Our indoor screenings will take place at Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth PO1 2AB. We are following social distancing and hygiene guidelines. Attendees need to comply with the current regulations around face coverings. Guildhall COVID-19 rules: Masks will be required to be worn for the duration of time in the venue. Your details will be collected for track and trace on arrivalYou will have your temperature checked on entrance, should it be 38 degrees and above you will not be able to enter. If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, high temperature. Loss of taste and/or smell or a new continuous cough then you should refrain from attending. There will be a one way system in place and hand sanitiser stations to use at entrances.

PFS invites you to celebrate Black History Month with its sixth Black History Month Film Festival supported by University of Portsmouth Multicultural Staff Forum and Student Union.

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 Saturday 31 October  7.00pm  HALLOWEEN SPECIAL                     at Guildhall Portsmouth

 In Fabric  (2018)  (Horror – Comedy) Cert 15  UK 118min

A lonely woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), recently separated from her husband, visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life. She’s fitted with a perfectly flattering, artery-red gown–which, in time, will come to unleash a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil, threatening everyone who comes into its path. In Fabric’s weaves a surreal spell, blending stylish horror and dark comedy to offer audiences a captivating treat. Part of the Dark Fest.

 

 

3rd RECOVERY FESTIVAL at GUILDHALL Main Hall

Saturday 21st November   3pm – 9pm

Recognising the people and organisations serving the community. Audience’s questions answered by the panelists and topic themed films.

The first subject matter will be on domestic violence. Roger Batterbury, chairperson of Healthwatch Portsmouth, will chair the panel. There will be an introductory talk and panel.  The audience will then be invited to ask the panelists questions who might be seeking help, advice, or information on the topic for the next hour.

Panel 1: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (3 – 4:30PM)

Charlene Maines – Choices For You
Lyn Tiller – Aurora New Dawn
Rachel Windebank – Stop Domestic Abuse Rowshanara Reza – Portsmouth City Council (To be confirmed) – Project Catalyst / PARCS

4:30pm: Film

System Crasher (15) Ger / 118m

Controversial from the moment it premiered in Competition at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, documentarian Nora Fingshcheidt’s fiction feature debut System Crasher portrays the life of a chaotic young girl. Wild and troubled, 9-year-old Benni (Helena Zengel) keeps getting expelled from one foster home after another due to her uncontrollable aggression. Too young to be held in treatment programmes and too violent to stay in group homes, she is a ‘system crasher’ –unofficially.

Panel 2: MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION (6.30 – 8PM)

Richard Johnson – ANA Treatment Centre Rich Pike – ARC Addiction Recovery Centre Lynn Evans – Rebound
Carolyn Barber – Good Mental Health Matt Parker – Portsmouth University

 8pm: Film 

Honey Boy (15) USA / 95m

From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams. Fictionalizing his childhood ascent to stardom, and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery,

9:35pm: Film (TBC)
The Invisible Man (15) Canada / 118m

After staging his own suicide, a crazed scientist uses his power to become invisible to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. When the police refuse to believe her story, she decides to take matters into her own hands and fight back