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Matangi/Maya/MIA

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Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate, Sundance Award-winning portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

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Matangi/Maya/MIA

Matangi/Maya/MIA

Now screening

Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate, Sundance Award-winning portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

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Faces Places

Faces Places

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Iconic filmmaker Agnès Varda teams up with street artist and photographer JR as they embark on a road trip like no other to examine what it takes to make a meaningful piece of art.

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August Podcast

September Podcast

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Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove and Cinema Producer Tara Judah share their highlights and must see films this September including The Rider, Skate Kitchen and our Sunday Brunch season celebrating the work of Britain's most compelling working class talent.

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Cold War

Cold War

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Pawel Pawlikowski wowed Cannes (and picked up a Best Director prize) with this gorgeously crafted love story of a pair of mismatched musicians shuttling back and forth across the Iron Curtain.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

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Desiree Akhavan follows up Appropriate Behaviour with this tremendous drama about a teen sent off to a 'gay reform camp' that scooped the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

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BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman

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Spike Lee makes a triumphant return to form with this furious and often funny true-life tale of a black cop who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan.

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Working Class Sunday Brunches: of grudge and gumption

Working Class Heroes: British Working Class on Film

Sun 2 Sept - Sun 28 Oct

Throughout September and October join us as we celebrate some of British cinema’s most compelling working class talent.

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What's on today - Sat 22 Sept

Feature Showing
Cold War 15 (S) 17:50 AD DS
Faces Places 12A (S) 18:00
Climax 18 (S) 18:10, 20:40
A Haunted Existence by Tom Marshman 15 18:45 Sold Out
BlacKkKlansman 15 20:10 AD
Matangi/Maya/MIA 18 (PS) 20:20

What's on tomorrow - Sun 23 Sept

Feature Showing
Working Class Sunday Brunches: Billy Liar PG 12:00
Cold War 15 (S) 13:00, 17:30 AD
The Rider 15 14:20 AD
Living in the Future’s Past with Director Q&A 12A 15:00 QA
The Miseducation of Cameron Post 15 15:30 AD
Faces Places 12A (S) 17:00
Climax 18 (S) 17:50, 20:10
A Haunted Existence by Tom Marshman 15 18:45 Sold Out
BlacKkKlansman 15 19:50 AD DS
Matangi/Maya/MIA 18 (PS) 20:30

What's on - Mon 24 Sept

Feature Showing
Cold War 15 (S) 11:00 AD Baby DS
Cold War 15 (S) 14:50 AD, 17:30 AD
Faces Places 12A (S) 15:00, 17:40
The Miseducation of Cameron Post 15 15:20 AD
Climax 18 (S) 18:00 AD, 20:40 AD
Matangi/Maya/MIA 18 (PS) 20:10
The Rider 15 20:20 AD DS

What's on - Tue 25 Sept

Feature Showing
Cold War 15 (S) 14:50 AD
17:30 AD DS
Faces Places 12A (S) 15:00
17:40
The Miseducation of Cameron Post 15 15:20 AD
Climax 18 (S) 18:00
20:40
Matangi/Maya/MIA 18 (PS) 20:10
The Rider 15 20:20 AD

Tuesday screenings are part of our Cinébites meal deal - get 30% off main dishes from our menu

What's on - Wed 26 Sept

Feature Showing
Encounters 2018: Short Film 1: Can't Break Me 15 10:00
Encounters 2018: VR Cinema 1: The Way I See It 15 10:00, 14:30, 19:00
Encounters 2018: VR Theatre 1: Scientific Wonders 15 10:15, 15:15
Encounters 2018: Kotatsu 15 10:30
Encounters 2018: EFA Short Matters 1 15 11:00
Encounters 2018: VR Cinema 2: Something Familiar 15 11:30, 16:00
Encounters 2018: VR Theatre 2: We Sing In Fire 15 11:45, 16:45
Encounters 2018: Animation 1: Other Worlds 15 12:00
Encounters 2018: Short Film Today 1 15 12:00
Encounters 2018: Unchosen Retrospective 15 12:30
Encounters 2018: VR Theatre 3: Sisterhood 15 12:45, 17:45
Encounters 2018: EFA Short Matters 2 15 13:00
Encounters 2018: VR Cinema 3: My Story 15 13:00, 17:30
Encounters 2018: Animation 2: Happy Sad 15 14:00
Encounters 2018: Short Film Studies Presents: Dean Leon Anderson 14:00
Encounters 2018: VR Theatre 4: The 500 15 14:15
Encounters 2018: NAHEMI 15 14:30
Encounters 2018: EFA Short Matters 3 15 15:00
Encounters 2018: Short Film 2: Written On The Body 15 16:00
Encounters 2018: Animation Today 1 15 16:00
Encounters 2018: UWE_FILM Screenings 2018 15 16:30
Encounters 2018: Filmakademie's Animationsinstitut 15 17:00
Encounters 2018: Short Film 3: Secrets and Lies 15 18:00
Encounters 2018: Kotatsu Animation Talk 15 18:00
Encounters 2018: Filmmaker Focus: Toby MacDonald 15 18:30
Faces Places 12A (S) 18:40
Encounters 2018: Compass Presents: Arcadia 19:30
Encounters 2018: Comedy: Group Therapy 15 20:00
Encounters 2018: Shorts2Features: Old Boys 20:30
Matangi/Maya/MIA 18 (PS) 20:50
Encounters 2018: Late Lounge: Fright Night 18 22:00

