Now entering its second year, Park Circus is pleased to once again support Cinema Rediscovered - the UK film festival celebrating new digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities on the big screen.
From 27-30 July, venues across Bristol and the surrounding area are presenting a whole host of special film events and screenings, before a programme of selected highlights embarks on a UK-wide tour after the festival weekender comes to a close.
In the festival’s spotlight on British film, Cinema Rediscovered marks 50 years since the death of Joe Orton with the premiere of the new restoration of Entertaining Mr Sloane. The controversial playwright and provocateur will also be remembered with a preview screening of Prick Up Your Ears - Stephen Frears' biopic receives a UK reissue in August as part of the BFI's Gross Indecency season, a programme which will also see a new restoration of Loot screen around the country.
Other British titles featuring in the festival’s line-up include two highlights from the BFI’s recent Girls Like Us season; a programme exploring the work and representation of women in WWII-era cinema. Season curator, and producer of Their Finest, Stephen Woolley has selected The Gentle Sex and Millions Like Us to receive a welcome reprise at Cinema Rediscovered.
A large part of the festival’s programme - and its opening night screening - focuses on the worlds of media and journalism and their portrayals in Hollywood. The Manipulating the Message strand kicks off with a 40th anniversary presentation of Network before diving further into the subterranean realm of shady reportage with screenings of Ace in the Hole, To Die For and Sweet Smell of Success.
Additional special events include a 50th anniversary screening of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner presented by Come The Revolution and a screening of cult horror The Entity from feminist collective The Final Girls.