december, 2023

Everything you wanted to know about Stanley Kubrick...

ElectricPalace HastingsCompleted06dec7:30 pm10:00 pmEverything you wanted to know about Stanley Kubrick......but were afraid to ask! Peek inside the mindblowing genius of the renowned director, in this illustrated and lively talk from our resident cinephile Ben Newell.Event Type Film


ElectricPalace Hastings


(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Event Details

Let’s Talk Film: ‘Everything You Wanted to Know about…Stanley Kubrick’ is an opportunity to discuss and learn about the classic auteur, Stanley Kubrick. You will hear how Kubrick, the ultimate control freak director, researched and sweated over his films from our resident cinephile Ben Newell – Hastings’ answer to Mark Kermode!

“A great night of Let’s Talk Film with Ben Newell and stimulating audience discussion. All things Carravaggio chiaroscuro to blood red lipstick from the rich palette of Powell and Pressburger. Don’t miss next month’s films and more discussion.”

The evening will include include quizzes, group activities and discussion giving participants the opportunity to learn, talk about and share their love of film in our cosy cinema and bar. After the 2 hour session all participants will be invited to an informal ‘stay and chat’ session with our bar staying open until 10.30pm.

All film course tickets just £5.

Coming up in the new year: Derek Jarman, Agnes Varda, plus special guest speakers and experts.

“I really enjoyed the scene deep dive bits. I enjoy the practice of trying to read a scene – the mise en scene, blocking, colour etc.”

About Ben Newell

Ben Newell, pictured, smiling with cap onBen Newell (pictured), is an Art Historian and Teacher and has been a passionate cinephile since a child when his mother first introduced him
to the films of Hitchcock, Kubrick and the kitchen sink dramas of ’60s
British Cinema. Ben has worked as a film festival supervisor and film
programmer in a number of cinemas and festivals around the UK including the Edinburgh Film Festival, Glasgow School of Art and Lonsdale Cinema in Carlisle.

A resident of Hastings now for two years he relocated to the South coast to become a local primary school teacher where he shares his passion for film and culture with his pupils. He has been involved in the Electric Palace now for over a year as one of the
screening supervisors and shares his thirst for the filmic form. ‘Let’s Talk Film: Everything You Wanted to Know about…but were afraid to ask’ is a new social film night that Ben will host every month at The Electric Palace to create a regular space for film fans to meet up in Hastings and discuss all things film!