What's on this week Sun 29 March - Sat 4 April

Mommy 15 (S)

Until Thu 2 April

Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan (Heartbeats, Lawrence Anyways) impresses again with his latest award-winning melodrama charting a fraught relationship between a rebellious adolescent and his long-suffering mother.

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Lunchtime Talk: Easter Break

Until Fri 3 April

The Pervasive Media Studio are taking a short break from their lunchtime talk and Open Studio Friday programme. Normal service will resume on Friday 10 April. See the events listings for full details of talks and events coming up. Have a very Happy Easter !

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Shaun the Sheep The Movie U

Until Sun 12 April

This big hearted, stop-motion-animated adventure from local heroes Aardman is jam packed with gags and lush visual ideas, it’s shear pleasure for all the family.

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Wild Tales 15 (S)

Until Thu 2 April

Road-rage drivers, loan sharks, lawyers, critics, politicians, cheating husbands, traffic wardens – all the pressure points of 21st century life get a roasting in this delirious black comedy from Argentina.

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Cinébabies: Wild Tales 15 (S)

Mon 30 March 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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Blind 18 (S)

Until Thu 2 April

The debut feature from renowned screenwriter Eskil Vogt is an inventive, powerful portrait of a woman whose loss of sight only serves to sharpen her creative imagination.

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The Face of an Angel 15

Until Thu 2 April

The ever-chameleonic Michael Winterbottom returns with this soulful, sophisticated drama - a fictionalised version of the notorious Meredith Kercher murder case, which saw the British student’s American housemate Amanda Knox arrested and convicted (and then acquitted) for the crime in Perugia, Italy.

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Maidan 12A (S)

Mon 30 March - Thu 2 April

Celebrated Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa returns to his distinctively rigorous brand of documentary filmmaking with this remarkable eye-witness account of the protests in Kiev’s Independence Square, which led to the departure of pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych.

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Conversations About Cinema: Maidan

Wed 1 April 19:50

Join us in the Café/Bar from 19:50 for an informal discussion on Maidan, a remarkably eye-witness account of the protests in Ukraine, with Sam Watts, a University of Bristol philosophy students who travelled to Ukraine in Sept 2015 to write an article on the crisis, and other members of the audience.

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Make Your Own Shaun The Sheep with Aardman

Thu 2 & Thu 9 April

This Easter we're screening the baa-rilliant stop-motion-animated Shaun The Sheep Movie (Fri 27 March - Thu 2 April). To celebrate, we've invited Aardman's expert model makers along to help you make your own Shaun The Sheep clay model!

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The Tale of The Princess Kaguya U (S)

Fri 3 - Thu 9 April

Studio Ghibli’s co-founder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) has transformed an ancient Japanese folk tale into a ravishingly beautiful animated fantasy in his first film in 14 years.

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The Dark Horse PG

Fri 3 - Thu 16 April

An inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand hero and chess champion – Genesis Potini, otherwise known as Gen, who battled severe bipolar disorder to rise to the challenge of teaching a motley crew of at-risk kids.

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Blade Runner 15

Fri 3 - Thu 9 April

A rare opportunity to see Blade Runner on the big screen. Perhaps more than any other film, Scott’s iconic sci-fi classic has gripped audiences and inspired passionate and fierce debate. Harrison Ford is exemplary as the world weary detective hunting down intelligent replicants amidst a neon rain-spattered future LA.

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Sun 5 - Sat 11 April

Shaun the Sheep The Movie U

Until Sun 12 April

This big hearted, stop-motion-animated adventure from local heroes Aardman is jam packed with gags and lush visual ideas, it’s shear pleasure for all the family.

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Make Your Own Shaun The Sheep with Aardman

Thu 2 & Thu 9 April

This Easter we're screening the baa-rilliant stop-motion-animated Shaun The Sheep Movie (Fri 27 March - Thu 2 April). To celebrate, we've invited Aardman's expert model makers along to help you make your own Shaun The Sheep clay model!

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The Tale of The Princess Kaguya U (S)

Fri 3 - Thu 9 April

Studio Ghibli’s co-founder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) has transformed an ancient Japanese folk tale into a ravishingly beautiful animated fantasy in his first film in 14 years.

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Cinébabies: The Tale of The Princess Kaguya U (S)

Mon 6 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 Dark Horse PG

Fri 3 - Thu 16 April

An inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand hero and chess champion – Genesis Potini, otherwise known as Gen, who battled severe bipolar disorder to rise to the challenge of teaching a motley crew of at-risk kids.

