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Grab yourself a rare film poster to support the cinema

Loving Vincent poster

Welcome to our weekly round up of lockdown film recommendations from staff, volunteers and friends of the Electric Palace. We hope to be able to reopen our doors soon, but for the timebeing we think you'll enjoy these choices from the comfort of your sofa.

BAG YOURSELF SOME RARE CINEMA MEMORABILIA
- FOR ONE WEEK ONLY!


Perfect for home decoration while on lockdown - grab special film posters to spruce up your walls! Launching this Sunday 10 May at midday until midday on Sunday 17 May, film fan Alan is hosting an eBay sale of his personal cinema memorabilia, all in aid of the Electric Palace. To see what's on offer (including the Loving Vincent poster, pictured above), from this Sunday at midday visit his eBay seller ‘larchesladalan’ and see if you can snap up a bargain and support the cinema while you’re at it!

THREE DAYS LEFT! TAKE A VIRTUAL WORLD TOUR VIA FILM

Electric Palace, with Feminista Films, has curated an online virtual film festival that transports you to stunning locations around the world at a time when we aren't able to satisfy our wanderlust. Your ticket purchase or donation proceeds will go directly to the cinema. Thank you in advance for any support you can give us during this tricky time.
ENJOY GREAT FILMS AND SUPPORT THE CINEMA
Glenys Jacques
MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS - Glenys

Who are the friendly folk who welcome you as you head up the stairs to the cinema? Our Meet the Volunteers series introduces you to our fantastic volunteers.

This week meet Glenys Jacques, who has been a volunteer at the cinema for the past 18 years!

"Seeing Nostalgia for the Light was astounding... It was visual poetry. I wanted to see it again immediately." Meet Glenys >>
Land Girls on the Downs

WAR & PEACE: SOUTH EAST ORIGINAL VE CELEBRATIONS ON SCREEN

See in vivid colour a new film collection from Screen Archive South East, commemorating Britain’s wartime Home Front. In 'War & Peace' experience the exhilaration and exuberance of the VE celebrations that took place across the South East that May in 1945, 75 years ago today. Captured on camera are
Land Girls ploughing up the Downs with their tractors, plus food, glorious food (despite the rationing) stacked high on tables in Brighton, and Manston in Kent.

See the 'War & Peace' VE Day collection >>
American Beauty
ENJOY OUR FUN 'GUESS THE FILM' QUIZ

Our fabulous cinema volunteers have been cheering us all up with some lockdown film silliness. We have been having a chuckle on our WhatsApp group, passing the lockdown time creating homemade film scenes to 'guess the movie.' Can you guess them all? Enjoy! 

Take our Guess the film quiz >>
Image from Goddess film
ELECTRIC PALACE PICKS FROM YOUTUBE

A dozen classic black and white Chinese films from the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s are now available for free on YouTube — with English subtitles. The movies represent some of the key highlights from China’s first “Golden Period” of cinema and are a Sino cinephile’s dream come true.

Watch a selection of Chinese films »
Queer East Film Festival
ELECTRIC PALACE PICKS FROM VIMEO
 
QUEEREAST: HOMESEXUAL VIRTUAL FILM FESTIVAL

From award-winning documentaries to short films made by emerging filmmakers, Queer East launches virtual edition 'QE: HomeSexual' to celebrate rarely seen LGBTQ+ cinema from East and Southeast Asia on screen, at home. All proceeds  support London's independent cinemas - watch now!

Watch the virtual film festival »
The Last Thursday Film Club
THE LAST THURSDAY FILM CLUB PICKS...

Another intriguing and fascinating regular pick by The Last Thursday Film Club. Dr Reekie from the club suggests:

"Strange how everything has become more detailed lately. Now that time and events are folding into a blur, I’m beginning to notice things that have always been there but never seemed important. Are the birds more songful? Was there always a crack in that chest of drawers? What is that small blue plastic cylinder with a chrome screw in it? And where did it come from?

If there was a film that could answer these questions it might be Red Luck (2014) by Mike Olenick."

Watch Red Luck >>
Recommendations from local businesses
Spider's Web
THE SPIDER'S WEB

Lee from Printed Matter bookshop in Hastings recommends:

"The Spider's Web is a great documentary based on two books by Nicholas Shaxson that I have in store, Treasure Islands, and The Finance Curse. The documentary focuses on how the British empire retreated physically and looked at another way of global dominance; with finance. With the clever use of tax havens, our financial capital can control vast amounts of wealth and be the clearing house for many individuals, companies and country to help with tax avoidance. The film highlights that any country that relies solely on finance is cursed."

Watch The Spider's Web on YouTube >>
Wilco film poster
I AM TRYING TO BREAK YOUR HEART

We asked the fine folk from Music's Not Dead record shop in Bexhill for their recommendations of music films you can see online for free during lockdown. This week we share shop owner Del's choice:

"'I Am Trying To Break Your Heart' about the band Wilco is free for the next week on Vimeo. It's just the usual story of Band makes album, Band nearly breaks up, Record company hates it, Record company drops band...Record finally comes out and is the most successful of their career... wonderful stuff!"

Watch I Am Trying To Break Your Heart >>
Upcoming films to book in the future:

Take a look at our listings to plan ahead for when we can host screenings again. Most of our current season's screenings are postponed rather than cancelled. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Download our listings brochure to peruse at your leisure.
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