Cultural cinema and digital creativity centre in Bristol UK

Highlights

Son of Saul

Now screening

Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® this blistering debut from Hungarian director László Nemes is an unforgettable Holocaust drama - set inside Auschwitz.

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Son of Saul

Now screening

Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® this blistering debut from Hungarian director László Nemes is an unforgettable Holocaust drama - set inside Auschwitz.

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An Improvised Life plus Q&A

Sun 8 May 14:00    

A warm profile of the idiosyncratic musician, film composer and sound sculptor Ron Geesin - best known for his profound orchestral collaboration with Pink Floyd on their first No. 1 album Atom Heart Mother - followed by a Q&A with the man himself.

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Mark Cosgrove

April Podcast

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In this month's podcast our Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove discusses upcoming Holocaust drama Son of Saul and the morality of the creative choices inherent in making films that portray human atrocities.

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Victoria

Now screening

One of the most talked about films of the year, Sebastian Schipper's extraordinary heist thriller is - incredibly, audaciously - shot at night on the streets of Berlin in a single continuous take.

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The Here After

Now screening

This debut from Swedish director Magnus von Horn is a taut and morally complex drama that follows John (Ulrik Munther), a gawky teenager who faces fear, hostility and danger when he returns to his rural community after serving time for a tragic crime.

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Court

Opens Mon 2 May

An ageing activist and folk singer is dubiously charged with inciting a sewerage worker into committing suicide in director Chaitanya Tamhane’s hugely impressive debut that reflects - with both humanity and humour - the painful inequalities in modern India.

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Next To Her

Now screening

A darkly intricate Israeli drama that examines the unhealthily symbiotic relationship between two sisters - one of whom is mentally disabled.

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Heaven Knows What

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The latest outing from acclaimed indie directors Josh and Benny Safdie is a harrowing blend of fiction and raw documentary that chronicles a young heroin addict feeding her addictions and finding mad love on the sidewalks of New York.

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Conference Hire

At Watershed we have a passion for innovation and creativity: we take pride in making your event stand out from the rest.

People at conference at Watershed

We offer imaginative choices to meet your conference needs, delivered in the inspirational surroundings of this independent organisation with its intimate and vibrant atmosphere. With customers at the heart of our organisation Watershed delivers a diverse programme of films, events, festivals and conferences.

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Food & Drink

Watershed offers the perfect social space. We are open from early in the morning to late at night.

Watershed's Café/Bar

We are committed to projecting passion, care and pride in the whole Watershed experience. Our food is now as organic, seasonal, locally sourced and ethically produced as we can possibly make it. Sample our menu, get some drinks in or just come for a coffee before or after a film – the choice is up to you.

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News

Wed 27 Apr, 2016
Cinema Rediscovered - Great films back on big screens

David Bowie in Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence - part of Cinema Rediscovered

Watershed and partners South West Silents and 20th Century Flicks invite you to join in the inaugural Cinema Rediscovered (Thu 28 - Sun 31 July 2016), a new major international archive film event that will celebrate cinema-going, giving audiences an opportunity to discover - or indeed re-discover - new digital restorations, film print rarities of early cinema, and contemporary classics on the big screen.

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