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First Man

Now screening

Hot on the heels of their Oscar®-winning smash La La Land, director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for this completely riveting story about the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic 1969 Apollo 11 flight.

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First Man

First Man

Now screening

Hot on the heels of their Oscar®-winning smash La La Land, director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for this completely riveting story about the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic 1969 Apollo 11 flight.

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BFI

BFI Film Academy Bristol 2018

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Aged 16 - 19? Love films? Want to see your ideas on the big screen? Then the BFI Film Academy Bristol is for you... No matter your background, qualifiactions or experience, this is your 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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1945

1945

Now screening

When two Orthodox Jews return to the Hungarian town that betrayed them under Nazi-occupation, the stage is set for conflict in Ferenc Török’s haunting European western.

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Mandy

Mandy

Now screening

"An all-time great Nicolas Cage wig out," "the midnight-iest of midnight films" are just some of the ways Panos Cosmatos' ferociously over the top heavy metal valentine of a film has been described, and we cannot wait for you to experience it.

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Blindspotting

Blindspotting

Now screening

Lifelong friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Oakland.

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Mark and Tara

October Podcast

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In this month's podcast Watershed Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove and Watershed Cinema Producer Tara Judah discuss Erik Poppe's Utøya and Matteo Garrone's Dogman - two films that are trying to make sense of Europe's recent past, but in very different ways.

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The Wife

The Wife

Now screening

Glenn Close gives a truly masterful performance as a woman who has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support those of her husband - until long-kept secrets are threatened to be exposed...

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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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Fahrenheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9

Opens Fri 19 Oct

One of America’s most outspoken filmmakers, Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11), turns his sights on one of the most controversial figures of our time, in this fiery, furious account of the rise of one Donald J. Trump.

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Dogman

Dogman

Opens Fri 19 Oct

Italian director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah) delivers a masterful tale of twisted friendship with this jaw-dropping, based-on-fact tale of a timid dog lover driven to terrifying extremes when he hitches his star to a human beast he cannot control.

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What's on today - Thu 18 Oct

Feature Showing
First Man 12A 14:10 AD DS
17:20 AD
20:20 AD
Mandy 18 14:20
20:30
The Wife 15 14:30
Wildscreen: DOUBLE BILL: Blue Planet II - One Ocean / Our Blue Planet + Q&A PG 17:30 QA
1945 12A (S) 17:40
Blindspotting 15 20:10

What's on tomorrow - Fri 19 Oct

Feature Showing
Lunchtime Talk: Remixing the sound of a burning world 13:00
Dogman 15 (S) 14:00, 20:00
First Man 12A 14:10 AD, 17:20 AD, 20:20 AD
The Wife 15 14:40 AD DS
Wildscreen: The Real T Rex with Chris Packham + Q&A U 17:00 QA
Mandy 18 17:30
Fahrenheit 11/9 15 20:10

What's on - Sat 20 Oct

Feature Showing
First Man 12A 14:00 AD
17:00 AD DS
20:30 AD
The Wife 15 15:00
17:30
Dogman 15 (S) 15:10
20:00
Mandy 18 17:40
Fahrenheit 11/9 15 20:20

What's on - Sun 21 Oct

Feature Showing
Working Class Sunday Brunches: Bullet Boy 15 12:00
The Wife 15 13:00 AD
17:10 AD DS
First Man 12A 13:20 AD
16:50 AD
20:00 AD
Dogman 15 (S) 14:30
19:40
Mandy 18 16:40
Fahrenheit 11/9 15 19:50

What's on - Mon 22 Oct

Feature Showing
Dogman 15 (S) 11:00 Baby
First Man 12A 14:00 AD DS
17:20 AD
20:20 AD
Dogman 15 (S) 14:50
21:30
The Wife 15 15:00 AD
18:10 AD
Touch Me Not 18 (S) 18:00 QA
Fahrenheit 11/9 15 20:40

What's on - Tue 23 Oct

Feature Showing
Touch Me Not 18 (S) 13:50, 17:30
First Man 12A 14:00 AD, 17:20 AD, 20:30 AD
Dogman 15 (S) 14:50, 20:00
The Wife 15 17:40 AD DS
Fahrenheit 11/9 15 20:20

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What's on - Wed 24 Oct

Feature Showing
Fahrenheit 11/9 15 11:00
20:20
First Man 12A 14:10 AD
17:20 AD
20:30 AD DS
Dogman 15 (S) 14:30
21:00
The Wife 15 15:00 AD
Touch Me Not 18 (S) 17:30
Preview : Fortitude, Series 3 + Q&A 15 18:15
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Film Culture in the era of NetflixMark Cosgrove

My Beautiful Laundrette

Posted on Wed 26 Sep 2018

In this Netflix dominated era, with more films bypassing cinema releases to go straight to streaming on demand, are we in danger of missing opportunities to promote, profile and discover the next generation of great films and filmmakers? What is the role of cinemas like ours in championing film culture? Mark Cosgrove, Watershed’s Cinema Curator, reflects on the changing nature of film exhibition and the value of cinema.

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