5th Docfilm Festival

By John Coster | Part of Documentary Media Month 1st-30th November

Documentary Media Month Promo

Interesting to hear about Rhys Davies's documentary work and his personal views on the genre #docmedia14

IDFA 2014 | Trailer | The Newsroom - Off the Record

The reporters from LUST (Leicester University Student Television) setting up for my interview! #docmedia14

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Doc Media Centre #docmedia14

Watching the Doc Heads trailer on www.docheads.org before tonight's Reportage Club special in partnership with IdeasTap #docmedia14

Fantastic to hear Doc Heads Founder, Tristan Anderson talking at the Doc Media Centre #docmedia14

Shout out #FF to @Docfilmfestival @DocMediaCentre and @citizenseye this Friday. Some fab things happening during November in the city. 👍

Life Itself review – a delightful tribute to US film critic Roger Ebert

Steve James’s life-affirming documentary about the influential American movie critic gets the Thumbs Up<p>“For a generation of Americans,” wrote President Obama on the death of Roger Ebert in April 2013, “Roger was the movies. When he didn’t like a film, he was honest. When he did he was effusive… The …

Roger Ebert

Saturday 8th Docfilm Showcase Programme

Open <b>11am-7.00pm</b> Docfilm Showcase at the Doc Media Centre, Highcross – free screenings.<p><b>11.00am</b> – <b>Voices 4 Change</b> – young people’s film submissions …

New Documentary Shows the Annual Herding of Icelandic Wild Horses Across Incredibly Scenic Terrain

<i>Herd in Iceland</i> is a documentary film about the annual round-up of the Icelandic horse, isolated for centuries by the country’s oceanic borders. The …

Iceland

Michael Winterbottom and Russell Brand to make economics documentary

The film-maker and the comedian have begun shooting Emperor’s New Clothes, which aims to explore how social inequalities contributed to the financial crisis<p>Russell Brand and Michael Winterbottom will unite for the political documentary The Emperor’s New Clothes, billed as an exposé of the social …

Time Is Illmatic review – Nas goes back to the hood

This glossy documentary takes rapper Nas back to his lauded Illmatic album and traces the social ills it exposed. News is, they’re still there<p>• Nas: ‘Hip-hop belongs to all of us now’<p>American social ills get the expensive treatment in artist-turned-film-maker One9’s documentary about Illmatic, the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

I Clowns review – Philip French on Fellini’s beautifully made 1970 documentary/memoir

(Federico Fellini, 1970; Eureka!, U)<p>From his childhood days in Rimini, Fellini was fascinated by circuses, clowns and itinerant performers, and they figured in his films from his directorial debut, <i>Variety Lights</i>, onwards. They featured most famously perhaps in <i>La Strada</i> and <i>Otto e Mezzo</i>, and most …

Film (UK)

DVD Review: 'Sofia's Last Ambulance'

★★★☆☆<p>The state of crisis in an Eastern European healthcare system provides the meat of Ilian Metev's 2012 documentary <b>Sofia's Last Ambulance</b>. In some …

With 10,000 copies floating about there is gonna be someone turning up!!

The Overnighters - Official Trailer