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.
Friday 23 June 9.15 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. The doors open to public: 8pm
Saturday 1 July 9.30pm at SOUTHSEA BAND STAND -DUE TO BAD WEATHER WE CHANGED THE SCREENING DATE-
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
-SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Saturday 23 September, doors 8:30pm, 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.
Saturday 16 September, doors open 7.30pm and the film start 8:30pm, at 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.
Saturday 9 September, doors 8:30pm, 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.