Sheffield DocFest 2013

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Emptying The Skies Emptying The Skies
Emptying The Skies and I Am Divine
Apocalypse Now Redux (Apocalypse Now) (Country: US; Year: 1979; Director: Francis Ford Coppola; Writer: John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola, narration by Michael Herr; Stars: Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne, Christian Marquand, Aurore Clement, Dennis Hopper, Harrison Ford)
Coppola adds 50 mins and re-edits his classic Vietnam war movie, based on The Heart Of Darkness.
After Tiller (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Martha Shane, Lana Wilson)
A look at the work of late term abortion providers in the US.
Allergy To Originality (Country: United States; Year: 2012; Director: Drew Christie)
In this animated Op-Doc by Drew Christie, two men discuss whether anything is truly original — especially in movies and books.
Americanized (Country: United States; Year: 2011; Director: Abhi Singh)
High school is a tricky time, but in addition to the standard minefield of teenage insecurities, Navneet faces prejudice for his Sikh heritage.
Anosmia (Country: United States; Year: 2012; Director: Jacob LaMendola)
Conjuring scents on screen, the filmmaker Jacob LaMendola profiles people with a rare condition that renders them unable to smell.
God Loves Uganda God Loves Uganda
God Loves Uganda and The Exorcist (Director's Cut)
Blackfish (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite)
The plight of killer whales in captivity.
Burden of Dreams (Country: United States; Year: 1982; Director: Les Blank)
Documentary about director Werner Herzog struggling against desperate odds in the Amazon basin to make his epic feature Fitzcarraldo
Coral: Rekindling Venus (Country: Australia; Year: 2012; Director: Lynette Wallworth)
Immersive experience sends you deep underwater on an extraordinary journey into a mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs.
The Crash Reel (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Lucy Walker)
The jaw-dropping story of one unforgettable athlete, Kevin Pearce; one eye-popping sport, snow boarding; and one explosive issue, traumatic brain injury. An epic rivalry between Kevin and Shaun White culminates in a life-changing crash and a comeback story with a difference.
Dadaab Stories (Country: United States, Kenya; Year: 2013; Director: K.Ryan Jones)
Dadaab is the world’s largest refugee camp, home to half a million people. FilmAid is helping the refugees tell their stories through video, photography, poetry, music and journalism.
 Which Way Is The Front Line from Here? The Life And Time Of Tim Hetherington  Which Way Is The Front Line from Here? The Life And Time Of Tim Hetherington
Which Way Is The Front Line from Here? The Life And Time Of Tim Hetherington and Blackfish
Death Of A Prisoner (Country: Yemen, United States; Year: 2013; Director: Laura Poitras)
The filmmaker Laura Poitras follows the tragic return home to Yemen of a Guantánamo Bay prison detainee, Adnan Latif.
Dirty Wars (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Richard Rowley)
When an Afghan family is attacked by US soldiers, a journalist sets out to investigate.
The Exorcist (Director's Cut) (The Exorcist) (Country: United States; Year: 1973; Director: William Friedkin; Writer: William Peter Blatty; Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max Von Sydow, Jason Miller, Lee j Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran)
A mother fights to save her child, who may be possessed by a demon.
Emptying The Skies (Country: United States; Year: 2013; Director: Douglas Kass)
Documentary about songbird poaching.
Exploding Cinema's Phone Made Films (Country: United Kingdom, United States; Year: 2013; Director: Exploding Cinema)
London's longest running film club Exploding Cinema presents the new wave of short documentaries all made using mobile phones.
After Tiller After Tiller
After Tiller and Apocalypse Now Redux
Female Trouble (Country: US; Year: 1974; Director: John Waters; Writer: John Waters; Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey)
A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home to pursue her dreams, getting pregnant along the way.
A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times (Country: United States; Year: 2013; Director: Samantha Grant)
The story of Jayson Blair, a former reporter at the world's leading broadsheet who shot to notoreity through plagiarism.
The Gatekeepers (Country: Israel, France, Germany, Belgium; Year: 2012; Director: Dror Moreh)
Six former heads of Israel’s internal security agency, the Shin Bet, discuss their nation’s past, present and future.
God Loves Uganda (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Roger Ross Williams)
Documentary exploration of the agenda of right-wing US evangelicals.
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (Country: United States; Year: 1991; Director: Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper, Eleanor Coppola)
Documentary about the Apocalypse Now shoot.
The Gatekeepers The Gatekeepers
The Gatekeepers and The Square
I'm Yours (Country: Canada; Year: 2012; Director: Chase Joynt), Official Site
A frank and rapid fire exploration of the transgender experience.
In Search Of The Unreturned Soldiers In Malaysia (Mikikanhei o otte/Mare) (Country: Japan; Year: 1971; Director: Shohei Imamura)
Made as part of a TV series in the middle of Imamura’s documentary career, the director is again like a private detective tracking down ex-Japanese soldier, A-Kim, who has resettled in Malaysia.
In Search of the Unreturned Soldiers in Thailand (Mikikanhei o otte/Tai) (Country: Japan; Year: 1971; Director: Shohei Imamura)
In Thailand, Imamura’s investigation brings him face to with a group of soldiers from different classes, each of whom has, in some way, committed war crimes while in the Japanese army.
