Fri Oct 5th – Betty: They Say I’m Different –
The story of Funk Queen, Betty Davis
– Film Screening + Q&A, 8pm
Betty changed the landscape for female artists in America. She “was the first…” as former husband Miles Davis said. “Madonna before Madonna, Prince before Prince ”.
An aspiring songwriter from a small steel town, Betty arrived on the 70s scene to break boundaries for women with her daring personality, iconic fashion and outrageous funk music. She befriended Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, wrote songs for the Chambers Brothers and the Commodores, and married Miles – startlingly turning him from jazz to funk.
Without Betty there would not be “Bitches Brew”. She then, despite being banned and boycotted, went on to become the first black woman to perform, write and manage herself. Betty was a feminist pioneer, inspiring and intimidating in a manner like no woman before. Then suddenly – she vanished.
Doors open 7pm Screening 8pm
Sat Oct 6th – Black Panther (PG), 12 Noon
| Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
T’Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country’s past. Special screening for the young and the young at heart.
Sat Oct 6th – STASH a HKB FiNN film + performance 7:30pm
| Crime Drama | HKBFiNN performance | Q&A
HKB FiNN is a pioneering spoken word artist whose work explores universal themes of despair, joy, hope and re-affirmation of our shared humanity.
As a musician and composer, his sound encompasses Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues and Reggae. Collaborations have included: Nitin Sahwney, Nojazz, Robert Mitchell, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Tunde Jegede Ensemble, The Royal Opera House, Orphy Robinson, Electro & Ntoumos.
You saw him perform previously to a full house at Stables Theatre, you also saw him perform with his band for his Spoken Word Opera at Hastings Museum and in previous years you’ve seen his live performance rock Electric Palace Cinema. He’s here once again in Hastings bringing insight, inspiration, an exciting live performance and his latest feature film ‘STASH’.
Tickets: Buy your movie tickets online from Electric Palace Cinema or on the door .
Electric Palace Cinema 39a High Street, Hastings TN34 3ER, UK.