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New Shorts #12 Night of the Living Docs
Tue 10 Jan 18:30 Roxy Bar & Screen
Our ever-popular documentary marathon returns to the Roxy Bar & Screen, with a double bill of the very best in short documentary.
From an obsession with public toilets to human suspension; from young mothers to the problems of the elderly; and not forgetting boxing, rowing and tap dancing! All aspects of life are explored here in this varied selection.
Real life is not all rest and play, so these documentaries look at the whole spectrum of our working lives. Learn about ballet shoes, a job under the sea, and the inner-thoughts of road sweepers.
Films screening in this section are eligible for the Sheffield Doc/Fest Award for Best Short Documentary, which will be presented at the LSFF Closing Night Awards Ceremony on Sunday 15th January, 2012.
To book tickets for this screening, visit the Roxy Bar & Screen website.
Films listed below are in alphabetical order:
COME IN AND SEE THE BED
Simon Aeppli 8 mins
An elderly neighbor over the last five years has been 'posting' small cryptic notes through the hedge that divides his and the filmmaker’s mother’s two neat bungalows.
EINSTEIN & THE HONEYBEE
Lucy Cash 4 mins
The honeybee is a much loved insect that has inspired and provoked us humans in equal measure. This film takes a sideways look at the honeybee and what it means to us, discovering that there are some things that science just can't predict.
Kyoko Miyake 11 mins
Every night under Hackney skies, mothers from faraway lands create a familiar space for their children by singing them lullabies, the same ones they heard as children.
Katharine Round 7 mins
Orchard Hill was the UK's last remaining NHS hospital for people with learning disabilities. In 2009, it closed, after investigations uncovered institutional abuse. In the aftermath, the residents are rebuilding their lives - with surprising results.
LUV’IN THE BLACK COUNTRY
Matthew E Carter 15 mins
A journey down the romantic Black Country canals speaking to five different people who pass along the way about the first time they fell in love.
Courtenay Argyle 6 mins
An informative documentary of an object: exploring wool’s transformation into a usable garment.
MEN, LOOS AND NUMBER TWO
Andrew Oxley 2 mins
Meet four men who know exactly what they want.
OIL & WATER
Gemma Atkinson / Fred Grace 10 mins
In a derelict garage, Darren, a man full of love and rage is caught between the two sides of his personality, the violence and the love, the image and the truth.
ON TENDER HOOKS
Kate Shenton 11 mins
The documentary follows Damien Lloyd-Davies as he prepares to do his first human suspension, nicknamed the 'Suicide Suspension'.
RAY: A LIFE UNDERWATER
Amanda Bluglass 14 mins
75–year-old Ray Ives has been scouring the seabed for treasure his whole life. The former salvage diver now tends his extraordinary museum of cannon, bottles, bells, swords, portholes and diving gear.
Harold Chapman 10 mins
On a typical day in London, nine street sweepers ruminate on the nature of what they do, where they’re from, family, their loves, hopes and dreams.
THE HARDEST FIGHT
John Hicks 3 mins
A poignant insight into one man's world and his fight to go beyond himself to achieve a fleeting sense of self worth.
Sasha Andrews 7 mins
Two women in their 60’s take on the challenge of going out in a small, unstable boat together for the first time.
THE PERFECT FIT
Tali Yankelevich 9 mins
Ballet shoes may be worn by delicate girls, but they’re crafted by burly men whose hands tell another story...
WOMEN ON TAP
Clare Richards 20 mins
The women of Barrow, Cumbria, have loved to tap dance for the last 100 years. They adore the costumes, routines and showmanship, but mostly the balance it brings to their pressured lives.