Southsea Community Cinema
General admission - £6
Student - £4
NHS - free
Southsea Community Cinema hosts its first season at the Glass House in the Pyramid Centre, with a 2020-21 winter program.
Along with many other community cinemas across the country who are working successfully with local councils, universities, schools and community groups across the UK, Southsea Community Cinema will deliver world-class films and film-related activities, providing a much desired cultural outlet.
As a member of the UK Cinema For All organisation, Southsea Community Cinema strives to show films that deal with contemporary issues affecting our community. In addition to showing a broad array of films from around the world enhanced with guest speakers and themed exhibitions, it will be running filmmaking classes for all ages and hosting local filmmaking competitions.
Working with local organizations, Southsea Community Cinema's programming will continue the tradition of delivering community-focused film festivals, including a Green Festival, LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Short::Cuts Film Festival and Black History Month season. Its opening features, Recovery Festival III, highlights issues facing those individuals in recovery. It will include panel discussions with organizations providing support in Portsmouth to individuals and their families.
Family-focused programming will favour rich and educational film examples rather than the run-of-the-mill blockbuster films. Filmmaking workshops will encourage students to produce their mini stories and share them with the public. At the Glass House, the I AM ONLY HUMAN II class for 17 young adults will resume, to telling stories on film about how crime in Portsmouth affects them and their peers. The class is being conducted in partnership with the Hampshire Constabulary.
Having operated out of the University of Portsmouth for the past several years and following on the success of its sunset outdoor summer programs, Portsmouth Film Society is one step closer to having a permanent home in Southsea.
All events are open to the public and will be free to NHS staff and people who show a carer identification card.
December program kicks off with Recovery Festival:
Friday 11 December
3pm - Recovery Festival
Panel on Domestic Violence
Chair: Roger Batterbury from Healthwatch Portsmouth
Panelists: Charlene Maines from Choices For You, Lyn Tiller from Aurora New Dawn, Rachel Windebank from Stop Domestic Abuse, Rowshonara Reza from PCC Independence & Well-being Team, and a young activist from PARCS.
4pm - Honey Boy (15) 1 hr 25 mins
Based on actor Shia LaBeouf's own experiences, this film follows his childhood ascent to stardom, and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery.
6pm - Panel on Mental Health & Addiction
Chair: Richard Johnson from ANA Treatment Centre
Panelists: Rich Pike from ARC Addiction Recovery Centre, Lynn Evans from Rebound, Carolyn Barber from Good Mental Health Cooperative and Matt Parker from the University of Portsmouth.
7pm - The Invisible Man (18) 2 hrs
After staging his own suicide, a crazed scientist uses his power to become invisible to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. When the police refuse to believe her story, she decides to take matters into her own hands and fight back.
Saturday 12th of December
5pm - Surprise Film for Portsmouth Film Society members, I am Human Filmmaking Course 1 &2 students and supporters
7pm - Clemency (15) 1hr 53 mins
Years of carrying out death row executions are taking a toll on Warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares for another one, Williams must confront the psychological and emotional demons that her job creates. Clemency mines serious social issues for gripping drama, brought to life by an outstanding cast led by Alfre Woodard. The film is an American drama film written and directed by Chinonye Chukwu. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on 2019.
Southsea Community Cinema will also host family-friendly Christmas films on 18, 19, 20 December. The program will be announced soon.
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|Southsea Community Cinema (11 Dec 2020 - 12 Dec 2020)|