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Posted on Wed 31 July 2019 by Thea BerryIsabella 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.
Posted on Mon 22 July 2019 by Mark CosgroveCinema 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.
Posted on Mon 22 July 2019 by Mark CosgroveFestival 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).
Posted on Tue 16 July 2019 by James HarrisonFor 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.
Posted on Thu 27 June 2019Victoria Mapplebeck launched her first ever VR work The Waiting Room: VR at Watershed as part of the Virtual Realities: Immersive Documentary Encounters Showcase.
Posted on Tue 25 June 2019Watershed is proud to be part of the strong film and television culture in the city that saw Bristol become a City of Film.
Posted on Mon 24 June 2019Fifty 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.
Posted on Thu 20 June 2019 by Tara JudahAt 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.
Posted on Wed 19 June 2019 by Tara JudahThe 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.
Posted on Wed 19 June 2019 by Mark CosgroveTaking 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.
Posted on Tue 18 June 2019 by Tom VincentToday, if you go the cinema to watch a new movie, it is almost a certainty you will be watching a digitally projected moving image but at this year’s Cinema Rediscovered, you will have the chance to see some films on film. And, if you visit the Analogue Room, you will have the opportunity to handle 35mm film and try your hand at splicing and projecting, too, Aardman Archivist Tom Vincent writes.