What’s on This week

Sorry We Missed You

 Classified 15 
Sorry We Missed You
Fri 1 - Thu 21 Nov
Film
Ken Loach examines the ruinous cost of zero-hours contracts with gut-wrenching honesty and searing integrity in this incendiary story of one working class family’s struggle to achieve anything but basic survival in austerity Britain.

The Irishman

 Classified 15 
The Irishman
Fri 15 - Thu 21 Nov
Film
A total showstopper, Martin Scorsese’s ninth collaboration with Robert De Niro finds the master filmmaker returning to the gangster genre he helped define, with a mystery that has never been solved - Who killed Jimmy Hoffa?

The Report

 Classified 15 
The Report
Fri 15 - Thu 21 Nov
Film
A searing political thriller about the U.S Senate's real life investigation into the CIA's use of torture post 9/11.

Official Secrets

 Classified 15 
Official Secrets
Fri 15 - Thu 21 Nov
Film
Keira Knightley leads a star-studded cast in this true-story thriller about Katharine Gun, the British secret service whistleblower who tried to stop the Iraq War.

Flower in Hell

 Classified 15  S  Korean Film Festival
Korean Film Festival
Today at 18:00
Film
A 1958 Korean classic from director Shin Sang-ok, about two brothers who fall in love with the same sex worker.

No Stone Unturned + Q&A

 Classified 15 
No Stone Unturned
Today at 18:30
Film
Two journalists at the centre of one of the biggest freedom-of-speech scandals to hit the UK in recent years are bringing their award-winning film to Bristol in partnership with the National Union of Journalists.
Deaf Conversations About Cinema: The Report
Today at 18:45
Event
From 18:45 join us for Deaf Conversations About Cinema, an informal discussion featuring simultaneous BSL (British Sign Language) interpretation about the themes of The Report in the Café/Bar.
Louis Theroux Presents: The Amazing Jonathan
Tue 19 Nov 18:15
Film
What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician becomes a bizarre, hilarious and totally twisted tale of the attempts by one increasingly puzzled filmmaker to document his end-of-life story. Followed by a live satellite Q&A with director Ben Berman hosted by Louis Theroux.

Grass

 Classified 15  S  Korean Film Festival
Grass
Wed 20 Nov 18:00
Film
For his 22nd feature, Korean master Hong Sangsoo delivers a cinematic riddle, about a writer in a back-alley cafe in Seoul, only he could concoct.
Digital Placemaking - What is it? What does it do? Where could it take us?
Fri 22 Nov 13:00
Talk
Studio Resident and Bristol+Bath Creative R&D Digital Placemaking New Talent Research Fellow Will Taylor joins us to discuss the challenges and opportunities around the theme of Digital Placemaking.

Judy and Punch

 Classified 15 
Judy and Punch
Fri 22 - Wed 27 Nov
Film
Mirrah Foulkes's astonishing debut feature reimagines the classic puppet show as a blackly comic, endlessly inventive feminist revenge tale.

Marriage Story

 Classified 15 
Marriage Story
Fri 22 - Thu 28 Nov
Film
Oscar®-nominated director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, frances Ha) returns with an incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together, starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver).

Victor Victoria

 Classified 15  We Are Here
Victor Victoria
Sun 24 Nov 12:00
Film
Gender-bending Julia Andrews dons a tux and a male alter ego to take the Parisian nightlife by storm in Blake Edward’s 1982 farce.

Judy and Punch

 Classified 15 
Judy and Punch
Fri 22 - Wed 27 Nov
Film
Mirrah Foulkes's astonishing debut feature reimagines the classic puppet show as a blackly comic, endlessly inventive feminist revenge tale.

Marriage Story

 Classified 15 
Marriage Story
Fri 22 - Thu 28 Nov
Film
Oscar®-nominated director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, frances Ha) returns with an incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together, starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver).

