Bristol’s week in film: September 11-17 2020

Air guitars at the ready: the most excellent, if now middle-aged, Bill and Ted return with belated threequel Bill & Ted Face the Music, which opens on Wednesday.

Al fresco choices this week include the big @TheDriveIn weekend in a Bristol Airport car park and, perhaps more palatably, the first of four outdoor screenings organised as a collaboration between the hibernating Cube cinema and Grow Wilder – natural farming documentary Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness.

Down at the Watershed, they’ve got the 25th anniversary restored version of La Haine from Thursday. Depressingly, Mathieu Kassovitz’s striking Paris riots drama seems just as relevant today as it did back in the ’90s. On a similar theme, Rock Against Racism doc White Riot hits the multiplexes on Tuesday.

Follow the links below for more information and screening times. Go here for our comprehensive film listings.

New Releases

  • Film / Comedy

    Bill & Ted Face the Music

    Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter party on as middle-aged dads in belated threequel

    Multiple theatres: Saturday, Sep 26 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Real

    Star Wars star Aki Omoshaybi's directorial debut: a twentysomething romance set in Portsmouth

  • Film / Comedy

    Broken Hearts Gallery

    Romcom about a woman who opens a gallery for mementos of past relationships

    : Sunday, Sep 27 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Savage

    Gritty, sweary, violent Kiwi gang culture drama

    : Sunday, Sep 27 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Drama

    The Roads Not Taken

    Sally Potter's poorly received portrait of dementia with Javier Bardem and Elle Fanning

    : Monday, Sep 28 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Art House

    Ema

    Jackie director Pablo Larrain's first contemporary, experimental drama

Drive-in cinema at Bristol Airport

Post-Lockdown Releases

  • Film / Action

    Tenet

    Christopher Nolan's typically mind-bending, time-travelling science fiction espionage thriller

    Multiple theatres: Saturday, Sep 26 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Action

    The New Mutants

    Bristol's very own Maisie Williams makes her X-Men franchise debut as shapeshifting Wolfsbane

    Multiple theatres: Saturday, Sep 26 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Art House

    Les Misérables

    Timely and topical police violence drama that has earned comparisons with La Haine

    Everyman: Tuesday, Sep 29 2020

  • Film / Drama

    After We Collided

    Young adult romance sequel based on the novel by Anna Todd

    Multiple theatres: Saturday, Sep 26 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Animation

    Timmy’s Cinema Adventure

    Six of Aardman's Timmy Time episodes up on the big screen to keep tots entertained

    Multiple theatres: Sunday, Sep 27 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Babyteeth

    A gritty Australian twist on the terminal illness romantic weepie sub-genre

    : Sunday, Sep 27 2020 & Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Animation

    Dreambuilders

    A girl gains the ability to create other people's dreams in this sub-Pixar Danish animation

    Multiple theatres: Sunday, Sep 27 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Hope Gap

    Upmarket divorce drama with Annette Bening and Bill Nighy

  • Film / Fantasy

    Pinocchio

    A beautifully designed, dark Italian version of the venerable yarn of porky-telling young big nose

    Multiple theatres: Sunday, Sep 27 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Thriller

    Unhinged

    A very cross Russell Crowe menaces a single mother in this road rage thriller

    Multiple theatres: Saturday, Sep 26 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Animation

    100% Wolf

    Family animation about a werewolf who inadvertently turns into a ferocious poodle

    Multiple theatres: Sunday, Sep 27 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Action

    Black Water: Abyss

    The first major post-lockdown release fulfills all your pent-up killer crocodile needs

    Multiple theatres: Saturday, Sep 26 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

Event Cinema

2020 Releases Still Going Strong

  • Film / Animation

    Onward

    Two elf brothers embark on a quest for magic in Pixar's heart-warmer

    Multiple theatres: Sunday, Sep 27 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Horror

    The Invisible Man

    Elisabeth Moss stars in Universal's latest remake of the tale of Mr. See-Through

    Multiple theatres: Saturday, Sep 26 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Action

    Bad Boys For Life

    The last part of the Bad Boys trilogy turns up 17 years on from Bad Boys II

    : Saturday, Sep 26 2020 & Sunday, Sep 27 2020

  • Film / Animation

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Unusually-hued spiny mammal finally reaches the screen after a long delay

    Multiple theatres: Sunday, Sep 27 2020 - Wednesday, Sep 30 2020

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