When The New Wave Came to Bristol: Remembering Some People (1962)
Image: Some People (Dir. Clive Donner, 1962) courtesy of Park Circus / StudioCanal.

When The New Wave Came to Bristol: Remembering Some People (1962)

classified PG Sold Out

Please note: This was screened in March 2018

Clive Donner
Kenneth More, Ray Brooks, David Hemmings, Anneke Wills
93 mins, 1962, UK

Screening & Panel Discussion

Please note: Tickets which include both the screening and the Q&A / panel discussion afterwards in Waterside 3 are now SOLD OUT. You can purchase a ticket for the film screening only here.

Director Clive Donner's 1962 film Some People presents a fantastic and little-known early example of British 'New Wave' cinema, filmed in Eastmancolor and shot entirely on location in Bristol. The film, which starred Kenneth More, Ray Brooks, David Hemmings and Anneke Wills, also featured a soundtrack that promoted local musicians and remained in the UK album chart for weeks.

Some People was both a critical and commercial success upon its release but since then it has disappeared from public view. This event rediscovers a colourful and vibrant film that remains an important snapshot of everyday life for young people growing up in Bristol in the 1960s.

As Bristol celebrates its recent status as UNESCO City of Film, join us as we explore the ‘swinging’ city on screen in a day packed with sixties fun, fashion, music and colour.


Cinema 1

13:00 – 14:45: Film Screening - Some People (Clive Donner, 1962)

Waterside 3

14:45 – 15:15: Tea, coffee & cake

(if you have any specific dietary requirements please contact marta.lumbierresbayo@watershed.co.uk)

15:15 – 15:45: Special Guest Q&A with Anneke Wills (Some People, Doctor Who, The Avengers)

15:45 – 17:00: Panel Discussion – with guest speakers from industry and academia to discuss music, fashion and locations featured in the film, and 1960s British cinema and culture.

Please note: The ticket price includes the screening, refreshments and Q&A / panel discussion.

This event is hosted as part of the AHRC-funded project The Eastmancolor Revolution and British Cinema 1955-1985 between the Universities of Bristol and East Anglia.

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