What's on this week

Wed 17 - Tue 23 Sept

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  • Shadowing

    • Fri 12 Sept - Fri 31 Oct

    Shadowing is arriving on Bristol's streets. When the sun goes down, Watershed's second Playable City Award Winner will appear as magical shadows beneath some of the city's street lights revealing traces of those who walked before.

  • In Order of Disappearance (15) S

    • Fri 12 - Thu 25 Sept

    Cold, hard revenge has never been so brutally hilarious - this is a terrific Scandinavian film starring Stellan Skarsgaard as a snowplough driver on an ever increasingly chaotic warpath to avenge his son's death.

    Book Tickets
  • 20,000 Days on Earth (15)

    • Wed 17 - Thu 25 Sept

    This hotly anticipated profile of musician, screenwriter and novelist Nick Cave's first 20,000 days on earth has been wowing audiences since its premiere in Berlin. A fascinating and illuminating exploration of the creative process.

    Book Tickets
  • At Berkeley (PG)

    • Mon 22 - Thu 25 Sept

    Frederick Wiseman (Titicut Follies, Basic Training), one of America's greatest living documentarians, brings us his 38th documentary since 1967, this time examining another of America's great institutions, the University of California at Berkeley.

    Book Tickets
  • Bristol Bright Night

    • Fri 26 Sept 15:00

    Celebrating Bristol's place as a home for cutting-edge research, Bristol Bright Night invites you to explore, innovate, challenge and discover through an interactive showcase of free activities across the city.

  • Maps to the Stars (18)

    • Fri 26 Sept - Thu 2 Oct

    David Cronenberg makes a stunning return to form to take a tour into the darkly comic heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another, and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. It's his strangest, most deliciously odd film yet - and given his CV, that's certainly saying something.

    Book Tickets
  • Ida (12A) S

    • Fri 26 Sept - Thu 2 Oct

    Arriving atop a wave of critical acclaim after sweeping the top prizes at Film Festivals, Pavel Pawlikowski's (My Summer of Love) intensely personal and beautifully austere film follows a young Polish woman's search for the truth.

    Book Tickets
  • Cinékids: A Cat in Paris + Animated Capers Workshop (PG)

    • Sat 27 Sept 13:00

    Paris is a great playground for an adventurous cat like Dino who likes sneaking out at night, but when his owner Zoe goes missing he has to race across the city of lights to find her.

    Book Tickets
  • Playable City Brunches: Her (15)

    • Sun 28 Sept 12:00

    Spike Jonze's very modern love story sees heartbroken Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) fall in love with an advanced operating system (voiced by Scarlett Johansson) - could it be better than real life?

    Book Tickets
  • DShed: Five Things Playful

    • Mon 1 - Tue 30 Sept

    To celebrate September's month of play at Watershed - the unveiling of Shadowing, an artwork which connects people with Bristol through play, a conference on Making the City Playable and Sunday screenings with playful cinematic visions of future cities - here is a collection of short films with a playful feel.

  • Cinébites Film + Meal Deal

    • Tue 16 - Tue 30 Sept

    Cinébites is our Tuesday evening cinema meal deal: £15.00 for a cinema ticket, a meal and a drink!

  • Jarman Award Shortlist 2014 + Q&A (18)

    • Tue 30 Sept 17:30

    Inspired by Derek Jarman, one of the most innovative, esteemed and controversial artists of the 20th Century, the Jarman Award recognises UK-based artist filmmakers. Watch this year's 10 shortlisted films, including work by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.

    Book Tickets
  • Shadowing

    • Fri 12 Sept - Fri 31 Oct

    Shadowing is arriving on Bristol's streets. When the sun goes down, Watershed's second Playable City Award Winner will appear as magical shadows beneath some of the city's street lights revealing traces of those who walked before.

  • Ida (12A) S

    • Fri 26 Sept - Thu 2 Oct

    Arriving atop a wave of critical acclaim after sweeping the top prizes at Film Festivals, Pavel Pawlikowski's (My Summer of Love) intensely personal and beautifully austere film follows a young Polish woman's search for the truth.

    Book Tickets
  • Maps to the Stars (18)

    • Fri 26 Sept - Thu 2 Oct

    David Cronenberg makes a stunning return to form to take a tour into the darkly comic heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another, and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. It's his strangest, most deliciously odd film yet - and given his CV, that's certainly saying something.

    Book Tickets
  • Afrofuturism: Sun Ra - A Joyful Noise + Funk Upon A Time Party (CTBA)

    • Thu 2 Oct 20:30

    To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of experimental jazz great Sun Ra we present this rare documentary (named as one of the 50 greatest music films ever by Time Out), a stunning look at this one of a kind Pharoah musician from Saturn.

    Book Tickets
  • Fun Palaces

    • Sat 4 - Sun 5 Oct

    Over the weekend of Sat 4 and Sun 5 Oct, we are taking part in Fun Palaces - a national event that aims to explore and celebrate arts organisations as open and fun spaces - programmed not for but by you.

  • The Future is Now Late Nights: Moon (15)

    • Sat 4 Oct 23:00

    A mesmerising tale of intergalactic loneliness, self-inquiry, and man’s innate hunger for life starring Sam Rockwell.

    Book Tickets
  • Afrofuturism: Bristol 2214 Flash Fiction Workshop

    • Sun 5 Oct

    Imagine where Bristol will be in 2214 - what will it look like, and how will we live, work and play? Guided by acclaimed writer Courttia Newland, this is your chance to hone your writing skills by creating super short sci fi stories at these free workshops for 14-18 and 18-24 year olds.

  • Afrofuturism: George Clinton - Tales of Dr Funkenstein + Short (15)

    • Sun 5 Oct 18:00

    We present Don Lett's hilarious and colourful profile of the godfather of funk George Clinton, whose 50-year career has defined the genre, from his 1950s days running a doo-wop, through the madness of the monster Parliament/Funkadelic machine of the 70s to his late 90s hip hop collaborations with Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg.

    Book Tickets
  • Cinéphiles

    • Mon 6 Oct

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