Everyone loves movie nights, from quiet evenings with Netflix to popcorn-filled trips to the cinema. But we doubt anyone has experienced a film night light this before. This Saturday (September 16), A Wall is a Screen: Secrets of the Old City you to watch a curated selection of short films projected onto nearby buildings in the city centre.
The aim is to provide a greater appreciation for the architectural gems of Bristol’s Old City, as you soak up a little bit of culture along the way. Experience these films in surprising ways, as the background and soundscape of the city become part of the screen, and the film becomes part of the city.
This unique event, presented by Hamburg-based collective, A Wall is a Screen, will act as a bridge between the end of Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover and the start of Encounters Festival – which kicks off September 27.
“We’re delighted to present another chance to experience A Wall is a Screen: Secrets of the Old City, our closing event for Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover,” said Natalie Moore, Bristol UNESCO City of Film Manager. “It proved hugely popular when it first ran in June so we urge film lovers not to miss this second chance to see the city’s architecture become part of the fabric of the film-viewing experience.”
If you want to watch this curated selection of short films, the tour will begin at the top of Corn Street near the Bristol Register Office at 8pm – keep an eye out for the A Wall is a Screen flags! From there you’ll guided around the Old City, with the tour lasting approximately an hour.
Encounters Festival’s outgoing CEO Rich Warren says: “We have wanted to bring over our friends, A Wall is a Screen, from Hamburg to Bristol for well over ten years, to share their vision of cinematic social engagement with Bristol’s vibrant film scene. Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover has been the perfect opportunity to do so.”
This is a free event, but booking is advised which you can do here.