Solomon and Gaenor

 Classified 15  UK Jewish Film Festival on tour
Solomon and Gaenor
Mon 25 Nov 18:00
Film
This Oscar®-nominated classic of British-Jewish cinema celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Play and placemaking in Mexico City
Tue 26 Nov 18:30
Event
Bristol+Bath Creative R+D are delighted to welcome Leticia Lozano to Bristol to talk about placemaking in Mexico City.

The Birdcatcher

 Classified 15  UK Jewish Film Festival on tour
UK Jewish Film Festival
Thu 28 Nov 18:00
Film
A young woman in Norway flees the Nazi roundup and conceals her identity while working on an occupied farm.
Festival of Ideas: Robin Robertson
Thu 28 Nov 18:30
Talk
In this event author Robin Robertson talks about and reads from his work The Long Take, and interweaves material from classic noir films.
Composing Music with Humans and Computers
Fri 29 Nov 13:00
Talk
Samuel Hunt joins us for this Friday's exciting Lunchtime Talk. Samuel will be introducing IGME, a music sequencer that supports the exploration of generative and algorithmic music techniques.

The Biggest Little Farm

 Classified PG 
The Biggest Little Farm
Fri 29 Nov - Thu 5 Dec
Film
In one of the most delightful and inspiring documentaries you’ll see this year a Los Angeles couple and their beloved dog give up city life and follow their dreams to the countryside in order to build one of the most diverse and sustainable farms of its kind.

The Two Popes

 Classified 18 (CTBA)  PS 
The Two Popes
Fri 29 Nov - Thu 5 Dec
Film
Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce tussle over the future of the Catholic Church in the latest from director Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener, City of God).

The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert

 Classified 15  We Are Here
The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Fri 29 Nov 18:00
Film
A pioneering LGBTQ+ gem, this funny, smart and intensely lovable road-trip comedy follows a trans woman and two drag queens as they kick up the dust in Australia’s outback.

The Nightingale

 Classified 18 
The Nightingale
Fri 29 Nov - Thu 5 Dec
Film
Jennifer Kent's follow-up to her smash hit The Babadook is an urgent period thriller, winner of the Special Jury Prize at Venice, about a vengeful Irish convict and an Aboriginal tracker who stalk a group of British soldiers through the Tasmanian wilderness.

2040

 Classified PG 
2040
Sun 1 Dec 14:00
Film
An innovative and optimistic hybrid documentary set in the future, in which award-winning director Damon Gameau, for his young daughter’s benefit, enthusiastically imagines the year 2040 that could be if we embrace existing solutions to improve our planet and bring them into the mainstream.

The Biggest Little Farm

 Classified PG 
The Biggest Little Farm
Fri 29 Nov - Thu 5 Dec
Film
In one of the most delightful and inspiring documentaries you’ll see this year a Los Angeles couple and their beloved dog give up city life and follow their dreams to the countryside in order to build one of the most diverse and sustainable farms of its kind.

The Two Popes

 Classified 18 (CTBA)  PS 
The Two Popes
Fri 29 Nov - Thu 5 Dec
Film
Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce tussle over the future of the Catholic Church in the latest from director Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener, City of God).

The Nightingale

 Classified 18 
The Nightingale
Fri 29 Nov - Thu 5 Dec
Film
Jennifer Kent's follow-up to her smash hit The Babadook is an urgent period thriller, winner of the Special Jury Prize at Venice, about a vengeful Irish convict and an Aboriginal tracker who stalk a group of British soldiers through the Tasmanian wilderness.
Cinéphiles
Mon 2 Dec 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.
European Cinema Night - Preview: System Crasher
Tue 3 Dec 18:00
Film
The vulnerability of childhood is laid bare in Nora Fingscheidt’s award winning System Crasher, a wrenching tale of a foster child pushing Germany’s child and welfare system to its limits.

