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.