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…)
- Sunday 6 May – Gate Picturehouse
- Thursday 10 May – Stratford East Picturehouse
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”.
- Sunday 13 May – Gate Picturehouse
- Thursday 17 May – Stratford East Picturehouse
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.
- Sunday 20 May – Gate Picturehouse
- Thursday 24 May – Stratford East Picturehouse
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.
- Sunday 27 May – Gate Picturehouse
- Thursday 31 May – Stratford East Picturehouse
Here’s a trailer for Abendland to further whet your appetite: