Cinema Rediscovered on Tour & online (Aug – Oct)


Cinema Rediscovered 2021 on Tour & Online

Across the UK August – October

Following its 5th edition in and around Bristol UNESCO City of Film from Wed 28 July - Sun 1 Aug, Cinema Rediscovered launches a UK wide tour of highlights celebrating the return of the big screen experience and an online offer via MUBI, the global streaming service, production company and film distributor.

1971: The Year Hollywood Went Independent

Film poster with the numbers 1971 overlayed over a series of balk and white films stills

Five seminal films. One extraordinary year. Marking the sad passing of its maverick director Monte Hellman – Two-Lane Blacktop headlines 1971: The Year Hollywood Went Independent presented by Cinema Rediscovered and Park Circus.

The season gives a glimpse of an independent Hollywood before it was overshadowed by the birth of the franchise: Klute, Five Easy Pieces, McCabe & Mrs Miller and The Last Picture Show. All released in 1971, they reveal a parallel Hollywood universe of personal, complex, nuanced and countercultural cinema.

Read Cinema Rediscovered Co-founder and season curator Mark Cosgrove's article about how the season came about.

Touring across the UK to:

The Story of a Three Day Pass

Black and white film still of a man wearing a trilby and shades as a group of people watch him walk through the room
The Story of a Three Day Pass (1967)

The restoration of Melvin Van Peebles’ little known Nouvelle Vague infused debut feature The Story of a Three-Day Pass - an edgy, romantic film set in Paris of 1967 inspired by his personal experiences in the US Air Force.

This 4K restoration was carried out by IndieCollect with support from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in consultation with Van Peebles’ son and filmmaker Mario Van Peebles. 

The Story of a Three-Day Pass tours to venues across the UK courtesy of Janus Films.

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No Place Like Home

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No Place Like Home (1973)

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.

Justine Henzell (Perry’s daughter and the film’s Executive Producer) was instrumental in the rediscovery and restoration of this Jamaican road movie which also introduced the world to Grace Jones.

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MUBI presents: The Harder They Come

Photo of a man in a white beret and seventies clothing holding a gun in each hand pointing at the camera
The Harder They Come (1972)

Continuing the celebration of Perry Henzell’s work, also marking Jamaica’s Independence Day on 6 Aug, Cinema Rediscovered joins forces with MUBI and Twelve30 Collective to launch the online release of The Harder They Come (1973).

The film that put reggae on the map with its iconic soundtrack, and Jamaica’s very first feature-length film, this companion piece to No Place Like Home remains exciting and fresh with politics that are still vital.

The Harder They Come screens on MUBI in the UK and Ireland from 2 August.