Woman at War  12A  S

Woman at War
Until Sun 26 May
Film
Benedikt Erlingsson follows up his 2013 hit Of Horses and Men with this warm-hearted and utterly unique look at an Icelandic eco-warrior juggling environmental action and foster motherhood.

Amazing Grace  U  

Amazing Grace
Until Thu 30 May
Film
Almost 50 years after technical issues scuppered its original release, Sydney Pollack’s concert film about Aretha Franklin’s legendary gospel album Amazing Grace finally makes it to the big screen, and is already being hailed as one of the finest music documentaries ever made.

High Life  18  

High Life
Until Thu 30 May
Film
Claire Denis makes her English language debut with this strange, sexual and totally surreal sorta-sci-fi starring Robert Pattinson as a criminal on a mysterious space mission.

Beats  18  

Beats
Until Thu 30 May
Film
A universal story of friendship, rebellion and the irresistible power of gathered youth, set to an electrifying 1990s rave soundtrack, Beats is a bittersweet coming of age story set in a small town in Scotland.

Birds of Passage  15  PS

Birds of Passage
Until Sun 26 May
Film
Following up on the promise shown in his 2015 hit Embrace of The Serpent, director Ciro Guerra takes on the mob epic in his latest tale about indigenous traditions and the corrupting forces of wealth and power, set against the backdrop of the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970s.

XY Chelsea  15  

XY Chelsea
Until Thu 30 May
Film
The historic story of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, whose 35-year sentence in an all-male maximum security prison was commuted by President Obama in 2017.

John McEnroe: In The Realm of Perfection  12A  

John McEnroe in the Realm of Perfection
Until Thu 30 May
Film
Perhaps the greatest film ever made about tennis and one of the best films about the medium of cinema itself, Julien Faraut's entertaining, imaginative and innovative archive documentary about the notoriously temperamental tennis world champion John McEnroe is like no other sports film you’ve ever seen.

Arctic  12A  

Arctic
Until Thu 30 May
Film
After becoming the sole survivor of an air crash, Mads Mikkelsen battles against the elements in this intense snowbound survival thriller, shot on location in the frozen grandeur of Iceland’s polar wilderness.

Okido Art & Science Workshop (Nature)

OKIDO Art & Science Workshop (Breathing) - BRISTOL
Today at 10:00, 10:45
Event
Want to know more about our natural world? OKIDO Magazine and Let’s Make Art present a fabulous family workshop all about this very thing, especially designed for curious 3-7 year olds

Festival of Ideas: Denial screening + Deborah Lipstadt  12A  

Festival of Ideas: Deborah Lipstadt + Denial screening
Today at 11:00
Film
Following a screening of Denial, the true-life procedural drama about the courtroom showdown between Jewish historian Deborah Lipstadt and notorious Holocaust denier David Irving, Deborah Lipstadt joins us to discuss what can be done to combat Antisemitism.

Alien  15   Lost in Space

Alien
Today at 12:00
Film
Psychological horror met an ice-cold sci-fi universe in Ridley Scott's visually unique and (still) incredibly scary masterpiece, its pervading, gloomy atmosphere and sense of lonely terror ensuring its cementing as a touchstone in the annals of sci-fi horror.

The Big Knights  U  

The Big Knights
Mon 27 - Fri 31 May
Film
Join bellowing brothers Sir Boris and Sir Morris in a remastered compilation of the best bits of their much-loved BBC TV series The Big Knights, from the talented creators of Peppa Pig. Narrated by Brian Blessed and others, it's wickedly witty and immensely endearing.

Booksmart  15  

Booksmart
Mon 27 May - Thu 6 June
Film
Actor Olivia Wilde makes her directorial debut with this razor-sharp female-fronted comedy about two A-grade students on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

Preview: My Friend The Polish Girl + Q&A  18 (CTBA)  

Preview: My Friend The Polish Girl + Q&A
Thu 30 May 18:00
Film
Borrowing elements from cinema verité and video blogging, My Friend the Polish Girl follows an American filmmaker attempts to make a documentary about the lives of migrants in post-Brexit referendum London.

The instant of things: How modern tech affects our food consumption Lunchtime Talk

The instant of things: How modern tech affects our food consumption
Fri 31 May 13:00
Talk
In this Lunchtime Talk Studio Resident, Chef and Visual Artist, Jasmine Creusson joins us to discuss everything from food sustainability to her sellout food events, Four. There may even be a tasty treat or two.

