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THE GREAT BUSTER: A CELEBRATION + Q&A

Dir:  Peter Bogdanovich

Peter Bogdanovich’s loving tribute to Buster Keaton and his silent films, whose comic masterpieces informed generations of filmmakers.

From Tue 18th Mar

MIDNIGHT FAMILY

Dir: Luke Lorentzen

Mexico City - With a minuscule number of government ambulances in operation, an unofficial network of private ones prowl the city streets, competing for patients.

Showing from Fri 21st Feb

PUSH + Q&A

Dir: Fredrik Gertten

With record rents pushing tenants out of housing in London and in cities around the world, Push examines who is behind the crisis in affordable housing. This is not gentrification - it’s much more sinister.

 From Fri 28th Feb.

COOL DADDIO: THE SECOND YOUTH OF R. STEVIE MOORE + Q&A


Dir:  Imogen Putler & Monika Baran
Everyone is singing his praises, but R. Stevie Moore always refused the mainstream and never made it big. Now, in his sixties, he's hitting the road on a world tour. And he's not making it easy for anyone.

Showing from Tue 3rd Mar

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM

Dir: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Through her long and rich writing life Toni Morrison channelled the power of words to transform understanding of the African American experience. In this Sundance favourite, she tells the story of her remarkable life

From Fri 6th Feb

WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS

Dir: Jon Kasbe
In this beautifully shot documentary, Director John Kasbe gains access to both poachers and wildlife rangers in northern Kenya, where no-one’s livelihood is easy to come by. Part of AFRICAN IDENTITIES REBORN Season.

 Showing from Fri 14th Feb

THE FORBIDDEN REEL

Dir: Ariel Nasr

THE FORBIDDEN REEL tells how the Afghan cinematic archive was rescued from destruction by the Taliban. And what an archive it is: it reveals a rich auteur cinema reflecting a long-forgotten Afghanistan.

Showing from Fri 21st Feb.

CUNNINGHAM

Dir: Alla Kovgan

Merce Cunningham’s innovation expanded the frontiers of dance, reshaping it into a new kind of art form. Eschewing labels like “avant-garde choreographer”, he preferred simply to be called a “dancer”. 

From Fri 13th Feb

THE UK'S FIRST DOCUMENTARY CINEMA


Bertha DocHouse, based at Curzon Bloomsbury, is the first cinema dedicated to documentary films and special events.

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At Bertha Dochouse 29th Feb

14:00FOR SAMABOOK
16:00PUSH + Q&ABOOK
18:20Midnight FamilyBook
20:30MALI BLUESBook

At Bertha Dochouse 1st Mar

14:00The Plan That Came From The Bottom Up + PanelBook
19:00PUSH + Q&ABOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 2nd Mar

14:30PUSH + Q&ABOOK
16:30Midnight FamilyBook
18:20FOR SAMABOOK
20:30PUSH + Q&ABOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 3rd Mar

13:00The Forbidden ReelBook
16:00PUSH + Q&ABOOK
18:30Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore + Q&ABOOK
20:40Midnight FamilyBook

At Bertha Dochouse 4th Mar

14:30Midnight FamilyBook
16:10The Forbidden ReelBook
18:30PUSH + Q&ABOOK
20:30FOR SAMABOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 5th Mar

14:30MALI BLUESBook
16:30PUSH + Q&ABOOK
18:30Midnight FamilyBook
20:30Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore + Q&ABOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 6th Mar

18:30Toni Morrison: The Pieces I AmBook