Leave No Trace PG

Film Leave No Trace

Until Thu 26 July

Winter's Bone director Debra Granik returns with this powerful, haunting film about a 13-year-old girl living off the grid with her war vet father.

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Leave No Trace PG Cinébabies

Film Leave No Trace

Mon 23 July 11:00

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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Whitney 15

Film Whitney

Fri 6 - Thu 19 July

Oscar®-winning director Kevin Macdonald (Marley, Touching The Void) directs this intimate portrait of the work and life of Whitney Houston, one made with full access to her family and collaborators.

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Summer 1993 12A (S)

Film Summer 1993

Until Wed 25 July

Bereavement is seen through the eyes of a six-year-old girl in this assured, visually arresting debut from Catalan director Carla Simon.

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First Reformed 15

Film First Reformed

Until Thu 26 July

The pastor of a small New England church finds his faith tested after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife in this taut, chilling thriller from director Paul Schrader.

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Pin Cushion 15

Film Pin Cushion

Fri 13 - Thu 19 July

British writer/director Deborah Haywood’s debut feature tells the heartbreaking yet charming story of a mother and daughter who struggle to escape bullies, and the terrible strain it puts on them and their relationship.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda PG (PS)

Film Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Until Thu 19 July

An intimate portrait of Oscar®-winning Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, The Last Emperor, The Revenant) filmed across five years.

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Preview: Apostasy + Director Q&A 15

Film Preview: Apostasy + Director Q&A

Today at 18:00

Written and directed by Daniel Kokotajlo, a former Jehovah's Witness, this is a remarkable, authentic, and rare insight into the complex nature of faith, family, duty and love.

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Facebook for Sceptics Lunchtime Talk

Talk Facebook for Sceptics

Fri 20 July 13:00

In this Lunchtime Talk join studio residents Tim Kindberg and Marcus Gilroy-Ware as they consider the question - Is Facebook redeemable?

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Mary Shelley 12A

Film Mary Shelley

Fri 20 - Wed 25 July

The tempestuous romance that inspired Frankenstein, one of Gothic literature’s most influential works, is brought to life in Haifaa al-Mansour's (Wadjda) luscious and moving period drama starring Elle Fanning as the radical young writer.

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A Prayer Before Dawn 18

Film A Prayer Before Dawn

Fri 20 - Thu 26 July

Brutal, bloody and bone-shaking - this is the gutsy true story of Billy Moore, a young English boxer incarcerated in two of Thailand’s most violent prisons who learns Muay Thai in order to survive.

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The Receptionist 18 (PS)

Film The Receptionist

Fri 20 - Thu 26 July

Desperate times call for desperate measures in writer/director Jenny Lu's exploration of immigrant workers in London's dark sex industry.

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Hausu 15 (S) Haunted Houses

Film Hausu

Sun 22 July 12:00

An unforgettable mixture of bubblegum teen melodrama and grisly phantasmagoria, Nobuhiko Obayashi's deranged, psychedelic fairy tale is one of Japanese cinema's wildest supernatural ventures and one of horror cinema’s most exciting cult discoveries.

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Leave No Trace PG

Film Leave No Trace

Fri 29 June - Thu 26 July

Winter's Bone director Debra Granik returns with this powerful, haunting film about a 13-year-old girl living off the grid with her war vet father.

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First Reformed 15

Film First Reformed

Until Thu 26 July

The pastor of a small New England church finds his faith tested after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife in this taut, chilling thriller from director Paul Schrader.

Read More - Book Tickets for First Reformed

A Prayer Before Dawn 18

Film A Prayer Before Dawn

Fri 20 - Thu 26 July

Brutal, bloody and bone-shaking - this is the gutsy true story of Billy Moore, a young English boxer incarcerated in two of Thailand’s most violent prisons who learns Muay Thai in order to survive.

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The Receptionist 18 (PS)

Film The Receptionist

Fri 20 - Thu 26 July

Desperate times call for desperate measures in writer/director Jenny Lu's exploration of immigrant workers in London's dark sex industry.

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Reframing Film Heritage Reframing the Archives

Workshop Reframing Film Heritage

Thu 26 July 12:00

Some of the most distinctive voices in cinema curation open up a conversation on the importance of re-presenting and reframing archives, and in shifting our perspective on the past.

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Right Here Right Now – Archiving For the Future Reframing the Archives

Talk Right Here Right Now – Archiving For the Future

Thu 26 July 15:00

Archive practitioners from around the world and closer to home to share the story behind a recent addition to their archive.

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Danny Leigh Keynote Reframing the Archives

Talk Danny Leigh Keynote

Thu 26 July 16:30

Writer, broadcaster and Senior Curator of fiction film and television at BFI National Archive, Danny Leigh, gives his perspective on reframing the past, present and future of the archive.

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Maurice 15 Restored and Rediscovered

Film Maurice

Thu 26 July 18:30

A sumptuous restoration of James Ivory's 1987 adaptation of E M Forster's gay love story about two Cambridge students in 1911.

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The Apartment PG Restored and Rediscovered

Film The Apartment

Thu 26 July 21:30

Billy Wilder's Oscar®-winning comedy stars Jack Lemmon as a New York insurance drone who lets his superiors use his apartment for their illicit affairs.

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Cinema Walk Bristol UNESCO City of Film

Event Cary Grant Statue

Fri 27 - Sat 28 July

Looking back at Bristol’s own cinematic history, join Dr Peter Walsh on a tour around the centre reflecting on our city’s rich film making and film going past.

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Come The Revolution Presents: Madeline Anderson 18 (CTBA) Women on the Periphery

Film Come The Revolution Presents: Madeline Anderson

Fri 27 July 11:00

A shorts programme of the work of Madeline Anderson, the first African-American woman to executive-produce a nationally aired television series.

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Pulp 12A Bristol UNESCO City of Film

Film Pulp

Fri 27 July 11:10

A year after they'd created one of the defining British gangster pictures with Get Carter, Bristol-born director Mike Hodges and star Michael Caine reunite for this funny parody about private eyes...

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The Phantom Carriage U Bazin 100

Film The Phantom Carriage

Fri 27 July 14:30

Before the Seventh Seal there was the Phantom Carriage, a stone-cold classic of Swedish silent filmmaking that haunts the cinema of both Ingmar Bergman and the French new wave.

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Apostasy PG

Film Apostasy

Fri 27 July - Thu 2 Aug

Written and directed by Daniel Kokotajlo, a former Jehovah's Witness, this is a remarkable, authentic, and rare insight into the complex nature of faith, family, duty and love.

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Apostasy PG Cinébabies

Film Apostasy

Mon 30 July 11:00

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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My Twentieth Century 15 (S) Women on the Periphery

Film My Twentieth Century

Fri 27 July 16:00

From Ildikó Enyedi (On Body and Soul), this magical film spins a tale of twin girls who are born in 1880 Budapest on the same moment Thomas Edison presents his electrical lightbulb to the world.

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The Final Girls Present: The Mafu Cage 15 Women on the Periphery

Film The Final Girls Present: The Mafu Cage

Fri 27 July 18:00

The Final Girls present a deeply underrated horror that looks at the twisted dynamic that emerges between an astronomer and her psychotic sister.

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Free Outdoor Screening: Flash Gordon PG Bristol UNESCO City of Film

Event Free Outdoor Screening: Flash Gordon

Fri 27 July 20:15

In a first for Cinema Rediscovered, join us for a special free outdoor screening of the sci-fi cult classic Flash Gordon in Museum Square to celebrate Bristol's new status as UNESCO City of Film.

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The Big Lebowski 18 Restored and Rediscovered

Film The Big Lebowski

Fri 27 July 23:30

Join us for a 20th anniversary late night screening of arguably one of the greatest cult comedies of all time: the Coen Brothers' deconstructed film noir following slacker hero 'the Dude'. Virtual bowling in the Café/Bar before the film - prizes to be won!

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Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day 15 (S) Workers Unite!

Film Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day

Sat 28 July 10:00

A rare chance to see the entirety of Fassbinder's five-part, nearly eight-hour long 1973 television series about a working class German family, now stunningly restored.

