DIAL H-I-S-T-O-R-Y – Dir. Johan Grimonprez
Feature length documentary of 196’s and 70s hi-jackers. Blending photographic images plus reportage shots and reconstituted scenes, this unwraps our own complicity in the urge for ultimate disaster..
Wed 20.15 Sat 20.00; Sun 18.00
DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE – Dir Kim Longinotto
Shot almost entirely in a cramped courtroomtfhis film presents a series of women in Iran pleading their cases to obtain permission for divorce before a judge, using every possible tactic
Wed 20.30 Sun 16.00
GEORGI & THE BUTTERFLIES – Dir. Andrey Paounov
Georgi Lulchev is a psychiatrist and director of a dilapidated and underfunded home for psychologically challenged men. He has many money making dreams which unfold and fade in this uplifting but never sentimental film.
Thurs 20.30 Sun 20.00
UNKNOWN WHITE MALE – Dir. Rupert Murray
Documentary story of Doug Bruce, a successful New York stock broker who experienced a dissociative fugue state that lasted some time and who subsequently suffered total memory failure.
Fri 20.15 Sun 18.00
37 Uses For A Dead Sheep – Dir. Ben Hopkins
Documentary about the Kirghiz tribe who, until 25 years ago, lived a quasi Iron Age existence. They are now split between those over 30 pining for their nomadic history and the young with modern education and a world of pop music and internet cafes.
Fri 20.30 Sat 14.00
HOW IS YOUR FISH TODAY? – Dir. Xiaolu Gup
Originally a British-commissioned documentary about Mohe, a supposedly mystical town in Northern china. In reality this was an impoverished fishing village of little interest, so the documentary footage had a film script added to it about a screenwriter searching for inspiration by travelling to Mohe.
Sat 14.00 Sun 20.00
ART SHORTS – Various Directors
A selection of favourite short art film documentaries including John Smith’s seminal Girl Chewing Gum, Rachel Davies cinematic Gold, Joe Smith and Rosie Pedlows beautiful Sea Change, Human Radio by Miranda Pennel and the wonderfully candid Anyone Else Isn’t You by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.
Sat 16.00 Sun 14.00.
THE DYING ROOMS – Dir. Kate Blewitt
Documentary that prompted a storm of media coverage on the situation in Chinese orphanages. A perfect example of how powerful documentary can be and how it can have a lasting effect by raising awareness of a particular issue.
Sat 16.00 sun 16.00
SPECKY, TALK TO ME AND SARGY MAN – Dirs. Anne-Claire Pilley, Mark craig and Peter Mann respectively
A wonderful selection fo short documentaries produced by the Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation which have been screening in festivals worldwide.
200,000 people invade a sleepy Serbian village for a week of music, drinking, dancing and utter madness – all to the sound of Serbian/Roma gypsy trumpet bands competing against one another.
Sat 18.00 (with Director) Sun 14.00
THE TRIALS OF DARRYL HUNT – Dirs. Annie Sunberg & Ricki Stern
Powerful and unsettling chronicle of the 20-year struggle to free a man twice convicted of a crime he didn’t commit.