This Week

The Sparks Brothers

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Preview: Sparks Brothers
Thu 29 July - Thu 5 Aug
Film
Director Edgar Wright returns with a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with brothers Russell & Ron Mael, celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks - 'your favorite band's favorite band.'

Limbo

classified 12A PS
Limbo
Fri 30 July - Thu 5 Aug
Film
Ben Sharrock’s critically adored Limbo is a wry, funny and poignant cross-cultural satire that subtly sews together the hardship and hope of the refugee experience. Set on a fictional remote Scottish island, it follows a group of new arrivals as they await the results of their asylum claims.
The Most Beautiful Boy in the World
Fri 30 July - Thu 5 Aug
Film
Fifty years after the premiere of Death in Venice, Björn Andrésen, the former teen star who once embodied legendary character Tadzio in Visconti’s masterpiece, takes us on a remarkable journey of personal memories, cinema history, stardust and tragedy in what could be Björn’s last attempt to finally get his life back on track.

Cinema Walk

Bristol UNESCO City of Film
Cinema Walk
Sat 31 July 11:00, 16:30
Walking tour
Join us for a guided tour through the city centre, following in the footsteps of pioneers in photography and motion pictures, and visit the ghosts of lost picture palaces as well as thriving cinemas and film locations of today.

UK Premiere: The More the Merrier

classified U Restored & Rediscovered
The More the Merrier
Today at 12:30
Film
Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, and Charles Coburn find that three’s a crowd in the delightful screwball romp, making pointed comedy out of the serious issue of the housing shortage in Washington DC during the first months of World War II.

Black Paris

Reframing Film
Black Paris
Streaming Sat 31 July 13:00-14:00
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: Film TikTok

Reframing Film
ONLINE: Film TikTok
Streaming Sat 31 July 15:00-16:00
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.

Portrait of the Animator as a Young Man

classified 12A Reframing Film
Nick Park: The Early Years
Sat 31 July 15:30
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.

UK Premiere: The Story of a Three-Day Pass

classified 15 Restored & Rediscovered
UK Premiere: The Story of a Three-Day Pass
Today at 17:30
Film
The UK premiere of the 4K restoration of Melvin Van Peebles’ little known Nouvelle Vague infused debut feature, an edgy, romantic film set in Paris of 1968 inspired by his personal experiences in the United States Air Force.

Cancelled: Film Noir UK Launch: The Maltese Falcon

classified PG Restored & Rediscovered
Film Noir UK Launch: The Maltese Falcon
Today at 20:00
Film
Considered by many to be the first film noir, certainly a key title in laying the foundations for that all American genre of mean streets, knife-edged heroes, dark shadows and tough dames, experience John Huston’s debut feature on the big screen on its 80th anniversary, launching Film Noir UK.

Five Easy Pieces

classified 15 1971
Five Easy Pieces
Sat 31 July 20:40
Film
Following his breakout turn in Easy Rider, rising star Jack Nicholson gives an extraordinary performance as Bobby Dupea; a shiftless thirtysomething oil rigger and former piano prodigy immune to any sense of responsibility, who returns to some kind of reckoning at his upper-middle-class childhood home.

Cancelled: The Magic Box

classified U Bristol UNESCO City of Film
The Magic Box
Sun 1 Aug 11:00
Film
Born in Bristol in 1855, William Friese-Greene began producing photographic images for John Rudge's magic lanterns in 1880. Breaking both his photographic partnership with Arthur Collings and his marriages to Helena and Edith, William Friese-Greene sacrificed everything in a bid to produce a machine that could record and produce motion pictures.

UK Premiere: No Place Like Home

classified 18 Restored & Rediscovered
UK Premiere: No Place Like Home
Sun 1 Aug 15:00
Film
Perry Henzell's follow-up to The Harder They Come went unseen as the negative was thought lost for over 25 years. Found and restored, this road movie through Jamaica is the memorable last testament of an undeniably great filmmaker.

The Open Road (with Live Music)

classified U S Bristol UNESCO City of Film
The Open Road (with Live Music)
Sun 1 Aug 15:30
Film
A colourful travelogue by Claude Friese-Greene (son of William) filmed during the summer of 1924 from Land’s End to John O’Groats with live piano accompaniment by Neil Brand.

UK Premiere: A Man Called Adam

classified 15 Restored & Rediscovered
A Man Called Adam
Sun 1 Aug 18:00
Film
A star-studded cast of African-American musical and acting talent from Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr and Ossie Davis, A Man Called Adam is also the debut feature for Lola Falana and the late Cicely Tyson.
Cinema Rediscovered Film Quiz
Sun 1 Aug 20:30
Event
Wind down and rediscover the movie trivia hidden in the recesses of your brain with a special Cinema Rediscovered Film Quiz.
MUBI presents: The Harder They Come
Mon 2 - Sun 22 Aug
Streaming + Live stream
A revolutionary and ground-breaking film about music and the underbelly of Jamaican life, Perry Henzell’s cult classic and influential reggae movie starring singer Jimmy Cliff is powered by one of the most infectious scores in cinema history.

As Tears Go By

classified 18 S Wong Kar Wai
As Tears Go By
Wed 4 - Fri 6 Aug
Film
Wong Kar Wai’s scintillating debut feature is a kinetic, hypercool crime thriller graced with flashes of the impressionistic, daydream visual style.

Now, Voyager

classified U
Now Voyager
Fri 6 - Thu 12 Aug
Film
This classic, star-studded melodrama has been gloriously restored in a lovely new print. At once a tender love story, a taut psychological drama, and an inspiring tale of physical and spiritual transformation Bette Davis is at the pinnacle of her career with her performance resulting in her sixth "Best Actress" Oscar nomination.

Zola

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Zola
Fri 6 - Thu 12 Aug
Film
From writer-director Janicza Bravo (Lemon) comes the unforgettable and outrageous story of two women who hit the road to score quick cash dancing for money in Tampa, only to find their friendship tested when one of them isn't who she claims to be.

The Fever

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The Fever
Fri 6 - Thu 12 Aug
Film
Filmmaker Maya Da-Rin’s debut feature is a mesmerising tale that explores desire, tenderness, and the friction between two worlds – the industrialised city and the tranquil Amazon rainforest.

Now, Voyager

classified U
Now Voyager
Fri 6 - Thu 12 Aug
Film
This classic, star-studded melodrama has been gloriously restored in a lovely new print. At once a tender love story, a taut psychological drama, and an inspiring tale of physical and spiritual transformation Bette Davis is at the pinnacle of her career with her performance resulting in her sixth "Best Actress" Oscar nomination.

Zola

classified 18
Zola
Fri 6 - Thu 12 Aug
Film
From writer-director Janicza Bravo (Lemon) comes the unforgettable and outrageous story of two women who hit the road to score quick cash dancing for money in Tampa, only to find their friendship tested when one of them isn't who she claims to be.

The Fever

classified 12A S
The Fever
Fri 6 - Thu 12 Aug
Film
Filmmaker Maya Da-Rin’s debut feature is a mesmerising tale that explores desire, tenderness, and the friction between two worlds – the industrialised city and the tranquil Amazon rainforest.
Relaxed Screening: The Fever
Sat 7 Aug 15:00
Film
A relaxed screening of filmmaker Maya Da-Rin’s debut feature which is a mesmerising tale that explores desire, tenderness, and the friction between two worlds – the industrialised city and the tranquil Amazon rainforest.

Days of Being Wild

classified 12A S Wong Kar Wai
Days of Being Wild
Sat 7 - Wed 11 Aug
Film
Featuring a spectacular cast of Hong Kong’s biggest starts, Wong’s sophomore feature tied together his favourite themes of time, memory and rejection in a hypnotic drama.

Chungking Express

classified 12A S Wong Kar Wai
Chungking Express
Thu 12 - Sun 15 Aug
Film
This bright and breezy comedy was Wong’s international breakthrough hit, now one of the defining works of 1990s cinema. Composed of intersecting love stories about two brokenhearted policemen and the women they fall for, it is funny, breathlessly inventive and dizzyingly romantic,

Wildland

classified 12A S
Wildland
Fri 13 - Thu 19 Aug
Film
Following the death of her alcoholic mother, Ida (Sandra Kampp) is placed by social services with her aunt (Sidse Babette Knudsen) and her grown-up sons, a side of her family she barely knows. At the worst time in her life, Ida finds herself in a loving home welcomed with open arms but all is not what it seems.

I'm Your Man

classified 18 (CTBA) S
I'm Your Man
Fri 13 - Thu 19 Aug
Film
Inspired by a short story written by Emma Braslavsky, I'm Your Man is a humorous tale about the questions of love, longing, and what makes a human being human.

New Order

classified 18 S
New Order
Fri 13 - Thu 19 Aug
Film
Prepare yourself for an intricate psychological dystopian drama that portrays the shocking and provocative depiction of class warfare in contemporary Mexico, as a joyous wedding is suddenly interpreted.

Chungking Express

classified 12A S Wong Kar Wai
Chungking Express
Thu 12 - Sun 15 Aug
Film
This bright and breezy comedy was Wong’s international breakthrough hit, now one of the defining works of 1990s cinema. Composed of intersecting love stories about two brokenhearted policemen and the women they fall for, it is funny, breathlessly inventive and dizzyingly romantic,

Wildland

classified 12A S
Wildland
Fri 13 - Thu 19 Aug
Film
Following the death of her alcoholic mother, Ida (Sandra Kampp) is placed by social services with her aunt (Sidse Babette Knudsen) and her grown-up sons, a side of her family she barely knows. At the worst time in her life, Ida finds herself in a loving home welcomed with open arms but all is not what it seems.

I'm Your Man

classified 18 (CTBA) S
I'm Your Man
Fri 13 - Thu 19 Aug
Film
Inspired by a short story written by Emma Braslavsky, I'm Your Man is a humorous tale about the questions of love, longing, and what makes a human being human.

New Order

classified 18 S
New Order
Fri 13 - Thu 19 Aug
Film
Prepare yourself for an intricate psychological dystopian drama that portrays the shocking and provocative depiction of class warfare in contemporary Mexico, as a joyous wedding is suddenly interpreted.

Fallen Angels

classified 15 S Wong Kar Wai
Fallen Angels
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Aug
Film
Swinging between hard-boiled noir and slapstick lunacy with giddy abandon, the film is both a dizzying, dazzling city symphony and a poignant meditation on love, loss, and longing in a metropolis that never sleeps.

In The Mood For Love

classified PG S Wong Kar Wai
In The Mood For Love
Wed 18 - Sun 22 Aug
Film
Prepare to be dazzled by Wong Kar Wai’s elegant and breathtaking masterpiece, a heartbreaking story of illicit love that pulses with the ache and agony of repressed desire.

Happy Together

classified 15 S Wong Kar Wai
Happy Together
Wed 18 - Thu 19 Aug
Film
One of the most searing romances of the 1990s, Wong Kar Wai’s emotionally raw, lushly stylised portrait of a relationship in breakdown casts Hong Kong superstars Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing as a couple traveling through Argentina falling in and out of love.
Escher: Journey Into Infinity
Fri 20 - Thu 26 Aug
Film
Delve deep into the world and legacy of M.C Escher (1898-1972), world-famous Dutch graphic designer and creator of some of the most famous stunning and psychedelic artworks that continue to influence our culture now.

MUBI presents: The Harder They Come
Mon 2 - Sun 22 Aug
Streaming + Live stream
A revolutionary and ground-breaking film about music and the underbelly of Jamaican life, Perry Henzell’s cult classic and influential reggae movie starring singer Jimmy Cliff is powered by one of the most infectious scores in cinema history.

In The Mood For Love

classified PG S Wong Kar Wai
In The Mood For Love
Wed 18 - Sun 22 Aug
Film
Prepare to be dazzled by Wong Kar Wai’s elegant and breathtaking masterpiece, a heartbreaking story of illicit love that pulses with the ache and agony of repressed desire.
Escher: Journey Into Infinity
Fri 20 - Thu 26 Aug
Film
Delve deep into the world and legacy of M.C Escher (1898-1972), world-famous Dutch graphic designer and creator of some of the most famous stunning and psychedelic artworks that continue to influence our culture now.

2046

classified 12A S Wong Kar Wai
2046
Wed 25 - Thu 26 Aug
Film
A sequel of sorts to In The Mood For Love, 2046 delves into the pain of romantic heartache and the emotional wreckage it leaves behind.