Cinema Rediscovered 2021
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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 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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.

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.
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.

Explore Cinema Rediscovered 2021

an black and white image of a couple hugging each other in a car.
Posted on Fri 10 Sept 2021
Article
Cinema Rediscovered 2021 Film Critics Workshop participant Angela Moore on discovering the sexiest scene in a 1940s Hollywood romantic comedy.
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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