6 FILMS. 3 DAYS. 1 CINEMA.
We're bringing some of the biggest and most compelling films from Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016 to London for one weekend in July.
The weekend kicks off on Friday 22nd July with a complimentary drinks reception at Curzon Bloomsbury from 18:30 followed by the London Premiere of The Confession in Curzon Bloomsbury's main Renoir screen. The rest of the weekend takes place in our Bertha DocHouse screen, also at Curzon Bloomsbury.
THE CONFESSION + Q&A with Moazzam Begg | FRI 22 JULY - 19:30
Moazzam Begg has witnessed a generation of conflict. Here he tells his extraordinary story, chronicling the rise of modern jihad, its descent into terror, and the disastrous reaction of the West.
CITY 40 | SAT 23 JULY - 16:10
Welcome to "City 40", where the residents have one of the highest standards of living in Russia - before dying prematurely of radiation poisoning. Secret filming takes us inside the city, which was closed to the outside world for decades.
CAMERAPERSON + Dir. Q&A | SAT 23 JULY - 18:00
American cinematographer Kirsten Johnson has travelled the world working with the greatest doc filmmakers. In this thoroughly engrossing film, she refashions some of her footage into a kaleidoscopic musing on documenting the world.
MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE | SAT 23 JULY - 20:45
Following a long fascination with the religion and with much experience dealing with eccentric human behaviour, Louis Theroux delves into the murky world of Scientology.
FLOTEL EUROPA | SUN 24 JULY - 15:00
Vladimir Tomic boarded the Flotel Europa in Copenhagen in the early 1990s, along with 1000 refugees from the former Yugoslavia. Through home movie footage Tomic reflects back on his experience in this timely and unusual coming of age film.
MISS SHARON JONES! | SUN 24 JULY - 17:10
Two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple follows R&B queen Sharon Jones over the course of a turbulent year, as she battles cancer and struggles to hold her band the Dap-Kings together.
Vladimir Tomic boarded the Flotel Europa in Copenhagen in the early 1990s, along with thousands of other refugees from the former Yugoslavia. Through home movie footage Tomic reflects back on his experience in this timely and unusual coming of age film.
On the eve of the release of her new album, internationally recognized soul singer Sharon Jones was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Tour dates were cancelled, the album pushed back and Sharon entered into a fight for her life and career.