Bristol’s week in film: August 23-29 2019

Hail Satan?, the new Almodovar, outdoor screenings, prehistoric family adventures and lots more

Hail Satan indeed, as the hilarious documentary of that title arrives at the Watershed with a whiff of sulphur. Also opening this week is Almodovar’s Pain and Glory, which has been described as his most personal film, a brace of horrors (Crawl, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark), the critically acclaimed The Chambermaid, and – if you really must – Angel Has Fallen.

Elsewhere, there’s a preview of Mrs Lowry, with a broadcast talk by star Timothy Spall, the Watershed has Record Store Day doc The Vinyl Revival with an Adrian Utley Q&A, and there are three more outdoor screenings to choose from.

Follow the links for further details and screening times for all these and much more. Go here for our comprehensive film listings.

New Releases

  • Film / Documentary

    Hail Satan?

    Hilarious documentary about the prankstering US Satanic Temple's war on fundamentalist bigots

  • Film / Art House

    Pain and Glory

    Pedro Almodovar reunites with Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz for semi-autobiographical drama

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Sep 19 2019 - Monday, Sep 30 2019

  • Film / Action

    Crawl

    A hurricane alligator horror? We're in!

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Sep 19 2019 - Thursday, Sep 26 2019

  • Film / Horror

    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

    Guillermo del Toro teams up with the director of Trollhunter for a folklore-derived horror

    Multiple theatres: Wednesday, Sep 18 2019 - Wednesday, Sep 25 2019

  • Film / Art House

    The Chambermaid

    Acclaimed, Roma-esque drama about a young chambermaid working in a posh Mexican hotel

  • Film / Art House

    A Faithful Man

    A man meets up with his widowed former partner in this very French romantic confection

  • Film / Action

    Angel Has Fallen

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

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Sep 19 2019 - Thursday, Sep 26 2019

Event Cinema

Outdoor Screenings

One-Off Screenings

Prehistoric Family Adventures at the Watershed

  • Film / Horror

    King Kong

    The original 1933 Kong returns in the Watershed's Prehistoric Family Adventures season

Still Going Strong

  • 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: Thursday, Sep 19 2019 - Thursday, Sep 26 2019

  • Film / Drama

    The Lion King

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

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Sep 19 2019 - Thursday, Sep 26 2019

  • Film / Art House

    Transit

    Existential refugee crisis thriller from German director Christian Petzold

  • 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: Thursday, Sep 19 2019 - Thursday, Sep 26 2019

  • Film / Animation

    Toy Story 4

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

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Sep 19 2019 - Thursday, Sep 26 2019

  • Film / Comedy

    Good Boys

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

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Sep 19 2019 - Thursday, Sep 26 2019

  • Film / Comedy

    Blinded by the Light

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

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Sep 19 2019 - Thursday, Sep 26 2019

  • Film / Animation

    The Angry Birds Movie 2

    Furious feathery sequel to the animated video game adaptation

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Sep 19 2019 - Thursday, Sep 26 2019

  • Film / Action

    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Spidey and Mysterio take on the dastardly extradimensional Elementals

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Sep 19 2019 - Thursday, Sep 26 2019

  • Film / Drama

    Midsommar

    Atmospheric pagan festival folk horror from the director of Hereditary

    Curzon: Sunday, Oct 27 2019

  • Film / Animation

    Uglydolls

    Cynically woke animation about malformed toys learning to embrace their specialness

    : Friday, Sep 20 2019 - Thursday, Sep 26 2019

  • Film / Horror

    Annabelle Comes Home

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

  • Film / Animation

    Playmobil: The Movie

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

    : Friday, Sep 20 2019 - Sunday, Sep 22 2019

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