Bait  15  

Preview: Bait + Q&A with Mark Jenkin
Fri 30 Aug - Tue 24 Sept
Film
Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s remarkable new film is a timely and funny, yet poignant tale that gets right to the heart of a Cornish community facing an unwelcome change.

The Souvenir  15  

The Souvenir
Fri 30 Aug - Thu 19 Sept
Film
Honor Swinton Byrne gives a star making performance in British director Joanna Hogg’s exquisite semi-autobiographical drama about a struggling young film student who gets knocked off her creative path.

Inna de Yard  12A  S 

Inna de Yard
Fri 6 - Thu 19 Sept
Film
Offering profound insights into reggae’s past, present and future, award-winning director Peter Webber's documentary captures Jamaican reggae icons as they return to the musical, spiritual and political roots of their art, and pass them on to younger generations.

For Sama  18  S 

For Sama
Thu 12 - Tue 24 Sept
Film
Winner of the Best Documentary prize at Cannes, this intimate, visceral film tells the story of one woman's journey through love, motherhood, war and survival during five years of the Syrian conflict.

Rojo  15  S 

Rojo
Fri 13 - Thu 19 Sept
Film
Set in Argentina during the mid-1970s, a successful lawyer’s picture-perfect life begins to unravel when a private detective comes to his seemingly quiet small town and starts asking questions.

Phoenix  15  S 

Phoenix
Fri 13 - Thu 19 Sept
Film
This accomplished, courageous and deeply moving debut from Norwegian writer-director Camilla Strøm Henriksen inventively mixes elements of fantasy and kitchen-sink drama in its tale of a young girl struggling to keep her family together in the aftermath of a tragedy.

Making Music Visible With Code Lunchtime Talk

Making Music Visible With Code - photography by Paul Samuel White
Fri 20 Sept 13:00
Talk
In this lunchtime talk Pervasive Media Studio Resident Charlie Williams joins us to discuss his latest project, 'The Sea Was Never Blue,' an hour of melodic, dynamic new piano music with bespoke algorithmically-generated live visuals.

The Farewell  PG  PS 

The Farewell
Fri 20 - Thu 26 Sept
Film
Hailed as “one of the year’s sweetest films," this poignant and powerful comedy-drama follows a Chinese American woman who learns that her grandmother is dying and reluctantly goes along with her family’s plan to keep it a secret.

Honeyland  12A  S 

Honeyland
Fri 20 - Tue 24 Sept
Film
A visually poetic and painstakingly observational documentary about the last female wild beekeeper in Europe.

Shock of the Future  15  S 

Shock of the Future
Fri 20 - Mon 23 Sept
Film
Directed by French musician, film composer and record producer Marc Collin (from Nouvelle Vague), this striking debut is an ode to the female pioneers of electronic music.

Blade Runner 2049  15   Encounters in Retrospective

Blade Runner 2049
Sun 22 Sept 12:00
Film
Visually immaculate and swirling with themes as heart-rending as they are mind-twisting, Denis Villenueve’s stunning follow up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 cult classic appeals to our intellect as well as our sense of adventure.

Encounters Film Festival

Encounters Film Festival
Tue 24 - Sun 29 Sept
Festival
Bristol’s largest international film festival celebrates its 25th edition this year with a handpicked programme of film, animation and virtual reality.

The Farewell  PG  PS 

The Farewell
Fri 20 - Thu 26 Sept
Film
Hailed as “one of the year’s sweetest films," this poignant and powerful comedy-drama follows a Chinese American woman who learns that her grandmother is dying and reluctantly goes along with her family’s plan to keep it a secret.

Encounters Film Festival

Encounters Film Festival
Tue 24 - Sun 29 Sept
Festival
Bristol’s largest international film festival celebrates its 25th edition this year with a handpicked programme of film, animation and virtual reality.

The Last Tree  15  

The Last Tree
Fri 27 Sept - Thu 3 Oct
Film
Shola Amoo (A Moving Image) directs this semi-autobiographical story about a teenager of Nigerian heritage fostered in the countryside having to move to inner-city London.

Hitsville: The Making of Motown  PG  

Hitsville: The Making of Motown
Mon 30 Sept 20:30
Film
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the legendary Motown Records with this remarkable documentary charting the creation and incredible success of the iconic music label, set against the backdrop of the growing civil rights movement.

The Last Tree  15  

The Last Tree
Fri 27 Sept - Thu 3 Oct
Film
Shola Amoo (A Moving Image) directs this semi-autobiographical story about a teenager of Nigerian heritage fostered in the countryside having to move to inner-city London.

Café & Bar Closed Until 17:00

Café/Bar Closed Until 17:30
Thu 3 Oct 07:30 - 17:00
Drop-in
The Café/Bar will be closed until 17:30 on Thu 6 Dec.

