Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019

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Jawline and Lil' Buck: Real Swan
Changing The Game (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Michael Barnett; Writer: Michael Barnett, Michelle Mahaffie)
Transgender high school athletes from across the US compete at the top of their fields, while also challenging the boundaries and perceptions of fairness and discrimination.
Fuck Fame (Country: Germany, Australia, France, United States, United Kingdom; Year: 2019; Director: Robert Cibis, Lilian Franck; Writer: Robert Cibis, Lilian Franck; Stars: Niels Birbaumer, Chris Colonna, Anthony Ferrando, Anna Hartley, Mason Poole, Jean-Patrick Simonetti, Jennifer Skov, Niels Birbaumer, Chris Colonna, Anthony Ferrando, Anna Hartley, Mason Poole, Jean-Patrick Simonetti, Jennifer Skov)
Anna is living the dream. Having rocketed from obscurity to internet stardom as electro-rap iconoclast ‘Uffie’. Yet such a meteoric rise can never be without its associated pressures. Trapped between drug-fuelled hedonism, music industry bureaucracy and Myspace mania, Anna starts to wonder whether ‘Uffie’ is a character she can continue to play.
Jawline (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Liza Mandelup)
The film follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee.
Katie (Country: Ireland; Year: 2018; Director: Ross Whitaker; Stars: Katie Taylor)
Consideration of the career of boxer Katie Taylor.
Lil' Buck: Real Swan (Country: France, US; Year: 2019; Director: Louis Wallecan; Writer: Louis Wallecan; Stars: Lil' Buck)
Dancer Lil’ Buck grew up jookin and bucking on the streets of Memphis. After a breathtaking video of him dancing to Camille Saint-Saëns’ “The Swan” accompanied by cellist Yo-Yo Ma went viral, everything changed.
Your Turn Your Turn
Your Turn and Scheme Birds
The Longest Wave (Country: Austria; Year: 2019; Director: Joe Berlinger; Writer: Joe Berlinger; Stars: Laird Hamilton, Gerry Lopez, Martin Lenny, Robert Richman, John DeCesare, Robby Naish, Jace Panebianco, Kai Lenny, Tyler Hamlet, Jason Polakow, Eric Sterman, Pete Cabrinha, Lilikoi Hazelaar-Naish, Randy Naish, Miguel Vegas Van Oordt)
World champion windsurfer Robby Naish aims to surf the world's longest wave.
Ringside (Country: Germany, US; Year: 2019; Director: André Hörmann; Stars: Kenneth Sims Jr., Kenneth Sims Sr., Destyne Butler Jr., Destyne Butler Sr)
For Kenny and Destyne, the boxing gym is a shelter from the perils of the street. Spurred on by their ambitious fathers, the ring becomes a personal prison, though it also represents their only chance to escape the rough world of Chicago’s South Side.
Roadless (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Steve Jones, Todd Jones)
Snowboarders reflect on their love of some of America's remaining wild spaces as they trek to find first descents.
Scheme Birds (Country: Sweden, UK; Year: 2018; Director: Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin; Writer: Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin)
As her childhood turns into motherhood, teenage troublemaker Gemma comes of age in her fading Scottish steel town. But in a place where “you either get knocked up or locked up,” innocent games can easily turn into serious crime.
Winterland (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Steve Jones, Todd Jones)
A celebration of ski and snowboard culture.
Your Turn (Espero tua (re)volta) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2019; Director: Eliza Capai)
Demonstrating, occupying schools across the country, self-organisation and police oppression, the camera always in the midst. Young Brasilians make history in this radical document.
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