Film, Documentary

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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

Future Sound of Mzansi

  • 98 min
  • Directed by: Lebogang Rasethaba

A documentary showcasing talented artists from South Africa's burgeoning electronic music scene.

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 8 Nov

£5 / 0141 352 4900

Part of Africa in Motion.

Hackney Picturehouse, London E8

Sat 8 Nov

0871 902 5734

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 4 Nov

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Africa in Motion.

Life Behind the Lens: Inspiring the Next Generation of Film and TV Documentary Makers

A panel of award winning TV and film experts discuss their experience and expertise. Ages 16+.

Cineworld IMAX, Glasgow

A Way of Life

  • 60 min
  • Directed by: Shibe Alawiye

An exploration of hip-hop culture, shot in 21 locations across the world over two years.

Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton

Fri 14 Nov

0871 902 5739

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

Thu 6 Nov

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

Tue 2 Dec

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

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The Afterlife Investigations

This documentary presents some of the most remarkable evidence ever for life after death. In the Scole Experiments scientists witnessed more phenomena than in any other evidential exercise in the history of the paranormal. 

Tolbooth, Stirling

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 274000

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

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

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0870 603 0304

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0870 603 0304

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0870 603 0304

Aldeburgh Documentary Festival 2014

The 20th documentary festival contains timely screenings, talks and Q&As.

Aldeburgh Cinema

Fri 14 Nov

£13 (Students £10) / 01728 452996

Sat 15 Nov

£13 (Students £10) / 01728 452996

Sun 16 Nov

£13 (Students £10) / 01728 452996

BAR 25 Movie + Party

A screening of Bar 25, followed by Lee Jones, Itchy Rich, Guille Bonesso, Ibellini spinning house music.

Number 90, London E9

Fri 7 Nov

£15; £10 adv

Before Crossing the Horizon

  • 120 min
  • Directed by: Habiba Djahnine

An exploration of the protests that unfolded in Algeria between 1988 and 2010.

Hackney Picturehouse, London E8

Mon 3 Nov

0871 902 5734

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Cell! Cell! Cell!

Raj and Sooki use a series of contraptions to look inside the human body and explore cells.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Wed 5 Nov

01962 863791

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.

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.

Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Dec

0871 902 5723

Cinema City, Norwich

Tue 2 Dec

0871 902 5724

Curzon Soho

Mon 24 Nov

0330 500 1331

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D Day: Normandy 1944

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

An account of the D-Day landings.

Rheged Centre, Penrith

Fri 31 Oct

3D

01768 868000

Sat 1 Nov

3D

01768 868000

Sun 2 Nov

3D

01768 868000

…and 4 more dates until 6 Nov

Dirty Truths: Exploring “Messy Cinema” With The True/False Film Fest

The True/False Film Festival explores films that cross borders, break the existing rules and push the form forward. With festival co-founder David Wilson, we will bring together a panel of past True/False filmmakers, and imagine a messier future.

The Frontline Club, London W2

Tue 18 Nov

£10 (£8) / 020 7479 8960

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A Doomed Generation

  • 90 min
  • Directed by: Nasredine Ben Maati

A film exploring the testimonies of five bloggers who were jailed before the January 14 revolution in Tunisia.

Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton

Wed 5 Nov

0871 902 5739

Dumfries Music Conference

A varied programme about music.

Venue TBC

Sat 29 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed

Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival

The majesty of mountains is captured on film in a series of screenings, lectures and exhibitions. Focusing on adventure of all kinds, climbing, mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding, BASE-jumping, mountain biking, kayaking and exploration are among some of the adrenaline-pumping activities represented.

George Square Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 651 2189

Sat 7 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 651 2189

Sun 8 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 651 2189

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

Ady Gasy: The Malagasy Way

  • 84 min
  • Directed by: Lova Nantenaina

A documentary exploring different ways of surviving in an economic crisis, following artists, farmers and craftsmen.

Hackney Picturehouse, London E8

Sun 2 Nov

0871 902 5734

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I Know What I Saw

A documentary guaranteed to change the way we see the universe. Director, James Fox assembled the most credible UFO witnesses from around the world to testify at The National Press Club in Washington D.C.: Air Force Generals, astronauts, military and commercial pilots, government and FAA officials from seven countries…

Tolbooth, Stirling

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 274000

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

In Conversation With Russell Brand

Russell Brand talks to the Guardian's Owen Jones.

Cineworld Wolverhampton

Sun 23 Nov

0871 200 2000

Junction, Goole

Thu 30 Oct

01405 763652

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…

Haverhill Arts Centre

Tue 4 Nov

01440 714140

Storm Under The Sun + Discussion

  • 2007
  • Directed by: Louisa Wei
  • Written by: Louisa Wei

Documentary.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Thu 6 Nov

020 7955 6043

The Summer Walkers and Shorts

The Summer Walkers is Timothy Neat's documentary on Scotland's travelling people. Plus, there's Here We'm Be Together (Rob Curry and Tim Plester) and Nicholas Johnson presents three shorts by R Marshall filmed in West Devon.

Electric Palace, Hastings

Thu 30 Oct

01308 426336