Freedom Fields  PG  PS

Preview: Freedom Fields + director Q&A
Fri 31 May - Thu 6 June
Film
Through the nuances of football, social change and sisterhood, this inspiring documentary by Libyan director Naziha Arebi shares the journey of three women and their football team as they navigate an ever-changing post-revolution Libya.

Sunset  15  S

Sunset
Fri 31 May - Thu 6 June
Film
Hungarian director Lászlo Nemes follows up the success of his Cannes winner Son of Saul with this feverishly ambitious mystery drama about a young girl who grows up to become a strong and fearless woman in Budapest on the eve of World War I.

Thunder Road  15  

Thunder Road
Fri 31 May - Thu 6 June
Film
Jim Cummings writes, directs and stars as a emotionally unstable cop in this darkly funny mix of comedy and tragedy, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW.

Booksmart  15  

Booksmart
Mon 27 May - Thu 6 June
Film
Actor Olivia Wilde makes her directorial debut with this razor-sharp female-fronted comedy about two A-grade students on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

Freedom Fields  PG  PS

Preview: Freedom Fields + director Q&A
Fri 31 May - Thu 6 June
Film
Through the nuances of football, social change and sisterhood, this inspiring documentary by Libyan director Naziha Arebi shares the journey of three women and their football team as they navigate an ever-changing post-revolution Libya.

Sunset  15  S

Sunset
Fri 31 May - Thu 6 June
Film
Hungarian director Lászlo Nemes follows up the success of his Cannes winner Son of Saul with this feverishly ambitious mystery drama about a young girl who grows up to become a strong and fearless woman in Budapest on the eve of World War I.

Thunder Road  15  

Thunder Road
Fri 31 May - Thu 6 June
Film
Jim Cummings writes, directs and stars as a emotionally unstable cop in this darkly funny mix of comedy and tragedy, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW.

Belle de Jour  18  S Peter Strickland and the Scala

Belle de Jour
Sun 2 June 12:00
Film
Whilst languidly probing the trials of exploring sexuality and the consequences of leading secret lives, Luis Buñuel’s sadomasochistic playground lingers in the discomfort and comedy of the games people play, and the distressing disconnect from intimacy that drives desperate and dark decisions.

Cinéphiles

High Life
Until Mon 3 Jun
Event
Cinéphiles is a film discussion group that meets once a month to discuss films chosen from Watershed's programme. All are welcome.

Preview: In Fabric + Director Q&A with Peter Strickland  18 (CTBA)  

Preview: In Fabric + Director Q&A with Peter Strickland
Thu 6 June 18:00
Film
Peter Strickland's (Berberian Sound Studio, Duke of Burgundy) latest is a darkly funny, sensuous and surreal story about a piece of killer couture: a cursed red dress that perfectly fits whoever buys it.

Gloria Bell  15  

Gloria Bell
Fri 7 - Thu 13 June
Film
In a bold move by Chilean director Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman, Disobedience), Gloria Bell is an English language remake of his own acclaimed 2013 film Gloria, this time starring Julianne Moore as a divorced mother having a coming-of-age experience later in life.

Dirty God  18 (CTBA)  

Dirty God
Fri 7 - Thu 13 June
Film
This powerful drama, the first English language film from acclaimed Dutch director Sacha Polak (Hemel, Zurich), tells the story of a young woman rebuilding her life after an acid attack leaves her with severe burns.

Gloria Bell  15  

Gloria Bell
Fri 7 - Thu 13 June
Film
In a bold move by Chilean director Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman, Disobedience), Gloria Bell is an English language remake of his own acclaimed 2013 film Gloria, this time starring Julianne Moore as a divorced mother having a coming-of-age experience later in life.

Dirty God  18 (CTBA)  

Dirty God
Fri 7 - Thu 13 June
Film
This powerful drama, the first English language film from acclaimed Dutch director Sacha Polak (Hemel, Zurich), tells the story of a young woman rebuilding her life after an acid attack leaves her with severe burns.

Eraserhead  15   Peter Strickland and the Scala

Eraserhead
Sun 9 June 12:00
Film
A dream of dark and troubling things, don’t miss this rare chance to experience the entrancing atmosphere of one of David Lynch’s most revered cult classics.