I Am Divine (Country: United States; Year: 2013; Director: Jeffrey Schwarz; Stars: John Waters, Ricki Lake, Tab Hunter, Divine, Bruce Vilanch, Mink Stole, David DeCoteau, Lisa Jane Persky, Edith Massey, Mary Vivian Pearce, Holly Woodlawn, David Lochary, Susan Lowe, Helen Hanft, Pat Moran)
A documentary about the film star, pop star and all round legend.
A Journal of Insomnia (Country: Canada; Year: 2013; Director: Guillaume Braun)
A collaborative experiment where the public is invited to mortgage part of their night to experience insomnia.
Dirty Wars Dirty Wars
Dirty Wars and Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic
Karayuki-san, the Making of a Prostitute (Karayuki-san) (Country: Japan; Year: 1973; Director: Shohei Imamura)
Kikyo Zendo was one of thousands of Japanese women forced into sex work during the war. It’s an experience she discusses with Imamura.
Lullaby (Country: Russia; Year: 2012; Director: Victor Kossakovsky)
The filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky on homeless people sleeping near ATM’s in a bank, a growing phenomenon in Europe.
Makers: Women Who Make America (Country: United States; Year: 2013; Director: Kunhardt McGee Productions)
Discover how women have shaped America over the last 50 years through an unprecedented sweeping social revolution.
A Man Vanishes (Ningen jôhatsu) (Country: Japan; Year: 1967; Director: Shôhei Imamura)
Thousands of Japanese disappear without a trace every year. Imamura and his crew investigate the disappearance of a young businessman and get more than they bargained for.
Mobile Homestead (Country: United States; Year: 2011; Director: Mike Kelley)
One of America's most influential artists of recent times, Mike Kelley's last project before his death in 2011 is a personal dedication to his hometown of Detroit.
The Crash Reel The Crash Reel
The Crash Reel and Solar Mama
Mothers (妈妈的村庄) (Country: China; Year: 2013; Director: Huijing Xu)
A glimpse into the bureaucracy and statistics that strip away a woman's rights to bear children in China.
Muscle Shoals (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier)
Down in Alabama Rick Hall founded FAME Studios and gave birth to the Muscle Shoals sound. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Gregg Allman, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Bono and others bear witness to the greatest untold American music story.
NCR: Not Criminally Responsible (Country: Canada; Year: 2013; Director: John Kastner)
Plagued by both OCD and schizophrenia, Sean Clifton had long been known as a harmless eccentric in Cornwall, Ontario. That changed in 1999 when Clifton brutally stabbed a stranger outside a Walmart. Declared 'not criminally responsible', he is sent to a forensic psychiatric facility - veteran Canadian director John Kastner takes look at the crime and its repercussions.
The Network (Country: Australia, United Kingdom; Year: 2012; Director: Eva Orner; Writer: Eva Orner)
Expat Afghanis returned to their homeland after the ousting of the Taliban, determined to bring culture and hope to a land where neither existed.
Pandora's Promise (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Robert Stone)
A growing number of environmentalists are renouncing decades of antinuclear orthodoxy and have come to believe that the most feared and controversial technology known to mankind is probably our greatest hope.
Particle Fever (Country: United States; Year: 2013; Director: Mark Levinson)
Documentary about the Large Hadron Collider, the search for the God particle and what happened as a result.
Plot for Peace (Country: South Africa; Year: 2013; Director: Mandy Jacobson, Carlos Agulló; Writer: Stephen Smith)
The story of French businessman Jean Yves Ollivier who dedicated himself to helping South Africa transition peacefully out of apartheid.
The Public Square (Country: United States; Year: 2012; Director: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady)
In Times Square, protesters counter an anti-Islamic speech by pastor Terry Jones ... by singing the Beatles.
Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Marina Zenovich; Writer: Peter Morgan)
Profile of the stand-up comedian.
The Road to Fame (成名之路) (Country: China; Year: 2013; Director: Hao Wu)
Beijing, China. At the Central Academy of Drama, anticipation is running high. The prestigious school’s graduation production of Fame will be the first official collaboration between China and Broadway...
Rougarouing (Country: United States; Year: 2013; Director: Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher), Trailer
Originating from the medieval ‘festival of begging’, a troupe of howling merrymakers in rural Louisiana perform wild muddy rituals.
Slomo (Country: United States; Year: 2013; Director: Josh Izenberg)
Dr John Kitchin abandoned his wealth-driven materialistic existence when he reconsidered his quality of life and now shines as an LA waterfront rollerblade legend.
Solar Mama (Rafea: Solar Mama) (Country: US, Denmark, Egypt; Year: 2012; Director: Mona Eldaief, Jehane Noujaim; Stars: Abu Badr, Umm Badr, Raouf Dabbas, Rafea)
Documentary follows a Bedouin woman as she joins a programme that trains illiterate women to be engineers.
The Square (Al Midan) (Country: Egypt, US; Year: 2013; Director: Jehane Noujaim)
Examination of the revolution in Egypt, from the perspective of a group of activists.
To Let The World In, Volume 1 (Country: India; Year: 2013; Director: Avijit Mukul Kishore)
India's rising influence on the contemporary art scene.
Which Way Is The Front Line from Here? The Life And Time Of Tim Hetherington (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Sebastian Junger)
Tribute to the photojournalist and documentarian who was killed in Libya in 2011.
Who Owns The Street? (Country: Australia; Year: 2012; Director: Frazer Dempsey), Trailer
The obscure perceptions of ownership and public property, art and vandalism, are probed as graffiti artist Peter Drew navigates the grey area of street art.
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