FRIDAY 26 April
Doors: 7.30pm Film: 8pm
While there has been plenty of focus on Spike Lee's evocation of racism in the 70's, in Blackkklansman, this refreshingly original film, which cover many of the same themes even more deftly and in a contemporary setting, has flown under the radar.
Convicted felon Collin is just trying to make it through his final three days of probation, but out one night he witnesses a white cop kill an unarmed black man. You might expect this to then become laboured and polemical, but this film completely wrong foots you. Scenes swerve from hilarity to high tension, but the suspense is in service to a conscientious goal. Blindspotting also weaves poetry into its characters’ everyday lives, with striking results and fans of the brilliant stage musical Hamilton will find much to admire here.
By equal turns tense and witty but with plenty of perceptive social commentary to go around, Blindspotting boasts an embarrassment of visual, narrative and poetic riches and it deserves and demands to be seen.
Your Village Cinema
Hurst Village Cinema is an award winning, volunteer run, not for profit community cinema, which was established in 2011.
The aim of the Village Cinema is to provide the residents of Hurstpierpoint and the surrounding area with access to a diverse range of the best films available from around the world, as well as independent US and British films classics and forgotten or overlooked gems. We also offer fantastic Live Broadcasts from National Theatre Live.
We are a member of Cinema for All, the umbrella organisation which has been representing the film society movement since 1946.
We are also members of the British Film Institute Neighbourhood Cinema and Film Hub South East.
All of these organisations share the aim to support and improve cinema provision to all communities.
Tickets can be bought at Mishon Mackay on Hurstpierpoint High Street, or online through the Buy Tickets page on this website.
No Membership Required
It is not necessary to be a member of the Village Cinema to come and see our films, we are open to all. But membership does have strong benefits for you and it helps to support us, so do consider joining.
It is only £10 to become a member and for that you get £2 off ticket prices for films and £4 off ticket Prices for Live Broadcasts. Membership is valid for 12 months from the date you join, so you can join at any time to enjoy a full year of cinematic and theatrical adventures.
Where Films are Screened
147 High Street
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