Watershed

Watershed Watershed champions engagement, imagination and ingenuity, working locally, nationally and globally from our home in Bristol, UK. Our home has three cinemas, event spaces, the Pervasive Media Studio and a Café & Bar.
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Watershed is a cross-artform venue and producer, sharing, developing and showcasing exemplary cultural ideas and talent.

Operating as usual

09/08/2021
Reclaim The Frame | The Fever | Q+A with director Maya Da-Rin

Join us on Mon 9 August 6.00pm BST, for a live online discussion to mark the UK release of acclaimed Brazilian film, THE FEVER with director Maya Da-Rin.

Live captions are available at: https://bit.ly/TheFever_RTFEventCaps

We would love to get your feedback on how to improve future events and screenings. Please take part in a quick survey: https://bit.ly/RTF_OnlineFeedback

For more information on THE FEVER plus how to watch in cinemas and on demand from 6 August see https://bit.ly/RTF_THEFEVER

We are looking for a Communications Manager!You will create, implement and assist in the management of Watershed's marke...
07/08/2021
Communications Manager

We are looking for a Communications Manager!

You will create, implement and assist in the management of Watershed's marketing and communications across all relevant channels with the following key areas of responsibility: press, print and media advertising, evaluation and research.

Don't worry if you haven't worked in a cultural organisation before, or in an organisation like Watershed. Perhaps you have experience in a corporate or education setting – which are very transferable contexts.

We want to hear from you - apply by Thu 9 Sept! All information below:

We are looking for a Communications Manager to assist in the management of Watershed's marketing and communications across all relevant channels with the aim of achieving growing engagement from all respective audiences and stakeholders.

05/08/2021

"Y'all wanna hear a story....?"

This week we're looking forward to opening one of the hottest films of the summer, Zola. The film is based on a viral 148-tweet thread from 2015 written by A'Ziah King (also known as Zola). She detailed the true tale of how she was lured into a weekend of exotic dancing, only for it to turn into a story of hustlers, pimps, s*x trafficking and jumping off balconies...

The increasingly wild road trip film (with a GREAT score from Mica Levi) has garnered rave reviews - come and see it when it opens on Friday. If you are unaware of the Twitter thread, it's been deleted from Zola's original Twitter account but has been posted on Imgur for posterity (obviously, spoilers included! wshd.to/zolaimgur).

For tickets and times visit wshd.to/zola.

The undisputed classic melodrama of Hollywood’s Golden Age - Now, Voyager is back in a gloriously restored new print! St...
05/08/2021
Now, Voyager

The undisputed classic melodrama of Hollywood’s Golden Age - Now, Voyager is back in a gloriously restored new print! Starring Bette Davis at the pinnacle of her career with her performance resulting in her sixth Best Actress Oscar nomination.

Check it out from tomorrow, see you there!

This classic, star-studded melodrama has been gloriously restored in a lovely new print. At once a tender love story, a taut psychological drama, and an inspiring tale of physical and spiritual transformation Bette Davis is at the pinnacle of her career with her performance resulting in her sixth "B...

04/08/2021
Have you ever seen a dragon take flight?!

Bristol-based theatremakers and Pervasive Media Studio residents Trigger are launching the world’s largest puppet to be powered by people (I know right!) in an epic free outdoor performance in Plymouth from Sat 14 Aug before soaring over the sea at sunset on Sun 15 Aug!

Here’s a sneak peek at the dragon and you can find out more about the event, details on how to get involved or make a trip of it this way: www.thehatchling.co.uk

Wow, a big thank you to everyone at Adventure Cinema and the Film & Food Fest! They are donating £2 for every ticket sol...
03/08/2021
Film & Food Fest

Wow, a big thank you to everyone at Adventure Cinema and the Film & Food Fest! They are donating £2 for every ticket sold for their 'An Evening of Short Film' - showcasing some of the region's finest independent filmmakers - on Thursday eve to Watershed. Thank you so much! ❤️

They have also kindly offered a discount code for £4 off (usual price £6) to anyone who would like to come on Thursday (we will still get the £2 donation as well - thank you!).

