SPRING 2016 Programme

7pm | Thursday  21 April.
Cert PG | 112 min
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The events, characters and plot of Shakespeare’s Hamlet from the perspective of two of the play’s minor characters,  Tom Stoppard’s acclaimed tragicomedy is a witty, poignant and irreverent example of Shakespearean appropriation at its best.

Introduced by Dr Páraic Finnerty, Reader in English and American Literature at the University of Portsmouth. Part of the Much Ado About Portsmouth: Shakespeare Festival.

waterdivinerTHE WATER DIVINER  (Australia/Turkey, 2014)
7pm | Thursday  29 April.
Cert 15 | 111 min
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An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. American-Australian historical fictional war drama film directed by and starring Russell Crowe in his directorial debut. The screenplay was written by Andrew Anastasios and Andrew Knight. Free entry for Australian and Turkish people.

theclubTHE CLUB (Chile, 2015)
7pm | Thursday  5 may.
Cert 18  | 96 min
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In a house in a small seaside town, four priests have been sent to purge the sins of their pasts. Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican with a newly-disgraced housemate. Acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility and organized. Introduction by Dr. Deborah Shaw, Reader in Film Studies School of Media and Performing Art.

missing_43THE MISSING 43 (Mexico, 2015)
7pm | Thursday  12 may.
Cert TBC  | 90  min
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What happened to the 43 students who went missing in Southern Mexico in September of 2014? The Vice News produced documentary examines the mass disappearance of the young men who were all training to teach the youth of their country, as well as the tragedy and controversy surrounding their disappearance. Raul Quintanilla, the film’s producer and director will be our guest for a Q&A.

The-Danish-GirlTHE DANISH GIRL (UK, 2015)
7pm | Thursday  19 may.
Cert 15  | 120  min
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The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer., with Oscar winning performance from Alicia Vikander.


bikesvscarsBIKES vs. CARS (Sweden, 2015)
7pm | Wednesday  25  may.
Cert TBC   | 90  min
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The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Climate change and never-ending gridlocks frustrate people more than ever. People in cities around the world take on the bicycle as a Do It Yourself solution. Road rage and poor city planning creates daily death amongst the bicyclists.

Arctic Sunrise near Prirazlomnaya Oil RigBLACK ICE (Netherlands, 2014)
6:30pm | Thursday  26  may.
Cert TBC   | 53  min
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When Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise set sail to protest the first oil drilling in the Arctic, none of the people on board knew what was coming. Seized at gunpoint by Russian special forces, the ‘Arctic 30’ were thrust into headlines all over the world, facing up to 15 years in prison and finding themselves at the centre of a bitter international dispute.

garbagedreams_2GARBAGE DREAMS (USA, 2009)
8pm | Thursday  26  may.
Cert TBC   | 70  min
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A documentary filmed over the course of four years, three teenage boys grow up in Egypt’s garbage village. They scramble to save an Egyptian city built on garbage from economic disaster. It focuses on the Zaballeen, from a class of Coptic Christians some 60,000 strong, who for generations have eked out a living by collecting and repurposing trash, achieving a staggering 80% recycling rate

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After Sunset.| Tuesday 14 June
Cert 15   | 106  min
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This low-budget cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors and Janet Weiss inside a strange mansion  belonging to the mysterious Frank N Furter, that they come across on a rainy night. Richard O’Brien’s daring and diverse comedy horror musical still has the power to shock and delight. Come in Costume.

apacheAPACHE (US, 1954)
Southsea Castle
After Sunset.| Thursday 16 June
Cert U  | 87 min
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Based on Paul I. Wellman’s novel, in turn was inspired by a true story. Burt Lancaster plays Massai, a lieutenant of the great Apache warrior Geronimo. Though his tribe has surrendered, Massai refuses to do so. He escapes from a prison train and conducts a one-man war against the intruders-and against some of his own people.

