This Week

Boiling Point

classified 15
Boiling Point
Fri 7 Jan - Thu 3 Feb
Film
Enter the relentless pressure of a restaurant kitchen as a stressed head chef (Stephen Graham) wrangles his team on the busiest day of the year.

Memoria

classified 12A
Memoria
Fri 14 Jan - Tue 8 Feb
Film
Shot and set in Colombia, director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s meditative rumination on memory and the human condition is anchored by Tilda Swinton’s enigmatic, otherworldly presence.

Belfast

classified 12A
Belfast
Wed 26 Jan - Wed 2 Feb
Film
Kenneth Branagh writes and directs this personal and poignant coming-of-age tale set amidst the music and social tumult of late-1960s Belfast.

Nightmare Alley

classified 15
Nightmare Alley
Fri 21 Jan - Thu 3 Feb
Film
Guillermo del Toro follows his Oscar®-winning The Shape of Water with this hauntingly gorgeous neo-noir adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel of the same name.

Memory Box

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Memory Box
Fri 21 - Thu 27 Jan
Film
A package of keepsakes from 1980s wartime Beirut arrives in contemporary Montreal, in this stylish intergenerational drama from acclaimed directors Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige.
Max Linder : Be My Wife
Today at 13:20
Film
Max Linder writes, directs and stars in the second of his three American films.

My Grandmother

Slapstick 2022
My Grandmother
Today at 15:30
Film
An avant-garde gem of early Soviet Union filmmaking, banned for almost 50 years for some not so subtle political criticism.
The Circus
Today at 17:20
Film
Charlie Chaplin once again dons his iconic ‘Tramp’ character in his 1928 film The Circus.
Gangsta Molls
Thu 27 Jan 10:00
Film
This Czechoslovakian silent comedy stars Anny Ondra, who later became one of Hitchcock's leads in his classic silent thriller Blackmail.
First Women in Comedy
Thu 27 Jan 13:00
Event
Lucy Porter and Sian Norris present a series of short films celebrating pioneering women in film comedy.
Slapstick’s Silent Comedy Classics: Kid Brother 1927
Thu 27 Jan 15:00
Film
Slapstick legend Harold Lloyd stars in one of the greatest ever silent comedies.
WC Fields Sally of the Sawdust (1925)
Fri 28 Jan 10:00
Film
The irascible and immensely talented W.C Fields stars alongside silent film darling Carol Dempster as they form a sort of father/daughter relationship in Sally of the Sawdust.

The Patsy

Slapstick 2022
The Patsy (1929)
Fri 28 Jan 13:00
Film
Following the gala screening of Show People at The Cathedral, the iconic Marion Davies shines in one of the best of her many collaborations with director King Vidor.

Amplified Publishing

Lunchtime Talk
Amplified Publishing
Fri 28 Jan 13:00
Live stream
In this lunchtime talk, Kate Pullinger, director of the Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries explores the findings from the Amplified Publishing programme and examines how technology can create positive change.

Parallel Mothers

classified 15 S
Parallel Mothers
Fri 28 Jan - Thu 3 Feb
Film
Pedro Almodóvar is on top form with this masterful comedy drama about a chance encounter that leads to a lifelong connection.
Buster Keaton Andrew Kelly in Conversation with Keaton Biographer James Curtis
Fri 28 Jan 15:30
Talk
James Curtis, a biographer whose latest work is Buster Keaton: A Filmmakers' Life, joins us live from California on Zoom for an in conversation event with Andrew Kelly, director of Bristol Ideas.
The Real Charlie Chaplin
Sat 29 Jan 09:20
Film
A look at the life and work of the one and only Charlie Chaplin in his own words, featuring an in-depth interview he gave to Life Magazine in 1966.
Richard Herring's Desert Island Comedy Flicks
Sat 29 Jan 12:30
Event
Pioneer of comedy Podcasting, legendary stand up and writer Richard Herring joins Infinite Monkey Cage co-host Robin Ince at Slapstick’s inaugural Desert Island Comedy Flicks event.

The Goodies Forever

Slapstick 2022
The Goodies Forever
Sat 29 Jan 14:20
Film
A celebration of The Goodies featuring recorded contributions from Tim Vine, Rob Brydon, Harry Hill and others.
Bristol/South West: New Short Films
Sat 29 Jan 14:30
Film
We are playing host to a showcase of up-and-coming filmmaking talent from Bristol and the South West with a series of seven short films, including the very first public screening of Paul Holbrook’s Old Windows.
Animation Fanatics with Peter Lord
Sun 30 Jan 09:30
Talk
Peter Lord (co-founder of Aardman Animations) celebrates early animation and the unique blend of surrealism and visual comedy that animation does best.
Getting Away with Murder(s)
Sun 30 Jan 13:00
Film
To coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials, director David Wilkinson takes us on an eye-opening journey across the world for truth and justice in his documentary film Getting Away With Murder(s).

