Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

DOC050: Fire At Sea

Situated some 200km off Italy's southern coast, Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. Gianfranco Rosi spent months living on the Mediterranean island, capturing its history, culture and the current everyday reality of its 6,000-strong local population as hundreds of migrants land on its shores on a weekly basis. The resulting documentary focuses on 12-year-old Samuele, a local boy who loves to hunt with his slingshot and spend time on land even though he hails from a culture steeped in the sea.

Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 2016 Berlinale, Fire At Sea is an incisive, poignant and deeply moving portrait of the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa - and the humanitarian crisis occurring in the seas around it.

Certificate: 12A.

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Mar
26
8:00 PM20:00

DOC049: Pulp: A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets

On December 8th 2012, after 25 years and 10 million album sales, Pulp played their last gig.  Life, Death and Supermarkets provides a portrait of the band and their home town of Sheffield, culminating with exclusive footage from their December 2012 concert.

Certificate: 15.

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Mar
12
8:00 PM20:00

DOC046: From The Sea To The Land Beyond

With a soundtrack by British Sea Power, appropriately enough, Penny Woolcock delves into the vast British Film Institute archives to explore Britain's relationship with the sea.

Certificate: 12A.

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Feb
26
8:00 PM20:00

DOC047: Hitchcock/Truffaut

In 1966, a series of conversations between directors Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut were transcribed and published as "Cinema According to Hitchcock". Fifty years on, filmmakers discuss how the book and Hitchcock's films have influenced and informed their own work.

Certificate: 12A.

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Feb
12
8:00 PM20:00

DOC046: Nostalgia For The Light

Patricio Guzman confronts Chile's turbulent past with a poetic look at the vast Atacama desert, the driest place on earth, where astronomers looking for the beginnings of the universe live alongside the relatives of those murdered by the Pinochet regime.

Nostalgia For The Light is the first of two Patricio Guzman documentaries to be shown in 2017, the other being its companion piece, The Pearl Button.

Certificate: 12A.

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Jan
29
8:00 PM20:00

DOC045: Addicted to Sheep

Set in the North Pennines, Addicted to Sheep is an intimate portrait of a year in the life of tenant hill farmers Tom and Kay Hutchinson as they try to breed the perfect sheep.

Through the rain, shine, sleet and snow we see them toil away against the stunning landscapes of North East England and witness the hard work it takes just to survive. Their three children are growing up close to the land, attending a school entirely comprised of farmers’ children, thoroughly immersed in their remote rural world. While the odds often seem stacked against them, the film conveys the importance of a balanced family life and the good humour that binds this tight knit community together.

Certificate: PG.

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Jan
15
8:00 PM20:00

DOC044: Notes on Blindness

In the early 1980s, after decades of steady deterioration, writer and academic John Hull lost his sight. To help him make sense of the ensuing upheaval in his life, he began to keep an audio diary. Across three years, he created over 16 hours of material; these recordings would form a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating the interior world of blindness.

Certificate: U.

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Dec
18
8:00 PM20:00

DOC043: Tabloid

Back by popular demand! Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris details the stranger-than-fiction story of Joyce McKinney, a former beauty queen whose single-minded devotion to the man of her dreams leads her across the Atlantic and directly onto the front pages of the British tabloid newspapers. Joyce's crusade for love and personal vindication takes her through a surreal world of gunpoint abduction, manacled Mormons, oddball accomplices, bondage modelling, magic underwear and dreams of celestial unions. This notorious affair is barking mad.

Certificate: Exempt.

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Dec
4
8:00 PM20:00

DOC042: The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson

Served a death sentence by pancreatic cancer, Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson is given less than twelve months to live. In the belief that these are his last days on earth, Johnson's world gains a purgatory-like state; allowing him to gain a sense of closure; affording him enough time to record one final album and bid farewell to his adoring fans, except that's not quite what happened.

The film does not pity Johnson, but instead allows him to philosophise on death and what it means to not only be faced with one's mortality, but to also be alive.

Certificate: 15.

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Nov
20
8:00 PM20:00

DOC041: Where To Invade Next?

Countering Donald Trump's isolationist rhetoric is one Mr Michael Moore. The director of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine brings his own brand of shock and awe as he 'invades' a number of countries in search of ideas that might just Make America Great Again.

Certificate: 15.

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Nov
6
8:00 PM20:00

DOC040: Weiner

In May 2011, married US congressman Anthony Weiner accidentally tweeted an image of his groin intended for a female college student. Three weeks later, he resigned in disgrace.

Weiner was meant to be a film of redemption; cameras having been allowed in to follow the former-congressman's campaign as New York mayoral candidate. It wasn't to be, those same cameras now providing an insight into what goes on at the heart of a political scandal.

Certificate: 15.

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Oct
23
8:00 PM20:00

DOC039: Standard Operating Procedure

Academy Award-winning documentarian Errol Morris examines the incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison.

Certificate: 15.

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Oct
9
8:00 PM20:00

DOC038: Mistaken For Strangers

In 2010, The National were about to embark on the biggest tour of their career. After ten years as a band, and five critically acclaimed albums, they were finally enjoying wider recognition. Lead singer Matt Berninger invited his younger brother, Tom, to join the tour's crew. A budding horror filmmaker, Tom - who is nine years younger than Matt and listens exclusively to heavy metal - decided to bring his camera along. Tom's at sea in the world of indie rock, and living in his brother's shadow brings out the younger sibling in him; he drinks, complains, and struggles to balance his ambition with his tour responsibilities, putting strain on his relationship with Matt.

Certificate: Exempt.

