SUNSET 2017 OPEN AIR SCREENINGS

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

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. Dr Lincoln Geraghty who expert on Star Trek fans and American culture from The University of Portsmouth.

 

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

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

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

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.

 

 

Saturday 29 July 9:30pm  at CANOE LAKE, SOUTHSEA
Secret Sunset Open-air cinema
Cert PG | 110min                              A Family Secret Screening (to be revealed nearer the day)
It will be a new fantasy film from one of the most popular directors and producers in film history. Please look at for the clues in the social media and our website.