Battleship Potemkin at Bristol Cathedral

Price
£15 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs
Age restrictions
8+
Child and Concession prices also available

What you'll do

Bristol Cathedral hosts an atmospheric screening of Sergei Eisenstein’s seminal silent film Battleship Potemkin on Tuesday 16th November. Join Bristol Film Festival after dusk in this magnificent building, enjoy a welcome drink and then watch this piece of cinema history come to life. The film will be accompanied by a live, entirely improvised organ recital by the award-winning composer Dr. David Bednall, blending silent cinema with live music to create a unique performance that promises to bring the film to life in a dramatic new interpretation.

Eisenstein’s bold dramatization of the infamous 1905 rebellion is one of the influential films of the 20th Century, with its influence visible everywhere from The Untouchables to The Godfather to Star Wars. It is consistently voted one of the greatest films of all time, and was a favourite film of Billy Wilder, Orson Welles and Charlie Chaplin. This screening will present a full restoration from Film Museum Berlin.

ABOUT THE FILM 1925 | PG| 75 mins

The crew of the Imperial Russian Navy battleship Potemkin are stationed in the Black Sea, near Odessa, in 1905. They are poorly treated by their officers and fed dishes laced with rotten meat and maggots. Tensions soon reach boiling point, and with talk of revolution already seizing Russia, the sailors decide to mutiny and take control of their destiny...

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What you'll do

Bristol Cathedral hosts an atmospheric screening of Sergei Eisenstein’s seminal silent film Battleship Potemkin on Tuesday 16th November. Join Bristol Film Festival after dusk in this magnificent building, enjoy a welcome drink and then watch this piece of cinema history come to life. The film will be accompanied by a live, entirely improvised organ recital by the award-winning composer Dr. David Bednall, blending silent cinema with live music to create a unique performance that promises to bring the film to life in a dramatic new interpretation.

Eisenstein’s bold dramatization of the infamous 1905 rebellion is one of the influential films of the 20th Century, with its influence visible everywhere from The Untouchables to The Godfather to Star Wars. It is consistently voted one of the greatest films of all time, and was a favourite film of Billy Wilder, Orson Welles and Charlie Chaplin. This screening will present a full restoration from Film Museum Berlin.

ABOUT THE FILM 1925 | PG| 75 mins

The crew of the Imperial Russian Navy battleship Potemkin are stationed in the Black Sea, near Odessa, in 1905. They are poorly treated by their officers and fed dishes laced with rotten meat and maggots. Tensions soon reach boiling point, and with talk of revolution already seizing Russia, the sailors decide to mutiny and take control of their destiny...

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Facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Child friendly (0-16)

COVID-19 guidelines

All guidelines in place at the time of your experience will be adhered to.

On the day

Public parking is available at Millennium Square and on St George's Street, behind the council buildings. Nearby street parking is also available.

Bus service numbers 8 and 9 run from Bristol Temple Meads Station and drop off by the Cathedral.

Please contact Bristol Film Festival for further information about accessibility at this venue.

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How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.

About Bristol Film Festival

Bristol Film Festival was started by director Owen Franklin in 2015. The Festival provides an alternative experience for lovers of film and cinema, and celebrates the cultural landscape of his home city, Bristol.

The concept is simple: to bring classic films back to the big screen, in some of Bristol’s most iconic and interesting venues, including Bristol Museum, Clifton Observatory, Bristol Cathedral, and Redcliffe Caves.

The films and locations are carefully matched together, and involve unique immersive elements - whether it's live performers, tours of venues after hours, or themed wine tastings, you can expect to leave one of our events having had a film experience unlike any other!

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Price
£15 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs
Age restriction
8+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.