What's on this week Fri 15 - Thu 21 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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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

Join us for this 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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In this Lunchtime Talk, Catherine Allen and Emma Hughes from Limina will explore what they have learned so far about Virtual Reality audiences in a cultural context, focusing on the Limina VR Weekender held at Watershed.

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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 about 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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Frank Capra's timeless story of redemption and hope tells of how George Bailey, a good man who has descended into despair, is shown how loved he is by everyone in his community and what life would look like without him.

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A special evening with Greg Sestero, star of cult favourite The Room, with two screenings and a Q&A.

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Fri 22 - Thu 28 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

Join us for this 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.

Read More - Paddington 2 Book Tickets for Paddington 2

Frank Capra's timeless story of redemption and hope tells of how George Bailey, a good man who has descended into despair, is shown how loved he is by everyone in his community and what life would look like without him.

Read More - It's A Wonderful Life Book Tickets for It's A Wonderful Life

Sherpa director Jennifer Peedom explores the nature of our modern fascination with mountains in this mind-blowing symphony of images and sound.

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One of film’s most instantly recognised stars, Sir Roger Moore's tally of seven Bond films began in 1973 with Live and Let Die, bringing a level of irreverence and knowingness to his interpretation of Ian Flemings classic spy that proved integral the actor’s enduring appeal.

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Relive Damien Chazelle's dazzlingly stylised homage to the classic Hollywood musical as Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star as an ambitious jazz pianist and an aspiring actress who fall in love while pursuing their dreams of stardom.

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In the hands of the peerless Powell and Pressburger love does indeed become a matter of life and death in this audacious, inventive and mischievous romantic masterpiece where the love between squadron leader David Niven and radio operator Kim Hunter causes a mistake in heaven.

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This year's Oscar® winner for Best Film and a bonafide masterpiece, here's another chance for you to catch one of our favourite films of this or any other year. A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight is a film that simply demands to be seen.

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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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Film of the year in many a end of year poll, including Sight & Sound, Jordan Peele's brilliant horror-satire combined genuine thrills with a no-holds-barred critique of black-white relations.

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Swing dancing has exploded over the last few years, both world-wide and right here in Bristol. This joyous film shows what makes this community so special, and is a vibrant feel-good celebration of being alive.

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Fri 29 Dec - Thu 4 Jan

Join us for this 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.

Read More - Paddington 2 Book Tickets for Paddington 2

Sherpa director Jennifer Peedom explores the nature of our modern fascination with mountains in this mind-blowing symphony of images and sound.

Read More - Mountain Book Tickets for Mountain

Find out our opening times over the festive period

Read More - Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Relive Damien Chazelle's dazzlingly stylised homage to the classic Hollywood musical as Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star as an ambitious jazz pianist and an aspiring actress who fall in love while pursuing their dreams of stardom.

Read More - La La Land Book Tickets for La La Land

In the hands of the peerless Powell and Pressburger love does indeed become a matter of life and death in this audacious, inventive and mischievous romantic masterpiece where the love between squadron leader David Niven and radio operator Kim Hunter causes a mistake in heaven.

Read More - A Matter of Life and Death Book Tickets for A Matter of Life and Death

This year's Oscar® winner for Best Film and a bonafide masterpiece, here's another chance for you to catch one of our favourite films of this or any other year. A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight is a film that simply demands to be seen.

Read More - Moonlight Book Tickets for Moonlight

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

Film of the year in many a end of year poll, including Sight & Sound, Jordan Peele's brilliant horror-satire combined genuine thrills with a no-holds-barred critique of black-white relations.

Read More - Get Out Book Tickets for Get Out

In Philip Kaufman’s space race drama, which tells the story of America’s Mercury Seven astronauts, actor and playwright Sam Shepherd received an Oscar nomination for his role as U.S Air Force General Chuck Yeager’s bid to become an astronaut after becoming the first man to break the sound barrier.

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As a New Year treat and to celebrate the release of Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool, we're delighted to present two Gloria Grahame films for the price of one in this double bill featuring a pair of her most iconic performances.

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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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Benedict Cumberbatch narrates this cinematic journey into the world of mindfulness and Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh.

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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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Another chance to catch Sean Baker's visionary take on the wild ups and dangerous downs of life in America's underbelly, The Florida Project was one of our highlights of 2017.

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One of our favourite films of 2017, this gorgeous and moving adaptation of André Acriman's acclaimed novel, directed by Luca Guadagnino, is a sun-kissed queer love story about the relationship between a 17-year-old and an older man.

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Fri 5 - Thu 11 Jan

Benedict Cumberbatch narrates this cinematic journey into the world of mindfulness and Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Read More - Walk With Me Book Tickets for Walk With Me

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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