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Stranger on the Shore

Concluding Michael Smith and Maxy Bianco's trilogy on Britain's coastal edgelands, this films looks specifically at the bohemian eccentricity of Hastings.

Short documentary 2016 13 mins

Overview

It's different by the sea. A bit strange even. Just as the coast lies at the ends of England geographically, it's also at the edges of our society and the margins of our culture, a place of transgression, eccentricity, colour and romance. Stranger on the Shore is a cycle of video-poems exploring these liminal spaces; this film looks looking specifically at the bohemian eccentricity of Hastings. The film features an original soundtrack by Andrew Weatherall and Nina Walsh.