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January 2020 Cinema Podcast

 January 2020 Cinema Podcast

Posted on Thu 19 Dec 2019

This first podcast of the new decade gets off to a hop skip and jump as we look forward to the start of the year in cinema at Watershed.

Network for Creative Enterprise final report

Published on Mon 9 Dec 2019

A two year programme (2017 - 2019) to help freelancers, artists, creative practitioners, start-up micro businesses and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the West of England LEP area make a sustainable living from their creative ideas.

 Watershed supported artists scoop top awards at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam  

Posted on Fri 6 Dec 2019

Pervasive Media Studio residents Victoria Mappleback and Duncan Speakman win at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam.

 Thought In Action: The Two Popes 

Posted on Thu 5 Dec 2019

In the third instalment of Thought In Action, UWE's Suwita Hani Randhawa and a selection of panellists discuss the themes raised in Fernando Meirelles’ film ‘The Two Popes’. UWE BA philosophy student Georgia Harrison shares her thoughts on the captivating film which centres on ‘the two popes’ Benedict XVI and Francis and their relationship with their faith.

Watershed hosts European Cinema Night

Posted on Wed 4 Dec 2019

Watershed was one of only two cinemas in the UK to host this year’s edition of European Cinema Night with last night’s special free preview of the German arthouse hit System Crasher followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer Frauke Kolbmüller.

Update on our building plans...

Posted on Wed 4 Dec 2019

With new funding confirmed and initial designs signed off, the first phase of Watershed’s development plans are gathering pace.

A Day for Giving?

Posted on Tue 3 Dec 2019

Forget the excesses and consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday – Tue 3 Dec is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, the perfect antidote to the two biggest shopping days of the year.

 Facing Australian History 

Posted on Thu 28 Nov 2019 by Tara Judah

Jennifer Kent's The Nightingale was marked by controversy in the press but the film is only as violent as the history it tells. Framing faces, Kent confronts the viewer with a powerful and philosophical contemplation of responsibility and culpability in the face of humanity.
December 2019 Cinema Podcast

 December 2019 Cinema Podcast

Posted on Thu 28 Nov 2019

This month's podcast discusses the year in cinema at Watershed featuring some of the highlights, trends and the top five films of the year.

 Bristol 2009/Bristol 2019: celebrating 10 years of Duncan Speakman’s As If It Were The Last Time 

Posted on Wed 27 Nov 2019

Ten years since its Bristol premiere, Pervasive Media Studio resident and artist Duncan Speakman is bringing his subtlemob As If It Were The Last Time back to the place where it all began – in a 2019 that is not so different from 2009…

 Thought In Action: Monos 

Posted on Thu 14 Nov 2019

In the second instalment of ‘Thought in Action’, panel host Francesco Tava was joined by University of Bristol Lecturer in Hispanic Media and Digital Communications Rachel Randall and UWE Senior Film Lecturer Humberto Perez-Blanco in a post screening discussion of the film’s core themes. UWE BA Philosophy student Georgia Harrison writes her response to the discussion around Alejandro Landes’ surreal and striking film on identity politics in relation to the realities of youth guerrilla warfare.