The 2018 Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival will launch with an unmissable event for the city’s film and music fans – Bristopolis.
On Thursday, March 15th there will be the premiere of a new collaboration between Bristol’s most celebrated jazz quartet Get the Blessing and filmmaker John Minton.
Minton will take the audience on a journey through 100 years of Bristol using Create Bristol’s archive film footage, which will be projected onto a huge screen in the main auditorium of the Colston Hall.
Using a mixture of amateur and professional footage, Minton has created a fascinating filmic collage featuring shots of famous landmarks, glimpses into the pre-war city, the docks in their industrial heyday, Jubilee street parties and more.
Driving the film will be the most incredible soundtrack, created especially for it and performed live by a band that blends the rhythm section of Portishead with two of Bristol’s most talented improvisers.
For tickets and more information see the event website.
Picture by Bristol Archives Film Archive; BROFA