Glasgow Film Festival 2020

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Always In Season (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Jacqueline Olive; Writer: Don Bernier, Jacqueline Olive)
When 17-year-old Lennon Lacy is found hanging from a swing set in rural North Carolina in 2014, his mother's search for justice and reconciliation begins while the trauma of more than a century of lynching African-Americans bleeds into the present.
Because We Are Girls (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Baljit Sangra; Writer: Baljit Sangra; Stars: Jeeti Pooni, Kira Pooni, Salakshana Pooni)
A documentary set in British Columbia, Canada, about an immigrant Punjabi family who have a dark secret they can finally tell.
The Capote Tapes (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Ebs Burnough)
Profile of author Truman Capote.
Confucian Dream (Kongzi meng) (Country: China, US; Year: 2019; Director: Mijie LI)
The story of a mother looking for the right kind of alternative education that will take into account her son’s moral development.
Flint (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Anthony Baxter; Writer: Richard Phinney; Stars: Alec Baldwin)
A documentary about the pollution crisis that has poisoned the people of Flint, Michigan for over six years.
Henry Glassie: Field Work (Country: Ireland; Year: 2019; Director: Pat Collins; Stars: Henry Glassie, Pravina Shukla)
The worldwide travels and unique cultural finds of renowned American folklorist Henry Glassie are celebrated in documentary form.
Machine (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Justin Krook; Stars: Hiroshi Ishiguru, Missy Cummings)
From healthcare to transport, entertainment and the military, we are slowly moving toward an automated world. But what exactly does that mean for humanity?
Nail In The Coffin: The Fall And Rise Of Vampiro (Country: Canada, Mexico, US; Year: 2019; Director: Michael Paszt; Stars: Ian Richard Hodgkinson)
A documentary about Ian Richard Hodgkinson, better known as professional wrestler Vampiro.
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Ric Burns)
Documentary about the life of the neurologist.
One Taxi Ride (Country: Mexico, Singapore; Year: 2019; Director: CK Mak)
A documentary following a man's journey to recovery years after he was sexually assaulted in a taxi in Mexico City.
Pictures From Afghanistan (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Robbie Fraser)
Photojournalist David Pratt has spent almost forty years capturing indelible images of global conflicts. His career has taken him from Somalia and Syria to Colombia and Croatia. Now he returns to Afghanistan to document life there.
Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Rob Christopher)
A documentary that brings to life Barry Gifford’s autobiographical collection The Roy Stories, capturing a childhood in a vanished 1950s Chicago through a jazzy, impressionistic combination of beguiling archive footage, animation and spoken word.
Santiago, Italia (Country: Italy, France, Chile; Year: 2018; Director: Nanni Moretti; Writer: Nanni Moretti)
Nanni Moretti tells the story of the efforts of the Italian Embassy to save and relocate citizens targeted by the fascist Pinochet regime in Chile.
State Funeral (Country: Netherlands, Lithuania; Year: 2019; Director: Sergey Loznitsa; Writer: Sergey Loznitsa)
Documentary based on footage from March 5 - 9, 1953, when the USSR mourned and buried Joseph Stalin.
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders; Stars: Toni Morrison, Hilton Als, Oprah Winfrey, Russell Banks, Angela Davis, Robert Gottlieb, Walter Mosley, Fran Lebowitz, Peter Sellars, Farah Griffin, Paula Giddings, David Carrasco, Sonia Sanchez, Richard Danielpour, Muhammad Ali)
This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition.
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