The Street + Director Q&A

 Classified 15 
The Street  + Director Q&A
Wed 4 Dec 18:00
Film
Focusing on one street and its inhabitants over a three-year period, The Street charts the collision of gentrification, austerity and the nation’s slide into Brexit.

Relaxed Screening: The Two Popes

 Classified 18 (CTBA)  PS 
Relaxed Screening: The Two Popes
Thu 5 Dec 12:00
Film
Join us for a relaxed screening of The Two Popes. 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.

Cinema of the Palestinian Revolution

 PS  Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2019
Cinema of the Palestinian Revolution
Thu 5 Dec 15:50
Film
In 1982, the Palestine Film Unit archive was destroyed, and its contents stolen during the Israeli invasion of Beirut. Now newly restored and

In Vitro + Sci-Fi Triology

 Classified 18 (CTBA)  Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2019
In Vitro
Thu 5 Dec 18:00
Film
An exploration of four films made over ten years by Danish-Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour and director Søren Lind - examining their evolving use of sci-fi to explore issues of history, place and identity, closing with the Bristol premiere screening of In Vitro.

Screwdriver

 Classified 15  S  Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2019
Screwdriver
Fri 6 Dec 18:00
Film
Award winning writer-director Bassam Jarbawi’s ambitious feature debut, shot entirely in the West Bank, follows Ziad as he returns home after 15 years in an Israeli jail for a failed attack on a settler.

The Apollo of Gaza

 Classified 18 (CTBA)  S  Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2019
The Apollo of Gaza
Sat 7 Dec 18:00
Film
Full of mystery and unexpected twists, this fascinating documentary seeks to uncover the secrets behind a stunning archaeological discovery - a 2000 year old statue of Apollo discovered in Gaza.

The Tower

 Classified 12A  S  Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2019
The Tower
Sun 8 Dec 16:00
Film
This delightful film uses stop-frame and 2D animation to tell the story of Wardi, a young girl living in a Palestinian refugee camp.

It Must Be Heaven

 Classified 18 (CTBA)  PS  Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2019
It Must Be Heaven
Sun 8 Dec 18:00
Film
Through a series of darkly comic vignettes shot in international locales, Palestinian director Elia Suleiman investigates the meanings of being in exile, and the absurdities of nationalism, normality, and identity.

Knock Down The House + Q&A

 Classified 12 
Knock Down The House + Q&A
Tue 10 Dec 18:30
Film
A behind the scenes look at four exceptional women who mount campaigns against powerful incumbents during the 2018 midterm elections, tipping the balance of power and making history.

Happy Birthday

 Classified 15  S  French Film Festival
Happy Birthday
Thu 12 Dec 18:00
Film
Family relations unravel to wonderfully excruciating comic and dramatic effect in this all-star ensemble piece from versatile French writer-director and here, co-star, Cédric Kahn.

Oh Mercy

 Classified 15  S  French Film Festival
Oh Mercy
Fri 13 Dec 18:00
Film
Arnaud Desplechin's (Ismael's Ghosts) latest is a murder mystery based on a real-life crime in Roubaix, a city in Northern France where he was born.

Sons of Denmark

 Classified 18 (CTBA) 
Sons of Denmark
Fri 13 - Thu 19 Dec
Film
This ambitious, provocative and politically charged thriller from first time director Ulaa Salim powerfully portrays the rise of a Danish anti-immigrant political party and an underground organisation dedicated to stopping it.

Elf

 Classified PG 
Elf
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Dec
Film
A treat to put the jingle bells on your Christmas: cult classic Elf, starring Will Ferrell as the man raised by Santa's elves returning to New York to find his biological father.

Young Ahmed

 Classified 15  S  French Film Festival
Young Ahmed
Sat 14 Dec 17:30
Film
The Dardenne Brothers won this year's Best Director award at Cannes for this brave portrait of a radicalised Muslim teen.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

 Classified 15  S  French Film Festival
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Sun 15 Dec 14:00
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.