What's on this week Sat 27 Aug - Fri 2 Sept

Head on over to this relaxed reading space in the Café/Bar, where you'll find comfy seats, copies of Roald Dahl's books, and activities for the kids. All the activities in this area are free and fully grown human beans are always welcome too!

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The travels of an adorable Dachshund are at the heart of this mordantly funny and elegantly wrought portmanteau comedy, as acerbic US indie director Todd Solondz (Happiness, Welcome to the Dollhouse) demonstrates he’s lost none of his bite.

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Steven Spielberg re-united with ET writer Melissa Matheson to create this magical adaptation of Roald Dahl's adored tale which simply radiates with open-hearted warmth.

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Set sail for a heartwarming experience for all the family with this inspiring, rambunctious and nostalgic tale of summer adventure, as Arthur Ransome's enduring 1930’s children's novel is brought to life in this beautifully realised adaptation of a quintessentially British classic.

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Indie darling Brady Corbet makes his directorial debut with this operatic psychodrama about what exactly makes a dictator.

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Pedro Almodóvar, one of cinema's great auteurs, returns to his roots with his 20th feature, a seriously good female-focused study of love and loss.

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Cinébabies is our weekly daytime screening of one of the current films in the programme specifically for parents/carers with babies under 12 months.

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A 15-year-old girl must make a brutal choice between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival black gang, in this pulse-pounding crime-drama played out amidst the milieu of Brussels’ gang culture.

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Chinese director Zhao Liang acts as a modern-day Dante exploring Inner Mongolia’s environmental destruction, in this contemplative documentary and poetic protest against the destructive social and environmental effects of Chinese industrialisation.

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls - start your engines! Dahl helped adapt this fantasy by his friend Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, and we’re delighted to present this remastered version for you all.

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In this week's Lunchtime Talk we welcome Knowle West Media Centre to talk about The Bristol Approach to citizen sensing and the development of their damp-busting ‘Frogboxes'!

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Isabelle Huppert provides an exquisite portrait of a philosophy tutor tackling late-life misdirection in acclaimed French writer/director Mia Hansen-Løve’s poignant new drama.

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What begins as a lighthearted enquiry into the bizarre world of competitive tickling, ends up somewhere much, much darker in this remarkably alarming and utterly compelling documentary that gets more surprising and strange the further it digs.

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Sat 3 - Fri 9 Sept

Pedro Almodóvar, one of cinema's great auteurs, returns to his roots with his 20th feature, a seriously good female-focused study of love and loss.

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Isabelle Huppert provides an exquisite portrait of a philosophy tutor tackling late-life misdirection in acclaimed French writer/director Mia Hansen-Løve’s poignant new drama.

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Cinébabies is our weekly daytime screening of one of the current films in the programme specifically for parents/carers with babies under 12 months.

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What begins as a lighthearted enquiry into the bizarre world of competitive tickling, ends up somewhere much, much darker in this remarkably alarming and utterly compelling documentary that gets more surprising and strange the further it digs.

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Tangled loyalties, desire and revenge all came together with compelling aplomb when Almodóvar brilliantly refashioned Ruth Rendell’s novel to deliver this raw and erotically charged drama.

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After the huge success of our summer Gin Festival (where more than 300 of you came to our free tasting event!) we return with another seasonal Festival, this time focusing on all things Ale!

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Cinéphiles is a film discussion group that meets once a month to discuss films chosen from Watershed's programme. All are welcome.

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This unique, one-night-only, worldwide cinema event directed by Andrew Dominik is the first ever opportunity anyone will have to hear Skeleton Tree - the 16th studio album from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.

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Viggo Mortensen stars as an idealistic survivalist father raising his six children off the grid and away from contemporary civilisation - until events force them into the outside world - in this charming, energetic and eccentric comedy drama.

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Two lovers go from pillow talk to possible murder in this sexy, startling, challenging and spectacular postmodern murder-mystery.

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Sat 10 - Fri 16 Sept

Pedro Almodóvar, one of cinema's great auteurs, returns to his roots with his 20th feature, a seriously good female-focused study of love and loss.

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Isabelle Huppert provides an exquisite portrait of a philosophy tutor tackling late-life misdirection in acclaimed French writer/director Mia Hansen-Løve’s poignant new drama.

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Viggo Mortensen stars as an idealistic survivalist father raising his six children off the grid and away from contemporary civilisation - until events force them into the outside world - in this charming, energetic and eccentric comedy drama.

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Cinébabies is our weekly daytime screening of one of the current films in the programme specifically for parents/carers with babies under 12 months.

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Two lovers go from pillow talk to possible murder in this sexy, startling, challenging and spectacular postmodern murder-mystery.

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Gael Garcia Bernal starred in this dazzling noirish tale of mystery, melodrama and a shared childhood secret when Almodovar examined the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends.

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Join us in the Café/Bar from 19:50for an informal discussion on Julieta, Pedro Almodóvar's seriously good female-focused study of love and loss. There will be a special guest to be confirmed plus a BSL (British Sign Language) interpreter, so that both Deaf and hearing members of the audience can join in the conversation.

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The Being There Showcase is a day-long celebration of the projects, experiences and unique experiments that have come out of the research project about Humans and Robots In Public Space.

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Director Ron Howard’s not-to-missed story of The Beatles exceptional touring years is an intimate portrait of the band, and a behind-the-scenes look at the Fab Four on tour.

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Unfixed is a Creative Research project involving ten Australian and UK Deaf and disabled artists selected to investigate arts, disability and technology. In this Lunchtime Talk, the artists will share their creative process, ideas, challenges and inspirations.

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Guillermo Francella (The Secrets in Their Eyes) turns in a performance for the ages as the charismatic patriarch of a seemingly normal middle-class family who descend into criminality in this disturbing and utterly electric true-crime drama.

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The hilarious latest from What We Do In The Shadows director Taika Waititi is a goofy mash up of coming of age tale, buddy comedy, boys adventure and survivalist film about a foster kid who triggers a massive manhunt when he escapes to the New Zealand bush.

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Sat 17 - Fri 23 Sept

Viggo Mortensen stars as an idealistic survivalist father raising his six children off the grid and away from contemporary civilisation - until events force them into the outside world - in this charming, energetic and eccentric comedy drama.

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Guillermo Francella (The Secrets in Their Eyes) turns in a performance for the ages as the charismatic patriarch of a seemingly normal middle-class family who descend into criminality in this disturbing and utterly electric true-crime drama.

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The hilarious latest from What We Do In The Shadows director Taika Waititi is a goofy mash up of coming of age tale, buddy comedy, boys adventure and survivalist film about a foster kid who triggers a massive manhunt when he escapes to the New Zealand bush.

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Cinébabies is our weekly daytime screening of one of the current films in the programme specifically for parents/carers with babies under 12 months.

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A ravishing tale of romantic obsession, loneliness and friendship, Almodóvar’s exceptional drama explores the bond forged between two men, who under tragic circumstances become caregivers for two women both trapped in a coma.

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Catch the best new short and animated films from across the globe, right here in Bristol. Encounters is the UK’s leading short film festival combining film screenings, special events, industry masterclasses and workshops in a jam packed programme of activity.

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This week we welcome the Digital DIY project from University of Westminster to interrupt our usual Lunchtime Talk format to run an active making workshop using Lego and other simple materials to make things, discuss making practice, and share ideas and experiences.

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