who has been in love with a pianist
for many years. He is a womaniser with no
memory of his seduction of her. A letter arrives
to him from Lisa as he is in the process of  fleeing Vienna on the eve of fighting a duel. It begins, “By the time you read this letter, I may be dead.” A breathtaking and exquisitely orchestrated exploration of love and selfishness.

Thu 10 Jul // Thu 10 Jul // Fri 11 Jul // 11:00 /20:00 /

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

15 / 121mins / John Wells / 2014 / USA

Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts lead an exceptional cast in this darkly funny comedy-drama. After the disappearance of her poet husband Beverly, Violet Weston (Streep) summons her dispersed family back to her home in Oklahoma. Over the days that follow, family tensions come to the fore and long-buried secrets are finally revealed.

Sat 12 Jul // 20:00 /

Sing-a-long Purple Rain

Summer Music Season 2014

Sing-a-long Purple Rain

15 / 111mins / Albert Magnoli / 1984 / USA

Dress in your very best Prince gear or just wear
every purple item you own for a sing-a-long to a
great film soundtrack! A talented young singer,
The Kid, on the cusp of big things, hits it off with a female singer, but neither path will run smoothly.

The music is divine, from ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ to
‘When Doves Cry’ and a heart-stopping version of the title song, it will be hard not to join in....Prize for best fancy dress!

 

 

Summer Music Season is supported by Film Hub South East with National Lottery funds distributed by the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN).

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Sun 13 Jul // 20:00 /

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

15 / 121mins / John Wells / 2014 / USA

Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts lead an exceptional cast in this darkly funny comedy-drama. After the disappearance of her poet husband Beverly, Violet Weston (Streep) summons her dispersed family back to her home in Oklahoma. Over the days that follow, family tensions come to the fore and long-buried secrets are finally revealed.

Thu 17 Jul // Thu 17 Jul // Fri 18 Jul // 11:00 /20:00 /

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

15 / 100mins / Wes Anderson / 2013 / USA

Crammed with moments of utter delight. A comedy-drama that tells the story of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between WW1 and WW2 and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his most trusted protégé… An all-star cast including Ralph Fiennes, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and Tilda Swinton.

Sat 19 Jul // 20:00 /

DAVID QUANTICK INTRODUCES… STARDUST

Summer Music Season 2014

DAVID QUANTICK INTRODUCES… STARDUST

15 / 111mins / Michael Apted / 1974 / UK

A rare opportunity to see this 70s box office hit, starring David Essex, Keith Moon, Larry Hagman and Adam Faith. Stardust is the first of three evenings this Summer Music Season curated by music journalist and comedy writer, David Quantick.

“Show me a boy who never wanted to be a rock star and I’ll show you a liar” was the tagline of the film, which follows the rise and fall of the rock singer Jim Maclaine in the mid 60s, with ‘The Stray Cats’. “Stardust  is one of the great rock movies - the 60s dream gone sour, the excesses of rock, great music, a great pop star, and the best last two lines of any movie ever,” says Quantick.

 

 

Summer Music Season is supported by Film Hub South East with National Lottery funds distributed by the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN).

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Sun 20 Jul // 16:00 /

SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS

Hastings Pirate Day

SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS

U / 92mins / Claude Whatham / 1974 / UK

Inlcudes Q&A with an original cast member (pictured far left).

Arthur Ransome’s much-loved adventures of four children and their sailing boat Swallow. On holiday in the Lake District, 1929 the children are allowed to sail over to the nearby island and set up camp for a few days. They soon realise this has been the territory of two other girls who sail the Amazon, and the scene is set for serious rivalry. The film will be introduced by original cast member Sophie Neville (Titty Walker) with a fantastic Q&A opportunity at the end.

 With kind support from The High Street Traders.

Sun 20 Jul // 20:00 /

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

15 / 100mins / Wes Anderson / 2013 / USA

Crammed with moments of utter delight. A comedy-drama that tells the story of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between WW1 and WW2 and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his most trusted protégé… An all-star cast including Ralph Fiennes, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and Tilda Swinton.

