PORTSMOUTH FILM FESTIVAL 2010
"The Portsmouth Film Festival is an annual celebration of all kinds of film. This year the 5th festival returns from Thurs 23rd to Sun 26th September 2010 with one long weekend of film events, features, shorts, installations and workshops exploring the darker and lighter side of the seaside including a unique showing of The Who’s Tommy that was filmed on location in Southsea set to live music.
The centre piece of this year's festival will be an exclusive showing of music legends The Who’s 1975 musical film, Tommy at Southsea’s Kings Theatre.
To truly bring the story to life, Portsmouth Film Festival is filming a short documentary about the making of Tommy and want to hear from anyone who may have connections with the film or remembers the time during the filming in Portsmouth.
Portsmouth plays a huge part in Tommy with many locations featuring in the film including Fort Nelson, Southsea Pier and the Kings Theatre.
The long weekend festival will be kicked off with a scooter rally on Albert road, Southsea followed by a showing of the Mod cult, seaside classic Quadrophenia in the Kings Theatre; whilst across the road, The Loft will be rocking with its own unique showing of Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider. The mods and rockers themed night will be brought to a close with Portsmouth’s very own indie rock band, Kill Kasper.
Other events planned include a South Coast Premiere of Danny Dyer’s latest film The Last Seven, Q&A sessions with film makers, video making workshops, exhibitions and short film screenings will be shown at various venues around the city of Portsmouth."
More information at the new Portsmouth Film Festival website.