Cinema Rediscovered 2016

Cinema Rediscovered 2016

Join us at this brand new international archive film event that celebrates great films back on the big screen, giving audiences an opportunity to discover - or indeed re-discover - new digital restorations, film print rarities of early cinema, and contemporary classics.

Here you can find more information on the programme (the main weekend is from Thu 28 - Sun 31 July) plus related seasons running throughout July and August, as well as explore news and articles that dig deeper into Cinema Rediscovered's themes.

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Previous Events in this programme

It Always Rains on Sunday

classified PG Celebrating Slocombe
It Always Rains on Sunday
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
A housewife's life is torn apart by the appearance of an old flame, now a convict on the run. Set within the ruins of post-war London, this incredible film by Ealing Studios is an intense, compelling, atmospheric drama with a nail biting conclusion.

Andrei Rublev

classified 15 S Sculpting Time - Andrei Tarkovsky
Andrei Rublev
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
For his second feature Tarkovsky turned back the clock to the 15th Century life and times of Russia’s greatest icon painter – Andrei Rublev, resulting in an extraordinary ode to the power of art that featured some of the most poetic scenes in the history of cinema.

The Smallest Show on Earth

classified U Celebrating Slocombe
The Smallest Show on Earth
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
A young couple inherit a run-down cinema and must turn it around with the help of the eccentric staff. Peter Sellers and Margaret Rutherford co-star in this funny but very much forgotten classic of British Cinema.

Solaris

classified 12 S Sculpting Time - Andrei Tarkovsky
Solaris
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
With his adaptation of the novel by Stanislaw Lem, Tarkovsky created a brilliantly original science-fiction epic and brought a new compassion and artistic sensitivity to the genre. A spiritual odyssey retains its mysterious authority and continues to challenge our conceptions about love, truth, and humanity itself.

The Servant

classified 12A Celebrating Slocombe
The Servant
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
Adapted from a short story by Robin Maugham, Joseph Losey’s first collaboration with Harold Pinter is an incredible psychological class war drama starring Dirk Bogarde and James Fox, with BAFTA-award winning cinematography by Slocombe.

The Mirror

classified U S Sculpting Time - Andrei Tarkovsky
The Mirror
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
One of the most beautifully constructed films ever created, Andrei Tarkovsky’s semi-autobiographical and mesmerising composition of a dying man’s dreams and recollections really does make this masterpiece feel like something created from the bottom of his soul.

The Titfield Thunderbolt

classified U Celebrating Slocombe
The Titfield Thunderbolt
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
Shot mainly on location in Somerset (with the odd sequences actually filmed at Bristol Temple Meads); the delightful and funny tale of community spirit where locals try to save their local railway from closure is an Ealing Studios gem.

World Premiere: The Lion In Winter

classified 12 Celebrating Slocombe
The Lion In Winter
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
Join us for the world premiere of this new restoration of the ultimate dysfunctional family drama The Lion In Winter, the centrepiece of Cinema Rediscovered's tribute to the late cinematographer Douglas Slocombe.

World Premiere: The Lion In Winter

classified 12 Celebrating Slocombe
The Lion In Winter
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
Join us for the world premiere of this new restoration of the ultimate dysfunctional family drama The Lion In Winter, the centrepiece of Cinema Rediscovered's tribute to the late cinematographer Douglas Slocombe.

Stalker

classified PG S Sculpting Time - Andrei Tarkovsky
Stalker
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
Considered by many to be Tarkovsky’s magnum opus, this genre-defying evocation of a decayed post-industrial society is a brooding muse on human desires and the ambition we employ in order to achieve them.

