This Week

The Harder They Fall

classified 15
The Harder They Fall (LFF Preview)
Fri 22 - Thu 28 Oct
Film
Inspired by the real-life stories of African-American cowboys and featuring an all-star cast, director Jeymes Samuel’s feature debut is an explosive and stylish Western quite unlike any other.

The Tape

classified 15
The Tape
Fri 22 - Thu 28 Oct
Film
English folk singer Martha Tilston debuts as writer, director and star in this sweet-natured and gently charming Cornish-set romance.
The French Dispatch
Fri 22 Oct - Thu 4 Nov
Film
Wes Anderson’s delightful, star-studded homage to journalism and literary magazines is a feast for the eyes and a whip-smart comic delight.

I Am Belmaya

classified 12A PS
I Am Belmaya
Fri 22 - Thu 28 Oct
Film
A tale of rebellion, courage and hope in patriarchal Nepal, where we follow 21-year-old Belmaya’s transformational journey as she stands up to her husband and society, and reclaims her voice through filmmaking.

Preview: The Rescue

classified 12A PS
Preview: The Rescue
Today at 19:00
Film
The Rescue chronicles the dramatic 2018 rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach, trapped deep inside a flooded cave
The French Dispatch
Wed 27 Oct 21:00
Talk
We are super excited to welcome our monthly Deaf Conversations About Cinema screening and talk back into the building. For the first time since February 2020 we will come together in real life to meet, watch a film and talk about what we think over a drink in the bar.
Live Illustration Expanded
Fri 29 Oct 13:00
In Venue Talk + Live stream
In this lunchtime talk, Studio Resident Camille Aubry will introduce the R&D project Live Illustration Expanded and explore how live illustration can transform physical and virtual environments and be a performance in itself.

Last Night in Soho

classified 18
Last Night in Soho
Fri 29 Oct - Thu 4 Nov
Film
A young woman is transported back to the 1960s in this endlessly inventive, time-travelling horror fantasy from the brilliant Edgar Wright.

Passing

classified 12A
Passing
Fri 29 Oct - Thu 4 Nov
Film
In Rebecca Hall’s exquisite directorial debut, two childhood friends are reunited as adults in 1920s New York, with one of them now 'passing' as white.

Azor

classified 12A S
Azor
Fri 29 Oct - Thu 4 Nov
Film
This compelling conspiracy thriller sees a Swiss banker navigating his way around an Argentinian dictatorship where disappearances have becoming a worrying fact of life.

The French Dispatch
Fri 22 Oct - Thu 4 Nov
Film
Wes Anderson’s delightful, star-studded homage to journalism and literary magazines is a feast for the eyes and a whip-smart comic delight.

Last Night in Soho

classified 18
Last Night in Soho
Fri 29 Oct - Thu 4 Nov
Film
A young woman is transported back to the 1960s in this endlessly inventive, time-travelling horror fantasy from the brilliant Edgar Wright.

Passing

classified 12A
Passing
Fri 29 Oct - Thu 4 Nov
Film
In Rebecca Hall’s exquisite directorial debut, two childhood friends are reunited as adults in 1920s New York, with one of them now 'passing' as white.

Azor

classified 12A S
Azor
Fri 29 Oct - Thu 4 Nov
Film
This compelling conspiracy thriller sees a Swiss banker navigating his way around an Argentinian dictatorship where disappearances have becoming a worrying fact of life.
Bristol Bashido Film Club: Shogun Assassin with DJ Cheeba Live Score
Wed 3 Nov 20:00
Event
For BFI Japan, Watershed is teaming up with Bristol Bad Bushido Club for a special screening of Shogun Assassin with a live score from DJ Cheeba.

Spencer

classified 12A
Spencer
Wed 10 Nov 14:20, 19:50
Film
Director Pablo Larraín’s sublime ‘fable from a true story’ imagines a Christmas weekend at Sandringham in the early 1990s, as an unhappy Princess Diana contemplates saying ‘no’.
First Friday
Fri 5 Nov 17:00
In Venue Event + Interactive Event
First Friday is somewhere between the last meeting of the week and the first event of your weekend. It is a place 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. Grab a drink and settle in for a short burst of serendipity and connection.

