The Cinematologists monthly screenings with podcast recordings

Dario LlinaresFilm experts to hold regular events at the Electric Palace including debate from the Hastings audience.

The Cinematologists is a podcast that celebrates and interrogates films and film culture. Presented and produced by film academics Dr. Dario Llinares (pictured, left) and Dr. Neil Fox, each episode is based around a screening with a recorded introduction, followed by a post-viewing live audience Q&A.

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The Cinematologists screening and podcast recording dates at the Electric Palace:

The Trial (1962) - Sunday 10th January, 8pm
Perhaps the least well-known Orson Welles classic, The Trial is an adaptation of Franz Kafka’s dark novel about alienation, bureaucracy, and the fundamental question of free will. Starring Anthony Perkins, in a role every bit as compelling as his star turn in Psycho, The Trial features Welles’ trademark black and white cinematography which perfectly captures the terror of faceless institutional authority. The photo below shows the recording for The Trial podcast in action.

Cinematologists live podcast recording at the Electric Palace


Bronco's House (2015) - Sunday 21st February, 8pm
A young man strives to fulfil his sense of responsibility: the provision of a home for him, his pregnant girlfriend and their unborn child within their own community. Bronco’s House is an aesthetic meditation on property, power and the future. Shot on a clockwork camera, using 16mm black and white negative stock, and processed by hand through an instant coffee based developer, Bronco’s House is Mark Jenkin's first long-form exploration working within his self-penned manifesto SLDG13.

Quai-des-brumes.jpgLe Quai des Brumes (Port of Shadows, 1938) - Sunday 13th March, 8pm
Le Quai Des Brumes (pictured, right) is the masterpiece of French director Marcel Carné. Starring the enigmatic Jean Gabin it epitomises Carné’s poetic realism, often seen as influential to Hollywood film noir, evocating the intense beauty and tragedy of wartime Europe. Capturing the romantic fatalism of the protagonists the film is often defined as critique of the moral and social state of the French nation during World War II.

About The Cinematologists

Dario and Neil will show a wide range of films from the past and present, both well-known and obscure, analysing them in an in-depth yet accessible way. The podcast also features interviews with filmmakers, actors, critics and academics, who discuss specific projects or contribute to the podcast’s overarching debates around contemporary cinema culture.

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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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