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Cinema Rediscovered

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Cinema Rediscovered


The 4th edition of Cinema Rediscovered (25 - 28 July 2019) explores the invention, innovation and mystery of cinema; diving deep into the legacy of revered filmmakers such as Nic Roeg, Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Bresson and Bristol born Mike Hodges as well as shining a spotlight on lesser known cinematic voices including Maureen Blackwood, Márta Mészáros and Věra Chytilová. 

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Bristol UNESCO City of FIlm
25 - 27 July
Celebrate Bristol's status as UNESCO City of Film, a global recognition of the city's outstanding contribution to film culture. Explore Bristol born screenwriter, film director, playwright and novelist Mike Hodges with screenings of two of his later films. Key locations for film in the city will also be brought to life as Dr Peter Walsh (South West Silents) takes visitors on an animated walking tour (on Fri 27 and Sat 28 July) around the town centre, revealing a rich history and plentiful hidden treasures among Bristol’s cine-streets and iconic locales. Also look out for a talk on Bristol's very own Victorian inventor William Friese-Greene, the first person to present a movie camera to the world.

Scala Rediscovered
25 - 26 July 
Jane Giles, former Scala Programmer and author of the award-winning Scala Cinema 1978-1993 book will be in-conversation about the influence of London’s most infamous repertory cinema. The festival will also screen some  Scala favourites.

The Balance of Things: the Cinematic Imagination of Nic Roeg
26 - 27 July 
Nic Roeg (1947 - 2018), perhaps more than most, stretched and folded the art of visual storytelling into exhilarating new shapes in that cinematically explosive body of work from Performance (1970) to Eureka (1983) demonstrating that the art of filmmaking was not just about character and plot but about space, time and everything in between.

A Passion for Remembering: The films of Maureen Blackwood
Saturday 27 July
Informed by the US radical black politics of the 1960s, UK black feminism of the 1980s and the Third Cinema movement, Blackwood’s work focuses on the rich yet largely untold stories of black British Women within a shared heritage of struggle.  

Gluttony, Decadence and Resistance
26 - 28 July
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989), a foul feast on Britain's social, moral and political carcass headlines a strand on Gluttony, Decadence and Resistance. Greenaway’s film finds fine company among the heady days of the Czechoslovak New Wave and other dystopic realities including filmmaking from Vera Chytilová, Ester Krumbachová, Marco Ferreri, Richard Fleischer, Brian Yuzna and Rachel Maclean.

Celebrating Innovators, Analogue and Archives:
From the first known woman filmmaker, Alice Guy-Blaché and Bristol’s very own Victorian inventor William Friese-Greene to Bristol-based VR creatives, the festival celebrates cinema innovators, as well as offering projection tours and hands-on opportunities to identify, make up and project 35mm film, culminating in ‘45s & 35s’, an analogue extravaganza and continues its industry focus on Reframing The Archives.


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Dates: (25 July 2019 - 28 July 2019)

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