What's on this week Sat 23 - Fri 29 June

Hereditary 15

Film Hereditary

Until Thu 28 June

Branded the 'scariest horror movie in years' following its premiere at Sundance earlier in the year, Ari Aster's disturbing spook show, featuring a bravura performance by Toni Collette, is a domestic thriller about the most frightening ghosts of all: the spirits within.

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The Happy Prince 15 (PS)

Film The Happy Prince

Until Thu 28 June

Rupert Everett - who writes, directs and stars in this magnificent drama - was born to play Oscar Wilde, and this, Everett's "11th-hour masterpiece" (The Times) focuses on Wilde's final years following his notorious trial and imprisonment for "gross indecency".

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The Happy Prince 15 (PS) Cinébabies

Film The Happy Prince

Mon 25 June 11:00

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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Arcadia 12A

Film Arcadia

Until Thu 28 June

Scouring 100 years of footage from the BFI National Archive, BAFTA®-winner Paul Wright constructs an exhilarating study of Britain’s shifting - and contradictory - relationship to the land.

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In the Fade 18 (PS)

Film In the Fade

Until Thu 28 June

Diane Kruger picked up the Best Actress prize in Cannes for her role in this riveting thriller, winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, about a grieving woman searching for justice.

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Young Frankenstein 12A Frankenstein 200

Film Young Frankenstein

Sun 24 June 12:00

One of the funniest films ever made, Mel Brooks’ marvellously crafted, beautifully shot comedic homage to James Whale’s 1931 classic Frankenstein is both a loving tribute and a raucous, irreverent parody of the classic horror movies of the 1930’s.

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Crowhurst + Q&A 12A

Film Crowhurst

Sun 24 June 13:40

The story of troubled sailor Donald Crowhurst has attracted a lot of attention from filmmakers with two adaptations this year alone. Brit indie horror director Simon Rumley (The Living and the Dead) has produced his own provocative take on this most unusual of heroic tales.

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The Inertia Variations 15 Doc'n Roll Festival

Film The Inertia Variations

Wed 27 June 20:50

This moving documentary gives meaningful insight into the life and work of The The's Matt Johnson as he struggles with creative inertia whilst facing the challenge of writing new work.

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George Michael: Freedom - The Director's Cut 18 Doc'n Roll Festival

Film George Michael: Freedom - The Director's Cut + Q&A

Thu 28 June 21:00

Described as a “modern day Elvis” by Liam Gallagher, any fan of George Michael will be interested in this documentary revealing how he became one of the biggest pop stars of the world.

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Leave No Trace PG

Film Leave No Trace

Fri 29 June - Thu 5 July

Winter's Bone director Debra Granik returns with this powerful, haunting film about a 13-year-old girl living off the grid with her war vet father.

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Freak Show 12A Queer Vision

Film Freak Show

Fri 29 June - Thu 5 July

Based on the award-winning cult novel by legendary club kid James St. James, Freak Show is a wonderfully queer fish out of water high school comedy/drama about a gay teen who decides to enter the Homecoming Queen contest.

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About A Badly Drawn Boy + Director Q&A 18 Doc'n Roll Festival

Film About A Badly Drawn Boy + Director Q&A

Fri 29 June 20:00

This in-depth documentary all about musician Damon Gough (AKA Badly Drawn Boy) looks at the legacy of his iconic and Mercury Prize winning album The Hour of Bewilderbeast, eighteen years after its original release in 2000.

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Sat 30 June - Fri 6 July

Leave No Trace PG

Film Leave No Trace

Fri 29 June - Thu 5 July

Winter's Bone director Debra Granik returns with this powerful, haunting film about a 13-year-old girl living off the grid with her war vet father.

Read More - Book Tickets for Leave No Trace

Freak Show 12A Queer Vision

Film Freak Show

Fri 29 June - Thu 5 July

Based on the award-winning cult novel by legendary club kid James St. James, Freak Show is a wonderfully queer fish out of water high school comedy/drama about a gay teen who decides to enter the Homecoming Queen contest.

Read More - Book Tickets for Freak Show

Pure Love: The Voice of Ella Fitzgerald 18 Doc'n Roll Festival

Film Pure Love: The Voice of Ella Fitzgerald

Sat 30 June 14:00

This extraordinary documentary about the legendary Queen Of Jazz - Ella Fitzgerald - looks at the secret behind her timeless voice that could melt chocolate.

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The Wedding Present: Something Left Behind + Director Q&A 18 Doc'n Roll Festival

Film The Wedding Present: Something Left Behind + Director Q&A

Sat 30 June 16:00

The story of The Wedding Present's much-heralded 1987 debut album George Best, exploring the 30 year lifespan of a record that has come to define youth in the minds of so many and has been labelled the greatest break-up album of all time.

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The Orphanage 15 (S) Haunted Houses

Film The Orphanage

Sun 1 July 12:00

A shiver of fear runs right through Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona's (A Monster Calls) debut - a gothic frightener about a long-abandoned orphanage with a particularly troubling past, that plays brilliantly on our profound yet unacknowledged fear of children.

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Chasing 'Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary 18 Doc'n Roll Festival

Film Chasing 'Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Sun 1 July 15:00

Documentarian John Scheinfeld gives jazz titan John Coltrane his cinematic due in this comprehensive and engrossing look at the most accomplished tenor sax player and jazz composer the world has ever seen.

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Cinéphiles

Event Cinéphiles

Until Mon 2 July

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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Best of British Competition Screening 18 (CTBA) Queer Vision

Film Best of British Competition Screening

Wed 4 July 18:30

Join us to vote for Bristol’s Selection for Iris Prize’s Best of British competition. Queer Vision is a selection partner for the Iris Prize - whose focus is excellence in LGBT+ storytelling on screen.

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Time Trial 18

Film Time Trial

Thu 5 July 18:00

Ahead of the Bristol Grand Prix, Bristol’s City Centre Bike Race, take a sensory ride through the thrills and hardships of professional bike racing in this immersive documentary following ageing pro cyclist David Millar’s final season.

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Whitney 15

Film Whitney

Fri 6 - Thu 12 July

Oscar®-winning director Kevin Macdonald (Marley, Touching The Void) directs this intimate portrait of the work and life of Whitney Houston, one made with full access to her family and collaborators.

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Postcards from the 48% 12A

Film Postcards from the 48%

Fri 6 - Thu 12 July

Whilst Brexit may mean Brexit this insightful documentary gives a voice to the 48% of UK citizens who voted to remain in the 2016 EU Referendum.

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Preview: The Miseducation of Cameron Post 15 Queer Vision

Film Miseducation of Cameron Post

Fri 6 July 20:40

This Sundance winner is a poignant and compassionate story from director Desiree Akhavan - who sensitively adapts an acclaimed coming-of-age novel to create a refreshingly original teen movie.

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Sat 7 - Fri 13 July

Whitney 15

Film Whitney

Fri 6 - Thu 12 July

Oscar®-winning director Kevin Macdonald (Marley, Touching The Void) directs this intimate portrait of the work and life of Whitney Houston, one made with full access to her family and collaborators.

Read More - Book Tickets for Whitney

Whitney 15 Cinébabies

Film Whitney

Mon 9 July 11:00

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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Postcards from the 48% 12A

Film Postcards from the 48%

Fri 6 - Thu 12 July

Whilst Brexit may mean Brexit this insightful documentary gives a voice to the 48% of UK citizens who voted to remain in the 2016 EU Referendum.

Read More - Book Tickets for Postcards from the 48%

Under the Shadow 15 (S) Haunted Houses

Film Under the Shadow

Sun 8 July 12:00

The politically charged, spine-chilling debut from Iranian director Babak Anvari delivered a tense and atmospheric thriller set in a haunted Tehran apartment during the terrifying final days of the Iran-Iraq War.

