Pride LGBT+ Film Festival, it is collaboration between PFS, the University of Portsmouth’s LGBT Staff Forum, Peccadillo Pictures, BFI FAN, Southeast HUB and the LGBT+ Society at the University of Portsmouth Students’ Union.
Wednesday 6th February
Postcards from London ( UK 2018) (Cert TBC)
90 min English
Having hopped on a train to London Jim finds himself jobless, penniless and renting a cardboard box from a homeless man. Down on his luck, Jim catches the eyes of a troupe of high-class male escorts who specialise in cultural, post-coital conversation. Director: Steve McLean will be our guest for the festival opening.
Wednesday 13th Feb
Anchor and Hope
2017 | SPAIN | 113MINS
Anchor and Hope, directed by Carlos Marques-Marcet, is about Eva and Kat, a couple living on a London canal boat with their friend Roger. As Eva and Kat decide to take their relationship to the next level, they face a number of di cult decisions and con icting opinions. Anchor and Hope stays playful and funny, whilst painting a true picture of modern relationships and family life.
Tuesday 19th Wednesday-
A Moment in the Reed
2018 103 min Cert18 English; Finnish
Leevi returns to Finland for the summer to help renovate the family summer house, Tariq a Syrian asylum seeker is hired to help and the two young men develop a closer friendship that offers a summer of love. Viewing Finland from both the perspectives of an immigrant and an emigrant, the film is a story about the search for freedom, acceptance and a place to call home.
Wednesday 20th Feb 7 pm The Happy Prince 2017 (Cert 15) 105min
The last days of Oscar Wilde — and the ghosts that haunted them — are vividly evoked in Rupert Everett’s directorial debut. Everett gives a career defining performance as Wilde, physically and emotionally embodying the literary genius as he lives out his last days in exile in Europe.
Weds 27th Feb at 7pm The Bookshop 2018 (Cert PG) 113min
England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. As Florence’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.
Thursday 28th Feb at 7pm room 1.11 (TBC) Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) 120min
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound.