Past Screenings & Events 2013 | Page 2 | DocHouse

BLACKFISH

Dir: Gabriela Cowperthwaite

A mesmerizing psychological thriller with a killer whale at its centre, Blackfish is the first film since Grizzly Man to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits.

MONTEREY POP

Dir: D. A. Pennebaker

On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade's spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey would launch...

THE MOO MAN + Director Q&A

Dir: Andy Heathcote & Heike Bachelier

Stephen Hook is not your average dairy farmer, but then Ida and her 55 spirited bovine cohorts are not your average Friesian cows. Tender, captivating and comica, this is a story of small-scale, hands-on organic farming with a lot of heart. And milk.

I AM BREATHING + Panel Discussion

Dir: Emma Davie & Morag McKinnon

Neil Platt is using voice recognition software to type a letter to his baby son, trying to anticipate everything Oscar may one day want to know about his father. Shortly after Oscar's birth Neil was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, rapidly...

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

Dir: Jesse Vile

When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig's Disease, they said he would never make music again and that he wouldn't live to see his 25th birthday. 22 years later, without the ability to move or to speak, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes.

Beware of Mr Baker

Dir: Jay Bulger

At home with rock 'n' roll monster Ginger Baker, Cream's legendary Scarlet-maned hell-raising drummer. This no-holds-barred, sad and hilarious portrait of the man referred to as rock's first great drummer lets him tell his own story, intercut with footage of his continent-hopping life.

My Neighbourhood

Dir: Julia Bacha & Rebekah Wingert-Jabi

In a neighbourhood in East Jerusalem Mohammed El Kurd and his family suddenly find themselves forced from their home by Israeli settlers. Mohammed, enraged by the events, begins to protest alongside his neighbours, and is shocked when scores of Israeli supporters come forward to join their cause.

When the Boys Return

Dir: Tone Andersen

Struggling to overcome the effects of their time spent in Israeli jails, 11 young Palestinian boys meet once a week for a group therapy session. Now that they are back with their families in Hebron they face a future of fear and uncertainty under the continuing occupation, all the while dealing with the traumas of their prison experiences.

Side by Side

Dir: Christopher Kenneally

Presented and co-produced by Keanu Reaves, the film looks at the past and into the future of filmmaking and explores the digital medium and its impact on the industry with interviews with Hollywood luminaries such as Martin Scorsese, David Lynch and Steven Soderberg.

The Spirit of '45

Dir: Ken Loach

An impassioned documentary about how the spirit of unity which buoyed Britain during the war years carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.</p> <p>1945 was a pivotal year in British history.