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

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

Encounters Festival 2019

Luna Cinema Outdoor Screenings

Event Cinema

Previews and One-Off Screenings

  • Film / Drama

    Fight Club

    Cult David Fincher slugfest returns on its 20th anniversary

  • Film / Drama


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

  • Film / Drama


    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


    Bristol's longest running open screen short film night

Still Going Strong

  • Film / Horror

    IT: Chapter Two

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

  • Film / Drama


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

  • Film / Drama


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

  • Film / Drama

    The Lion King

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

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Aug 13 2020 - Thursday, Aug 20 2020

  • 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 / Action

    Angel Has Fallen

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

  • Film / Animation

    Toy Story 4

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

  • Film / Comedy


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

  • Film / Action


    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

  • 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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