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Sep
25
8:00 PM20:00

DOC037: Robinson In Space

Robinson returns to make another series of walks, this time retracing the steps of Daniel Defoe in his A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain, although his research now concerns the unspecified problem of England.

Certificate: PG.

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Sep
11
8:00 PM20:00

DOC036: The Salt of The Earth

The Salt of The Earth concerns the life and work of photojournalist and documentary photographer Sebastiao Salgado.

Certificate: PG.

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Aug
28
8:00 PM20:00

DOC035: The September Issue

Get an exclusive look at the work that goes into the September issue of Vogue, what is widely recognised as the most important publication in the fashion industry's calendar.

Certificate: 12.

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Aug
14
8:00 PM20:00

DOC034: Speed Sisters

Set against the unlikely backdrop of the West Bank, Speed Sisters follows he Arab world's first all-woman racing team, providing an insight not only into the team's struggles within racing, but also inside a country under military occupation and where freedom of movement is restricted.

Certificate: Exempt.

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Jul
31
8:00 PM20:00

DOC033: 1966 World Cup Final

Brush off the inevitable disappointment of Euro 2016 with a bit of escapism and England's finest footballing hour - guaranteed success and not a penalty shoot-out in sight! 

Kick off: 8pm.

Certificate: Exempt.

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Jul
17
8:00 PM20:00

DOC032: The Oath

The story of two brothers-in-law whose differing allegiances to Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden led them on very different trajectories.

Certificate: Exempt.

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Jul
3
8:00 PM20:00

DOC031: The Big Melt

The Big Melt provides a unique look at Sheffield's steelworks, charting and celebrating the history of one of the UK's largest and most famous industries. Director Martin Wallace and Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker weaving together a wealth of archive footage and a host of musicians from the Yorkshire city, including The Forgemasters, Richard Hawley and a brass band.

Certificate: PG.

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Jun
19
8:00 PM20:00

DOC030: The Wolfpack

Part of The Park Tavern's 2016 Barnaby Festival programming.

Locked in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, seven brothers' only contact with the world outside is through the films that they watch. Fascinated by the world from which they are sealed off, they begin to recreate their favourite films using homemade costumes and props, providing somewhat of a tangible link to the world outside.

Certificate: 15.

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May
8
8:00 PM20:00

DOC027: The Armstrong Lie

The Lance Armstrong story was one in which we all wanted to believe; the story of a man who, despite insurmountable odds, not only returned to cycling having won a battle against testicular cancer but went on to win the Tour de France on seven consecutive occasions.

Alex Gibney's The Armstrong Lie began life documenting the return of Lance Armstrong to Le Tour in 2009, but with mounting evidence and increasing numbers calling out Armstrong's past as a doping cheat, became a means of uncovering and understanding the lengths to which Armstrong went in order to maintain his position at the top of world cycling.

Certificate: 15.

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Apr
24
8:00 PM20:00

DOC026: Citizenfour

Citizenfour provides a voyeuristic insight into the single-most important whistleblowing story of the modern era, documenting the meetings between Edward Snowden and journalists Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill.

As good as any spy thriller, time and again Citizenfour forces the viewer to comprehend the events taking place, that this is no work of fiction.

Certificate: 15.

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Apr
10
8:00 PM20:00

DOC025: Still The Enemy Within

Still The Enemy Within does away with experts and politicians, instead weaving archive footage of the strike and interviews with the miners themselves, telling a tale of ordinary people standing up for what they believe in, retaining the raw, emotive power which led 160,000 onto the picket lines in 1984.

Certificate: 15.

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Mar
27
8:00 PM20:00

DOC024: Blackfish

Blackfish follows the controversial captivity of killer whales and its dangers for both humans and whales, introducing us to the consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity which their keepers strove to keep secret. 

Certificate: 15.

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Mar
13
8:00 PM20:00

DOC023: Finding Vivian Maier

A compelling tale where, in death, a seemingly unassuming nanny is revealed to be an accomplished American street photographer. Through her work and interviews with those who knew her, we begin to establish some semblance of who Vivian Maier really was, which is contrasted with her posthumous acclaim.

Certificate: 12.

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Feb
28
8:00 PM20:00

DOC022: London

Patrick Keiller's surrealist travelogue follows Robinson and his unnamed associate criss-cross London as they attempt to make sense of the chaotic nature of their city's modernity.

Keiller uses real images and real events - the essences of documentary - in order to create a fictional narrative; one which sees the ordinary and banal rejuvenated as something far stranger, far more mysterious.

Certificate: U.

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Feb
14
8:00 PM20:00

DOC021: Iris

Best known for Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter, Albert Maysles profiles Iris Apfel, a quick witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style icon whose influence on the New York fashion scene has spanned decades and continues to inspire.

Certificate: 12.

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Jan
31
8:00 PM20:00

DOC020: Amy

The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring a wealth of unseen archival footage and unheard tracks.

Certificate: 15.

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Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

DOC019: The Overnighters

Described as a modern-day Grapes of Wrath, Jesse Moss's award-winning documentary The Overnighters engages and dramatises a set of universal societal themes: the promise and limits of re-invention, redemption and compassion, as well as the tension between the moral imperative to "love thy neighbour" and the resistance that one small community feels when confronted by a surge of desperate, job-seeking strangers. In the tiny town of Williston, North Dakota, tens of thousands of unemployed hopefuls show up with dreams of honest work and a big paycheck under the lure of the oil boom. However, busloads of newcomers chasing a broken American Dream step into the stark reality of slim work prospects and nowhere to sleep.

Certificate: Exempt.

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