Mike Hodges and Samira Ahmed at Cinema Rediscovered 2018's outdoor screening of Flash Gordon. Photographer: Jack Offord
Mike Hodges and Samira Ahmed at Cinema Rediscovered 2018's outdoor screening of Flash Gordon. Photographer: Jack Offord

Bristol UNESCO City of Film

Cinema Rediscovered 2019

Season

Please note: this season finished in July 2019

The fourth edition of Cinema Rediscovered celebrates Bristol's status as UNESCO City of Film, a global recognition of the city's outstanding contribution to film culture.

We continue our exploration of Bristol born screenwriter, film director, playwright and novelist Mike Hodges with screenings of two of his later films. Key locations for film in the city will also be brought to life as Dr Peter Walsh (South West Silents) takes visitors on an animated walking tour (on Fri 27 and Sat 28 July) around the town centre, revealing a rich history and plentiful hidden treasures among Bristol’s cine-streets and iconic locales. Also look out for a talk on Bristol's very own Victorian inventor William Friese-Greene, the first person to present a movie camera to the world.


Previous screenings & events in this season

Black Rainbow

 Classified 15  Bristol UNESCO City of Film
Black Rainbow
Please note: This was screened in July 2019
Film
Mike Hodges directs this thriller starring Roseanna Arquette as a spiritualist who becomes a disembodied witness to a brutal killing.

Croupier + Q&A with Mike Hodges

 Classified 15  Bristol UNESCO City of Film
Croupier
Please note: This was screened in July 2019
Film
Join Bristol-born director Mike Hodges for a 20th anniversary screening of his sophisticated noir thriller, starring Clive Owen as a croupier who gets sucked into the world of a corrupt casino.

Cinema Walk

Bristol UNESCO City of Film
Cinema Walk
Please note: This event took place in July 2019
Walking tour
Join Dr Peter Walsh, South West Silents Co-Director, on a guided tour through the city centre, and reflect on Bristol born filmmakers and actors, discover cinema related establishments, and look at the crumbling ruins of Bristol’s filmic past.

Notorious

 Classified  Bristol UNESCO City of Film
Notorious
Please note: This was screened in July 2019
Film
Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman pair up in Hitchcock’s post-war spy thriller, film noir – with just a dash of screwball dialogue and some serious romance – and the results are electric.