Seven Samurai

classified PG S
Seven Samurai
Fri 5 - Thu 11 Nov
Film
Kurosawa’s epic samurai movie is a must-see on the big screen.

Spencer

classified 12A
Spencer
Fri 5 - Thu 11 Nov
Film
Director Pablo Larraín’s sublime ‘fable from a true story’ imagines a Christmas weekend at Sandringham in the early 1990s, as an unhappy Princess Diana contemplates saying ‘no’.

Seven Samurai

classified PG S
Seven Samurai
Fri 5 - Thu 11 Nov
Film
Kurosawa’s epic samurai movie is a must-see on the big screen.

Mothering Sunday

classified 15
Mothering Sunday
Fri 12 - Thu 18 Nov
Film
In this beautiful, sensual adaptation of Graham Swift’s novel a maid living in post-World War I England secretly plans to meet with the man she loves before he leaves to marry another woman.

You Will Die at 20

classified 12A S
You Will Die at 20
Fri 12 - Thu 18 Nov
Film
In this debut feature by Sudanese filmmaker Amjad Abu Alala, a young man is haunted by a prophecy that his life will end as soon as he turns 20.

Elder’s Corner

classified 12A PS Afrika Eye
Elder’s Corner
Fri 12 Nov 20:00
Film
A moving and inspirational film from director and musician Siji Awoyinka, who travels back to Nigeria in search of the musical icons of the ‘highlife’ & ‘juju’ eras, tracing musical histories and personal stories.
Guitar and Gimbri - Lifting Spirits
Fri 12 Nov 22:00
Performance
A new and exciting UK based collaboration between guitar maestro Justin Adams & Moroccan Gnawa master Mohammed Errebbaa.
This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection
Sat 13 Nov 14:00
Film
A remarkable and otherworldly film from landlocked Lesotho. Tradition, politics and spiritual belief are at the heart of this extraordinarily powerful film.

It Must Make Peace

classified 18 S Afrika Eye
It Must Make Peace
Sat 13 Nov 17:15
Film
This insightful documentary looks at and celebrates Mali’s musicians and how they use their extraordinary talents to bring peace and unity to a region increasingly susceptible to economic and political uncertainty.

The Bronze Men of Cameroon

classified 15 S Afrika Eye
The Bronze Men of Cameroon
Sun 14 Nov 13:30
Film
The Bronze Men of Cameroon explores cultural heritage, continuity and change in the bronze casting traditions of the Bamum People in the Western Region of Cameroon.

Rooted in Bristol

classified 12A Afrika Eye
Rooted in Bristol
Sun 14 Nov 15:45
Film
Rooted in Bristol is a documentary celebrating the contribution that people of African heritage have made over many decades, in creating and sustaining kitchen gardens across the allotment communities of Bristol.

Lingui: The Sacred Bonds

classified 15 S Afrika Eye
Lingui: The Sacred Bonds
Sun 14 Nov 17:30
Film
A riveting and meditative drama that celebrates the way female bonds offer many women a life raft when drowning in the sea of patriarchy.

Mothering Sunday

classified 15
Mothering Sunday
Fri 12 - Thu 18 Nov
Film
In this beautiful, sensual adaptation of Graham Swift’s novel a maid living in post-World War I England secretly plans to meet with the man she loves before he leaves to marry another woman.

You Will Die at 20

classified 12A S
You Will Die at 20
Fri 12 - Thu 18 Nov
Film
In this debut feature by Sudanese filmmaker Amjad Abu Alala, a young man is haunted by a prophecy that his life will end as soon as he turns 20.

Petite Maman

classified 18 (CTBA) S
Petit Maman
Fri 19 - Thu 25 Nov
Film
In this radiant tale, director Céline Sciamma crafts a mysterious and delicate exploration of childhood and grief.

Power of the Dog

classified 12A
Power of the Dog
Fri 19 - Thu 25 Nov
Film
Jane Campion returns to cinema with this mesmerising, psychologically rich variation on the American Western about a wealthy rancher’s war of intimidation on his brother’s new wife and her son.

Drive My Car

classified 15 S
Drive My Car
Fri 19 - Thu 25 Nov
Film
Inspired by Haruki Murakami’s short story, director Ryusuke Hamaguchi takes us on an unpredictable and self-revelatory journey in this serene yet riveting drama.