Venture underground into the Redcliffe Caves this March, as the festival’s biannual screening series returns – our Underground Cinema an unforgettable way to discover, or rediscover, some of the silver screen’s hidden gems, pop culture milestones and genre highlights.
Delve deep into one of the most unique locations in Bristol, and forget about the outside world for a couple of hours… Whether you’re settling down for a favourite fantasy film or a cult classic, it’s sure to be one of the year’s most memorable movie viewing experiences.
Our March 2020 season starts with a double bill devoted to Gotham’s clown prince of crime – first up on Friday night is Todd Phillip’s incendiary hit Joker.
There are soft, hot and alcoholic beverages available to purchase at the surface, including a pop-up ale bar courtesy of our festival partners, Wickwar Wessex Brewing.
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This bold possible origin story for Batman’s most infamous nemesis follows Arthur Fleck, a wannabe stand-up comedian struggling to survive in a vicious Gotham. As his descent into madness and nihilism deepens, his actions begin to stir a violent movement that threatens to topple the status quo in the troubled city.
THEY SAY: “Joker would work just as well as an engrossing character study without any of its DC Comics trappings; that it just so happens to be a brilliant Batman-universe movie is icing on the Batfan cake” – IGN, 2019
WE SAY: A harrowing character study that’s a world away from the usual superhero/supervillain bombast, this controversial and deeply unsettling film owes a huge debt to Scorsese (particularly Taxi Driver and The King Of Comedy, both also starring De Niro!). Phoenix is eerily hypnotic, and a potential contender for Best Actor Oscar.
Find out what you can expect in the trailer below: