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 2018 on screen: celebrating, supporting, revising and exploring 

Posted on Thu 13 Dec, 2018 by Tara Judah

As 2018 draws to a close, we cast our eye back over the year that was; from celebrating women in cinema and workers' rights, to reclaiming the canon, revising generic tropes and exploring the liminal spaces between fiction and reality. It's been a powerful year in film, and one worth remembering, Cinema Producer Tara Judah writes.

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 "Are you going to show Roma?" 

Alfonso Cuarón's Netflix film Roma
Posted on Tue 11 Dec 2018
Watershed's Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove explains why - although we would very much like to! - Watershed is currently not able to screen Alfonso Cuarón's Netflix film Roma.

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Daytime view of Watershed with visualisation of new building.
Posted on Wed 28 Nov 2018
The planned re-developed building will house four cinemas, five flexible event spaces, the Pervasive Media Studio and new incubation and grow-on Studios, to sustain the growth of new talent and ideas. The building will increase from 4,400 sqm to 6,360 sqm with new work space for 100+ creatives in the four floors above the rear of the existing building. You can read much more about our plans in this article.

 Discussing Disobedience: agency, resistance and reclaiming the self 

Disobedience
Posted on Tue 27 Nov 2018
A careful and considered study of ritual and religion, Sebastian Lelio's Disobedience was this year's most personally affecting film for Cinema Producer Tara Judah.
 Against the Odds: building Palestine's film industry under occupation 

Posted on Thu 22 Nov 2018 by Aphra Evans

Modern-day Palestine is scarcely a place where you would expect to find a burgeoning film industry and yet, somehow, despite the occupation, politics, and resulting lack of resources, Palestinian film is blossoming, journalist and filmmaker Aphra Evans writes.
 Beyond innovation: understanding Artists as leaders 

Posted on Tue 13 Nov 2018 by Clare Reddington

A short provocation on Artists as Leaders, the difference between innovation and invention and the danger of constraining the latter with the metrics of the former, given at Beyond Conference to launch AHRC's Clusters investments.
 The lost credit of Margarethe von Trotta 

Posted on Tue 30 Oct 2018 by Tara Judah

Margarethe von Trotta was one of the key figures of the New German Cinema movement, and yet she has constantly been overlooked by the cinematic history books. With four stunning new restorations of her most remarkable films back on the big screen, it's time to celebrate - and credit - this talented and strikingly political filmmaker, Cinema Producer Tara Judah writes.
 Touch Me Not: fusing forms and breaking borders 

Posted on Tue 23 Oct 2018 by Tara Judah

Winner of the Berlinale Golden Bear, Adina Pintilie's Touch Me Not is a unique fusion of fiction and reality, breaking down borders and opening up bodies on screen, Cinema Producer Tara Judah writes.
 Something wicked this way comes! Reclaiming the witch on screen 

Posted on Thu 4 Oct 2018 by Thea Berry

Once banished to woods, caves and deserted islands, witches have made a comeback to mainstream popular culture. Thea Berry, UWE's MA Curating student based at Watershed this year, has curated a wicked season of films exploring and reclaiming the role of the witch in film.
 Film Culture in the era of Netflix 

Posted on Wed 26 Sept 2018 by Mark Cosgrove

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.