A man
Mexican man

Who Is Dayani Cristal?

Now screening

Mexican actor and activist Gael Garcia Bernal lends his name and presence to this engaging documentary about illegal immigration across the US border.




Now screening

This brilliant slice of Southern Gothic drama is the very definition of return to form - for both director David Gordon Green and star Nicolas Cage.

A boy


Now screening

Filmed with the same group of actors over a 12 year period to 2013, the latest film from Richard Linklater is an engrossing one-of-a-kind epic about growing up.



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.

Young woman

A Century of Chinese Cinema

Sun 6 - Sun 27 July

This unprecedented season is a rare chance to discover a selection of the history of an important nation in film.


July Podcast

Our Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove discusses Creativity Inc, a book which offers a rich look at Pixar Animation's creative success, and looks forward to upcoming film Boyhood and our Century of Chinese Cinema season.

Woman in a field

Grand Central

Now screening

A potent workplace drama starring two of France's hottest stars - Tahar Rahim and Lea Seydoux - who live and work under the shadow of a nuclear power plant.

Ghibli characters sitting on a branch hanging across a river.

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.

A couple

A Promise

Opens Fri 1 Aug

A sumptuous testament to the enduring power of love, this follows Friedrich (Richard Madden), a graduate of humble origins, who meets Lotte (Rebecca Hall) in pre-War Germany.

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Food & Drink

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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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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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15 Jul, 2014
Julie's Bicycle Environmental Data Lab

This autumn, we are delighted to be partnering with the nice folk at Julie’s Bicycle to host a two-day Environmental Data Lab here at the Pervasive Media Studio, and right now we are looking for creative practitioners to take part.