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Looking For Love + Director's Q&A

Tue 1 Sept 17:50

This frank documentary combines music, performance and interviews to look at the state of love and relationships in black British communities.



Bristol Festival of Puppetry

Thu 27 - Mon 31 Aug

With over 100 artists performing, including world premieres and a heap of free events and activities, the Festival of Puppetry is visiting Watershed for the very first time!

Older couple

45 Years

Now screening

Andrew Haigh’s powerful follow up to his acclaimed Weekend follows the story of a couple (Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay) whose 45 year marriage is rocked by news that triggers deep turmoil for them both.

The Wolfpack

The Wolfpack

Now screening

This stranger-than-fiction doc depicts the unusual upbringing of six brothers who have spent their childhoods locked away from the outside world and whose only reality is via movies.

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Gemma Bovery

Now screening

In this sexy and lighthearted re-imagining of Posy Simmonds’ graphic novel Gemma Arterton stars as an earthy beauty who stirs passions in the male inhabitants of a Normandy village.

Mark Cosgrove

September Podcast

Listen now

In this month's podcast our Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove talks emerging talent at Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival and the impact of digital on filmmaking.

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Game on!

£4.50 tickets for anyone aged 24 and under

If you're a young person aged 24 or under you can see any film here, at any time, on any day, and still have change from a fiver.

Urbanimals Rabbit

The winner is...


The winner of this year's Playable City Award is Urbanimals - curious, interactive creatures that appear in unexpected areas of the city. They'll be springing up in Bristol later in the year for you to play with!

Man and woman


Now screening

The concluding chapter (following L’avventura and La notte) of Antonioni’s loose trilogy about doomed relationships in the modern world remains a landmark of modern cinema.


The President

Now screening

This gripping and inventive parable of power and revenge shows Iranian director Makhmalbaf’s skill of combining a spirit of childlike play with a disquieting adult atmosphere of political corruption and brutality.


The Stick House

Mon 7 Sept - Sat 17 Oct

Raucous' The Stick House is a dark gothic fable fusing film, music, performance and creative digital technology spinning a tale of love found, betrayals made and hearts laid bare in an astonishing and captivating theatre journey deep in the tunnels beneath Bristol. 

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21 Aug, 2015
What's on in September: Urbanimals, Stick House, Encounters and more

What's happening in September - including the bouncing, hopping, swimming and crawling Urbanimals, the mysterious Stick House and more...