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Watershed Recommends: Fri 10 - Thu 16 April

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Please note: this season finished in April 2020

A selection of films and events recommended by the Watershed team for week commencing Fri 10 April.

Our Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove talks about his film recommendations in particular:

I don’t know about you but in this new normal existence of self isolation I find film to be all pervasive. There has never been so much to choose from and so many places to seek films out whether its broadcast, on demand, online or long unwatched blu-ray on your shelf. Now, let’s be clear - it is NOT Cinema! - that’s a very special experience and one we shall get back to as soon as the time is right.

In the meantime we have been working in partnership with a range of regular collaborators to keep independent and world film very much alive and present in these strange days. We already have promotional arrangements with online platform MUBI and Curzon Home Cinema where you can catch up with films that we were planning to show at Watershed like Kore-Eda’s The Truth and Lorcan Finnegan’s Vivarium.

The most recent partnership is with the BFI who have given us access to their player catalogue to curate a selection of films specifically for Watershed audiences. All the films have connections with Watershed in one shape or another which we will be talking about in the weeks ahead.


Previous events in this season

Nikesh Shukla & Nikita Gill's Writing Clinic
Streaming in April 2020
Streaming + Live stream
Interested in writing? Come take part in a creative writing clinic hosted by writer (and Pervasive Media Studio resident) Nikesh Shukla and poet and writer Nikita Gill.

Depict Picks

Watershed Recommends Week 3
Depict Picks
Streaming in April 2020
Streaming
A selection of picks from Depict, our super-short filmmaking competition.

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Watershed Recommends Week 3
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Streaming in April 2020
Streaming
Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s remarkable film is a timely, funny, yet poignant tale that gets right to the heart of a Cornish community facing an unwelcome change.

Uprising 2020

Watershed Recommends Week 3
Uprising 2020
Streaming in April 2020
Streaming
A short documentary by CARGO reflecting on the St Pauls Uprising with first hand perspectives from the people who lived in St Pauls and witnessed the insurrection in 1980.

King of New York

Watershed Recommends Week 3
King of New York
Streaming in April 2020
Streaming
Christopher Walken is the dogged drug-lord determined to keep his empire together in Abel Ferrara's brutally gritty crime thriller.

The Headless Woman

Watershed Recommends Week 3
The Headless Woman
Streaming in April 2020
Streaming
A woman is plagued by paranoia after she hits something – or someone – with her car in Lucrecia Martel’s acclaimed psychological thriller