What's on this week Thu 26 April - Wed 2 May

Wes Anderson returns with this brilliant stop-motion story set in a dystopian Japan where all dogs have been exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island.

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A heart-warming and life-affirming story of the triumph of the human spirit, this intimate and beautiful documentary follows the stories of two young Nepalese women, trafficking survivors who create their country's first circus.

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Winner of the Best Director and Best First Feature prizes at the Venice Film Festival, Xavier Legrand’s explosive family drama about a recently divorced couple’s bitter custody battle over their teenage son is as gripping as it is authentic.

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Masculine tensions and cultural difference reach boiling point in this sizzling, brilliantly observed western from director Valeska Grisebach, where migrant German construction workers are pitched against villagers in Bulgaria.

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Juliette Binoche is both incandescent and emotionally raw in Claire Denis’s extraordinary new film as a middle-aged Parisian woman in search of love.

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John Krasinski writes, directs and stars in this nerve-jangling, clammy-palmed thriller about a family who must survive in a world where the slightest sound brings out deadly monsters.

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Mouly Surya directs this spaghetti western with an Indonesian, feminist flavour - complete with machetes and rolling heads...

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Can You Hear Me Now, was a reflection on digital connectivity in partnership with MAYK performed simultaneously in three different countries during November 2017. In this Lunchtime Talk, Caroline Williams and Tim Kindberg will consider the piece from several perspectives: artistic, cross-cultural, logistical and technical.

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A troubled 20-something woman living in Jersey finds her herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of murder in this astonishing psycho-sexual thriller from debut director Michael Pearce.

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Cinébabies is our weekly daytime screening of one of the current films in the programme specifically for parents/carers with babies under 12 months.

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Maxine Peake gives a formidable, fearless performance as an aspiring female comedian trying to make it in the very male dominated (not to mention extremely politically incorrect) world of 70s and 80s Northern working men's clubs.

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A traditional rite of passage ritual forms the backdrop for this powerful exploration of masculinity and unspoken queer desire, set amid South Africa’s XHOSA culture.

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Best known for blending the electronic with the classical, the recent tragic death of Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has robbed us of one of the world's most talented contemporary exponents of the film score. His otherworldly score to Denis Villeneuve's richly textured sci-fi drama Arrival is just one of many iconic scores he composed that he will rightly be revered and remembered for.

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Thu 3 - Wed 9 May

Juliette Binoche is both incandescent and emotionally raw in Claire Denis’s extraordinary new film as a middle-aged Parisian woman in search of love.

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John Krasinski writes, directs and stars in this nerve-jangling, clammy-palmed thriller about a family who must survive in a world where the slightest sound brings out deadly monsters.

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A troubled 20-something woman living in Jersey finds her herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of murder in this astonishing psycho-sexual thriller from debut director Michael Pearce.

Read More - Beast Book Tickets for Beast

Maxine Peake gives a formidable, fearless performance as an aspiring female comedian trying to make it in the very male dominated (not to mention extremely politically incorrect) world of 70s and 80s Northern working men's clubs.

Read More - Funny Cow Book Tickets for Funny Cow

A traditional rite of passage ritual forms the backdrop for this powerful exploration of masculinity and unspoken queer desire, set amid South Africa’s XHOSA culture.

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In this Lunchtime Talk Studio Resident Tom Marshman joins us to discuss his new show – A Haunted Existence. Still in development, the show will explore a forgotten scandalous story linked to the South-West.

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Magic and fantasy combine in this thrilling family animated adventured based on the Mary Stewart classic The Little Broomstick.

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Cinébabies is our weekly daytime screening of one of the current films in the programme specifically for parents/carers with babies under 12 months.

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Small-town racetracks and spirited, independent outsiders are at the heart of Andrew Haigh’s deeply moving tale of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse, amidst the stern social realities of the American west.

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Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro) returns with this intelligent period drama about the early days of the friendship between Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels as they struggle to establish the Communist League and complete the Communist Manifesto.

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One of the most influential political films in history, Gillo Pontecorvo’s masterful study of revolt vividly recreates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s.

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Cinéphiles is a film discussion group that meets once a month to discuss films chosen from Watershed's programme. All are welcome.

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Join us for the fifth of six IGLABs, a place to test and play games - games that are played in the real world rather than via a console or screen, games that are social, definitely foolish, and possibly a little bit absurd.

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Thu 10 - Wed 16 May

Magic and fantasy combine in this thrilling family animated adventured based on the Mary Stewart classic The Little Broomstick.

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Small-town racetracks and spirited, independent outsiders are at the heart of Andrew Haigh’s deeply moving tale of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse, amidst the stern social realities of the American west.

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Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro) returns with this intelligent period drama about the early days of the friendship between Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels as they struggle to establish the Communist League and complete the Communist Manifesto.

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Michel Hazanavicius (the Oscar®-winning director of The Artist) delivers a brilliantly realised portrait of iconic French director Jean-Luc Godard, his inspirations, romances and philosophy.

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John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) returns with this brilliantly fun interspecies punk romance adapted from Neil Gaiman's short story.

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French director Coralie Fargeats’ explosive debut is a gory, high-octane feminist revenge thriller that offers a bold new take on the controversial rape/revenge genre with a particularly gory tilt toward the latter half of that equation.

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Virtually unseen and banned for many years in Ireland following its entry into the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, Peter Lennon’s controversial documentary about the state of the Irish republic in the late 1960s, argued lucidly and surreptitiously for the extinction of the country’s outmoded state of affairs.

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Watershed will be closed all day on Mon 14 May for staff training. We'll be back to normal on Tue 15 May!

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Thu 17 - Wed 23 May

Michel Hazanavicius (the Oscar®-winning director of The Artist) delivers a brilliantly realised portrait of iconic French director Jean-Luc Godard, his inspirations, romances and philosophy.

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John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) returns with this brilliantly fun interspecies punk romance adapted from Neil Gaiman's short story.

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French director Coralie Fargeats’ explosive debut is a gory, high-octane feminist revenge thriller that offers a bold new take on the controversial rape/revenge genre with a particularly gory tilt toward the latter half of that equation.

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Join us for this special Royal Television Society Bristol event about the development of award-winning BBC comedy This Country, with clips and appearances by the show's producer, director, and writer/star.

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Léonor Serraille’s sensational feature debut (winner of Cannes Camera d'Or) is a livewire character study of a chaotic, impulsive thirty-something Parisienne woman struggling to find her place in the world following a break-up.

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This haunting, deeply moving and strangely life-affirming documentary follows four terminally ill cancer patients as they each approach the end of their lives.

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Jean-Luc Godard’s scathing satire about a bourgeois couple who travel across the French countryside to collect an inheritance from a dying relative while civilization crashes and burns around them, is one of cinema’s great anarchic works.

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How do we grieve? Why do we grieve? And why are we afraid of those that do grieve? In this very personal documentary two parents grieving for their lost son travel across the USA in search of answers to these questions.

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Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, this sensitive love story focuses on a newlywed couple whose honeymoon ends in disaster.

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