Hosted and curated by Luke Brawley, Doc Club is a new monthly documentary strand curated and presented by Luke Brawley, ex-Dogwoof Film Distributor and documentary film fanatic.

Join us for curated contemporary and timeless documentaries from around the world, offering a thought-provoking cinematic experience. Our concise yet impactful programme invites you to explore the artistry and impact of non-fiction storytelling.

Taking place monthly on Sunday evenings, see what's coming up in the first season of Doc Club:

A War torn scene of destruction20 Days in Mariupol

Sunday 14 April 2024

Directed by Mstyslav Chernov

This year's Oscar-winning Best Documentary charts the experiences of Associated Press journalists during the catastrophic siege in Mariupol, Ukraine.

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Apolonia, ApoloniaApolonia, Apolonia

Sunday 12 May 2024

Directed by Lea Glob

Doc Club presents this fascinating exploration of the modern female artist experience in this journey into art, motherhood and relationships.

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American Movie (comedy special)

Sunday 16 June

Directed by Chris Smith

Four Daughters

Sunday 14 July

Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania

  • Doors 7pm
  • Event starts 7.30pm

Booking links for later films coming soon!

About your host and curator, Luke Brawley

Luke BrawleyWith over a decade of experience within the film industry, Luke is a seasoned professional specialising in the documentary sector, driven by a passion for storytelling that transcends borders. Luke's expertise lies in releasing exceptional documentary titles on the world's most prestigious stages including the Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Sundance and many more.

Throughout Luke's career, he has cultivated relationships with numerous partners on a global scale, fostering an extensive network of contacts that spans festival programmers, producers, directors, and distributors, garnering a comprehensive understanding of the film industry as a whole.

Luke is now working with the Electric Palace to bring the unconventional, creative and sometimes inaccessible world of non-fiction to Hastings, giving viewers the chance to experience films historically difficult to seek out.

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