What's on - Thu 27 Sept

Feature Showing
Encounters 2018: Short Film 4: Bloodlines 15 10:00
Encounters 2018: VR Cinema 1: The Way I See It 15 10:00, 14:30
Encounters 2018: Festival Formula 15 10:15
Encounters 2018: VR Theatre 1: Scientific Wonders 15 10:15, 15:15
Encounters 2018: Ghana Animation 15 10:30
Encounters 2018: Georgian Past Masters 15 11:00
Encounters 2018: VR Cinema 2: Something Familiar 15 11:30, 16:00, 19:00
Encounters 2018: VR Theatre 2: We Sing In Fire 15 11:45, 16:45
Encounters 2018: Animation 3: Animal Magic 15 12:00
Encounters 2018: Short Film Today 2 15 12:00
Encounters 2018: Different Voices 12:30
Encounters 2018: VR Theatre 3: Sisterhood 15 12:45, 17:45
Encounters 2018: I Just Dey Observe 15 13:00
Encounters 2018: VR Cinema 3: My Story 15 13:00, 17:30
Encounters 2018: Animation 4: Heterotopia 15 14:00
Encounters 2018: Shorts2Features Panel 14:00
Encounters 2018: VR Theatre 4: The 500 15 14:15, 19:15
Encounters 2018: Georgian New Talent 15 14:30
Encounters 2018: Tales of Africa 15 15:00
Encounters 2018: Short Film 5: Do The Right Thing 15 16:00
Encounters 2018: Animation Today 2 15 16:00
Encounters 2018: North Norway Shorts Programme 15 16:30
Encounters 2018: Alaverdoba 15 17:00
Encounters 2018: Short Film 6: Don't Talk To Strangers 15 18:00
Encounters 2018: Cables&Cameras 15 18:00
Encounters 2018: The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb 12 18:30 QA
Faces Places 12A (S) 18:40
Encounters 2018: Compass Presents: Arcadia 19:30
Encounters 2018: Comedy: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous 15 20:00
Encounters 2018: Punjabtronix 20:30
Matangi/Maya/MIA 18 (PS) 20:50
Encounters 2018: Shorts2Features: 10 x 10 15 21:00
Encounters 2018: Late Lounge: Body Parts 18 22:00

What's on - Fri 28 Sept

Feature Showing
Encounters 2018: Short Film 7: On The Edge 15 10:00
Encounters 2018: VR Cinema 1: The Way I See It 15 10:00, 14:30
Encounters 2018: Ghanaian Animation Talk 15 10:15
Encounters 2018: VR Theatre 1: Scientific Wonders 15 10:15, 15:15
Encounters 2018: Georgian Animation 15 10:30
Encounters 2018: Aubagne Carte Blanche 15 11:00
Encounters 2018: VR Cinema 2: Something Familiar 15 11:30, 16:00
Encounters 2018: VR Theatre 2: We Sing In Fire 15 11:45, 16:45
Encounters 2018: Animation 5: Rhyme, Rhythm and Reason 15 12:00
Encounters 2018: Short Film Today 3 15 12:00
Encounters 2018: Oska Bright 15 12:30
Encounters 2018: VR Theatre 3: Sisterhood 15 12:45, 17:45
Encounters 2018: Georgian Film Schools 15 13:00
Lunchtime Talk: Meaningful and purposeful design 13:00
Encounters 2018: VR Cinema 3: My Story 15 13:00, 17:30, 19:00
Encounters 2018: Animation 6: The State We're In 15 14:00
Encounters 2018: NFTS Masterclass 15 14:00
Encounters 2018: VR Theatre 4: The 500 15 14:15, 19:15
Encounters 2018: Filmmaker Focus: Dionne Edwards & Georgia Goggin 15 14:30
Encounters 2018: Shorts2Features: DEDE 15:00
Encounters 2018: Short Film 8: Fresh Starts 15 16:00
Encounters 2018: Animation Today 3 15 16:00
Encounters 2018: Doc Heads present #Soundtracks 15 16:30
Encounters 2018: De Seta 15 17:00
Encounters 2018: Short Film 9: Free Spirits 18:00
Encounters 2018: Filmmaker Focus: Matthew Holness 15 18:30
The Wife 15 18:40, 21:10
Encounters 2018: Sci-Fi: Welcome to the Future 15 20:00
Encounters 2018: Shorts 2 Features: Possum 21:00
Encounters 2018: Late Lounge: Peep Show 18 22:00
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Overlooking Bristol’s vibrant Harbourside, our food and drink is local, seasonal, ethically sourced and simply delicious.

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"Don't just do brilliant stuff, but help someone else do brilliant stuff"

Head shot of Dick Penny

Posted on Thu 13 Sep 2018

Take a moment to watch this beautiful film - with contributions from Watershed staff past and present, friends, partners and funders - that shows Dick Penny (CEO of Watershed from Sept 1998 - July 2018) through the eyes of the people that have had the pleasure of working with and learning from him.

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