What's on this week Tue 21 - Mon 27 Nov

The world's first fully painted feature film brings together the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to tell his extraordinary life story - and every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by a small army of 125 professionals.

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Based on the graphic novel by Fabien Nury, writer/director Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, In The Loop) is in his element with this acerbic send-up of the Soviet dictator and his band of scheming bootlicks who vie for power after his sudden demise.

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This gorgeous and moving adaptation of André Acriman's acclaimed novel, directed by Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash), is a sun-kissed queer love story about the relationship between a 17-year-old and an older man.

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Yorgos Lanthimos (director of Bristol favourite The Lobster) returns with another wildly original, deliciously twisted film - an astonishing mix of Greek tragedy, surrealism and supernatural thriller starring Colin Farrell as a surgeon whose relationship with a teenage boy turns very strange indeed.

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The Into Film Festival – the world’s largest free film and education event for all UK schools and 5 - 19 year olds – is back offering local school children the chance to immerse themselves in the magic of cinema.

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Sean Baker follows up his incredible iPhone-shot hit Tangerine with another visionary take on the wild ups and dangerous downs of life in America's underbelly, this time focusing on a spirited six year old's carefree summer juxtaposed with the harsh realities of the adults in her orbit.

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Annette Bening and Jamie Bell vividly bring to life the intense love story between Hollywood icon Gloria Grahame and her much younger lover Peter Turner in this bracingly romantic film.

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French/Senegalese director Alain Gomis further cements his reputation as one of Africa's most talented filmmakers with this Berlin Grand Jury Prize-winner that weaves a story around a resilient Kinshasa singer who has to fight for her child's survival.

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Raise the Bar is back for the November edition of its acclaimed spoken word event, featuring Indigo Williams, one of the UK's finest poetic talents, as well as viral internet sensation Mark Grist.

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In this Lunchtime Talk studio resident and physicist Michael Johnson will discuss how he is trying to make Space exploration more accessible for all and the different ways, anyone can participate.

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George Clooney is back in the director's chair for a wildly entertaining, deliciously dark satire co-scripted by the Coen Brothers set in 1957 that is unsettlingly pertinent to the present day.

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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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Celebrated US indie directors Josh and Benny Safdie (Heaven Knows What) return to the mean streets of New York City and cast Robin Pattinson in this nerve-jangling heist crime thriller that explores the tragic sway of family and fate.

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An undeniable classic, Jonathan Demme's seminal spine-chiller, showered with awards upon its release, is one of the great thrillers of the last 30 years, and remains as vital and horrific today.

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This touchstone political drama is a reconstruction of the tragic events of January 1977 in Madrid known as the Massacre of Atocha – an attack by right-wing extremists during the Spanish transition to democracy after the death of Franco in 1975.

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Tue 28 Nov - Mon 4 Dec

Based on the graphic novel by Fabien Nury, writer/director Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, In The Loop) is in his element with this acerbic send-up of the Soviet dictator and his band of scheming bootlicks who vie for power after his sudden demise.

Read More - The Death of Stalin Book Tickets for The Death of Stalin

Sean Baker follows up his incredible iPhone-shot hit Tangerine with another visionary take on the wild ups and dangerous downs of life in America's underbelly, this time focusing on a spirited six year old's carefree summer juxtaposed with the harsh realities of the adults in her orbit.

Read More - The Florida Project Book Tickets for The Florida Project

Annette Bening and Jamie Bell vividly bring to life the intense love story between Hollywood icon Gloria Grahame and her much younger lover Peter Turner in this bracingly romantic film.

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George Clooney is back in the director's chair for a wildly entertaining, deliciously dark satire co-scripted by the Coen Brothers set in 1957 that is unsettlingly pertinent to the present day.

Read More - Suburbicon Book Tickets for Suburbicon

Celebrated US indie directors Josh and Benny Safdie (Heaven Knows What) return to the mean streets of New York City and cast Robin Pattinson in this nerve-jangling heist crime thriller that explores the tragic sway of family and fate.

Read More - Good Time Book Tickets for Good Time

Join us for the third 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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In this Lunchtime Talk studio resident Tim Kindberg will discuss how he's been looking for a way of putting the actual capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) – as opposed to the hype – into perspective.

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Michael Haneke (Amour, The White Ribbon) returns with a biting satire on bourgeois family values in a sort of semi-sequel to his Palme d'Or winner Amour.

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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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Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, Oscar®-nominated director Brett Morgen (Cobain: Montage of Heck) tells the story of primatologist Jane Goodall.

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Start the Limina VR Weekender by joining in this evening of talks and discussion that explores the medium of VR and what it means. Chaired by Catherine Allen, Curator of the Limina VR weekender.

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A virtual reality journey through the strange world of your developing senses; sight, sound, touch, taste and smell - learn how we develop our senses, and meet your unborn self. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Samantha Morton.

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BAFTA and British Council Film present Short Sighted, an annual all-day event dedicated to maximising the impact of your short film, in association with Shooting People.

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Two powerful and emotive VR experiences from Aardman, the BBC and The Guardian that offer a first-hand perspective on the bleak plight of today’s refugees.

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From a safari reserve in South Africa to the Cathédrale de Saint-Ome in France via a Scandinavian forest, this session explores our emotional relationship with wildlife through film and the music of Mozart.

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Reconnect with your inner child. Lose yourself in these two uniquely imaginative and adventurous experiences from Senegal and France.

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A whirlwind journey through intimacy, passion, joy, love, lust and loss. Experience a 360 view of modern relationships with these evocative VR films.

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Sit back, relax and let these three surreal trips wash over you as you discover some of the latest work from a selection of the world’s most creative VR studios.

