At The Printworks

Hastings’ premier venue is proud to host London’s longest running short film screening club, which is to launch a monthly short film night.

The Exploding Cinema emerged from London’s underground art squat scene in 1991 as a non-profit, volunteer screening collective. They were also key organisers of the VOLCANO!!! Underground Film Festival (1996-2000) an annual event in which most of the London Underground film groups came together for two weeks to stage a London wide multi venue celebration of low/no budget underground film and video.

They now organise regular open access screening nights of short film, underground cinema, artists’ moving image and performance art. Over the last 28 years they have screened more than five thousand no-budget films/videos. Squats, pubs, clubs, cafes and church halls, disused factories, office blocks, a circus tent and the deep end of a squatted Lido are just some of the ‘venues’ they have staged one-off shows in. They have had screenings in America and Australia, as well as touring Europe and now they’re coming to Hastings to launch their latest venture.

The Last Thursday Film Club is a new monthly screening night featuring open access slots for local filmmakers, plus special guest stars from the international short film scene. 

Exploding Cinema’s Duncan Reekie made this appeal: “The collective is open to anyone wishing to join or to show a film. If you have a film you’d like to show on the 27th June or at another Last Thursday show don’t hesitate to get in touch”. 

• The Last Thursday Film Club will take place on Thursday 27th June 7.30pm,
at The Printworks, 14 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HA. Admission £5 on the door. [email protected]

• For more information

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