Cinema Rediscovered 2017 programme

Previous Screenings & Events in this programme

The Archive Sessions: Designing Experiences The Archive Sessions

celluloid sail
Please note: This event took place in July 2017
Event
A practice based afternoon session designed to inspire and inform cinema professionals including case studies on how to approach screen heritage events from the tiny to the epic.

A Journey Through French Cinema  12A  S 

A journey through french cinema
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Celebrated French director Bertrand Tavernier, known for films rich in cultural and social commentary (Round Midnight, The Clockmaker), invites us on an insightful and entertaining voyage through his country's cinema.

Preview: Howard's End  PG  

Howard's End
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
A beautiful new digital restoration of one of Merchant Ivory's undisputed masterpieces, this Oscar®-winning drama stars Emma Thompson as a woman struggling to maintain her integrity.

Network  15   Manipulating The Message

Network
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Conceived, written and released in America during the Watergate crisis, Network is a meticulously researched, highly articulate attack on the demoralisation and dehumanisation of American life as exemplified by the crude commercialisation of television news.

Dekalog  15  S 

Decalog
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
An extremely rare chance to see Krzysztof Kieślowski's small screen classic - one of the twentieth century’s greatest achievements in visual storytelling - on the big screen, over ten superb hours.

The State of Things: Film Critics’ Day

The State of Things: Film Critics’ Sprint
Please note: This course took place in July 2017
Course
A one day talent development programme, reflecting on the state of things and things to come for film criticism and cinephilia in the UK and beyond.

The Gentle Sex  U   Girls Like Us

The Gentle Sex
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
This all-female cast WWII film, co-adapted by Moie Charles from her own story, reveals the positive and courageous role women played in the war effort on home soil.

Millions Like Us  PG   Girls Like Us

Millions like us
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Sent away from home to work during the war, homesick Celia finds herself surrounded by women from all walks of life, discovering purpose and community in the most unlikely place.

Cinema Walk

Cary Grant Statue
Please note: This event took place in July 2017
Event
Looking back at Bristol’s own cinematic history, join Dr Peter Walsh on a tour around the centre reflecting on our city’s rich film-making and film-going past.

To Die For  15   Manipulating The Message

To Die For
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Gus Van Sant's irresistible black comedy stars Nicole Kidman as a weather girl who will stop at nothing for television fame. A pre-internet tabloid classic that has lost none of its dark edge.

Their Finest  12A   Girls Like Us

Their finest, writing
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
A witty and finely tuned WWII charmer from Lone Scherfig (An Education) based on Lissa Evans' novel Their Finest Hour and a Half starring Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy.

Ace in The Hole  PG   Manipulating The Message

Ace in The Hole
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Billy Wilder’s fierce satire of the media circus - about a reporter (Kirk Douglas) who sees a chance to manufacture a scoop when a man is trapped by a rockfall - is a no-holds-barred exposé of the American media’s appetite for sensation.

Monterey Pop  15   Direct From Il Cinema Ritrovato

moneterey pop
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
As much as Woodstock is synonymous with the 60s and the summer of love, it was actually the Monterey International Pop festival which captured the mood of the era and helped transform the careers of the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Janis Joplin.

A Short Film About Dekalog: An Interview with Krzysztof Kieslowski  15  

dekalog child
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Filmmakers Eileen Anipare and Jason Wood interviewed Krzysztof Kieślowski in January 1995 for their film, an attempt to examine the universal messages - as well as the idiosyncrasies- offered by Dekalog.

Your Cheatin’ Heart - Music Influenced by Blood Simple

Your Cheatin’ Heart - An Evening of Blood Simple Americana
Please note: This event took place in July 2017
Event
Join us for Live Music Influenced by Blood Simple in the Cafe/Bar with Mike Crawford and the Various Sorrows.

Late Night Preview: Blood Simple: Director's Cut  15  

Blood Simple
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Where it all began for the Coen brothers on their career-long darkly comic road trip through misfit America, this razor-sharp, hard-boiled Texan noir sees a sleazy bar owner release a torrent of violence upon himself and those around him with one murderous thought.

Daughters of the Dust  PG   Come The Revolution

daughters of the dust 2
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Julie Dash’s groundbreaking first feature returns restored and colour graded under the supervision of the film’s cinematographer, Arthur Jafa, a modern masterpiece that must be seen to be felt.

King Kong Workshop

King Kong Workshop
Please note: This event took place in July 2017
Event
Families can get inspired by catching the original 1923 King Kong on the big screen, and get creative at this free drop-in workshop in which we'll be making King Kong masks in the Café/Bar.

Remixing the Archives  12A   The Archive Sessions

Joan of Arc
Please note: This event took place in July 2017
Event
Get insights from musicians and creatives about working with archives to create new works. Guests include musician Adrian Utley (Portishead), Charlie Harman from Compass Presents and Bristol-based filmmaker John Minton.

The Original King Kong  PG  

King Kong
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Eight decades on since its original release the mighty monarch of monster movies still deserves its classic status. A beast of stop-motion filmmaking that's still demanding our attention, join us for the one, the only, King Kong.

The Music Room  U  S  India on Film

the music room
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
One of Satyajit Ray's most exquisite films, The Music Room brilliantly evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat (the beloved actor Chhabi Biswas) desperately clinging to a fading way of life.

Preview: Born in Flames  15  

born in flames
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Independent filmmaker, artist and critic Lizzie Borden made her feature debut with this bold and brilliant fusion of sci fi and feminist politics, a comic fantasy of female rebellion that we welcome to Bristol for this extremely rare screening.

UK Premiere: The Front Page  PG   Manipulating The Message

The Front Page
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
With its fast-paced dialogue, hardboiled characters and rampant cynicism, this restored classic, which would be remade nine years later as the better known His Girl Friday, is the grandfather of Hollywood newspaper movies.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner  U   Come The Revolution

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
This classic comedy/drama sees a rich couple's liberal principles tested by the proposed marriage of their daughter to a black doctor (the wonderful Sidney Poitier).

An Archive In Your Pocket The Archive Sessions

In The Shadow
Please note: This event took place in July 2017
Event
Victoria Forrest (VIKA Books) talks about In The Shadow, a gorgeous app that brings the photobook firmly into the digital age, and discussion how its template can be applied to a variety of other archives.

Cinema Innovations: from the Kinetoscope to Virtual Reality The Archive Sessions

Jane Gauntlett's VR piece Dancing With Myself, part of Watershed's Virtual Reality Sessions
Please note: This event took place in July 2017
Talk
Mark Cosgrove, Watershed’s Cinema Curator, outlines the fascinating history of film and the moving image from the early days of experiments with making still images move in machines like the kinetoscope, to our current exploration of virtual reality.

Sweet Smell of Success  PG   Manipulating The Message

Sweet Smell of Success
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis star as tabloid baron J.J. Hunsecker and scheming press agent Sidney Falco in Alexander Mackendrick’s classic New York noir and sharp satire on the grasping world of newspaper’s gossip columns.

Celebrating Orton: Prick Up Your Ears  15  

orton prick up your ears
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Director Stephen Frears' film (blazingly scripted by Alan Bennett) is a brilliant and painfully raw portrait of the troubled, tragic relationship between the ill-fated playwright Joe Orton and his troubled partner.

Celluloid Man  PG  S  India on Film

celluloid man
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Celluloid Man is a tribute to film archivist and obsessive cinephile P.K. Nair, a man whose childhood fascination with cinema finally led to the creation of the National Film Archive of India.

Citizen Kane  U   Manipulating The Message

Citizen Kane
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Regularly cited as the greatest American film ever made, Orson Welles’ story of newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane’s meteoric rise and fall is a fascinating portrait of America's love of power, materialism and the corruption it fosters.

The Final Girls Present: The Entity + Outer Space  18  

the entity outer space
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Based on a enigmatic true story, Sidney J. Furie’s cult classic interrogates repressed memories, assault and rape culture and stars horror icon Barbara Hershey.

Cinema Rediscovered Film Fair

CR Film Fair
Please note: This event took place in July 2017
Drop-in
Drop by our very own Film Fair in Waterside area of the Café/Bar where you can dig a little deeper by getting your hands on a whole load of great merchandise connected to the festival programme.

Trip to Clevedon’s Curzon Cinema and Arts Manipulating The Message

Curzon Clevedon 2
Please note: This event took place in July 2017
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 refreshments. Travel from Bristol to Clevedon included, spaces limited.

