Filmic, Bristol’s annual film-meets-music celebration, returns throughout March and April with a mix of screenings, concerts, special events and after-shows across the city, programmed collaboratively by Watershed, Colston Hall and St George’s Bristol.
Launching at Watershed on Wed 6 March with the first in a series of three film-related AV commissions from DJ Cheeba and DJ Food, other highlights include St George’s appearances by renowned composer Jocelyn Pook, whose concert (Sat 16 March) will feature her music from Golden Globe winner The Wife, Stanley Kubrick’s final film Eyes Wide Shut and Netflix true crime hit The Staircase. St George's also plays host to special performances by cult pianist Hauschka (Thu 11 April), composer for the film Lion; and the legendary founder of minimalism, Terry Riley (Sat 13 April), with the latter followed by a filmic commission from cult Bristol soundscapers Eyebrow.
On Sun 21 April, orchestral duo Neil Leiter and Margaret Hermant, aka Echo Collective will be recreating Radiohead's iconic album Amnesiac in the Colston Hall Foyer, whilst at Watershed two film seasons will turn the focus on the film soundtrack work of Radiohead musicians Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke as well as legendary film composer John Williams, whose early work is revisited in a season to coincide with the special live music/big screen treat of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra Terrestrial: In Concert, at Bristol Hippodrome (Wed 24 April), presented by Colston Hall. Plus we'll have a screening of The Wife with an introduction by Jocelyn Pook on Sat 16 March and a screening of BBC documentary Tones, Drones and Arpeggios which examines the key attributes of mimimalism with an introduction by composer Charles Hazlewood on Sat 13 April.
Join us throughout March and April as we seek out and celebrate the creative connections across film and music.