Losing Ground

classified 15
Losing Ground
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
One of the first fictional features written and directed by a black female American director, now digitally restored, Losing Ground is an insightful and often hilarious portrait of a romance at the crossroads of a New York summer.
Trip to Curzon Cinema & Arts (Clevedon)
Please note: This event took place in July 2016
Event
Discover the magic of cinema at one of the oldest running cinema venues in the UK. Visit Curzon Cinema & Arts in Clevedon for a special screening, guided tour, Christie organ demonstration and lunch. Travel from Bristol to Clevedon included, spaces limited.
BACC: still/here
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
Christopher Harris’s love of cinema shines through this stylish, thought-provoking melancholic film. Using grainy 16mm he picks over fragments from the remnants of urban decay in his hometown of St Louis.
Il Cinema Ritrovato: In Search of Colour
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
A historic programme of striking short films curated by the Cinema Ritrovato festival and restored by L'Immagine Ritrovata labs. This collection showcases the Pochoir colour technique, which employed elaborate stencils to add precise colour detail to two-tone Kinemacolor prints.

A Kind of Loving

classified 12A
A Kind of Loving
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
John Schlesinger's (Midnight Cowboy) tender story of a frustrated relationship and marriage between a young couple (Alan Bates and June Ritchie) set against the backdrop of a Lancashire town.
BACC: Dutchman
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
Racial and sexual tensions mount between a black man and a white woman as they ride on the New York subway. Based on LeRoi Jones's award-winning 1964 play, this rarely seen two-hander by Lion In Winter director Anthony Harvey still has the power to shock.
HellFire Video Club DJ Set
Please note: This event took place in July 2016
Event
To get you in the mood, Hellfire DJs will be spinning their mind-bending musical delights in a specially curated Cinema Rediscovered playlist of deranged vinyl and cinematic soundscapes to match the moods of the movies.
BACC: Ganja & Hess
Please note: This event took place in July 2016
Exhibition
A genuine one-off. Made in 1973, at a time when Blaxploitation was in vogue, writer and director Bill Gunn used the vampire genre to smuggle in politically charged cultural themes of black identity, sexuality, religion and addiction under the guise of a horror movie.
Check The Gate Late Night Special: Performance
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
Watershed teams up with Check the Gate to bring you this late night 35mm treat as selected by director Richard Ayoade (Submarine, The Double). Nicolas Roeg’s and Donald Cammell’s explicit and experimental thriller about a hunted gangster taking refuge with a reclusive rock star is a classic of British cinema.
Women In Archives
Please note: This event took place in July 2016
Event
Unlocking secrets of an imperial past through personal history, Miranda Pennell shares seven things she knows about Iranian Oil in The Host. Followed by short films about love, infidelity, time and identity from Women Amateur Filmmakers in Britain, and panel discussion.

Wizard of Oz (3D)

classified U
Wizard of Oz (3D)
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
Apparently more people have seen The Wizard of Oz than any other film. Known for its pioneering use of Technicolor, fantasy storytelling and musical score, Cinema Rediscovered brings it to the big screen in 3D for a truly dazzling experience.
Family Workshop: Hands-on Film
Please note: This event took place in July 2016
Event
Drop in and find out how cinema got started! Make your own illusions and re-create the magic of cinema with replica praxinoscopes and more at this free drop-in children's workshop. An expert will be on hand - perfect for ages 6-12.