Thu 24 Jul // Thu 24 Jul // 11:00 /20:00 /

THE BOOK THIEF

THE BOOK THIEF

12a / 128mins / Brian Percival / 2013 / USA

This Academy Award-nominated film tells the story of Liesel Meminger, an eccentric young girl adopted by a working class German couple as World War II looms. When Jewish refugee Max arrives at the family’s door they risk their own safety to shelter him. It marks the beginning of an unusual friendship between Max and Liesel, who shares her love of stories with him. However, with the crackdown on Jews intensifying, the world of words may not be enough to shelter Max and Liesel from the political reality that engulfs them.

Fri 25 Jul // 20:00 /

STORMY WEATHER… PLUS LIVE SWING DANCE DEMO

Summer Music Season 2014

STORMY WEATHER… PLUS LIVE SWING DANCE DEMO

Unrated / 78mins / Andrew L Stone / 1943 / USA

The relationship between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress provides a fabulous showcase of the great African-American entertainers of the early 1900s. The performers in the film could use up superlatives in no time: Bill Robinson, Fats Waller, Ada Brown, Cab Calloway, Lena Horne and the Nicholas Brothers! Jam-packed with more than 20 musical numbers - a must!

PLUS Vintage dance clips from late 1920-40s of jazz, tap, and lindy-hop with historic knowledge and a vintage dance demo from Gypsy John and Crazy Karen from Cinque Ports Lindy-Hoppers.

 

Summer Music Season is supported by Film Hub South East with National Lottery funds distributed by the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN).

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Sat 26 Jul // 20:00 /

THE ROCKET

THE ROCKET

12 / 96mins / Kim Mordaunt / 2014 / Australia/Thailand/Laos, subtitles

A 10 year old boy, Ahlo, is blamed for a string of disasters. When his family are forced to move, Ahlo meets the spirited orphan Kia and her uncle Purple: an ex-soldier with a purple suit, a rice-wine habit and a fetish for James Brown. In a plea to prove he is not cursed, Ahlo builds a giant explosive rocket to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival. With remarkable access to real rituals and festivities in the stunning mountains of Laos, this is a gripping yet heart-warming view into a world never seen on film before.

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Sun 27 Jul // 20:00 /

THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS

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THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS

PG / 77mins / Eugène Lourié / 1953 / USA

Once again those pesky scientists have awoken a beast using atomic bombs. When will they learn? Thawed from its Arctic entombment, the ferocious dinosaur heads for New York and swallows whole a bathysphere containing paleontologist Thurgood Elson. But with lines like “I feel like I’m leaving a world of untold tomorrows for a world of countless yesterdays,” he probably deserves to be swallowed up.

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Thu 31 Jul // 11:00 /

THE ZERO THEOREM

THE ZERO THEOREM

15 / 106mins / Terry Gilliam / 2013 / USA/UK

Set in a dystopian future, corporations have run riot and technology has fractured human relations. Qohen Leth, a dysfunctional computer programmer is assigned the task of solving a mathematical puzzle that will answer whether life has a meaning or not. On the verge of making a breakthrough, Leth is distracted by Bainsley, a beautiful virtual reality girl. Will Leth manage to solve the ‘Zero Theorem’?

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Thu 31 Jul // Thu 31 Jul // 20:00 /21:30 /

HIGH STREET PARTY - WE LOVE THIS TOWN

Visit the uproarious Palace at its best to experience Glenn Veness’s movie magic. Glenn has captured the colourful people and the events that have taken place over the last 30 years in the Old Town; pram races, bike races, tug of war and beach concerts, the folk of Hastings love a party!

The event is first come first served and not bookable - it's free entry, but donations welcome. Bar open all evening. The screenings will take place at 8pm and 9.30pm.

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INFORMATION

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.

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