Film Still from Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Film still from Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. Courtesy of Cinematek.

Cinema Rediscovered 2023 Early Bird Passes Now On Sale

Posted on Wed 17 May 2023

Indulge in the big screen experience at the 7th edition of Cinema Rediscovered (Wed 26 – Sun 30 July), Watershed’s annual festival showcasing brand new restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities from around the globe, taking place in and around Bristol – a UNESCO City of Film.

Early Bird Passes are now on sale, allowing you to make the most of Cinema Rediscovered at a much reduced price (£85 full / £65 concessions / £50 aged 24 and under.)

Passes allow you to select from the 50+ screenings and events taking place across the festival (subject to availability), and all Pass Holders will get a free three-month trial and tote bag from curated online film streaming platform MUBI. As an Early Bird Pass holder, you get priority booking for tickets from Wed 14 June 12:00 (before tickets go on public sale Thu 15 June)

Early Bird Festival Pass prices: £85 full / £65 concessions / £50 under 24s and partners available until midnight on Tue 13 June. Afterwards the Regular Festival Pass will be available for £100 full / £80 concessions / £60 24 and under, so snap an Early Bird Pass up today!

The full line-up will be revealed in June 2023 with an overarching theme of Other Ways of Seeing inspired by Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), which seized the top spot in Sight and Sound’s Greatest Films of All Time poll this year.

“Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman upset the film canon apple cart when it topped the recent Sight and Sound poll. Not only did it knock Welles and Hitchcock off their perch but also the dominance of Hollywood. This year's festival pays homage to Akerman's long gestating public acknowledgement and celebrates independent and global other ways of seeing through new film restorations back on the cinema screen.”  - Cinema Rediscovered Founder and Watershed Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove

Local highlights will include the gripping Yield to the Night (1956) starring Swindon born Diana Dors as Mary Hilton, a woman awaiting execution for murder, directed by Bristol-born Oscar and BAFTA nominated director J. Lee Thompson. As part of Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover, Cinema Rediscovered will be partnering with Bristol-based Compass Presents to deliver free pop-up film and music events. Lovers of analogue will get a chance to immerse themselves in the sensory splendour of 16mm on the centenary year of this film format.

With over 50 events over five days, rest assured there will be plenty for you to explore this July – get your Cinema Rediscovered Early Bird Festival Pass now!

Find out more about our partner venues and where to stay here.

The call for this year’s Cinema Rediscovered Film Critics Workshop, focussing on Video Essays, is also now open. Led by film historian, editor and video essayist Jonathan Bygraves, with guests including Will DiGravio joining us from New York, Dublin-based Liz Greene and Tara Judah who will connect with participants in person here in Bristol. The workshop will run from July - Aug 2023. Find out how to apply here.

The festival will be followed with a UK tour from August - December. To stay up to date with news, you can follow Cinema Rediscovered on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or sign-up for the free e-newsletter 

Cinema Rediscovered is a Watershed initiative presented with a whole range of collaborators and the support of our principal funder BFI awarding funds from National Lottery and sponsor MUBI.  Find out more about our partners, funders, sponsors and the team behind Cinema Rediscovered here. 

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