Screening as part of the Bloomsbury Festival - an annual celebration of the area’s pioneering creativity. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s lunar landing, the 2019 Festival theme is Small steps and giant leaps.
Filmed 50 summers ago, The Moon and the Sledgehammer is a poetic and eccentric classic of British nonfiction filmmaking, that we’re excited to be screening on the Autumn Equinox.
With a soundtrack that will have you dancing in your seat, if not in the street, Hitsville: The Making of Motown chronicles the astronomical success and enduring cultural impact of Motown Records.
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.
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.
Shot in the style of a Hollywood thriller, this is the searing story of President Duterte’s bloody campaign against drug dealers and addicts in the Philippines, told with unprecedented and intimate access to both sides of the war.
Activists, marine biologists and the navy fight to save the world’s smallest whale from extinction as its habitat has been destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese Mafia who harvest the swim bladder of the Totoaba fish, the ‘cocaine of the sea’.
An unsettling portrait of a mother-daughter relationship - a 92-year-old former opera singer and her volatile daughter who have inhabited a rent-controlled Manhattan penthouse for the last fifty-five years - along with their obese chihuahua, Angelina Jolie.
It’s near impossible to build a career as a female film journalist, but Pauline Kael defied the odds. Never a dull read, the long-time New Yorker film critic and best-selling author was a force to be reckoned with.