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1 Canon's Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX
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1917

1917
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch

Lance Corporals Schofield (MacKay) and Blake (Chapman) are given the job of hand-delivering a message to another unit, across the mud and misery of the trenches. It suffers from simplistic dialogue and flat characterisation, but it’s visually impressive and a respectable, heartfelt tribute to the sacrifice of WWI.

Tue 28 Jan
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A Hidden Life

A Hidden Life
  • 2019
  • US / Germany
  • 2h 53min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Terence Malick
  • Cast: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Michael Nyqvist

A World War II drama directed by Terence Malick following a man who refuses to fight for the Nazis.

Tue 28 Jan
Wed 29 Jan
Thu 30 Jan

Little Women

Little Women
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • U
  • Directed by: Greta Gerwig
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Chris Cooper

Adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel about a group of sisters growing up after the American Civil War. Gerwig’s affection and respect for the book is obvious but she boldly captures the transition from childhood to womanhood by playing with structure; an outstanding cast and skilful filmmaking make it a beautifully crafted tale of sisterhood, memory and authorship.

Tue 28 Jan
Wed 29 Jan

The Personal History of David Copperfield

The Personal History of David Copperfield
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 59min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Armando Iannucci
  • Cast: Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Aneurin Barnard, Ben Whishaw, Morfydd Clark, Peter Capaldi, Gwendoline Christie, Benedict Wong, Paul Whitehouse, Daisy May Cooper

David (Patel) is an ever-optimistic orphan who’s given shelter by poor but worthy Mr Micawber (Capaldi). Iannucci brings out the lighter side of Dickens, and the result is a sprightly, breezy and colourful crack at a classic, with a fabulous supporting cast and a perfect turn by Patel as the likeable hero.

Tue 28 Jan
Wed 29 Jan
Thu 30 Jan

Queen & Slim

Queen & Slim
  • 2019
  • US / Canada
  • 2h 12min
  • Directed by: Melina Matsoukas
  • Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Chloë Sevigny

Queen (Turner-Smith) and Slim (Kaluuya) are a mismatched duo whose Tinder date goes horribly wrong and puts them on the run in the American South. An oddball road movie with style, subtlety and low-key charm, burning with genuine about racism, written and directed by black women.

Wed 29 Jan

Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems
  • US
  • Directed by: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
  • Written by: 2019
  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Eric Bogosian, LaKeith Stanfield

Howard Ratner (Sandler) is a jeweller and compulsive gambler who finds himself pursued by collection men. A surging, sometimes very funny 80s-infused thriller; Sandler is sensational as the disreputable Howard and the film captures the anxiety and pace of the big city. Stressful but engrossing.

Tue 28 Jan
Wed 29 Jan
Thu 30 Jan

Waves

Waves
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • Directed by: Trey Edward Shults
  • Cast: Kelvin Harrison Jr, Taylor Russell, Lucas Hedges, Sterling K Brown

Tyler (Harrison Jr) is suffering from a wrestling injury; meanwhile, his sister Emily (Russell) falls in love with Luke (Hedges). Microbudget drama about addiction and family dysfunction, capturing the teen experience through creative flourishes that mimic Instagram and TikTok posts; captivating and hard-hitting.

Tue 28 Jan

Weathering with You

Weathering with You
  • 2019
  • Japan
  • 1h 51min
  • Directed by: Makoto Shinkai
  • Cast: Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Chieko Baishô

Hodaka (Daigo), a 16-year-old runaway, arrives in Tokyo and meets orphaned Hina (Mori), who seems to have special powers. An animated tale of adolescent romance set in a beautifully rendered Tokyo, it’s visually resplendent, even if it’s not quite up to director Shinkai’s sublime 2016 Your Name.

Tue 28 Jan
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Watershed

Watershed is a cross-artform venue and producer, with three cinema screens plus a cafe bar and events space. The building also houses the Pervasive Media Studio - a research space which brings together a network of over 100 artists, technologists and academics to explore the future of mobile and wireless media.

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