SPRING 2017

SPRING SEASON ’17

All events are at the ELDON SCREENING ROOM, Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth, at 7pm unless otherwise stated.

Wednesday 26th April
MOONLIGHT (2016)
Cert 15  US | 111min
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The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.  Told in three chapters, Moonlight follows the life of Chiron, a young black man who has faced adversity since childhood due to his sexuality and struggles to develop his own identity in a neighbourhood looking to punish anyone seen as weak. A luminous and heartbreaking story, Oscar’s best picture winner film is revealing the joy and pain of life, self-discovery and falling in love.

 

Thursday 27th April
THE TRUE COST (2015)
Cert 12 | 92min, 6pm

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?  We will host the groundbreaking, eye-opening film, which exposes the impact of fashion on people and the planet. This screening is part of the Fashion Revolution campaign for 2017 in the Creative Industries, CCI. This will be followed by a panel Q&A discussion including invited industry professionals and academics, chaired by Professor Deborah Sugg Ryan. 

A scene from Toni ErdmannWednesday  3rd May
TONI ERDMANN (2016)
Cert 15 | 162min
In German with English Subtitles
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Winfried doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change doesn’t help the two to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with corny pranks. What’s worse are his little jabs at her routine lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany. 


10th MAY
Members’ choice 
Cert 15  | 100m

Our members have picked a secret film to share with you.  The film is a recent UK title, with an IMDb score of 8.0 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 93%. All our events are open to the public. Please come and enjoy this film with us!

 


Gael Garcia Bernal in Neruda17th MAY

NERUDA (2016)
Cert 18 | 107min
In Spanish with English Subtitles
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An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party. Gael Garcia Bernal plays a detective on the hunt for the poet and senator, Pablo Neruda (played by Luis Gnecco), after he’s threatened with impeachment for accusing the Chilean government of abandoning communist ideals to appease the US. Following on from the fantastic No, Pablo Larrain offers yet another masterpiece, engagingly blurring the lines between fact and fiction. This film will be introduced by Dr.Deborah Shaw from School of Media and Performing Arts, University of Portsmouth.


PFS’ 6TH. GREEN FILM FESTIVAL

Tuesday 23rd MAY
CHASING ICE (2012)
Cert PG | 75min
FREE ENTRY
Becket Hall, St. Thomas Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth , PO1 2HH

Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

Introduction talk for the film : Reverend Canon Peter Leonard is a residentiary Canon at Portsmouth Cathedral with responsibility for discipleship, growth and community outreach.

Workers in a textile mill in a scene from the movie "Machines"s "Wednesday 24 May
MACHINES (2016)
1hr 15min | Cert (PG)
In Hindi with English subtitles
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Moving through the corridors and bowels of an enormous and disorientating structure, the camera takes the viewer on a descent down to a dehumanized place of physical labor and intense hardship. This gigantic textile factory in Gujarat, India might just as well be the decorum for a 21st century Dante’s Inferno. In his mind-provoking yet intimate portrayal, director Rahul Jain observes the life of the workers, the suffering and the environment they can hardly escape from. Supported by Global Justice and Fairtrade Portsmouth.

Thursday 25th May
OLIVE TREE (2016)
Cert 15 | 100min
In Spanish with English Subtitles
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Alma has a special relationship with her grandfather Ramón, an old country man who stopped talking about 12 years ago after  Alma’s father sold a 2000-year-old olive tree in order to open a restaurant. Dominated by the sadness and the melancholia, Ramon spends his days visiting the place where the olive tree was planted, hoping the day the tree returns. Unable to bear the situation any longer, Alma looking for the olive tree, discovering that it was acquired by a Germany’s energy company located in Dusseldorf. Without money or resources, Alma convinces her uncle Alcachofa and her friend Rafa (who has a love interest for her) to go in a truck from Spain to Germany to recover the tree, starting a travel with unexpected consequences for everyone.  This Screening is supported by British Science Association , Portsmouth


 SUNSET 2017 OPEN AIR SCREENINGS

Three of this summer’s musicals (the original Willy Wonka, The Sound of Music, and West Side Story) will have live vocals added by students of The Fine Voice Academy www.finevoice.co.uk

Friday 2nd June at St.Thomas Cathedral, Old Portsmouth  9.30pm
STAR TREK III – THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK (1984)
Cert PG | 105min
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Star Trek II ended with Spock presumed dead, but this film reveals that his consciousness survives within McCoy. Spock’s body and consciousness must be quickly reunited or his death will be certain, and McCoy will be left insane. Racing against time, Kirk makes painful sacrifices trying to save his friends. The film is the third feature film of the Star Trek science fiction franchise and is the center of a three-film story arc that begins with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and concludes with Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

Malcom McDowell as Alex in A Clockwork Orange.Friday 23 June 9.30 pm
Eldon Building Courtyard
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)
Cert 18 | 136m
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Based on Anthony Burgess’s classic novel, and homing in on the debate about the value of free will vs social control. Malcolm McDowell plays Alex, expressing himself through violence. An eventful film from Stanley Kubrick, with an revolutionary electronic score by Wendy Carlos, previously of ‘Switched-on Bach’ fame.

Julie Andrews in The Sound of MusicFriday 30 June 9.30pm at SOUTHSEA BAND STAND
THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)
Cert U | 174m
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Maria is a failure as a nun. The Mother Superior sends her off in answer to a letter from a retired naval captain for a governess for his seven children. She goes to their house and finds that she is the latest in a long line of governesses run off by the children. She teaches the children to sing and that becomes their bonding force, of course leading her to fall in love with their father and marries him. As this is happening Austria votes to be assumed by Germany on the eve of World war II. 

The Monty Python team in Friday 7 July  DRIVE IN SCREENING 9.30pm
D-DAY CAR PARK 
MONTY PYTHON’S LIFE OF BRIAN (1979)
Cert 15  | 94min
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Irreverent satire of Biblical films and religious intolerance focuses on Brian, a Jew in Roman-occupied Judea. After joining up with an anti-Roman political organization, Brian is mistaken for a prophet, and becomes a reluctant Messiah. This film is probably The Monty Python team’s best film, and featuring a number of cinema’s greatest and most outrageous gags and set pieces.

Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.Saturday 15 July 9.30pm, at CANOE LAKE, SOUTHSEA 
WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971)
Cert U | 100min
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The world is agog when chocolate and candy maker Willy Wonka announces that 5 golden tickets granting access to his factory are to be found in his eponymous chocolate bar. For young Charlie, getting hold of one of those tickets would be a dream come true. The family has little money but his Grandpa Joe encourages him to have faith and keep a positive attitude. The one chocolate bar he buys doesn’t have a ticket but when he finds a dollar on the street and gets another, he strikes gold at last. The 5 children are admitted to the factory and find a wonderland of candies and chocolate. Willie Wonka tells them they can have anything they want – but he is definitely looking for something in return.


Saturday 22 July 9:30pm  at CANOE LAKE, SOUTHSEA
WEST SIDE STORY (1961)
Cert PG | 152min

Musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet set in New York City, where rival street gangs (the Jets and the Sharks) battle for territory and respect. The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival’s sister.

DUE TO EXPECTED BAD WEATHER THSI EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED: PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE.

NEW DATE: Saturday 5 August 9:30 pm at CANOE LAKE, SOUTHSEA
BFG (2016)
Cert PG | 110min                             This film tells the tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG, who set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world.