Bristol’s Week in Film: August 16-22 2019

Newsflash: it’s still pissing with rain and cinema managers continue to rub their hands with glee as everyone flees into the warm and dry from those washed-out summery outdoor events.

Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is this week’s big release, while Dora and the Lost City of Gold and Uglydolls are the latest pocket money contenders to take on the Disney hegemony that has seen The Lion King and Toy Story 4 dominate the summer holiday box office so far.

Nick Park’s splendid Early Man returns to the screen this week too, both to launch the Watershed’s welcome Prehistoric Family Adventures season and to complement the exhibition over at M Shed. Also at the Watershed, there’s a preview with a director Q&A of acclaimed, locally produced drama Bait.

Leave your wokeness at the door for the Bristol Bad Film Club’s latest outrage: the splendidly trashy ’80s transgender slasher Sleepaway Camp.

Should summer deign to make a reappearance, we’ve got plenty of outdoor cinema next week, including a free outdoor screening of Avatar and a bunch of films in the Avon Gorge.

Follow the links below for more details of all this and more, with screening times. Go here for our comprehensive film listings.

New Releases

  • Film / Comedy

    Good Boys

    A trio of pre-teens get invited to a 'kissing party' in raunchy, Superbad-esque comedy

  • Film / Art House


    Nostalgic drama set against the backdrop of Leningrad's 1980s underground rock scene

  • Film / Art House


    Existential refugee crisis thriller from German director Christian Petzold

  • Film / Animation


    Cynically woke animation about malformed toys learning to embrace their specialness

  • Film / Art House

    Our Time

    A couple's open marriage comes under strain in Carlos Reygadas’ intimate drama


  • Film / Action

    Angel Has Fallen

    Further cheesy terrorsploitation from the people behind Olympus Has Fallen & London Has Fallen

Outdoor Cinema

One-Off Screenings

Event Cinema

Still Going Strong

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