Portsmouth’s number one independent cinema brings a host of top cinema to the south coast for the month of May.
No.6 Cinema highlights include Play Misty For Me, Wild Rose, Dumbo, amongst a host of must-see movies.
Here are our top picks for this coming month, as well as a full run down of all screenings.
The White Crow (2018)
The incredible true story of legendary dancer Rudolf Nureyev is brought vividly to life by Ralph Fiennes and David Hare. From Nureyev's poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, his blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his nail-biting escape from the KGB and defection to the West at the height of the Cold War. The White Crow is a gripping, revelatory look at a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever.
2. Fisherman’s Friends (2019)
This film is inspired by the true story of Port Isaac's Fishermen's Friends who went from singing in the village harbour to a deal with Island Records, a top-ten album, and performing on the pyramid stage at Glastonbury.
In a twist of fate, cynical music executive Danny finds himself in a small Cornish village trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. Attempting to overcome the fishermen's scepticism about the music business he finds himself drawn into the community, has his integrity tested and ultimately is shown the meaning of loyalty, love, and friendship.
3. Play Misty For Me (1971)
Popular radio show host Dave Garver (Clint Eastwood) becomes restless in his relationship with his girlfriend (Donna Mills). Impulsively, he goes out and sleeps with a woman (Jessica Walter) he meets at a nightclub. After the fact, he finds out she was not an anonymous hookup, but an obsessive fan who has called in repeatedly to request he play the song Misty. Garver soon discovers extricating himself from the woman will be no easy feat as she becomes increasingly psychotic.
4. Dumbo (2019)
Circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier and his children Milly and Joe to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere, who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant, until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.
5. Our Club (2019)
Portsmouth FC’s recent history is truly a tale of our footballing times. Big names. Big business. Big debt. In 2008 Portsmouth were on top of the world; FA Cup winners and welcoming AC Milan to Fratton Park. But behind the scenes things were unravelling. Five years on, Portsmouth found themselves on the brink of going out of business. This film tells the remarkable story of how Pompey were saved, told by the people that loved them most; the fans.
6. Wild Rose (2018)
Rose-Lynn Harlan is bursting with raw talent, charisma, and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer. Her mum Marion has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house.
Also showing for the month of May:
The Sisters Brothers
Ash is Purest White
Teddy Pendergrass - If You Don’t Know Me
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
Special Student Screening Evening