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Blade Runner 15

Fri 3 - Thu 9 April

A rare opportunity to see Blade Runner on the big screen. Perhaps more than any other film, Scott’s iconic sci-fi classic has gripped audiences and inspired passionate and fierce debate. Harrison Ford is exemplary as the world weary detective hunting down intelligent replicants amidst a neon rain-spattered future LA.

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Filmic 2015 - Folk Noir: Badlands 15

Sun 5 April 12:00

Terrence Malick's groundbreaking and influential debut is a uniquely American fairy tale, dreamlike and haunting, and brilliantly underlined by the use of Carl Orff's percussive folkdance-like Gassenhauer.

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Cinéphiles

Mon 6 April 20:00

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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The Welcome + Discussion CTBA

Tue 7 April 18:00

The Welcome offers a fiercely intimate view of life after war: the fear, anger and isolation of post-traumatic stress that affects veterans and family members alike. Followed by a discussion led by Community Resolve.

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Lost River 15

Thu 9 - Thu 16 April

Ryan Gosling makes his writing and directing debut with this dark fantasy drama, a gorgeous fairy tale set against the surreal landscape of a vanishing American city.

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Force Majeure 15 (S)

Fri 10 - 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

Fri 10 - Thu 16 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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Sun 12 - Sat 18 April

Shaun the Sheep The Movie U

Until Sun 12 April

This big hearted, stop-motion-animated adventure from local heroes Aardman is jam packed with gags and lush visual ideas, it’s shear pleasure for all the family.

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The Dark Horse PG

Fri 3 - Thu 16 April

An inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand hero and chess champion – Genesis Potini, otherwise known as Gen, who battled severe bipolar disorder to rise to the challenge of teaching a motley crew of at-risk kids.

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Lost River 15

Thu 9 - Thu 16 April

Ryan Gosling makes his writing and directing debut with this dark fantasy drama, a gorgeous fairy tale set against the surreal landscape of a vanishing American city.

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Force Majeure 15 (S)

Fri 10 - 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

Fri 10 - Thu 16 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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Filmic 2015 - Folk Noir: Mud 12A

Sun 12 April 12:00

Tapping into very heartland of the folk noir tradition, Mike Nichols' film is a rich and vibrant thriller-come-coming of age tale set in the American Deep South.

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Sixteen CTBA

Mon 13 April 18:00

A London set, taut urban thriller from award-winning UK writer and director Rob Brown about a young man in need of a fresh start but who's burdened with the shameful legacy of a past as a child soldier in the Congo.

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Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance PG

Fri 17 - 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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The Invisible Life PG (S)

Fri 17 - 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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The Decent One 15 (S)

Fri 17 - Sun 19 April

This engrossing documentary uses hundreds of private letters, documents, diaries and photographs discovered during the immediate aftermath of WWII to provide a first hand account of the life, ideals, secrets and monstrously deluded mind of Heinrich Himmler, one of the Nazi regime’s unapologetic architects.

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Glassland 15

Fri 17 - 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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Conversations About Cinema: The Decent One

Sat 18 April 17:10

Join us in the Café/Bar from 17:10 for an informal discussion on The Decent One, a remarkable document on the monstrously deluded mind of Heinrich Himmler, with Tom Beaumont - Teaching Fellow in Modern European History at the University of Bristol, and other members of the audience.

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Sun 19 - Sat 25 April

Force Majeure 15 (S)

Fri 10 - 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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Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance PG

Fri 17 - 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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The Invisible Life PG (S)

Fri 17 - 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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The Decent One 15 (S)

Fri 17 - Sun 19 April

This engrossing documentary uses hundreds of private letters, documents, diaries and photographs discovered during the immediate aftermath of WWII to provide a first hand account of the life, ideals, secrets and monstrously deluded mind of Heinrich Himmler, one of the Nazi regime’s unapologetic architects.

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Glassland 15

Fri 17 - 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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Filmic 2015 - Folk Noir: The Proposition 18

Sun 19 April 12:00

The violent and bloody folk-tradition ballads of the American West are transplanted to the Australian outback and given a contemporary thunderous shakedown from the imagination of musician Nick Cave in this modern bloody revenge tragedy.

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Night Will Fall 15

Sun 19 April 15:00

When Allied forces liberated the Nazi concentration camps, their terrible discoveries were recorded by cameramen, revealing for the first time the full horror of what had happened. The Ministry of Information's Sidney Bernstein created a documentary that would provide lasting, undeniable evidence of the Nazis' unspeakable crimes.

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Bypass CTBA

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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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 CTBA

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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