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Cinema Rediscovered Film Fair

Drop-in Cinema Rediscovered Film Fair

Sat 28 - Sun 29 July

The Cinema Rediscovered Film Fair returns for its third year by popular demand. Come and get your hands on some of the best DVDs/Blu-rays and film related merchandise the UK can offer!

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Le Crime de Monsieur Lange PG (S) Bazin 100

Film Le Crime de Monsieur Lange

Sat 28 July 11:00

Jean Renoir's delightful and savage satire, heavily influenced by the French political spirit of the 1930s, sees a group of exploited employees set up a glorious collective when their lecherous boss goes missing.

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beDevil 18 (CTBA) Women on the Periphery

Film beDevil

Sat 28 July 11:15

BeDevil is the stunning debut feature from Tracey Moffatt and the first feature directed by an Australian Aboriginal woman. Presented by writer/curator Karen Alexander.

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Projection Tour

Event projection

Sat 28 - Sun 29 July

Join Aardman archivist Tom Vincent on a tour of Watershed’s projection booth and discover how the films screening at the festival make it to the screen during a festival like Cinema Rediscovered.

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Bazin 100: Qu'est ce que le cinema? Vol.1 Bazin 100

Talk Bazin 100: Qu'est ce que le cinema?

Sat 28 July 13:10

Join a panel to discuss André Bazin’s approach to cinema criticism and activism, what it tells us about contemporary film culture, and if he still has relevance today.

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Something Must Break 18 (S) Women on the Periphery

Film Something Must Break

Sat 28 July 13:30

This striking modern romance tells the story of a transgender teen pushed to breaking point when love, life and labels collide.

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BV Studio Tour Bristol UNESCO City of Film

Event BV Studio Tour

Sat 28 - Sun 29 July

Interested in film/celluloid and the machines and techniques used to project, print and shoot it? Join us for a tour of G.Hogg's (the founder of the Cube) Bedminster Studio, where he works with analogue film.

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You Were Never Really Here 15 Bazin 100

Film You Were Never Really Here

Sat 28 July 15:10

Lynne Ramsay's (We Need To Talk About Kevin, Ratcatcher) brilliantly executed minimalist noir stars Joaquin Phoenix as a gun-for-hire who specialises in saving victims from child sex rings.

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A Moving Image 15 Reframing the Archives

Film A Moving Image

Sat 28 July 16:00

Fiction, documentary and performance art meet and mingle in this colourful portrait of gentrification in Brixton. Recently selected for preservation by the BFI, this film contributes to a growing wealth of British filmmaking.

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Get Carter 18 Bristol UNESCO City of Film

Film Get Carter

Sat 28 July 17:40

One of the definitive British crime films of the 20th century - screening on 35mm and followed by a Q&A with its Bristol-born director Mike Hodges.

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Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. 15 Women on the Periphery

Film Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.

Sat 28 July 18:00

Leslie Harris' 1993 debut - a smart, attitude-packed coming-of-age story set in New York - holds an important place in film history as the first film written and directed by an African American woman to gain British distribution.

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Free Outdoor Screening: Black Panther 12A Bristol UNESCO City of Film

Event Free Outdoor Screening: Black Panther

Sat 28 July 20:15

In a first for Cinema Rediscovered, travel to Wakanda for a special free outdoor screening of blockbuster Marvel adventure Black Panther in Museum Square to celebrate Bristol's new status as UNESCO City of Film.

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The Terminal Man 15 Bristol UNESCO City of Film

Film The Terminal Man

Sat 28 July 23:30

Computer scientist Harry Benson has experimental brain surgery to end his potentially dangerous seizures. But as the experiment backfires, his seizures return… with vengeance! Bristol-born Mike Hodges directs this incredibly rare psychological thrill ride.

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Trip To Curzon: Comrades! 15 Workers Unite!

Film Trip To Curzon: Comrades!

Sun 29 July 10:00

Join us on a trip to Curzon Cinema and Arts in Clevedon, one of the oldest running cinemas in the UK, for a screening of Bill Douglas' epic story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, six Dorset labourers deported to Australia in the 1830s for forming a trade union.

