Douglas Slocombe in the 1940s

 Slocombe at Ealing: Kind Hearts and Coronets 

Posted on Tue 16 Jul, 2019 by James Harrison

For this fourth year of Cinema Rediscovered we continue to celebrate the work of cinematographer Douglas Slocombe (1913 -2016) with a special 70th Anniversary screening of Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949). South West Silents' co-founder and co-curator at Cinema Rediscovered James Harrison continues to look at the work of Slocombe and writes.

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Catching up with our Artists in Residence

Woman holding a walkie talkie looking up at the sky
Posted on Wed 10 July 2019
Our open call for the Winter Residencies programme is now open so we thought this was a good time to let you know what our last brilliant cohort of Artist Residents have been up to...

Clare Reddington, CEO is doing a 24 hour sponsored silence in support of young voices being heard

Three women with one covering her mouth with her hands
Posted on Wed 10 July 2019
Clare Reddington, our CEO, is staying quiet for 24 hours in a sponsored silence for Watershed's Rife Magazine because we believe that young voices need to be heard.

Cinema Rediscovered 2019 is fast approaching...

Notorious - part of Cinema Rediscovered
Posted on Wed 3 July 2019
Now we’re in July and the festival is just a few weeks away and we are really excited that we now have the complete, final line-up confirmed and announced.
July 2019 Cinema Podcast
 July 2019 Cinema Podcast

Posted on Mon 1 July 2019

A look ahead to one of the year's busiest months in film at Watershed – from the fantastic snapshot of what's happening with restorations, archive and rarities that is the Cinema Rediscovered festival; to new releases such as the gothic horror Midsommar and Jim Jarmusch's dead-pan zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die.
 New Voices in VR 

Posted on Thu 27 June 2019

Victoria Mapplebeck launched her first ever VR work The Waiting Room: VR at Watershed as part of the Virtual Realities: Immersive Documentary Encounters Showcase.
Rife: Twenty-One Stories from Britain’s Youth Published on Thu 11 July 2019

Posted on Thu 27 June 2019

Rife, Watershed’s in-house online magazine for young people, will launch its first book on Thursday 11 July
 Bristol UNESCO City of Film 

Posted on Tue 25 June 2019

Watershed is proud to be part of the strong film and television culture in the city that saw Bristol become a City of Film.
 "A reminder to us all of what humanity can achieve" 

Posted on Mon 24 June 2019

Fifty years since humankind walked on the moon, archive documentary Apollo 11 gets lift off this week. Given their love for all things astronomical, we recently invited the We The Curious Planetarium Team to attend a special preview with us and afterwards they put pen to paper to give us their perspectives on a film that looks back at those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.
Open call for our Artist Winter Residencies

Posted on Fri 21 June 2019

In partnership with MAYK, we’re delighted to announce an open call for our funded Winter Residencies programme - we’re looking for three artists interested in technology and climate breakdown.
 The confinement of liberty in Une Femme Douce 

Posted on Thu 20 June 2019 by Tara Judah

At last year’s Courtisane film festival in Ghent, I saw Robert Bresson’s Une Femme Douce. I couldn’t believe that I had not only never seen this film but that it hadn't come up in conversation on Bresson, French cinema of the ‘60s and ‘70s, cinematic gaslighting, or the impact of the male gaze.