A Flickering Truth

classified 12A S
A Flickering Truth
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
What happens when the leaders of your country set out to destroy your film culture and history? This award winning documentary follows Ibrahim Arify’s journey rebuilding Afghanistan’s film history and culture, after years trying to protect it from the Taliban.
Experiments in Aesthetics
Please note: This event took place in July 2016
Event
Cinema screens may be flat but the images they show are bursting with life. Beyond colour and concept lies texture and materiality. Join programmer and critic Tara Judah for an illustrated journey through the tantalising textures of five short films.
Il Cinema Ritrovato: The Birds, the Bees and the Italians (Signore & Signori)
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
A darkly humoured send-up by one of Italy’s most prolific directors, The Birds, the Bees and the Italians brilliantly captures the conflicts and contradictions of "the ladies and gentlemen" of the Italian title.
Sid and Nancy
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
40 years ago, punk tore up the rule book. At the heart of the filth and the fury was one infamous band: The Sex Pistols. In Sid & Nancy cult British director Alex Cox (Repo Man, Walker) gives us one of the most notorious chapters in their history: the self-destructive, drug-fuelled ride that was the relationship between Nancy Spungen and Sid Vicious.
Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
Conflicting cultural imperatives and repressions between East and West collide in Nagisa Oshima’s enthralling World War II drama, which sees a war of wills - and unspoken erotic attraction - unfold between David Bowie's rebellious prisoner and a Japanese POW camp commander.
20th Century Flicks Film Quiz
Please note: This event took place in July 2016
Exhibition
After the latest DVDs, Blu-rays, film journals and books?! Then take a stroll through Cinema Rediscovered’s dedicated Film Fair; plus, a chance to meet some of the people behind some of the key labels and publishers in the UK.
Home Movies from the British Empire
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
One of the largest archive collections of amateur film shot in the British Empire and Commonwealth is held here in Bristol. Archivist Nicky Sugar will introduce a selection of these ‘unofficial’ private family films, from Africa, India and the Middle East.

Rollerball

classified 15 Celebrating Slocombe
Rollerball
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
Norman Jewison’s action packed dystopian science fiction sports film is one of those films for the senses. James Caan takes on a Corporation who wishes to suppress his achievements in the only way he can - by playing Rollerball! The future is now...
Il Cinema Ritrovato: Fists in the Pocket (I pugni in tasca)
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
I Pugni in Tasca (Fist in the Pocket) made in 1965 was a striking debut feature film by the 26 year old Marco Bellocchio and this restoration affords an opportunity to approach this this important classic of Italian cinema anew.
The Story of Film
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
Revisit Mark Cousins’ epic journey through film history, spanning over 600 films and 15 hours, by taking the chance to drop in and out of this brilliant visual essay whenever you like. A free event over three days including some Conversations about Cinema sessions hosted by the team behind Cinema Rediscovered.
A Man For All Seasons
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
A six-time Oscar®-winner lauded for its ensemble performances and sumptuous period recreation, this is the story of Sir Thomas More's conflict with Henry VIII.
Room at the Top
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
Hailed by the Guardian as "some of the most emotionally devastating filmmaking ever created in the UK, a film that genuinely changed British cinema for ever", Room at The Top sees an ambitious young man cheat his way into two relationships, with tragic consequences.
20th Century Flicks Film Quiz
Please note: This event took place in July 2016
Event
For one night only, the infamous 20th Century Flicks Film Quiz comes to Watershed. Test your knowledge across a wide range of film geekery with hosts Dave "Herzog" Taylor and Mr Bags as they rediscover movie trivia in the bar.

Nostalgia

classified 12A S Sculpting Time - Andrei Tarkovsky
Nostalgia
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
Highly cerebral, beautifully realised, and symbolically obscure, Tarkovsky’s first film directed outside of his home country stands as a testament to his own conflicting thoughts regarding Russia as he considered a self-proclaimed exile while aware of the pining for his homeland that this would inevitably inflict.

Barry Lyndon

classified 12A
Barry Lyndon
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
Stanley Kubrick's breathtaking exploration of Wiliam Makepeace Thackeray's novel sees his 18th century Irish adventurer meet his share of women, take part in the Seven Years' War, get recruited as a spy and marry into the English aristocracy, inventing new stories about himself at every turn of the road.

The Sacrifice

classified 12A S Sculpting Time - Andrei Tarkovsky
The Sacrafice
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2016
Film
Set in the final hours before a nuclear war threatens to wipe out humanity, Tarkovsky’s visionary final film, was a visually breathtaking meditation on existential terror and a melancholic swansong from one of cinema’s true auteurs.

