What’s on This week

Parasite

 Classified 15  S  
Parasite
Fri 7 Feb - Thu 5 March
Film
From the imagination of Bong Joon Ho (Okja, Snowpiercer, The Host), this must-see Oscar®-winning blackly comic thriller finds a family of grifters worming their way into an upper-class family’s perfect world.

Greed

 Classified 15 
Greed
Fri 21 Feb - Thu 5 March
Film
Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People, The Trip) returns with this sharp-tongued satire on corporate greed starring Steve Coogan.

Little Joe

 Classified 12A 
Little Joe
Fri 21 Feb - Thu 5 March
Film
Austrian director Jessica Hausner (Lourdes) first English language feature is a sci-fi horror about a genetically engineered plant designed to lift peoples' moods.

The Locus Solus Residency

Lunchtime Talk
The Locus Solus Residency
Today at 13:00
Talk
For this lunchtime talk we welcome Mutiny, a new public art organisation inspired by the potential of bringing new stories and experiences to audiences across the UK and Europe.

Dark Waters

 Classified 12A 
Dark Waters
Fri 28 Feb - Thu 5 March
Film
Writer/director Todd Haynes (Carol, Far From Heaven) returns with the shocking and heroic true story of an attorney (Mark Ruffalo) who risks his career and family to expose a brazen and lengthy history of chemical waste pollution in West Virginia.

True History of the Kelly Gang

 Classified 18 
True History of the Kelly Gang
Fri 28 Feb - Thu 5 March
Film
George MacKay stars as Ned Kelly in Justin Kurzel’s (Snowtown, Macbeth) brutally violent and unflinchingly stark re-telling of the life and crimes of Australia’s most notorious outlaw.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

 Classified 15  S  
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Fri 28 Feb - Tue 10 March
Film
Winner of Best Screenplay and the Queer Palm at Cannes (where it received rave reviews and was widely considered the best film of the festival), Céline Sciamma’s striking fourth feature is an exquisite tale of female desire, hidden love, art, and the gaze.

Colour Out of Space

 Classified 15 
Color Out of Space
Fri 28 Feb - Sun 1 March
Film
Visionary director Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devil) makes his triumphant return with this dazzling adaptation of HP Lovecraft's most famous story, starring a brilliantly unhinged Nicolas Cage.

Easy Rider

 Classified 18  Era-Defining Soundtracks
Easy Rider
Sun 1 March 12:00
Film
Film soundtracks rarely get more iconic than this. A truly groundbreaking counterculture odyssey, Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider remains the definitive cinematic portrait and soundscape of its era.
New Voices - Screening + Panel
Sun 1 March 12:10
Film
Join us for an exciting showcase of new short films from emerging Black British filmmakers that have been made with the support of BFI NETWORK funding across the UK. Followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers.
Cinéphiles
Mon 2 March 19:30
Event
Cinéphiles is a film discussion group that meets once a month to discuss films chosen from Watershed's programme. All are welcome.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

 Classified 15  S  
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Fri 28 Feb - Tue 10 March
Film
Winner of Best Screenplay and the Queer Palm at Cannes (where it received rave reviews and was widely considered the best film of the festival), Céline Sciamma’s striking fourth feature is an exquisite tale of female desire, hidden love, art, and the gaze.
Marketing, we have a problem
Fri 6 March 13:00
Talk
Since setting up in October 2018, Pervasive Studio residents Tiny Giant have embarked on a tech-powered crusade to explore creative AI. Come and find out how that journey's been so far.

Vitalina Varela

 Classified 12A  S  
Vitalina Varela
Fri 6 - Thu 12 March
Film
Portuguese auteur Pedro Costa (Horse Money) returns with a moody drama based on the real-life experiences of Cape Verdean star Vitalina Varela - who waited 25 years for a plane ticket to join her husband in Lisbon, only to discover she just missed his funeral.
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
Sat 7 - Sun 8 March
Film
This timely documentary, narrated by Jodie Foster, recalls the extraordinary life of pioneering female director Alice Guy-Blaché.

