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Sat 1 Aug // 20:00 /

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

PG / 122mins / John Madden / 2015 / UK

Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, as Madge juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. And newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith) knows everyone's secrets.  

Sun 2 Aug // 20:00 /

Paths of Glory

WW1 Film Season

Paths of Glory

PG / 88mins / Stanley Kubrick / / USA

Part of World War One Film Season.

Technically brilliant and emotionally overwhelming, this film is a visual masterpiece from the last days of monochrome. The redemptive beauty of the final scene shows an emotional side to the director at odds with his reputation as a cold, unfeeling perfectionist. It rightly stands as among the best war films ever made. Starring Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meekers and Adolphe Menjou.

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Thu 6 Aug // 11:00 /

Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler

15 / 117mins / Dan Gilroy / 2014 / USA

Down on his luck Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) stumbles upon the underground world of Los Angeles freelance crime journalism, a quick way to make cash. As his new business flourishes his desire for success leads him to make questionable moral decisions in order to always be the first of the scene. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

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Thu 6 Aug // 20:00 /

I Love This Town - August 2015

Free Entry

I Love This Town - August 2015

Unrated / 45mins / Glenn Veness / 2015 / Hastings!

Welcome to a new enchanting night from Glenn Veness. Glenn (pictured) has captured the colourful people and events that have taken place over the past 30 years in the Old Town; pram races, bike races, tug of war and beach concerts, the folk of Hastings love a party! Bar open all evening. Plus Q&A with Glenn himself. FREE ENTRY - first come first served.

Fri 7 Aug // 20:00 /

Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler

15 / 117mins / Dan Gilroy / 2014 / USA

Down on his luck Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) stumbles upon the underground world of Los Angeles freelance crime journalism, a quick way to make cash. As his new business flourishes his desire for success leads him to make questionable moral decisions in order to always be the first of the scene. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

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Sat 8 Aug // 20:00 /

CINEMA CLOSED

Sun 9 Aug // 20:00 /

The Duke of Burgundy

The Duke of Burgundy

18 / 104mins / Peter Strickland / 2014 / UK

Every day Evelyn cycles to Cynthia’s mansion to work as a lowly maid and every day the cruel, vindictive Cynthia inflicts countless humiliations upon her. But as the days go by and the pair begin to reveal themselves, it soon becomes clear that the humiliation may not all be of Cynthia s design... Startling, stylish and heady with atmosphere, this is a dazzling exploration of romance, relationships and desire.

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Thu 13 Aug // Thu 13 Aug // 11:00 /20:00 /

The First Film

Includes Q&A with director

PG / 106mins / David Nicholas Wilkinson / 2015 / UK

In 1888 Louis Le Prince produced the world's first films in Leeds, England. In 1890, he stepped onto the Dijon to Paris train and was never seen again. Later, Thomas Edison and the Lumiere Brothers claimed to be the first film pioneers. Le Prince’s pioneering work was forgotten - but for one lone voice, who worked with him. This documentary proves Le Prince made the world's first moving image film in Leeds, England. Some of this film was shot here in The Electric Palace Cinema!

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Fri 14 Aug // 20:00 /

No Manifesto: A Film About The Manic Street Preachers

Summer Music Season 2015

No Manifesto: A Film About The Manic Street Preachers

Exempt / 96mins / Elizabeth Marcus / 2015 / UK

Part of Summer Music Season 2015.

In 1991, Manic Street Preachers came on to the music scene proclaiming ambitions to make one album and then split up. Multiple hit records, 25 years and one missing member later, they’re still here. Combining the band’s personal footage with rare archive material and fan interviews, No Manifesto gives a comprehensive look at a most unusual and rightly revered band.

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Sat 15 Aug // Sun 16 Aug // 20:00 /

Birdman

Birdman

15 / 119mins / Alejandro González Iñárritu / 2014 / USA

Michael Keaton stars in this black comedy. Struggling actor Riggan Thomson (Keaton) is still remembered for his portrayal of superhero Birdman from his early career. Fed up with only being recognised for one thing, Riggan stages a comeback. He aims to win back some of his credibility through a performance on Broadway, but his biggest problem has always been his ego... Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Director and Best Picture.

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Thu 20 Aug // Thu 20 Aug // 11:00 /20:00 /

Force Majeure

Force Majeure

15 / 119mins / Ruben Östlund / 2014 / Sweden, subtitles

This wickedly funny psychodrama tells the story of a model family - handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two beautiful children - on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. During a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that shakes his marriage to its core and leaves him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch. Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Fri 21 Aug // Sat 22 Aug // 20:00 /

Wild Tales

Wild Tales

18 / 122mins / Damián Szifron / 2014 / Argentina / Spain, subtitles

A darkly delightful compendium of stories produced by Pedro Almodóvar; A model on a plane discovers a strange coincidence with other passengers; a waitress serves up just desserts to a cantankerous customer; an obnoxious driver triggers a series of road-rage incidents; a parking warden tows the car of a demolition expert one too many times; a wealthy businessman tries to cover up his spoilt son’s misdemeanors; and a bride takes revenge on her philandering groom. Deliciously humorous!

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Sun 23 Aug // 20:00 /

Sussex Piers – a talk by Nick Prince

Sussex Piers – a talk by Nick Prince

Sussex is the birthplace of the pleasure pier. It has had and lost more than anywhere else. Of the 18 proposed piers in Sussex, 14 were completed. This fascinating talk looks at all 18, including one that lasted just five days and a pier on wheels. There will be an in depth history of the pleasure piers of Hastings & St Leonards and Bexhill.

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Thu 27 Aug // Thu 27 Aug // 11:00 /20:00 /

While We're Young

While We're Young

15 / 97mins / Noah Baumbach / 2015 / USA

Josh and Cornelia are a middle-aged couple in a bit of a rut. Their lives are upturned by the arrival of a disarming young couple. Startled by how energetic and enthusiastic Jamie and Darby are, Josh and Cornelia begin missing their own youth, and try to get back into the mindset of a couple in their early 20s, with predictably embarrassing results. Featuring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried.

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Fri 28 Aug // 20:00 /

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Summer Music Season 2015

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

15 / 132mins / Brett Morgen / 2015 / USA

Part of Summer Music Season 2015.

An expert blend of Kurt Cobain's archive of art, music, and home movies with animation and revelatory interviews with his family and confidants. Following Kurt from his earliest years through the height of his fame, a visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist at odds with his surroundings emerges.

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Sat 29 Aug // 20:00 /

Departures

Hastings Triratna Buddhist Group will introduce the film

Departures

12 / 130mins / Yojiro Takita / 2009 / Japan, subtitles

Daigo Kobayashi, a devoted cellist, finds himself without a job. He moves back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work. He answers an ad entitled "Departures" thinking it is for a travel agency only to discover that its for a funeral professional who prepares bodies for entry into the next life. While his wife despises the job, Daigo takes pride in his work and begins to perfect the art of "Nokanshi," acting as a gentle gatekeeper between the departed and the family of the departed. The film follows his profound and sometimes comical journey as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living.

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Sun 30 Aug // 20:00 /

The Phantom Planet

B Movie Fan Club

The Phantom Planet

Unrated / 82mins / William Marshall / 1961 / USA

The mysterious appearance of an unknown planet, "Rheton", brings miniature people, giant monsters, beautiful women and undaunted heroes and the Earth sends an astronaut team to investigate. Some great special effects, not, as well as a suitably rubbish monster.

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