Our Picks For No 6 – June 2015

Our Picks For No 6 – June 2015

If you have not 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 to buy tickets and find their full listings www.no6cinema.co.uk.

Woman In Gold | Saturday 6th June | 7pm

Tackling the same territory as The Monuments Men but from a different perspective, Woman In Gold stars Helen Mirren as Jewish émigrée Maria Altmann. Altmann’s aunt, the wealthy Austrian Adele Bloch-Bauer, was the subject of the famous portrait by Gustav Klimt, which was seized by the Nazis and then hung in a Vienna gallery after the war. Convinced that the painting is her rightful inheritance, Altmann and her young lawyer confront all manner of obstacles in pursuit of natural justice. Directed by Simon Curtis and penned by Alexi Kaye Campbell, Woman In Gold features Mirren at her twinkliest but steeliest.

Girlhood | Thursday 11th June | 7pm

Karidja Touré, one of numerous first-time actors in the production, gives a remarkably assured performance as Marieme, a frustrated teenage girl bent on exploring her identity and the world around her. Tired of an oppressive home life, her lack of prospects and the male-dominated neighbourhood, Marieme reinvents herself as Vic (as in Victory), quits school and falls in with a gang of three free-spirited girls. Hoping that her new life will bring her the freedom she craves, Marieme will encounter many highs and lows on the path to self-discovery.

Far From The Madding Crowd | Saturday 13th June | 7pm

Director Thomas Vinterberg brings us a stunning new film version of Thomas Hardy’s classic love story. The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

A Royal Night Out | Saturday 20th June | 7pm

V.E. Day, 1945. Across the world, people are celebrating the end of the war. Two teenage sisters are allowed out to join the party for the first time and have an amazing adventure. But these two sisters are Princesses Margaret and Elizabeth, the future queen of England. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance. A Royal Night Out is based on true events and is directed by Julian Jarrold from a script penned by Trevor De Silva and Kevin Hood.

Mad Max: Fury Road | Saturday 27th June | 7pm

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet in a stark desert landscape where almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world are two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her homeland.

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