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.
Saturday of our March 2020 season focuses on outcasts and outsiders, and our evening schedule begins Scorsese’s tour de force Taxi Driver, widely ranked as one of the greatest films of all time.
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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Vietnam veteran Travis Bickle leads a lonely existence as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City. His disgust at what he regards as a broken and tainted system leads him to attempt to liberate an underage prostitute, but his crusade quickly unravels into insanity and violence.
THEY SAY: “Everything in this movie gets under your skin and stays with you like fever […] The blend of Schrader’s script, Scorsese’s direction and De Niro’s performance is both riveting and unnerving. A film that will stay with you forever” – Empire, 2011
WE SAY: Still inspiring films to this day, both implicitly and explicitly (see: Joker), this is arguably Scorsese and De Niro at the top of their game. Haunting, tragic, disturbing and an essential watch for any cinema enthusiast.
Find out what you can expect in the trailer below: