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Watershed staff, and guests give their take on some of the upcoming Watershed highlights.

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Watershed staff, and guests give their take on some of the upcoming Watershed highlights.

    June 2020 Cinema Podcast

    June 2020 Cinema Podcast

    In June's podcast Mark Cosgrove, Watershed Cinema Curator, considers whether, when people talk of the acute challenges now facing the arts sector, whether film is included in that?When does film become art; and what is the relationship between film and commerce?Mark also looks forward to the upcoming Japan 2020 film season hosted on the BFI website, whilst still hoping that the real world value of film does not get lost on the way

    • 8 min
    May 2020 Cinema Podcast

    May 2020 Cinema Podcast

    In May's cinema podcast Mark Cosgrove, Watershed Cinema Curator, considers the existential crisis at the heart of cinema and film under the current situation. Delving into the past for insight, Mark wonders – what does cinema mean when there is no cinema?Also Mark shares his film picks for the coming month to help you cut through the current explosion of online film viewing opportunities.

    • 9 min
    April 2020 Cinema podcast

    April 2020 Cinema podcast

    In these extraordinary times which have seen Watershed close its building and cancel all film screenings, Mark Cosgrove, Watershed Cinema Curator and Thea Berry, Watershed Cinema Producer, share some of the immediate responses from the filmmaking community to the current situation and offer pointers to some of the films that are currently exciting them – films which are easily available online and more often than not free to view.

    • 10 min
    March 2020 Cinema Podcast

    March 2020 Cinema Podcast

    In this month's podcast Watershed Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove and Cinema Producer Thea Berry look ahead to a packed month with plenty to get your eyes and ears into it.March sees the start of Watershed's two month cinematic celebration Filmic. In this podcast Mark and Thea share insights, stories and anecdotes on the inextricable link between film and music through Filmic's two seasons of upcoming films – Era-Defining Soundtracks and FILM SC♀RES: Celebrating Female Composers.They also talk about some of the month's upcoming new releases from the stark and compelling The Painted Bird to unique Brazilian near future sci-fi Bacurau.

    • 30 min
    February 2020 Cinema Podcast

    February 2020 Cinema Podcast

    February maybe the shortest month of the year yet it contains a compelling wealth of cinematic joy, and a little bit of despair too. Mark Cosgrove, Watershed Cinema Curator, and Thea Berry, Watershed Cinema Producer share their recommendations and highlights for the month ahead.First up they discuss why the long anticipated, sensational, Palme d'Or winning comedy thriller Parasite, is just so good. Also much anticipated is Portrait of a Lady on Fire in which they say something really special happens in they way it tells female stories.Then they shine a light on Japan with highlights from the Japan Foundation season of films which search for happiness in Japanese society and prolific filmmakerTakashi Miike's brutal, bloody, and brilliantly over the top First Love.On to the fast fashion world of Greed starring Steve Coogan which Mark suggests could be called Carry on Capitalism – a laugh packed critique of capitalism, which still manages to pointedly highlight its inherent inequalities.They also recommend Mr Jones a story of journalism, truth and lies set in Stalin's Russia – a true story which influenced George Orwell to write Animal Farm.And finally there's Little Joe in which Thea and Mark find an unsettling, fascinating and though-provoking vision of a near future in which a new plant can lifts people's moods.

    • 19 min
    January 2020 Cinema Podcast

    January 2020 Cinema Podcast

    Mark Cosgrove, Cinema Curator and Thea Berry, Cinema Producer, plus guests, discuss our upcoming weekend of musicals exploring race, identity and politics – busting the myth that musicals are all just jazz hands and frippery.Mark and Thea also discuss their start of the year highlights including in February the brilliantly cinematic Portrait of a Lady on Fire and the totally unpredictable journey of Parasite.The year starts off though with the the rip roaring salty dog sea tale that is The Lighthouse, Jo Jo Rabbit's brilliantly satirical exploration of nationalism and fascism and Armando Iannucci's Dickens with a contemporary sensibility, in the hilarious The Personal History of David Copperfield.

    • 28 min

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