Explore Cinema Rediscovered 2016

Image from Voor Film (2015), courtesy of LiMA Archive
Posted on Thu 28 July 2016 by Tara Judah
Article
Rediscovering cinema is not only about unearthing filmic gems from the past, it’s also about advances in the conversation about and practices of cinema now.
Posted on Mon 25 July 2016 by Dr Peter Walsh
Article
Outside of the hour and a half to two hours you spend in front of a film, the context within which you meet the film, and the opportunity you have to process it afterwards can make...
Posted on Fri 22 July 2016 by James Harrison
Article
In the spring of 1952 a car was making its way through the lanes of the Somerset countryside. Seated in the car were film director Charles Crichton and cinematographer Douglas...
Posted on Fri 22 July 2016 by Dr Peter Walsh
Article
Still image courtesy of Il Cinema Ritrovato. Silent cinema was full of colour.It’s important to state this clearly, as decades of poor TV broadcasts, ropey home video releases,...
Still image from The Host (2015) dir. Miranda Pennell
Posted on Wed 20 July 2016 by Tara Judah
Article
At the intersection of personal memory and political and social change there are hosts of women's archives.
Photo of the interior of Curzon Cinema Clevedon
Posted on Mon 11 July 2016 by Tara Judah
Article
Cinema-going still exists and in it is a craftsmanship all its own; an experience that is both immersive and cognitive, one that presents and presumes a combination of surrendering and activism in viewing.
Posted on Fri 8 July 2016 by Bill Lawrence
Article
The world of the Bronx, New York in the 1930s is probably as far as you can get from English aristocracy of the 18th Century, but this is the journey that saw Stanley Kubrick from...
Posted on Tue 5 July 2016 by James King
Article
The Zone is a place of unblemished value. It is one of the few territories left–possibly the only one–where the rights to Top Gear have not been sold: a place of refuge and...
Posted on Mon 4 July 2016 by James Harrison
Article
The Lion in Winter (1968) can be found on a long list of historical, period films that were made in the 1960s. El Cid (1961), Tom Jones (1963), Cleopatra (1963), Becket (1964), The...
Posted on Thu 30 June 2016 by Mark Fuller
Article
A young married couple inherit a surprise legacy from an unknown distant relative. But with the cinema they receive come challenges, and responsibility...At the time, this must...
Posted on Wed 29 June 2016 by James Harrison
Article
David Lean, Michael Powell, Alfred Hitchcock and Humphrey Jennings; four key names in the history of British Cinema. One drowned his mind in his epic surroundings, one turned...
Posted on Mon 27 June 2016 by Rosie Taylor
Article
With a brilliant cast of exciting characters, a wonderful story, iconic costumes, sets and spectacular colours, The Wizard of Oz (1939) has become one of the most popular and...
Posted on Fri 24 June 2016 by Rosie Taylor
Article
As Afghanistan teeters on an unpredictable future, A Flickering Truth unwraps the world of three dreamers, the dust of a hundred years of war and the restoration of 8000 hours...
Posted on Tue 21 June 2016 by Ian Christie
Article
Garlanded with awards, and built around one of the greatest of Paul Scofield's relatively few screen performances, you might assume that A Man for All Seasons was a considered a...
Still form Room At The Top
Posted on Thu 16 June 2016 by Tara Judah
Article
Adapted from John Braine’s novel of the same name, Room at the Top is the story of one man’s disillusionment with class and society in post-war Britain.
Posted on Tue 14 June 2016 by Rosie Taylor
Article
Stanley Kubrick is famed for Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and A Clockwork Orange (1971). Rarely is his...
Posted on Sat 11 June 2016 by Rosie Taylor
Article
A Japanese film starring David Bowie as a prisoner of war might at first sound like an odd idea, but the lesser known Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence (1983) was, and still is,...
Room at The Top
Posted on Thu 9 June 2016
Article
Cinema Rediscovered is here! Here's an overview of the inaugural festival to see what's in store this year...
Posted on Thu 9 June 2016 by James Harrison
Article
To say that cinematographer Douglas Slocombe (1913 -2016) had a varied film career would be a huge understatement. Even from early on in his career Slocombe’s adventures behind...

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