Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska
Cast includes: Letitia Wright, Tamara Lawrance, Leah Mondesir-Simmonds
Thursday 11am screenings only £7.50 and include a free cuppa.
113mins / 2022 / Poland/UK/USA

The Silent Twins is the astounding true story of twin sisters who only communicated with one another. As a result, they created a rich, fascinating world to escape the reality of their own lives.

Based on the lives of June and Jennifer Gibbons, real-life identical twins who grew up in Wales, part of the only Black family in a small town. The two became known as "the silent twins" because of their refusal to communicate with anyone other than each other. They developed their own language and became catatonic when separated.

The story takes place after a spree of vandalism inspired by an American boy they both idolize, when the girls, now teenagers, are sentenced to Broadmoor, an infamous psychiatric hospital where they face the choice to separate and survive or die together.

Signed books by June-Alison Gibbons

You may be interested to know that June Gibbons performed at the Electric Palace earlier this year alongside Current 93 in a live music show.

The Pepsi Cola Addict book coverPepsi Cola Addict bookSigned copies of June-Alison Gibbons's book The Pepsi-Cola Addict will be available for you to buy at each screening for £15 per copy including the signed bookplate. (RRP is £17.99 for standard unsigned copy.)

Thursday 11am screenings only £7.50 and include a free cuppa.

This film is F-Rated. The F-Rating is applied to all films which are directed by women and/or written by women. Find out more about F-Rating.

Cinema Cats exhibition

Red cat painted artworkPop along before the screening (doors open 30 mins before the film start time) to see our Cinema Cats art exhibition, on display as part of Coastal Currents 2023 during September 2023.

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