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

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Bait preview, outdoor cinema and a really bad transgender slasher

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

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    DiCaprio and Pitt tangle with the Manson cult in Tarantino's bloody, multi-stranded comedy-drama

    Multiple theatres: Sunday, Aug 25 2019 - Thursday, Sep 5 2019

  • Film / Drama

    Dora and the Lost City of Gold

    Nickelodeon's popular animated TV series Dora the Explorer gets the live-action movie treatment

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Aug 26 2019 - Thursday, Aug 29 2019

  • Film / Comedy

    Good Boys

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

    Multiple theatres: Sunday, Aug 25 2019 - Thursday, Aug 29 2019

  • Film / Art House

    Leto

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

  • Film / Art House

    Transit

    Existential refugee crisis thriller from German director Christian Petzold

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Aug 26 2019 & Sunday, Sep 8 2019

  • Film / Animation

    Uglydolls

    Cynically woke animation about malformed toys learning to embrace their specialness

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Aug 26 2019 - Thursday, Aug 29 2019

  • Film / Art House

    Our Time

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

Previews

  • Film / Action

    Angel Has Fallen

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

    Multiple theatres: Sunday, Aug 25 2019 - Thursday, Aug 29 2019

Outdoor Cinema

One-Off Screenings

Event Cinema

Still Going Strong

  • Film / Drama

    The Lion King

    Jon Favreau helms Disney's live action version of its 1994 animated hit

    Multiple theatres: Sunday, Aug 25 2019 - Thursday, Aug 29 2019

  • Film / Animation

    Toy Story 4

    All the gang are back for Pixar's follow-up to the magnificent Toy Story 3

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Aug 26 2019 - Thursday, Aug 29 2019

  • Film / Comedy

    Blinded by the Light

    Gurinder Chadha adapts Sarfraz Manzoor's memoir about his unlikely obsession with Bruce Springsteen

    Multiple theatres: Sunday, Aug 25 2019 - Thursday, Aug 29 2019

  • Film / Action

    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Spidey and Mysterio take on the dastardly extradimensional Elementals

    Multiple theatres: Sunday, Aug 25 2019 - Thursday, Aug 29 2019

  • Film / Drama

    Midsommar

    Atmospheric pagan festival folk horror from the director of Hereditary

    Multiple theatres: Sunday, Aug 25 2019 - Sunday, Oct 27 2019

  • Film / Documentary

    Gaza

    Documentary charting the lives of ordinary Gazans against the backdrop of conflict

  • Film / Documentary

    Pavarotti

    Ron Howard's documentary about the late rotund tenor

    Curzon: Sunday, Sep 1 2019

  • Film / Animation

    The Angry Birds Movie 2

    Furious feathery sequel to the animated video game adaptation

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Aug 26 2019 - Thursday, Aug 29 2019

  • Film / Animation

    Playmobil: The Movie

    Another animated toy advertisement stakes its claim on the pocket money pound

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Aug 26 2019 - Thursday, Aug 29 2019

  • Film / Comedy

    Yesterday

    Richard Curtis imagines a world without the Beatles

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Aug 26 2019 - Thursday, Aug 29 2019

  • Film / Drama

    The Lion King 3D

    Jon Favreau helms Disney's live action version of its 1994 animated hit

    Multiple theatres: Sunday, Aug 25 2019 - Thursday, Aug 29 2019

  • Film / Animation

    Early Man

    Nick's Park's great prehistoric romp, back on screen to complement the M Shed exhibition

  • Film / Drama

    Animals

    A Dublin-set arthouse counterpart to those raucous Hollywood female bonding comedies

  • Film / Documentary

    Armstrong

    Harrison Ford narrates the story of the first man on the moon

  • Film / Horror

    Annabelle Comes Home

    The 'orrible doll teams up with sundry other evil spirits in the seventh 'Conjuring Universe' flick

    Multiple theatres: Sunday, Aug 25 2019 - Thursday, Aug 29 2019

  • Film / Drama

    The Current War

    Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison in this historical drama about the battle over electric power

    Multiple theatres: Sunday, Aug 25 2019 - Thursday, Aug 29 2019

  • Film / Animation

    The Queen’s Corgi

    Her Maj's top dog is selected to breed with Trump's bitch in animated family comedy

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Aug 26 2019 - Thursday, Aug 29 2019

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