Phoenix Fringe

Watch high quality independent, foreign language and classic films, documentaries, art house and world cinema on the big screen.

Phoenix Fringe choose two films a month to be shown at the Phoenix Cinema. It’s not a club – screenings are open to the public and everyone is welcome. You can suggest films you would like to see at Phoenix Fringe and keep up to date with screenings through their Facebook page.

Please note – there are often no adverts shown before Fringe screenings, particularly before the evening shows, so please make sure you are seated by the advertised start time of each film.

See below for the upcoming Phoenix Fringe films:



Thursday 5 December: 1300 & 2045

After making homophobic remarks, a champion swimmer is ordered to coach a gay water polo team.

In order to redeem himself, Matthias Le Goff must train The Pailletées Shrimp, a flamboyant, yet unmotivated team who are notorious for being terrible at the sport. While they prepare for the Gay Games in Croatia, coach Matthias must rein in their wild behaviour, both in and out of the water.

Despite their differences, the team secure a surprising qualifying win – surely this will boost morale and make them more committed to the water than the nightclubs? The Shiny Shrimps however, have other ideas. As they prefer partying to serious practice, Matthias is forced to reconsider his professional and personal priorities. Should he quit, or hit the road with the Shrimps to Croatia?

French comedy drama directed by Maxime Govare and Cedric le Gallo. Winner of the Best Narrative Feature Award at Reel Q: Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2019, and nominated for the Sunny Bunny Prize (Best LGBTQ Film) at Molodist International Film Festival 2019.

103 mins     Cert. 15



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