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Our Christmas Gift Guide

Unique (and local!) gifts

It's well and truly Christmas time. If you're anything like us you're still frantically searching for gifts – but don't worry, there’s a whole host of great products that have come out of the Pervasive Media Studio, and lots of things to give cinema lovers.

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Beasts of Balance

Our Christmas Gift Guide

Unique (and local!) gifts

It's well and truly Christmas time. If you're anything like us you're still frantically searching for gifts – but don't worry, there’s a whole host of great products that have come out of the Pervasive Media Studio, and lots of things to give cinema lovers.

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Bristol Palestine Film Festival

Fri 9 - Sun 11 Dec

The Festival, now in its sixth year, returns with a range of documentaries and feature films (some never seen in the UK) that provide a unique insight into life in and around Palestine, told through the stories of the people who live there.

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Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation

Now screening

This explosive double Sundance-winner tells the true story of Nat Turner, an enslaved preacher who became the radical leader of an 1831 revolt.

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Man standing in front of his artwork

Life, Animated

Now screening

This remarkable documentary tells the story of how an autistic boy learned to communicate through Disney films.

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Warm Up at Watershed

All December

There's no denying it - it's getting colder and... it must be nearly Christmas! We'd like to ease you into the festive season with a warm welcome in the Café/Bar, with Mulled wine brewed right here...

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December Podcast

Listen now

In this month's podcast Mark Cosgrove, Watershed Cinema Curator and Sven de Hondt, independent film blogger and programmer, reflect on the year in cinema at Watershed, revisiting standout films from 2016.

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Paterson

Now screening

This lush new film from Jim Jarmusch focuses on a bus driving poet (Adam Driver) in a small New Jersey town who practices his craft amidst the quiet magic of everyday life.

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The Unknown Girl

Now screening

Two-time Cannes Palme d'Or winners the Dardennes brothers (Two Days, One Night, The Kid With The Bike) return with another pitch-perfect character study about a doctor seeking to uncover the truth behind the mysterious death of an unidentified caller.

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Topless men facing towards each other

The Pass

Now screening

This stunning directorial debut from Ben A. Williams, adapted by John Donnelly from his own hit play, features a knockout central performance by Russell Tovey as Jason, an ambitious footballer leading a life of denial. 

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What's on today - Sat 10 Dec

Feature Showing
Bristol Palestine Film Festival: Trip Along Exodus + Director Q&A 18 (S) 13:00 QA
Snowden 15 14:30, 20:20
The Unknown Girl 15 (S) 14:50
The Birth of a Nation 15 17:50 AD, 20:40 AD
Paterson 15 18:00
Life, Animated PG 18:10
The Pass 15 20:30

What's on tomorrow - Sun 11 Dec

Feature Showing
Angela Carter Brunches: Tale of Tales 15 12:00
Bristol Palestine Film Festival: Oriented + Short 18 (S) 12:45 Intro
The Unknown Girl 15 (S) 14:50
Snowden 15 15:00, 20:20
Bristol Palestine Film Festival: 3000 Nights + Short 18 (S) 15:30 Intro
The Birth of a Nation 15 17:50 AD, 20:40 AD
Paterson 15 18:00
Life, Animated PG 18:10
The Pass 15 20:30

What's on - Mon 12 Dec

Feature Showing
Cinébabies: The Birth of a Nation 15 11:00 Baby
The Unknown Girl 15 (S) 14:00
Snowden 15 14:30, 20:20
The Birth of a Nation 15 17:50 AD, 20:40 AD
Paterson 15 18:00
Life, Animated PG 18:10
The Pass 15 20:30

What's on - Tue 13 Dec

Feature Showing
Snowden 15 14:30, 20:20
The Unknown Girl 15 (S) 14:50
The Birth of a Nation 15 17:50 AD, 20:40 AD
Paterson 15 18:00
Life, Animated PG 18:10
The Pass 15 20:30

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What's on - Wed 14 Dec

Feature Showing
The Birth of a Nation 15 11:00 AD, 17:50 AD Intro, 20:40 AD
Snowden 15 14:30, 20:20
The Unknown Girl 15 (S) 14:50
Paterson 15 18:00 DS
Life, Animated PG 18:10
Conversations About Cinema: The Birth of a Nation 20:00
The Pass 15 20:30

What's on - Thu 15 Dec

Feature Showing
Snowden 15 14:30, 20:20
The Unknown Girl 15 (S) 14:50
The Birth of a Nation 15 17:50 AD, 20:40 AD
Paterson 15 18:00
Life, Animated PG 18:10
The Pass 15 20:30

What's on - Fri 16 Dec

Feature Showing
Cosy Corner Book Den All Day
The Eagle Huntress U 15:00, 18:10
The Black Hen 12A (S) 15:30, 18:30
The Birth of a Nation 15 Times TBC AD
Snowden 15 Times TBC
Son Of Joseph 12A (S) 20:40
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It's well and truly Christmas time. If you're anything like us you're still frantically searching for gifts – but don't worry, there’s a whole host of great products that have come out of the Pervasive Media Studio, and lots of things to give cinema lovers.

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