The 2018 Bristol Film Festival line-up has been announced, with the autumn and winter screenings (18 October – 18 November; 14 – 30 December respectively) set to comprise the event’s largest and most diverse programme to date.

It all comes to life with a roar on at Fowlers motorcycle showroom with a rare opportunity to see the classic Bruce Brown documentary On Any Sunday on the big screen, featuring Steve McQueen and innovative 1970s filming techniques. Highlights of the line-up include the crime-themed triology of Reservoir Dogs, 21 Jump Street and The Departed at The Island’s old police cells; classic Bizet opera Carmen on the Lake at All Saints Church in Clifton, with live music, a drinks reception and introductory talk; and Top Gun at Aerospace Bristol, where guests can explore Concorde before enjoying the nostalgia of the Eighties film classic.

See The Departed during the crime strand

Just ahead of Halloween, the popular Horror In The Caves collaboration returns, with The Descent, Alien and The Fly screened in Redcliffe Caves, plus themed wine tastings – drink along to Don’t Look Now or Interview with the Vampire. The festival is also partnering with the planetarium at We The Curious for the first time, for a double bill of sci-fi hits Wall-E and Gravity. Meanwhile, to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Titanic, in November there’ll be a special evening on board the SS Great Britain with a drinks reception, live music, actors and light supper, with the epic romance screened in the ship’s First Class Dining Saloon.

Interview with a Vampire will be showing in Redcliffe Caves

Other fun locations including Bristol Museum, which the festival visits for an immersive cinema event (think family favourite Dumbo, singalong hit The Greatest Showman, and horror success IT) with live circus performers tying in with the Circus 250 celebrations. There’s plenty more – so grab the diary and head to the website…

“We’re thrilled to be announcing our line-up for the autumn and Christmas period,” said festival director Owen Franklin. “It’s exciting to be working with new venues alongside our longstanding partners to put together our most diverse range of screenings yet. From family favourites to cult horror hits, there are over 40 movies to choose from – so whether you’re a first-time attendee or a regular, there’s going to be something new to discover!”

The full programme can be viewed online