Celebrate the bohemian eccentricity of Hastings
Stranger On The Shore features Andrew Weatherall soundtrack, plus Q&A with director Michael Smith. Friday 16 September 2016, 8pm.
It's different by the sea. A bit strange even. Just as the coast lies at the ends of England geographically, it's also at the edges of our society and the margins of our culture, which has always made it a site of eccentricity, transgression, colour and romance.
Stranger on the Shore is a cycle of video-poems exploring these liminal spaces, looking at three areas - the bohemian eccentricity of Hastings, the dockside desolation of the Thames Estuary, and the spooky enchantment of Whitby.
Michael Smith, one of the directors of the films screening as part of the Stranger on the Shore evening, is a novelist (Faber&Faber) and broadcaster (The Culture Show) as well as a filmmaker. The Hastings film is a wonky love letter to the town he calls home. Maxy Bianco, co-director, has just been nominated for the prestigious New Filmmakers Los Angeles awards and is currently directing a film about poachers for Channel 4.
Andrew Weatherall (Primal Scream's Screamadelica) and Nina Walsh created the soundtrack for the films.
Have a sneaky peek at the Stranger on the Shore films:
Book now! Stranger on the Shore, Friday 16 September, 8pm
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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