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Activity highlights

Although the Watershed building may be closed we are still sharing different ways for you all to enjoy and experience highlights from across our activity - cinema, creative tech, the Pervasive Media Studio, Rife Magazine and many more Watershed projects.

Japan 2020: Tokyo Story

 Classified  S   Watershed Recommends Week 10
Japan 2020: Tokyo Story
Streaming now
Streaming
A constant fixture in critics' polls, Yasujiro Ozu's most enduring masterpiece is a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret.

Japan 2020: Tetsuo - The Iron Man

 Classified 18  Watershed Recommends Week 10
Japan 2020: Tetsuo - The Iron Man
Streaming now
Streaming
Shinya Tsukamoto's wild cyberpunk tale of a businessman's agonising transformation into a walking scrap heap is a jaggedly dehumanised vision of the future.

Japan 2020: The Hidden Fortress

 Classified PG  S   Watershed Recommends Week 10
Japan 2020: The Hidden Fortress
Streaming now
Streaming
Akira Kurosawa’s thrilling mix of fairy story and samurai movie - a story of rival clans, hidden gold and a princess in distress - was famously a key inspiration for George Lucas’ Star Wars.

Japan 2020: Seven Samurai

 Classified PG  S   Watershed Recommends Week 10
Japan 2020: Seven Samurai
Streaming now
Streaming
Farmers hire a band of samurai to defend them against marauding bandits in Kurosawa’s influential epic, a touchstone for action movies ever since.

Red Front: 75 Years of Russian War Cinema

Watershed Recommends Week 10
Red Front: 75 Years of Russian War Cinema
Streaming now
Streaming
Earlier in the year we partnered with the Kino Klassika Foundation to bring you a season of Russian musicals. We're thrilled to partner with them again to celebrate their season Red Front - 75 Years of Russian War Cinema.

Japan 2020: Audition

 Classified 18  S   Watershed Recommends Week 10
Japan 2020: Audition
Available now online
Online
Considered one of the best horror films of all times, a deeply disturbing tale of a deadly young woman who turns the tables on her middle-aged suitor

White Riot

Watershed Recommends Week 10
White Riot
Streaming now
Streaming
Rubika Shah’s vital prize-winning documentary, expanded from her 2017 short film of the same name, explores how 70s London protest movement Rock Against Racism (RAR) confronted British fascists head-on.

Japan 2020: Yojimbo

 Classified PG  S   Watershed Recommends Week 10
Japan 2020: Yojimbo
Streaming now
Streaming
Kurosawa’s classic about a drifting samurai who plays two gangs off against each other, famously remade as A Fistful of Dollars.
Lunchtime Talk: I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Streaming on Fri 29 May at 13:00
Live stream
Studio Residents Lily & Tim will be talking us through how Grapevine works, how you can get involved and some insight into transforming an R&D project into an inclusive company.

#shortitout with Åsa Lucander

Watershed Recommends Week 10
#shortitout with Åsa Lucander
Streaming on Thu 4 Jun at 18:00
Live stream
Join us for our next Filmmaker Frontroom Q&A with director, illustrator and animator Åsa Lucander.
Phillip French Memorial Lecture: Pamela Hutchinson
Wed 22 July 18:00
Talk
What is the future for film criticism? To open the 5th edition of Cinema Rediscovered (22 - 26 July) Pamela Hutchinson, author, critic and film historian, explores the place and potential for new writing on almost 130 years of filmmaking.
May 2020 Cinema Podcast

May 2020 Cinema Podcast

Mark Cosgrove, Watershed Cinema Curator, discusses the existential crisis that he feels is now facing cinema and shares his pick of the upcoming films streaming online.

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