Bristol’s Week in Film: August 9-15 2019

Blinded by the Light, Bristol Science Film Festival, previews of the new Tarantino, Apocalypse Now in 4K

Given the weather forecast, it’s looking rather unlikely that those sadly deflated gasbags will be going up this weekend. This good news is that there’s plenty of alternative entertainment on offer in local cinemas, where it’s guaranteed to be free of high winds and driving rain.

Gurinder Chadha’s Blinded by the Light is the big new release, with the latest feature-length animated toy ad, Playmobil: The Movie, for kiddies.

There are previews of Dora and the City of Lost Gold on Sunday and the new Tarantino flick, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, from Wednesday.

The Bristol Science Film Festival returns for its annual weekend, whose highlight is a session chortling at the bad science in a Hollywood film. This year, they’ve chosen Stealth.

Oh, and the allegedly final cut of Apocalypse Now returns in 4K.

Follow the links below for more on these and much more. Go here for our comprehensive film listings.

New Releases

  • Film / Comedy

    Blinded by the Light

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

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Aug 19 2019 - Thursday, Aug 22 2019

  • Film / Animation

    Playmobil: The Movie

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

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Aug 19 2019 - Thursday, Aug 22 2019

  • Film / Documentary

    Gaza

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

  • Film / Drama

    The Sun is Also a Star

    Yet another lachrymose teen romance adapted from a YA bestseller

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Aug 19 2019 - Wednesday, Aug 21 2019

  • Film / Thriller

    Notorious

    4K restoration of the quintessential Hitchcock thriller with Bristol's Cary Grant

    Orpheus: Sunday, Aug 25 2019

  • Film / Art House

    Hard Paint

    Gay Brazilian fella transforms himself into Neon Boy for the edification of chatroom punters

  • Film / Art House

    Opus Zero

    Willem Dafoe attempts to solve a mystery in a Mexican village in this meditative arthouse flick

Previews

  • 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: Monday, Aug 19 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 19 2019 - Thursday, Aug 29 2019

Bristol Science Film Festival

Outdoor Screenings

Event Cinema

One-Off Screenings

Still Going Strong

  • Film / Drama

    The Lion King

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

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Aug 19 2019 - Thursday, Aug 22 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 19 2019 - Thursday, Aug 22 2019

  • Film / Drama

    Animals

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

    : Monday, Aug 19 2019 - Thursday, Aug 22 2019

  • Film / Animation

    The Angry Birds Movie 2

    Furious feathery sequel to the animated video game adaptation

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Aug 19 2019 - Thursday, Aug 22 2019

  • Film / Comedy

    Yesterday

    Richard Curtis imagines a world without the Beatles

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Aug 19 2019 - Thursday, Aug 22 2019

  • Film / Horror

    Annabelle Comes Home

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

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Aug 19 2019 - Thursday, Aug 22 2019

  • Film / Action

    Oldboy

    4K remaster of Chan-wook Park's award-winning, relentlessly nasty vengeance yarn

  • Film / Drama

    Midsommar

    Atmospheric pagan festival folk horror from the director of Hereditary

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Aug 19 2019 - Sunday, Oct 27 2019

  • Film / Action

    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Spidey and Mysterio take on the dastardly extradimensional Elementals

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Aug 19 2019 - Thursday, Aug 22 2019

  • Film / Comedy

    Aladdin

    Guy Ritchie helms Disney's live-action remake of its 1992 animation with Will Smith as the genie

    : Monday, Aug 19 2019 - Thursday, Aug 22 2019

  • Film / Drama

    Rocketman

    Taron Egerton gets to wear those outsize specs and rugs in the Elton John biopic

  • 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 19 2019 - Thursday, Aug 22 2019

  • Film / Animation

    The Secret Life of Pets 2

    The talking pets are back in a sequel to the 2016 mega-hit animation

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Aug 19 2019 - Thursday, Aug 22 2019

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