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WEINER (2016)

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Many politicians have seen their careers careen off the tracks, but few instances have been captured so completely on film as the incisive and painfully funny Weiner. With unprecedented access to Anthony Weiner, his family, and his campaign team as they mount his New York City mayoral campaign, the film documents the impending political meltdown of epic proportions. What b find out more...


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A hit and miss affair which flits frantically from pretention to mildly diverting and back again. 1 Giant Leap is a new take on the Baraka/Koyaanisqatsi kind of film, showing 'highlights' of life on earth, lobbing in some philosophy and popular culture to keep the Red Bull generation interested. Highlights include the ever-sharp insights of Kurt Vonnegut, dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson and some truly inspired visuals. The downside is the same as with most of these macroscopic attempts to show the find out more...

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Featuring testimonies from many of the world's top experts; petroleum geologists, former OPEC officials, energy analysts, politicians, political analysts et al, this rich documentary reaches an ominous yet logical conclusion, that the Earth's cheap oil supplies are peaking, a crisis of global proportions looms and the industrial societies have nothing sustainable to replace our immense energy requirements. "Crude Awakening" is an intelligent and genuinely absorbing film arguing the case for 'pea find out more...
AMANDLA! (2002)

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Amandla! examines the pivotal role music played in South Africa's successful struggle to abolish Apartheid and in particular how lyrics and song became part of the then political activism within the country. The film also highlights the inspirational fight for freedom, where music created an effective underground form of communication within prison boundaries, providing a means of expression and uniting a nation of oppressed citizens. find out more...

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Al Gore finds life after the politically crushing embarrassment that was his tenure as vice president and, frankly, it's unlikely he will experience another point as high as his achievement in this profound, engaging and, mercifully, clear documentary on the consequences of our complacent greed. That ‘An Inconvenient Truth' provides little in the way of true revelations pertaining to the earth's (humanity's) looming ecological demise, and ignores some of the more profound problems of trapped car find out more...

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The Basque Country: an area of Spain that has one of Europe's oldest cultural identities, also a region of continuing conflict and violence. With the formation of its own political party over a century ago, it has sought to gain independent recognition. However, with the brutal bombing of Guernica by Franco at the start of the Spanish Civil war, it has remained determination to fight for independence, a situation that remains unresolved to this day. find out more...

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In 2002 three skinheads beat a young gay man, Francois Chenu, unconscious and threw his body into a lake, where he drowned. The killers were quickly caught and the case gained both national and international notoriety. This documentary deals with the ordeal of Francois' family, their horror, anger, grief and, ultimately, forgiveness. Beyond Hatred is a powerful, moving and thought provoking tale, though like the recent Parisian riots and films such as ‘La Haine' it highlights a nation at serious find out more...

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The late, great Bill Hicks, tragically taken from us early in '94, live on stage at the Dominion Theatre in London. In this, his last performance, the outrageous comic plays to a sell-out audience and is as always, refreshingly irreverent, controversial and thought-provoking. Included in this tribute are clips of interviews with David Letterman and Jay Leno, brief interviews with comedians, including Sean Hughes and Eddie Izzard, anecdotal contributions from old school friends and his parents. T find out more...

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This excellent documentary follows Billy Bragg as he embarks on a mission to put music to a selection of lyrics penned by folk legend, Woody Guthrie. Billy's love of the People's Troubadour is evident as he visits his home town, tracing Woody's life and influences with the help of his daughter, Nora Guthrie. The music (compiled on two albums, 'Mermaid Avenue' Vol.'s 1 and 2) is excellent and is lifted with the collaboration of Wilco. Jeff Tweedy, lead singer with Wilco, seems particularly inspir find out more...

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'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, from his troubled childhood, to his rock star status as World Champion and Cold War icon, to his life as a fugitive on the run. This film explores one of the most infamous and mysterious characters of the 20th century.

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