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Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, 2019, Céline Sciamma.

 Thought In Action: Portrait of a Lady on Fire 

Posted on Sun 15 Mar, 2020

In the sixth and last instalment of Thought in Action, we had the delight of welcoming Albertine Fox (University of Bristol), Isobel Carrol (UWE Level 3 Student) and Charlotte Alderwick (UWE Bristol, Chair) to discuss the themes in Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire. UWE BA Philosophy student Georgia Harrison continues the conversation and explores Sciamma’s mesmerising exploration of the female gaze.

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Parasite
Posted on Tue 3 March 2020
In the fifth instalment of Thought in Action, we are welcomed with the expertise of Dr. JongMi Kim (Media and Cultural Theology, Coventry University), Dr. Maria Rousso (Philosophy, San Raffaele University, Milan), Dr. Bola Adediran (UWE Politics, chair) and Katie Preece (Philosophy UWE student) on the themes raised in Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite. UWE BA Philosophy student Georgia Harrison explores the various avenues taken to create the masterful portrayal of the destructive effects of Capitalism.
Artists in the Cinema 2020
Posted on Tue 25 Feb 2020 by Thea Berry
After a brief encounter with last year’s stunning ‘Projections’ programme, Watershed’s Cinema Producer, Thea Berry, is delighted to be welcoming back another collection of striking and thought-provoking short artists’ moving image films.
The Collider
Posted on Fri 21 Feb 2020
Anagram's The Collider and Duncan Speakman's Only Expansion both featured for pushing the boundaries of interaction, performance and narrative in creative technology.

 Thought in Action: The Lighthouse 

Posted on Mon 17 Feb 2020

In the fourth instalment of Thought in Action, UWE's very own reps of the Philosophy (Katrina Mitcheson), Politics (Henrique Tavares Furtado) and Psychology (Miltos Hadijosif) departments discuss the themes raised in Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse. UWE BA Philosophy student Georgia Harrison shares her experience on this original film which is practically a two-man combative story of madness and loneliness.

 A festival in favour of the collective experience  

Posted on Wed 5 Feb 2020 by Tara Judah

This year's International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) focused on the collective - all the way across the film value chain from filmmaking to audiences. Sitting in darkened rooms with hundreds of other eager cinephiles, I was warmed by the beating heart of what we can create and experience as a collective.

 Invention versus innovation - embracing uncertainty 

Posted on Tue 28 Jan 2020 by Clare Reddington

How do we embrace uncertainty and value the slippy to navigate the conceptual emergency we live in? By Clare Reddington, Watershed CEO

 New ticket prices from Sat 1 Feb 2020  

Posted on Wed 15 Jan 2020 by Louise Gardner

On Sat 1 Feb 2020 our cinema ticket prices are increasing for the first time in two years.

 Watershed supported artists scoop top awards at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam  

Posted on Fri 6 Dec 2019

Pervasive Media Studio residents Victoria Mappleback and Duncan Speakman win at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam.

 Thought In Action: The Two Popes 

Posted on Thu 5 Dec 2019

In the third instalment of Thought In Action, UWE's Suwita Hani Randhawa and a selection of panellists discuss the themes raised in Fernando Meirelles’ film ‘The Two Popes’. UWE BA philosophy student Georgia Harrison shares her thoughts on the captivating film which centres on ‘the two popes’ Benedict XVI and Francis and their relationship with their faith.

 Facing Australian History 

Posted on Thu 28 Nov 2019 by Tara Judah

Jennifer Kent's The Nightingale was marked by controversy in the press but the film is only as violent as the history it tells. Framing faces, Kent confronts the viewer with a powerful and philosophical contemplation of responsibility and culpability in the face of humanity.