TIME TRIAL

Dir: Finlay Pretsell

A close-up on professional cycling from the inside, Time Trial follows David Millar’s last season competing in the run up to the Tour de France, looking back at his career and reflecting on the current state of cycling.

THE TRIAL

Dir: Askold Kurov

This free screening presented by British-Ukrainian Aid aims to raise awareness about the case of Oleg Sentsov and is part of the worldwide campaign demanding his release.

This new film by award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke, surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York.

Cinematic and thought-provoking, this new documentary tackles issues from climate change to dairy farmers’ rights and explores the welfare of both cow and consumer in modern-day milk production.

THAT SUMMER

Dir: Göran Hugo Olsson

Directed by acclaimed Swedish filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson, That Summer centres on the film project artist Peter Beard initiated together with the incandescent Lee Radziwill about her relatives: the Beales of Grey Gardens.

In 1944 in Alabama, Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black woman, was raped by six white men. Against formidable odds, Taylor pressed charges, shifting the course of the Civil Rights Movement. Nancy Buirsky's illuminating documentary remembers a woman who continues to inspire in today's #MeToo Movement.

The Wolf of Wall Street for the shipping industry, The Outsider is a slick documentary that gains unique access to the early moments of a banking scandal and the daily life of one of the world’s most inventive businessmen.

THAT SUMMER + Q&A

Dir: Göran Hugo Olsson

Directed by acclaimed Swedish filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson, That Summer centres on the film project artist Peter Beard initiated together with the incandescent Lee Radziwill about her relatives: the Beales of Grey Gardens.

THE POETESS

Dir: Stefanie Brockhaus & Andy Wolff

Speaking out against oppression, extremism and her patriarchal society, Saudi poetess Hissa Hilal storms her way through the rounds of the Arab world’s biggest televised poetry competition in this inspiring film.

THE DEMINER

Dir: Hogir Hirori & Shinwar Kamal

With nail-biting tension, The Deminer follows an extraordinary man on a personal mission to dismantle the thousands of deadly landmines still littering Iraq, armed only with a pocket knife and a wire-cutter.

In their remote home in the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islanders have always survived on a diet of whales and seabirds. But as mercury increasingly enters the food chain, the Faroese must reconsider their traditional way of life.

A Wall Street horror story about a still-unfolding financial crime, The China Hustle follows the trail of greed and deception through the American stock market and uncovers the biggest heist you’ve never heard of.

THE LONG SEASON

Dir: Leonard Retel Helmrich

Renowned filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich follows the highs and lows of daily life for the Syrians living in Majdal Anjar refugee camp. With extraordinary intimacy, he reveals the real lives behind the statistics of a refugee crisis.

The greatest ice skater of all time, John Curry transformed a dated sport into an art form and made history by becoming the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homosexuality was not even fully legal.

Meet Salim Shaheen, Afghanistan’s most prolific actor/director, as he embarks on the production of his 111th film. This entertaining portrait of his unique approach to filmmaking explores a lifetime spent pursuing a dream. 

THANK YOU FOR THE RAIN

Dir: Julia Dahr & Kisilu Musaya

Over five years Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, documented his family, his village and the effects of climate change on both. Thank You for the Rain captures his journey to becoming a community leader and an activist on the global stage.