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A young black man in a tie-dye t-shirt smiles happily in the foreground. Behind him is a white man who smiles towards him, with a skateboard in his hand. The image is from Minding the Gap.

MINDING THE GAP

Dir: Bing Liu

A rollercoaster, Oscar-nominated skateboarding movie that follows the hard-knock lives of three teenagers in a small American town.

Showing from Fri 22 Mar

Three African American musicians sit with wind instruments in the Blue Note Records studio, smiling happily. This image is from Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes, showing at Bertha DocHouse.

BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES

Dir: Sophie Huber

Celebrate incredible jazz with this wonderful look at the music, photography and design that made Blue Note Records so iconic.

Showing until Wed 27 Mar

A black man in jeans and a sleeveless vest leans towards the camera with water dripping down from his face. Behind him is large, bright orange flames rising up, in this stunning shot from Welcome to Sodom.

WELCOME TO SODOM

Dir. Florian Weigensamer & Christian Krönes

Essential documentary viewing about the people who live on one of the most poisonous electrical waste sites on the planet.

Showing until Tue 26 Mar

A stylised monochrome image of a young boy slouched over a textbook with a pen. His head rests despairingly against his hand. There's a cream background, with playful red squiggles on it. This artwork is from H Is for Harry.

H IS FOR HARRY

Dir. Ed Owles & Jaime Taylor

A charismatic 11-year-old Londoner strives to overcome generations of illiteracy in his family with the passionate support of a dedicated teacher and his unfailing father.

Showing from Sat 23 Mar

A manipulated image of African American singer Teddy Pendergrass, who leans his head back with his eyes closed as he stands before a microphone. This artwork from Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me has a black background, with fiery purple edges.

TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME

Dir. Olivia Lichtenstein

Rediscover the legacy of one of the most important, and now overlooked, African American musicians in history.

Showing until Thu 28 Mar

In a chilly looking pond in Hampstead Heath, a middle-aged white woman with glasses pops her head out of the water and poses with two peace signs for the camera. The still is from British documentary The Ponds, showing at Bertha Dochouse.

THE PONDS

Dir: Patrick McLennan & Samuel Smith

Dive right into the British indie documentary sensation about the swimmers of Hamstead Heath that's making a splash.

Showing until Thu 21 Mar

A black and white photo of a grinning young man in a smart black suit, standing between two glamorous blonde women in black dresses. The image is from Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood.

SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD

Dir. Matt Tyrnauer

One of Hollywood's most notorious gay husslers looks back on a whirlwind life of sex work, as he shines a light on an LGBT world that was airbrushed out of history.

Now showing until Thu 21 Mar

A retro, creased picture of a young couple kissing under a light blue sky at a music festival. The image is from A Deal With the Universe.

A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE + Q&A

Dir. Jason Barker

Director Jason Barker joins us to discuss their funny, deeply personal and heart-warming directorial debut.

Showing from Sat 2 Mar

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 21st Mar

14:30WELCOME TO SODOMBOOK
16:30THE PONDSBOOK
18:30FREE SOLOBOOK
20:40BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTESBOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 22nd Mar

14:30MINDING THE GAPBOOK
16:45BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTESBOOK
18:45MINDING THE GAPBOOK
20:45SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOODBOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 23rd Mar

14:20H IS FOR HARRYBOOK
16:10MINDING THE GAPBOOK
18:20SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOODBOOK
20:30MINDING THE GAPBOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 24th Mar

14:00MINDING THE GAPBOOK
16:10SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOODBOOK
18:40MINDING THE GAPBOOK
20:45FREE SOLOBOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 25th Mar

14:10MINDING THE GAPBOOK
16:20SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOODBOOK
18:30H IS FOR HARRYBOOK
20:30BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTESBOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 26th Mar

14:20SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOODBOOK
16:45THE PONDSBOOK
18:40WELCOME TO SODOMBOOK
20:40MINDING THE GAPBOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 27th Mar

14:30H IS FOR HARRYBOOK
16:30MINDING THE GAPBOOK
18:40BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTESBOOK
20:45SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOODBOOK