September –
October 2016

Hastings
Bexhill
Battle
Normandy
Inspired by the 950th
anniversary of the
Battle of Hastings
Film

Stranger on the Shore

Michael Smith
Stranger on the Shore


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 – a site of eccentricity, transgression, colour and romance.

Stranger on the Shore is a cycle of video-poems exploring these liminal spaces, looking at the bohemian eccentricity of Hastings, the dockside desolation of the Thames Estuary, and the spooky enchantment of Whitby.

Michael Smith is a novelist and broadcaster (Culture Show) as well as a filmmaker. The Hastings film is a wonky love letter to the town he calls home. All three episodes of the film-cycle will be shown, with an introduction and Q&A with Michael.

Michael made these films with filmmaker Maxy Bianco. The soundtrack is by Andrew Weatherall and Nina Walsh.

The Hastings film will also be shown on a loop at Jerwood Gallery on 6th September, between 4-8pm FREE.

A trailer:

Stranger On The Shore trailer 2 from Maxy Neil Bianco on Vimeo.

 

DATE: 16 Sep 2016
TIME:

8pm

VENUE:
Electric Palace
39a High Street
Hastings
TN34 3ER
PRICE:
£7/£6 concessions
WEBSITE:
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BOOKING:

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