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Bristol Film Festival’s Autumn/Winter Season Announced

13th September 2018

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Tickets now on sale for Bristol Film Festival’s Autumn and Winter events, in iconic and immersive locations across the city.

Bristol Film Festival have announced their programme for the rest of 2018, with their Autumn and Winter screenings set to be their largest and most diverse programme to date.

The Autumn series will run from 18th October to 18th November, and the Winter Season will run from 14th to 30th December.

The Autumn season roars to life on Thursday 18th October at Fowlers motorcycle showroom. It’s a rare opportunity to see the classic Bruce Brown documentary On Any Sunday on the big screen, featuring Steve McQueen and some of the most innovative filming techniques of the 1970s.

On Sunday 21st October, the festival revisits the old police cells at The Island, for an ‘Undercover Cop’ trilogy consisting of Reservoir Dogs, 21 Jump Street and The Departed as part of its Crime Screens series.

Wednesday 24th October sees the festival visit All Saints Church in Clifton, for a truly unique event cinema spectacle. In an evening of entertainment that includes live music, a drinks reception and an introductory talk, the festival is delighted to screen Carmen on the Lake, a ground-breaking production of the classic Bizet opera.

The festival returns to Aerospace Bristol on Thursday 25th October, following the success of its inaugural screening of Airplane! at the venue earlier this year. Screening the iconic Top Gun, guests will have a chance to explore Concorde before enjoying the nostalgia rush of this enduring Eighties classic.

On the weekend of the 26th-28th October, the festival hosts two of its most popular series, along with an exciting new collaboration. Horror In The Caves runs throughout the weekend, with horror movies including The Descent, Alien and The Fly screened in the immersive setting of Redcliffe Caves. On Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October, guests can also enjoy a spooky pair of Vintage Screenings with themed wine tastings paired to Don’t Look Now and Interview with the Vampire. On Saturday 27th October, the festival partners with the Planetarium at We The Curious for the very first time, for a double bill of sci-fi hits Wall-E and Gravity.

On Thursday 8th November the festival continues its Cult Screens series in partnership with Wickwar Wessex Brewing. These relaxed screenings pair beloved comedies with local real ale tastings courtesy of Wickwar, and this Autumn it’s the “rom-zom-com” Shaun Of The Dead that will be back on the big screen.

To celebrate the 21st anniversary of Titanic on Sunday 18th November, the Festival is partnering with the ss Great Britain for an exclusive evening on board the ship. Guests will enjoy a drinks reception, live music, actors, and light supper during the event, with the epic romance screened in the ship’s First Class Dining Saloon.

The festival is also visiting Bristol Museum as part of its Autumn and Winter season. In Autumn, on Friday 2nd November, expect an immersive cinema event with live performers celebrating the circus, tying in with Circus 250 and the Museum’s temporary ‘Clowns: The Eggs-hibition’. Expect an early family-friendly screening of Dumbo, followed by an
opportunity to sing along with smash hit The Greatest Showman, and finally a late night screening of recent horror success IT. The Winter screenings, on Wednesday 19th December see two heart-warming modern classics, Paddington and The Holiday, guaranteed toprovide a feel-good factor during the festive season.

Over the Christmas period, the Festival will again partner with Hype Agency to deliver a programme of festive and family favourites – with screenings of everything from The Snowman and Frozen, to Love Actually and La La Land, there’s something for everyone. The pop-up cinema will be hosted inside Hype’s fabulous Winter Wonkyland, a fully immersive sweet-treat themed space at the Passenger Shed.

Owen Franklin, Festival Director, says: “We’re thrilled to be announcing our line-up for the autumn and Christmas period. It’s exciting to be working with new venues alongside our longstanding partners to put together our most diverse range of screenings yet. From family favourites to cult horror hits, there are over 40 movies to choose from – so whether you’re a
first-time attendee or a regular, there’s going to be something new to discover!”

The full programme can be viewed at

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