A Bill Douglas Trilogy

A Bill Douglas Trilogy

Cinema Rediscovered 2024

To mark what would have been his 90th birthday, we present a series of special screenings celebrating the life, work and inspirations of filmmaker Bill Douglas.

His body of films may have been slim – his trilogy and Comrades (1986) - but he is rightly acclaimed as one of Britain’s greatest filmmakers and has had a significant impact on other film makers such as Lynne Ramsay and Lenny Abrahamson.

This strand includes Jack Archer’s new documentary Bill Douglas My Best Friend, Douglas's remarkable trilogy inspired by his own childhood, and Giuseppe Patroni Griffi’s rarely shown debut feature Il Mare (1962) which had a big influence on Douglas’s own filmmaking.

This strand is presented in partnership with The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum at the University of Exeter, the UK’s leading museum of moving image history, founded from the collection that Bill put together with his best friend, Peter Jewell.

Upcoming screenings in this season

Bill Douglas - My Best Friend

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Bill Douglas - My Best Friend
Sat 27 July 16:40

A moving documentary about the story of the extraordinary friendship between Scottish filmmaker Bill Douglas and his lifelong friend and collaborator Peter Jewell.

Bill Douglas - Trilogy

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Bill Douglas - Trilogy
Sun 28 July 10:00

Original and powerful in his artistic vision, Bill Douglas’s three short films My Childhood (1972), My Ain Folk (1973) and My Way Home (1978) are weaved together through the journey of Jamie.

Il Mare (35mm)

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Il Mare (35mm)
Sun 28 July 16:00

Filmed in off-season Capri, this little-known debut by Italian director Giuseppe Patroni Griffi inspired Bill Douglas.

Individual events and screenings unless otherwise specified:

£10.00 full (plus 12% booking fee*)

£8.00 concessions / Refugees and Asylum Seekers (plus 12% booking fee*)

£5.00 24 or under (plus 12% booking fee*)

Concessions apply to Full Time Students, Job Seekers Allowance and Employment Support Allowance, 66+ who have retired, Equity and BECTU members and disabled people. Where applicable please produce proof of eligibility when collecting a ticket.

*Booking fee applies to online and phone booking only.

Complimentary tickets are available for Personal Assistants accompanying customers who are Deaf / Disabled.

Cinema Rediscovered Festival Pass

The Cinema Rediscovered Pass allows you to select from 60+ Cinema Rediscovered screenings and events between Wed 24 - Sun 28 July. Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. Buy your Pass here. Pass holders get a free three-month trial from curated online film streaming platform MUBI.

Pass prices: £120 full / £100 concessions / £80 24 and under.

Multi-Ticket Package Offer

Get 20% off the regular ticket price when you book 4-10 Cinema Rediscovered screenings and/or events. The discount will automatically apply when you add the tickets to your basket.

All Cinema Rediscovered Pass and ticket holders can get 20% off any 6 O'Clock Gin & Tonic at the Café & Bar and Undershed Bar during the Festival. Pass and ticket holders can also enjoy Aperol Spritz time - get an Aperol Spritz for the reduced price of £7 between 17:00 - 19:00 at the Café & Bar and Undershed Bar during the Festival.

Please note: the Cinema Walks, Projection Tours and the Film Quiz are excluded from the Pass and Package.

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