Reframing Film
Image credit: A Fisherman's Tale storyboard by Nick Park c/o Aardman

Reframing Film

Cinema Rediscovered 2021

Interested in diving deeper into some of the themes and films presented at Cinema Rediscovered this year? Reframing Film invites you to join in conversations in-person and online between leading creatives who are involved film programming, making, writing, archiving and more.

Author, critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson explores the role of film critics looking back to understand and explore what’s happening in film culture right now in her Philip French Memorial Lecture. Archive activists Invisible Women speak to writers Helen O’Hara, Simran Hans and Pamela Hutchinson about reimagining what might an alternative history of cinema look like with the women in it, taking the films of 1971: The Year Hollywood went Independent as a starting point.

Inspired by Melvin van Peebles’ Nouvelle Vague infused debut feature The Story of a Three-Day Pass set in 1967 Paris, curator Karen Alexander explores the appeal of Paris to Black Americans and the range and legacy of their creative presence in the city of love. Closer to home, Academy Award® winner Nick Park is in a pre-recorded conversation about some of his earliest work and presents the world premiere of the restoration of A Fisherman's Tale, a 'Standard 8mm' live action film made in his teens. Collecting Now brings together BFI National Archive Curators for a discussion on contemporary film archive collecting; what to collect, why collect it, and how. And there’s more including our closing night Film Quiz, hosted this year by Timon Singh (Bristol Bad Film Club & Campaign Manager at Watershed) and Becky Sands from Watershed’s Box Office team.


Previous events in this season

The Murder of Mr Devil
Live stream ended on 1 August 2021
Live stream
Wind down and rediscover the movie trivia hidden in the recesses of your brain with a special Cinema Rediscovered Film Quiz from the comfort of your home via YouTube.
Cinema Rediscovered Film Quiz
Please note: This event took place in Aug 2021
Event
Wind down and rediscover the movie trivia hidden in the recesses of your brain with a special Cinema Rediscovered Film Quiz.

Portrait of the Animator as a Young Man

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Nick Park: The Early Years
Please note: This event took place in July 2021
Event
Academy Award® winner Nick Park joins Mark Cosgrove (Watershed / Cinema Rediscovered Curator) for a pre-recorded conversation about some of his earliest work to introduce the world premiere of the restoration of his live action short A Fisherman's Tale.

ONLINE: Film TikTok

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ONLINE: Film TikTok
Live stream ended on 31 July 2021
Live stream
Know your WitchTok from your Cottagecore? Join a panel of experts to explore the emerging trends of Film TikTok and how film fans can best use the platform.

Black Paris

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Black Paris
Live stream ended on 31 July 2021
In Venue Talk + Live stream
Writer and Curator Karen Alexander will be in conversation with Mark Cosgrove (Watershed/Cinema Rediscovered Curator) to explore the appeal of Paris to Black Americans and will explore the range and legacy of their creative presence in the city of love.
ONLINE: Rewriting Film History (With The Women in it)
Please note: This event took place in July 2021
Event
What might an alternative history of cinema, one with the women in it, really look like? Archive activists Invisible Women speak to writers Helen O’Hara, Simran Hans and Pamela Hutchinson about reimagining female centric film criticism.
ONLINE: Rewriting Film History (With The Women in it)
Live stream ended on 30 July 2021
Live stream
What might an alternative history of cinema, one with the women in it, really look like? Archive activists Invisible Women speak to writers Helen O’Hara, Simran Hans and Pamela Hutchinson about reimagining female centric film criticism in this Zoom discussion.
ONLINE: Collecting Now
Live stream ended on 30 July 2021
Live stream
Discover how film and media archives are collecting history as it happens. We talk to the BFI National Archive about collecting online video content, television, and their explorations into preserving VR.
ONLINE: Ricky Riccardi on Louis Armstrong
Live stream ended on 29 July 2021
Live stream
To mark the 50th anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s passing in July 1971, Bristol Blues & Jazz Film Festival present a special event to celebrate his legacy and onscreen presence from the late ‘50s to the late 60s.
ONLINE: Reframing Film
Live stream ended on 30 July 2021
Live stream
Some of the most distinctive voices in film curation and archiving come together to explore the potential of reframing film heritage.
Phillip French  Memorial Lecture: Pamela Hutchinson
Live stream ended on 28 July 2021
In Venue Talk + Live stream
Author, critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson will explore the role of film critics in rethinking and reframing film heritage and the importance of looking back to understand and explore what’s happening in film culture right now.