Bristol’s week in film: September 13-19 2019

The Downton Abbey flick gets a blockbuster-sized release this week, underlining the continued popularity of Julian Fellowes’ creation at a time when 52% of the nation remains hell-bent on retreating into a cosy mythical past where everyone knows their place. Just sayin’…

Should that not appeal, there are plenty of alternatives. Event cinema choices include a Bristol music event at the Knowle West Media Centre, vegan documentary The Game Changers, the ahead-of-its-time Koyaanisqatsi with a live score, and the launch of the Festival of the Future City with an eye-opening documentary about housing affordability.

There are previews of Ad Astra on Wednesday and Thursday and – no, really – Rambo: Last Blood on Thursday, and the Watershed has an advance screening of The Last Tree with a director Q&A.

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

New Releases

  • Film / Drama


    J-Lo stars in a true-ish-life drama about a bunch of strippers who scam their wealthy clients

  • Film / Documentary

    For Sama

    A candid documentary offering an extraordinary insight into one woman's experience of war

  • Film / Art House


    Period drama about a morally compromised lawyer in 1970s Argentina

  • Film / Art House


    Norwegian drama about a teenager who has to look after her young brother and unstable mother

  • Film / Fantasy


    Genre mash-up in which Roman warriors in Britain encounter an 'orrible beast


  • Film / Drama

    Ad Astra

    Brad Pitt goes on a lengthy trundle through the solar system to find out what happened to his dad

  • Film / Action

    Rambo: Last Blood

    Sly Stallone (73) returns to special forces pensioner whupass with his fifth Rambo flick

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