The Harder they Come

 Classified 15  Era-Defining Soundtracks
The Harder they Come
Sun 8 March 12:00
Film
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.
Preview: Radioactive + Satellite Q&A
Sun 8 March 13:30
Film
From the 1870s to the modern era, Radioactive is a journey through Marie Curie's enduring legacies - her passionate relationships, scientific breakthroughs, and the consequences that followed for her and for the world.

Feminista Film Festival Shorts

 Classified 15  PS  
Feminista Film Festival UK Touring Programme
Sun 8 March 16:30
Film
Celebrate International Women's Day with this brilliant line up of short films from Feminista Film Festival telling the some of the most inspiring stories about women and girls from around the world.
Preview: And Then We Danced  + Director Q&A
Mon 9 March 18:00
Film
Join us for a special preview of one of the most talked about films at Cannes this year, exploring the possibilities of love, cultural identity, sexuality and self-expression within a repressively anti-LGBTQ+ society.

Misbehaviour

 Classified 12A 
Misbehaviour
Fri 13 - Thu 19 March
Film
BAFTA-winning director Philippa Lowthorpe (Swallows and Amazons, Three Girls, The Crown) returns with a comedy-drama about a group of women who hatched a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.

And Then We Danced

 Classified 15  S  
And Then We Danced
Fri 13 - Thu 19 March
Film
This award-winning Georgia-set drama (one of the most talked about films at Cannes) explores the possibilities of love, cultural identity, sexuality and self-expression within a repressively anti-LGBTQ+ society.

Calm with Horses

 Classified 15 
Calm with Horses
Fri 13 - Thu 19 March
Film
Cosmo Jarvis and Barry Keoghan deliver knock out performances in Nick Rowland’s brooding yet tender crime film about a feared enforcer caught between conflicting loyalties to his drug-dealing employers and trying to be a good father to his autistic young son.

Bacurau

 Classified 18  PS  
Bacarau
Fri 13 - Thu 19 March
Film
Acclaimed Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho (Neighbouring Sounds, Aquarius) returns with this wild, weird and explosive mix of ultra-violent revenge western and futuristic sci-fi about a mythological Brazilian town that falls under attack from invading forces.

Relaxed Screening: Misbehaviour

 Classified 12A 
Relaxed Screening: Misbehaviour
Sat 14 March 12:30
Film
Join us for a relaxed screening of Misbehaviour. These screenings are designed to benefit our customers with additional needs (such as people living with dementia, autism, or other neuro-diverse people and their personal assistants, friends and family) or anyone who wants to enjoy a film in a more relaxed environment.

Saturday Night Fever

 Classified 18  Era-Defining Soundtracks
Saturday Night Fever
Sun 15 March 12:00
Film
John Travolta stars as a Brooklyn shop assistant who escapes the harsh realities of working-class life when he embarks on a reckless, yet thrilling road to becoming the king of the New York disco scene.

My First Film

 Classified 15 
My First Film
Thu 19 March 18:10
Performance
In this live expanded cinema performance director Zia Anger turns her experiences of a failed feature film project into a convention defying experience that will challenge your perception of what a film can be.

Cunningham 3D

 Classified 
Cunningham 3D
Fri 20 - Thu 26 March
Film
Filmmaker Alla Kovgan (Nora) returns with an immersive, 3D cinematic experience charting the artistic evolution of iconic American choreographer Merce Cunningham.

Fire Will Come

 Classified 18 (CTBA)  S  
Fire Will Come
Fri 20 - Thu 26 March
Film
A pyromaniac returns to his mother's farm in Oliver Laxe's visually jaw-dropping study of the Galician landscape - winner of the Un Certain Regard at Cannes last year.

The Truth

 Classified PG  PS  
The Truth
Fri 20 - Thu 26 March
Film
Acclaimed director Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters, Like Father, Like Son) first film made outside his native Japan is a powerful and emotional story of family conflicts starring Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche as a mother and daughter in the film industry whose professional collaboration triggers long-buried resentments.

Reservoir Dogs

 Classified 18  Era-Defining Soundtracks
Reservoir Dogs
Sun 22 March 12:00
Film
A cult movie that ushered in a new era of independent film more than any other film in the 1990’s. Brash, abrasive, unrelenting, and with a soundtrack as iconic as they come, Quentin Tarantino's breakout hit thrillingly captured a sense of “cool”.