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Highlights

Loving Vincent

Now screening

The world's first fully painted feature film brings together the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to tell his extraordinary life story - and every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by a small army of 125 professionals.

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Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

Now screening

The world's first fully painted feature film brings together the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to tell his extraordinary life story - and every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by a small army of 125 professionals.

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Film Academy

BFI Film Academy Bristol 2017

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Aged 16 - 19? Love films? Got creative ideas? Then the BFI Film Academy Bristol is for you. No matter your background, qualifications or experience, applications are now open (until 23 Oct) for the chance to get an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to work in film from writing scripts to getting films to the cinema screen. 

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Making the City Playable

Making the City Playable

Thu 19 Oct 09:30

This one day conference will explore the theme of the Playable City and how public space, creativity and imagination combines to create unexpected interactions and new kind of dialogue.

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The Party

The Party

Now screening

British director and screenwriter Sally Potter's (Orlando, Ginger & Rosa) eighth feature is a dark, political comedy served up at a dinner party gone very wrong.

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Mark Cousins Sunday Brunches

Films About Looking: Mark Cousins Sunday Brunches

Sun 1 - Sun 29 Oct

To coincide with his talk Looking at Cities and Cityscapes, Art and Cinema (18 Oct, 18:00) at the forthcoming Festival of the Future City (18-20 Oct) and the launch of his new book The Story of Looking, author and director Mark Cousins has selected five films that stand out for their particular emphasis on looking and the visual.

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Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

Now screening

Director Denis Villeneuve delivers big with this stylish, hallucinatory and utterly breath-taking sci-fi spectacle of gigantic proportions - the hugely anticipated follow up to the 1982 cult classic, which critics are already saying might actually be better than the original.

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Young boy anxiously peering out

An interview with Ice Road's creator

Opens Mon 2 Oct

Opening next week here's a little bit of insight into the evolution of this compelling new show from Sharon Clark, Creative Director of Raucous.

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Podcast

October Podcast

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In this month's podcast Watershed's Cinema Curator, Mark Cosgrove and Director of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership, Andrew Kelly discuss some of the themes and ideas from the forthcoming Festival of the Future City and pick out some festival highlights.

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What's on today - Tue 17 Oct

Feature Showing
Blade Runner 2049 15 17:40, 21:10
The Party 15 17:50, 19:30, 21:15
Loving Vincent 12A 18:10 AD, 20:20 AD
Ice Road 18:30, 20:30

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What's on tomorrow - Wed 18 Oct

Feature Showing
Festival of the Future City: New Cities for a New World 09:00
Festival of the Future City: Workshop: Collaborating with Communities in Creating Their Own Spaces with the City 09:00 Sold Out
Festival of the Future City: How Should Cities Deal with the Legacies of Guilt? 09:10 (nearly full)
Festival of the Future City: Psychology and the City 10:50 Sold Out
Festival of the Future City: World Cities 11:00
Festival of the Future City: Future Cities Catapult: Urban Mobility 11:00 (nearly full)
Festival of the Future City: Smart Cities and Smart Citizens 12:40 (nearly full)
Festival of the Future City: The Future of Metro Devolution 13:10
Festival of the Future City: Future Cities Catapult: City Information Models 13:30 (nearly full)
Festival of the Future City: Good Work in the Future City 14:30
Festival of the Future City: Future Architecture and Future Cities 15:10
Festival of the Future City: Will Driverless Cars Liberate Cities? 15:30 (nearly full)
Festival of the Future City: Civil Society and the Future of Cities 16:00
Festival of the Future City: DiverCities: What Makes Your Bristol? 16:30 Sold Out
Blade Runner 2049 15 17:50 AD
21:10 DS
Festival of the Future City: Looking at Cities and Cityscapes, Art and Cinema 18:00 Sold Out
Festival of the Future City: Radical Technologies and the Future of Cities 18:00 Sold Out
Loving Vincent 12A 18:10 AD
20:20 AD DS
Ice Road 18:30
20:30
Festival of the Future City: What Can We Learn from Cities of the Past? 19:40
The Party 15 19:45
21:30

What's on - Thu 19 Oct

Feature Showing
Festival of the Future City: Cities, Research, Urban Futures and the Political Response 09:10 Sold Out
Festival of the Future City: Making the City Playable 09:30
Festival of the Future City: Future Cities Catapult: Data Visualisation Workshop 09:30 Sold Out
Festival of the Future City: Using Research for City Futures: Keynotes 11:10 (nearly full)
Festival of the Future City: Urban Speculations: Imagining Alternatives to the Built Environment 13:00 Sold Out
Festival of the Future City: Giving Power to the People: The Future of Devolution 13:30
Festival of the Future City: Sustainable Development Goals and Cities: An International Perspective 14:00 (nearly full)
Festival of the Future City: New Approaches to Urban Living 14:00 (nearly full)
Festival of the Future City: Sustainability and the Future of Cities 15:30 Sold Out
Festival of the Future City: Artificial Intelligence, Innovation and US Cities in the Age of Trump 16:00 Sold Out
Festival of the Future City: Keeping it Circular: The Opportunity of Locally Focussed Money 16:30 Sold Out
The Party 15 17:50, 20:10
Festival of the Future City: Immigration and Future Cities 18:00 (nearly full)
Blade Runner 2049 15 18:00 AD, 21:20 AD
Loving Vincent 12A 18:10 AD, 20:20 AD
Ice Road 18:30, 20:30
Festival of the Future City: If Women Built Cities 19:40 (nearly full)

What's on - Sat 21 Oct

Feature Showing
Family Arts Festival: Drag Queen Storytime 11:00
The Princess Bride PG 13:00
The Party 15 13:20 DS, 15:25, 20:50
The Death of Stalin 15 15:15, 18:10, 20:30
I Am Not a Witch 12A (S) 15:45, 18:20
Loving Vincent 12A 18:00 AD, 20:20 AD

What's on - Sun 22 Oct

Feature Showing
Unrest VR All Day
Films About Looking: Summer Madness PG 12:00
The Princess Bride PG 13:00
Loving Vincent 12A 13:10 AD, 20:40 AD
Unrest 12A 15:10 (nearly full) QA
I Am Not a Witch 12A (S) 15:20, 18:20
The Death of Stalin 15 15:30, 18:10, 20:30
The Party 15 18:00, 20:20

What's on - Mon 23 Oct

Feature Showing
The Death of Stalin 15 11:00 Baby
Tap Takeover: Dawkins All Day
The Princess Bride PG 13:30
The Death of Stalin 15 14:50, 18:10, 20:30
The Party 15 15:35, 20:50
I Am Not a Witch 12A (S) 15:45, 18:20
Loving Vincent 12A 18:00 AD, 20:20 DS
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