ALL THIS PANIC

Dir: Jenny Gage

★★★★ "Astonishing"  - The Guardian

★★★★★ "A considerably more complex, compassionate depiction of the transition into adulthood than is provided in most films, whether fiction or documentary"  - The Skinny

ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE

Dir: Fred Peabody

A look at the legacy of maverick American journalist I.F. Stone, whose one-man crusade against government deception lives on in the work of such contemporary filmmakers and journalists as Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and Michael Moore. 

DANCER

Dir: Steven Cantor

Directed by Academy Award-nominated Steve Cantor, Dancer offers a uniquely personal portrait of a most singular man and dancer. Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal.

GLEASON

Dir: Clay Tweel

At the age of 34, former NFL star Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS and given a life expectancy of two to five years. Weeks later, he learns that his wife, Michel, is pregnant with their first child.

A DOCTOR'S SWORD + Q&A

Dir: Gary Lennon

Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the WWII bombing of Nagasaki, here is the almost unbelievable tale of a young man who survived some of the most harrowing episodes of World War II (including the atomic bombing of Nagasaki)...

This must-be-seen short film event is presented by Doc Heads, in association with Film London, Film Hub London and BFI Film Audience Network. Doc Heads believes that shortform is the future and this new programme premieres films from some of the most exciting filmmakers of the moment.

Resistance Saga: WHEN THE MOUNTAINS TREMBLE

Dir: Pamela Yates & Newton Thomas Sigel

In 1982, Pamela Yates was a novice documentary maker setting out to tell the story of the oppression of the indigenous people of Guatemala. She could not have imagined that thirty years later this extraordinary film would become part of the trial that indicted Guatemalan dictator Ríos Montt.

P.S. JERUSALEM

Dir: Danae Elon

Filmmaker Danae Elon began to film her young sons the moment she and her partner Philip decided to leave New York and return to Jerusalem. The decision was prompted by the death of her father, leading Israeli intellectual and critic Amos Elon...

JUNUN

Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson

Spring 2015, the Maharaja of Jodhpur, India hosts Shye Ben Tzur, ‎Jonny Greenwood, Nigel Godrich, Paul Thomas Anderson and a dozen Indian musicians. The team assembles a makeshift studio at the Maharaja's Fort...

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

Dir: Otto Bell

The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries.

LOVETRUE

Dir: Alma Har'el

Acclaimed director Alma Har’el (Bombay Beach) offers a unique exploration of the challenges that love can present and how our past and present experiences shape the decisions we make when the fantasy of True Love dissipates.

OSCARS SHORTS

Dir: Multiple

Join us for this special showcase of the 2017 Oscars Best Documentary (Short Subject) nominees. A diverse selection of eye-opening short films from around the world, which will be competing for this year’s award.

CLOSE RELATIONS (RODNYE)

Dir: Vitaly Mansky

Critically acclaimed filmmaker Vitaly Mansky’s intimate new documentary finds him crisscrossing Ukraine in the wake of the Maidan uprising, which has left his relatives scattered on both sides of a highly charged and dizzyingly complex political situation.

DANNY SAYS

Dir: Brendan Toller

Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and “culture” of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Collins and managing groundbreaking artists like the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones. 

COMMAND AND CONTROL

Dir: Robert Kenner

A chilling nightmare plays out at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September 1980. A worker accidentally drops a socket, puncturing the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead...

RESET

Dir: Thierry Demaizière & Alban Teurlai

With his American culture, his youth and notoriety, and his gift for public relations, Benjamin Millepied is about to dramatically shake up, upset and rejuvenate the prestigious French institution, Opéra National de Paris. 

HOOLIGAN SPARROW + Q&A

Dir: Nanfu Wang

The danger is palpable as intrepid young filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows maverick activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a Hooligan Sparrow) and her band of colleagues to Hainan Province in southern China, to protest the case of six elementary school girls...