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Highlights

I Am Not a Witch

Now screening

The beautiful and strange debut from Zambian-born Wales-raised writer/director Rungano Nyoni is an African satire about beliefs in sorcery, revolving around a 9 year old who is accused of being a witch.

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I Am Not a Witch

I Am Not a Witch

Now screening

The beautiful and strange debut from Zambian-born Wales-raised writer/director Rungano Nyoni is an African satire about beliefs in sorcery, revolving around a 9 year old who is accused of being a witch.

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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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The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

Now screening

Journey to a land of giant rodents and Spanish swordsmen with our family screenings of the 1987 cult classic The Princess Bride - a comical fantasy tale of beautiful princesses, foul villains and dashing heroes from director Rob Reiner.

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The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

Now screening

Based on the graphic novel by Fabien Nury, writer/director Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, In The Loop) is in his element with this acerbic send-up of the Soviet dictator and his band of scheming bootlicks who vie for power after his sudden demise.

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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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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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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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States of Danger and Deceit: 1970’s European Political Thrillers

States of Danger and Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s

Sun 5 - Sun 26 Nov

In this season we’ll discover and revisit some of the nail-biting and rarely-seen thrillers that exposed the political tensions that reverberated across Europe in the 1970s. Landmark films that still influence the way in which politically engaged filmmakers engage with popular forms and genres today.

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Who Can You Trust? - Friday Night Thrillers

Who Can You Trust? - Friday Night Thrillers

Fri 3 - Fri 24 Nov

In this season of late night screenings we’ll be revisiting some of seminal thrillers that cinema has to offer – spine chilling films that reflected our personal fears in times of political uncertainty and social change.

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What's on today - Sat 21 Oct

Feature Showing
Family Arts Festival: Drag Queen Storytime 11:00 Sold Out
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 tomorrow - 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 Sold Out AD
20:40 AD
Unrest 12A 15:10 Sold Out 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 (nearly full)
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

What's on - Tue 24 Oct

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

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What's on - Wed 25 Oct

Feature Showing
I Am Not a Witch 12A (S) 11:00, 15:45, 18:20
Tap Takeover: Dawkins All Day
Coraline PG 13:00
The Death of Stalin 15 13:40, 16:10, 20:40
The Party 15 13:50, 15:50 AD, 20:30 DS
Family Arts Festival: Spoken Word Family Hour with Raise The Bar 15:00
Ice Road 18:30, 20:30
Loving Vincent 12A 18:30 AD
Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami - Live with Friends 15 19:05 QA
Raise The Bar 19:30

What's on - Thu 26 Oct

Feature Showing
Tap Takeover: Dawkins All Day
The Party 15 13:00, 15:00, 20:50
Coraline PG 13:30
The Death of Stalin 15 14:50, 18:10, 20:30
I Am Not a Witch 12A (S) 15:45, 18:20
Loving Vincent 12A 18:00 AD, 20:20 AD
Ice Road 18:30, 20:30
My Journey for Justice: In Search of a King 12A 19:00

What's on - Fri 27 Oct

Feature Showing
Family Arts Festival: Magic Moth Creations 10:00 - 12:00
Tap Takeover: Dawkins All Day
Coraline PG 12:15
Call Me By Your Name 15 14:30, 18:00, 20:50
The Inertia Variations 18 (CTBA) 18:10 (nearly full)
Ice Road 18:30, 20:30
Grace Jones : Bloodlight and Bami 15 20:00 Intro
Raw Grace Powa DJ Set 22:00
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