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Dove Street South, King Square, Bristol, Avon, BS2 8NQ
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By The Time It Gets Dark

- Mon 26 June // 20:15 * Tue 27 June // 20:15

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession / * cheap night)

Taking the Thammasat student massacre of 1976 as its starting point, By the Time it Gets Dark intricately weaves together the lives of various characters in this beguiling and dizzying second feature by Anocha Suwichakornpong.

The lives of a documentary filmmaker and her subject, a former a student activist, a waitress who constantly drifts from one job to another, an actor and an actress are all loosely connected, hinging on a series of almost invisible threads, while the narrative doesn’t fail to surprise as it unfolds, layer upon layer.

The film intricately weaves together notions of memory, the political and cinematic, offering a bold exploration into film the possibilities of cinema itself.

Anocha Suwichakornpong’s debut feature Mundane History won a Tiger Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2009, and she has also just won three Thai national film awards for By the Time it Gets Dark.


*On-line tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the advertised start time.*

Mon 26 Jun


Tue 27 Jun


Daughters Of The Dust

Dir: Julie Dash, 1991, USA, 112 mins, Cert: 12A - Sun 25 June // 19:00 Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession) Lovingly restored for its 25th anniversary, Julie Dash’s luminous masterpiece returns. Influenced by radical independent filmmaking, feminist aesthetics and African griot traditions, Dash’s captivating feature debut – the restoration of which premiered at last year’s BFI London Film Festival – is a genuine cinematic odyssey. Set in 1902 on the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina, the film is told through the perspectives of three generations of women in the Peazant family as they grapple with the decision to migrate north, leaving behind their well-preserved Gullah culture and a unique dialect inherited from their West African slave ancestors. Throughout, Dash allows the power, beauty and softness of black women room to flourish, with equal reverence given to the complexity of the black American experience. An avowed influence on Beyoncé’s album Lemonade, Daughters is a modern masterpiece that must be seen to be felt. "The big screen is the best place to see this restored 1991 gem" \*\*\*\*\* Guardian

\*\*\*Online tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the film start time. In house box office opens 30 mins before film starts.\*\*\*

Sun 25 Jun


Edward Aczel: Foreign Policy

Ed Aczel’s Foreign Policy

The anti-comedian runs through the major foreign policy conundrums of our age, including 'when will China get a Blue Water Navy?' and 'can Russia ever get a warm water port?'. He also seeks out a bit of personal foreign policy which everyone can relate to.

Thu 29 Jun

£10 (£8)

  • 20:00

Hfvc: La Prisonierre


Henri-Georges Clouzot/ 1968/ France/ 106 mins/ French with English Subtitles/ Over 18s only


Wed 28 June // 20:00

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)

The film editor wife of an art gallery owner is drawn into a dangerous triangle with a mysterious kinetic artist exhibiting at her husband’s gallery. Simultaneously repelled and attracted by his photographic images of submission, she finds herself drawn into a devastating triangle of claustrophobic mind-games.

Sometimes referred to as the ‘French Hitchcock’ for his taut mastery of the psychological thriller, Clouzot directed this, his rarely screened final (and only completed, colour) film in 1968, after the collapse of his beloved ‘Inferno’ project, for which he spent years experimenting with the optical and visual effects he puts to stunning use here.

As well as serving as a carving-knife-sharp study of subjugation, and canny dissection of bourgeois pretensions (it is French after all), La Prisonnière is chock-full of incredible 60s space age design, and climaxes with the absolute most mind-bending psychedelic freakout that maps inner space the way Kubrick’s 2001 maps outer.

Who wants fifty shades of grey when you can get F-I-F-T-Y-T-H-O-U-S-A-N-D shades of refracting colour?

Doors at 8pm, film starts around 8.30pm

*On-line tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the advertised start time.*

Wed 28 Jun


My Life as a Courgette

My Life as a Courgette
  • 2016
  • Switzerland, France
  • 66 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Claude Barras
  • Cast: Gaspard Schlatter (voice), Sixtine Murat (voice), Paulin Jaccoud (voice)

Icare (Schlatter) is a nine year old boy who gets placed in an orphanage after the death of his alcoholic mother. Charming but profound stop-motion animated tale, skilfully adapted by Celine Sciamma (Girlhood) from Gilles Paris's novel; the kids' candid discussions about adult topics shows how much they have been through, yet it can be enjoyed by younger audiences.

Mon 26 Jun


Tue 27 Jun


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