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UKJFF: FORMAN VS FORMAN

Dir: Jakub Hejna & Helen Trestikova

UK Jewish Film Festival present this fascinating documentary charting the rise to fame of Czech-born two-time Oscar-winning director Milos Forman – the man behind classics such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Hair and Amadeus.

MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE

Dir: Richard Lowenstein

Delving beneath the public persona of the charismatic ‘Rock God’, Mystify: Michael Hutchence reveals a multifaceted and sensitive man. Hutchence had explosive magnetism, but also many secrets; his story emerges here with emotional and revelatory depth.

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 when they are forced to leave their waterhole.

'36 TO '77 + Q&A

Dir: Marc Karlin & James Scott & Humphry Trevelyan & Jon Sanders

The sequel to Nightcleaners (1975) about the campaign to unionise women who cleaned office blocks at night, '36 to '77 focusses on one of the cleaners featured in the film as she reflects on that time and how it affected her life.

NIGHTCLEANERS + Intro

Dir: Berwick Street Film Collective: Marc Karlin, Mary Kelly, James Scott, Humphry Trevelyan

'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.

HOOP DREAMS

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 and achieve the American Dream through professional basketball careers.

YOUR TURN

Dir: Eliza Capai

In the wake of Brazil’s economic and social crisis, students protest and occupy hundreds of schools. Inspired by the collective voice of the movement itself, Your Turn is narrated by three high school students, who represent the central points of their struggle.

HONEYLAND

Dir: TAMARA KOTEVSKA, LJUBOMIR STEFANOV

In a deserted Macedonian village, 50-something Hatidze, clambers up a hillside to check her bee colonies nestled in the rocks; but disruption is coming. With beautiful cinematography evocative of Caravaggio, Honeyland explores nature’s vulnerability under capitalist demand.