AUTUMN 2017

AUTUMN SUNSET SCREENINGS

MOANA

Saturday 9 September, doors 8pm, Southsea Skatepark | 103min | PG | USA | 2016

Disney’s latest smash hit is a fantastic mythical, musical tale of a young girl’s adventurous journey with a troublesome demi-god set in Pacific Polynesia. Featuring great songs by the writer and star of the Broadway mega musical Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda.

Anne Margeret, Roger Daltrey and Oliver Reed in "Tommy"TOMMY

Saturday 16 September, doors 8:30pm, South Parade Pier (if windy the venue will be Cumberland Museum Butterfly Garden) 106min | 15 | UK | 1974

Ken Russell’s delirious adaptation of The Who’s epic rock opera is still mind-blowing visual  trip. Featuring enduring  songs such as Pinball Wizard, superstar cameos, memorable performances from Ann Margaret, Oliver Reed and Roger Daltry and a host of Portsmouth and Southsea locations, where most of the film was shot. Showing [weather allowing] on the recently re-opened South Parade Pier, one of the locations featured in the film.

-SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

Saturday 23 September, doors 8pm, Cumberland Museum Butterfly Garden 102min | PG | USA | 1951

Pretty much the pinnacle of the golden age of the  Hollywood musical.  A number of characters working for a movie studio struggle with the industry’s transition from the silent era to the age of the talkies. Legendary song and dance numbers, luminous Technicolor cinematography and the archetypal showbiz fairytale make this a gorgeous experience to catch on the big screen.

 


AKONG – A REMARKABLE LIFE

Wednesday 20 September, 7pm | 90min | U | UK | 2015

The story of Akong Tulku Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist master, compelled to see his homeland at the height of Sino-Tibetan tensions and forced into exile into unknown lands. Later he would become one of the key pioneers of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. The director & editor, Chico Dall’Inha, will be our guest for a Q&A.

THE ODYSSEY

Wednesday 27 September, 7pm 122min | PG | France | 2016

This lm invites us to marvel at the magic that lies underwater. Combining elements of biopic and romantic fresco full of family drama, The Odyssey takes us on an adventurous journey. The story of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, his wife, and two sons who live in paradise in a beautiful house looking out over the Mediterranean Sea in 1948.

THE VICEROY’S HOUSE

Tuesday 17 October | 106min | 12A | UK/India | 2017

In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumed the post of the last Viceroy charged with handing India back to its people. He, his wife and daughter lived upstairs. Downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite took their seats to wrangle over the birth of independent India, con ict erupted throughout the house. Partition, dividing India and creating the new Muslim homeland of Pakistan, led to the largest mass migration in human history

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

HIDDEN FIGURES

Wednesday 4 October, 7pm | 127min | PG | USA | 2016

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African- American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on unbelievable true-life stories, we follow them as they quickly rise through the ranks of NASA specially tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit and guaranteeing his safe return.

The festival launch event will start at 6:15pm with an introductory talk by Pal Ahluwalia, Equality Champion at the University of Portsmouth.

LOVING

Thursday 12 October, 7pm 120min | 12A | USA | 2016

Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who married and then spent the next nine years ghting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Loving takes an understated approach to telling a painful – and still relevant – real-life tale, with sensitive performances breathing additional life into a superlative historical drama.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Wednesday 18 October, 7pm 120min | 12 | USA | 2016

Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and with unprecedented access to James Baldwin’s original work. A radical narration about race in America that tracks the lives and assassinations of Baldwin’s friends, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers. Introduction talk from Priscilla Igwe, Director of The New Black Film Collective, London.

A UNITED KINGDOM

Wednesday 25 October, 7:30pm 111min | PG | UK | 2016

 In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London of ce worker. Their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana. We have a guest speaker from PRENO (Portsmouth Race Equality Network Organisation).

GET OUT

Tuesday 31 October, 7pm | 102min | 15 | USA | 2017

 Chris and his girlfriend Rose have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating. She invites him for a weekend getaway upstate. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. Screening for Halloween, this is an entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride.
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE

Wednesday 1 November | 97min | 12A | NZ | 2016

An out of control teenager and his reluctant foster uncle go missing in the New Zealand bush sparking a national manhunt in this extremely funny part road movie, part coming-of-age family comedy. This charmingly offbeat lm unites a solid cast, a talented lmmaker, and a poignant, funny, deeply affecting message.

MARIE CURIE

Wednesday 8 November, 7pm 100min | PG | Germany/France/Poland | 2016

This sweeping biographical lm focuses on the incredible life and exceptional achievements of Marie Curie, Nobel Prize-winning physicist and chemist, during her most turbulent years as she challenged the French academic establishment and social mores with her scienti c hypotheses and unconventional love life.
AFTER THE STORM

Wednesday 15 November, 7pm 118min | PG | Japan | 2016

After the death of his father, a private detective struggles to nd child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife. A quiet but moving story of life, love and family. From award winning writer/director Hirokazu Koreeda.

THE HANDMAIDEN (DIRECTOR’S CUT)

Wednesday 22 November, 6pm168min | 18 | Korea | 2016

 A gripping and sensual tale of a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but who is secretly involved in a conman’s plot to defraud her of her large inheritance. The new film from director Park Chan-wook, the Korean genius behind the classic revenge thriller Old Boy.
THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT

Wednesday 29 November, 7pm 112min | 15 | Belgium | 2015

God exists and lives with his family in Brussels! We all know about the son but he also has a daughter. She decides to follow in the footsteps of her more famous brother and create her own Testament. A surreal, subversive, and funny look at Biblical themes through a modern, and refreshingly original, lens.

TIME BANDITS

Wednesday 6 December, 7pm 110min | PG | UK | 1981

A young boy joins a group of renegade dwarves on an unpredictable journey through time in this humorous fantasy. Particularly amusing are the boy’s encounters with various historical figures. Terry Gilliam’s breakout hit movie established him as a daring visual stylist with a dark sense of humour and an affinity for dreamers, outcasts and adventurers.