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Highlights

The Eyes of Orson Welles

Now screening

Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of Orson Welles to reveal a portrait of the artist as he’s never been seen before - through his own eyes, sketched with his own hand, painted with his own brush.

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The Eyes of Orson Welles

The Eyes of Orson Welles

Now screening

Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of Orson Welles to reveal a portrait of the artist as he’s never been seen before - through his own eyes, sketched with his own hand, painted with his own brush.

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Cartoon Illustration Workshop

Cartoon Illustration Workshop

Fri 17 Aug 10:00

To celebrate our special 30th anniversary screenings of Who Framed Roger Rabbit we invite cartoon fans of all ages to join us for a free hands on drawing workshop.

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Playfully serious or seriously playful? The films of Agnès Varda

Playfully serious or seriously playful? The films of Agnès Varda

Sun 19 Aug 15:30

An illustrated talk by Cinema Producer Tara Judah (who may or may not don a human potato suit) on the films of Agnès Varda.

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Double Bill: The Women & Mildred Pierce

Double Bill: The Women & Mildred Pierce

Opens Fri 17 Aug

As a summer treat we’re delighted to present two Joan Crawford films for the price of one in this double bill of her most towering performances – in George Cukor’s 1939 comedy-drama The Women and Michael Curtiz’s 1945 classic noir Mildred Pierce.

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The Guardians

The Guardians

Opens Fri 17 Aug

Xavier Beauvois (Of Gods and Men) returns with an intimate drama exploring the lives of women who are left behind to work a family farm in rural France during the Great War.

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The Beaches of Agnès

Beaches of Agnes

Fri 17 - Sun 19 Aug

The Beaches of Agnès is the 80-year-old filmmaker's collage of investigations into her own life, a deceptively simple metaphor for the journey into her past.

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Anim18: A Celebration of British Animation

Anim18: A Celebration of British Animation

Fri 3 Aug - Sun 2 Sept

This summer, we’re inviting animation lovers of all ages to join us for a very special season exploring the innovative, imaginative world of British (and Bristolian!) animation.

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Gleaning Truths: Agnès Varda

Gleaning Truths: Agnès Varda

Mon 30 July - Sun 26 Aug

A retrospective of the work of seminal feminist filmmaker - and matriarch of French cinema - Agnès Varda.

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The Escape

The Escape

Now screening

In Dominic Savage’s moving portrait of a failing marriage, Gemma Artertondelivers a commanding performance of unwavering conviction as a suburban housewife and mother suffocating under the weight of her domestic burdens.

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August Podcast

August Podcast

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In this month's podcast our Cinema Producer Tara Judah and Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove revel in the films of French director Agnes Varda and look forward to a preview of Spike Lee's latest film BlacKkKlansman alongside our Sunday Brunch season featuring some of Lee's standout work.

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Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Now screening

From the makers of Ernest and Celestine comes a new trio of joyful animations featuring some of the wisest cracking animals that you could ever hope to meet.

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Revolt, She Said

Revolt, She Said

Wed 1 - Wed 22 Aug

A season of films focused on women filmmakers post the May '68 revolution.

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Apostasy

Apostasy

Now screening

Written and directed by Daniel Kokotajlo, a former Jehovah's Witness, this is a remarkable, authentic, and rare insight into the complex nature of faith, family, duty and love.

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Under the Tree

Under the Tree

Now screening

A dispute between neighbours spirals violently out of control in this dark and savage Icelandic suburban satire with bickering couples, mooning garden gnomes, disappearing pets... and a chainsaw.

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Leaning Into The Wind: Andy Goldsworthy

Leaning Into The Wind: Andy Goldsworthy

Now screening

Some 17 years after their first collaboration Rivers and Tides, acclaimed artist Andy Goldsworthy and director Thomas Riedelsheimer are reunited to to look again at Goldsworthy’s unique, tactile and unusually site-specific work that celebrates and relishes harmony in natural surroundings.

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What's on today - Thu 16 Aug

Feature Showing
Under the Tree 15 (S) 21:10

What's on - Mon 20 Aug

Feature Showing
The Guardians 15 (S) 11:00 Baby
Anim18: Aardman Triple Bill U 13:00
The Guardians 15 (S) 15:00
Under the Tree 15 (S) 15:10
The Escape 15 15:20
The Eyes of Orson Welles 12A 17:50 AD DS
Double Bill: The Women & Mildred Pierce PG 18:00
BlacKkKlansman Special Screening + Live Satellite Q&A with Spike Lee 15 18:20 Sold Out QA
Agnès Varda: Jacquot de Nantes PG (S) 20:20

What's on - Tue 21 Aug

Feature Showing
Anim18: Aardman Triple Bill U 13:00
Under the Tree 15 (S) 14:50
The Escape 15 15:20
Anim18: Big Bad Fox and Other Tales U (D) 15:30 AD
The Guardians 15 (S) 17:40
The Eyes of Orson Welles 12A 17:50 AD
Double Bill: The Women & Mildred Pierce PG 18:00
Agnès Varda: Jacquot de Nantes PG (S) 20:30
Apostasy PG 20:50

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What's on - Wed 22 Aug

Feature Showing
The Guardians 15 (S) 11:00, 17:40
Anim18: Aardman Triple Bill U 13:00
Under the Tree 15 (S) 14:10
The Eyes of Orson Welles 12A 14:50 AD DS
The Escape 15 15:20
Double Bill: The Women & Mildred Pierce PG 18:00
Revolt, She Said: The Cat Has Nine Lives 15 18:10 Intro
Agnès Varda: Jacquot de Nantes PG (S) 20:40
Apostasy PG 20:50
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Freshly cooked mackerel at Watershed Café & Bar

Café & Bar

The perfect social space...

Overlooking Bristol’s vibrant Harbourside, our food and drink is local, seasonal, ethically sourced and simply delicious.

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Leadership changes at Watershed

Miriam Randall (Executive Director) and Clare Reddington (CEO & Creative Director) standing outside Watershed

Posted on Mon 30 Jul 2018

Today Watershed announces a change in its leadership as it looks forward to the next part of its ongoing Bristol story.

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