What's on this week

Sat 31 Jan - Fri 6 Feb

< >
  • Birdman (15)

    • Thu 1 Jan - Thu 5 Feb

    Michael Keaton gives a career-defining performance in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s absurdly hysterical backstage melodrama about a washed up actor looking to get his career flying again in what is one of the standout films of the year.

    Book Tickets
  • Whiplash (15)

    • Fri 16 Jan - Thu 5 Feb

    A supremely talented young jazz drummer is cherry picked for a place in an elite New York school’s top ensemble in this intense, exhilarating drama about the relationship between a musical prodigy and his teacher, that will leave you breathless.

    Book Tickets
  • A Most Violent Year (15)

    • Fri 23 Jan - Thu 5 Feb

    Set in the chilly winter of 1981 in New York, Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) is once again pounding the city’s frosty streets - this time as Abel, a self made businessman in this brilliant feature from JC Chandor (Margin Call, All Is Lost).

    Book Tickets
  • Inherent Vice (15)

    • Fri 30 Jan - Thu 5 Feb

    Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master) does Pynchon (Thomas) in this, a groovy, funny mystery that plays out in 1970, during the dying days of free love.

    Book Tickets
  • Cinébabies: Inherent Vice (15)

    • Mon 2 Feb 11:00

    Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master) does Pynchon (Thomas) in this, a groovy, funny mystery that plays out in 1970, during the dying days of free love.

    Book Tickets
  • Au Revoir Les Enfants (12A) S

    • Fri 30 Jan - Thu 5 Feb

    This richly detailed, immaculately acted film traces the friendship between two 12-year-olds, one from a wealthy Catholic family through whose eyes the events are seen, the other a Jewish boy hidden by the priests, his identity concealed.

    Book Tickets
  • The Last of the Unjust (12A) S

    • Sat 31 Jan - Sun 1 Feb

    Claude Lanzmann (87 and still going strong), director of Shoah, returns three decades after his cinematic milestone with a new ethical debate fashioned around his 1975 interrogation of Benjamin Murmelstein, a rabbi who became the chief Jewish elder at Theresienstadt, the concentration camp the Germans presented to the world as a model Jewish settlement

    Book Tickets
  • Chair's Choice Sunday Brunches: Sunrise (U)

    • Sun 1 Feb 12:00

    F.W. Murnau’s beautiful portrait of human fallibility is regarded by many as one of the most visually stunning and emotionally rich silent films ever made.

    Book Tickets
  • Japan Foundation Tour: It Only Happens in the Movies?: Wood Job + Q&A (PG) S

    • Sun 1 Feb 14:20

    This coming of age comedy follows 18-year-old Yuki who, having failed his university entrance exams, abruptly decides to leave the big city behind and move to the country to embark on an ill-fated forestry trainee apprenticeship. Followed by director Q&A.

    Book Tickets
  • Cinéphiles

    • Mon 2 Feb 20:00

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

  • Tales of the Grim Sleeper + Director's Q&A (15)

    • Wed 4 Feb 18:00

    Veteran documentarian Nick Broomfield digs into the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, who terrorised South Central Los Angeles over a space of twenty-five years, raping and murdering upwards of 100 young women - and the deeper social context of the killings. Followed by a Q&A with Nick himself.

    Book Tickets
  • Conversations About Cinema: Au Revoir Les Enfants

    • Thu 5 Feb 19:50

    Join us in the Café/Bar from 19:50 for an informal discussion on Au Revoir Les Enfants, one of the great movies about World War Two and the German occupation, with Dr Martin Hurcombe, Reader in French Studies at the University of Bristol, and other members of the audience.

  • Selma (12A)

    • Fri 6 - Thu 19 Feb

    This gripping, inspiring and sometimes terrifying drama (astonishingly, the first film to focus on Martin Luther King made for the big screen) is a vivid retelling of the months leading up to the historic 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, that would secure voting rights for African Americans.

    Book Tickets
  • Amour Fou (12A) S

    • Fri 6 - Thu 12 Feb

    Jessica Hausner's exquisitely beautiful, disarmingly funny and darkly romantic vision of the last days of nineteenth century German poet Heinrich von Kleis has been described as a Jane Austen drawing-room comedy as directed by Michael Haneke.