Panorama of India: A Journey Through the Archive  12A   India on Film

panorama of india
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
In this specially curated programme selected from the BFI National Archive, South West Silents presents an unparalleled collection of rare films of pre-Independence India, from the earliest days of Indian cinema.

In Search of Color  12A  S  Direct From Il Cinema Ritrovato

In Search of Color
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Travel back in time with a selection of Kinemacolor shorts straight from this year’s II Cinema Ritrovato festival, including some brand new restorations from L'Immagine Ritrovata labs.

Projection Tour 2017

projection
Please note: This event took place in July 2017
Event
Join us on a tour of Watershed’s projection booth and discover how the films screening at the festival make it to the screen at festival's like Cinema Rediscovered.

UK Premiere: La Chinoise  PG  S 

la chinoise
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Jean-Luc Godard's critique of radical student politics pre May 1968 focuses on five university students who spend their summer holed up in an apartment before deciding to achieve revolution through violent means.

Preview: Dawson City - Frozen Time  12A   Direct From Il Cinema Ritrovato

dawson city
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Lovingly pieced together with rare footage of American movies, Bill Morrison uncovers the amazing history of an unwitting repository for hundreds of reels of once lost nitrate film.

UK Premiere: Lights Out In Europe  15  

Lights Out in Europe
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Rarely seen since its initial 1940 theatrical release, Herbert Kline’s pulse-pounding documentary traces the final months of an un-easy peace in 1939 and records a Europe on the brink of total war.

English Premiere: Becoming Cary Grant  12A  

Becoming Cary Grant
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
Fresh from its premiere at Cannes, this new documentary from Mark Kidel presents a radically new perspective on Cary Grant, examining his journey from Bristol boy Archibald Leach to one of Hollywood’s greatest ever actors.

Celebrating Orton: Entertaining Mr Sloane  15  

entertaining mr sloane
Please note: This was screened in July 2017
Film
This black comedy from Douglas Hickox based on the 1964 play of the same title by Joe Orton (whose life is the subject of Prick Up Your Ears, also screening as part of the Festival) sees a woman and her closeted brother both fall for the enigmatic Mr. Sloane.

Park Circus Presents: 20th Century Flicks Film Quiz

20th century flicks
Please note: This event took place in July 2017
Event
Wind down and rediscover the movie trivia hidden in the recesses of your brain with the help of your neighbourhood video shop hosts Dave "Herzog" Taylor and Mr Bags as they present a very special edition of the infamous 20th Century Flicks Film Quiz in the Café/Bar.

Explore Cinema Rediscovered 2017

 Behind The Lines – Women and WWII British Film 

Their Finest
Posted on Wed 12 July 2017
Their Finest producer Stephen Woolley writes about the female-focused wartime films that make up his Girls Like Us season, and how the breakthrough had a galvanising effect on the industry as a whole.

 Compass Presents set sail for Bristol on a tall ship 

Celluloid Sail - tall ship docked to harbourside with projections on sails and acrobat hanging from rope.
Posted on Wed 28 June 2017
Compass Presents are bringing a tall ship to Bristol for their immersive event Celluloid Sail (which they are talking about at Cinema Rediscovered). We caught up with Compass' Tara Sachdeva to chat about what it’s like blending archive and contemporary film, all on board a floating venue.

 Peter Lord on the original King Kong 

Peter Lord
Posted on Mon 12 June 2017
Peter Lord - Aardman's Creative Director and Co-owner - will introduce our screening of King Kong. Check out his reasons for coming to see it in the video below...

 Cinema Rediscovered Returns 

To Die For
Posted on Thu 27 April 2017
Cinema Rediscovered returns to Bristol and surrounding region for a second year, bringing the finest digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities back where they belong - on the big screen.

 Book your Cinema Rediscovered Pass and Tickets 

King Kong
Posted on Thu 27 April 2017
We are pleased to announce that Cinema Rediscovered Passes are now on sale, enabling you to enjoy all the weekend events (Thu 27 - Sun 30 July) at a reduced price.

 The Future of Cinema is its Past 

Still from Man All Seasons
Posted on Mon 20 June 2016 by Mark Cosgrove
What is the future for the cinema? And what future for films, being shown in the cinema to appreciative audiences? Introducing Cinema Rediscovered...

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