What's on this week Sun 19 - Sat 25 April

Force Majeure 15 (S)

Until Thu 23 April

This Cannes Jury Prize-winner is a wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama about a model Swedish family and their subsequent fallout following an avalanche whilst on a skiing holiday in the French Alps.

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Cobain: Montage Of Heck 15

Until Thu 23 April

Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has been profiled before in film, but no one has ever enjoyed the access Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture) gained to create the very first authorised portrait of the legendary grunge hero.

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Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance PG

Until Thu 23 April

This larger than life true story tells of how a barmaid in one of the poorest mining valleys in South Wales bred a racehorse on her allotment that went on the become a champion. An irresistible equine Rocky!

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Cinébabies: Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance PG

Mon 20 April 11:00

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 Invisible Life PG (S)

Until Thu 23 April

Vitor Gonçalves, whose masterful first film A Girl in Summer is considered a touchstone in Portuguese cinema, has returned to filmmaking after a 25 year hiatus with this, a poetic exploration of memory and grief.

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Glassland 15

Until Thu 30 April

Garnering awards at this year’s Sundance Film festival, Irish director Gerard Barrett delivers an uncompromising film of immense emotional power about a young man’s attempts to save his alcoholic mother from her addiction.

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Bypass 15

Mon 20 - Thu 23 April

Duane Hopkins’ long-anticipated follow up to his 2008 debut Better Things documents the breaking point in the life of Tim, a young man too physically weedy and soft-hearted to cope with the extreme demands of his life on a council estate, with a terminally ill single mother, an absent father and brother, and a wayward younger sister to care for.

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The Emperor’s New Clothes + satellite Q&A with Russell Brand CTBA

Tue 21 April 19:00

Director Michael Winterbottom and comedian, provocateur and aspiring revolutionary Russell Brand join forces in this polemical documentary about the financial crisis and gross inequality currently facing the modern world.

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Lunchtime Talk: 360 Degree Storytelling

Fri 24 April 13:00

In this weeks talk Robin McNicholas, Co-Founder & Creative Director of Marshmallow Laser Feast -a studio exploring the line between virtual and real-world 360 experiences - talks about the evolution of 360 degree storytelling with a particular focus on the rapid growth in virtual reality.

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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence 12A (S)

Fri 24 - Thu 30 April

Swedish master Roy Andersson returns with this absurdist, surreal and shocking pitch-black comedy which muses on man’s perpetual inhumanity to man, the final part of his brilliant trilogy (after Songs from the Second Floor and You, the Living).

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The Falling 15

Fri 24 - Thu 30 April

British director Carol Morley’s follow-up to her breakthrough hit Dreams of a Life is a feverish exploration of raging hormones and teenage angst set against a brilliantly beguiling backdrop of a mysterious outbreak of mass-hysterical fainting at an English girls’ school in the late 1960s.

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Queer Vision Launch - Iris Select + Party 18

Sat 25 April 14:30

Queer Vision launches with a weekend of three short film programmes showcasing a unique selection of funny, touching, shocking and insightful shorts from Cardiff’s Iris Prize LGBT film festival.

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Sun 26 April - Sat 2 May

Glassland 15

Until Thu 30 April

Garnering awards at this year’s Sundance Film festival, Irish director Gerard Barrett delivers an uncompromising film of immense emotional power about a young man’s attempts to save his alcoholic mother from her addiction.

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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence 12A (S)

Fri 24 - Thu 30 April

Swedish master Roy Andersson returns with this absurdist, surreal and shocking pitch-black comedy which muses on man’s perpetual inhumanity to man, the final part of his brilliant trilogy (after Songs from the Second Floor and You, the Living).

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The Falling 15

Fri 24 - Thu 30 April

British director Carol Morley’s follow-up to her breakthrough hit Dreams of a Life is a feverish exploration of raging hormones and teenage angst set against a brilliantly beguiling backdrop of a mysterious outbreak of mass-hysterical fainting at an English girls’ school in the late 1960s.

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Cinébabies: The Falling 15

Mon 27 April 11:00

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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Filmic 2015 - Folk Noir: The Wicker Man 15

Sun 26 April 12:00

The ultimate British cult classic: the folk musical, occult chiller and really quite mad seminal horror The Wicker Man sets the mould for a distinctly British take on the folk noir genre.

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Queer Vision - When I Saw Her 18

Sun 26 April 13:00

Queer Vision launches with a weekend showcasing a unique selection of funny, touching, shocking and insightful shorts from Cardiff’s Iris Prize LGBT film festival.

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Queer Vision- The Love of Men 18

Sun 26 April 14:30

Bristol Pride presents the launch of a brand new film festival - Queer Vision - with fresh, exciting partnerships and even more truly inspiring award winning films to watch on the big screen.

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Tea & Sangria 15 (S)

Tue 28 April 18:00

When David, a love-struck Englishman arrives in Madrid having abandoned everything to live with his Spanish girlfriend, their relationship begins to turn sour and he finds himself stranded in a foreign land.

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Matt Adams (Blast Theory) - A Message from Karen

Wed 29 April 18:30

Matt Adams is a co-founder of Blast Theory, talks about their latest project Karen, an entertaining life coach in a smartphone app that uses psychological profiling in the background as you interact.

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Sun 3 - Sat 9 May

Cinéphiles

Until Mon 4 May

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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Restored and Re-presented: M PG (S)

Sun 3 May 12:00

Of all Fritz Lang’s creations, none have been more innovative or influential than M, the film that launched German cinema into the sound era with stunning sophistication and mesmerising artistry. Still fresh and startling, 84 years on.

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Bikes vs Cars CTBA

Sun 3 May 14:50

From bike activists in Sao Paulo, Toronto (where car-dependent voters have elected a mayor who has wiped out bike lines and trams) and Los Angeles (which used to have the best public transport on the planet), fighting for safe bike lanes, to the city of Copenhagen, where forty percent commute daily by bike, BIKES vs CARS considers the revolutionary changes that could take place if more cities made room for bicyclists.

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Seeds Of Time CTBA

Tue 5 May 18:10

A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food in a passionate and personal journey that may save the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.

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Festival of Ideas May 2015: Philip Zimbardo - How Technology Has Sabotaged what it Means to be Male

Wed 6 May 12:30

Young men are failing as never before - academically, socially and sexually. But why, and what can be done about it? Psychologist Dr Philip Zimbardo reveals how modern manhood has hit crisis point and argues that urgent steps must be taken for the good of society.

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Come The Revolution: This Is The Life

Wed 6 May 20:00

Selma director Ava Duvernay's award-winning documentary is a smart, sharp exploration of the early 90s influential Los Angeles hip hop scene, which would become a breeding ground for conscious (or alternative) hip hop. Followed by an After Party with Ujima Radio DJs!

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Girlhood School Screening 15 (S)

Thu 7 May 10:30

Céline Sciamma (Water Lilies, Tomboy) continues her exploration of female youth with this tale of a 16-year old girl growing up on one of the dicey banlieue neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Paris.

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Girlhood 15 (S)

Fri 8 - Thu 21 May

Céline Sciamma (Water Lilies, Tomboy) continues her exploration of female youth with this tale of a 16-year old girl growing up on one of the dicey banlieue neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Paris.

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Caring About Dying: Last Orders

Sat 9 May 15:00

In this funny, moving adaptation of Graham Swift's Booker Prize-winning novel a group of friends (Bob Hoskins, David Hemmings, Tom Courtenay and Ray Winstone) reminisce, bicker and booze their way to their friend Jack's (Michael Caine) final resting place.

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Sun 10 - Sat 16 May

Girlhood 15 (S)

Fri 8 - Thu 21 May

Céline Sciamma (Water Lilies, Tomboy) continues her exploration of female youth with this tale of a 16-year old girl growing up on one of the dicey banlieue neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Paris.

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Restored and Re-presented: The Tales Of Hoffman U

Sun 10 May 12:00

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger create a colourful phantasmagoric marriage of cinema and opera in this Oscar®-nominated adaptation of Jacques Offenbach’s 1881 opera.

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Caring About Dying: Amour (S)

Tue 12 May 17:40

Michael Haneke picked up his second Palme d'Or (and his first Oscar®) for this incredibly moving tale of love and death which follows elderly couple Anne and Georges as Anne's health deteriorates.

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Festival of Ideas May 2015: Miranda Sawyer - The Observer Lecture 2015: Fear of Forty

Thu 14 May 19:00

Award-winning Observer writer Miranda Sawyer takes a funny look at the midlife crisis, and asks what it means for the future of the still-youth-obsessed UK.

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Lambert and Stamp 15

Fri 15 - Sun 17 May

The remarkable story of Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert, aspiring filmmakers from opposite sides of the tracks who set out to find a subject for their underground movie, leading them to discover, mentor and manage the iconic band that would become known as The Who.

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Caring About Dying: Still Alice

Fri 15 May 18:00

Julianne Moore (an Oscar®-winner for her astonishingly sad, brilliant performance) is Alice, a successful Columbia University linguistics professor who struggles to maintain her mind and self after being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's (she is only 50) in this profoundly moving but never exploitative adaptation of Lisa Genova's 2007 novel.

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Moorish Istanbul Café

Fri 15 May 20:00

Come to the Moorish Istanbul Café at Watershed for some traditional feasting and celebratory drinking: Moorish street food style.

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