Cinema Rediscovered 2018 will once again bring the finest digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities to cinemas in and around Bristol including Watershed and Clevedon’s Curzon Cinema & Arts 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.
Expect a whole host of special events from cinema walks and the infamous 20th Century Flicks’ film quiz to film talks and screenings including a focus on Bristol born writer/director Mike Hodges (Get Carter, Flash Gordon, Pulp.)
Festival Founder and co-curator Mark Cosgrove said: “The festival provides an opportunity to revisit and reassess the unique experiences of films in their intended environment. Other art forms have their temples – museums, galleries, opera houses, theatres. For films, cinema is where they can truly come alive and be rediscovered.”
Plans for 2018 to complement the public programme include an expanded film critic’s ‘Talent Campus’ led by writer, programmer and critic Tara Judah (20th Century Flicks) which invites aspiring and early career critics to reflect on the state of film criticism, marking the anniversary of influential French critic André Bazin as well as a series of Archive Sessions with producers, curators, musicians and archivists.
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Cinema Rediscovered is presented by Watershed, South West Silents, 20th Century Flicks, Curzon Clevedon Cinema & Arts with partners Independent Cinema Office, Bristol Festival of Ideas, Come The Revolution, Bristol Film Festivals, Into Film, BFI and MUBI plus support from the BFI awarding funds from The National Lottery, Film Hub South West & West Midlands, STUDIOCANAL and Park Circus.
Keep an eye out for ticket releases and details of the Cinema Rediscovered programme on the festival’s official web page.
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