Next Thursday we are presenting an extremely special evening that is an absolute must-see for anyone studying, interested or working in documentary - and we're offering all meet up members special £5 tickets!!
We are very excited to host the 'master of documentary filmmaking', ALAN BERLINER, at Riverside Studios for an extended discussion of his work and methods following a screening of his multi-award winning film, FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED!
Please see below for more information on the event, to claim your £5 ticket all you need to do is call the Riverside Studios Box Office on[masked] and book using the passcode BERLINER.
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FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED + Q&A with Director Alan Berliner
Thursday 3rd October| Riverside Studios|7:30pm | £7 (£5 conc)
DocHouse are delighted to be presenting a very special event with one of the documentary greats of our time, Alan Berliner. Renowned for his intimate films which take a deep look at his personal relationship with family members and the world around him, Berliner’s career has spanned over 25 years. Following a screening of his latest award-winning documentary, FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED, the legendary filmmaker will join us for a discussion of the film and a presentation of his other work through clips and thoughts on his method, inspirations and frustrations.
WATCH THE TRAILER:
FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED *Best Feature-Length Documentary - IDFA 2012*
Dir. Alan Berliner
USA - 2012 - 78 mins
In his prime Edwin Honig was a distinguished and successful poet, translator, literary critic and university lecturer. At 91, however, and in the final stages of Alzheimer's, he has lost almost all connection with his own past, his family and his personal identity.
Documenting his mentor, friend and first-cousin-once-removed across five years, award-winning director Alan Berliner takes us deep into the heart of this devastating illness with extraordinary intimacy. A complicated and courageous individual in his youth, Edwin now oscillates between lucidity and unbearable confusion. With tangible love and respect for his subject, Berliner captures moments of great humour and beauty, encouraging Edwin's poetic spirit to frequently break free of the fog of dementia.
Revealing, articulate and moving, FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED is at once a humanistic portrayal of one person's journey into mental decline, and a call for us all to look deeper at our relationship with our own memories.
Devastating and philosophical ... [Berliner's] crowning achievement – Indiewire
Berliner crafts a quietly touching and illuminating memento mori from the steady dying of an intellectual light - Hollywood Reporter
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