Cinema Rediscovered 2021
The Story of A Three Day Pass c/o Janus Films

Cinema Rediscovered 2021

Cinema Rediscovered returns for its fifth edition in and around Bristol UNESCO City of Film from Wed 28 July - Sun 1 Aug celebrating the return of the big screen experience with a line-up of brand new restorations and rediscoveries before going on a UK wide tour from Aug – Oct 2021.

Screening at cinemas including 20th Century Flicks, Clevedon’s Curzon Cinema & Arts, Arnolfini and Watershed, the festival will launch a UK wide tour of highlights (Aug – Oct 2021), and an online offer via MUBI, the global streaming service, production company and film distributor.

We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment as capacity is limited this year.

More information about Cinema Rediscovered 2021 ticketing and venues.


Cinema Rediscovered 2021 programme

Previous Screenings & Events in this programme

Phillip French  Memorial Lecture: Pamela Hutchinson
Live stream ended on 28 July 2021
In Venue Talk + Live stream
Author, critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson will explore the role of film critics in rethinking and reframing film heritage and the importance of looking back to understand and explore what’s happening in film culture right now.

In The Mood For Love

classified PG S Restored & Rediscovered
In The Mood For Love
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
At once delicately mannered and visually extravagant, Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love is a masterful evocation of romantic longing and fleeting moments.

Jazz on a Summer's Day

classified U Restored & Rediscovered
Jazz on a Summer's Day
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
One of the earliest music documentaries, photographer Bert Stern’s film captures an all-star line-up of performers from the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, periodically cutting away to the stylish Rhode Island community.
ONLINE: Ricky Riccardi on Louis Armstrong
Live stream ended on 29 July 2021
Live stream
To mark the 50th anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s passing in July 1971, Bristol Blues & Jazz Film Festival present a special event to celebrate his legacy and onscreen presence from the late ‘50s to the late 60s.

The Last Picture Show

classified 15 1971
The Last Picture Show
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
Set during the early fifties, in the loneliest Texas nowheresville, this elegy to cinema itself shot in highly evocative black and white focuses on the daily shuffles of three futureless teens.

Klute

classified 15 1971
Klute
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
Suffused with paranoia by the conspiracy-thriller specialist Alan J. Pakula, Klute  saw Jane Fonda bring counterculture style to the role of Bree Daniels—a call girl and aspiring actor who becomes the centre of a missing-person investigation.
ONLINE: Reframing Film
Live stream ended on 30 July 2021
Live stream
Some of the most distinctive voices in film curation and archiving come together to explore the potential of reframing film heritage.

Beau Travail

classified 15 S Restored & Rediscovered
Beau Travail
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
Sparse dialogue, rugged landscapes, masculine spectacles and disco dancing - Claire Denis loosely adapts and updates Herman Melville’s Billy Budd to take place in a French Foreign Legion outpost in East Africa.
ONLINE: Collecting Now
Live stream ended on 30 July 2021
Live stream
Discover how film and media archives are collecting history as it happens. We talk to the BFI National Archive about collecting online video content, television, and their explorations into preserving VR.
ONLINE: Rewriting Film History (With The Women in it)
Live stream ended on 30 July 2021
Live stream
What might an alternative history of cinema, one with the women in it, really look like? Archive activists Invisible Women speak to writers Helen O’Hara, Simran Hans and Pamela Hutchinson about reimagining female centric film criticism in this Zoom discussion.
ONLINE: Rewriting Film History (With The Women in it)
Please note: This event took place in July 2021
Event
What might an alternative history of cinema, one with the women in it, really look like? Archive activists Invisible Women speak to writers Helen O’Hara, Simran Hans and Pamela Hutchinson about reimagining female centric film criticism.

McCabe & Mrs Miller

classified 15 1971
McCabe & Mrs Miller
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
With its fascinating morally ambiguous characters, evocative cinematography by the great Vilmos Zsigmond, and haunting use of Leonard Cohen songs, Robert Altman’s anti-western McCabe and Mrs Miller brilliantly reframed the entrenched values of the Western genre.

Yaphet Kotto Homage: Blue Collar

classified 18 Restored & Rediscovered
Blue Collar
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
Film programmer, writer, critic and broadcaster Adam Murray pays homage to actor Yaphet Kotto with a special showing of Blue Collar (1978), an uncompromising tale of three-working men starring Kotto as Smokey James alongside double trouble Richard Pryor and Harvey Keitel.

Two-Lane Blacktop

classified 15 1971
Two-Lane Blacktop
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
Shot in gorgeous atmospheric widescreen, this is one of the most un-Hollywood films ever made by Hollywood. Directed by maverick director Monte Hellman (who recently passed away), it remains a timeless, existential portrait of lives in transit and of a country questioning its identity.

Bristol Black Horror Club: The Beast Must Die

classified 15 Restored & Rediscovered
Bristol Black Horror Film Club: The Beast Must Die
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
Join Bristol Black Horror Club for their launch event, a rare screening of the late Paul Annett’s 1974 feature-directorial debut for The Beast Must Die, a camp action-horror-hybrid with a twist of country-house-whodunit and Blaxploitation cool.

UK Premiere: The More the Merrier

classified U Restored & Rediscovered
The More the Merrier
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, and Charles Coburn find that three’s a crowd in the delightful screwball romp, making pointed comedy out of the serious issue of the housing shortage in Washington DC during the first months of World War II.

Black Paris

Reframing Film
Black Paris
Live stream ended on 31 July 2021
In Venue Talk + Live stream
Writer and Curator Karen Alexander will be in conversation with Mark Cosgrove (Watershed/Cinema Rediscovered Curator) to explore the appeal of Paris to Black Americans and will explore the range and legacy of their creative presence in the city of love.

ONLINE: Film TikTok

Reframing Film
ONLINE: Film TikTok
Live stream ended on 31 July 2021
Live stream
Know your WitchTok from your Cottagecore? Join a panel of experts to explore the emerging trends of Film TikTok and how film fans can best use the platform.

Portrait of the Animator as a Young Man

classified 12A Reframing Film
Nick Park: The Early Years
Please note: This event took place in July 2021
Event
Academy Award® winner Nick Park joins Mark Cosgrove (Watershed / Cinema Rediscovered Curator) for a pre-recorded conversation about some of his earliest work to introduce the world premiere of the restoration of his live action short A Fisherman's Tale.

Cinema Walk

Bristol UNESCO City of Film
Cinema Walk
Please note: This event took place in July 2021
Walking tour
Join us for a guided tour through the city centre, following in the footsteps of pioneers in photography and motion pictures, and visit the ghosts of lost picture palaces as well as thriving cinemas and film locations of today.

UK Premiere: The Story of a Three-Day Pass

classified 15 Restored & Rediscovered
UK Premiere: The Story of a Three-Day Pass
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
The UK premiere of the 4K restoration of Melvin Van Peebles’ little known Nouvelle Vague infused debut feature, an edgy, romantic film set in Paris of 1968 inspired by his personal experiences in the United States Air Force.

Cancelled: Film Noir UK Launch: The Maltese Falcon

classified PG Restored & Rediscovered
Film Noir UK Launch: The Maltese Falcon
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
Considered by many to be the first film noir, certainly a key title in laying the foundations for that all American genre of mean streets, knife-edged heroes, dark shadows and tough dames, experience John Huston’s debut feature on the big screen on its 80th anniversary, launching Film Noir UK.

Five Easy Pieces

classified 15 1971
Five Easy Pieces
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
Following his breakout turn in Easy Rider, rising star Jack Nicholson gives an extraordinary performance as Bobby Dupea; a shiftless thirtysomething oil rigger and former piano prodigy immune to any sense of responsibility, who returns to some kind of reckoning at his upper-middle-class childhood home.

