Sheffield DocFest 2011

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Life In Movement Life In Movement
Life In Movement and Calvet
Build Something Modern (Country: Ireland; Year: 2011; Director: Paul Rowley, Nicky Gogan)
At look at the young modernist architects who travelled from Ireland to build cathedrals for Thirties missionaries in Africa.
Calvet (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Dominic Allan; Stars: Jean Marc Calvet), Official Site
The artist discusses his violent and abusive past and his quest for redemption.
Camden Calling (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Anna Edwards)
A musical documentary about Camden Calling: a collective of homeless, ex-homeless and vulnerable people from across London who have come together to turn their lives around. Produced in partnership with BBC Storyville and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
How Are You (Country: Denmark; Year: 2011; Director: Jannik Splidsboel)
They met at a Copenhagen disco in the mid 90s, only to discover they lived in the same building. Soon Dane Michael Elmgreen and Norwegian Ingar Dragset were enjoying a passionate personal relationship - and a soaring professional one as the Nordic countries’ most provocative installation artists. Whilst popular abroad, at home they found their work met with bemusement. “The Danish establishment didn’t really see the need to invite these two depraved homo boys and their performance to serious art events,” laughs Elmgreen. Fifteen years on, the Nordic countries have fully embraced their boys. Not only have the pair designed a controversial WWII monument, they have also been chosen to curate two pavilions at the distinguished 2009 Venice Biennale. ‘How Are You’ takes a look back at Elmgreen and Dragset’s playful and inspiring body of work, whilst following the artists in Venice as they oversee installation of ‘The Collectors’. It’s their biggest project to date - an ambitious real estate exhibition concept, complete with dead body floating in a swimming pool.
A Letter To Elia (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Kent Jones, Martin Scorsese; Writer: Kent Jones, Martin Scorsese; Stars: Martin Scorsese, Elia Kazan)
A fresh exploration of the work of the director widely loathed for breaking down before the House Unamerican Activities Commission and turning in his colleagues.
Life In Movement (Country: Australia; Year: 2011; Director: Bryan Mason, Sophie Hyde; Stars: Tanja Liedtke), Official Site
A look back at the career of a talented dancer and choreographer tragically killed at the age of just 29.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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