South West Gin Celebration: Free Tasting Event

South West Gin Celebration: Free Tasting Event
Tue 11 June 18:00
To get you in the mood for long sun-filled summer days we're showcasing some of the South West’s finest artisan gins made using traditional skills and the best natural ingredients, kicking off in style with this free tasting event.

In The Dark presents… Forest 404: Podcast Listening Party + Makers Q&A

In The Dark presents… Forest 404: Podcast Listening Party + Makers Q&A
Tue 11 June 18:00
Event
Dim the lights and enter the post-biological world of Forest 404, for an exclusive audio screening of this immersive new eco-thriller from the BBC.

Chilly Gonzales: Shut Up and Play the Piano  15  PS Doc'n Roll

Shut Up and Play the Piano
Wed 12 June 18:00
Film
Truth, fiction and mischief collide in this playful documentary as we follow the Grammy-winning Chilly Gonzales from his native Montreal to late 1990s Berlin, and via Paris to the world’s great philharmonic halls.

A Season in France  12A  S

A Season in France
Thu 13 - Thu 20 June
Film
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's soul-searching film focusing on an African father who flees his war-torn country for France, where he falls in love with a Frenchwoman.

Mantra: Sounds into Silence + Kirtan Experience  15   Doc'n Roll

Mantra: Sounds into Silence + Q&A
Thu 13 June 20:30
Film
Harmony, healing and shared humanity. This documentary provides a moving portrait of the practice of Kirtan and the people from all walks of life and cultural traditions who seek inner peace by singing mantras together.

Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records + Q&A  15   Doc'n Roll

Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records + Q&A
Fri 14 June 18:00
Film
Rudeboy is a documentary about the love affair between Jamaican and British youth culture told through the prism of one of the most iconic labels in the history of black music, Trojan Records.

Diego Maradona  18 (CTBA)  

Diego Maradona
Fri 14 - Thu 20 June
Film
After providing the definitive portrait of motor racing star Ayrton Senna, director Asif Kapadia turns his focus onto another of South America’s most iconic sport stars with this stunning portrait of the controversial, yet sublimely talented Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona.

We the Animals  15  

We the Animals
Fri 14 - Thu 20 June
Film
Documentarian Jeremiah Zagar’s debut narrative feature is a fluid, dream-like adaptation of Justin Torres’ best-selling autobiographical novel about a mixed-race family with three inseparable young sons in upstate New York.

Stories from She Punks + Directors' Q&A  15   Doc'n Roll

Stories from She Punks + Directors Q&A
Sat 15 June 15:00
Film
Loud, fearless and (un)typical girls: Gina Birch (The Raincoats) and Helen Reddington (The Chefs), musicians and punk icons turned film directors, serve up a fascinating documentary built on new interviews with the women who played instruments in punk bands in the 1970s.

A Season in France  12A  S

A Season in France
Thu 13 - Thu 20 June
Film
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's soul-searching film focusing on an African father who flees his war-torn country for France, where he falls in love with a Frenchwoman.

Diego Maradona  18 (CTBA)  

Diego Maradona
Fri 14 - Thu 20 June
Film
After providing the definitive portrait of motor racing star Ayrton Senna, director Asif Kapadia turns his focus onto another of South America’s most iconic sport stars with this stunning portrait of the controversial, yet sublimely talented Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona.

We the Animals  15  

We the Animals
Fri 14 - Thu 20 June
Film
Documentarian Jeremiah Zagar’s debut narrative feature is a fluid, dream-like adaptation of Justin Torres’ best-selling autobiographical novel about a mixed-race family with three inseparable young sons in upstate New York.

Deep Red  18  S Peter Strickland and the Scala

Deep Red
Sun 16 June 12:00
Film
Stylised to within an inch of its life, director Dario Argento takes us on a giddy ride through one of the most influential genres in film history in this landmark Italian giallo horror, packed full of vibrant violence and chophouse effects.

It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story  15   Doc'n Roll

It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story
Sun 16 June 14:00
Film
It Must Schwing! tells the moving story of Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff - founders legendary New York jazz label Blue Note Records - who shared a passionate love of jazz, and of their profound belief in equality and freedom for every single human being.