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Rivers and Tides

Rivers and Tides

GERMANY – 2001 – 90 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY THOMAS RIEDELSHEIMER

"That rare film about an artist that is, in itself, a work of art, RIVERS AND TIDES Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time is an extraordinary journey into the world and mind of Scottish sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. A land-artist who uses materials from nature to make site-specific works, Goldsworthy allows the elements to have the last say in his beautiful creations, as his ingenious patterns of wood, leaves, stone and ice move and erode over time.

Particle Fever

Particle Fever

USA – 2013 – 99 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY MARK LEVINSON & DAVID KAPLAN

For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. PARTICLE FEVER follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation.

The Horse Boy

The Horse Boy

USA – 2009 – 93 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY MICHEL O. SCOTT

How far would you travel to heal someone you love? An intensely personal yet epic spiritual journey, THE HORSE BOY follows one Texas couple and their autistic son as they trek on horseback through Outer Mongolia in a desperate attempt to treat his condition with shamanic healing. When two-year-old Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson, a writer and former horse trainer, and his wife Kristin Neff, a psychology professor, sought the best possible medical care for their son — but traditional therapies had little effect. Then they discovered that Rowan has a profound affinity for animals — particularly horses — and the family set off on a quest for a possible cure…

Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice

USA – 2012 – 74 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JEFF ORLOWSKI

In the spring of 2005, National Geographic photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth's changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change and a cynic about the nature of academic research. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.

The Ambassador

The Ambassador

DENMARK – 2011 – 93 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY MADS BRÜGGER

A strange, enigmatic and decadent white diplomat arrives in central Africa, looking like a mixture of Henry Stanley and Karl Lagerfeld. He has recently bought an ambassadorship and claims to be a do-good rich business man, who has come to spearhead a diplomatic mission. 

Officially he is there to start a factory that produces matches — this, to employ locals and teach how to make this simple piece of fire-making equipment. Unofficially he is really there to gain access to vast reserves of diamonds. THE AMBASSADOR is a genre-breaking, tragic comedy about the bizarre world of African diplomacy.

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

UNITED KINGDOM / IRELAND – 2013 – 136 MIN – COLOUR / BLACK & WHITE - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY SOPHIE FIENNES

Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj Žižek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes (THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO CINEMA) for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy. With infectious zeal and a voracious appetite for popular culture, Žižek literally goes inside some truly epochal movies, all the better to explore and expose how they reinforce prevailing ideologies.

The Overnighters

The Overnighters

USA – 2013 – 100 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JESSE MOSS

Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them.

In the tiny town of Williston, North Dakota, tens of thousands of unemployed hopefuls show up with dreams of honest work and a big paycheck under the lure of the oil boom. However, busloads of newcomers chasing a broken American Dream step into the stark reality of slim work prospects and nowhere to sleep. The town lacks the infrastructure to house the overflow of migrants, even for those who do find gainful employment.

Muscle Shoals

Muscle Shoals

USA – 2013 – 111 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY GREG 'FREDDY' CAMALIER

FEATURING ARETHA FRANKLIN, GREG ALLMAN, BONO, CLARENCE CARTER, JIMMY CLIFF, MICK JAGGER, ETTA JAMES, ALICIA KEYS, WILSON PICKETT, KEITH RICHARDS, PERCY SLEDGE, AND STEVE WINWOOD

Located on the banks of the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of the most creative and defiant music in American history.

Under the spiritual influence of the "Singing River" as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals is some of the most important and resonant of all time. "I’ll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", "When a Man Loves a Woman", "I Never Loved A Man the Way That I Loved You", "Mustang Sally”, "Tell Mama", "Kodachrome", and "Freebird" are just a few of the tens of thousands of tracks created there.