BLUE ORCHIDS + Q&A

Dir: Johan Grimonprez

Two perspectives on the global arms trade from experts at different ends of the spectrum – a former war correspondent and an arms trade dealer. Through archive footage and close-up interviews, Johan Grimonprez’ follow up to Shadow World is a thoughtful and at times shocking provocation of the devastating effects of war.

SAFARI

Dir: Ulrich Seidl

Master provocateur Ulrich Seidl returns in unnerving style with a macabre examination of trophy hunting and the luxury tourist trade that accompanies it. A vacation movie about killing; a killer movie about human nature.

MY GENERATION

Dir: David Batty

This engaging and playful documentary, narrated by and starring the inimitable Michael Caine, chronicles the cultural revolution of the Swinging Sixties and the societal upheaval it caused, which still resonates today.  

STILL WATERS + Q&A

Dir: Peter Gordon

In his tiny, one-room school in Brooklyn, Stephen Haff teaches forty kids reading, creative writing and Latin. His classes are free, and offered to the children of Latino immigrant families, creating a much needed creative haven for kids who are often overlooked.

BETWEEN LAND AND SEA

Dir: Ross Whitaker

The immense beauty of Ireland’s west coast forms the striking backdrop to this year-in-the-life of seaside surf town Lahinch. Filmed with deep affection for the town, Ross Whitaker’s portrait of the community is an uplifting testament to the awesome draw of the surf.

THE LONG SEASON

Dir: Leonard Retel Helmrich

Renowned filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich follows the highs and lows of daily life for the Syrians living in Majdal Anjar refugee camp. With extraordinary intimacy, he reveals the real lives behind the statistics of a refugee crisis.