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Back to all posts A contained thriller shot in Portsmouth hosting its UK Premiere at the No6!

I am local filmmaker Adam Nelson and I have spent the past two years making a contained thriller called The Mire in Portsmouth. I'm Portsmouth born and bred, and I believe our city has the scope and ambition to become a filmmaking powerhouse. I WANT to make films here and put the city on the map. So I did.

With incredible support from local institutions including the University and the Kings Church my team and I have made what is quite possibly the biggest local independent film production in a long time. Now we want to share it with you.

Having made the film in Portsmouth, it makes sense that we host our world premiere here, at the best cinema in the city. If you attended the screening of She Said then you've already seen the trailer advertising our world premiere on February 3rd. This premiere is open to everyone from the city of Portsmouth. The city supported us when we were making the film, so it only makes sense that we invite the people of Portsmouth to share in the celebration. The film doesn't have a rating as yet, but we believe that we're looking at a 15 certificate for the film.

You can find out more about The Mire in our listing on the website. You can also check out our trailer here and see a clip from the film here

The cast, crew and I are incredibly excited to share the film with you all and we hope you can join us at this special event.

A musical comedy drama in which a gifted girl uses her intellect and powers to stand up for herself and her friends.

Our matinee this week is Roald Dahl’s Matilda. The film starts at 4.15pm and will be subtitled for those that find them very useful. Free tea/coffee and biscuits will be available in the bar from 3.30pm. Tickets are all £5.00.

On Thursday evening we will be screening a film of singular brilliance - The Draughtman's Contract. This is part of our Drawn to the Big Screen season where comic book artists explore the vibrant creative links between comics and film. Jac Batey, senior lecturer at UoP, will introduce the film and explain her love for it. All tickets are £5.00.

Set in 1973 on an uninhabited island, a wildlife volunteer experiences disturbing visions that force her to question what is real and what is a nightmare.

Enys Men on Friday evening is Mark Jenkin’s latest work of art. His entirely fresh take on traditional English folk horror is ambitious and challenging. £5 a ticket

A joyous, emotional, heartbreaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston, tracking her journey from obscurity to musical superstardom.

Saturday evening and we all want to kick back and be entertained… Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody fits the bill and at only £5.00 a ticket you can enjoy a beer/wine and a film for less than a tenner.

Coming Soon...

for those that love a horror Piggy is a Spanish slasher screening on Friday 24th February …can’t wait!

A local teen, bullied by cliquey girls during a trip to the pool, has her conscience tested when she stumbles across her tormentors being kidnapped. Subtitles.

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