Note:Under an agreement with the Castle, food or drink can’t be brought in, but their restaurant is open.

backtothefutureBACK TO THE FUTURE (US, 1985)
Southsea Band Stand
After Sunset.| Saturday 18 June.
Cert PG  | 118 min
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When teenager Marty is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown, he finds himself mixed up in a time-altering chain reaction that could vaporize his future and leave him trapped in the past. Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, Back to the Future is an adventure that stands the test of time!

long-good-friday-7THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY  (UK, 1979)
Southsea Castle
After Sunset.| Wednesday 22 June
Cert 18  | 109 min
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Masterful British crime drama features a star-making performance by Bob Hoskins as Harold Shand, a successful London gangster whose world falls apart over the course of one weekend.  when a bomb explodes inside his Rolls Royce, another bomb destroys a pub he owns, and a third is found inside his casino. Shand can’t understand who would suddenly want him dead. Introduced by Dr. Dave Allen.

Note:Under an agreement with the Castle, food or drink can’t be brought in, but their restaurant is open.

whats-new-pussycatWHAT’S NEW PUSSY CAT? (US, 1965)
Southsea Castle
After Sunset.| Wednesday 29 June.
Cert 15  | 108 min
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Fashion editor Michael James a psychiatrist to help with his inability to have serious relationships with the women he meets. Meanwhile, Victor Shakapopulis desperately tries to attract even one. Introduced by Sue Harper, Emeritus Professor of Film History at the University of Portsmouth. Her books include “Picturing the Past: the Rise and Fall of the British Costume Film”, “Women in British Cinema: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know”.

Note:Under an agreement with the Castle, food or drink can’t be brought in, but their restaurant is open.


willy_wonka_and_the_chocolate_factorWILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (UK, 1971)
Castle Road
After Sunset.| Friday 1 July
Cert U  | 100  min
Free Entry

Perversely faithful to the spirit of Roald Dahl’s original book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather.

songoftheseaSong of the Sea (Ireland, 2014)
Southsea Band Stand
After Sunset.| Saturday 2  July.
Cert PG  | 92 min
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The last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by mythical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. A wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.

Labyrinth (1986) Directed by Jim Henson Shown: David BowieLABYRINTH (US 1986)
South Parade Pier
After Sunset.| Saturday 9  July
Cert U  | 101  min

Fifteen-year-old Sarah secretly wishes her baby brother Toby will just disappear. When goblins kidnap the boy, feeling guilty she sets forth to save him, and finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime. She must sneak into the castle of the Goblin King in the center of a fantastical labyrinth filled with strange creatures and mind-bending puzzles, where nothing is as it seems.

Attention: The location is changed for this event. It will be South Parade Pier, not at Castle Road.

Pirates-of-the-Caribbean-1PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN (US 2003)
Cumberland House Natural History Museum Garden
After Sunset.| Friday 15 July
Cert 12A | 137m   (TBC)
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Curse of the Black Pearl. Captain Jack Sparrow arrives at Port Royal in the Caribbean without a ship or crew. His timing is inopportune, however, because later that evening the town is besieged by a pirate ship. “Captain” Jack Sparrow will save his love, the governor’s daughter, from Jack’s former pirate allies, who are now undead. Come in pirate themed fancy dress!

tommy trioTOMMY (UK, 1974)
South Parade Pier (TBC)
After Sunset.| Saturday 16 July.
Cert 15   | 106  min
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A boy born and raised in post-WWII England grows up seemingly deaf and mute due to a traumatic experience in his youth. He eventually gains fame as a pinball champion, is billed as a messiah and attempts to lead a religious sect.

from-duskFROM DUSK TILL DAWN (UK, 1996)
Victoria Park
After Sunset.| Friday 22 July
Cert 18   | 107  min
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After a string of robberies that left a river of blood in their  wake, the sadistic Gecko brothers head to Mexico to live the good life. To get over the border, they kidnap  widowed preacher and his two children, Kate) and Scott (Ernest Liu). The quintet park their RV at a rough-and-tumble truck stop but they realise that they’re not in a typical bar.

kung-fu-hustleKUNG FU HUSTLE (China, 2005)
Southsea Castle
After Sunset.| Wednesday 27 July
Cert 15 | 95 min
(English subtitled)
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International  superstar Stephen Chow’s humorous, special-effects-filled, action-packed martial arts epic set in early ’40s China. A bumbling thief named Sing desires to be the toughest member of the dreaded gangster hit squad known as The Axe Gang. Packed with elaborate stunts and visual gags, also Starring Yuen Wah and Xing Yu, and with fight choreography by legendary masters  Yuen Woo Ping and Sammo Hung.

Note:Under an agreement with the Castle, food or drink can’t be brought in, but their restaurant is open.