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Watchers of the Sky

Watchers of the Sky

USA – 2014 – 120 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY EDET BELZBERG

WATCHERS OF THE SKY interweaves four stories of remarkable courage, compassion, and determination, while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin — the man who created the word "genocide," and believed the law could protect the world from mass atrocities. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem From Hell, WATCHERS OF THE SKY takes you on a provocative journey from Nuremberg to The Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action.

Storm Surfers (3D & 2D)

Storm Surfers (3D & 2D)

AUSTRALIA – 2011 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY CHRISTOPHER NELIUS & JUSTIN MCMILLAN

STORM SURFERS is an epic, real-life adventure following two best friends on their quest to hunt down and ride the biggest and most dangerous waves in Australia. Aussie tow-surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones and two-time world champion Tom Carroll enlist the help of surf forecaster Ben Matson and together they track and chase giant storms across the Great Southern Ocean.

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.

Of Time and the City

Of Time and the City

UNITED KINGDOM – 2009 – 74 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY TERENCE DAVIES

OF TIME AND THE CITY is both a love song and a eulogy to the director's birthplace of Liverpool. It is also a response to memory, reflection and the experience of losing a sense of place as the skyline changes and time takes its toll.

Terence Davies returns to his native liverpool and to his film making roots to capture a sense of the city today and its influences on him growing up in the late 40s and early 50s.

Liverpool's phoenix-like rise is portrayed like it's never been seen before; how a city can change itself and the people under its influence...

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

USA – 2010 – 93 MIN – COLOUR / BLACK & WHITE - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY TAMRA DAVIES

This thoroughly engaging documentary, charts the meteoric rise and fall of the inimitable New York painter with rock-star status and one of the leading lights of late-20th-century art. The film is centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot with Basquiat over twenty years ago. Much can be gleaned from insider interviews and archival footage, but it is Basquiat's own words and work that powerfully convey the mystique and allure of both the artist and the man.

In Your Dreams

In Your Dreams

USA – 2013 – 100 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY STEVIE NICKS & DAVE STEWART

Decadent rock star, ’70s survivor, gypsy songbird, white-winged dove — the inimitable Stevie Nicks has entranced millions of fans worldwide with her poetic lyrics, sultry singing and featherand-lace style. In 2010 Nicks embarked on the recording of a new solo album, IN YOUR DREAMS, produced by former Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart. With cameras in tow, documentarian Stewart and diva Nicks set up shop in her home studio and reveal their collaborative creative process. Shifting dynamically among video formats, painstaking recording sessions and revealing interviews, this magic-tinged musical journey is a loving and tuneful portrait of the eternally bewitching Gold Dust Woman.

Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier

USA – 2014 – 84 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JOHN MALOOF & CHARLIE SISKEL

A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

Emptying the Skies

Emptying the Skies

USA – 2013 – 75 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY DOUGLAS KASS & ROGER KASS

Based on a magazine essay written by noted best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen for The New Yorker and widely republished around the world, EMPTYING THE SKIES chronicles the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds in southern Europe.

Dig!

Dig!

USA – 2008 – 105 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY ONDI TIMONER

DIG! is the feature-length documentary shot over seven years about musicians Anton Newcombe, leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Courtney Taylor, head of The Dandy Warhols – star-crossed friends and bitter rivals.

The Cast Against 8

The Cast Against 8

USA – 2013 – 112 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY BEN COTNER AND RYAN WHITE

Battles are won because we fight them. 

A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the center of the same-sex marriage controversy. Five years in the making, this is the story of how they took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bill Cunningham New York

Bill Cunningham New York

USA – 2010 – 84 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RICHARD PRESS

“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Anna Wintour about Bill Cunningham, the 80-year-old New York Times photographer and unlikely man-about-town. Cunningham has two weekly columns in the Style section of The New York Times: “On The Street,” in which he identifies fashion trends as he spots them emerging on the street; and “Evening Hours,” his ongoing coverage of the social whirl of charities that benefit the cultural life of the city. The result is far from simple picture taking — it is cultural anthropology.

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.

The Dog

The Dog

USA – 2013 – 100 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY ALLISON BERG & FRANK KERAUDREN

Official selection — Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Berlinale 2014 and SXSW 2014

Coming of age in the 1960s, John Wojtowicz took pride in being a pervert. His libido was excessive even by the libertine standards of the era, with multiple wives and lovers, both women and men.

In August, 1972, he attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to finance his lover's sex-reassignment surgery. The attempted heist resulted in a fourteen-hour hostage situation that was broadcast on TV. Three years later, Pacino portrayed his character instigating the unforgettable crime on the big screen. The award-winning film had a profound influence on Wojtowicz, when he emerged from prison six years later, he became known as "The Dog."