Reservoir Dogs (1992)

 Once Upon A Time in…Watershed 

Posted on Wed 31 Jul, 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.

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 “Like a child, I have to poke at what’s forbidden” Violence and Consumerism in Isabella Eklöf’s Holiday 

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 

Dr Aboubakar Sanogo at Il Cinema Ritrovato
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 

Nicolas 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.
 The confinement of liberty in Une Femme Douce 

Posted on Thu 20 June 2019 by Tara Judah

At last year’s Courtisane film festival in Ghent, I saw Robert Bresson’s Une Femme Douce. I couldn’t believe that I had not only never seen this film but that it hadn't come up in conversation on Bresson, French cinema of the ‘60s and ‘70s, cinematic gaslighting, or the impact of the male gaze.
 Politically potent unpleasant appetites 

Posted on Wed 19 June 2019 by Tara Judah

The films belonging to Gluttony, Decadence & Resistance were all selected for their interest in asking us, as viewers, to think, feel and step outside of the safety of seeing films as entertainment, letting them instead activate us through an aesthetics and affect of excess that was designed to disgust and disrupt.
 Encountering Nic Roeg's cinematic spell 

Posted on Wed 19 June 2019 by Mark Cosgrove

Taking a chance on a double bill in a dodgy cinema on Jamaica Street in Glasgow as a teen, Cinema Rediscovered's founder and co-curator Mark Cosgrove reflects on his discovery of the unique and mesmeric cinematic world of Nicolas Roeg.