Hurst Village Cinema: A Serial Killer’s Guide To Life (15)

Includes a Q&A with writer/ director Staten Cousins Roe and lead actress Poppy Roe, who are incidentally both Hurst residents.

A very British black comedy it features Katie Brayben as a self-help addict who goes on a road trip with a life coach (Roe) who just happens to be a serial killer.

​Filmed locally it’s a deadly and comic skewering of the ‘wellness’ culture.

Fargo (15)

Perhaps the Coen brothers’ finest film, a dark, quirky and violent black comedy set in the bleak landscape of Minnesota.

​Brilliant performances from Francis McDormand and William H Macy, this turned the rules of the true-crime film on its head and spawned the series with Martin Freeman.

Rescheduled: Dirty Dancing (PG) Open-air screening

This year’s open-air screening in the New Inn garden.

​Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she’s disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents.

​Her luck turns around, however, when the resort’s dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby’s father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she’s determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer. An 80s classic and well worth a re-visit in the unique setting of the New Inn garden.

Hurstpierpoint Open Studios 17/18 and 24/25 September 2022

Hurstpierpoint Open Studios will take place over two weekends this September during the Hurst Festival. There will be 21 artists at 12 venues around the village. Come and meet the artists and view paintings, textiles, stained glass, photography, jewellery, ceramics and sculpture. There is something for everyone to enjoy and maybe treat yourself, or someone else to a unique piece of artwork. Look for the blue and white balloons!
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