june, 2024

Overlord - plus intro by Paul Sargent at the Electric Palace

39A High Street, TN34 3ER Hastings, United KingdomCompleted06jun10:00 am11:30 amOverlord - plus intro by Paul Sargent at the Electric Palace


39A High Street, TN34 3ER Hastings, United Kingdom

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(Thursday) 10:00 am - 11:30 am(GMT+00:00)

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This is not a war film. To mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day we are screening Stuart Cooper’s thought-provoking drama of a young man’s immersion in the preparations for war – his hopes, fears, relationships – which conveys a truly human picture of the impact of the conflict.

Featuring Brian Stirner as Tom the twenty-year-old conscript, with Nicholas Ball (Arthur), Davyd Harries (Jack) and Julie Neesam (Tom’s girl), the film follows Tom’s experiences from raw recruit to ‘battle-ready’ soldier.

Shot in black and white and incorporating extensive archive footage from the Imperial War Museums, the film seamlessly weaves together the fictional images with the original archive film.

Filmed by John Alcott (Stanley Kubrick’s cinematographer), who used 1930s camera lenses to recreate the period feel and lighting in keeping with the war photography, together with research based on diaries and letters of real service personnel, the film reconstructs the months leading up to the Normandy landings with stark realism.

Winner of the Silver Bear Special Jury Prize at the 1975 Berlin Film Festival, the film is shown here in its 2014 fully restored version.

Thursday morning screenings include a free cuppa with your ticket.

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