This Week

Boiling Point

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Boiling Point
Fri 7 Jan - Thu 3 Feb
Film
Enter the relentless pressure of a restaurant kitchen as a stressed head chef (Stephen Graham) wrangles his team on the busiest day of the year.

Belfast

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Belfast
Fri 21 Jan - Thu 3 Feb
Film
Kenneth Branagh writes and directs this personal and poignant coming-of-age tale set amidst the music and social tumult of late-1960s Belfast.

Nightmare Alley

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Nightmare Alley
Fri 21 Jan - Thu 3 Feb
Film
Guillermo del Toro follows his Oscar®-winning The Shape of Water with this hauntingly gorgeous neo-noir adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel of the same name.

Parallel Mothers

classified 15 S
Parallel Mothers
Fri 28 Jan - Thu 3 Feb
Film
Pedro Almodóvar is on top form with this masterful comedy drama about a chance encounter that leads to a lifelong connection.
Richard Herring's Desert Island Comedy Flicks
Today at 12:30
Event
Pioneer of comedy Podcasting, legendary stand up and writer Richard Herring joins Infinite Monkey Cage co-host Robin Ince at Slapstick’s inaugural Desert Island Comedy Flicks event.

The Goodies Forever

Slapstick 2022
The Goodies Forever
Today at 14:20
Film
A celebration of The Goodies featuring recorded contributions from Tim Vine, Rob Brydon, Harry Hill and others.
Bristol/South West: New Short Films
Today at 14:30
Film
We are playing host to a showcase of up-and-coming filmmaking talent from Bristol and the South West with a series of seven short films, including the very first public screening of Paul Holbrook’s Old Windows.
Animation Fanatics with Peter Lord
Sun 30 Jan 09:30
Talk
Peter Lord (co-founder of Aardman Animations) celebrates early animation and the unique blend of surrealism and visual comedy that animation does best.
Getting Away with Murder(s)
Sun 30 Jan 13:00
Film
To coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials, director David Wilkinson takes us on an eye-opening journey across the world for truth and justice in his documentary film Getting Away With Murder(s).
Reconsidering Comment Sections
Fri 4 Feb 13:00
Live stream
Do you ever leave comments on the stuff you watch, read and listen to? In this lunchtime talk, Sammy Jones, Bristol and Bath Creative R & D New Talent Fellow delves into the world of comment sections.
First Friday
Fri 4 Feb 17:00
In Venue Event + Interactive Event
First Friday is a monthly social event open to anyone to connect with someone you might not otherwise meet, and hear about stuff you didn’t already know. All are welcome - from inside and outside the city, online or in the Watershed building.
Lingui: The Sacred Bonds
Fri 4 - Thu 10 Feb
Film
On the outskirts of the capital of Chad, single mother Amina finds that her 15-year-old daughter is pregnant and doesn't want to have the child. The two women seek a way to have an illegal abortion despite the religious and societal stigma attached.

The Souvenir Part II

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The Souvenir Part II
Fri 4 - Thu 10 Feb
Film
Joanna Hogg returns to continue the story of the young university filmmaker Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) as she grapples with her tumultuous former relationship through the creation of her graduation film.

Memoria

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Memoria
Fri 14 Jan - Tue 8 Feb
Film
Shot and set in Colombia, director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s meditative rumination on memory and the human condition is anchored by Tilda Swinton’s enigmatic, otherworldly presence.
Lingui: The Sacred Bonds
Fri 4 - Thu 10 Feb
Film
On the outskirts of the capital of Chad, single mother Amina finds that her 15-year-old daughter is pregnant and doesn't want to have the child. The two women seek a way to have an illegal abortion despite the religious and societal stigma attached.

The Souvenir Part II

classified 15
The Souvenir Part II
Fri 4 - Thu 10 Feb
Film
Joanna Hogg returns to continue the story of the young university filmmaker Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) as she grapples with her tumultuous former relationship through the creation of her graduation film.

First Love

classified 15 S The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
First Love
Sun 6 Feb 14:30
Film
A clinical psychologist is tasked with investigating why a young and ambitious woman stabbed her father to death with no apparent motive.
Perceiving Facades VR
Fri 11 Feb 13:00
In Venue Talk + Live stream
In this lunchtime talk, Emma Hughes and Ben Neal, discuss their project Facades, a surreal virtual reality (VR) dance experience that invites audiences to walk the line between reality and illusion.

The 400 Blows

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The 400 Blows
Fri 11 - Sun 13 Feb
Film
An early classic of the French New Wave and possibly cinema’s defining masterpiece of disaffected youth, François Truffaut’s directorial debut The 400 Blows returns in a stunning 4K restoration.

Flee

classified 15 S
Flee
Fri 11 - Thu 17 Feb
Film
Originally screening at Sundance 2021 and winning the Grand Jury Prize, Flee is a testament to friendship, family and acceptance.

The 400 Blows

classified PG S
The 400 Blows
Fri 11 - Sun 13 Feb
Film
An early classic of the French New Wave and possibly cinema’s defining masterpiece of disaffected youth, François Truffaut’s directorial debut The 400 Blows returns in a stunning 4K restoration.

Flee

classified 15 S
Flee
Fri 11 - Thu 17 Feb
Film
Originally screening at Sundance 2021 and winning the Grand Jury Prize, Flee is a testament to friendship, family and acceptance.

Petrov's Flu

classified 18 S
Petrov's Flu
Sat 12 - Thu 17 Feb
Film
Timelier than perhaps intended, Kirill Serebrennikov’s hazy fever dream set in a flu-stricken, semi-dystopian post-Soviet Russia is a confronting, elusive vision of life in an eternally wintry hellscape.

Tomorrow's Dinner Table

classified 15 S The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
Tomorrows Dinner Table
Sun 13 Feb 15:00
Film
Three mothers unrelated to one another are inexplicably connected – all three of their sons share the same name. Each mother find themselves grappling with her own feelings of anger and anxiety towards her respective child which soon bubble over…
Touched
Sun 13 Feb 17:40
Film
Celebrate the diversity and fluidity of desire with Touched, an alternative Valentine’s Day screening showcasing sensuous shorts by female and non-binary filmmakers.

Spaghetti Code Love

classified 12A S The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
Spaghetti Code Love
Tue 15 Feb 18:00
Film
Director Takeshi Maruyama presents a series of thirteen vignettes that tell the stories of young lives facing the pressures of daily life in modern Japan.
Making Truth or Consequences
Fri 18 Feb 13:00
In Venue Talk + Live stream
In this talk, Hannah Jayanti and Alexander Porter share their collaborative process creating the documentary film Truth or Consequences and discuss the process of creating experimental non-fiction projects.

Jules et Jim

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Jules et Jim
Fri 18 - Sun 20 Feb
Film
Revisit the master of cinema François Truffaut's bittersweet ode to romantic idealism, now gloriously restored in 4K.

Jules et Jim

classified 12A S
Jules et Jim
Fri 18 - Sun 20 Feb
Film
Revisit the master of cinema François Truffaut's bittersweet ode to romantic idealism, now gloriously restored in 4K.

The Hunter's Diary

classified 15 S The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
The Hunter's Diary
Sun 20 Feb 14:30
Film
Trouble starts when Ichiro Honda finds a string of women he has had sexual affairs with are found dead under mysterious circumstances – with Ichiro being the only suspect…

Shrieking in the Rain

classified 15 S The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
Shrieking in the rain
Tue 22 Feb 18:00
Film
Set in a film studio in the Summer of 1988, a first-time director is trying to realise her artistic vision while simultaneously having to deal with a subpar script, a cast full of divas and worst of all - the dreaded Film Certification Committee!
Composing Experiences
Fri 25 Feb 13:00
In Venue Talk + Live stream
In this Lunchtime Talk, Duncan Speakman will present new methods for understanding how people experience immersive artworks and offer provocations around how sound and augmented reality might offer us new insights.