Special PHOTOHASTINGS events including Martin Parr Q&A

Three films at the Electric Palace, plus short film about Robert's, a shop in Hastings Old Town.

Finding Vivian Maier

Sunday 12 October, 8pm

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PLUS Screening with From Robert’s, by Robin Christian

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.

roberts.JPGWe'll also be screening a short film about 'Robert’s' legendary rummage shop (see right) in the Old Town, Hastings, alongside the main feature. The short film coincides with the exhibition Postcards from Robert’s, curated by Prof Angus Carlyle, Director of CriSAP, UAL Centre for Research into Sonic Arts Practice, London College of Communication, who will host a talk after the film.

Brixton to Hastings

Wednesday 22 October, 8pm 

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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.

Turkey and Tinsel - PLUS Q&A with Martin Parr

Thursday 11 December, 8pm

Also screening with short film From Roberts (see info above).

turkeyandtinsel.JPGA wickedly funny documentary about a group of Black Country pensioners on a five-day pre-Christmas coach trip from Walsall to Weston-super-Mare. Martin Parr gives us a characteristically quirky portrayal of ‘Britishness’ and a heart-warming insight into aging camaraderie and a refusal to give up.

All events hosted by PHOTOHASTINGS/UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre partnership for PHOTOHASTINGS, 2014 and the archive-mania season at PARcSPACE.



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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.

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