Filmic 2018
Image: Ex Machina

Filmic 2018


Please note: this event finished in April 2018

Filmic – our annual look at the creative connections across film and music, in partnership with Colston Hall and St George's Bristol – returns throughout March and April.

Filmic 2018 programme

Previous Screenings in this programme

Don't Look Now  15   The Sound of Suspense

Don't Look Now
Sun 4 March 12:00
An exceptionally unsettling score by Italian composer Pino Donaggio underlies Nicholas Roeg’s haunting adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's supernaturally charged short story about a couple who relocate to Venice in an attempt to come to terms with the accidental death of their young daughter.

Vertigo  PG   The Sound of Suspense

Sun 11 March 12:00
An immortal masterwork of music composition, composer Bernard Herrmann’s peerless score for Alfred Hitchcock’s timeless thriller set such a high watermark for cinematic suspense it’s left everything that’s followed feeling a dizzyingly long way down in comparison.

Sorcerer  15   The Sound of Suspense

Sun 18 March 12:00
Sorcerer William Friedkin’s breathtakingly visceral thriller is a supremely tense study in psychological breakdown and contains a soundtrack by German electronic outfit Tangerine Dream that has the ability to ratchet-up the suspense with every turn of its synthesized screw.

Shiraz: A Romance of India  U  

Shiraz with Anoushka Shankar: A Romance of India
Fri 16 - Sun 18 March
Based on the romance between 17th-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen this epic silent film is the ravishing, romantic tale behind the creation of the Taj Mahal.

Inception  12A   The Sound of Suspense

Sun 25 March 12:00
Christopher Nolan’s smart, moving and intellectual thriller about dream invasion set a new bar for cerebral blockbusters and with Hans Zimmer’s score a new sonic direction in what we think of as the sound of suspense.

The Day the Earth Stood Still  U   The Sound of Sci-Fi

The Day the Earth Stood Still
Sun 1 April 12:00
The quintessential alien visitation tale of its era, Robert Wise’s Sci-Fi classic has had an incalculable influence on big-screen science-fiction with its state of the art effects and its otherworldly and indispensable, theremin-laced score by composer Bernard Herrmann.

Planet of the Apes  PG   The Sound of Sci-Fi

Planet of the Apes
Sun 8 April 12:00
Composer Jerry Goldsmith’s seminal score for this sci-fi classic, about three astronauts marooned on a futuristic planet where apes rule and humans are slaves, has quite rightly passed into legend and set a standard for sci-fi film scores that has rarely been bettered.

Distant Sky - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen  15  

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds recorded live in Copenhagen
Thu 12 April 20:00
Performing new album Skeleton Tree’s exquisitely moving compositions alongside their essential catalogue, the band’s first shows in three years provoked an ecstatic and passionate response.

Alien  15   The Sound of Sci-Fi

Sun 15 April 12:00
The iconic, dissonant soundscape to Ridley Scott’s landmark sci-fi horror is considered one of the best and most visceral of the many iconic scores by composer Jerry Goldsmith despite it suffering from a controversial post-production fallout between the pair.

Scoring Ex Machina  15   The Sound of Sci-Fi

Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury Present Ex-Machina
Sun 15 April 15:00
Musicians Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury will share their experience of developing the score for Alex Garland’s visually stunning sci-fi masterpiece followed by a screening of the film.

The Terminator  15   The Sound of Sci-Fi

The Terminator
Sun 22 April 12:00
Composer Brad Fiedel’s metallic, percussive score functions as a robotic heartbeat throughout James Cameron’s original hi-tech nightmare about a violent cyborg who is time-warped from the future to alter the course of history.

Treasures from the Turin Film Museum  12A  

Treasures from the Turin Film Museum
Sun 22 April 15:00
Join us for a rare screening of Italian silent films on 35mm with live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne, plus Q&A.

Arrival  12A   The Sound of Sci-Fi

Sun 29 April 12:00
Best known for blending the electronic with the classical, the recent tragic death of Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has robbed us of one of the world's most talented contemporary exponents of the film score. His otherworldly score to Denis Villeneuve's richly textured sci-fi drama Arrival is just one of many iconic scores he composed that he will rightly be revered and remembered for.