Stu’s Picks For No 6 – May 2018

This May the team of volunteers behind the No. 6 Cinema are continuing to offer an awesome selection of movies. If you haven’t yet visited the No. 6 Cinema then I highly recommend it. You will find a mix of thoughtful art house cinema, vintage Hollywood classics and new blockbusters all within the historic blockhouse in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.

Be sure to check their website for information on how you can buy tickets and find their full listings – www.no6cinema.co.uk.

Isle of Dogs (PG) | Friday 4th and Saturday 12th | 7 pm

Isle of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies to Trash Island in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

Black Panther (PG) | Saturday 5th | 7 pm
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. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (PG) | Thursday 10th | 7 pm
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. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.

Student Screening Night (PG) | Friday 18th | 7 pm

This month No 6 will be welcoming back third year students from a variety of film, tv and media studies courses to present their final pieces of film work to the public. After their year of hard graft, this is sure to be a historic event, our chance to see young talent revealed before these gifted young filmmakers set their sails and embark on their filmmaking journey into the future.

Daniel Robinson presents Thick As Thieves: a tale of two crooks on a heist gone wrong!

Alex Black presents Grief & Paralysis: A Film By Jack Low, a surreal story exploring the dream world!

Jamie Sacco presents Addicted: an apologue imagining a couple’s struggle to quit smoking!

Ghost Stories (15) | Saturday 19th | 7 pm

Andy Nyman also leads the cast, reprising his role as Professor Goodman alongside Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther and Martin Freeman. 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. And he needs Goodman to find a rational explanation for three stories that have shaken Cameron to his core. As Goodman investigates, he meets three haunted people, each with a tale more frightening, uncanny and inexplicable than the last.

A Quiet Place (15) | Friday 25th | 7 pm

American horror film directed by John Krasinski, who stars alongside Emily Blunt, his wife. The screenplay was written by Krasinski, Bryan Woods, and Scott Beck, based on a story by Woods and Beck. The plot follows a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.


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