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 Tribute to Aretha Franklin: A Natural Legend 

Posted on Thu 9 May, 2019 by Roger Griffith

Aretha Franklin will always remain the Queen of Soul, but her voice, work and accomplishments stretch beyond music, author, broadcaster and Executive Chair at Ujima Radio, Roger Griffith, writes.

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Update on our expansion plans...

Exterior of Watershed building
Posted on Thu 9 May 2019
We thought you would like to know that we have now submitted a planning application for the creation of Cinema 4 and a supporting catering offer, in the ground floor unit next to our main entrance.

Did you know it's Deaf Awareness Week?

Deaf Conversations About Cinema event in the cafe/bar
Posted on Tue 7 May 2019
It's Deaf Awareness Week (Mon 6 - Sun 12 May) - help us to raise awareness with some films we've made (and try signing your drinks order in the Café/Bar for a little discount!)

May 2019 Cinema Podcast

May 2019 Cinema Podcast
This month's podcast looks to the stars in anticipation of strange, sexual and totally surreal sorta-sci-fi High Life plus a season of films revisiting some of sci-fi’s most potent examples of the genre’s preoccupation with the effects of human isolation.
 Eighth Grade: honesty, anxiety and the Internet  

Posted on Wed 24 April 2019 by Julia Ray

Eighth Grade is a frank look at the anxieties of a twenty-nine-year-old male comedian, through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old girl. It might sound odd but, Julia Ray writes, it works more perfectly than you’d think.
 Rafiki: a politically charged love story 

Posted on Thu 18 April 2019 by Julia Ray

Following international outcry, surrounding its ban by the Kenya Film Classification Board for violating anti-LGBT+ laws, Rafiki is fast becoming one of the most talked about LGBT+ films of the last five years. Following the journey of tom-boyish Kena and the vibrant and impulsive Ziki, young love and friendship bloom in a politically charged neighbourhood of Nairobi. 
 Letter to Koreeda 

Posted on Wed 10 April 2019 by Tara Judah

Hirokazu Koreeda's films have taken up so much real estate in my heart that I wondered what I might say if I wrote a letter to the great filmmaker.
 Projections: an invitation to abandon expectations and explore new worlds 

Posted on Fri 5 April 2019 by Tara Judah

'Projections' is a collection of stunning short artists' moving image film commissions touring UK cinemas this Spring, and Watershed are thrilled to be showing all four. Each one has been matched to a feature film in our programme and will whisk you away to unusual and otherworldly places, offering visual and aural interventions of a super sensory kind..
 Beyond the Blockbuster: John Williams' Film Scores 

Posted on Thu 4 April 2019 by Sean Wilson

John Williams is well known for his signature Hollywood scores of Hollywood blockbusters, but there's so much more to his musical career in film. An epic talent across many genres, Williams' lesser known body of work is well worth discovery, writes film critic Sean Wilson
 Looking back at Carol Morley's Out of Blue 

Posted on Wed 3 April 2019 by Tara Judah

Carol Morley is a singular British talent whose latest feature film, Out of Blue, reveals a mystery so compelling it spans her entire career. Morley, who is a Cinema Detective of sorts, searches for a new way of looking that might just change the way we understand our own gaze.
April 2019 Cinema Podcast
 April 2019 Cinema Podcast

Posted on Mon 1 April 2019

A selection of highlights from April brings purely enjoyable new films, a beguiling Italian fairy tale and retrospective of Japanese master filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda.