Cinema Rediscovered 2018 will once again bring the finest digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities to Bristol in late July.
The third edition of this superb event celebrates Bristol’s new status as UNESCO City of Film, a global recognition of the city’s outstanding contribution to film culture and provides the perfect excuse for a cinematic city break.
From Thursday July 26th to Sunday July 29th, the finest digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities will be back where they belong – on the big screen.
This summer’s festival includes a focus on Bristol-born director Mike Hodges (of Get Carter fame) who will be a guest at the weekend. Cinema Rediscovered 2018 will also include a centenary celebration of legendary French cinéphile Andre Bazin as well as a timely strand on female directors.
Passes, which give access to all 30+ events at the Watershed at a reduced price, are available here.
Here’s a selection of the Cinema Rediscovered 2018 highlights.
Focus on Mike Hodges: to mark Bristol’s new status as UNESCO City of Film (a global recognition of the city’s outstanding contribution to film culture), Cinema Rediscovered have turned the spotlight on Bristol-born screenwriter, director, playwright and novelist Mike Hodges. They’ll be screening iconic British classics such as Get Carter (1971) and Pulp (1972) as well as some of his more offbeat ventures.
Mike Hodges will attend Cinema Rediscovered on his birthday weekend and recently said: “On the 29th of July 1932, after nine months gestation, I made my way into this world. Bristol was my first stopover. Now exactly 85 years later I’m back. In the meantime I made films for television (World in Action, Tempo, and in fiction, The Tyrant King, Rumour & Suspect) before gravitating to the cinema with Get Carter. There followed nine more – three of which are being shown in Cinema Rediscovered 2018. I hope they look fresher and younger than I do.”
Women on the Periphery: Cinema Rediscovered celebrates female directors with a trio of international debut features made by women in 1993 (including Tracey Moffat’s BeDevil; and Gurinder Chadha’s Bhaji on the Beach), plus a centenary celebration of the work of Scottish artist/filmmaker Margaret Tait, and The Final Girls present Unholy Women, a rare Japanese omnibus horror film.
You can keep up to date with Cinema Rediscovered news on their Twitter and Instagram accounts – @cineredis – and via their Facebook page.
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