A couple on a boat

The Lady From Shanghai

Now screening

Orson Welles' celebrated 1947 noir now dazzlingly restored. It was made in the midst of financial chaos, floundering reputation and his crumbling marriage to Rita Hayworth.

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Highlights

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

Opens Fri 29 Aug

Now newly restored, Robert Wiene's classic of German Expressionism is far more than a landmark of film history: to this day it remains unsettling, thought provoking and very impressive.

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Peter Tubey

What's Rife

Peter Tubey on Youth Centres

Jon Aitken met up with Bristol-based artist and musician Peter Tubey (aged 21) to find out how youth centres have changed his life and provided him with incredible opportunities.

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Two Men

The Keeper of Lost Causes

Opens Fri 29 Aug

This engrossing Scandinavian crime drama is the first adaptation of the Department Q novels. A detective is now a pariah on the force after a shootout goes badly wrong.

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Shadowing

Winner of the Playable City Award

Bristol, come and play with your shadows... we are delighted to announce that this year's winner of the international £30,000 Playable City Award is Shadowing, which will be launched in the city in the autumn.

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The Congress

Now screening

Dizzying live action-animation hybrid from Waltz With Bashir director Ari Folman stars Robin Wright as 'Robin Wright', a once famous actress now sliding towards middle age.

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Charulata

Now screening

This graceful drama from India's most renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray, tells of a lonely housewife who lives an idle life in 1870s Calcutta. A fascinating portrait of pre-Independence India.

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Sigourney Weaver in Alien

Sci Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder

Register your interest now!

This winter we are taking a giant leap into the world of Sci Fi with a huge season dedicated to the world's most popular film genre. Get a sense of the shape of the season here, and sign up for updates...

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Ponyo!

Studio Ghibli Forever

Throughout August

A month of film, origami, manga, bento boxes, food specials and more dedicated to legendary Studio Ghibli animator and co-founder Hayao Miyazaki. Now screening is the gorgeous Ponyo...

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Night Moves

Opens Fri 29 Aug

A Hitchcockian tension infuses this eco-terrorist thriller, confirming Kelly Reichardt's talent at capturing the realities of American life at a granular level of detail.

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Food & Drink

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

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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Conference Hire

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

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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News

19 Aug, 2014
Encounters Festival 20/20: Looking back to look forward

Marking two decades as the UK’s leading short film and animation festival, Encounters 20th Short Film and Animation Festival will be returning to Watershed from Wed 17 to Sun 21 Sept.

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