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Watershed 40

Posted on Thu 13 Jan 2022 by Clare Reddington

Watershed celebrates its 40th birthday in 2022 with a programme of events, workshops and celebrations that reflect on the last four decades and looks ahead to the next four.

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Titane - screening at Watershed now
Posted on Thu 6 Jan 2022
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Starting with Titane, we continue our partnership with UWE Philosophy and Politics on a series of screenings and discussions that brings together a multi-disciplinary team of philosophers, political theorists, and cinema curators to explore some of the most exciting and challenging ideas in contemporary cinema. Francesco Tava, Associate Professor in Philosophy at UWE, Emma Brännlund, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, and Miguel Prado Casanova, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, write more about the first film in the new season.
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Posted on Tue 7 Dec 2021 by Jazlyn Pinckney
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Former Watershed Inclusion Producer*, Jazlyn Pinckney reflects on the importance of creating shared principles when working collaboratively on data led inclusion.
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Posted on Tue 7 Dec 2021 by Layla Barron
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Layla Barron, Watershed's Head of Data and Operations talks about the move from diversity and demographics to balanced teams.

 130 Years of Deaf People and the Moving Image: Coming Full Circle  

Posted on Mon 29 Nov 2021 by William Mager

Bristol-based writer-director William Mager explores the significant relationship between silent cinemas’ filmmakers and stars with deaf audiences, citing personal experience and over a century of history.

 Loony Tunes: Bad Luck Banging and a New Europe 

Posted on Mon 22 Nov 2021 by Fedor Tot

In advance of the release of Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (out on Fri 26 Nov), film critic and editor Fedor Tot looks at the film through the lens of post-Communist Romania.

 New Frontiers: Re-Imagining the West 

Posted on Wed 10 Nov 2021 by Lola McKinnon

Lola Mckinnon takes a closer look at the complex history of the Western, and its re-imagining through the eyes of female directors..

 Towards Recovery - what's next at Watershed? 

Posted on Mon 4 Oct 2021 by Louise Gardner

An update from Watershed on the next set of steps we are taking to rebuild our organisation and also to ask you to let us know what you are thinking and tell us how you are doing.

 Black History Month 2021 at Watershed 

Posted on Wed 29 Sept 2021 by Jo Lansdowne

A few highlights of things happening during Black History Month which offer audiences an opportunity to engage with Black creatives and their stories

 Melvin Van Peebles 1932 - 2021 

Posted on Thu 23 Sept 2021 by Mark Cosgrove

A tribute to Melvin Van Peebles from Mark Cosgrove, Watershed Cinema Curator

 A swinging celebration of Black male talent  

Posted on Mon 13 Sept 2021

Cinema Rediscovered 2021 Film Critics workshop participant Malaika Kegode’s take on A Man called Adam’s swinging celebration of talent of Black male.

 Auteur(e?)  

Posted on Mon 13 Sept 2021

Cinema Rediscovered 2021 Film Critics Workshop participants Jake Abatan on how positive change within the industry can start from small acts of resistance.

 Rewriting Film History (with the Women in it)  

Posted on Mon 13 Sept 2021

Cinema Rediscovered 2021 Film Critics Workshop participant Nadira Begum on the rich history of female ‘geniuses’ in cinema in front and behind the camera.

 French New Wave influences in The Story of a Three-Day Pass  

Posted on Fri 10 Sept 2021

Cinema Rediscovered 2021 Film Critics Workshop participant Yasmin Omar explores the French New Wave influences in The Story of a Three-Day Pass (1967).

 The More the Merrier (1943)  

Posted on Fri 10 Sept 2021

Cinema Rediscovered 2021 Film Critics Workshop participant Angela Moore on discovering the sexiest scene in a 1940s Hollywood romantic comedy.