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Documentaries have never felt more needed as we struggle to discern what’s real and what’s fake. Documentaries can show the bigger picture or focus on a tiny detail, they are more authentic than a soap-opera, more thorough than your average whodunnit and often more involving than any work of fiction. This year’s crop is no exception as Another News Story turns the camera on the journalists reporting the current refugee crisis across the world, whilst The Black Power Mix Tape 1967-1975 director Göran Hugo Olsson takes us back to 1972 with That Summer, a time capsule treasure trove of moments in the lives of Grey Gardens duo Big Edie and Little Edie. We also offer the chance to get up close and personal with two movie icons in Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches and Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.

Films in this Festival Strand

Image for Access Film Club: Brimstone & Glory (N/C 12+) + short
27 February

Access Film Club: Brimstone & Glory (N/C 12+) + short

Autism Friendly screening

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2-3 March

All the Wild Horses (N/C 12+)

​The Mongol Derby is the longest, toughest horse race in the world

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25-26 February

Another News Story (N/C 15+)

A unique approach to capturing the narrative of the refugee crisis. Director Orban Wallace and producer Verity Wislocki will attend the screening on Sun 25 Feb.

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26-27 February

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (N/C 12+)

Bombshell tells the extraordinary true story of a brilliant mind

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28 February

Brimstone & Glory (N/C 12+)

Stunning documentary exploring the ritual, danger and absolute beauty of fireworks

Image for Did You Wonder Who Fired The Gun? (N/C 15+)
24-25 February

Did You Wonder Who Fired The Gun? (N/C 15+)

One family’s incendiary history assumes the dimensions of a James Ellroy novel in this hypnotic documentary

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27-28 February

Filmworker (N/C 12+)

Stanley Kubrick's right-hand man is the focus of this insightful documentary

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2-3 March

Haiku on a Plum Tree (N/C 12+)

Director Mujah Maraini-Melehi and writer Deborah Belford de Furia will attend the screening on Sat 3 Mar.

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23-24 February

Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (N/C 12+)

A charming and often hilarious portrait of eccentric Spanish matriarch and her family

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25-26 February

Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches (N/C 12+)

A movie-buff must! Director Robert de Young and producer Stephan Wellink will attend the screening on Sun 25 Feb.

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25 February

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (N/C 12+)

Forget everything you thought you knew about the clean-cut Golden Age of Hollywood

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23 February

That Summer (N/C 12+)

Extraordinary footage reemerges to bring us back to Grey Gardens

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25-26 February

This Is Congo (N/C 15+)

Eye-opening documentary provides insight into decades of violent conflict in the DRC

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