Rare chance to see Andrew Kotting’s Edith film

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One of the few showings of Andrew Kotting’s Brilliant new film Edith is takes place on the film-maker’s home turf of St Leonards on Wednesday December 14.

The hour long film is being shown at the Kino Teatr, Norman Road at 7.30pm and features an introduction, Q&A and a mini performance.

A performanc e piece in October, before the film was launched was a sell-out success and tickets are selling fast for Wednesday’s event.

A statue in St Leonards of the fallen King Harold in the arms of his mistress Edith Swan-Neck became the inspiration for an epic walk by Hastings based film-maker Andrew Kotting and writer Iain Sinclair.

Edith is remembered in history and folklore chiefly because it was she who identified Harold’s body after the Battle of Hastings.

During the walk Edith was represented by local singer Claudia Barton. Drummer David Aylward and musician and former Pogues member Jem Finer also made the journey.

The 108 mile journey, from Waltham Abbey to St Leonards as the crow flies, reflects on Edith and features a conversation between Alan Moore, Iain Sinclair and Edith Swan Neck. Andrew first rose to prominence as a film-maker with Gallivant, a film which chronicled a journey around the coast of Britain accompanied by his grandmother and daughter Eden, who was aged seven at the time. The work won him the Channel 4 Best New Director prize.

Tickets are £9, £8 and £7 available from Kino online at www.kino-teatr.co.uk.

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