Preview: Cinema Rediscovered Festival at The Watershed

25th July 2017


From Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th of July, Bristol sees the return of the standout film event of last summer, Cinema Rediscovered.

Hosted in Bristol’s prestigious The Watershed cinema/cultural centre, Cinema Rediscovered is a film festival in which the primary objective is to draw attention to classic forgotten cinema, reappraising more contemporary releases and proliferating the wonderful world of archival, restoration and film exhibition.

Working with a diverse range of film groups from around Bristol, including the South West Silents, 20th Century Flicks and the Cube Microplex, the concept of the festival lies in Bologna, Italy.

Based on the long running Il Cinema Ritrovato festival, Cinema Rediscovered is a festival that aims to transplant Ritrovato’s ethos and practises to Bristol, UK for a weekend of special screenings, guests and workshops meant to demonstrate the importance and value in remembering and sharing a film experience, while engaging in contemporary discussion using older films. For example, this year the festival includes strands on contemporary media and narrative, a highlight on India as presented in film and women’s media roles in Britain’s times of war.

If you find yourself looking for something to do this weekend, there really is no better place than Cinema Rediscovered. This is a festival that’s only going to keep getting bigger and better.

Kit Ramsay