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Stu’s Picks For No 6 – April 2016

As ever the No. 6 Cinema has some awesome movies on offer this April. 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 to find their full listings – www.no6cinema.co.uk.

The Big Lebowski (18) | Friday 1 April | 7pm

The Dude (Jeff Bridges) a.k.a. Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, and gets caught up in a series of events made worse by his friends, Walter (John Goodman) and Donny (Steve Buscemi). Narrated by Sam Elliott, this is cult cinema at it’s finest – only to be expected from Joel and Ethan Coen.

Mad Max (15) | Saturday 2 April | 7pm

Mad Max is back by popular demand. 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.

Anomalisa (15) | Saturday 9 April | 7pm

Michael Stone, a middle-aged motivational speaker who is grappling with an existential crisis, attends a customer service convention in Cincinnati to give a speech. At the hotel, he meets and falls for Lisa, a seemingly ordinary woman who sparks his imagination and energizes him to re-examine his life. Anomalisa, produced by Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson, and Rosa Tran, has received an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature film.

Dad’s Army (PG) | Thursday 14 April | 4pm

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. In Walmington-on-Sea their mission, to patrol the Dover army base, seems a great chance to revive falling spirits, but the arrival of glamorous journalist Rose Winters proves to huge distraction and sets pulses racing . MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.

Hail, Caesar (12A) | Saturday 16 April | 7pm

Four-time Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

A Bigger Splash (15) | Saturday 23 April | 7pm

Rock legend Marianne Lane is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul, when Iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope. Interrupting their holiday and bringing with him an A-Bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue,

A Bigger Splash is a sensuous portrait of desire, jealousy and Rock and Roll under the mediterranean sun.

Victoria (15) | Friday 29 April | 7pm

Filmed in one take, Victoria tells of a young Spanish woman, who meets four men on a night out in Berlin. She takes a fancy to one of the men, but their tender flirting is rudely interrupted by the others when Victoria is persuaded to take part in a robbery. What began as a game suddenly becomes deadly serious.

The camera seamlessly intertwines the passing of time and numerous locations, placing the audience right in the centre of the action.

High Rise (15) | Saturday 30 April | 7pm

1975 – Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone.

Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building. The lights go out and the lifts fail but the party goes on.

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