Bristol UNESCO City of Film

Bristol UNESCO City of Film

Cinema Rediscovered 2022

Season

Please note: this season finished in July 2022

We explore local connections to celebrate Bristol’s status as UNESCO City of Film, a global recognition of the city's outstanding contribution to film culture.

We put the spotlight on Bristol born film director J. Lee Thompson (1914 – 2002) with a 60th anniversary screening of cult classic Cape Fear (1962), the gripping and tension-laden original thriller which famously went on to be remade by Martin Scorsese. We also present Georg Jacoby’s The Joker, a highly entertaining thrill ride starring Weston-Super-Mare born Henry Edwards as the charismatic ‘joker’; a character very much cut from the same cloth as Ian Fleming’s very own James Bond. 

Key locations for film in the city will be brought to life as local film enthusiast and historian Mark Fuller (South West Silents) takes visitors on walking tours around the town centre to take in the landmarks and personalities of cinema from the 1880s to the present day, revealing a rich cinematic history of Bristol.


Previous screenings & events in this season

Cinema Walk 2

Bristol UNESCO City of Film
Cinema Walk 2
Please note: This event took place in July 2022
Event
Join local film enthusiast and historian Mark Fuller for the second of two different, gentle walks that between them take in the landmarks and personalities of Cinema in Central Bristol from the 1880s to the present day.

Cape Fear

classified 15 Bristol UNESCO City of Film
Cape Fear
Please note: This was screened in July 2022
Film
The gripping and tension-laden original thriller by Bristol-born J. Lee Thompson about an embittered ex-con terrorising the frightened family of the meek lawyer who put him in prison.

Cinema Walk 1

Bristol UNESCO City of Film
Cinema Walk 1
Please note: This event took place in July 2022
Event
Join local film enthusiast and historian Mark Fuller for the first of two different, gentle, walks that between them take in the landmarks and personalities of Cinema in Central Bristol from the 1880s to the present day.

The Joker

classified 12A S Bristol UNESCO City of Film
The Joker
Please note: This was screened in July 2022
Film
Set on the stunning French Riviera during the height of Nice’s world famous carnival, Georg Jacoby’s The Joker is a highly entertaining thrill-ride starring Weston-super-Mare's Henry Edwards as the charismatic ‘joker’.