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The Loves of Joanna Godden PG Slocombe at Ealing

Film The Loves of Joanna Godden

Sun 29 July 10:20

Googie Withers stars as a young woman who flouts convention by choosing to run the farm she inherited, and rejecting the man she is expected to marry...

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Blue Black Permanent + Short PG Women on the Periphery

Film Blue Black Permanent + Short

Sun 29 July 10:30

Scottish poet, artist and filmmaker Margaret Tait's (1918 - 1999) first feature film Blue, Black, Permanent - about a woman attempting to tell the story of the death of her mother in the Orkney sea.

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Women of the Periphery Shorts 18 (CTBA) Women on the Periphery

Film Women of the Periphery Shorts

Sun 29 July 12:30

Directed by women, each of these five short films playfully reflects upon notions of British sovereignty and identity.

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Bazin 100: Qu'est ce que le cinema? Vol 2 Bazin 100

Event Bazin 100: Qu'est ce que le cinema? Vol 2

Sun 29 July 13:00

Building on the cinema activism and criticism of André Bazin, join the 20th Century Flicks team for an illustrated journey through their extensive collection of films.

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Saraband for Dead Lovers U Slocombe at Ealing

Film Saraband for Dead Lovers

Sun 29 July 15:10

Ealing (and cinematographer Douglas Slocombe's) very first Technicolor feature film is a lavish costume drama set in the 1700s.

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Bhaji on the Beach 15 Women on the Periphery

Film Bhaji on the Beach

Sun 29 July 15:20

Gurinder Chadha's debut empowering classic comedy tells the story of a mini-bus full of women from the Asian Women's Centre on a trip to Blackpool.

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The Eyes of Orson Welles 18 (CTBA) Bazin 100

Film The Eyes of Orson Wells

Sun 29 July 18:00

Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of Orson Welles to reveal a portrait of the artist as he’s never been seen before - through his own eyes, sketched with his own hand, painted with his own brush.

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Cleo from 5 to 7 PG Women on the Periphery

Film Cleo from 5 to 7

Sun 29 July 18:30

A special preview of the much anticipated re-release of Agnes Varda’s iconic real-time portrait of a singer set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy.

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Park Circus Presents: 20th Century Flicks Film Quiz

Event 20th century flicks

Sun 29 July 20:30

Wind down and rediscover the movie trivia hidden in the recesses of your brain with this very special edition of the infamous 20th Century Flicks Film Quiz in the Café/Bar.

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Apostasy PG

Film Apostasy

Fri 27 July - Thu 2 Aug

Written and directed by Daniel Kokotajlo, a former Jehovah's Witness, this is a remarkable, authentic, and rare insight into the complex nature of faith, family, duty and love.

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Carib Asian Street Food Party Summer Food Celebration

Event Carib Asian Street Food Party

Fri 3 Aug 19:30

Carib-Asian duo Pat Hart and Sherrie Eugene-Hart are back with their hugely popular and tantalising array of fusion food, in this mouth-watering East-meets-West cultural culinary adventure from the Indian sub-continent to the Caribbean.

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Do The Right Thing 15 Summer of Spike

Film Do The Right Thing

Sun 5 Aug 12:00

One of the defining works of American independent cinema, Spike Lee’s incendiary look at race relations in America circa 1989 remains a pulsating homage to life on New York's streets and maybe the best film ever made about race in America.

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Cinéphiles

Event Cinéphiles

Until Mon 6 Aug

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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Vegan Monsoon Indian Feast Summer Food Celebration

Event Vegan Monsoon Dining Experience

Fri 10 Aug 19:30

Join fusion chef Anupreet Attridge and be transported on a delicious cultural, culinary journey through the food influences of East Africa and the Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Kashmir regions in North India.

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Mo' Better Blues 15 Summer of Spike

Film Mo' Better Blues

Sun 12 Aug 12:00

Denzel Washington stars as a self-centred jazz trumpeter whose single-minded ambition alienates everyone who cares about him in Spike Lee’s striking drama full of vigorous, stylish camerawork and a killer jazz score.

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