    Book Tickets
  • Selma (12A)

    • Fri 6 - Thu 19 Feb

    This gripping, inspiring and sometimes terrifying drama (astonishingly, the first film to focus on Martin Luther King made for the big screen) is a vivid retelling of the months leading up to the historic 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, that would secure voting rights for African Americans.

    Book Tickets
  • Cinébabies: Selma (12A)

    • Mon 9 Feb 11:00

    This gripping, inspiring and sometimes terrifying drama (astonishingly, the first film to focus on Martin Luther King made for the big screen) is a vivid retelling of the months leading up to the historic 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, that would secure voting rights for African Americans.

    Book Tickets
  • Amour Fou (12A) S

    • Fri 6 - Thu 12 Feb

    Jessica Hausner's exquisitely beautiful, disarmingly funny and darkly romantic vision of the last days of nineteenth century German poet Heinrich von Kleis has been described as a Jane Austen drawing-room comedy as directed by Michael Haneke.

    Book Tickets
  • Japan Foundation Tour: It Only Happens in the Movies?: Blood and Bones (18) S

    • Sat 7 Feb 14:50

    Legendary Japanese actor Takeshi Kitano stars in this unflinching portrait of a man struggling to make a name for himself and raises difficult questions about Korean-Japanese identity.

    Book Tickets
  • Chair's Choice Sunday Brunches: À Bout de Souffle (PG) S

    • Sun 8 Feb 12:00

    Jean Luc Godard's brilliant directorial debut, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo as a Bogart-loving crook on the run in Paris with his gamine ex-lover (Jean Seberg), singlehandedly launched the French New Wave, one of the most thrilling cinema movements of the 60s.

    Book Tickets
  • Japan Foundation Tour: It Only Happens in the Movies?: Nobody to Watch Over Me (12) S

    • Mon 9 Feb 17:40

    Playing out like a deadly game of hide and seek, this deep thriller shines a light on the current fears around the perils of social media and privacy in contemporary Japan.

    Book Tickets
  • Selma Twitter Chat

    • Tue 10 Feb 18:30

    Join us for a Twitter chat on Tue 10 Feb from 18:30-19:30 on Selma, a gripping retelling of the months leading up to the historic 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery led by Martin Luther King. How much have we achieved, and how far is still to go?

  • Conversations About Cinema: Selma

    • Wed 11 Feb 20:20

    Join us in the Café/Bar from 20:20 for an informal discussion on Selma, a gripping drama about the months leading up to the historic 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery led by Martin Luther King, with Tricha Passes, teaching fellow at the University of Bristol's Department of History, and other members of the audience.

  • IBT15: Fog Bridge

    • Fri 13 - Sun 22 Feb

    The world is getting warmer – but how will this change our weather? And how might a changing climate disrupt our lives? In celebration of Bristol’s status as European Green Capital, In Between Time have invited a conjurer of unusual weather, Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya to the city.

  • Paddington (PG)

    • Fri 13 - Sun 22 Feb

    Perennial children’s favourite and Peru’s furriest export Paddington Bear makes his big screen debut in this amazing blend of live action and CGI, a great big bear hug of a film that's perfect for the whole family.

    Book Tickets
  • Love Is Strange (15)

    • Fri 13 - Thu 26 Feb

    Ira Sachs’s refined Manhattan-set drama sees Alfred Molina’s Ben and John Lithgow’s George in the latter days of a tender, loving 39-year relationship. A powerful film about life, love and long term commitment.

    Book Tickets
  • IBT15: Producers as International Change Makers

    • Fri 13 Feb 16:00

    This IBT 15 panel brings together an impressive group of leading UK and international producers who work to create long lasting legacy in their local contexts.

  • Love Is All (CTBA)

    • Fri 13 - Thu 19 Feb

    Let’s get loved up: join us on an exquisite journey through the twentieth century, exploring love and courtship on screen in all of its shapes and sizes across decades of unprecedented social upheaval.

    Book Tickets