Welcome to The Portsmouth Film Society’s website. The society shows the best in world cinema, documentary, independent film, animation and classic movies. Members see great films in a social environment, and meet and chat about movies with other film fans. PFS gives you the chance to watch great films that you might not otherwise get a chance to see.
Find out about our fantastic series of open air screenings of great new films and cinema classics in our Sunset Screenings season this summer.
Our regular season of screenings is over now, but we round off with Sunset Screenings through the summer at venues across Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.
CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S MODERN TIMES (1936)
Saturday 30 August
Portsmouth Natural History
1hr.27min : Cert U
This episodic satire of the Machine Age is considered Charles Chaplin’s last “silent” film, although Chaplin uses sound, vocal, and musical effects throughout. Chaplin stars as an assembly-line worker driven insane by the monotony of his job. After a long spell in an asylum, he searches for work, only to be mistakenly arrested as a Red agitator. Released after foiling a prison break, Chaplin makes the acquaintance of orphaned gamine (Paulette Goddard) and becomes her friend and protector. A slapstick skewering of industrialized America, Modern Times is as politically incisive as it is laugh-out-loud hilarious
A special surprise film. Look out for the clues (there’s one for you right there) guess the film, and come along, appropriately dressed.
Come in fancy dress, best costume wins two tickets for a future PFS event, including Sunset Screenings.