To get involved, head over to their website: www.filmandfoodfest.com/locations/bristol, select 'An Evening of Short Films', click book tickets and enter the code BRIS-THURS in the pop up window.

Don't forget to bring a blanket and your camping chair and we'll see you there at 18:00!

Film & Food Fest - 4 DAYS OF OUTDOOR CINEMA, STREET FOOD, LIVE COMEDY, SHORT FILMS, CRAFT BEERS, PROSECCO, GIN & COCKTAILS...

What a treat - our Wong Kar Wai season kicks off TOMORROW. We start with As Tears Go By, then Days of Being Wild, then C...
03/08/2021
The World of Wong Kar Wai

What a treat - our Wong Kar Wai season kicks off TOMORROW. We start with As Tears Go By, then Days of Being Wild, then Chungking Express... all this week. They all have pretty short runs so don't miss out!

With his lush and sensual visuals, pitch-perfect soundtracks, and soulful romanticism, Wong Kar Wai has established himself as one of the defining auteurs of contemporary cinema.

Wow, what a festival - thank you to everyone who made it out to Cinema Rediscovered in person or online.We've teamed up ...
02/08/2021
MUBI presents: The Harder They Come

Wow, what a festival - thank you to everyone who made it out to Cinema Rediscovered in person or online.

We've teamed up with MUBI UK & Ireland and Twelve30Collective to continue the celebration of Perry Henzell's work (No Place Like Home which premiered at the festival) with the online release of The Harder They Come, now available to stream on MUBI - get involved!

A revolutionary and ground-breaking film about music and the underbelly of Jamaican life, Perry Henzell’s cult classic and influential reggae movie starring singer Jimmy Cliff is powered by one of the most infectious scores in cinema history.

It’s nearly time to wind down and rediscover the movie trivia hidden in the recesses of your brain with the legendary Ci...
01/08/2021
ONLINE: Cinema Rediscovered Film Quiz

It’s nearly time to wind down and rediscover the movie trivia hidden in the recesses of your brain with the legendary Cinema Rediscovered Film Quiz! You can join in on the action in-person in the Café & Bar or online via YouTube this Sun 1 Aug at 20:00. Now you've just got to pick your team wisely....

Wind down and rediscover the movie trivia hidden in the recesses of your brain with a special Cinema Rediscovered Film Quiz from the comfort of your home via YouTube.

Wow - it's the last day of this year's Cinema Rediscovered festival already! Join us in-venue or online to get involved....
01/08/2021

Wow - it's the last day of this year's Cinema Rediscovered festival already! Join us in-venue or online to get involved.

Highlights include the UK Premiere of No Place Like Home + Q&A, a free online event: Who was William Friese-Green, a screening of In The Mood for Love over at our friends Curzon Cinema Clevedon and the legendary Cinema Rediscovered Quiz which will be taking place in Café & Bar and online this year - so everyone can join! wshd.to/cineredis

Wow - it's the last day of this year's Cinema Rediscovered festival already! Join us in-venue or online to get involved.

Highlights include the UK Premiere of No Place Like Home + Q&A, a free online event: Who was William Friese-Green, a screening of In The Mood for Love over at our friends Curzon Cinema Clevedon and the legendary Cinema Rediscovered Quiz which will be taking place in Café & Bar and online this year - so everyone can join! wshd.to/cineredis

As we mark the centenary of William Friese-Greene’s death, Bristol-born photographer, inventor and pioneer of cinematogr...
31/07/2021
Cinema Rediscovered: Who was William Friese-Greene? - Crowdcast

As we mark the centenary of William Friese-Greene’s death, Bristol-born photographer, inventor and pioneer of cinematography, it’s time to reassess his place in cinema history.

Join Bristol Ideas, film director and historian, Peter Domankiewicz and writer and commentator Sir Christopher Frayling for an online discussion chaired by Bryony Dixon in Who was William Friese-Greene? – exploring Friese-Greene, early British cinema and more this Sunday at 14:00.

As we mark the centenary of his death, it’s time to reassess the place of William Friese-Greene – Bristol-born photographer, inventor and pioneer of cinematography – in cinema history.

