This Week

The Alpinist

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The Alpinist
Fri 24 - Thu 30 Sept
Film
An intimate documentary of visionary climber Marc-André Leclerc, who follows the path of his own passion, despite the heaviest of possible consequences.

The Green Knight

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The Green Knight
Fri 24 - Thu 30 Sept
Film
Director David Lowery’s epic fantasy adventure finally gets a cinema release! Based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight (Ralph Ineson), a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men.

Gagarine

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Gagarine
Fri 24 - Thu 30 Sept
Film
Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh’s lovely, moving feature debut sets its scene in Cité Gagarine – a vast red brick housing project on the outskirts of Paris – concocting a fantastical fiction around its real-life demolition in August 2019.

Balloon

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Balloon
Fri 24 - Thu 30 Sept
Film
Tibetan director Pema Tseden’s multi-award-winning family drama slyly addresses China’s one-child policy as a family struggle against the conflicting dictates of nature, spirituality, politics, and free will.
Fully Focused Presents: Creating Inclusive Youth Driven Award Winning Media
Streaming Today 14:00-15:00
Live stream
Join London based multi award-winning director Teddy Nygh for an online discussion about creating inclusive youth driven award-winning media.
Punch/BACK IN Presents:  A conversation and showcase of the best of BACK IN
Streaming Today 16:00-17:00
Live stream
Join Birmingham based award-winning director and BAFTA crew x BFI Network filmmaker Daniel Alexander and CEO of Punch Records Ammo Talwar MBE for insights into their inspiring BIPOC led film development and commissioning programme BACK IN, a potential blueprint for other communities.
Cinema Golau Presents: Visible Connections
Streaming Today 19:00-20:00
Live stream
Join Curator Yvonne Connikie of Cinema Golau for an online streamed programme of films from Welsh filmmakers with ancestry in Africa and the Caribbean.
Relaxed Screeniing: The Alpinist
Wed 29 Sept 19:00
Film
A Relaxed Screening of The Alpinist, an intimate documentary about visionary climber Marc-André Leclerc, who follows the path of his own passion, despite the heaviest of possible consequences.
HydroPoetics - Reimagining hydroponic systems
Fri 1 Oct 13:00
Live stream
As part of her Spring residency at Watershed, Katy Connor has been exploring hydroponics, the art and science of growing plants in a liquid, water media. In this Lunchtime Talk, Katy will share documentation from her residency where she established several different hydroponics systems in her studio at Spike Island, Bristol.
The Man Who Sold His Skin
Fri 1 - Thu 7 Oct
Film
A beautifully shot, thought-provoking Oscar®-nominated satire about the art world, refugee politics in Europe, and the possibility of freedom.
UK Premiere: The Story of a Three-Day Pass
Fri 1 - Thu 7 Oct
Film
Melvin Van Peebles’ French New Wave-inspired first feature, newly restored.

The Man Who Sold His Skin
Fri 1 - Thu 7 Oct
Film
A beautifully shot, thought-provoking Oscar®-nominated satire about the art world, refugee politics in Europe, and the possibility of freedom.
UK Premiere: The Story of a Three-Day Pass
Fri 1 - Thu 7 Oct
Film
Melvin Van Peebles’ French New Wave-inspired first feature, newly restored.

No Place Like Home

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UK Premiere: No Place Like Home
Tue 5 - Thu 7 Oct
Film
Almost fifty years after Perry Henzell’s The Harder They Come put Jamaica on the cinematic map, the late director’s long-lost second feature No Place Like Home, which went into production in 1973, at last achieves a theatrical release. Reconstructed and restored, this definitive version of the film is both a sun-kissed love letter to Jamaica and a thoughtful examination of it.

The Harder They Fall (LFF Preview)

classified 18 (CTBA) BFI London Film Festival 2021
The Harder They Fall (LFF Preview)
Wed 6 Oct 20:00
Film
Inspired by the real-life stories of African-American cowboys and featuring an all-star cast, director Jeymes Samuel’s feature debut is an explosive and stylish Western quite unlike any other.

Spencer

classified 18 (CTBA) BFI London Film Festival 2021
Spenser
Thu 7 Oct 20:10
Film
Director Pablo Larraín’s sublime ‘fable from a true story’ imagines a Christmas weekend at Sandringham in the early 1990s, as an unhappy Princess Diana contemplates saying ‘no’.
Putting The Fun In Non-Fungibles
Fri 8 Oct 13:00
Streaming
Join us for this Lunchtime Talk with creative technologists Derek Ahmedzai and Richard Norton as they explore NFTs – otherwise known as Non-Fungible Tokens that have exploded into the public consciousness in 2021. No more so than in the art world. This talk should help you decide whether you think they’re the future or a fad.

My Little Sister

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My Little Sister
Fri 8 - Thu 14 Oct
Film
Berlin-born twins Lisa and Sven share a lifelong passion for theatre but news of cancer brings the siblings together in this tender and compassionate tale of familial bonds.

The Souvenir Part II

classified 18 (CTBA) BFI London Film Festival 2021
The Souvenir
Fri 8 Oct 20:10
Film
Joanna Hogg’s glorious follow up to The Souvenir sees Honor Swinton Byrne returning as Julie for this rich autofictional portrait of the birth of a filmmaker.

