New Shorts #24 Long(er) Docs
13:00 Sun 15 Jan 2012
Spend a cold winter’s afternoon with some longer form documentary short films. This powerful selection takes us from the tough prisons of Scotland to voodoo experiences in Haiti. Meet a veteran low-budget filmmaker in Pennsylvania, a rock star-turned-cabbie in Glasgow, and an ex-pat Englishman on the snowbound streets of New York’s Lower East Side.
Where possible, each film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.
Please note this event is planned to finish at 6pm, but there’ll be plenty of time to buy food and drinks.
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.
Advance tickets for this event are available online at the Roxy Bar & Screen website. There will be limited tickets available on the door, on the night.
Films listed below are in alphabetical order. ****
Emily McMehen 35 mins (UK, 2011)An immersive image-driven portrait of spiritual practices in Haiti.
Mark Craig 31 mins (UK, 2011)A one-time rock musician turned taxi driver takes us on a ride through his home city and his life, reflecting on events & changes that have forced him to face reality.
Finlay Pretsell / Adrian MacDowall 30 mins (UK, 2011)Prison life in the build up to the annual Scottish Prison Service hairdressing competition. Winning the coveted prize is the ultimate goal, but Francis, the current champion has other objectives on his mind.
Ania Winiarska 27 mins (UK, 2011)Intimate portrait of a disfranchised teenager from Belfast, who lives on the edge of exclusion in the society.
Emma Greaves 25 mins (UK, 2011)Alice and Jerusha are two young, beautiful, spirited Kenyan girls preparing to leave the children’s centre they have grown up in.
Hannah Lovell 23 mins (UK, 2011)On June 20th 1942, Kazik Piechowski, then a Polish boy scout, and three other prisoners, disguised themselves as SS officers, stole the commandant's car, and escaped from Auschwitz. Today this story is brought back from the memories.
Simon Mercer 23 mins (UK, 2011)A beige-striped glimpse into the brain of American filmmaking obscurity Len Cella, who for forty years has strove to make the lowest brow comedy films with all the seriousness of an auteur.
Poppie Skold 23 mins (UK, 2011)A short film following two people based in New York city both involved in the underground music scene.