Cinema Podcast

Still from Bell, Book and Candle showing a woman with a cat

Still from Bell, Book and Candle – part of our Reclaiming the Witch season which is discussed in November's Cinema Podcast

Monthly cinema podcast with upcoming Watershed highlights

November 2018 Cinema Podcast

November's Cinema podcast highlights just a few of this month's much anticipated new releases and a season of playful reflections on what it means to be a witch in film.

This month Mark Cosgrove (Watershed Cinema Curator) and Tara Judah (Watershed Cinema Producer) are joined by MA Curation student Thea Berry to talk about Reclaiming the Witch. This season of films explores all manner of sorceress-on-screen outings to laugh at and wonder – why is it that some women were represented that way?

Alongside this they explore a clutch of highly anticipated new releases from the likes of Japanese master filmmaker Koreeda with Shoplifters, artist turned filmmaker Steve McQueen's remake of 80s tv classic Widows, and much loved Mike Leigh's latest historical drama Peterloo. If that weren't enough they wave a flag for some of the must sees at Afrika Eye – a celebration of African cinema and culture which returns to Watershed this month.

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October 2018 Cinema Podcast

Watershed's Cinema Podcast for October highlights two films that are trying to make sense of Europe's recent past, but in very different ways.

Mark Cosgrove (Watershed Cinema Curator) and Tara Judah (Watershed Cinema Producer) focus on new film Utøya – a Norwegian, real-time recreation of the horrific attack by armed right-wing extremist Anders Breivik on 500 teenagers at a summer camp, that ultimately left 69 people dead. Mark and Tara discuss when is the right time for a film like this, how the film came to be and the role of film as a collective remembering.

They also talk about Dogman, a dark and sometimes humorous depiction of a contemporary Italian community on the margins, which questions what it means to be Italian today. Further highlights include two more films that loosely sit within an ongoing women on film theme – Voyageuse and Make Me Up. The former offers a beautiful and poetic look at one woman's history and the latter a candied coloured artistry that picks apart contemporary feminism and art history. And finally look out for an event that explores Nicolas Cage and wonders how he succeeds in both the world of high octane action and art cinema.

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