Welcome to The Portsmouth Film Society’s website. The society shows the best in world cinema, documentary, independent film, animation and classic movies. Members and public 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. You do not have to be a member to watch the films.
ATTENTION: We need your help so we can continue to offer and even expand our services! Please help us to buy a state of the art digital film Projector (DCP) for our future events. Please go to the link for support us: PFS PORTSMOUTH LOTTERY
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The next screenings:
Tuesday 16th October 6pm at Eldon Building rm.1.1
PFS is coming with a new festival for ‘People in Recovery’ and recovery organizations. A celebration of those who have turned their lives around and are now giving back and contributing to society, also to the organizations who continue to help those in need. We will share “I am Only Human” project films again and bring about more awareness to all forms of recovery, not just substance misuse. Follow by main screening of PRAY BEFORE DAWN (a film based around addiction) at 7pm.
PRAYER BEFORE DAWN 2018 / 116m / Cert 18 7.30pm
A Prayer Before Dawn is the remarkable true story of Billy Moore, a young English boxer incarcerated in two of Thailand’s most notorious prisons. He is quickly thrown into a terrifying world of drugs and gang violence, but when the prison authorities allow him to take part in the Muay Thai boxing tournaments, he realizes this might be his chance to get out. Billy embarks on a relentless, action-packed journey from one savage fight to the next, stopping at nothing to do whatever he must to preserve his life and regain his freedom. Shot in a an actual Thai prison with a cast of primarily real inmates, A Prayer Before Dawn is a visceral, thrilling journey through an unforgettable hell on earth.
Wednesday 17th October
Jemima + Johnny (1966) 7.30pm31min UK FREE SCREENING
In a west London community divided by racism, a young white English boy befriends the young daughter of recent immigrants from the Caribbean. 5 year old Johnny is the son of a white nationalist, Jemima the daughter of a Caribbean family. In their childhood innocence they immediately form a bond which defies prejudice. London is new to Jemima, and as Johnny leads her through the streets, we are offered an insight into London life in the 60s, a world where children freely roam the streets, and where a rag and bone man still collects scraps with a horse and cart.