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Wild Style

Wild Style

USA – 1983 – 82 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY CHARLIE AHEARN

A documentation of the earliest days of hip-hop in the boroughs of New York, everything in WILD STYLE is authentic — the story, style, characters, and most of the actors, are drawn from the community. It features a pantheon of old-school pioneers, including Grandmaster Flash, Fab Five Freddy, Busy Bee, The Cold Crush Brothers and more.

Downtown 81

Downtown 81

USA – 2001 – 72 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY EDO BERTOGLIO

DOWNTOWN 81 is a feature film starring the legendary American artist Jean Michel Basquiat (1960-1988.) Basquiat was a 19 year old painter, graffiti artist, poet and musician when he played the lead in this film, which vividly depicts the explosive downtown New York art and music scene of 1980-81.

Peaches Does Herself

Peaches Does Herself

GERMANY – 2012 – 80 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
FILM BY PEACHES

Following the advice of a 65 year old stripper, Peaches makes music that is sexually forthright. Her popularity grows and she becomes what her fans expect her to be — transsexual. She soon falls in love with a beautiful she male, but Peaches gets her heart broken and has to realize who she really is. 

The Broken Circle Breakdown

The Broken Circle Breakdown

BELGIUM / NETHERLANDS – 2012 – 111 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN  FLEMISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY FELIX VAN GROENINGEN

THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN tells the love story between Elise and Didier. She has her own tattoo shop, he plays the banjo in a band. It is love at first sight, in spite of major differences. He talks, she listens. He is a dedicated atheist, although at the same time a naïve romantic. She has a cross tattooed on her neck, even though she has both feet firmly on the ground. Their happiness is complete after their little girl Maybelle is born.

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.

Beauty Day

Beauty Day

CANADA – 2010 – 90 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JAY CHEEL

An apt mix of humour and humanity, BEAUTY DAY is a feature length documentary which chronicles the life and times of cable television star Ralph Zavadil. 

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.

EDEN

EDEN

FRANCE – FEATURE - 2014 – 131 MIN – COLOUR - FRENCH & ENGLISH - DCP
A FILM BY MIA HANSEN-LØVE
FEATURING: PAULINE ETIENNE, GRETA GERWIG AND BRADY CORBET

In the 90’s, french electronic music is developing at a fast pace. in the exciting Paris nightlife, Paul is taking his first steps as a DJ. With his best friend he creates a duo called “Cheers”, and they rapidly find their au- dience. They are quickly caught up in a euphoric and short-lived rise to fame and Paul, blinded by his pas- sion, overlooks his own life.

The Keeping Room

The Keeping Room

USA – 2013 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
WITH BRIT MARLING, HAILEE STEINFELD, MUNA OTARU, SAM WORTHINGTON, KYLE SOLLER, 
A FILM BY DANIEL BARBER

Based on Julia Hart’s revered 2012 Black List screenplay, and directed by Academy Award® Nominated Daniel Barber (Harry Brown), The Keeping Room is a tense and uncompromising tale of survival that also shatters both gender and genre conventions.