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Wed
23
Jan
2019
 
  • Documentary
  • Soviet Union
  • B&W
  • 68 mins.
A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention. Man with a Movie Camera[ is an experimental 1929 Soviet silent documentary film, directed by Dziga Vertov and edited by his wife Elizaveta Svilova. It is widely regarded…
Tue
05
Feb
2019
 
  • Documentary, Drama
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 89 mins.
Orson Welles' free-form documentary about fakery focuses on the notorious art forger Elmyr de Hory and Elmyr's biographer, Clifford Irving, who also wrote the celebrated fraudulent Howard Hughes autobiography, then touches on the reclusive Hughes and Welles' own career (which started with a faked resume and a…
Tue
19
Feb
2019
 
  • Documentary
  • France
  • B&W
  • 86 mins.
Koyaanisqatsi ((which translates as Life Out of Balance), is a 1982 American experimental film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke. The film looks at the world and more specifically the effect man has had on the landscape and…
Tue
05
Mar
2019
 
  • Documentary
  • China
  • Colour
  • 85 mins.
The dehumanising impact of coal mining is laid bare in a Chinese documentary whose stunning images speak louder than words. Travelling around the vast, verdant steppes of Mongolia, the film-maker discovers a paradise soon to be lost to the open cast coal mining that devours the land.…