Sheffield DocFest 2020

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Breaking Barriers - The Casteless Collective (Country: India, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Maja Meiners)
Following The Casteless Collective - a protest music band from Chennai, South India - aiming to change systematic persecution through music.
Screening in June
Brigitte (Country: Italy, UK; Year: 2019; Director: Lynne Ramsay; Writer: Lynne Ramsay; Stars: Brigitte Lacombe, Marian Lacombe, Lynne Ramsay,)
Portrait of photographer Brigitte Lacombe.
Screening in June
Bring Down The Walls (Country: US, Germany; Year: 2020; Director: Phil Collins)
Explores the prison industrial complex through the lens of house music and nightlife.
Screening in June
Faith And Branko (Faith i Branko) (Country: UK, Serbia; Year: 2020; Director: Catherine Harte)
Chronicles the relationship between musicians Faith and Branko over seven years. In 2011, Faith travels from England to Serbia to learn gypsy accordion. She meets Roma violinist Branko and despite language barriers, they fall in love through music.
Screening in autumn 2020
The Go-Go's (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Alison Ellwood; Stars: Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock, Kathy Valentine, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock, Kathy Valentine, Jane Wiedlin)
As the first all-female band to play their instruments, write their songs and have a No. 1 album, The Go-Go's made history. Underpinned by candid testimonies, this film chronicles the meteoric rise to fame of a band born in the LA punk scene who became a pop phenomenon.
Screening in June
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Brigitte and The Go-Go's
Keith Haring: Street Art Boy (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Ben Anthony)
The story of the artist and activist in his own words.
Screening in June
King Rocker (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Michael Cumming; Writer: Stewart Lee; Stars: Stewart Lee, Frank Skinner, Robert Lloyd, Robin Askwith, Stewart Lee, Frank Skinner, Robert Lloyd, Robin Askwith)
Documentary goes in search of Robert Lloyd, best known for fronting cult bands The Prefects and The Nightingales, who has survived under the radar for over four decades.
Screening in autumn 2020
Medium (Country: Argentina; Year: 2020; Director: Edgardo Cozarinsky; Writer: Edgardo Cozarinsky; Stars: Margarita Fernández, Margarita Fernández)
Portrait of the pianist and artist Margarita Fernandez.
Screening in autumn 2020
Retrospective (Rétrospective) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Jérôme Bel)
The choreographer and director takes out 10 dances from his most significant shows and organises them among themselves in order to reconstruct the development of his "thinking about dance”.
Screening in autumn 2020
Schlingensief – A Voice That Shook The Silence (Schlingensief – In das Schweigen hineinschreien) (Country: Germany; Year: 2020; Director: Bettina Böhler; Writer: Bettina Böhler, Angelina Maccarone; Stars: Susanne Bredehöft, Margit Carstensen, Alfred Edel, Irm Hermann, Udo Kier, Dietrich Kuhlbrodt, Sophie Rois, Christoph Schlingensief, Helge Schneider, Bernhard Schütz, Tilda Swinton, Susanne Bredehöft, Margit Carstensen, Alfred Edel, Irm Hermann)
Documentary about the German filmmaker and performance artist.
Screening in June
Shut Up Sona (Country: India; Year: 2020; Director: Deepti Gupta)
Profile of Indian singer and leading #MeToo activist, Sona Mohapatra shot over three years.
Screening in June
Sisters With Transistors (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Lisa Rovner)
The story of electronic music's unsung heroines.
Screening in autumn 2020
Southern Journey (Revisited) (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Rob Curry, Tim Plester)
Set against the incendiary backdrop of the 2018 midterm elections, the film retraces the route of an iconic song-collecting trip from the late 1950s – Alan Lomax’s so-called “Southern Journey”.
Screening in June
Universe (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Nick Capezzera, Sam Osborn; Stars: Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Felipe Luciano, Vince Wilburn Jr., Phil Schaap, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Felipe Luciano, Vince Wilburn Jr., Phil Schaap)
When Wallace Roney recovers "The Universe Compositions," an orchestral jazz suite written in 1968 and left unrecorded by his mentor Miles Davis, he inherits the missing link in the history of jazz and must confront his own demons in order to step out of his mentor's shadow.
Screening in June
The Vasulka Effect (Country: Iceland, Czech Republic; Year: 2019; Director: Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir)
Profile of the "grandparents of video art".
Screening in June
Welcome To A Bright White Limbo (Country: Ireland; Year: 2019; Director: Cara Holmes; Writer: Cara Holmes; Stars: Oona Doherty)
Profile of dancer/choreographer Oona Doherty and her show Hope Hunt And The Ascension Into Lazarus.
Screening in autumn 2020

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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