Sheffield DocFest 2019

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Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love
Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love and Searching Eva
3OHA (Zona) (Country: United States, Russia; Year: 2019; Director: Clayton Vomero; Writer: Clayton Vomero; Stars: Alena, Amplituda, August, Misha Buster, Illya Chichkan, Dasha, Bogdan Demidov, Dima, Husky, Natasha Isupova, Irena Kendzerska, Yasya Khomenko, Misha Koptev, Sonya Mohova, Natalia Naprasnaya)
Examines the Soviet Union's dissolution up to the techno-feudalism of today.
UK premiere
6 Gain (Country: Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Jorn Plucieniczak; Writer: Jorn Plucieniczak; Stars: Sam Houbregs, Symen Martens, Sam Houbregs, Symen Martens)
Documentary about two young men trying to pass the time in a post-industrial suburb
UK premiere
The Air Of The Earth In Your Lungs (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Ross Meckfessel)
Experimental short.
UK premiere
Black To Techno (Country: UK, US; Year: 2019; Director: Jenn Nikiru)
Exploring the radical musical movement that originated in Detroit in the 80s.
UK premiere
Cool Daddio: The Second Life Of R Stevie Moore (Country: UK, Poland; Year: 2019; Director: Imogen Putler, Monika Baran)
Tracking down the man who has influenced a generation of musicians.
World premiere
The Sound Is Innocent The Sound Is Innocent
The Sound Is Innocent and Symphony Of The Ursus Factory
Distant Planet: The Six Chapters Of Simons (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Josh Blaaberg)
A trio of time-travelling Italo Disco stars reunite on a fantastic voyage through the genre.
UK premiere
A Dog Called Money (Country: Ireland, UK; Year: 2019; Director: Seamus Murphy; Writer: Seamus Murphy; Stars: PJ Harvey)
A glimpse into the creative process of groundbreaking British musician PJ Harvey, filmed in a London recording studio and during their travels to Afghanistan, Kosovo and Washington DC.
UK premiere
Father Figure (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2019; Director: Bibi Fadlalla)
The importance of voguing for a man's identity.
International premiere
Here We Are (Country: Mexico; Year: 2019; Director: Viviana Zuñiga)
How music helps people in a community besieged by drug wars.
International premiere
Hey, Bro! (Year: 2018; Director: Aleksander Elkan)
A pair of new friends head on holiday.
UK premiere
Lisbon Beat Lisbon Beat
Lisbon Beat and Hey, Bro!
Hype Master (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Isaac Reeder)
Shaun Lewis AKA Stormin was one of the pioneers of Grime. While sharing the story of his rise to mainstream fame, his battle with cancer returns.
UK premiere
Kate Nash: Underestimate The Girl (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Amy Goldstein; Stars: Tom Biller, Linda Buratto, Kate Craig, Jeff Ellis, Emma Hughes, Jarrad Kritzstein, Kate Nash, Marie Nash, Frederik Thaae, Alicia Warrington)
Story of the musician's rise to fame.
World premiere
Lima Screams (Country: Peru; Year: 2018; Director: Dana Bonilla, Ximena Valdivia; Writer: Dana Bonilla, Ximena Valdivia)
Portrait of Lima, through an immersion into different alternative music scenes.
International premiere
Lisbon Beat (Country: Portugal; Year: 2019; Director: Rita Maia, Vasco Viana)
A journey around Lisbon’s suburbs seen through the lives of a handful of musicians.
International premiere
Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Nick Broomfield)
A story of enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. The film follows their relationship from the early days in Greece, a time of ‘free love’ and open marriage, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.
UK premiere
Once Aurora Once Aurora
Once Aurora and Kate Nash: Underestimate The Girl
Once Aurora (Country: Norway; Year: 2018; Director: Benjamin Langeland, Stian Servoss; Writer: Benjamin Langeland, Stian Servoss; Stars: Aurora Aksnes, Aurora Aksnes)
Following a pop music sensation from a small town in western Norway as she begins to ask what she wants from life.
UK premiere
The Revenge Of The Diva (Country: Sweden; Year: 2019; Director: Gustav Ahlgren, Emelie Jönsson)
Soprano Siv Wennberg - who was accused of being a diva in younger years - plots a comeback in her seventies.
UK premiere
Searching Eva (Country: Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Pia Hellenthal; Writer: Pia Hellenthal, Giorgia Malatrasi; Stars: Eva Collé)
Eva shares everything about her nomadic life online. Staging her private life on Tumblr and Instagram, she reinvents herself again and again: sex worker, model, feminist, queer writer?
UK premiere
Shirley Temple (Year: 2018; Director: Noah Applebaum, Greg Young; Writer: DP Davis, Alan Stephens)
Documentary about two 17-year-old girls.
UK premiere
The Sound Is Innocent (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2019; Director: Johana Ožvold)
The story of electronic music.
UK premiere
The Air Of The Earth In Your Lungs The Air Of The Earth In Your Lungs
The Air Of The Earth In Your Lungs and Black To Techno
Symphony Of The Ursus Factory (Country: Poland; Year: 2018; Director: Jasmina Wojcik; Writer: Jasmina Wojcik)
The largest producers of tractors in Europe , the Ursus Factory came to an end following the collapse of communism. Here the ex-workers of the Ursus Factory re-enact a day of work.
UK premiere

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