The Goldfinch  15  

The Goldfinch
Fri 4 - Thu 10 Oct
Film
John Crowley (Brooklyn) elegantly adapts Donna Tartt's globally-acclaimed, Pulitzer prize-winning novel about a teenager whose mother is killed in a terrorist attack.

Good Posture  18 (CTBA)  

Good Posture
Fri 4 - Thu 10 Oct
Film
A lazy young Brooklyn film school graduate shoots a documentary to help win back her ex in this feature debut from director Dolly Wells.

Home + Q&A with Sarah Outen  15   Shextreme

Home + Q&A with Sarah Outen
Fri 4 Oct 18:00
Film
Jen Randall’s (Psycho Vertical) and British adventurer Sarah Outen’s hotly anticipated documentary tells the story of Sarah’s 20,000 mile, human-powered journey around the globe.

Shextreme Opening Night Party Shextreme

Shextreme Opening Night Party
Fri 4 Oct 20:00
Event
Enjoy that fun Friday feeling in the bar at Shextreme's Opening Night party, showcasing live adventure art, female-led DJ sets and adventure photography, plus a Shextreme concept store celebrating female-led adventure companies.

Wheels, Waves & Wellbeing Shorts  18 (CTBA)   Shextreme

Wheels, Waves & Wellbeing Shorts
Sat 5 Oct 18:00
Film
Join us for an evening of female-led short films from the worlds of mountain biking, skateboarding including an exclusive world premiere of surfing documentary Undercurrents. Plus a panel discussion about women in adventure’s wellbeing.

Menschen am Sonntag  PG   Weimar Sundays

Menschen am Sonntag
Sun 6 Oct 12:00
Film
A magical blend of documentary and fiction takes us back to a glorious summer Sunday in late-1920s Berlin, where five young workers find themselves with freedoms undreamt of by their parents, with unforeseen consequences.

Cinéphiles

Cinéphiles
Mon 7 Oct 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.

The Goldfinch  15  

The Goldfinch
Fri 4 - Thu 10 Oct
Film
John Crowley (Brooklyn) elegantly adapts Donna Tartt's globally-acclaimed, Pulitzer prize-winning novel about a teenager whose mother is killed in a terrorist attack.

Good Posture  18 (CTBA)  

Good Posture
Fri 4 - Thu 10 Oct
Film
A lazy young Brooklyn film school graduate shoots a documentary to help win back her ex in this feature debut from director Dolly Wells.

The Day Shall Come  15  

The Day shall Come
Fri 11 - Thu 17 Oct
Film
Nine years after his incendiary first film Four Lions, master satirist Chris Morris returns with this wild (and very funny) dark comedy about a Miami preacher who becomes the unlikely focus of an FBI terrorist sting.

Tehran: City of Love  12A  S 

Tehran: City of Love
Fri 11 - Thu 17 Oct
Film
Three unlucky in love Tehran residents make attempts to change their solo status in director Ali Jaberansari's refreshing, original and deadpan tale of the Iranian capital.

Farming  18  

Farming
Fri 11 - Thu 17 Oct
Film
Actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje writes and directs the story of his own life as a teenage skinhead in the Essex borough of Tilbury in the mid-80s in this painful and moving drama.

Rocks + Satellite Q&A  15  

Rocks + Satellite Q&A
Sat 12 Oct 10:00
Film
BFI London Film Festival present this vibrant and hugely engaging portrait of female friendship and growing up in London from director Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane, Suffragette) and writers Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson.

Dr Paddy Ladd: In Search of Deafhood

Dr Paddy Ladd: In Search of Deafhood
Sat 12 Oct 17:00
Talk
Told from the Deaf community's own perspectives, Dr Paddy Ladd shares his powerful insights into Deaf culture and the concept of Deafhood.

Opium  PG   Weimar Sundays

Opium
Sun 13 Oct 12:00
Film
An exotic and sensational tale of addiction and revenge made during the early censorship-free period, now hailed as a triumph of the cinematic medium.

Preview: By The Grace of God  15  S 

Preview: By The Grace of God
Sun 13 Oct 14:30
Film
Shining his spotlight on a recent child abuse scandal that rocked France, Francois Ozon's gripping true-life drama tells the story of three men who come together to dismantle the code of silence around historic abuse cases within the Catholic Church.

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch  18 (CTBA)   Cities, Future Cities, and Film

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Mon 14 - Tue 15 Oct
Film
A feature documentary film, four years in the making, on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet.

They Came to a City  U   Cities, Future Cities, and Film

They Came to a City
Wed 16 Oct 10:00
Film
Adapted from a J B Priestley stage play, a group of disparate characters discuss their hopes for an ideal city.