Cancelled: The Magic Box

classified U Bristol UNESCO City of Film
The Magic Box
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2021
Film
Born in Bristol in 1855, William Friese-Greene began producing photographic images for John Rudge's magic lanterns in 1880. Breaking both his photographic partnership with Arthur Collings and his marriages to Helena and Edith, William Friese-Greene sacrificed everything in a bid to produce a machine that could record and produce motion pictures.
Peter Domankiewicz and Christopher Frayling: Who was William Friese-Greene?
Live stream ended on 1 August 2021
Live stream
As we mark the centenary of his death, Peter Domankiewicz and Sir Christopher Frayling reassess the place of William Friese-Greene – Bristol-born photographer, inventor and pioneer of cinematography – in cinema history.

UK Premiere: No Place Like Home

classified 18 Restored & Rediscovered
UK Premiere: No Place Like Home
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2021
Film
Perry Henzell's follow-up to The Harder They Come went unseen as the negative was thought lost for over 25 years. Found and restored, this road movie through Jamaica is the memorable last testament of an undeniably great filmmaker.

The Open Road (with Live Music)

classified U S Bristol UNESCO City of Film
The Open Road (with Live Music)
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2021
Film
A colourful travelogue by Claude Friese-Greene (son of William) filmed during the summer of 1924 from Land’s End to John O’Groats with live piano accompaniment by Neil Brand.

The World of Friese-Greene

Bristol UNESCO City of Film
The World of Friese-Greene
Live stream ended on 1 August 2021
Live stream
Look out for a selection of archive shorts curated by South West Silents’ James Harrison as part of Opening Up the Magic Box which marks the centenary of the death of Bristol-born Victorian cinema innovator William Friese-Greene.

UK Premiere: A Man Called Adam

classified 15 Restored & Rediscovered
A Man Called Adam
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2021
Film
A star-studded cast of African-American musical and acting talent from Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr and Ossie Davis, A Man Called Adam is also the debut feature for Lola Falana and the late Cicely Tyson.
The Murder of Mr Devil
Live stream ended on 1 August 2021
Live stream
Wind down and rediscover the movie trivia hidden in the recesses of your brain with a special Cinema Rediscovered Film Quiz from the comfort of your home via YouTube.
Cinema Rediscovered Film Quiz
Please note: This event took place in Aug 2021
Event
Wind down and rediscover the movie trivia hidden in the recesses of your brain with a special Cinema Rediscovered Film Quiz.

Explore Cinema Rediscovered 2021

an image of Pamela Hutchinson
Posted on Wed 4 Aug 2021 by Pamela Hutchinson
Article
In her Philip French Memorial Lecture launching Cinema Rediscovered 2021, author, critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson explored the importance of looking back to understand and explore what’s happening in film culture right now. Read a summary of her lecture and download or watch her full lecture below.
A photo of a man in seventies clothing with legs wide apart brandishing two pistols
Posted on Thu 29 July 2021 by Jonathan Ali
Article
Celebrating the release of this wonderful film, fifty years after its filming started, and setting the record straight on Perry Henzell’s erroneous status as a one-and-done filmmaker.
Film still of three people with a parked car, one standing, one in the fron seat and one lying on the road leaning against the car
Posted on Tue 27 July 2021 by Jason Wood
Article
Jason Wood, Creative Director at Home in Manchester and author, on the late Monte Hellman’s quintessential road movie Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Cinema poster for 1971 season of films
Posted on Thu 22 July 2021 by Mark Cosgrove
Article
Mark Cosgrove (Cinema Rediscovered Co-Founder) shares insights into how 1971: The Year Hollywood Went Independent came about and how that period relates to mainstream film culture today.
Head shot of actor Yaphet Kotto, 1970s feel to the image with the man smiling
Posted on Mon 19 July 2021 by Adam Murray
Article
Film programmer and writer Adam Murray pays homage to actor Yaphet Kotto who passed away earlier this year, leaving behind an incredible body of work.
Film still from the Film The Last Picture Show of a man and a woman standing next to each other
Posted on Thu 15 July 2021
Article
Exploring the often forgotten creative role women played in the New Hollywood era of the 70s.

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