Philip Glass at the piano

Glassfest: Beats and Buddhism

Sun 2 - Sat 8 Nov

In celebration of legendary composer Philip Glass's return to Bristol we present a season of films that mark Glass's connection with the American Beat movement and the influence that Buddhism has on his work.




Halloween competition!

It's the very last day of Shadowing, the winner of our Playable City Award, and we've got some great Halloween-themed surprises at each location. Share your pics and videos to win a night out on us!

Man painting a picture

Mr Turner

Now screening

Mike Leigh's vivid and hugely enjoyable portrait of artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (Timothy Spall) is a luminous portrait to the master of light, someone whose canvases could almost be early forerunners of cinema.


E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Now screening

Steven Spielberg's all time classic sci-fi adventure sees a little alien, abandoned by his pot-belled extraterrestrial buds, navigate life on Earth with the help of ten-year-old Elliott.


All Is By My Side

Now screening

An absorbing, provocative and wholly original portrait of Jimi Hendrix as fledgling legend, with Outkast's André Benjamin.



Now screening

An enjoyably traditional, extravagant melodrama of bitter jealousy, murder, and cold, unforgiving ambition set in depression-era America.


Aged 16 – 19? Passionate about film?

BFI Film Academy - apply now

Participants will get an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to work in film from writing scripts to getting movies to the cinema screen. Apply now!


Björk - Biophilia Live

Now screening

A dazzling visual spectacle in which Björk performs songs from her eighth album with evocative visuals provided by designers from around the world.

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28 Oct, 2014
Halloween Photo Competition: Shadowing

Send us your best Halloween pictures and films of you playing in the Shadowing lamp light and win a night out on us. If you are out trick or treating, why not visit your nearest Shadowing street light and take petrifying party portrait?