The UK's first documentary cinema | DocHouse
An incredibly beautiful black and white image of two you African American boys walking along a run-down street, which leads the eye down the background. An older, taller boy looks down at the ground, and a smaller boy looks expectantly up at the other.

WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD'S ON FIRE ?

Dir: Roberto Minervini

A blistering meditation on the state of race in America, chroniclING the lives of African American communities in the Southern states since Hurricane Katrina.

Mon 21 Oct, 6:30pm

A black and white photo of a handsome white man with long curly hair in a leather black coat. He looks directly into the camera, and in the foreground is his blurry finger pointing down the lens of the camera.

MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE

Dir: Richard Lowenstein

A powerfully intimate and insightful portrait of the internationally renowned and extremely magnetic INXS frontman, Michael Hutchence.

Wed 16 Oct, 6:30pm

HOOP DREAMS + SKYPE Q&A

Dir: Steve James

This year is the 25th anniversary of this classic documentary film. Hoop Dreams follows two teenagers from inner-city Chicago as they work hard to escape systemic oppression.

Fri 25 Oct, 6.30pm

THE AMAZING JONATHAN DOCUMENTARY + LIVE SATELLITE Q&A

 

Dir: Ben Berman

Subversive magician/comedian John Edward Szeles, AKA Amazing Johnathan, was given a year to live but is still with us three years later.

Showing from 19 Nov

NIGHTCLEANERS + INTRO & '36 TO '77 + Q&A

Dir: VARIOUS

A landmark work of British political cinema, and of collective and feminist filmmaking, that explores the highs and lows of the campaign to unionise women office cleaners in the 1970s.

Showing from Fri 31 Oct

THE ELEPHANT QUEEN

Dir: Victoria Stone & Mark Deeble

Narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this epic story of love, loss and coming home stars Athena, an elephant matriarch who will do everything in her power to protect her family.

Showing from Fri 25 Oct, 4:00pm

MILES DAVIES: THE BIRTH OF THE COOL

Dir: Stanley Nelson

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn.

Showing from Sun 13 Oct

MAKING WAVES

Dir:  Midge Costin

An incredible look at how sound is used in the filmmaking process featuring notable sound designers and film directors known for working closely with designers.

 Showing from 1st Nov

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 24th Oct

14:00MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCEBOOK
16:20MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOLBOOK
18:30WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD'S ON FIRE?BOOK
21:00MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCEBOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 25th Oct

13:50MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCEBOOK
16:00THE ELEPHANT QUEENBOOK
18:30HOOP DREAMS + Skype Q&A (Fri 25 Oct)BOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 26th Oct

13:00HOOP DREAMS + Skype Q&A (Fri 25 Oct)BOOK
16:20HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWNBOOK
18:30THE ELEPHANT QUEENBOOK
20:30MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCEBOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 27th Oct

13:00THE ELEPHANT QUEENBOOK
15:00MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOLBOOK
17:15HOOP DREAMS + Skype Q&A (Fri 25 Oct)BOOK
20:40MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCEBOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 28th Oct

13:50MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCEBOOK
16:20THE ELEPHANT QUEENBOOK
18:30LEAFF: MY NAME IS KIM BOK DONGBOOK
20:45MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOLBOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 29th Oct

13:00THE ELEPHANT QUEENBOOK
15:00HOOP DREAMS + Skype Q&A (Fri 25 Oct)BOOK
18:30MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCEBOOK
20:45FOR SAMABOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 30th Oct

14:30THE ELEPHANT QUEENBOOK
16:30FOR SAMABOOK
18:30MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOLBOOK
20:45MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCEBOOK