Arts & Culture
A busy October at The Watershed

Image from Capital in the Twenty-First CenturyCapital in the Twenty-First Century 12A (PS)

Dir: Justin Pemberton, France / New Zealand, English, 2019, 1hr 50mins
                      Fri 2 - Sun 4 Oct

Based on one the most groundbreaking and powerful books of our time by economist Thomas Piketty (which sold over three million copies worldwide and landed Piketty on Time’s list of most influential people), this captivating documentary is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power.

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Miss Juneteenth 15

Dir: Channing Godfrey Peoples, USA, English, 2020, 1hr 43mins
                      Fri 2 - Thu 15 Oct

A beauty queen and single mum Turquoise Jones (Nicole Beharie) prepares her rebellious teenage daughter to follow in her footsteps for the “Miss Juneteenth” pageant.

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Eternal Beauty 15

Dir: Craig Roberts, 2019, 1hr 34mins
                      Fri 2 - Sat 10 Oct

When June is rejected by life, she spirals into a chaotic, schizophrenic world, where love and normality collide with humorous consequences.

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Image from The BFI London Film Festival… in Bristol: Shirley


The BFI London Film Festival… in Bristol

Thu 8 - Sun 18 Oct

Be the first to see new films from Steve McQueen, Josephine Decker, Francis Lee and more as Watershed teams up with the BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express to bring Bristol audiences 11 exclusive previews from the Festival.

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Rialto 15

Dir: Peter Mackie Burns, Ireland / UK, English, 2019, 1hr 30mins
                      Fri 9 - Thu 15 Oct

A middle-aged family man undergoes a crisis of masculinity and sexuality in Peter Mackie Burns’ brilliantly performed Dublin-based drama.

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I am Greta 15 (PS)

Dir: Nathan Grossman, Sweden, English, 2020, 1hr 37mins
                      Fri 16 - Thu 22 Oct

The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this documentary following her rise to prominence and her global impact as she sparks school strikes and protests around the world.

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Herself 15

Dir: Phyllida Lloyd, Ireland / UK, English, 2020, 1hr 37mins
                      Fri 16 - Fri 23 Oct

Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!) reunites with her all-female Shakespeare collaborators, Clare Dunne and Harriet Walter, for a stirring drama about a woman who refuses to be broken.

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Saint Maud 15 (PS)

Dir: Rose Glass, UK, English, 2019, 1hr 24mins
                      Fri 23 - Thu 29 Oct

A pious nurse becomes dangerously obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient in British writer-director Rose Glass’s superb debut; a darkly humorous, insidiously creepy, gothic-tinged psychological horror.

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