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Best of Iris Prize 18 Queer Vision

Film Iris Best of

Sun 8 July 15:00

Once again the quality of the 2017 Iris Prize shorts were incredible and Bristol Pride are very proud to be a partner to the festival. The Queer Vision team have hand-picked a selection of the best.

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Sidney and Friends + Director Q&A 15 (PS) Queer Vision

Film Sidney and Friends + Director Q&A

Mon 9 July 18:30

A heartfelt exploration of the hopes, dreams, and everyday reality of a group of intersex and transgender friends in Kenya.

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Best of Flare shorts 18 (CTBA) Queer Vision

Film Best of Flare shorts

Wed 11 July 18:30

The BFI Flare film festival is one of the biggest and best LGBT+ Film festival in the world and the Bristol Pride team attends to make selections for Queer Vision.

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IGLAB 06

Event IGLAB 02

Wed 11 July 18:45

Join us for the final editon 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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Pin Cushion 15

Film Pin Cushion

Fri 13 - Thu 19 July

British writer/director Deborah Haywood’s debut feature tells the heartbreaking yet charming story of a mother and daughter who struggle to escape bullies, and the terrible strain it puts on them and their relationship.

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First Reformed 15

Film First Reformed

Fri 13 - Thu 19 July

The pastor of a small New England church finds his faith tested after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife in this taut, chilling thriller from director Paul Schrader.

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Enter the Dragon 18

Film Enter the Dragon

Fri 13 July 20:50

Bruce Lee remains one of cinema’s most iconic and enduring figures. To mark 45 years this month since his tragic death and to celebrate his life and legacy, join us for this special screening of his final, and most enduring, film.

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Sat 14 - Fri 20 July

Pin Cushion 15

Film Pin Cushion

Fri 13 - Thu 19 July

British writer/director Deborah Haywood’s debut feature tells the heartbreaking yet charming story of a mother and daughter who struggle to escape bullies, and the terrible strain it puts on them and their relationship.

Read More - Book Tickets for Pin Cushion

Pin Cushion 15 Cinébabies

Film Pin Cushion

Mon 16 July 11:00

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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First Reformed 15

Film First Reformed

Fri 13 - Thu 19 July

The pastor of a small New England church finds his faith tested after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife in this taut, chilling thriller from director Paul Schrader.

Read More - Book Tickets for First Reformed

The Babadook 15 Haunted Houses

Film The Babadook

Sun 15 July 12:00

In this expertly unsettling horror, Australian director Jennifer Kent exerts a masterly control over this tense supernatural tale about a children’s book that one single mother should never have opened.

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Ex Libris: The New York Public Library 18 (CTBA)

Film Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Sun 15 July 13:30

Legendary documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman turns his inquisitive eye behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions in the world: the New York Public Library.

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NHS 70: A Picture of Health

Film NHS 70: Historic Health Films

Sun 15 July 15:00

Join us to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions and appreciate the vital role that health care professionals play in our lives at this special screening of historic films and clips to celebrate 70 years of the National Health Service in Bristol.

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Deaf Conversations About Cinema: Pin Cushion

Talk Deaf Conversations About Cinema: Pin Cushion

Mon 16 July 19:30

From 19:30 join us for Deaf Conversations About Cinema, an informal discussion featuring simultaneous BSL (British Sign Language) interpretation about the themes of Pin Cushion in the Café/Bar (Deaf and hearing audience members are both most welcome).

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Preview: Apostasy + Director Q&A 15

Film Preview: Apostasy + Director Q&A

Thu 19 July 18:00

Written and directed by Daniel Kokotajlo, a former Jehovah's Witness, this is a remarkable, authentic, and rare insight into the complex nature of faith, family, duty and love.

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A Prayer Before Dawn 18

Film A Prayer Before Dawn

Fri 20 - Thu 26 July

Brutal, bloody and bone-shaking - this is the gutsy true story of Billy Moore, a young English boxer incarcerated in two of Thailand’s most violent prisons who learns Muay Thai in order to survive.

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