Sheffield DocFest 2011

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The Advocate For Fagdom The Advocate For Fagdom
The Advocate For Fagdom and The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye
The Advocate For Fagdom (Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Angelique Bosio; Stars: Bruce LaBruce, John Waters, Gus Van Sant, Rick Castro)
A look at the rise and rise of gay zombie porn meister BruceLaBruce.
The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye (Country: US, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, France; Year: 2011; Director: Marie Losier; Stars: Lady Jaye Breyer P'Orridge, Genesis P-Orridge), Official Site
Documentary depicting the love story between Genesis P-Orridge and Lady Jaye.
Becoming Chaz (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato; Stars: Chaz Bono, Cher)
Born with a female anatomy, the child of musicians Sonny and Cher, Chaz Bono is now transitioning to live as a man, and he discusses his experiences in this very personal documentary.
Hit So Hard: The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel (Country: United States; Year: 2011; Director: P. David Ebersole)
Aware that her rock and role lifestyle was yielding some crazy episodes, Patty Schemel picked up a video camera in the early 1990s. A rising star in the flourishing music scene of America’s Pacific Northwest, Schemel’s pals included Kurt Cobain and his wife Courtney Love, who hired her as the drummer for her band Hole. Capturing some extraordinary scenes, including Cobain and Love at home with their baby daughter, Schemel also recorded her own descent from playing sell-out world tours to destitute heroin addict, and her ultimate rehabilitation. The footage is interwoven with entertaining interviews with Schemel and Hole’s surviving members (their base player Kristen Pfaff died of an overdose just two months after Cobain’s suicide) and Schemel’s own family. “I couldn’t get over that she gave up a good job at Microsoft,” says her mom. With a pace as fast moving as the music, director P. David Ebersole’s film is destined to become a classic music doc on the joys and perils of life in the fast lane.
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.

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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