Past Screenings & Events 2014 | Page 2 | DocHouse

Little Proletarian

Dir: Shen Jie

14-year-old Hai has been kicked out of school. With a cigarette hanging from his mouth, he wanders around town, stealing, fighting and terrorising the village with his motorcycle gang. A wild, harsh but also funny portrayal of Chinese teenage life.

The Cold Winter

Dir: Zheng Kuo

The Chinese state's shabby treatment of its independent artists comes into sharp focus in Zheng Kuo's epic documentation of the enforced evictions from three "artist colonies" in East Beijing during the freezing winter of 2010/11. Featuring chinese artist Ai Weiwei The Cold Winter is a spirited contribution to the fight for grass-roots democracy in China.

Searching For Sugar Man

Dir: Malik Bendjelloul

Rodriguez was the greatest 70s US rock icon who never was. Momentarily hailed as the finest recording artist of his generation, he disappeared into oblivion – rising again from the ashes in a completely different context. An extraordinary film about hope, inspiration and the resonating power of music.

20 Feet From Stardom

Dir: Morgan Neville

Academy-award winning documentary. A feel-good celebration of the unknown voices behind music's most recognisable hits. Neville tells the tales of five backing singers – Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Judith Hill, Claudia Lennear and Lisa Fischer.

PINE RIDGE

Dir: Anna Eborn

It's a long, hot summer in South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation. Through a series of intimate portraits we are introduced to the young heart of Native America - a generation ghettoised from society...