20th Century Flicks:COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN:Dir: Robert Altman, 1982, USA, 109 minutes, Cert 15-Thu 5 September // 20:00Tickets: �5 (full) / �4 (concession)Set in a small Texan town near where Giant was filmed in 1955, a group of women who call themselves The Disciples of James Dean meet up in 1975 to mark the anniversary of the actors death. A long afternoon of nostalgia, self-examination, simmering tension and revelations ensues as they reflect on the time 20 years ago when their closeness to the star provided a trigger for change in all their lives. Directed by Robert Altman, based on Ed Gracyzyks play and featuring a wonderful ensemble cast that includes Cher, Karen Black and Sandy Dennis,Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean Deanis a remarkable film that has lived in the shadows for too long!Every month20th Century Flicks Video Shopselect afavouritefilm from their massive archive that has been overlooked, under-screened or just plain misunderstood.
Thu 5 Sep
ANIARADir: Pella Kagerman/Hugo Lilja, 2018, Sweden/Denmark, 107 mins, Cert: 18Wed 11 September // 20:00Tickets: �5 (full) / �4 (concession)Based on a concept by Nobel prize-winnerHarry Martinson,ANIARAis the story of one of the many spaceships used for transporting Earths fleeing population to their new home-planet Mars. But just as the ship leaves the destroyed Earth, she collides with space junk and is thrown off her course. The passengers slowly realize that theyll never be able to return.Emelie Jonssonstars asMR who runs a room where a sentient computer allows humans to experience near-spiritual memories of Earth. As the ship drifts further into the endless void and more passengers are in need of her services, pressure builds on MR as the only one who can keep the growing insanity and lethal depression at bay.Martinson first conceived of the idea back in 1956 against the backdrop of the Cold War and H-bomb testing and while its been interpreted in stage (and opera!) productions, this is the very first time that it has been put on film.
Wed 11 Sep
Bristol Link with Nicaragua in partnership with the Embassy of Nicaragua and Black History MonthANTOJOLOGIA DE CARL RIGBY+ Q and A with director Mara Jos lvarezDir: Mara Jos lvarez-Tue 8 October // 20:00Tickets: �5 (full) / �4 (concession)Carl Rigby Moses(1945 - 2017) is considered one of the pioneers of the NiCaribbean spoken word poetry. His poetic work incorporates performative elements, oscillating between social commentary and a critical dialogue with the Afro-descendant tradition of Central America. In more than half a century of intellectual work he produced a proliferative literary work scattered among unpublished poetry books, songs, tongue-twisters, and a Palabrario (word index) that included the various neologisms created by the poet, in addition to what he called versions: poetic pieces that were memorized in order to be recited with variations. Some of his poems were compiled in important literary anthologies and cultural supplements. He will be remembered as a Vital Poet who assumed an enormous commitment with the NiCaribbean culture and history.The film is the product of two years of conversations, poems, monologues and performances recorded at his home, studio, or during our strolls through the Old Managua or his native, Pearl Lagoon, in Nicaraguas South Caribbean. An attempt to capture and recover the unique discourse of this creator of words,sounds and concepts.Delving into Rigbys poetry, reveals to us the wondrous voice of someone who, we feel, must be known and remembered for making his life apoetic existence.The documentary Antojologa de Carl Rigby has been presented at internationally renowned festivals such as the Cartagena International Film Festival 2019 and the X International Film Festival Memory, Truth and Justice in GuatemalaThe director Mara Jos lvarez stands out as visual arts visual professional: film, photography and video. He did university studies in England, United State and Cuba. Her professional work is a result of her studies in philosophy, art history, image theory, film and screenplay production. She is director and film producer, documentary photographer and screenwriter for documentary film. In 1980, she founded in partnership with other colleagues the Nicaraguan Film Institute (INCINE). She is also member of the Nicaraguan Film Association (Asociacin Nicaragense de Cinematografa, ANCI). The filmmaker was founder of the bilingual publication Sunrise and the first regional television channel, the Bluefields, TV 9, developing both projects in the Atlantic Region Autonomy Context.
Tue 8 Oct
BAITDir: Mark Jenkin, UK, 89 mins, Cert: 15-Mon 16 September // 20:00Tue 17 September // 20:00Tickets: �5 (full) / �4 (concession)Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkins Bait is a timely and funny, yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a community facing up unwelcome change.Martin Ward is a cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Steven has re-purposed their fathers vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the picturesque harbour. As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy at the heart of the family changes his world.From writer/director Mark Jenkin and Early Day Films, Bait is a hand crafted monochrome expression of a life under threat. Mark Jenkins film about two fishermen coping with the influx of sightseers is intriguing for its distinct visual style…he has contributed one of the most arrestingly strange movies in Berlin this year. Peter Bradshaw, The GuardianOnline tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the film start time. In house box office opens 30 mins before film starts.If you have any technical issues with bookings or queries about your e-tickets (such as lost confirmation emails etc) please go to https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/help
Mon 16 Sep
Tue 17 Sep
THE CHAMBERMAID(La Camarista)Dir: Lila Avils, 2018, Mexico, 102 mins, Cert: 15-Mon 2 September // 20:00Tickets: �5 (full) / �4 (concession)Former actor Lila Avilss striking, highly acclaimed debut feature, a nuanced observational drama, follows the kind, conscientious Eve (Gabriela Cartol), who works long hours as a maid at a luxurious hotel in Mexico City.A young single mother, Eve aspires to better things and hopes that her diligence will be rewarded with a coveted spot cleaning the Hotel Presidentes penthouse floor. She enrols in the hotels adult education programme, but quickly discovers its not necessarily the most hard-working who get noticed for advancement.Employing a quasi-documentary approach, Avilss camera accompanies Eve as she quietly enters one indistinguishable hotel room after another, cleaning up another strangers anonymous yet intimate messes. As she makes friends, engages in a flirtation with a window cleaner and continually works towards promotion, we become privy to her journey of self-discovery, her desires, doubts and dreams. Alongside dry humour and sly observations about class, privilege and exploitation in the hotel, a microcosm of the inequities of contemporary Mexican society,The Chambermaidalso offers moments of beauty, tenderness and freedom that feel like glimmers of humanity.
Mon 2 Sep
Gecko presents a special Bristol headline show to end his 2019.
A seasonal spectacular in the gorgeous surroundings of The Cube.
After announcing the Winter Wonderlizard in London it seemed rude not to add a Bristolian Wonderlizard to the festivities.
This is an ALL AGES show!
Sat 21 Dec
HAIL SATAN?Dir: Penny Lane, 2019, USA, 95 mins, Cert: 18 TBA-Mon 9 September // 20:00Tue 10 September // 20:00Tickets: �5 (full) / �4 (concession)When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world. An inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane(Nuts!, Our Nixon). - The ListDevilishly funny - - Time OutProvocative and hilarious - IndieWireA demonically brilliant must-see - Alan Jones, FrightfestReligious plurality is a cornerstone of constitutional freedom, and sometimes it takes a protester wearing Day-Glo-pink horns to remind us of that. - Time OutOnline tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the film start time. In house box office opens 30 mins before film starts.If you have any technical issues with bookings or queries about your e-tickets (such as lost confirmation emails etc) please go to https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/help
Mon 9 Sep
Tue 10 Sep
HER SMELLDir: Alex Ross Perry, 2018, USA, 135 mins, Cert 18 TBA-Wed 4 September // 20:00Tickets: �5 (full) / �4 (concession)Becky Something, the brilliant and brash frontwoman for the 90s rock band Something She, is foul-mouthed, nihilistic, and incredibly talented. Mother of one, bandmate to two, and friend to none, Becky is at the height of her career and the top of the party game – with only one direction to go.Drawing from examples of experiential filmmaking by the likes of John Cassavetes and Paul Thomas Anderson, filmmaker Alex Ross Perry whips his characters and sequences into a frenzy of substance abuse and personal combustion as we follow Becky through backstage antics and hostile recording sessions.Supported by a slew of perfectly cast recognizable faces – including Ashley Benson, Cara Delevingne, Amber Heard, Virginia Madsen, Dan Stevens, and Eric Stoltz – Elisabeth Moss is a tour de force as Becky, the eye of this hurricane, tearing everything she cares about apart until all that is left is to rebuild.Over and above the furious - and ultimately painfully tender - drama, Perry achieves something of a new, grand version of his own cinematic music. -The New YorkerMoss oscillating, energy-devouring performance and the real-time composition of Perrys scenes make it almost impossible to look away. -New York MagazineAbsorbing Once youre in there, you go with it. Elisabeth Moss commitment, and the burnished bravura of her talent, pull you through. -Variety
