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Electric Palace screens Lomax the Songhunter

Screening: Wednesday January 13th, 8 pm.

The Electric Palace is an independent digital cinema in the heart of Hastings Old Town. This specially developed cinema aims to bring to Hastings a wide choice of films and film related events, with regular screenings of Contemporary, Classic and World Cinema.

Electric Palace
39a High Street
East Sussex
TN34 3ER

01424 720393

This is a poignant documentary exploring the music and career of important American folklorist/musicologist Alan Lomax who spent a large portion of his life travelling around the world recording ordinary people putting their hearts and souls into the most beautiful of folk songs. The film focuses on Kappers' tour of European sites  including remote Scottish islands and secluded Spanish villages where, decades earlier, Lomax recorded locals performing their indigenous music. He encounters a surprisingly large number of oldsters who, recalling young Lomax's visits, offer repeat performances that are a joy to hear.