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New Shorts #11: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DOCS PARTS 1 & 2: FIRST PERSON & SECOND LIFE
Mon 7 Jan 18:30 ROXY bar & screen
Our ever popular documentary marathon returns to the Roxy Bar & Screen with a double bill in the very best of short documentary.
Sometimes no-one knows us better than we know ourselves. From inner drives to lifestyle choices, from experiences to desires, the people in these films express their lives, feelings, motivations and opinions in their own words.
Total: 83 mins
PART 2: SECOND LIFE
This selection of portraits and panoramas give us access to closed communities, remote places, or just the unusual worlds in front of us which we often fail to see.
Total: 93 mins
Rebecca Brand 2 mins
Joyce Brand is 78 years old and she is a campaigner. Whether it's defacing a building with obscenities or disrupting a council meeting, Joyce feels passionately about making a stand against injustice.
Ellie Land 9 mins
Over the past decade, female genital cosmetic surgery has increased by a staggering 500%. Centrefold is a unique animated documentary that takes an innovative and balanced approach to this controversial topic. Created by award-winning filmmaker Ellie Land and funded by the Wellcome Trust, visit www.thecentrefoldproject to find out more and join the debate.
CINEMA CITY: A GLASWEGIAN SYMPHONY
Madeleine D Schmoll 5 mins
Cinema City: A Glaswegian Cinema is an urban vignette that explores Glasgow’s cinematic heritage. Through images of its picture palace architecture, it presents a nostalgic composition that examines cinema going of the past and present. Engaging with the city’s filmic legacy, it invites a second glance at these often-overlooked buildings.
Jaha Browne 5 mins
Exploring the process of a London puppeteer creating a moving object out of wood, leading us onto a surprise ending with a zombie marionette called George.
HOLES OF HAPPINESS
Stephen Wheen 5 mins
Holes Of Happiness is a short documentary looking at the reactions of the public to some pothole gardens that have been popping up around East London.
HOOF, TOOTH & CLAW
Adam Gutch 17 mins
A portrait of the last days of Welsh farming woman, Betty French. After a sudden visit from the ministry, Betty is forced to give up her farm, her animals, and the life she’s always led.
IF HIMMLER PLAYED GUITAR
Andy Taylor Smith 10 mins
As his fascination with reenacting grew, Jon discovered his uncanny resemblance to one of history's most nefarious characters. Apparently it's to do with the shape of the jaw.
Ashley Pegg 13 mins
Amin set fire to Julian’s hair on the bus after school. The bus stopped. The police arrived. Julian’s parents were angry. But they did not want to prosecute Amin and wanted to give him a chance to say sorry. But will he mean it?
Keri Leese, Rory Alexander Stewart 8 mins
Keri's Tapes is a short documentary about a young woman (Keri Leese) suffering from M.E. The film's soundtrack is made up from micro-cassette recordings Keri made over the course of a year detailing her thoughts and feelings about living with the illness.
Julian Schwanitz 18 mins
This search for the reclusive former World Darts Champion Jocky Wilson discovers the former national hero without finding him in his small Scottish hometown Kirkcaldy.
Jon Gordon, Niko Alajoki 11 mins
A short documentary about a tragic death and the need for further parliamentary debate about assisted dying.
MENS LOOS AND NUMBER TWOS
Andrew Oxley 3 mins
What do you look for in a good toilet?
Chico Pereira 15 mins
Work. Eat. Sleep. And back to work. The ocean can be a very lonely place, it can swallow your words. Polaris is a glimpse into the lives of migrant fishermen and a reflection on the function of work in our lives.
Paul Fegan 17 mins
A modern day story of undying commitment, rivalry, family and friendship interwoven by the underground and idiosyncratic Scottish sport of doo-fleein’.
Janina Vilsmaier 18 mins
A documentary that tries to understand the real meanings of tattoos and why different people decide to permanently mark their body. Led by Darryl Gates, tattooist in Soho, the documentary guides the audience through a journey of getting to know different people and the amazing stories behind their tattoos. Understanding tattooing as an art, this documentary shows how different people find their ways of expressing themselves through the permanents they have on their bodies.
Mark Chapman 7 mins
TRANS is an intimate moving image portrait focusing on Kali. Exploring themes of transformation and identity, the film constructs various scenes based on her thoughts, feelings and imaginings as she reflects on the pain of her metamorphosis.
Andrew J Walker, Matthew E Carter & Manjeet S Gill 3 mins
An interview with various people from the B68 area about how they start their week. The film focuses on a young part-time Postman who talks to about a place he likes to visit whilst delivering on his route. The route he was on at the time was called Walk 17.
Kate Sullivan 10 mins
No sponsorship, one kidney, tuberculosis, a broken back... All set for the London Olympics...1948 Walk Tall: An animated/live-action portrait of ex-Olympic gymnast, George Weedon.