Film 2017

Afrikaba in collaboration with Electric Palace Cinema supported by Film Hub South East, part of the BFI Film Audience Network, presents:

8pm Sun 1 Oct 2017

h 33 mins | History, Documentary | Released February 2017 (USA)  |  FRANCE/USA

 Documentary - I am not your negro - Sun 1st Oct 2017 - Electric Palace CinemaNarrated by Samuel L. Jackson. This documentary uses archive footage of the late author James Baldwin and many of his contemporaries such as Harry Belafonte, Charlton Heston, Doris Day, Bob Dylan and others to tell the story of race in America.

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. Now master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, captivating up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and rich archival material.


14 – 15 July 2017

2h 7min | Biography, Drama, History

Hidden FiguresThe story about the brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.



22 – 24 June

2h 3min | Biography, Drama, Romance | 2016 (USA)

Loving (PG 13), 15th, 16th & 17th June 2017, Electric Palace Cinema, HastingsThe true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, who challenged the anti-miscegenation laws in Virginia and fought a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.


30 – 31 March 2017

| Drama | 2016 (USA)

Moonlight March 30th & 31st, Hastings Electric Palace CinemaThe tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.


7 – 8 July

2h 4min | Biography, Drama, Sport

QueenofKatweThe true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess