After two months off for the summer the No. 6 Cinema returns in September with 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 to buy tickets and find their full listings www.no6cinema.co.uk.
Amy (15) | Thursday 3rd September & Saturday 19th September | 7pm
Multiple-award-winning documentarian Asif Kapadia (Senna) has created this full-access film about Amy Winehouse, the extraordinary musician who died in 2011 at the age of 27. Eschewing talking-head interviews, the film uses 100% archival footage – even when presenting newly recorded interviews with Winehouse’s friends, family and collaborators – and also features previously unreleased tracks and images. The result reveals a brilliant artist in all her complicated fragility.
Mr Holmes (PG) | Saturday 5th September | 7pm
An aging Sherlock Holmes returns from Japan where he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. He faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late. A clever multi-layered script together with a superb McKellen performance make for a sleek and fresh Sherlock Holmes film.
Jurassic World (12A) | Saturday 12th September | 7pm
Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next instalment of his ground-breaking Jurassic Park series. Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly.
Slow West (12A) | Thursday 10th September | 7pm
Michael Fassbender stars in John Maclean’s terrific revisionist western. Naive young Jay is travelling across late 1800s America to his sweetheart. Encountering danger, he’s saved by the mysterious Silas who proceeds to protect him from all manner of horrifying scrapes, before outlaw gets on their tail. With gallows humour and gorgeous visuals, we immediately know we are in for something out of the ordinary. Slow West changes our understanding of the American west’s history and explores how self-determinism, rather than fate, has made America the country we know today.
Inside Out (PG) | Saturday 19th September | 4pm
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions — Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control centre inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life, turmoil ensues in HQ. Although Joy, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
Alien (15) | Saturday 26th September | 7pm
When commercial towing vehicle Nostromo, heading back to Earth, intercepts an SOS signal from a nearby planet, the crew are under obligation to investigate. After a bad landing on the planet, some crew members leave the ship to explore the area. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship’s computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a call for help. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew do not know the danger they are in until it is too late.
This film will be shown as part of No.6’s Sci-Fi Weekend.
Roger Waters: The Wall | Tuesday 29th September | 8pm
Roger Waters, co-founder and primary songwriter of Pink Floyd, fuses the epic and the personal in Roger Waters: The Wall, a concert film that goes well beyond the stage. Based on the ground-breaking concept album, it’s a state-of-the-art show that dazzles the senses, combined with an intensely personal road trip that deals with the loss Roger has felt throughout his life due to war. After the film we present The Simple Facts, a unique opportunity to see Roger Waters and his Pink Floyd bandmate Nick Mason – reunited, unscripted, and in conversation to answer questions from fans from around the world.
Photo by Paul Gonella