Back with a bang and a super, splendid programme of amazing events, Portsmouth Festivities yet again has curated a fantastic range of arts and cultural experiences. No6’s contribution is two films celebrating the Festivities theme of ‘Freedom’. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner from the stable of Woodall Films (You can still read Tahir’s piece about Woodall Films on the ‘News’ section of our website) and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom which also celebrates the 100th anniversary of Mandela’s birth.
See Tom Courtney’s 1962 film debut on Thursday evening in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. This landmark British film covers many of the social issues of the time. Directed by Tony Richardson and written by Alan Sillitoe it marked the beginnings of the kitchen sink dramas of the 60’s.
Sandwiched between our two Festivities films, on Friday evening we have Tully. A young mother relinquishes freedom in favour of Motherhood. She needs a Mary Poppins and she gets one in the form of an extraordinary night nanny. Spoiled or what!
If you missed Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom when it was released in 2014, now is your chance trot along and catch up with him on Saturday Night. Idris Elba and Naomie Harris play their parts to perfection.