Pier Kids

classified 18 (CTBA)
Pier Kids
Fri 8 - Thu 14 Oct
Film
An extraordinary and immersive documentary that follows three homeless queer youth as they navigate prostitution, the welfare system, and their biologicial families in order to find stable housing.
Tampopo + Ramen Noodle Supper
Sat 9 Oct 18:20
Film
A very special screening and food pairing from Compass Presents of Juzo Itami’s ‘Ramen noodle western’ Tampopo (1985) with the food provided by local ramen chef Mr Noodle.

Drive My Car

classified 18 (CTBA) S BFI London Film Festival 2021
Drive My Car
Sat 9 Oct 18:30
Film
Inspired by Haruki Murakami’s short story, director Ryusuke Hamaguchi takes us on an unpredictable and self-revelatory journey in this serene yet riveting drama.

Last Night in Soho

classified 18 (CTBA) BFI London Film Festival 2021
A Night in Soho
Sun 10 Oct 17:00
Film
A young woman is transported back to the 1960s in this endlessly inventive, time-travelling horror fantasy from the brilliant Edgar Wright.

Titane

classified 18 (CTBA) BFI London Film Festival 2021
Titane
Sun 10 Oct 20:10
Film
Agathe Rousselle makes a ferocious debut as a killer on the run, in director Julia Ducournau’s electrifying techno-chiller, fresh from its triumph in Cannes.​

My Little Sister

classified 18 (CTBA) PS
My Little Sister
Fri 8 - Thu 14 Oct
Film
Berlin-born twins Lisa and Sven share a lifelong passion for theatre but news of cancer brings the siblings together in this tender and compassionate tale of familial bonds.

Pier Kids

classified 18 (CTBA)
Pier Kids
Fri 8 - Thu 14 Oct
Film
An extraordinary and immersive documentary that follows three homeless queer youth as they navigate prostitution, the welfare system, and their biologicial families in order to find stable housing.

The French Dispatch (LFF Preview)

classified 18 (CTBA) PS BFI London Film Festival 2021
The French Dispatch
Tue 12 Oct 20:10
Film
Wes Anderson’s delightful, star-studded homage to journalism and literary magazines is a feast for the eyes and a whip-smart comic delight.

The Phantom of the Open

classified 18 (CTBA) BFI London Film Festival 2021
The Phantom of Open
Wed 13 Oct 20:10
Film
Truth is funnier than fiction in Craig Roberts' delightful and effortlessly charming tribute to Maurice Flitcroft, the ‘world’s worst golfer’.
Relational Power - addressing the conditions needed for change
Thu 14 Oct 14:00
Live stream
Join us for a free panel discussion exploring rational power and how we can actualise change in everyday life as part of Bristol+Bath Creative R+D’s Hopeful Futures Seminar Series. The discussion will be chaired by Dr. Furaha Asani with panel members Khadijah Diskin, Dr. Francesca Sobande, Tony Bhajam and Dr. Keith Hebden.

Ali & Ava

classified 18 (CTBA) BFI London Film Festival 2021
Ali and Ava
Thu 14 Oct 20:10
Film
Director Clio Barnard’s latest film charts an unlikely romance between two Bradford residents.

Paris 13th District

classified 18 (CTBA) S BFI London Film Festival 2021
Paris 13th District
Fri 15 Oct 20:10
Film
Jacques Audiard ventures into new territory with a vibrant take on love and Paris, as four characters cross amorous paths in the modern city.

The Velvet Underground

classified 18 (CTBA)
The Velvet Underground
Fri 15 - Thu 21 Oct
Film
Acclaimed director Todd Haynes explores how The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing their place as one of the most influential bands in rock and roll.

Flee

classified 18 (CTBA) BFI London Film Festival 2021
Flee
Sat 16 Oct 15:00
Film
Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance Film Festival, Flee is a testament to friendship, family and acceptance.

Petit Maman

classified 18 (CTBA) S BFI London Film Festival 2021
Petit Maman
Sat 16 Oct 18:20
Film
In this radiant tale, Céline Sciamma crafts a mysterious and delicate exploration of childhood and grief.

Memoria

classified 18 (CTBA) PS BFI London Film Festival 2021
Momoria
Sun 17 Oct 14:00
Film
Shot and set in Colombia, director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s meditative rumination on memory and the human condition is anchored by Tilda Swinton’s enigmatic, otherworldly presence.

The Tragedy of Macbeth

classified 18 (CTBA) BFI London Film Festival 2021
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Sun 17 Oct 19:20
Film
Joel Coen dazzlingly adapts this Scottish play for the screen with Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington mesmeric as the couple whose political ambitions proved their fatal downfall.

The Velvet Underground

classified 18 (CTBA)
The Velvet Underground
Fri 15 - Thu 21 Oct
Film
Acclaimed director Todd Haynes explores how The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing their place as one of the most influential bands in rock and roll.
Festival of the Future City
Wed 20 - Thu 21 Oct
Festival
The festival aims to be the largest public debate about the future of cities.