WALK WITH ME Wednesday 10 January, 7.30pm
94min | PG | US| 2017
With unprecedented access, WALK WITH ME goes deep inside a Zen Buddhist community who have given up all their possessions and signed up to a life of chastity for one common purpose – to transform their suffering and practice the art of mindfulness with the world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. As the seasons come and go, the monastics’ pursuit of a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them is amplified by insights from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
LAND OF MINE
Wednesday 24 January, 7.30pm
99min | 15 Denmark/Germany| 2017
In the aftermath of World War II, a group of surrendered German soldiers are ordered by Allied forces to remove their own landmines from the coast of Denmark. Directed by Martin Zandvliet, Land of Mine uses an oft-forgotten chapter from the aftermath of World War II to tell a hard-hitting story whose period setting belies its timeless observations about bloodshed and forgiveness.
THE BIG SICK(2017) Wednesday 31 January, 7.30pm 119min | 15 | US |
Funny, heartfelt, and intelligent, The Big Sick uses its appealing leads and cross-cultural themes to prove the standard romcom formula still has some fresh angles left to explore. Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. With a budget of $5 million, it grossed $54 million worldwide, becoming one of the highest-grossing independent film.
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THE AGES OF SHADOWS
Wednesday 28 February, 7.30pm
138min | 15 | S.Korea-US | 2017
Japanese agents close in as members of the Korean resistance plan an attack in Seoul. Cult director Kim Jee-woon delivers the goods with an ultra-stylish cloak-and-dagger actioner set in Korea. The irresistible pull of a spy thriller, the heightened stylishness of a 1920s setting, and terrific technical specs make “The Age of Shadows” an unabashed delight. Buy ticket: PFS tickets
LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD
Tuesday 6 March 7:30pm
117min | PG | US | 2016
Free screening to public
Letters from Baghdad tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. She shaped the destiny of Iraq after World War I in ways that still reverberate today. More influential than her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia, why has she been written out of the history she helped make? We show this remark to International Women’s Day, supported by University of Portsmouth, Equality & Diversity. Please reserve your free ticket from here: Reserve
Wednesday 7 March, 7.30pm
129min | 15 | USA | 2015
This drama is based on real events, about a team of investigative journalists uncovering widespread historical child sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church. The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. Kim Hosier, Centre Director of Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service (PARCS), will introduce the film speaking about how support and awareness is helping survivors of abuse come forward. PARCS runs vital services for survivors, counselling in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire.
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Wednesday 14 March, 7.30pm
127min | 15 | Rusia-France | 2017
An estranged Russian couple going through a brutal divorce both have new partners and want to start over until their 12-year-old son disappears after witnessing one of the rights. From the director of Leviathan. It is a visually mesmerizing lm, even as it captures a nightmarish situation. Buy ticket: PFS tickets
KILLS ON WHEELS
Wednesday 21 March, 7.30pm
105min | 15 | Hungary | 2017
This is a meaningful action-comedy of a wheelchair-bound assassin gang. Driven by despair and fear of becoming useless, a 20-year-old boy, his friend, and an ex-fireman offer their services to the mafia. But things are not what they seem. The boundaries between reality and fiction blur and the story become a whirling kaleidoscope showing us gangsters and gunfights, but also the challenge of life in a wheelchair and the pain caused by a father’s rejection. Buy ticket: PFS tickets
Wednesday 28 March, 7.30pm TBC
After our audience votes, we will show the most wanted film.
Also, PFS AGM is 6 pm at Rm 1.10, all members are invited