What's on this week Fri 24 Feb - Thu 2 March

A delightfully sunny ensemble comedy by acclaimed filmmaker Mike Mills (Beginners) - this is a richly multi-layered, funny, heart-stirring celebration of the complexities of women, family, time, and the connections we search for our whole lives.

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A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, this exquisite coming of age drama chronicles the life of a gay black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in Miami. An Oscar® favourite and a bonafide masterpiece, Moonlight demands to be seen.

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During this week's Lunchtime Talk we will hear about the Kellycaster and the collaboration behind this bespoke accessible guitar that has led to real change both in design but also in how accessible music making is perceived.

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Canadian enfant terrible Xavier Dolan (Mommy, Heartbeats) comes of age with his well deserved Cannes Grand Prix winner about a terminally ill writer who returns home to break the news of his condition to his estranged family.

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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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This gripping, hallucinatory tale of adolescent mass hysteria is a psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni (Royalty Hightower), a tomboy assimilating into a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati, whose members suffer from terrifying episodes known as 'the fits'.

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Setting the mood ahead of our soulful late night screening of Moonlight, join us in the Café/Bar between 22:00-23:00 to be serenaded by DJ Devolicious with a set set featuring old/nu skool soul and hip hop.

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Jonny Greenwood penned a lighter-hearted, more free-wheeling soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson’s wild adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s cult novel - a groovy, funny mystery set in 1970 drug-fuelled Los Angeles, during the dying days of free love.

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Have you been moved by Moonlight? Come the Revolution invite you to join in an exploration of Moonlight's themes of love, masculinity, sexuality and denial. Borrowing from the film's structure this three part discussion will feature provocations from spoken word, art and music.

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A special preview of the new film by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) who returns with another masterclass in complex moral questioning as a couple has to deal with a sudden violent act.

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Pull your punches: join us for a knockout free drop in session (21:50 - onwards in Waterside 1) channelling your killer instinct with a fun, confidence-building boxing taster session inspired by The Fits, plus brownies, smoothies, and pancakes to keep your inner boxing badass well fuelled.

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The Final Girls present a special preview of Anna Biller’s The Love Witch, a spellbinding homage to 1970s sexploitation films and technicolour melodramas of the 1960s.

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Fri 3 - Thu 9 March

Featuring great performances from Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson and an astonishing score by The Chemical Brothers – Trespass Against Us is at once an exhilarating crime thriller and a profoundly moving story about love and family.

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Laura Dern, Michelle Williams and Kristen Stewart are beautifully attuned to Kelly Reichardt's (Meek's Cutoff, Wendy and Lucy) intimate look at the lives of three independent women in small town Montana.

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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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Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov delivers a scathing satire on religious fundamentalism in this dark study of a Russian teenager's spiritual awakening that spirals violently out of control.

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Cannibalistic undead collide with strident social criticism in this powerful and engrossing zombie feature (the prequel to the blockbusting Train to Busan) from one of South Korea's most acclaimed animators.

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Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, Stoker) channels Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith, to create a sumptuous twisty psychological thriller, full of erotic intrigue.

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In this critically acclaimed and tense supernatural thriller, the arrival of a mysterious stranger in a quiet, rural village causes suspicion that quickly turns to panic as the villagers begin brutally killing each other for no apparent reason.

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A group of terrified passengers fight their way through a viral outbreak whilst trapped on board a blood-drenched bullet train, in this fast, fun and highly entertaining zombie-fuelled thriller - which is now the most successful film in South Korean cinema history.

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Claude Chabrol cast Isabelle Huppert at the centre of one his most shocking and unforgettable thrillers in which an illiterate maid of an affluent household falls under the influence of a mysterious postmistress, setting the stage for a tale of murder, violence, and betrayal.

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This real-life espionage thriller tells the bizarre true story about a famous South Korean director and his actress wife who planned a daring escape about being kidnapped and forced to work as the personal filmmakers of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il.

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Korean superstars Song Kang-ho, Han Ji-min, and Gong Yoo headline the latest from cutting-edge director Kim Jee woon (The Good, the Bad, the Weird), an epic, nailbiting cloak and dagger thriller about a double agent sent to infiltrate a band of freedom fighters during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1920s.

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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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Directed by pioneering rock filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker, this documentary and concert film captures Bowie and his band, The Spiders From Mars, performing at London’s Hammersmith Odeon on July 3, 1973.

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With the 70th anniversary of India's independence looming, the much-anticipated latest from Gurinder Chadha (Bhaji on the Beach, Bend It Like Beckham) is a timely dramatisation of the stormy birth pains of post-colonial India and Pakistan.

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Fri 10 - Thu 16 March

Dutch provocateur Paul Verhoeven returns with his most daring work yet: a controversial (and Golden Globe-winning) thriller about one woman's response to a violent attack. As recommended by the Toronto Film Festival, be warned in advance that you may be disturbed - but you are definitely in the hands of a film master.

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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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The inspiring true story about the three African-American women who made the 1960's NASA space programme possible.

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A spellbinding homage to 1970s sexploitation films and technicolour melodramas of the 1960s.

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One of Isabelle Huppert’s most unforgettably distraught characters came in Claire Denis’ beautiful, starkly haunting film about a white plantation owner who stubbornly refuses to leave her business in the face of an escalating and brutal African civil war.

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Join us for an informal discussion about the themes of the film in the Café/Bar. You’ll receive 10% off drinks with your cinema ticket – so grab a glass and let us know your thoughts about Elle!

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Fri 17 - Thu 23 March

Oscar®-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, The Past) returns with a masterclass in complex moral questioning as a couple has to deal with a sudden violent act.

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Co-winner of Cannes Best Director award, French auteur extraordinaire Olivier Assayas' bewitching new film is an unconventional ghost story starring Kristen Stewart as a medium seeking contact with her dead twin.

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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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Isabelle Huppert gave perhaps the performance of her career in Michael Haneke’s penetrating examination of one woman's battle with desire, desperation and self-denial that will leave you feeling both shocked and numb.

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To mark the passing one of British cinema’s most beloved actors we look back at one of the best performances in the career of John Hurt in Scandal – the tale of the infamous cold war scandal that toppled Britain's conservative government in the early 1960s.

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