I hope you all enjoyed the christmas break. Here are a a few screenings coming up, organised by DocHouse, that I think you might be interested in.
· Preview screening of Into The Abyss, directed by documentary legend Werner Herzog, followed by a Q&A with the film’s acclaimed producer André Singer.
· UK premiere of Abendland, Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s remarkable new film.
· Portrait of hip hop legends: Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest.
· Director Q&A following a cast & crew preview of Sonny Rollins: beyond the notes.
WHAT: Into the Abyss
Preview screening followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer André Singer.
WHEN: 5th January, 8.15pm
WHERE: Prince Charles Cinema
INFO: Werner Herzog / 2011 / USA / 106’
WINNER: BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL BEST DOCUMENTARY 2011
“Werner Herzog coaxes stories from the least likely of places … filled with operatic levels of tragedy – and unexpected humour.” The Guardian
"In his fascinating exploration of a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas ...Herzog’s investigation unveils layers of humanity, making an enlightening trip out of ominous territory." IFC Films
A tale of death, a tale of life; followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer. Legendary filmmaker Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Grizzly Man) confronts an inmate facing imminent execution on death row in Texas. An astonishing “gaze into the abyss of the human soul.”
UK Premiere plus Q&A. Screens with Tim Hawkins’ award-winning animated short ‘1000 Voices.’
WHEN: 12th Jan, 7.30pm
WHERE: Riverside Studios
INFO: Nikolaus Geyrhalter / 2011 / Austria / 88’ (1000 Voices: Tim Hawkins / UK / 2009 / 9”)
Hot Docs Selection 2011 / MILLENNIUM AWARD, PLANETE DOC FILM FESTIVAL 2011
“From the acclaimed director of Pripyat, Elsewhere and Our Daily Bread, Abendland (in English, The West) is a brilliantly evocative film essay about the Western world, specifically its affluence and exclusiveness.” Hot Docs
UK Premiere of multi-award winning Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s subtly apocalyptic view of Western consumerism and decadence, intercut with those desperately trying to enter its borders.
WHAT: Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest
WHEN: 19th Jan, 8.30pm
WHERE: The Tricycle
INFO: Michael Rapaport / 2011 /USA / 97”
Sundance Selection 2011 / Audience Award – LA Film Festival 2011
“A must-see story! Captivating, painfully honest, utterly engaging, completely infectious!” Indiewire
"...gives the 90's hop-hop group as stylish and intimate a treatment as fans could hope for." Variety
An all-access pass to the behind the scenes drama as hip hop legends A Tribe Called Quest reunite to perform sold-out gigs across the States.
WHAT: Sonny Rollins: beyond the notes
Join cast and crew for this sneak preview followed by a Q&A with the film’s director and producer.
WHEN: 26th Jan, 8pm
WHERE: Rich Mix
INFO: Dick Fontaine / UK-USA / 2011 / 75”
Director Dick Fontaine revisits the extraordinary life of the greatest saxophone player in the world - Sonny Rollins. Still resisting stereotype and compromise, Rollins celebrates his 80th birthday with Roy Haynes, Jim Hall, Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride and Ornette Coleman.