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When Martin Scorsese cast comedy hall-of-famer and ground breaking filmmaker Jerry Lewis’, paradoxically, in the straight role of a celebrated comedian, his acclaimed performance as the victim of an obsessive fan will be remembered as one of his greatest achievements.

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Join us for the UK premiere of Ai Weiwei's expansive and sobering documentary on the current migration crisis, followed by a Satellite Q&A between the artist and journalist Jon Snow broadcast live from the Barbican.

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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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Tue 5 - Mon 11 Dec

Michael Haneke (Amour, The White Ribbon) returns with a biting satire on bourgeois family values in a sort of semi-sequel to his Palme d'Or winner Amour.

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Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, Oscar®-nominated director Brett Morgen (Cobain: Montage of Heck) tells the story of primatologist Jane Goodall.

Read More - Jane Book Tickets for Jane

In this talk, Brian Winston, documentary film academic, argues that we have more control over media technologies than we think. Shaped by society, and therefore us, these technologies just need to be understood.

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In this Lunchtime Talk, join us as we welcome and hear first hand from our two new Studio Artists in Residence, the wonderful Bristol-based, Action Hero and the cacophony of sound that is Manchester-based, Noise Orchestra.

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James Franco directs and stars in this hilarious and affectionate true story of the making of The Room (which has famously been called 'the Citizen Kane of bad movies'), one of the most beloved cult classics of all time.

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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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Internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei's expansive and sobering documentary on the current migration crisis - one that gives a sense of both its staggering scale and its profoundly personal impact.

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Hip hop beats are the heart and soul of this provocative and upbeat musical drama starring Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar as a fictionalised version of himself.

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Legendary director Takashi Miike (Ichi The Killer, 13 Assassins) returns with his latest film (his 100th!), a bloodsoaked samurai epic about an immortal seeking revenge.

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A young widower struggles to appease Orthodox tradition and raise his son without a mother in this touching and funny drama, shot in Yiddish in a camera-shy Hassidic neighbourhood in Brooklyn.

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This bitingly funny debut from Palestinian writer/director Maha Haj traces the dissatisfactions of an intergenerational dispersed Arab family living in Nazareth, Ramallah and Sweden.

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One of India's finest actors, Om Puri will be most fondly remembered for his role in Damien O’Donnell’s hugely entertaining comedy which explored the tensions between a Pakistani patriarch and the family he is raising with his English wife in 1970s Salford.

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In this powerful debut documentary Ramallah-based director Mohanad Yaqubi looks at the struggle of the Palestinian people to produce an image on their own terms in the 60s and 70s, with the establishment of the Palestine Film Uni as part of the PLO.

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Maysaloun Hamoud's spiky, compelling debut feature is an eye-opening portrait of three strong, independent minded Israeli-Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv.

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From 19:40 join us for Deaf Conversations About Cinema, an informal discussion featuring simultaneous BSL (British Sign Language) interpretation about the themes of Menashe in the Café/Bar (Deaf and hearing audience members are both most welcome).

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Tue 12 - Mon 18 Dec

James Franco directs and stars in this hilarious and affectionate true story of the making of The Room (which has famously been called 'the Citizen Kane of bad movies'), one of the most beloved cult classics of all time.

Read More - The Disaster Artist Book Tickets for The Disaster Artist

Internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei's expansive and sobering documentary on the current migration crisis - one that gives a sense of both its staggering scale and its profoundly personal impact.

Read More - Human Flow Book Tickets for Human Flow

Legendary director Takashi Miike (Ichi The Killer, 13 Assassins) returns with his latest film (his 100th!), a bloodsoaked samurai epic about an immortal seeking revenge.

Read More - Blade of the Immortal Book Tickets for Blade of the Immortal

A young widower struggles to appease Orthodox tradition and raise his son without a mother in this touching and funny drama, shot in Yiddish in a camera-shy Hassidic neighbourhood in Brooklyn.

Read More - Menashe Book Tickets for Menashe

Join us for this pre-Christmas family treat as everyone’s favourite big hearted, marmalade loving, Peruvian bear returns with a triumphant sequel (a "full on charm offensive of a movie") to the 2014 smash hit.

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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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A fascinating behind-the-scenes account of the life and work of Salim Shaheen, the Ed Wood of Afghanistan.

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The opening film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, director Arnaud Desplechin’s latest follows a filmmaker whose life is turned upside down when a former lover who had disappeared without trace some two decades previous, suddenly reappears.

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Legendary Chinese director Jia Zhangke (A Touch of Sin) returns with a decades-spanning drama abotu a young woman who marries for money, a parable of China's embrace of materialism and the ways it has affected the bonds of family and tradition.

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François Ozon’s new sleek but gleefully irreverent erotic thriller sees the prolific French auteur ramping up the sexual tension while keeping his tongue firmly in his cheek.

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A byword for brilliant acting and classy French allure, Jeanne Moreau, the queen of the French New Wave who combined sharp intelligence and smouldering sexuality, was at her peak as the object of the affections of two best friends in François Truffaut’s romantic drama Jules et Jim.

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The social and economic issues of provincial France are explored through the medium of education in this new film by Laurent Cantet as he captures the jostling tensions between a group of antsy teenagers attending a writing workshop and their teacher’s attempts to guide them.

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Michel Hazanavicius (Oscar-winning director of The Artist) delivers a brilliantly realised glimpse into the life of iconoclastic French filmmaking legend Jean-Luc Godard, his search for inspiration in late 1960s Paris and his subsequent spiralling into philosophical and romantic crisis.

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