Bristol’s annual film-meets-music festival is back! The ninth edition of Filmic runs from March – early June, for a mix of concerts, screenings, and special events, brought to you by St George’s Bristol, Colston Hall and Watershed.
This year, the programme will explore themes of Era-Defining Soundtracks and Film Scores Celebrating Female Composers – along with some special one-off concerts. Explore the St George’s programme here, as well as a look at our other Filmic events across the city…
Moishe’s Bagel – Wednesday 25 March | 8pm
Folk favourites Moishe’s Bagel launch Filmic 2020 at St George’s, with an opening Klezmer-meets-Balkan set followed by their specially-commissioned live score for Mikhail Kalatozov’s 1931 Soviet documentary, Salt for Svanetia‘. The Scotsman called it – ‘A Prokofiev-meets-Nyman counterpart to the bizarre images in Kalatozov’s remarkable film.’ Read more about it here.
Haiku Salut presents The Buster Keaton Picture Show – Thursday 2 April | 8pm
Cult instrumental group Haiku Salut perform an original contemporary live score to Buster Keaton’s 1926 legendary comedy classic, The General, regularly named as one of the greatest films ever made, and a landmark of silent cinema. Read more about it here.
Battleship Potemkin – Thursday 18 June | 8pm
Matt Calvert (of avant-rockers Three Trapped Tigers) and Jan Bang (Norwegian electronic musician and producer) join forces to produce a visceral, semi-improvised live score to Eisenstein’s 1925 masterpiece of early cinema, the Soviet classic Battleship Potemkin. Searing imagery, guitars, electronics and found sounds. Commissioned and produced by Opera North. Read more about it here.
WATERSHED – full listings and tickets here
Including Easy Rider on 1 March | The Harder They Come 8 March | Saturday Night Fever 15 March | Reservoir Dogs 22 March | Tommy 29 March | The Kingmaker 5 April | Monos 12 April | Manchester by the Sea 19 April | Joker 26 April
COLSTON HALL– listing and tickets here
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Hollywood Head To Head Friday 27 March