I found out about this series of events too late to slot into my May round-up, but Dogwoof, the innovative distributor behind some of my favourite films of recent times (including Dreams of a Life, Tabloid and Being Elmo), have announced an exciting series of documentary screenings at a selection of cinemas around London.
From 6-31 May, across Gate Picturehouse, Notting Hill and Stratford East Picturehouse, four films will be shown, including a director Q&A and exclusive preview ahead of the general release. For tickets & more information, click HERE:
The films, then:
Abendland - a stunning portrait of Europe at night. Sometimes darkness can help us see things more clearly (so they say, allegedly, etc…)
Putin’s KIss, which follows a politically ambitious teenager as she rises to the top of an ultra-nationalist youth organisation, and provides a rare insight into the dark side of Russian democracy “Putin-style”.
Town of Runners (pictured) + Q&As with director Jerry Rothwell. The world’s best long-distance runners hail from one small town in Ethiopia. Town of Runners follows two girls from Bekoji, determined to follow in their heroes’ footsteps.
Revenge of the Electric Car, in which director Chris Paine goes behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars.
Here’s a trailer for Abendland to further whet your appetite: