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Dying Matters: Film Festival

You are invited to our FREE Dying Matters: Film Festival. We have three film screenings taking place throughout Dying Matters Week (13th - 19th May), throughout Hastings and Rother. 

Tuesday 14th May, 7pm: Manchester by the Sea (15)

Location: The Bell, Ticehurst

Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler
The film will be followed by an informal Q&A, hosted by the Hospice, to give you the opportunity to discuss the film and to highlight the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement.

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About the award winning film: Manchester by the Sea
Director and writer: Kenneth Lonergan
After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked that Joe has made him sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick. Taking leave of his job as a janitor in Boston, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea, the fishing village where his working-class family has lived for generations. There, he is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife, Randi (Michelle Williams), and the community where he was born and raised.


Sunday 19th May, 4pm: Big Hero 6

Location: Rye Kino, Lion Street, Rye, TN31 7LB

Starring: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit and Jamie Chung
After the film, we will hand out thinking cards for you to take home, this will enable you to reflect on the film and the issues surrounding coping with grief and sadness.

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About Big Hero 6
When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called "Big Hero 6.


Sunday 19th May, 7pm: What We Did On Our Holiday

Location: Rye Kino, Lion Street, Rye, TN31 7LB

Starring: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant and Billy Connolly

The film will be followed by an informal Q&A, hosted by the Hospice, to give you the opportunity to discuss the film and to highlight the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement. 

Book your free tickets now

About the award winning film: What We Did On Our Holiday
Director and writer: Kenneth Lonergan
Doug and Abi take their kids on a family holiday. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability... Find out how the rest of the family cope and see if the holiday will ever end.


During Dying Matters Week, the Hospice has also been invited to join the following events:

Wednesday 15th May, 7pm: Bavard Bar
Kino Teatr, St Leonards on Sea
Tickets £7
To include a talk by Rebecca Tiberini, Director of Wellbeing, St Michael’s Hospice

Saturday 18th May, 8pm: Dead Good
Electric Palace, Hastings Old Town. 
Tickets £7/8, available from: www.electricpalacecinema.com
Introduced by the Coffin Club. St Michael’s Hospice have been invited to host an informal Q&A after the film. 


About Dying Matters Awareness Week

Dying Matters Awareness Week is an unparalleled opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. 

This event is very kindly sponsored by Gannon and Sons Funeral Directors

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Should you need any further information, please contact the marketing team by email or telephone 01424 457982.