Restored & Rediscovered

Restored & Rediscovered

Cinema Rediscovered 2021

Experience some of the latest new restorations and rediscoveries on the big screen. This year's line-up includes Wong Kar Wai’s sensuous and sumptuous In the Mood for Love, one of those films which redefined the cinematic experience and the UK premiere of the 4K restoration of Melvin Van Peebles’ little known Nouvelle Vague infused debut feature The Story of a Three-Day Pass, an edgy, romantic film set in Paris of 1967 inspired by his personal experiences in the United States Air Force. Screening direct from Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna is a new restoration (c/o Sony and Park Circus) of George Stevens’ delightful screwball romp The More the Merrier, which makes fun of the housing shortage in Washington DC during the first months of World War II. Closing the festival is the UK premiere of a new 4K restoration of A Man Called Adam (1966) the feature film debut of Lola Falana and the late Cicely Tyson, and also marks the 50th anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s death in July.


Previous screenings in this season

UK Premiere: A Man Called Adam

classified 15 Restored & Rediscovered
A Man Called Adam
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2021
Film
A star-studded cast of African-American musical and acting talent from Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr and Ossie Davis, A Man Called Adam is also the debut feature for Lola Falana and the late Cicely Tyson.

UK Premiere: No Place Like Home

classified 18 Restored & Rediscovered
UK Premiere: No Place Like Home
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2021
Film
Perry Henzell's follow-up to The Harder They Come went unseen as the negative was thought lost for over 25 years. Found and restored, this road movie through Jamaica is the memorable last testament of an undeniably great filmmaker.

Cancelled: Film Noir UK Launch: The Maltese Falcon

classified PG Restored & Rediscovered
Film Noir UK Launch: The Maltese Falcon
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
Considered by many to be the first film noir, certainly a key title in laying the foundations for that all American genre of mean streets, knife-edged heroes, dark shadows and tough dames, experience John Huston’s debut feature on the big screen on its 80th anniversary, launching Film Noir UK.

UK Premiere: The Story of a Three-Day Pass

classified 15 Restored & Rediscovered
UK Premiere: The Story of a Three-Day Pass
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
The UK premiere of the 4K restoration of Melvin Van Peebles’ little known Nouvelle Vague infused debut feature, an edgy, romantic film set in Paris of 1968 inspired by his personal experiences in the United States Air Force.

UK Premiere: The More the Merrier

classified U Restored & Rediscovered
The More the Merrier
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, and Charles Coburn find that three’s a crowd in the delightful screwball romp, making pointed comedy out of the serious issue of the housing shortage in Washington DC during the first months of World War II.

Bristol Black Horror Club: The Beast Must Die

classified 15 Restored & Rediscovered
Bristol Black Horror Film Club: The Beast Must Die
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
Join Bristol Black Horror Club for their launch event, a rare screening of the late Paul Annett’s 1974 feature-directorial debut for The Beast Must Die, a camp action-horror-hybrid with a twist of country-house-whodunit and Blaxploitation cool.

Yaphet Kotto Homage: Blue Collar

classified 18 Restored & Rediscovered
Blue Collar
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
Film programmer, writer, critic and broadcaster Adam Murray pays homage to actor Yaphet Kotto with a special showing of Blue Collar (1978), an uncompromising tale of three-working men starring Kotto as Smokey James alongside double trouble Richard Pryor and Harvey Keitel.

Beau Travail

classified 15 S Restored & Rediscovered
Beau Travail
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
Sparse dialogue, rugged landscapes, masculine spectacles and disco dancing - Claire Denis loosely adapts and updates Herman Melville’s Billy Budd to take place in a French Foreign Legion outpost in East Africa.

Jazz on a Summer's Day

classified U Restored & Rediscovered
Jazz on a Summer's Day
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
One of the earliest music documentaries, photographer Bert Stern’s film captures an all-star line-up of performers from the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, periodically cutting away to the stylish Rhode Island community.

In The Mood For Love

classified PG S Restored & Rediscovered
In The Mood For Love
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
At once delicately mannered and visually extravagant, Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love is a masterful evocation of romantic longing and fleeting moments.