FRIDAY 26TH AUGUST – 7.30PM
PRESUMED GUILTY 2009/Mexico/Roberto Hernández, Geoffrey Smith/87 mins
Presumed Guilty is the story of two young lawyers and their incredible struggle to free Toñio, picked up off the street in Mexico and condemned for a crime he didn’t commit.
Shot over 3 years with unprecedented camera access to the Mexican court and prison systems, this observational film is highly dramatic and full of real suspense.
Winner of an Emmy and over 10 major International awards.
Followed by a Q&A with director Geoffrey Smith and Christine Nixon, former Chief Commissioner, Victoria Police.
SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST – 11.00AM
DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE 1998/Iran UK/Kim Longinotto, Ziba Mir-Hosseini/80 mins
Riveting, tragic, hilarious, and very revealing, this observational film shows us the intimate circumstances of 4 Iranian women doing battle inside one of Tehran’s Kafka-esque divorce courts. Considered a documentary classic.
Winner of a BAFTA and numerous other major International awards.
Followed by a Q&A with film director, Kim Longinotto.
SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST – 2.00PM
MARWENCOL 2010/USA/Jeff Malmberg/83 mins
Marwencol is a strange and very beautiful documentary about the grey area between obsession and art — about the compulsive need to create something when the world leaves you with nothing. Its subject is Mark Hogancamp, a small-town nobody with an epic inside him.
Winner of over 25 major International awards.
Followed by a Q&A with film director, Jeff Malmberg.
SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST – 4.00PM
MY ARCHITECT 2003/USA/Nathaniel Kahn/116 mins
Louis Kahn was one of the 20th Century’s greatest architects, yet his personal life was full of secrets and chaos. He died bankrupt and unidentified in the men’s room at Penn St station in New York, and at his funeral the three separate families he had juggled all his life met each other for the first time.
In a beautiful and tender homage to a father he barely knew whilst he was alive, his son Nathaniel takes us on a global journey to discover who his father really was. View trailer
Winner of an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary.
SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST – 7.30PM
SPEED SISTERS 2015/Palestine/Amber Fares/78 mins
The Speed sisters are the first all-women racing car team in the Middle East. They’re bold, they’re fearless, and they’re tearing up tracks all over Palestine!
Winner of a number of International awards.
SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST – 11.00AM
MAD HOT BALLROOM 2005/USA/Marilyn Agrelo/105 mins
A candid and very funny family film about early teen New York City public school kids waltzing and foxtrotting their way through the city’s ballroom dancing competition. This film started the whole media craze with ballroom dancing, and is fantastic family viewing! View trailer
Winner of eight International awards.
SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST – 2.00PM
THE MONASTERY: MR VIG AND THE NUN
2006/Denmark/Pernille Rose Grønkjær/84 mins
What happens when a misanthropic 82-year-old Danish recluse who has never known love, meets a headstrong Russian nun who has come to transform his run-down castle into a Russian Orthodox monastery?
Winner of 14 major International awards.
SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST – 4.00PM
THE OVERNIGHTERS 2014/USA UK/Jesse Moss/102 mins
Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local pastor opens his doors to help them, but incurs the wrath of the local community and ultimately finds himself in a moral nightmare of his own making.
The most incredible last 10 minutes of any film you are likely to see.
Followed by a Q&A with film director, Jesse Moss.
Sundance Film Festival winner plus a number of other International awards.
SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST – 7.00PM
THE WOLFPACK 2015/USA/Crystal Moselle/90 mins
Until 2010 six teenage brothers had spent their entire lives locked away from society in a downtown Manhattan housing project. All they knew of the outside world is what they had gleaned from the movies they watched obsessively (and recreated meticulously). Yet as adolescence looms, they dream of escaping their father and discovering the world outside their cramped apartment. Compulsive viewing. View trailer
Winner of numerous International awards.