Film, Documentary

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Document 12 Film Festival

This dedicated international human rights documentary film festival uses international film to raise the profile of human rights and social issues that are not exposed in the mainstream media. It showcases a wide range of styles from reportage to cinematic essays, investigative journalism to left-field experiments.

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 10 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0141 352 4900

Sat 11 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0141 352 4900

Sun 12 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0141 352 4900

Journeys into the Art and Spirit of Different Cultures

An exploration of different forms of artistic expression in Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions.

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Oct

£7–£10 for both days; £6–£8 for one day / 0131 623 3030

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Sat 4 Oct

£7–£10 for both days; £6–£8 for one day / 0131 623 3030

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Italian Cultural Institute, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0131 668 2232

  • 18:00 – 20:30

RD Laing in the Usa

Documentary with footage of Laing's 1972 tour.

School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, Glasgow

Fri 10 Oct

Free

Followed by Q&A. Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

  • 18:00 – 19:00

D Day: Normandy 1944

  • 40 min
  • Directed by: Pascal Vuong/Ronan Chapalain

An account of the D-Day landings.

Rheged Centre, Penrith

Wed 1 Oct

3D

01768 868000

  • 11:00
  • 16:00

Thu 2 Oct

3D

01768 868000

  • 11:00
  • 16:00
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Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival

Film festival for anyone interested in cinema and Spanish and Latin American culture. Featuring work from directors including Fernando Franco and Jonás Trueba, Icíar Bollaín, Cesc Gay and Gracia Querejeta.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Oct

£8.20 (£6; Children £2.60; Seniors £6; Students £6) / 0131 228 2688

  • 10:00

Thu 9 Oct

£8.20 (£6; Children £2.60; Seniors £6; Students £6) / 0131 228 2688

  • 10:00

Fri 10 Oct

£8.20 (£6; Children £2.60; Seniors £6; Students £6) / 0131 228 2688

  • 10:00
…and 2 more dates until 12 Oct

University of Edinburgh

Fri 10 Oct

£20 (£17)

  • 15:30

Aberdeen Film Festival

The very first Aberdeen Film Festival promises to take advantage of the city's cultural connections to bring in films and filmmakers from across the globe. Expect feature films, shorts and docs, plus workshops, Q&As and a web series night.

Various venues: Aberdeen

Tue 30 Sep

Times & prices vary

Wed 1 Oct

Times & prices vary

Thu 2 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 10 more dates until 12 Oct

After Dark: Adults Only

Go to the science centre after all the kids have gone to sleep for the night, with the chance to get hands on with all the fun science activities that you have begrudgingly have to let them have first dibs at during the day. Plus, live shows in the UK's biggest capacity digital planetarium.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Wed 15 Oct

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Thu 6 Nov

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Tue 2 Dec

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Alan Korb - BBC Arabic Film and Documentary Festival

This festival will present a series of films and documentaries which look at the enormous amount of change which has occurred in the Middle East and North Africa since the start of the uprisings in 2010.

BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0870 603 0304

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0870 603 0304

  • 11:00 – 20:30

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0870 603 0304

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0870 603 0304

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival

Annual film festival with a focus on screening work that relates to the natural world, to landscape, to mankind’s relationship with natural forces, or to alchemy itself. The festival has a focus on high quality artistic projects and experimental short film from around the world, mixing this with thematically-related…

Tower Mill, Hawick

Thu 16 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 01450 360688

Fri 17 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 01450 360688

Sat 18 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 01450 360688

Sun 19 Apr 2015

Times & prices vary / 01450 360688

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Alive Inside

A documentary following Dan Cohen, a social worker who founded the not-for-profit organisation Music + Memory.

Perth Concert Hall

Tue 14 Oct

Norie Miller Studio

£5 (£3; Children £3) / 01738 621031

City Folk: The Story of Pinewoods Camp and English Country Dance in America

Ethnographic documentary exploring the English country dance movement in the US over the last 100 years, with a focus on Pinewoods Camp.

Cecil Sharp House, London NW1

Tue 4 Nov

Followed by a Q&A with one of the film’s producers, Daniel Walkowitz.

  • 19:30

Concerning Violence

A look at the mechanisms of decolonisation through text from Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth, and an exploration of the struggle for liberation in the Third World.

Showroom and Workstation, Sheffield

Sun 5 Oct

0114 275 7727

  • 18:30

Conflict, War and Climate Change: The Need to Act Now

A film, which has been produced by the Movement for the Abolition of War, aiming to highlight the link between conflict and climate change.

Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh

Mon 6 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh World Justice Festival.

  • 19:30 – 21:00

The Dog

A documentary about the real-life man who inspired Dog Day Afternoon – John Wojtowicz, who robbed a bank to pay for his lover's sex-reassignment surgery.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Tue 28 Oct

£8 (£6.50) / 0141 332 6535

Part of Glasgay!.

  • 18:15
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Dumfries Music Conference

A varied programme about music.

Venue TBC

Sat 29 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed

Elvis Presley Film Society

A screening of a handful of the swivel-hipped one's 30-plus films.

O'Neill's, Glasgow

Sun 19 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 0822

Featuring Loving You, plus documentaries and classic footage.

  • 14:00 – 18:30

Faith & Identity

Documentary exploring the lives of three women from three different faiths.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Nov

Free (ticketed) / 0131 556 9579

  • 19:00 – 20:00

German Town: The Lost Story of Seaford Town, Jamaica

  • 55 min
  • Directed by: David Ritter

Documentary on the inhabitants of a Jamaican village, said to be descendants of indentured German servants who had worked the plantations.

The Barn Theatre, Seaford

Sat 18 Oct

01323 492 240

Followed by a Q&A with the director.

  • 14:00

An Inconsolable Memory

A screening of Aryan Kaganof's documentary, An Inconsolable Memory (2013) will be followed by a discussion on the issues presented in the film.

Somerset House, London WC2R

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 18:00 – 21:00
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Johnny Winter: Down and Dirty

An intimate portrait of the acclaimed musician who has played Woodstock, dated Janis Joplin and jammed with Hendrix.

Showroom and Workstation, Sheffield

Sat 4 Oct

0114 275 7727

  • 18:00

A Life in Music: Gary Kemp

The Guardian's Alexis Petredis talks to Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp about his ten-year career with the band, followed by a screening of their documentary Soulboys of the Western World.

The Hippodrome Casino, London WC2H

Thu 2 Oct

£20 / 0844 248 5144

Life on the Home Front

Footage from the North West Film Archive portraying what life was like on the home front in North West England during the First World War.

Plaza, Stockport

Thu 2 Oct

0161 477 7779

  • 19:30

Lothians On Film

An exciting selection of short films made in and around the Lothians. The films (documentary, fiction, animation and film-art) include previous winners of SMHAFF Film Awards as well as films by members of the Midlothian Men’s SHARE Project, the Stepping S

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 01506 777666

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Pull Down the Future – A Day With Lawrence

It's a film, a gig, an exhibition, and a day in the company of Lawrence (first name only), cult frontman of Felt, kicking off with a free screening of Lawrence of Belgravia, Paul Kelly's 2011 documentary, plus post-show discussion with Lawrence, followed by a preview of his collaboration with artist Jim Lambie. Finally…

Broadway Nottingham

Thu 2 Oct

0115 9626 611

  • 11:30