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Current Episode, February 2015

This month Mark Cosgrove, Watershed Cinema Curator, talks about The Impact of Conflict and discusses the Playable City with Watershed Producer Hilary O'Shaugnessy. Mark discusses how film and filmmakers have and do address The Impact of Conflict, in particular in relation to new cinema release Selma.

Selma is a gripping drama that focus on Martin Luther King in a vivid retelling of the months leading up to the historic 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, that would secure voting rights for African Americans - a story that resonates with contemporary American events and screens this month at Watershed.

Hilary talks about the notion of the Playable City and Watershed's past successes in making Bristol recognised as the original Playable City and upcoming Playable City activity in 2015.

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Previous Episode, January 2015

This month Mark Cosgrove, Watershed Cinema Curator, talks about our new UK wide strand Conversations About Cinema: The Impact of Conflict with co-curator Tim Cole, Professor of Social History at University of Bristol.

Mark and Tim reflect on how the impact of a war, any war, is not confined to its dates, but goes far wider, far deeper. They discuss this notion in relation to our January programme, which includes a special Sunday Brunch season (Rebels in the Rubble) that explores filmmaking in the immediate post-war period and new release Testament of Youth. The Impact of Conflict strand runs from January until June 2015 and will explore the effects of war across people, society, places and politics.

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