Glasgow Film Festival 2009

A superb selection of documentaries that will make your eyes open wide in wonder.

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Three Miles North Of Molkom and The Age Of Stupid
The Age Of Stupid (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Franny Armstrong; Writer: Franny Armstrong; Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Jamila Bayyoud, Adnan Bayyoud, Alvin DuVernay, Piers Guy, Layefa Malini, Fernand Pareau, Jeh Wadia)
Docudrama about a future archivist looking back on the events that devastated Earth.
Bigger, Stronger, Faster (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Christopher Bell; Writer: Christopher Bell, Alexander Buono, Tamsin Rawa)
As entertaining as it is informative, this documentary goes beyond simply examining the truth about anabolic steroids and the athletes - professional and amateur - who use them. Focusing on his own family's personal history, Bell looks at why Americans feel the need to be the biggest, strongest, and fastest.
Bronson (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Nicolas Winding Refn; Writer: Brock Norman Brock; Stars: Tom Hardy, Matt King, Terry Stone, Amanda Burton, Jonathan Phillips, Hugh Ross, Kelly Adams, China-Black, Joe Tucker, Edward Bennett-Coles, Katy Barker), Official Site, Trailer
Examination of the life of Britain's self-titled "most dangerous criminal". Out on re-release.
Encounters At The End Of The World (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Werner Herzog; Stars: Werner Herzog), Official Site, Trailer
The infamous director Werner Herzog visits the Antarctic, determined not to make a movie about penguins.
Modern Life (Profils paysans: la vie moderne) (Country: France; Year: 2008; Director: Raymond Depardon)
Established chronicler of rural France, Depardon, returns to the Haut-Garonne area to revisit the subjects of his previous Profils Paysans films.
Encounters At The End Of The World Encounters At The End Of The World
Encounters At The End Of The World and Bronson
Religulous (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Larry Charles; Writer: Bill Maher; Stars: Bill Maher, David Rosen, Kamal Farah, David L Parsons, Shmuel Strauss, Levi Halperin, Aki Nawaz, Jimmy Turkmani, Ferre van Beveren, Fatimah Elatik, Geert Wilders, Reginald Foster, John Westcott, Francis Collins, Dean Hamer, Jeremiah Cummings, George V Coyne, Andrew Newberg, Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda, Brian Weiss, Ray Suarez, Yisroel Dovid Weiss, Kathy Maher, Julie Maher, Mark Pryor, Joe Copland, Ken Ham, Steve Burg, Ted Bachman, Bill Gardiner), Trailer
Comedian Bill Maher champions scepticism in an age of rising religious fundamentalism.
Three Miles North Of Molkom (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Robert Cannan, Corinna Villari-McFarlane), Official Site, Trailer
Spiritual fulfilment meets simple-minded satisfaction in a clash of ideologies.
Tyson (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: James Toback; Writer: James Toback; Stars: Mike Tyson), Official Site
Intimate portrait of the heavyweight boxer.

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