Wed 4 Sep
HONEYLANDDir: Tamara Kotevska/Ljubomir Stefanov, 2019, Macedonia, Turkish with English subtitles, 85 minutes, Cert: 12A-Tue 1 October // 20:00Tickets: �5 (full) / �4 (concession)In a deserted Macedonian village, Hatidze, a 50-something woman, trudges up a hillside to check her bee colonies nestled in the rocks. Serenading them with a secret chant, she gently maneuvers the honeycomb without netting or gloves. Back at her homestead, Hatidze tends to her handmade hives and her bedridden mother, occasionally heading to the capital to market her wares. One day, an itinerant family installs itself next door, and Hatidzes peaceful kingdom gives way to roaring engines, seven shrieking children, and 150 cows. Yet Hatidze welcomes the camaraderie, and she holds nothing back–not her tried-and-true beekeeping advice, not her affection, not her special brandy. But soon Hussein, the itinerant familys patriarch, makes a series of decisions that could destroy Hatidzes way of life forever.Alive to the magic of the natural world and the wisdom of agricultural traditions, Honeyland questions the cost, both human and ecological, of unsustainable growth and the reckless pursuit of profit. Filmed in a verit style with delicate attention to the ever-present cycles of nature, growth, life and death, Honeyland prompts us to reconsider the ways in which we are bound both together and to the earth; while its characters quarrel and toil, the rich Balkan landscape abides, indifferent.
Tue 1 Oct
THE MATRIXDirs: Lilly and Lana Wachowski, USA, 1999, 136 mins, Cert 15-Sun 15 September // 19:00Tickets: �5 (full) / �4 (concession) / �3 (for World on Wire ticket holders)A spectacular surprise when it arrived in cinemas seemingly out of nowhere back in 1999, directors Lana and Lilly Wachowskis game changing blockbuster is a thrilling action-filled ride, a special effects revolution and a provocative trip across multiple plains of being and consciousness.Keanu Reevess cubicle drone/hacker Neo gets a rude awakening, discovering that the real world he knows is a shared hallucination and that humankind are being harvested for bioelectricity by their machine overlords. A watershed movie, not only for the popularization of Hong Kong wire fu fighting techniques imported by choreographer Yuen Woo-ping, but for the flexible red pill and blue pill metaphor it introduced, adopted by paranoiacs of all political affiliations.Anyone who has a ticket for the 2pm screening of WORLD ON A WIRE bit.ly/cubewirecan see THE MATRIX for just �3
Sun 15 Sep
PAIN AND GLORY(Dolor y gloria)Dir: Pedro Almodvar, 2019, Spain, 113 mins, Cert: 15Sun 29 September // 17:00Mon 30 September // 20:00 Wed 2 October // 11:00 baby cinema on the door tickest onlyTickets: �5 (full) / �4 (concession/Cheap night) / �3 (baby cinema)Cannes Best Actor winner Antonio Banderas and Penlope Cruz are outstanding in the frank and moving Pain and Glory - the latest from acclaimed director Pedro Almodvar (Volver, All About My Mother).The film follows director Salvador Mallo (Banderas) who finds himself blocked. Vexed by the ailments of an ageing body and troubled by insecurities, he cannot find the creative impulse that once revealed itself so readily.Almodvar, who also wrote the screenplay, is here at his most mature and reflective, exploring the lore of desire, creativity, addiction and memory through a single, somewhat self-centred character. Bold in its narrative structure, restrained yet expressive in its colours and compositions, and with intense, naturalistic performances, this is exemplary film artistry.Online tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the film start time. In house box office opens 30 mins before film starts.If you have any technical issues with bookings or queries about your e-tickets (such as lost confirmation emails etc) please go to https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/help
Sun 29 Sep
Mon 30 Sep
