Cinemas come in different sizes, multiplexes are ocean liners with a popcorn budget bigger than our marketing budget, No6 is teeny tiny in comparison, more of a putt-putt day boat. But that doesn’t dwarf our desires which are the size of our huge screen. No6’s ambition is to have a programme braver than the mainstreams, bringing you treasures which don’t get massive releases elsewhere.
We can’t do this alone, we need the help of friends and supporters to keep bringing you interesting, insightful and wonderful films. This week’s programme illustrates perfectly what we are trying to do: Thursday’s film Carmilla was filmed locally and includes a Q&A with director Emily Harris. Friday’s film Tove is a gem of world cinema about the creator of The Moomins. Saturday’s movie is The Courier a great mainstream title which if we can achieve an albeit reduced capacity, a full house will help keep us afloat.
There is a bit of money behind the bar on Thursday which means we can all have a free bevvie and some nibbles. Carmilla joins a new tradition of ‘bonnet-free’ costume drama literary adaptations.
Tove on Friday night is a biopic about Tove Jansson whose drawings and stories about some mischievous trolls brought her fame and fortune.
The Saturday night film is The Courier, is it a warm up for for Bond? This is a true story about spies and the Cuban crisis. ….a very brave but ordinary man saves the world.
Real, a promising debut film from Aki Omoshaybi, filmed round Portsmouth and focusing on black, British lives