Documentary Film Festival 17-20 September 2012, all screenings at 7:30pm
Documentary film making has been enjoying a surge in popularity and to celebrate this important strand of cinema we present some of the best recent releases.

Monday 17 September
Waste Land
Lucy Walker. UK/Brazil. 2011. 98 mins. Cert PG
This touching, ultimately uplifting account of an art project
involving ‘pickers’ at the world’s largest rubbish dump is
actually about nothing less than human dignity.

Tuesday 18 September
DOUBLE BILL: Way Of The Morris and Sound It Out
Way Of The Morris
Tim Plester & Rob Curry. UK. 2011. 64 mins. Cert 12A
A poignant exploration of Morris dancing, on a journey from an
English village to the battlefields of the Somme.

Sound It Out
Jeanie Finlay. UK. 2011. 75 mins. Cert 12A
Optimistic portrait of the last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside and the community that keeps it alive.

Wednesday 19 September
Project Nim
James Marsh. UK/USA. 2011. 93 mins. Cert 12A
Nim, a young chimp, is brought up like a human infant. We
follow his fortunes as he gets bigger and we face the question:
should a chimp be a scientific project?

Thursday 20 September
The Boy Mir
Phil Grabsky. UK. 2011. 90 mins. Cert PG
Mir grows up in Afghanistan and neither war nor a dysfunctional
family can quash his spirit. A simple, moving and revealing film.


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