Boiling Point

classified 15
Boiling Point
Fri 7 Jan - Thu 3 Feb
Film
Enter the relentless pressure of a restaurant kitchen as a stressed head chef (Stephen Graham) wrangles his team on the busiest day of the year.

Memoria

classified 12A
Memoria
Fri 14 Jan - Tue 8 Feb
Film
Shot and set in Colombia, director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s meditative rumination on memory and the human condition is anchored by Tilda Swinton’s enigmatic, otherworldly presence.

Belfast

classified 12A
Belfast
Fri 21 Jan - Thu 3 Feb
Film
Kenneth Branagh writes and directs this personal and poignant coming-of-age tale set amidst the music and social tumult of late-1960s Belfast.

Nightmare Alley

classified 15
Nightmare Alley
Fri 21 Jan - Thu 3 Feb
Film
Guillermo del Toro follows his Oscar®-winning The Shape of Water with this hauntingly gorgeous neo-noir adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel of the same name.

Parallel Mothers

classified 15 S
Parallel Mothers
Fri 28 Jan - Thu 3 Feb
Film
Pedro Almodóvar is on top form with this masterful comedy drama about a chance encounter that leads to a lifelong connection.
Reconsidering Comment Sections
Fri 4 Feb 13:00
Live stream
Do you ever leave comments on the stuff you watch, read and listen to? In this lunchtime talk, Sammy Jones, Bristol and Bath Creative R & D New Talent Fellow delves into the world of comment sections.
First Friday
Fri 4 Feb 17:00
In Venue Event + Interactive Event
First Friday is a monthly social event open to anyone to connect with someone you might not otherwise meet, and hear about stuff you didn’t already know. All are welcome - from inside and outside the city, online or in the Watershed building.
Lingui: The Sacred Bonds
Fri 4 - Thu 10 Feb
Film
On the outskirts of the capital of Chad, single mother Amina finds that her 15-year-old daughter is pregnant and doesn't want to have the child. The two women seek a way to have an illegal abortion despite the religious and societal stigma attached.

The Souvenir Part II

classified 15
The Souvenir Part II
Fri 4 - Thu 10 Feb
Film
Joanna Hogg returns to continue the story of the young university filmmaker Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) as she grapples with her tumultuous former relationship through the creation of her graduation film.

First Love

classified 15 S The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
First Love
Sun 6 Feb 14:30
Film
A clinical psychologist is tasked with investigating why a young and ambitious woman stabbed her father to death with no apparent motive.

Lingui: The Sacred Bonds
Fri 4 - Thu 10 Feb
Film
On the outskirts of the capital of Chad, single mother Amina finds that her 15-year-old daughter is pregnant and doesn't want to have the child. The two women seek a way to have an illegal abortion despite the religious and societal stigma attached.

The Souvenir Part II

classified 15
The Souvenir Part II
Fri 4 - Thu 10 Feb
Film
Joanna Hogg returns to continue the story of the young university filmmaker Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) as she grapples with her tumultuous former relationship through the creation of her graduation film.
Perceiving Facades VR
Fri 11 Feb 13:00
Live stream
In this lunchtime talk, Emma Hughes and Ben Neal, discuss their project Facades, a surreal virtual reality (VR) dance experience that invites audiences to walk the line between reality and illusion.

Tomorrow's Dinner Table

classified 15 S The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
Tomorrows Dinner Table
Sun 13 Feb 15:00
Film
Three mothers unrelated to one another are inexplicably connected – all three of their sons share the same name. Each mother find themselves grappling with her own feelings of anger and anxiety towards her respective child which soon bubble over…

Spaghetti Code Love

classified 12A S The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
Spaghetti Code Love
Tue 15 Feb 18:00
Film
Director Takeshi Maruyama presents a series of thirteen vignettes that tell the stories of young lives facing the pressures of daily life in modern Japan.

Making Truth or Consequences
Fri 18 Feb 13:00
Live stream
In this talk, Hannah Jayanti and Alexander Porter share their collaborative process creating the documentary film Truth or Consequences and discuss the process of creating experimental non-fiction projects.

The Hunter's Diary

classified 15 S The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
The Hunter's Diary
Sun 20 Feb 14:30
Film
Trouble starts when Ichiro Honda finds a string of women he has had sexual affairs with are found dead under mysterious circumstances – with Ichiro being the only suspect…

Shrieking in the Rain

classified 15 S The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
Shrieking in the rain
Tue 22 Feb 18:00
Film
Set in a film studio in the Summer of 1988, a first-time director is trying to realise her artistic vision while simultaneously having to deal with a subpar script, a cast full of divas and worst of all - the dreaded Film Certification Committee!