William Castle

 "If you scream at just the right time, it might just save your life." 

Posted on Wed 9 Oct, 2019 by Simon Ball

Ahead of our 60th anniversary Halloween screening of classic 50's frightener The Tingler our Front of House Duty Manager and B Movie aficionado Simon Ball looks back at the career of director William Castle - the undisputed king of cinema gimmickry.

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 Weimar Sundays 

Der Kampf ums Matterhorn
Posted on Fri 4 Oct 2019 by James Harrison
James Harrison, co-director of South West Silents and co-curator at Cinema Rediscovered, discusses the rationale behind the Weimar Sundays season throughout October 2019.

 Conversations About Cinema : Thought in Action 

For Sama
Posted on Tue 1 Oct 2019
Conversations About Cinema returns this year with Thought In Action. The strand presented in partnership with the UWE Philosophy and Politics departments provides an opportunity for audiences to engage in deeper conversation about issues and ideas arising from films in our programme.

 Once Upon A Time in…Watershed 

Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Posted on Wed 31 July 2019 by Mark Cosgrove
Mark Cosgrove, Cinema Curator at Watershed, pre-empts the “why are you not showing...” question with Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and explains the rationale for not showing Quentin Tarantino’s new film.
 “Like a child, I have to poke at what’s forbidden” Violence and Consumerism in Isabella Eklöf’s Holiday 

Posted on Wed 31 July 2019 by Thea Berry

Isabella Eklöf’s directorial debut caused more than a stir on the festival circuit in 2018 due to the frank portrayals of violence. Rather than being viewed as gratuitous - a word so often associated with on-screen violence - Eklöf is demanding the audience connect with what they already know but choose to ignore, writes Watershed Cinema Producer, Thea Berry.
 Archiving and restoring Africa's film heritage: Visions and Challenges 

Posted on Mon 22 July 2019 by Mark Cosgrove

Cinema Rediscovered founder and co-curator Mark Cosgrove sat down with Dr Aboubakar Sanogo, assistant professor of Film Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and North American Secretary of FEPACI, to discuss the challenges and vision for African film heritage.
 Musician Adrian Utley on working with Nic Roeg 

Posted on Mon 22 July 2019 by Mark Cosgrove

Festival Founder and Co-curator Mark Cosgrove caught up with Bristol based musician, producer and composer Adrian Utley (Portishead) to talk about his experience of collaborating with director Nic Roeg on the BBC project Sound on Film (2000).
 Slocombe at Ealing: Kind Hearts and Coronets 

Posted on Tue 16 July 2019 by James Harrison

For this fourth year of Cinema Rediscovered we continue to celebrate the work of cinematographer Douglas Slocombe (1913 -2016) with a special 70th Anniversary screening of Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949). South West Silents' co-founder and co-curator at Cinema Rediscovered James Harrison continues to look at the work of Slocombe and writes.
 New Voices in VR 

Posted on Thu 27 June 2019

Victoria Mapplebeck launched her first ever VR work The Waiting Room: VR at Watershed as part of the Virtual Realities: Immersive Documentary Encounters Showcase.
 Bristol UNESCO City of Film 

Posted on Tue 25 June 2019

Watershed is proud to be part of the strong film and television culture in the city that saw Bristol become a City of Film.
 "A reminder to us all of what humanity can achieve" 

Posted on Mon 24 June 2019

Fifty years since humankind walked on the moon, archive documentary Apollo 11 gets lift off this week. Given their love for all things astronomical, we recently invited the We The Curious Planetarium Team to attend a special preview with us and afterwards they put pen to paper to give us their perspectives on a film that looks back at those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.