Bristol’s week in film: September 20-26 2019

Ad Astra, outdoor film at Ashton Court, Encounters festival kicks off, multiple extra Fleabag screenings

This week we’ve got Brad Pitt in space in Ad Astra, highly acclaimed Chinese-American drama The Farewell, powerful documentary Honeyland, and Elisabeth Moss as a mobster in The Kitchen.

If you feel the urge come over all al fresco in this unusually pleasant September weather, Luna Cinema brings three outdoor screenings to Ashton Court at the weekend. Elsewhere, the much-anticipated 25th annual Encounters short film festival launches on Tuesday and the Fleabag phenomenon continues with multiple hastily-added extra screenings of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s revived one-woman London stage show to keep up with demand.

Follow the links below for more details of all of these and more, including screening times. Go here for our comprehensive film listings.

New Releases

  • Film / Comedy

    The Farewell

    Awkwafina stars in this highly acclaimed true-life Chinese-American comedy drama

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Oct 14 2019 - Thursday, Oct 17 2019

  • Film / Drama

    Ad Astra

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

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Oct 14 2019 - Thursday, Oct 17 2019

  • Film / Drama

    The Kitchen

    Mobster molls take charge of the whackings and rackets in 1978 Hell's Kitchen

  • Film / Documentary

    Honeyland

    Heartbreaking parable about greed and sustainability in the world of wild beekeeping

  • Film / Action

    Rambo: Last Blood

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

    : Monday, Oct 14 2019 - Thursday, Oct 17 2019

Encounters Festival 2019

Luna Cinema Outdoor Screenings

Event Cinema

Previews and One-Off Screenings

  • Film / Horror

    Ready Or Not

    A new bride is obliged to play a deadly game of hide and seek

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Oct 14 2019 - Thursday, Oct 17 2019

  • Film / Drama

    Fight Club

    Cult David Fincher slugfest returns on its 20th anniversary

  • Film / Drama

    Disobedience

    Rachel Weisz stars in an exploration of faith and sexuality in London's Orthodox Jewish community

  • Film / Drama

    Seven

    David Fincher's serial killer classic returns in late night cult classic season

  • Film / Science Fiction

    Blade Runner 2049

    Denis Villeneuve's sequel to Ridley Scott's sci-fi noir classic returns in Encounters Retrospective

  • Film / Documentary

    Bluescreen

    Bristol's longest running open screen short film night

    Cube: Wednesday, Nov 27 2019

Still Going Strong

  • Film / Drama

    Downton Abbey

    Julian Fellowes' toffs and forelock-tuggers invade the big screen

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Oct 14 2019 - Thursday, Oct 17 2019

  • Film / Horror

    IT: Chapter Two

    Pennywise the dancing clown returns to menace the adult Losers in second part of the hit horror

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Oct 14 2019 - Thursday, Oct 17 2019

  • Film / Drama

    Bait

    Much-acclaimed Cornish fishing village drama from Bristol-based Early Day Films

    Curzon: Thursday, Oct 17 2019

  • Film / Drama

    Hustlers

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

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Oct 14 2019 - Thursday, Oct 17 2019

  • 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, Oct 14 2019 - Thursday, Oct 17 2019

  • Film / Drama

    The Lion King

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

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Oct 14 2019 - Thursday, Oct 17 2019

  • Film / Documentary

    For Sama

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

  • Film / Art House

    Rojo

    Period drama about a morally compromised lawyer in 1970s Argentina

  • Film / Action

    Angel Has Fallen

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

    : Tuesday, Oct 15 2019 & Thursday, Oct 17 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, Oct 14 2019 - Thursday, Oct 17 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, Oct 14 2019 - Thursday, Oct 17 2019

  • Film / Comedy

    Aladdin

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

  • Film / Action

    Crawl

    A hurricane alligator horror? We're in!

  • Film / Comedy

    Good Boys

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

    : Tuesday, Oct 15 2019 & Wednesday, Oct 16 2019

  • Film / Action

    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Spidey and Mysterio take on the dastardly extradimensional Elementals

    Multiple theatres: Monday, Oct 14 2019 - Thursday, Oct 17 2019

  • Film / Drama

    Mrs Lowry and Son

    Timothy Spall daubs again in this drama about the artist's relationship with his monstrous mother

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