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We’re sorry to announce that the big No.6 ‘Year In Film’ quiz will NOT now be happening on 1st of June as had been planned. We’re as partial to a bit of nice weather as anyone, so with those long evenings and warmer temperatures, we get that people don’t want to be stuck indoors on a balmy Saturday evening. We will be looking to reschedule the quiz for a more conducive time in the autumn, so watch out for that. Meanwhile, we have a couple of cracking films on Thursday 30th plus our celebration of the University of Portsmouth's filmmaking talent on Friday 31st, so we’re definitely not going out with a whimper.

Here is this week’s time table. The bar opens at 6pm for the 7pm screenings.

The life and music of Amy Winehouse, through the journey of adolescence to adulthood and the creation of one of the best-selling albums of our time.

Back to Black

Thursday 30th May at 4.15pm

Matinee showing for the Amy Winehouse biopic Back to Black. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and starring Marisa Abela in the iconic title role, the film traces Amy’s ascension from her early days of critical acclaim to the superstardom that followed the release of her Back To Black album, and the personal upheavals and ultimate tragedy that accompanied that rise. In these corporatised times, probably no other artist of the 21st century has put themselves into their music the way Winehouse did, a point reflected in the story basing itself around her music and lyrics. A fine tribute to a unique talent and a must see if you haven’t yet.

Trying to escape from the patriarchy in the Italian post-war society, Delia plots an act of rebellion against her violent husband. Subtitles.

There's Still Tomorrow

Thursday 30th May at 7pm

One look at the publicity stills for There's Still Tomorrow immediately tells you that this is a loving recreation of the Italian Neorealist tradition that had such a huge influence on post war cinema the world over.  In fact, the film is set in 1946, but it is thoroughly modern in its story of a woman breaking with traditional family patterns, foregrounding feminism and the nature of patriarchy as the heroine struggles against an endemic abusive culture. Virtually a one woman show, this comedy drama was co-written, directed by and stars Paola Cortellesi in a film described by the Guardian as, "story telling with terrific confidence and panache". Showing in Italian with English subtitles, and in black and white.

Join us for an amazing red carpet evening of excitement and entertainment as we showcase an array of final year projects brought to you by UoP's third year film students.

University of Portsmouth Graduate Film Screening

Friday 31st May at 7pm

The 3rd year film students invite you to join them in celebration at their University of Portsmouth Graduate Film Screening. This red carpet event showcases an amazing array of final year projects:

Heavy Suspicion - A discovery so unbelievable... It might just be fraud
Based on a true story, Dr Henry Wendall has his life rocked when questions arise over the validity of his team’s new discovery.

Blood Like Wine - Classic Monsters, New Kills
A horror/comedy about three vampires seducing an unknowing woman,

Metal Vengeance
Vera and Misa infiltrate a warehouse to steal money for rebuilding their home and confront the robot that stripped them of everything.

A Guide to Grief: IN SPACE - It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine
Three astronauts stationed in space watch helplessly as a planet-obliterating meteor hurtles toward Earth in a darkly comedic journey.

Lost Cinemas Documentary
Explore the forgotten magic of Portsmouth's cinematic past in this revealing documentary, from the grandeur of its earliest theatres to the quaint charm of neighbourhood cinemas.

Goodbye for now...

Happy Summer Holidays, one and all!

We look forward to seeing you in September for another thrill-packed season of the finest in independent, world, classic and Hollywood cinema.

Blink and you'll miss it.. it won't be long until we'll be welcoming you all back in the Autumn!

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