Local indie filmhouse No. 6 Cinema, located in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, will be showing Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on 23rd June.
A seminal classic of 1960s cinema and one of the enduring peaks of the British New Wave, Tony Richardson's socially-engaged drama The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner catapulted near-newcomer Tom Courtenay from obscurity to BAFTA-winning stardom.
“Nothing here is black and white,” says a lawyer at the onset of this riveting French drama, a portrait of an acrimonious custody battle viewed from the perspective of the 12-year-old boy caught in the middle. Indeed, nothing is straightforward in Xavier Legrand’s compelling first feature, which has us alternately siding with and against its young hero’s parents, as they negotiate the aftermath of a painful marital breakdown.
One of the screen's grandest epics, this monumental story recounts the true life experiences of T.E. Lawrence, better known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia. A young, idealistic British officer in WWI, Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is assigned to the camp of Prince Feisal (Alec Guinness), an Arab tribal chieftain and leader in a revolt against the Turks. In a series of brilliant tactical maneuvers, Lawrence leads 50 of Feisal's men in a tortured three week crossing of the Nefud Desert to attack the strategic Turkish held port of Aqaba.
Set in postwar London, Alfie is a chauffeur bent on promiscuity. After impregnating his girlfriend he takes off on vacation. He continues his life of womanizing, but he can't hide forever. A misfortune strikes and Alfie is forced to face the product of his ways.
Phillip Goodman — professor of psychology, arch-skeptic, the one-man ‘belief buster’ — has his rationality tested to the hilt when he receives a letter apparently from beyond the grave. His mentor Charles Cameron, the ‘original’ TV parapsychologist went missing fifteen years before, presumed dead and yet now he writes to Goodman saying that the pair must meet. Cameron, it seems, is still very much alive.
Considered one of the greatest British war movies of all time, The Dam Buster returns to the big screen for one night only, to mark the 75th anniversary of the legendary WWII mission. Experience the film like never before with a brand new restoration, complete with a live satellite broadcast straight from the Royal Albert Hall. TV historian Dan Snow will host the commemorative screening, paying tribute to Wing Commander Guy Gibson and his comrades of the legendary 617 squadron, with music from the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.
No. 6 Cinema, Portsmouth’s only independent filmhouse, screen 2018 Wes Anderson-directed stop-motion animated comedy-drama film Isle of Dogs on Saturday 12th May, from 7:00pm. No. 6 Cinema are partnering with another local not-for-profit organisation for this event — Wild Thyme, the vegan co-operative wholefoods store in Palmerston Road — for a ‘Supper at the Cinema’ event before the screening! Their delicious ethically-sourced food will be served from 6:00pm
The lives of AIDS activists in early 90s Paris are reimagined in bold and vivid detail in 120 BPM, a stunning and heart-wrenching drama from the writer of Palme d’Or winner The Class, Robin Campillo. Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes 2017 and a host of international awards, this is an essential work of cinema with a profoundly moving and delicately crafted love story at its heart.
Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan.
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and Black Panther — is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.
Two down-on-their-luck jazz musicians find themselves out of a job and on the run after the police raid the speakeasy they perform in and they inadvertently stumble upon a gang war. With no money and nowhere to hide, a gig with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators at a Florida beach resort seems like the perfect getaway. There's just one problem: the Syncopators are an all-female band, and Joe and Jerry aren't women — yet.
Six-year-old Moonee and her mother Halley live week to week at ‘The Magic Castle’, a budget motel managed by Bobby, whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life.
Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna and their two exemplary children.Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing.
When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live.Refusing to give up, Robin and his wife Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together — raising their young son, traveling, and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients.
It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio is spending the days with his family at their villa in Italy. Amid splendour of his surroundings, Elio discovers the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter his life forever.