Filmic 2022

Filmic 2022

Season

Please note: this season finished in June 2022

How on Earth does a writer pick just five soundtracks from the annals of more than 100 years of cinematic history? It certainly wasn’t easy, but I’ve sought to identify important musical tentpoles, ranging from experimental gems to crowd-pleasing wonders - Writer and Season Curator, Sean Wilson

Filmic, Watershed’s ongoing celebration of the rich relationship between film and music, returns this June for its 2022 edition. Coinciding with the release of his new book, The Sound of Cinema: Hollywood Film Music from the Silents to the Present, Bristol-based film journalist and writer Sean Wilson has curated a season of five films with landmark soundtracks.

Join us every Sunday throughout June as we explore classic film scores, with an illustrated talk by Sean on Sun 19 June that charts the medium’s evolution, highlighting the diversity and tonal range of film music.

From revisiting the first ever jazz score on Sun 5 June with 1947’s A Streetcar Named Desire, to Bernard Herrmann's string-heavy Psycho score in a stunning new 4K restoration of the classic Hitchcock slasher. On Sun 12 June, we also present Sam Peckinpah’s iconic Western Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, featuring a score and soundtrack from music legend Bob Dylan.

The season continues with Jerry Goldsmith’s chilling, Oscar®-winning score for 1976’s The Omen on Sun 19 June, before we close out the series on Sun 26 June with another Richard Donner classic – the original Superman starring Christopher Reeves, with its symphonic, triumphant John Williams score.

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Previous screenings & events in this season

Superman

classified PG Filmic 2022
Filmic 2022
Please note: This was screened in June 2022
Film
Showcasing a young Christopher Reeve and a star-studded Hollywood cast.
The Sound of Cinema: An Illustrated Talk
Please note: This event took place in June 2022
Talk
Join us for an illustrated talk exploring the wondrous and multifaceted world of film music.

The Omen

classified 15 Filmic 2022
The Omen
Please note: This was screened in June 2022
Film
The Antichrist is real in the late Richard Donner’s classic Satanic horror.

Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid

classified 18 Filmic 2022
Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid
Please note: This was screened in June 2022
Film
James Coburn stars as the grizzled outlaw-turned-lawman Pat Garrett, hired by a group of wealthy cattle barons to track down his former friend – the boyish bandit Billy the Kid

A Streetcar Named Desire

classified 15 Filmic 2022
A Street Car Named Desire
Please note: This was screened in June 2022
Film
Featuring an Oscar®-winning, melodramatic turn from Vivien Leigh, this Southern Gothic drama depicts the fragile sentimentalism of a woman who leaves her aristocratic background and seeks refuge with her sister in a dilapidated New Orleans project.

Psycho

classified 15 Filmic 2022
Psycho
Please note: This was screened in June 2022
Film
Newly restored in stunning 4K, Psycho is now screening in its original uncut form with 13 seconds of additional footage, previously removed by censors on release.