ROJODir: Benjamn Naishtat, 2018, Argentina/Brazil/France/Netherlands/Germany/Belgium/Switzerland, English and Spanish with English subtitles, 109 minutes-Mon 23 September // 20:00Tue 24 September // 20:00Tickets: �5 (full) / �4 (concession)Claudio is a middle-aged lawyer with a prosperous life in a placid provincial town in mid-70s Argentina, just before the military coup. One night he enters a restaurant where he is verbally attacked by a mysterious stranger, their argument continues on the street outside, and then escalates even more with drastic consequences. A few months later a friend comes to see Claudio about an abandoned house that he is interested in buying.The two incidents come back to haunt Claudio later with the arrival of a Chilean private detective who is intent on locating the missing stranger, who, it turns out, is a relative of one of Claudios friends. Claudios life is possibly about to unravel.The 1970s and early 80s in Argentina were the time of the military dictatorship, the Dirty War, and the disappeared. With Rojo, Benjamn Naishtat approaches the beginnings of this turbulent era in his countrys history obliquely and mysteriously. He deliberately builds a quiet mood of foreboding and impending doom through a carefully constructed, almost hypnotic narrative.Online tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the film start time. In house box office opens 30 mins before film starts.If you have any technical issues with bookings or queries about your e-tickets (such as lost confirmation emails etc) please go to https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/help
Mon 23 Sep
Tue 24 Sep
South West Silents present:MY BOY (1921) + MANHATTA (1921)Director: Victor Heerman and Albert Austin, 1921, USA, 50 mins + 10 mins, Cert: PGStarring: Jackie Coogan, Claude Gillingwater, Mathilde Brundage-Fri 18 October// 20:00Tickets: �10 (full price), �8 (concession)Jackie Coogan stars in his first major film since his break out debut starring alongside Charles Chaplin in The Kid (1921). In this comedy drama, set on the busy streets of New York, Jackie Blair (Jackie Coogan) returns to the USA by ship and escapes immigration officials at Ellis Island.Continuing the theme of the City and Silent Film My Boy will be accompanied with a screening of Charles Sheeler and Paul Strands city symphony short film Manhatta (1921), a swooping journey across 1920s Manhattan, guided by the lines of a Walt Whitman poem.This special screening is part of a series of events in collaboration with South West Silents, Bristol Festival of Ideas, Cube Cinema, Curzon Cinema and Arts and Watershed celebrating the films of the Weimar Republic as well as the City and Silent Film. These two seasons run through September, October and November 2019 as part of the Festival of the Future City 2019.Live piano accompaniment by Meg Morley. With thanks to Lobster Films, Paris and the BFI.On-line tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the advertised start time.
Fri 18 Oct
South West Silents present:THE LAST LAUGH (1924)Director: F. W. Murnau, 1924, Germany, 90mins, Cert:U-Fri 6 September // 20:00Tickets: �10 (full price), �8 (concession)A landmark work in in the silent era, F. W. Muranus Der letzte Mann (The Last Laugh) is one of the most notable artworks to arise from the Weimar Republic and is in fact, classed as one greatest achievements in the history of cinema.Starring Emil Jannings (Faust, The Last Command, The Blue Angel) stars as an aging doorman whose happiness crumbles when he is relieved of the duties and uniform which had, for years, been the foundation of his happiness and pride. Through Janningss colossal performance, The Last Laugh becomes more than the plight of a single doorman, but a mournful dramatization of the frustration and anguish of the universal working class and how one individual is lost in the modern cityscape of the early 20thCentury.As the watershed entry in F. W. Murnaus (Nosferatu) work, its influence can be detected in such later masterpieces as Faust and Sunrise and in the films of the same Hollywood dream-factory that would offer him a contract shortly after The Last Laughs release.Live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney and special intro by Dr Peter Walsh (South West Silents). With special thanks to Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung and the BFI.This special screening is the first of a series of events in collaboration with Bristol Festival of Ideas, South West Silents, Cube Cinema, Curzon Cinema and Arts and Watershed celebrating the films of the Weimar Republic as well as the City and Silent Film. These two seasons run through September, October and November 2019 as part of the Festival of the Future City 2019. More information on the South West Silents website.On-line tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the advertised start time.
Fri 6 Sep
South West Silents present:MOULIN ROUGE (1928) + Paris shortDir: E.A. Dupont, 1928, Great Britain, 122 mins, Cert: PGStarring: Olga Tschechowa, Eve Gray, Jean Bradin-Fri 22 November // 20:00Tickets: �10 (full price), �8 (concession)Directed by the great E. A. Dupont (Variet, Piccadilly) and one of the most lavish British films of the silent era in both budget and scope, Moulin Rouge stars Jean Bradin, Eve Gray and Russian-German screen sensation Olga Tschechowa in the story of a young aristocrat driven to a suicide attempt after falling in love with a young dancer and her elegant, ravishingly beautiful mother.Set in and around the famous dance-halls of Paris, Moulin Rouge showcased British International Pictures engagement of leading Continental film-makers during the late 1920s. The first British film directed by expressionist pioneer Ewald Andre Dupont, it also features Werner Brandes stylish, distinctively European cinematography and art direction by Oscar winner Alfred Junge.Filmed at Elstree through the winter of 1927, Moulin Rouge is an incredibly entertaining, energetic and sexy film which pulls you right back into 1920s Parisian life and society, an era, in which, anything goes.Live piano musical accompaniment by John Sweeney. With thanks to Lobster Films, Paris.This special screening is part of a series of events in collaboration with South West Silents, Bristol Festival of Ideas, Cube Cinema, Curzon Cinema and Arts and Watershed celebrating the films of the Weimar Republic as well as the City and Silent Film. These two seasons run through September, October and November 2019 as part of the Festival of the Future City 2019.On-line tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the advertised start time.
Fri 22 Nov
TRANSITChristian Petzold, 2018, Germany/France, 101 minutes, Cert: 12A-Sun 8 September // 18:00Tickets: �5 (full) / �4 (concession)In Petzolds brilliant and haunting adaptation of German novelist Anna Segherss 1944 bookTransit, a hollowed-out European refugee (Franz Rogowski), who has escaped from two concentration camps, arrives in Marseille assuming the identity of a dead novelist whose papers he is carrying. He enters the arid, threadbare world of the refugee community, where he becomes enmeshed in the lives of a desperate young mother and son and a mysterious woman named Marie (Paula Beer).Transitis a film told in two tenses: 1940 and right now, historic past and immediate present, like two translucent panes held up to the light and mysteriously contrasting and blending.
Sun 8 Sep
Newly signed to Fire Records, the cosmic collective Vanishing Twin with their new LP.
Sat 12 Oct
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Tue 28 Jan
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WORLD ON A WIREDir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1973, Germany, 212 mins, Cert: 15 (advised)-Sun 15 September // 14:00Tickets: �8 (full price) /�6 (concession)World on a Wire is a gloriously paranoid, boundlessly inventive take on the future from German wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Originally made for German television, this recently rediscovered, three-and-a-half-hour labyrinth is a satiric and surreal look at the world of tomorrow from one of cinemas kinkiest geniuses. With dashes of Stanley Kubrick, Kurt Vonnegut, and Philip K. Dick, Fassbinder tells the noir-spiked tale of reluctant hero Fred Stiller (Klaus Lwitsch), a cybernetics engineer who uncovers a massive corporate conspiracy.Simulacron 1 is a highly advanced project, designed to elevate conventional computer technology to a new level by creating a virtual reality inhabited by computer-generated people or identity units. When the head of the project dies mysteriously after showing signs of mental disturbance, Dr Stiller becomes his successor. As he begins to probe deeper into Simulacron, the line between the real and virtual world becomes increasingly blurred and his own existence is questioned.World on a Wireis an extraordinary work–prescient, fluid, eccentric, and as wildly compelling as any of Fassbinders other masterworks. Made a quarter-century beforeThe Matrix(1999), which touches on similar issues and screens later this evening!
Sun 15 Sep
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