Goooood morning! How are you doing? Cinema Rediscovered continues today with a lush line-up of brand new restorations an...
31/07/2021

Goooood morning! How are you doing?

Cinema Rediscovered continues today with a lush line-up of brand new restorations and online talks and events! Highlights include the UK Premiere of The Story of a Three-Day Pass, A Portrait of the Animator as a Young Man and Black Paris - a conversation between Writer and Curator Karen Alexander and Mark Cosgrove (Watershed/Cinema Rediscovered Curator) exploring the appeal of Paris to Black Americans and the range and legacy of their creative presence in the city of love, taking place both in venue and online - join us! wshd.to/cineredis

Goooood morning! How are you doing?

Cinema Rediscovered continues today with a lush line-up of brand new restorations and online talks and events! Highlights include the UK Premiere of The Story of a Three-Day Pass, A Portrait of the Animator as a Young Man and Black Paris - a conversation between Writer and Curator Karen Alexander and Mark Cosgrove (Watershed/Cinema Rediscovered Curator) exploring the appeal of Paris to Black Americans and the range and legacy of their creative presence in the city of love, taking place both in venue and online - join us! wshd.to/cineredis

The backstory of how Melvin van Peebles came to make his debut feature film The Story of a Three-Day Pass is a reminder ...
30/07/2021
Black Paris

The backstory of how Melvin van Peebles came to make his debut feature film The Story of a Three-Day Pass is a reminder of how Paris was not just a centre of artistic expression but also where Black Americans writers, musicians and performers opposed American racism.

Join Writer and Curator Karen Alexander and Mark Cosgrove, Watershed’s Cinema Rediscovered Curator for Black Paris – an in-person and online discussion (depending on where you are!) this Saturday at 13:00 exploring the appeal of Paris to Black Americans and reflecting on the range and legacy of their creative presence in the city of love.

Writer and Curator Karen Alexander will be in conversation with Mark Cosgrove (Watershed/Cinema Rediscovered Curator) to explore the appeal of Paris to Black Americans and will explore the range and legacy of their creative presence in the city of love.

Hi folks, we are sorry but we've had to cancel our Cinema Rediscovered events that are due to take place in the theatre ...
30/07/2021
Peter Domankiewicz and Christopher Frayling: Who was William Friese-Greene?

Hi folks, we are sorry but we've had to cancel our Cinema Rediscovered events that are due to take place in the theatre at Arnolfini this weekend due to a team shortage. The Galleries, Bookshop and Harbourside Bar are planned to remain open...

We're delighted however that we have the opportunity to move The Open Road (with Live Music) event to Watershed and the Who was William Friese-Greene? event with Bristol Ideas, Peter Domankiewicz, Sir Christopher Frayling and Bryony Dixon has now moved online and will be free to take part! (wshd.to/whowaswilliamfriesegreene)

Please visit: wshd.to/cineredis for the rest of the festival programme still happening in and around Bristol.

Our Box Office team will be in touch with everyone who has booked a ticket next week to arrange a refund - again apologies for the disappointing news.

Thank you for you understanding.
Team Watershed 💓

As we mark the centenary of his death, Peter Domankiewicz and Sir Christopher Frayling reassess the place of William Friese-Greene – Bristol-born photographer, inventor and pioneer of cinematography – in cinema history.

Here's the schedule for Cinema Rediscovered today! See you in the building or online 💓More details here: wshd.to/cinered...
30/07/2021

Here's the schedule for Cinema Rediscovered today! See you in the building or online 💓

More details here: wshd.to/cineredis

Here's the schedule for Cinema Rediscovered today! See you in the building or online 💓

More details here: wshd.to/cineredis

Hi everyone, how's it going? Fancy some cinema this weekend? Limbo, The Sparks Brothers and The Most Beautiful Boy in th...
30/07/2021
What’s on guide to the cinema programme, films and events at Watershed, Bristol

Hi everyone, how's it going? Fancy some cinema this weekend?

Limbo, The Sparks Brothers and The Most Beautiful Boy in the World open today and Cinema Rediscovered continues with a brilliant line-up of screenings and online events - join us! watershed.co.uk/whatson

Current and upcoming cinema programme at a glance, day to day calendar of events with booking links, information on film seasons, festivals and other events at Watershed, Bristol.

Morning everyone, how are you doing? Wow, what an opening to Cinema Rediscovered! Join us for Day 2 of the festival with...
29/07/2021

Morning everyone, how are you doing? Wow, what an opening to
Cinema Rediscovered! Join us for Day 2 of the festival with some in person screenings and free online talks and panels. Check out the schedule, times and more: wshd.to/cineredis

Morning everyone, how are you doing? Wow, what an opening to
Cinema Rediscovered! Join us for Day 2 of the festival with some in person screenings and free online talks and panels. Check out the schedule, times and more: wshd.to/cineredis

Come and check out Reframing Film - a free online discussion with some of the most distinctive voices in film curation a...
28/07/2021
ONLINE: Reframing Film

Come and check out Reframing Film - a free online discussion with some of the most distinctive voices in film curation and archiving exploring the potential of reframing film heritage this Thu 29 July and Fri 30 July at 11:00.

There will also be an opportunity to chat with other cinema, distribution, and archive practitioners in an informal online meet-up, so don't miss out.

Some of the most distinctive voices in film curation and archiving come together to explore the potential of reframing film heritage.

Join us in-person or online via YouTube for the Philip French Memorial Lecture with author, critic and film historian Pa...
26/07/2021
Philip French Memorial Lecture: Pamela Hutchinson

Join us in-person or online via YouTube for the Philip French Memorial Lecture with author, critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson exploring the role of film critics in rethinking and reframing film heritage, the importance of looking back to understand and what’s happening in the film culture now this Wed 28 July at 18:00!

Author, critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson will explore the role of film critics in rethinking and reframing film heritage and the importance of looking back to understand and explore what’s happening in film culture right now.

We're looking for an HR Assistant to join the team. The postholder will support the employee experience by providing eff...
26/07/2021
HR Assistant

We're looking for an HR Assistant to join the team. The postholder will support the employee experience by providing effective HR administration to the organisation and contribute to an effective people management service.

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We're looking for someone to join and assist the HR Manager by providing effective HR administration to the organisation and contribute to an effective people management service.

If you can't make it in person to Cinema Rediscovered this week, fret not - we've got lots of free online talks and pane...
25/07/2021
Cinema Rediscovered 2021

If you can't make it in person to Cinema Rediscovered this week, fret not - we've got lots of free online talks and panel discussions, plus you can take part in the legendary Film Quiz from wherever you are in the world this year, so get involved!

They are all free, but you'll need to register in advance to book your space.

Cinema Rediscovered returns for its fifth edition this year from Wed 28 July – Sun 1 Aug, celebrating the return of the big screen experience with a line-up of brand new restorations and rediscoveries before going on a UK wide tour from Aug – Oct 2021.

23/07/2021
In the mood for.... cinema? Cinema Rediscovered is back in just under a week!

This is it! Cinema Rediscovered - our festival celebrating the return of the big screen experience kicks off this Wed 28 July.

Come join us for gorgeous new film restorations, cinematic rediscoveries, free streaming talks and panels, walks, quizzes, and more - plus, we've just released some more tickets, so don’t miss out!

22/07/2021
Riders of Justice opens this Friday

Anders Thomas Jensen returns with a darkly humourous revenge film starring Mads Mikkelsen (we love Mads Mikkelsen!). It follows a recently deployed soldier, Markus (Mads) who is forced to return home to care for his daughter when his wife dies in a tragic train accident but when a survivor of the crash claims foul play, Markus embarks on a mission to find those responsible.

Opens this Friday!
www.watershed.co.uk/whatson/10827/riders-of-justice

Hi everyone. As you probably know, the Government have confirmed that England will move to the final stage of easing loc...
15/07/2021
Going forward with care – some changes at Watershed

Hi everyone. As you probably know, the Government have confirmed that England will move to the final stage of easing lockdown restrictions on Mon 19 July. We wanted to let you know what this means for Watershed and the changes we’re making.

