Film festival to return to Bristol with schedule announced for autumn and winter

PUBLISHED: 14:00 30 September 2018

Alien (1979) Directed by Ridley Scott.

Alien (1979) Directed by Ridley Scott.

©Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation Photographer: Bob Penn

Classic films and modern-day hits will be shown across various cinema screens in Bristol over the coming months.

The Greatest Showman. Picture: Niko TaverniseThe Greatest Showman. Picture: Niko Tavernise

Bristol Film Festival have announced their programme for the rest of 2018, with their autumn and winter screenings set to be their largest and most diverse programme to date.

The autumn series will run from October 18 to November 18 and the winter season is scheduled from December 14-30.

It is the UK’s largest immersive film festival and various locations such as Aerospace Bristol, the old police cells at The Island, in Nelson Street, and Bristol Museum will host special screenings of more than 40 films.

Each venue has been picked to show films suitable to their surroundings; Redcliffe Caves will screen horror films such as Ridley Scott’s classic Alien and 2015’s The Witch, while the ss Great Britain will show Titanic on November 18 to mark 21 years since its release.

Paddington 2.Paddington 2.

The festival revisits the old police cells at The Island on October 21 for an undercover cop trilogy consisting of Reservoir Dogs, 21 Jump Street and The Departed as part of its crime screens series.

For the first time, the festival will partner with the Planetarium at We The Curious for a double bill of science-fiction hits Wall-E and Gravity.

All Saints Church, in Clifton, will host a unique evening of entertainment on October 24.

Live music, a drinks reception and an introductory talk will take place before a screening of Carmen On The Lake, a production of the classic Georges Bizet opera.

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in 21 Jump Street.Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in 21 Jump Street.

Over the Christmas period, the festival will partner with Hype Agency to deliver a festive programme of family favourites, with showings of The Snowman, Frozen, Love Actually and La La Land.

Festival director Owen Franklin said: “We are thrilled to be announcing our line-up for the autumn and Christmas periods.

“It is exciting to be working with new venues alongside our long-standing partners to put together our most divers range of screenings yet.

“We have films to suit everyone, from family favourites to cult horror hits at some of Bristol’s most fascinating venues.”

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