The Bristol Radical Film Festival returns this October for its fifth year celebrating political, activist and experimental filmmaking. This season’s programme promises an exciting blend of some of the newest and provocative features, including the winners of our international short film competition, alongside a number of rarely screened classics. There is a timely showing of A VERY BRITISH COUP, the 1980s made for TV drama about the obstacles facing a newly elected left wing labour government; and rare screenings of BLACK IS… BLACK AIN’T and SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM by the legendary US filmmakers, William Greaves and Marlon Riggs. Two outstanding contemporary feature films: SLEAFORD MODS – INVISIBLE BRITAIN, about the radical post-punk band, Sleaford Mods; and LIGHT YEARS, the acclaimed first feature from Bristol-based director Esther May Campbell, offer reflections and explorations of life in contemporary Britain.
Bristol Radical Film Festival was set-up in 2011 to provide a platform for politically-engaged, aesthetically innovative cinema, and is now part of The Radical Film Network, an international network of similar organisations involved in progressive, alternative film culture.
The Old Malt House, Little Ann Street, BS2 9EB
Festival Pass: £30, individual screenings: £6/4.