We have approached these decisions with the greatest of care, prioritising the access and inclusion of our staff, our customers and our audiences.

We know people and businesses are going to be moving at different speeds as we all approach this new period of adjustment and we’ll continue listening to your feedback and updating you regularly.

Read about the decisions we've made here, and if you have any feedback or questions, get in touch!

As you probably know, the Government have confirmed that England will move to the final stage of easing lockdown restrictions on Mon 19 July. We wanted to let you know what this means for Watershed and the changes we’re making.

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1 Canons Road, Harbourside
Bristol
BS1 5TX

Watershed is located just off the main City Centre, which is served by most local bus routes.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12pm - 10pm
Wednesday 12pm - 10pm
Thursday 12pm - 10:30pm
Friday 12pm - 10:30pm
Saturday 12pm - 10:30pm
Sunday 12pm - 10pm

Telephone

0117 927 5100

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After 18 months, lunch at our favourite café. Friendly, smiley staff. Scrummy food. 🍺🍔🍟 The app??? scrap the app
Still enough time to get your tickets for tonight's event. Booking closes at 2pm.... https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fly-online-festival-of-black-womens-film-in-recognition-of-iwd-month-tickets-138926622267
🥳💜Launching tomorrow! FLY! Festival of Black Women's Film is showing at a laptop near you in March 2021! 3 dynamic programmes across 9 dates. Book your FREE tickets NOW and Fly with us!
When will you announce dates & times for Possessor?
I hope you will open on Aug 7th
Why no showings of Harriet. Or. Hero nulric Cross films. V.remiss not to have either - Mark C. What's occurring.?
You should screen Kevin Smith's new movie Jay And Silent Bob Reboot, Park Circus Films are handling the release and its not going to multiplexes
Free filmmaking workshop for 16-24-year-olds at this year's Encounters Film Festival. To book a place email: [email protected]
With completion of our R&D we are proud to launch #3 of 3 Official Trailers for our latest work in progress “Turning Point” – supported by Arts Council England. For background & updates on Turning Point visit http://www.sweetpatootee.co.uk/sweet-patootee-arts/ Experimenting with period drama inspired by real stories from the British Caribbean, we now focus on the Black experience in the Americas after WW1. Our aim is compelling entertaining storytelling, and we really hope you like the results. But this is research and development after all – so please feel free to let us know what you think of our progress so far. A last word to praise all who have enabled us to reach this milestone: the women and veterans who told us their life-stories; our fantastic performers, creative team and consultants; inspirational workshop participants; and now all of you international viewers so generously sending us feedback, as we learn the lessons of this R&D stage. We haven’t come this far, to stand and admire our handiwork. Next comes the work of fundraising and preparation to get Turning Point’s main project up and running. But today we can afford a small breather to let all concerned, know how much you’re appreciated. Thank you - wonderfully well done! #artscouncilenglandsupported #storytelling #britishcouncil #windrush #harlemrenaissance #newnegroes #upfromslavery #blackexperience #ww1 #firstworldwar #diaspora #loversofblacktheatre #blackbritishcommunity #westindies #caribbeanstudies #sweetpatooteearts #turningpoint #perioddrama
Please will you show this,I am so excited to see it!! I know many other locally who'd love to see it too!! Thanks
If anyone has 1 ticket for sale for Ray and Liz on Sunday please message me!
From today at Watershed our Tribeca winning documentary Island of the Hungry Ghosts is out. Produced by Samm Haillay - Q&A with director Gabrielle Brady and the protagonist, torture and trauma therapist, Poh Lin Lee on Wed 16th Jan...Tickets available below... ★★★★★ "A revealing, thought-provoking, stunning film" THE UPCOMING ★★★★"Beautifully shot... The result is a work of Malickian grace" - TOTAL FILM ★★★★ "She wants us to feel the connection. She succeeds." - EYE FOR FILM ★★★★"It's rich in symbolism, and made more dreamy by an eerie score" - TIME OUT Powerful... Brady's film is a lyrical, dream-like journey into darkness" - THE GUARDIAN