Ahead of the release of legendary documentarian Nick Broomfield’s latest film, Whitney ‘Can I Be Me’, we’re giving you the chance to revisit some of his most iconic docs in this DocHouse retrospective.
Broomfield’s personal investigative methods have been a huge influence on British documentary practice, creating films that command international attention. Originally influenced by the observational style of Fred Wiseman, Robert Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker, Broomfield quickly moved onto the more idiosyncratic style, placing himself in the story and often in the shot, by which he is Soldier Girls follows a platoon of women undergoing basic training at Fort Worth, Georgia. Winner, Best Documentary, BAFTA.now best known. Nick’s work has won prizes at festivals around the world. In 2005 he was awarded a BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Documentary.
NEWS JUST IN: NICK BROOMFIELD WILL JOIN US FOR A Q&A AFTER THE FINAL SCREENING OF THE RETROSPECTIVE, AILEEN: LIFE AND DEATH OF A SERIAL KILLER, ON 8TH JUNE.
SAT 3 JUNE - 18:30
SOLDIER GIRLS (1981)
Co-directed with Joan Churchill, Soldier Girls follows a platoon of women undergoing basic training at Fort Worth, Georgia. Winner, Best Documentary, BAFTA.
SUN 4 JUNE - 20:30
KURT & COURTNEY (1998)
One of his most controversial films, Kurt and Courtney sees Nick Broomfield set out to discover whether there is any truth in the conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Nirvana’s lead singer, Kurt Cobain.
TUE 6 JUNE - 20:30
BIGGIE AND TUPAC (2002)
In his 2002 film, Nick Broomfield travels across America investigating the notorious unsolved murders of renowned rap stars Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
THU 8 JUNE - 18:30
AILEEN: LIFE AND DEATH OF A SERIAL KILLER (2003) + Q&A with Nick Broomfield
Co-directed with Joan Churchill, Broomfield’s second film with America's first female serial killer, Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer returns to the story of Aileen Wuornos, the highway prostitute convicted of killing six men in Florida between 1989 and 1990.