Petra Všelichová / 2012 / Czech Republic / 74'
Sun 23 June / 15:00 / Darkroom
Karel Reisz, director of the classic 1958 film We Are the Lambeth Boys, was the founder of the Free Cinema movement in Great Britain, but he had only come here as the last child accepted onto the Kindertransport from Czechoslovakia in 1938. Through interviews with family members, collaborators, and friends, the film paints a definitive portrait of one of the founders of cinematic realism in the UK. The life of a famously kind, generous, and charming patron of all those who passed through his family’s doors celebrated in fitting form.
Director Q&A chaired by Stephen Frears (Filmmaker) and producer Jarmila Hoznauerova
Organised in collaboration with the Czech Centre London and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London. Followed by a drinks reception supported by Staropramen for ticket holders only.
£12 / £10 Conc.
Katarina Peters / 2012 / Germany, UK / 96’
Fri 21 June / 21:00 / Hackney Picturehouse
What makes the man a man? What is natural, what is indoctrinated, and what can be learned? Legendary gender activist and performance artist Diane Torr teaches women in her interactive workshops to become the man of their choice. Each woman has her own story and reasons for joining the workshops and wanting to perform as a man rather than perform as a woman. Join them in their adventure into the man’s world!
Followed by a conversation with Diane Torr
Presented in collaboration with Fringe! Film Fest
Can Candan / 2013 / Turkey / 82'
Fri 21 June / 18:00 / LSE
What happens when your child comes out to you? My Child is about a very courageous and inspiring group of people in Turkey, who are parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Each story is an intimate journey of transformation, as they redefine what it means to be parents, family, and activists in a conservative, homophobic, and transphobic society.
Followed by panel discussion with Can Candan (Director) and Metehan Ozkan (Co-Producer, LISTAG activist), chaired by Professor Chetan Bhatt (Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE)
Presented in collaboration with the LSE’s Centre for the Study of Human Rights
Admission FREE, booking required.
Presented by the School of Sound
Fri 21 June / 18:00 / Birkbeck Cinema
Listen: to make the effort to hear something; to hear with attention. It is rare to listen - just listen - as a group. Whether at a concert or the theatre, facing a screen or out on the street, we have images to keep our hearing company. This programme of narrative, abstract, film, radio, and documentary material, is an opportunity for an audience to listen, together, without pictures. To immerse themselves in unfamiliar worlds and strange stories; to confront unexpected emotions, feelings, impressions; to share the unseen with those around you – all through sound.
£12 / £10 Conc.
Fri 21 June / 21:00 / Cinema Tent
Documentary, literature and spoken word comes to life with a special one-off showcase exploring timeless tales of real-life. Headlined by Polar Bear - one of the UK's leading spoken word artists, known for his deft storytelling and hip-hop sensibility - the line-up features live performances from acclaimed poets from around the UK alongside short documentaries. Co-produced by poetry organisation The Word House, it will celebrate our most spell-binding storytellers.
Presented in collaboration with the Word House
£12 / £10 Conc.
Fri 21 June / 19:00 / Festival Hub
JukeDox! is a one-off, audience-led, audio-visual feast that brings film fans together to share and celebrate the best in documentary. A two-hour session of drinks, networking, and short films selected by those attending. The only criteria: it must have been found on the internet and it can’t be your own. It has to be between five and eight-minutes long – and, most importantly, the chosen film must inspire, provoke, or simply entertain.
Presented in collaboration with the Kitchen Sink Collective
No booking necessary.