Sun 1 Feb // 20:00 /
WW1 Film Season
U / 75mins / Anthony Asquith and Geoffrey Barkas / 1931 / UK
Based on Ernest Raymond’s popular novel, the film tells the story of two upper-middle class boys, from their friendship at public school to joining the army, despatch to Gallipoli and their subsequent disillusionment. The battle scenes were regarded as historically accurate and became an inspiration for Saving Private Ryan.
Thu 5 Feb // Thu 5 Feb // 11:00 /20:00 /
20,000 Days on Earth
Part of Alternative Music Film Week 2015
15 / 97mins / Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard / 2014 / UK
Kicking off our Alternative Music Film Week, writer and musician Nick Cave marks his 20,000th day on planet Earth. Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of this international cultural icon. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit. Fundraiser for Hastings Pier.
Fri 6 Feb // 20:00 /
UK PREMIERE! Strictly Sacred: The Story of Girl Trouble, PLUS animations from Sian Pattenden
Part of Alternative Music Film Week 2015
Unrated / 95mins / Issac Olsen / 2014 / USA
Family, cult, gang, garage band; that's Girl Trouble. Strictly Sacred is the intensely per-sonal account of the legendary group's 30 years in the Northwest US music scene. Hailing from the depressed city of Tacoma, the band developed a unique brand of infectious garage dance music. Alas, they have eluded fame since 1984 and solemnly vow never to quit until the day one of them dies. PLUS, a selection of rock ‘n’ roll animations from music journalist and illustrator Sian Pattenden.
Sat 7 Feb // 20:00 /
The 78 Project
Part of Alternative Music Film Week 2015
15 / 95mins / Alex Steyermark / 2014 / USA
The 78 Project is on a journey across America to make one-of-a-kind 78rpm records with musicians in their hometowns using a 1930s Presto direct-to-disc recorder. With one microphone and one blank disc. In one 3-minute take. From California to Mississippi, folk singers, punk rockers, Gospel and Cajun singers describe what it is to be American today, sharing their lives and histories through intimate performances of classic American songs.
Includes The Reverend John Wilkins, John C Reilly, Victoria Williams, Chris Coleman, Percy Wiggins, and many more. www.the78project.com
Sun 8 Feb // 19:30 /
LIVE GIG: Neil Halstead, Danny George Wilson, & Peter Bruntnell
Acoustic and in conversation
Join us for a very special and rare opportunity to see these three stalwarts of the alt-country music scene play a selection of songs and chat about their lives within the music industry. They may even take requests! Danny George Wilson from Danny and the Champions of the World/Grand Drive, Neil Halstead of Slowdive/Mojave 3, and singer-songwriter Peter Bruntnell perform.
Thu 12 Feb // Thu 12 Feb // Fri 13 Feb // 11:00 /20:00 /
Two Days One Night
15 / 95mins / Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne / 2014 /
When Sandra (Marion Cotillard) returns to work after a leave of absence she is horrified to discover that her colleagues have opted to take a bonus at the expense of her job. As she tries to process the information she has just two days and one night to convince them they have made a mistake. This was in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Sat 14 Feb // 20:00 /
U / 102mins / Michael Curtiz / 1942 / USA
A masterful tale of two men vying for the same woman's love. The story of political and romantic espionage is set against the backdrop of the wartime conflict. With rich and smoky atmosphere, Max Steiner's superb musical score, unforgettable characters and memorable lines of dialogue, it is one of the most magical and flawless films of all time - focused on the themes of lost love, honour and duty, self-sacrifice and romance within a chaotic world.
Sun 15 Feb // 20:00 /
Walking Under Water
Includes Q&A with producer
A magical glimpse at the disappearing world of the Borneo sea nomads who live above and below the waves. For generations, the Badjao tribe has lived in perfect harmony with the sea – oceanic nomads existing as fishermen and free divers. Now only a few Badjao, like Alexan, remain. He is a compressor diver who remembers the old ways and hopes to pass his knowledge onto his nephew Sari. A mythological tale of wonder and water with breathtaking cinematography.
Thu 19 Feb // 11:00 /
Silver Screen special with Q&A, introduced by film historians
15 / 122mins / John Schlesinger / 1965 / UK
Diana Scott (Julie Christie) is an ambitious model. Using her sexuality, she manipulates powerful men, but becomes a prisoner of a jet-setting lifestyle. Dirk Bogarde co-stars as Diana's long-suffering boyfriend. The film won Oscars for Best Original Story, Screenplay and Costume. Screened as part of the nationwide ‘Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s’ project, based at University College, London. Intro by film historians Dr. Melvyn Stokes and Dr. Emma Pett, you are invited to an informal discussion about your memories of film-going in the sixties afterwards.
Thu 19 Feb // 20:00 /
A Touch of Sin
Chinese New Year
15 / 133mins / Zhangke Jia / 2013 / China, Subtitles
Four people, four different provinces. A reflection on contemporary China: An angry miner revolts against the corruption of his village leaders / A migrant worker at home for the New Year discovers the infinite possibilities a firearm can offer / A pretty receptionist at a sauna is pushed to the limit when a rich client assaults her / A young factory worker goes from job to job trying to improve his lot in life.
Fri 20 Feb // Sat 21 Feb // 20:00 /
Maps to the Stars
18 / 111mins / David Cronenberg / 2014 / USA
Part of a grand acting dynasty, aging Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore) is neurotic about her fading looks and desperate to be cast in a remake of one of her mother's films. Mysteriously scarred newcomer Agatha (Mia Wasikowska) befriends actor/limo driver Jerome Fontana (Pattinson) and wangles a job as Havana's PA. Dr. Weiss (John Cusack), Havana's manipulative self-help guru, has a 13-year-old monstrously bratty child star, fresh from rehab. A searing satire that takes us on a tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Sun 22 Feb // 20:00 /
King Kong Escapes
B Movie Fan Club
PG / 96mins / Inoshiro Honda / 1967 / USA/Japan, Subtitles
When the robot MechaKong is unable to complete his dangerous mining task, King Kong is kidnapped by the evil Doctor Who and Madame Piranhaand. Inevitably, the real Kong and the mechanic Kong meet in an epic battle that threatens to level Japan… again.
Thu 26 Feb // Thu 26 Feb // 11:00 /20:00 /
12 / 82mins / Pawel Pawlikowski / 2014 / Poland, Subtitles
Set in a convent in the 1960s. When Anna, an orphan who was brought up by the nuns of the convent, decides she wants to take her vows, she is told that first she must visit her only living relative, Wanda. As Wanda reveals to Anna that her real name is Ida Lebenstein and that she is actually Jewish, Anna starts to rethink her whole life. As the two go on a journey to find out more about their ancestors they reveal certain facts that were best left hidden.
Fri 27 Feb // Sat 28 Feb // 20:00 /
15 / 102mins / Elaine Constantine / 2014 / UK
Starring Steve Coogan and Antonia Thomas, this is the story of Northern Soul in the 1970s, a culture which changed a generation. No longer satisfied with small town life and a factory production line, two young boys dream of going to America to discover rare records which will help them become the best DJs on the scene. This journey tests their friendship to the limit.
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Doors and the bar open at 7.15pm, screenings start at 8pm.
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