8th. PRIDE LGBTQ+ Virtual Film Festival

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Portsmouth Film will show  four films for its annual Pride LGBTQ+ Film Festival in February. Online films will be Free to UoP Staff, students and our members/followers. The virtual festival supported by BFI FAN, University of Portsmouth LGBTQ+ Staff Network (lgbtqstaffnetwork@port.ac.uk), FilmCrew4u, Peccadillo Pictures and Portsmouth Partnership Foundation.

Tickets:

https://book.events/portsmouthfilmsociety/2021-02-06/29147

Saturday 6 Feb 7pm 50 Years Legal (2018) 15 Documentary /77min

Saturday 6 Feb 7pm 50 Years Legal (2018) 15 Documentary /77min

Leading activists and commentators explore the changes that have taken place since homosexuality was decriminalised in the UK in 1967 and the influence of gay culture on society.  The film is a valuable contribution to LGBT history and to the broader battle against prejudice that is central to how Western society has evolved in recent decades. (48 hours available from screening day with a pass code)

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/50yearslegal

Post-film discussion:

Saturday, 6 February20:15 – 21:30

Zoom meeting link

13 Feb 7pm Monsoon (2020) UK 12A / 85 Minutes

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Kit returns to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time since he was six years old when his family fled the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam-American war. Struggling to make sense of himself in a city he’s no longer familiar with, he embarks on a personal journey across the country that opens up the possibility for friendship, love and happiness. The film is a rich and poignant exploration of the struggle for identity in a place where the past weighs heavily on the present.  (48 hours available from screening day with a pass code) https://vimeo.com/ondemand/monsoonfilm 

Or use this Vimeo direct link which takes you to the movie, applying a voucher code to make the film free. Please email us if you have problem to watch the film. ( Online films will be Free to UoP Staff, students and our members/followers.) 

Tickets for public: https://book.events  Don’t buy the  tickets from Vimeo please.

Post-film discussion:

Saturday, 13 February20:30 – 22:00

Zoom meeting link

20 Feb 7pm Cocoon (2021) 15/ German | Subtitles: English, 93 mins

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 Falling in love was never on the cards. Nora, a shy Berlin girl, was always hanging around in the shadow of her older sister, attempting to fit in with her friends; image obsessed girls who only care about looks and immature guys who think insults are the best way to a girl’s heart. Nora has her own way of looking at the world, when she meets Romy she realises why and instantly falls for her. Forging her own identity Nora no longer feels invisible. A true depiction of the trials and triumphs of female adolescence, Cocoon is a raw and honest coming-of-age tale. (48 hours available from screening day with a pass code)

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/cocoonfilm 

Or use this Vimeo direct link which takes you to the movie, applying a voucher code to make the film free. Please email us if you have problem to watch the film. ( Online films will be Free to UoP Staff, students and our members/followers.) 

Tickets for public: https://book.events  Don’t buy the  tickets from Vimeo please.

Post-film discussion:

Saturday, 20 February20:45 – 22:00

Zoom meeting link

27 Feb 7pm A Perfectly Normal Family Danish/ Subtitles: English | 97 min

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Emma (11) has a perfectly normal family until one day it turns out her dad, Thomas (Mikkel Følsgaard, Oscar nominee A Royal Affair and Land of Mine), is transgender. As Thomas becomes Agnete, both father and daughter struggle to hold on to what they had, while accepting that everything has changed. (two weeks view available)

https://selz.co/S1X69BG.

The code will be valid from 27 February (from 00:00) to 13 March (until 23:59) – two weeks. When using the link provided, viewers will have to click on ‘Get it now’, fill in their name and email address and complete the (free) transaction. No credit card info will be requested, as there will be no charge. Once they have completed the process, they will receive an email with their viewing link and will have 48 hours to watch the film.  

Post-film discussion:

Saturday, 27 February21:00 – 22:00

Zoom meeting link

Q&A we recorder in October with Malou Reymann hosted by Camilla Gürtler, artistic director of Cut the Cord Theatre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4uy1tPzddQ

MARCH ONLINE FILM WATCH PARTIES

6 March 7pm Socrates (2019) 15/ Portuguese/ Subtitles: English 71 min

Socrates

Socrates, a handsome 15-year-old, is not just another underage kid living on the margins of society while working the construction sites of São palo, he has a purpose. Because of the sudden death of his mother Socrates has had to fend for himself, trying desperately to earn the rent to keep his run-down apartment and remain out of the clutches of social services and his estranged father. (48 hours available from screening day)

Tickets:

https://book.events/portsmouthfilmsociety/2021-02-06/29143

13 March 7pm Supernova (2019) 15 Polish/ Subtitles: English | 93 min

Supernova

Supernova is a drama in which a man struggles to reconcile himself with his partner’s growing dementia. Three men, one place and one event that will change the life of each one of them. (2 weeks available from the screening day) Supported with https://yourscreen.net

https://book.events/portsmouthfilmsociety/2021-03-13/29144

20 March 7pm Falling (2020) 15 US | English | 112min

Falling Still

John (Viggo Mortensen) lives with his partner, Eric (Terry Chen), and their daughter, Mónica (Gabby Velis), in California, far from the traditional rural life he left behind years ago. John’s father, Willis (Lance Henriksen), a headstrong man from a bygone era, lives alone on the isolated farm where John grew up.

https://book.events/portsmouthfilmsociety/2021-03-20/29145

27 March 7pm (2019) Pain and Glory Spanish/ Subtitles: English 113min

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Pedro Almodóvar reflects on the choices he’s made in life as past and present come crashing down around him. An aging Spanish film director in the middle of a creative crisis revisits memorable events of his past. Almodóvar drawing on his own life to rewarding effect — and honoring his craft as only a master filmmaker can.

https://book.events/portsmouthfilmsociety/2021-02-27/29146