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We are sorry but we have had to cancel our Cinema Rediscovered events this weekend due to a team shortage in the theatre at Arnolfini. The Galleries, Bookshop and Harbourside Bar plan to remain open.

The Open Road will go ahead as scheduled over at the Watershed.

Who was William Friese-Greene? will now be taking place online as a free event. All bookers will be sent a link and offered a refund and rest assured that refunds will be issued next week once the festival is over.

Cinema Rediscovered hope to reschedule The Maltese Falcon later in the year, please keep an eye on their website for details.

Please visit for the rest of the programme available in and around Bristol.

If you had tickets for Cinema Rediscovered events, the Box Office will be in touch to offer you to arrange a refund next week.

For all enquiries relating to Cinema Rediscovered please email

The Maltese Falcon, John Huston’s debut feature, wasn’t the first movie about a tough, cynical private investigator getting involved in a murky case. In fact, it wasn’t even the first film based on the novel of the same name by writer Dashiel Hammett. But it was the first film that got all the elements exactly right – from the career defining performance of Humphrey Bogart as the world-weary detective Sam Spade to a memorable collection of villains whose actual pursuit of the elusive bird statue turns out to be something of a side issue. Considered by many to be the first film noir The Maltese Falcon is certainly a key title in laying the foundations for that influential genre of mean streets, knife-edged heroes, dark shadows and tough dames.

Director: John Huston 

Cast: Mary Astor, Humphrey Bogart, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Barton MacLane.

Rating: PG

This special screening is to celebrate the 80th Anniversary and the launch event for new film organisation Film Noir UK. 

With an introduction by co-director of Film Noir UK, James Harrison.