Thu 2 Oct // Thu 2 Oct // Fri 3 Oct // Sat 4 Oct // 11:00 /20:00 /
15 / 100mins / John Michael McDonagh / 2014 / Ireland/UK
This darkly comic Irish thriller stars Brendan Gleeson as Father James, the clergyman of a rural Irish parish. During confession an unseen local informs James of his plan to kill him for the abuse he suffered as a boy at the hands of another Catholic priest. With only seven days to make his peace, James visits his community while trying to track down his potential killer.
“A terrific black comedy that touches greatness” - The Observer
Sun 5 Oct // 20:00 /
Blue - free screening (with bus tour)
Art in Romney Marsh
15 / 79mins / Derek Jarman / 1993 / UK
Derek Jarman lived and worked in Dungeness for many years. Join us to celebrate the life and work of this truly innovative and experimental artist/film maker.
Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music conveys a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both literally and allegorically, together with an exploration of the meanings associated with the colour blue.
3pm: A bus tour to Prospect Cottage, Dungeness (where Jarman lived) and on to St Clements Church, Old Romney (where Jarman is buried), will take place before the screening. To book the bus tour, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org NB, the bus tour is £5.
To book for the free screening after the tour, at 8pm, please email email@example.com to book with 'BLUE' in the subject line, and please include how many places you would like to reserve. We will respond to your email to confirm your booking request.
Thu 9 Oct // Thu 9 Oct // Fri 10 Oct // 11:00 /20:00 /
The Two Faces of January
12 / 96mins / Hossein Amini / 2014 / UK / USA / France - some subtitles
A satisfying thriller adapted from Patricia Highsmith's novel. In 1962, wealthy couple Chester and Colette MacFarland are in Athens, where they meet shady tour guide Rydal. Rydal fancies Colette and doesn't hesitate when the couple invite him to dinner. He realises Chester has a dark secret and Rydal decides to help them evade the authorities, but his feelings for Colette cause tension between him and Chester, making the situation even more dangerous. Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac star.
Sat 11 Oct // 20:00 /
Nairobi Half Life
Part of AfriKàBa festival
15 / 96mins / David 'Tosh' Gitonga / 2012 / Kenya / Germany - some subtitles
A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. To the chagrin of his brother and parents, He makes his way to Nairobi in this vital African retelling of the familiar tale of a lad's Dickensian struggle through a rough society. This dynamic crime drama is honest and vividly realistic.
Curated by Gwyneth Wint of ARTDEV, AfriKàBa showcases high calibre work from artists with African and Caribbean heritage. Offering enriching and unique experiences that everyone can enjoy. For more info: www.afrikababa.co.uk
Sun 12 Oct // 20:00 /
Finding Vivian Maier
PHOTOHASTINGS EVENT with talk, and short: From Robert's
12a / 83mins / 10mins / John Maloof and Charlie Siskel / Robin Christian / 2014 / USA / UK
A gripping and thought-provoking documentary uncovers the life and times of a mysterious nanny who secretly took 100,000 photographs, which were found after her death by one of the directors. In probing this elusive street photographer the filmmakers highlight a moral quandary about invasion of privacy in photography and beyond.
We'll also be screening a short film about 'Robert’s' legendary rummage shop in the Old Town, Hastings, alongside the main feature.
Thu 16 Oct // Thu 16 Oct // Fri 17 Oct // 11:00 /20:00 /
Of Horses and Men
15 / 81mins / Benedikt Erlingsson / 2014 / Iceland - subtitles
This critically acclaimed debut is a unique, darkly comedic tale of the lives of a remote Icelandic community and the deeply intertwined and highly emotive relationships with their horses.
“Extraordinary, quirky, adventurous and inventive” – Huffington Post
Sat 18 Oct // 20:00 /
Hastings Bonfire Night 2014 - CLOSED
Please note we are closed for Hastings Bonfire Night on Saturday 18 October 2014.
Sun 19 Oct // 20:00 /
All Quiet on the Western Front
WW1 Film Season
PG / 136mins / Lewis Milestone / 1930 / USA - some subtitles
The film follows a group of German schoolboys, talked into enlisting at the beginning of WW1 by their teacher. Told through the experiences of the young recruits it highlights the tragedy of war through the eyes of individuals. A landmark of American cinema, which fixed the popular image of what it was like in the trenches. It remains a great pacifist work.
Wed 22 Oct // 20:00 /
Brixton to Hastings
Unrated / 90mins / Various / 2014 / UK
A cutting-edge selection from the first STILL /MOVING DSLR Film Festival. Come and be inspired by new work - engaged with the convergence of digital photography, video and contemporary moving image. Animation, documentary, fiction and experimental film explore the freedoms opened up by the development of HD video-capable DSLR cameras.
Thu 23 Oct // Thu 23 Oct // Fri 24 Oct // Sat 25 Oct // 11:00 /20:00 /
15 / 90mins / John Turturro / 2014 / USA
In a scheme to make a quick buck, a New York bookstore owner (Woody Allen) convinces his flower-arranger friend (John Turturro) that a fortune could be made by becoming a professional gigolo to a number of beautiful and wealthy, yet lonely middle-aged women. A touching and sophisticated comedy featuring Sharon Stone, Vanessa Paradis and Liev Schreiber.
Sun 26 Oct // 20:00 /
Killers from Space
B Movie Fan Club
Unrated / 71mins / W. Lee Wilder / 1954 / USA
Atomic scientist/pilot Doug Martin is missing after his plane crashes on a reconnaissance mission following a nuclear test (yep, again). Miraculously appearing unhurt at the base later, he is given a truth drug, but authorities are skeptical of his story of being captured by aliens – but we know better…
Wed 29 Oct // 20:00 /
Black Huts Festival
Unrated / 72mins / Paul Duane / 2011 / Ireland
Documentary based on the life of John Healy. The son of Irish immigrants, he spent 15 violent, alcoholic years on the streets of London, until he went to prison and discovered chess. He won 10 major tournaments, forcing a draw from Soviet grandmaster Rapheal Vaganian. He wrote a masterpiece ‘The Grass Arena’, then disappeared. Barbaric Genius meets John about to make a comeback after nearly 20 years.
Thu 30 Oct // 11:00 /
PG / 104mins / Ritesh Batra / 2013 / India | France | Germany | USA - some subtitles
Saajan is a widowed Indian clerk, who mistakenly receives a lunchbox through Mumbai's daily delivery service. It was intended for the indifferent husband of lonely housewife Ila, so Saajan sends back a note to state the mistake and thank her. But his love for her food surprises Ila, and she decides to keep sending lunch for Saajan. They begin exchanging notes and soon reveal more to each other than they would to anyone else...
Thu 30 Oct // 19:00 /
The Summer Walkers / The Road of the Tinkers PLUS SHORTS
Black Huts Festival
Unrated / 53mins / 28mins / Timothy Neat & Hamish Henderson / 1976 / 1995 / Scotland / Scotland (Gaelic) - some subtitles
Timothy Neat presents his photographs of 1960s Spain, and Scotland's travelling people.
Plus: Here We'm Be Together (Rob Curry and Tim Plester) A field-recorded encounter with the more eccentric folk rituals of the Norfolk Broads, through the eyes of one homegrown fabulist.
Plus: Nicholas Johnson presents three shorts by R Marshall filmed in West Devon where much of his Collected Longer Poems, And Stood upon Red Earth All A Round, is set. They capture skittles, winter, and a farmer's view on nature.
Fri 31 Oct // 20:00 /
George and Thom’s Halloween Film Quiz night
A unique film quiz night, celebrating all things spooky for Halloween. There will be fun, a cash prize and plentiful bar. £4 per person, in teams of 4. Book your team online now as all previous quiz nights have sold out!
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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